George Lucas To Release Star Wars Films On 3D

George Lucas To Release Star Wars Films On 3D

It’s been rumoured for a couple of years now, but it appears George Lucas is finally putting together a 3D package of all Star Wars films to be released on to DVD.

ComingSoon.net recently spoke with DreamWorks Animations CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg on Tuesday, who informed them that Lucas is very excited about the project, and that he now has the technical know-how to pull it off.

“He isn’t going to put a product out, I think, that isn’t anything other than first rate,” Katzenberg said.

One wonders if this will mean the deletion of the existing Star Wars DVD back-catalogue. Lucas likes to move in mysterious ways, after all.

Will you be buying the 3D version? Is it a good idea? Or is it yet another example of Lucas milking the coffers of a still-loyal but increasingly frustrated fanbase?





24 Responses to George Lucas To Release Star Wars Films On 3D

  1. I know I am going to get flamed for this, but I am really sick of star wars. I think episode 1, 2, and 3 are complete and total rubbish. Star wars has become a milking cow for Lucas and nothing more. The quality of the latest movies, the endless number of videogames coming out every year, the toys and so on. I do however like the idea of 3D and I would rent one and watch it (probably not even completely) just for kicks. But that is all.

    • Well if you're going to get flamed, let's get flamed together. I totally agree with you. The original three movies are totally fantastic but the three prequels are total crap. George Lucas is totally milking Star Wars and sucking them dry and I wish he would recognise the Star Wars trilogy as the classics they are and leave them alone and move on to something else.

    • i'm not as spiteful as you guys. i agree with everything except the gaming comment.

      i think the force unleashed games are better than the prequels.

  2. I know I am going to get flamed for this, but I am really sick of star wars. I think episode 1, 2, and 3 are complete and total rubbish. Star wars has become a milking cow for Lucas and nothing more. The quality of the latest movies, the endless number of videogames coming out every year, the toys and so on. I do however like the idea of 3D and I would rent one and watch it (probably not even completely) just for kicks. But that is all.

    • Well if you’re going to get flamed, let’s get flamed together. I totally agree with you. The original three movies are totally fantastic but the three prequels are total crap. George Lucas is totally milking Star Wars and sucking them dry and I wish he would recognise the Star Wars trilogy as the classics they are and leave them alone and move on to something else.

      • Amen, brothers! I think the reason Episodes I,II, and III are almost total crap, is because George Lucas can create great stories and imagine those fantastic worlds, BUT (a reeeeeaaally humongous BUT) he's THE WORST DIALOG WRITER EVER in human history!!!!!!! did you hear that George?
        OK. To be honest, Episode III didn't suck that much… I got to see Anakin fall to the Dark Side and some nice light saber duels…
        >:D

  3. I disagree entirely – While true, Star Wars I was, ahem, hopeless? Star Wars 3 tied together everything for me in a very satisfied fashion.

    Data points, Barbara

    • I am disappointed that we never got to see Darth Vader in all his glory. In 3, he comes into being, then in episode 4, he is past his physical prime and is slow and feeble. I wanted to see him kick some serious butt.

  4. I disagree entirely – While true, Star Wars I was, ahem, hopeless? Star Wars 3 tied together everything for me in a very satisfied fashion.

    Data points, Barbara

    • I am disappointed that we never got to see Darth Vader in all his glory. In 3, he comes into being, then in episode 4, he is past his physical prime and is slow and feeble. I wanted to see him kick some serious butt.

  5. Fuck 3d, how about some high definition? I know its available, as cable tv have been playing all the star wars at 1080i, the only way you can get them in HD for home viewing is to pirate these hd tv rips, which are pretty good quality by the way. Still a blu-ray box set would be nice.

  6. Fuck 3d, how about some high definition? I know its available, as cable tv have been playing all the star wars at 1080i, the only way you can get them in HD for home viewing is to pirate these hd tv rips, which are pretty good quality by the way. Still a blu-ray box set would be nice.

  7. Sorry Binary Assassin and Mark O'Neill, but you are in a very small minority (just look at the box office totals as proof). I grew up with the original trilogy, have been a huge fan all my life, and I thoroughly enjoyed the new movies. The secret is to not look at them with jaded, adult eyes, but revel in the adventure and fun like you did with the originals. It isn't that the original trilogy is REALLY such classic cinema…it's escapist fare that Lucas created for kids…and the kid in all of us. To say they were these incredible works of art really doesn't do justice to the reason Lucas made them….and it also shows that you remember them through the eyes of a child, to whom they WERE works of art. Now you're watching the new ones through the eyes of an adult and wanting them to measure up to that idealistic vision you have of the originals.

  8. Sorry Binary Assassin and Mark O’Neill, but you are in a very small minority (just look at the box office totals as proof). I grew up with the original trilogy, have been a huge fan all my life, and I thoroughly enjoyed the new movies. The secret is to not look at them with jaded, adult eyes, but revel in the adventure and fun like you did with the originals. It isn’t that the original trilogy is REALLY such classic cinema…it’s escapist fare that Lucas created for kids…and the kid in all of us. To say they were these incredible works of art really doesn’t do justice to the reason Lucas made them….and it also shows that you remember them through the eyes of a child, to whom they WERE works of art. Now you’re watching the new ones through the eyes of an adult and wanting them to measure up to that idealistic vision you have of the originals.

