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78 Reddit comments about Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Limited Edition):

u/EnglishGentlemen · 74 pointsr/todayilearned

The limited edition of the DVD's came with two disc's. One disc was the updated version with all the extra crap and the other disc was just the original cleaned up without the extra crap

I wouldn't hold my breath for a bluray version though, this is best we can expect to get :(

u/dxprog · 18 pointsr/gamegrumps

They released the original Star Wars on a two-disc set back in '06. If I had known they were going for this much, I wouldn't have traded mine in last year for the BDs.

EDIT: Ah, it's reasonable used.

u/Corgana · 18 pointsr/scifi

>it’s actually impossible to buy an official copy of Star Wars as it was first released.


EDIT: Yes, I'm aware the GOUT is "not as good" as a Blu-ray copy, but to say it's "impossible to find" is a total exaggeration. It's out there, it might not be in 4K, but it exists. This project is an impressive feat even without the hyperbole.

u/ElSherberto · 12 pointsr/StarWars

You can get the Laserdisc editions on DVD from Amazon. The DVDs have the 2004 remastered version, plus a "bonus" disc advertised as the original theatrical release. They're really just the Laserdisc versions put onto DVD.

  • Episode IV
  • Episode V
  • Episode VI

    It looks like not all of them are for sale directly from Amazon any more, but you should be able to find them elsewhere (including the Amazon Marketplace) if you're interested in them.
u/Naedlus · 10 pointsr/scifi

I picked up my copies in '06. The moment they mentioned a second disc, with the ORIGINAL movie on it (Not remastered. Didn't care, I loved lower quality VHS,) I knew it would be a purchase I had no choice but to make, as it would be the last opportunity for decades.

u/It-aint-worth-shit · 6 pointsr/StarWars

These are very cool as they appear unopened and include the Limited Edition comic books. However, the DVDs used are inexpensive.

Here are 41 copies of Star Wars starting at $14.95.

Here are 35 copies of The Empire Strikes Back starting at $17.46.

Here are 45 copies of Return Of The Jedi starting at $13.95.

For less than $60 anyone can obtain the theatrical versions of the OT. They are not rare.

u/NullARC · 6 pointsr/standupshots

Star Wars IV: A New Hope (Limited Edition)

Includes both the updated versions and theatrical releases.

There was also a Best Buy exclusive version.

So, while not on Blu-Ray, the theatrical versions have been released on DVD.

u/kcwatne · 6 pointsr/dvdcollection

They were limited editions when they came out. It was these editions:

A New Hope

Empire Strikes Back

Return of the Jedi

u/lead2gold · 5 pointsr/StarWars

Not 1080p (currently); but the 480p (DVD) can be still purchased:

u/A_BURLAP_THONG · 5 pointsr/circlebroke

"It's literally impossible to see the theatrical cuts on video because they've never been released" is the biggest lie that I hear every day on the internet that I'm most sick of hearing. The theatrical editions of all three films were released on disc 2 of the "Limited Edition" DVDs in 2006.

Yes, it sucks that they're long discontinued and copies are super expensive. Yes, it sucks that they haven't been restored and remastered. Yes, it sucks that Lucasfilm only thinks of the original films as "special features." But if you're willing to spend some money or do some legwork (I've found them readily available at public libraries, and maybe people have had luck at yard sales and used record shops), you can watch the original theatrical trilogy at home, yub nubs and all.

u/Link371 · 5 pointsr/StarWars

Amazon has the 2006 Special Edition DVD which includes the (almost) unaltered original cut. It's expensive because it's been out of production.

There are semi-legal releases floating around the internet, including the de-specialized version. Reference the almighty Google machine.

The cut that was shown in theaters has never been released in a completely unaltered form.

u/Mynock33 · 4 pointsr/StarWars

Sure... they cost a bit more than a regular bluray but they're not hard to find...

u/Indy201 · 3 pointsr/criterion

They were included as bonus features in the limited edition 2 disc dvds. Here's the New Hope one:

u/spamky23 · 3 pointsr/CasualConversation

I have the original theatrical versions on DVD, it comes with both the "special" (shitty) version and the original on a second disc.


u/Cheesius · 3 pointsr/startrek

> the Star Wars tape--is it of the original theatrical release?

