I've determined that my favorite movies are, hands down, the original Original Star Wars Trilogy.
Other movies come and go from capturing my interest for significant lengths of time, but when it comes right down to it, five years from now (and more), the Star Wars OOT will still be at the top of my list of favorite movies.
When I say "original Original Star Wars Trilogy" I mean the Original Trilogy before the SE's. Adywan's Revisited project can also be included as a favorite, because it removes the SE's added annoyances. For the record, I refuse--REFUSE
to watch the Blurays. If anyone bought them for me, I would return them unwatched.[/EDIT]
Ever since I heard about the existence of fan edits
, I have been somewhat fixated on: the original theatrical version of the OT in HD (Harmy), the SE's as they should have been (Adywan), and a cohesive PT set that makes the story good, the characters likeable, and fits with the feel of the OT (Q2).
Thanks, Darth Marsden for telling me about Adywan. Seriously.
I was looking back at that thread I linked to, and Rather Dashing mentioned looking for a good version of the original theatrical version of the Original Trilogy. I can't believe I recommended the GOUT (Disc 2 of the 2006 OT DVDs).
For anyone who cares, a guy called Harmy did a fantastic job bringing the OT into HD by using elements from various different sources (including the Blurays) and fixing/color-correcting them. If it's in the original version of the film, Harmy included it--even the continuity errors (like R2's dome panels being black in space).
They're available via torrent from Myspleen. (fyi: You should own an official copy of the movie before obtaining a fanedit. That way it's not technically piracy because no profits are then lost by the copyright holders.)