purists are finally getting their wish in September, when Lucasfilm releases the original, uncut, unaltered, un-Special Editioned, Star Wars trilogy on DVD
. The DVDs will include both digitally remastered and theatrical versions of the classic films in anamorphic wide-screen with Dolby 2.0 sound. The digitally remastered version is the trilogy as it was released on DVD in 2004, with CGI effects, extra scenes, and Greedo shooting at Han first in the cantina. The package also includes "as a bonus" the original theatrical releases as they came out in '77, '80, and '83; these are the "true" versions of the films, according to most Star Wars
purists, with special effects from the late '70s and early '80s and Han shooting first. Lucasfilm isn't planning to release a next-gen optical format of the original trilogy yet, but when the galactic civil war between HD-DVD and Blu-ray is finally over, perhaps we'll get to enjoy the original trilogy once again in even higher resolution. The original trilogy hits stores September 12, the same date that Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
comes out. As with the original theatrical runs, these DVDs will be a limited engagement; they'll be off the shelves as of December 31.
Source: The Digital Bits