With that box art, I'm almost certain it is. Didn't they finally relent and release the original theatrical release to DVD though?

ninja edit I just checked, and I guess you have to get it in a 2-disc set with the "enhanced" version.

u/TimberTheHutt · 3 pointsr/nostalgia

You just need to find these versions of them on DVD. They all have the original Theatrical cut of the movies along with the "improved" Lucas versions. The original cuts are just transfers of the Laserdisc versions of the movies but that's the best available at the moment.

A New Hope

Empire Strikes Back

Return of the Jedi

u/BackOfTheHearse · 3 pointsr/questionablecontent
u/_TillGrave_ · 2 pointsr/movies

It's not well known but this specific version of the movies:
Has the original versions included on the 2nd disc as a "bonus feature"
Well worth the price, especially if you can find it used somewhere.

Edit: I'd still love to see the original unmolested versions of episodes 4-6 remastered on blu-ray

u/mawnck · 2 pointsr/vinyl

Not alone - but they were included in this series. Unfortunately they're letterboxed in a 4x3 frame, which sucks eggs … but that's what was on the LaserDiscs too.

The original cuts no longer exist on (usable) film - the "improvements" were cut straight into the camera negatives, and what original prints are left are too beat-up to use for video.

One more reason to go hate-watch "Strange Magic" this weekend. (It's a George Lucas pet project, and it's getting horrendous reviews.)

u/SpaceOdysseus · 2 pointsr/whowouldwin

The (first? this version.) dvd release included the unedited versions. it's a shame it's expensive now.

u/Paratoxical · 2 pointsr/atheism

A while ago the movies were released as 2 disc special editions, one with the newest "remastering" and one with the original theatrical release on it.

Here is one of the amazon links, they run for $40+ now

u/michnuc · 2 pointsr/StarWars

This dvd version of episode IV (and the matching V and VI) contain the only released dvd versions of the original theatrical release of the trilogy (full screen releases too). Naturally, copies of these versions go quite a lot of money because of this.

u/SnapeWho · 2 pointsr/EditingAndLayout

I found these editions for $12 at the local DVD exchange store just a few months ago. The bonus disc has the theatrical editions, and while I've seen some complaints about the quality, I had no problems with it. I was really pleased to show my younger sister the original versions for her first time watching them.

u/LOVES_TO_POOP · 2 pointsr/movies

The originals still exist and you can buy them on DVD...

A New Hope

The Empire Strikes Back

Return of the Jedi

u/kerplotkin · 2 pointsr/dvdcollection

There are no licensed bluray releases of the true original films. They are available on dvd though as bonus discs of the Limited Editions. And a little loophole is that if the Limited Edition is the full screen version then the bonus disc original films will still be widescreen. There are apparently still some very minor changes to the original films like a couple random sound effects but I've never gone through and picked them out. Although I dont suppose it matters since there's apparently nothing to compare it to other than the original 35mm print. Apparently no home video was ever released of the original films as they 100% exactly appeared in the theater. So the story goes.

As for the bluray Special Editions of the original trilogy episodes 4-6 I actually prefer Empire Strikes Back in the Special Edition. Every single change I think adds to the story and is very well done. Episodes 4 and 6 special editions are basically pure garbage. Episode 4 has a reincorporated deleted scene which is interesting but very badly done although I think they did the best possible job. As a star wars fanatic I think the only thing worthwhile in the episode 4 special edition is that its now the first appearance of Boba Fett although just a cameo. Not that he ever has much more than that anyway.

And I could've swore there are actually technically two editions with added scenes. I swear I saw in the theater A New Hope that was just the THX Remastered Edition which still had one new shot of a few X-Wing Fighters approaching a planet and also put the rings around the explosions of Alderan and the Death Star. I can't find any reference to this though but I swear I saw it in Dallas at Northpark in 1995

u/SithLordMohawk · 2 pointsr/StarWars

It was made in color. I couldn't imagine Star Wars being what it is if it was made in B&W. They do sell versions of the old and new versions. Just found this on amazon Star Wars. So shouldn't be too hard to find a torrent version I'm guessing.

u/pudquick · 2 pointsr/scifi

And by watching the original, you mean (for the new consumer):
Purchase the DVD versions with the bonus discs, as the bonus discs are the closest to the original movie prints that exist on commercial DVD.