  9. Oh, and as a final thought…if Lucas is "milking it", then us milk-drinkers are very grateful. Fans don't HAVE to buy all this stuff…we choose to, because we love it. George, if you're reading this, please don't stop "milking" Star Wars. Those of us who are true fans love every drop.

  10. Oh, and as a final thought…if Lucas is “milking it”, then us milk-drinkers are very grateful. Fans don’t HAVE to buy all this stuff…we choose to, because we love it. George, if you’re reading this, please don’t stop “milking” Star Wars. Those of us who are true fans love every drop.

  11. have been in september at IBC2008 here in Amsterdam, the last two days as usual in the 3d cinema there were presented some stuff in a totally new 3d system.
    we had a live streaming in HD in 3d from los angeles.. the firt worldwide 3d hd streming…
    and apart from viewing Journey in the center of the world 3d (the new movie with brendan fraser..) among the other videos and trailer for upcoming film in 3d…
    we saw the first 3/4 minutes of star wars episode 4 version in 3d hd….. its was absolutely great! hope they proceed with the project.. want to see them all in 3d!!!! :D

  12. have been in september at IBC2008 here in Amsterdam, the last two days as usual in the 3d cinema there were presented some stuff in a totally new 3d system.

    we had a live streaming in HD in 3d from los angeles.. the firt worldwide 3d hd streming…

    and apart from viewing Journey in the center of the world 3d (the new movie with brendan fraser..) among the other videos and trailer for upcoming film in 3d…

    we saw the first 3/4 minutes of star wars episode 4 version in 3d hd….. its was absolutely great! hope they proceed with the project.. want to see them all in 3d!!!! :D

  13. i’m not as spiteful as you guys. i agree with everything except the gaming comment.

    i think the force unleashed games are better than the prequels.

  14. I love Star Wars and I cant wait for The Old Republic game to come out. I agree with the first 2 comments that Lucas is like a stalker and waits for any possible law suits or other rediculous ideas in order for him to make money from the Star Wars franchise. Yes the box office would indicate that all the films were successful, but when you look at the animated Star Wars film realeased last year, it was a major dissapointment due to its acual story. As much of a fan would hate to say this, my personal opinion is that the latest 2 cinematics from the new TOR game beat nearly all 6 of the Star Wars films put together. The sheer intensity of the fights and the style in which they are portrayed make a viewer feel compeled to watch. If Lucas wants to sap more money out of the Star Wars saga, he should realise that a film in the same style of the two cinimatics would be one hell of a film. Plus there would be no limits to the fight scene's like what happened in Episode 3 with the worst fight in Star Wars history between Obi-One and General Greivous. I would have compeled to have sat there for those 10 minutes staring at a jawa trying to win a hurdles event.

    Good day

  15. I love Star Wars and I cant wait for The Old Republic game to come out. I agree with the first 2 comments that Lucas is like a stalker and waits for any possible law suits or other rediculous ideas in order for him to make money from the Star Wars franchise. Yes the box office would indicate that all the films were successful, but when you look at the animated Star Wars film realeased last year, it was a major dissapointment due to its acual story. As much of a fan would hate to say this, my personal opinion is that the latest 2 cinematics from the new TOR game beat nearly all 6 of the Star Wars films put together. The sheer intensity of the fights and the style in which they are portrayed make a viewer feel compeled to watch. If Lucas wants to sap more money out of the Star Wars saga, he should realise that a film in the same style of the two cinimatics would be one hell of a film. Plus there would be no limits to the fight scene’s like what happened in Episode 3 with the worst fight in Star Wars history between Obi-One and General Greivous. I would have compeled to have sat there for those 10 minutes staring at a jawa trying to win a hurdles event.

    Good day

  16. The milking option sounds right to me. Yeah. I've purchased Star Wars in VHS, LaserDisc, Pay per View HD and DVD… and now I'm gonna buy it in BlueRay. 3D DVD you say? No way in hell. Star Wars wasn't shoot in 3D to begin with, and results of transforming movies originally shot in 2D into 3D are just… well, not very good. Perhaps if he makes another 3 new movies we could talk about it. Not for now and not for me.
    I hope he doesn't sue me for royalties because of my nickname XD XD

  17. The milking option sounds right to me. Yeah. I've purchased Star Wars in VHS, LaserDisc, Pay per View HD and DVD… and now I'm gonna buy it in BlueRay. 3D DVD you say? No way in hell. Star Wars wasn't shoot in 3D to begin with, and results of transforming movies originally shot in 2D into 3D are just… well, not very good. Perhaps if he makes another 3 new movies we could talk about it. Not for now and not for me.
    I hope he doesn't sue me for royalties because of my nickname XD XD