Originally Posted by Chyron8472
One thing that baffles me is why George Lucas refused to ever release the original Original Star Wars Trilogy, remastered to as good as the SE's. Every other film maker who has SE versions has done this.
It's because George Lucas is an arrogant and corrupt idiot. He used to talk about how the colorization of film was wrong
because you can't alter history but now that he's in a position of power, he decided "sod that, I can alter history because I'm a God amongst men".
Originally Posted by George Lucas (1988)
These current defacements are just the beginning. Today, engineers with their computers can add color to black-and-white movies, change the soundtrack, speed up the pace, and add or subtract material to the philosophical tastes of the copyright holder. Tomorrow, more advanced technology will be able to replace actors with "fresher faces," or alter dialogue and change the movement of the actor's lips to match. It will soon be possible to create a new "original" negative with whatever changes or alterations the copyright holder of the moment desires. The copyright holders, so far, have not been completely diligent in preserving the original negatives of films they control. In order to reconstruct old negatives, many archivists have had to go to Eastern bloc countries where American films have been better preserved.
In short, he's a complete moron.
I'm not sure if the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney will allow them to re-release the original versions in HD but I suspect probably not.