* Edit: These versions:

u/EbonTheLord · 2 pointsr/MLPLounge

If you do want to check out the films for yourself, start with A New Hope but I recommend to look for the so called "limited edition" on dvd.
Like this one here, but don't order it off of Amazon. Just get it from a local movie trading store, you can call them and ask if they have a limited editon in stock. (My local store sold Empire Strikes Back limited for $17)

It's a long story but the director, George Lucas, messed with the original theatrical versions with crappy CGI edits. It's a nitpick with some scenes, but others are ruined by the updated scenes. That's why alot of people don't recommend watching any new version of the original trilogy until the un-edited version is finally released. (Disney, get to work on it!)

u/JackEsq · 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

I'm assuming that OP means the original (non-special edition) theatrical version.

There was a box set released a few years ago which had the original version on DVD. Amazon link.

Now the problem is that the DVD transfer wasn't very good quality. If you want to go down the rabbit hole regarding the quality issue, do a google search for the "despecialized edition."

u/jojewels92 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

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9.) A movie everyone should watch at least once in their life. Because it's the best trilogy of all time.

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u/Batgirl_III · 2 pointsr/swrpg

Here’s a direct link to Episode IV, Episode VI, and Episode VII.


u/psychobilly1 · 2 pointsr/StarWars

I will warn you, [it might be a little expensive. ] ( )

Not impossible expensive, but a little higher priced.

u/bobafett18 · 2 pointsr/movies

There is actually a DVD copy of the films in their original form. The DVD comes with two discs and one is the special edition and the other is the original release. Here is the one I bought. I found it at a local used movie store and got it for $3

u/JediPaxis · 2 pointsr/StarWars

If you are looking for snack ideas, there are several Star Wars cookbooks with themed recipes and fun names that you could use:

u/MandoKnight · 2 pointsr/StarWars

The discs you're looking for are these: A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. That's the box design for the release that includes the "Original Theatrical Version" of the films. The original cut has never been released on Blu-Ray.

Unfortunately, they're lower quality than the 2004 Special Edition versions they're packaged with, and especially lower quality than the Blu-Ray releases of the 2004 Special Editions.

u/HeyXKid · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

They did, years ago, on DVD at least. They're quite expensive now.

Star Wars

Empire Strikes Back

Return of the Jedi

u/EveryGoodNameIsGone · 2 pointsr/StarWars

The 2006 2-disc individual releases have the 1993 laserdisc master dumped on the second disc. It's not great quality (and is awkward as fuck for 16:9 TVs), but it's the originals. They're also included on the 6-disc slim OT box set (don't ask me why Amazon's price is so outrageous on that one, I see it in stores for $30 all the time).

If you want better quality, download Harmy's Despecialized Editions. They're 720p HD restorations of the original versions from the Blu-Rays, the 2006 DVDs I mentioned above, and actual 35mm film scans (among other sources). PM me if you're interested and I'll tell you where you can get them.

u/Sterculius · 1 pointr/movies

They got them on DVD for pretty cheap on amazon if you go with the used option. About 20 bucks a piece or less.

But rumor has it that Disney is planning to release them on Blu-ray leading up to the debut of episode 7. That's just a rumor though.

u/katielady125 · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

My DVD sets that I bought around the time episode 3 came out have the original theatrical version included. (I watched them all when I was getting excited for episode VII) the quality was pretty bad but it was definitely the original cut.

Edit: found them on Amazon if anyone is curious.

u/stegasp · 1 pointr/StarWars

The 2006 DVD releases have the Theatrical versions and the Special Editions. Each movie is a two-disc set. They tend to be around $50-$75 per movie.

If those are out of your price range, look for the digitally remastered trilogy VHS box set.

u/AppleSmoker · 1 pointr/movies

The original theatrical version of the trilogy was released on DVD. You have to buy it alongside the god awful "special edition," but it exists.

u/melancholygeek · 1 pointr/StarWars

It's not impossible, but it's not too cheap either (speaking of DVDs, not VHS or Laser Disc). These editions have both the remastered and the original theatrical versions:

Episode IV

Episode V

Episode VI

u/zgh5002 · 1 pointr/StarWars

A New Hope

Empire Strikes Back

Return of the Jedi

They are highly sought after, and can be very pricey.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/movies

I have those! I'll be taking meticulous care of each disc 2!

