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In search of the originals

Follow-up to my last post:

I got to thinking..

"If I like the original Star Wars releases better than the new ones.. why don't I just go grab the VHS editions from eBay?"

So that's what I'm doing. (grin) I saw a couple of 1995 releases which is just before the first re-release occurred. A few of them were only viewed a handful of times. Some are still in the shrinkwrap(!)

Should be good. My Christmas (or New Year's at this point) gift to me. (grin)

[--edit--]

Found it. Got the original widescreen THX releases from 1995, the "pre-special" original theater versions. Was fortunate enough to find all three in one eBay listing. Price after shipping: 20 bucks. I think it's a good deal, especially considering the fact I was only able to find ONE original pre-1997 widescreen trilogy set.. one would think more would be available? Guess not.

I am hoping I will get the version with the original artwork.. but I don't think I will. I'm reasonably sure that I will get the 3rd release of seven, not including the LaserDisc release.

"Seven releases?"

Yep. Seven. I said in my last post there were three. There are actually five VHS releases (unless I've missed one) and two DVD releases:

1. Original release.
2. THX Remastered release
3. THX Remastered widescreen release
4. Special Edition "Gold"
5. Special Edition "Silver" Widescreen
6. DVD (current) release
7. DVD (current) release Widescreen

I think that's all of them unless I'm mistaken. (grin)

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