Edit: Here they are!

u/PirateRobotNinjaofDe · 1 pointr/movies

> The fact you can't get an original cut of the original trilogy on anything newer than VHS just cements my not watching any of it anymore.


u/jrs1980 · 1 pointr/OTMemes

There’s also a LD transfer on DVD!

u/CameronMcCasland · 1 pointr/ThriftStoreHauls

Actually he did release the original on dvd. Second disc of the 2 disc versions that came out. (2nd dvd release). Out of print now but were widely available for a few years. This version

But if you want something to complain about, that version was the laserdisc transfer and nonanamorphic.

u/reg_pfj · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

>For the original trilogy might as well download the despecialized version, only way to not get the abominations that are sold right now.

Nah not the only way

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Limited Edition)

u/MLBinCLT · 1 pointr/StarWars

"Disc 2:
**Widescreen Feature (For Both Versions Full Screen and Widescreen) - original theatrical movie version in dolby 2.0 surround"

u/mslack · 1 pointr/movies

Trilogy for $150

IV for $80

V for $40

VI for $72

The VHSs weren't letterboxed. Source: I watched them.

u/mondaen · 1 pointr/StarWars

yeah there is. the 2006 DVD Version has the theatrical cut on the bonus disc.

u/chemlabrat · 1 pointr/todayilearned

It's not HD, but has no one known about the 2 disc limited editions that has both the original and "enhanced" versions?

u/yuri53122 · 1 pointr/StarWars

2006, they have a problem though, lots of digital noise and artifacting in them. Harmy's Despecialized Editions are the best way to watch the original trilogy, with the laserdisc being the 2nd best.

u/zutroy · 1 pointr/StarWars

I used to be obsessed with getting every version on VHS and DVD that I could. Very happy to have this set on DVD. The unaltered version was a bonus feature.

u/spitfireM21 · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

So I'm kind of lost. I own Episodes IV, V, and VI on DVD, and all three came with a second bonus disc that have the original theatrical versions on them. I don't know whether or not they're remastered, but I wouldn't complain about the quality, they're just as good looking as I'd expect from any DVD. Everyone seems to go on about how they can't be purchased except on laserdisc or VHS, but that simply isn't true. I got these at Target maybe three years ago, and they're completely legit. Turned in my old special edition trilogy to a used store and bought all three again to have both versions. Are they somehow different than the originals?

Link to the version I have

u/frankwasright · 1 pointr/IAmA

the original Theatrical versions of Ep. 4, 5 and 6 were released to DVD.

u/ge0rge_C0stanza · 1 pointr/movies

There's also an official DVD release of the originals but it's just a shitty laserdisc transfer, so while it'll probably look better than your VHS copy it'll look worse than most DVDs

u/BoothWilkesJohn · 1 pointr/movies

I'm surprised more people didn't rush out and get the two disc set that came with the original theatrical versions of the films (Amazon has Episode IV, here. It's just hanging out on DVD, waiting to be watched.

u/class-g14 · 1 pointr/MovieDetails

Should be able to find it cheaper, but that's what tolook for

u/TheCarrzilico · 1 pointr/StarWars

And they are also not sourced.

Here's all that I can do for you, buy this DVD. The second disc includes the original 1977 theatrical release of the film. Go to chapter 35, time 1:19:49. Hear the clunk of the stormtrooper hitting his head. It's there. I promise you.

I remember back in '95 when I first read a list of Star Wars Easter eggs. I immediately put my tape into my VCR and saw and heard the goof myself for the first time. This was pre-Special Editions. I can only give you my word on this, unless you want to come over and watch Star Wars this weekend.

u/Batfan66 · -2 pointsr/movies

IV for $12

V for $14

VI for $8!

> The VHSs weren't letterboxed. Source: I watched them.

If they weren't letterboxed, you are missing nearly half of the picture. You do realize that letterboxing shows you MORE picture, right?