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Star Wars 3D – Lucas feels the Avatar effect

Posted by LiveFor on January 19, 2010

George Lucas loves to tinker with his Star Wars films. There have been special editions, scenes changed to alter the whole feel of them (Greedo and Han I’m talking to you), sequels, spin-offs, TV shows, cartoons and for a long time Lucas was talking about rejigging them into 3D.

Then at the end of last year little Jimmy Cameron went and released Avatar (check out my review) – okay story but amazing special effects and for the first time we got to see just how 3D technology could really enhance a film.

This Monday, Avatar’s domestic gross hit $500 million after only 32 days in release. This smacked down the previous record of 45 days set by The Dark Knight. Avatar also earned $166 million worldwide for a total of $1.62 billion in ticket sales. It only has to make another $200 million to beat Titanic’s record of $1.84 billion.

Whether you loved or hated the film it has definitely been a monster success. James Cameron will have directed the two highest grossing films of all time. I think he will have no problem making whatever film he wants to make next.

I digress though. Turns out Georgy boy has been inspired by it.

“I liked it. I make movies like that, [so], I can appreciate what [James Cameron] went through to do it,” said Lucas at Sunday’s HBO Golden Globes party. “We’ve been looking for years and years and years of trying to take ‘Star Wars’ and put it in 3-D, but, [the] technology hasn’t been there. We’ve been struggling with it, but I think this will be a new impetus to make that happen.”

Chewie checked out the new 3D version of Princess Leia

There you have it, another re-release of the Star Wars we know and once loved above all others. Another box set to eventually buy.

Yet will 3D enhance what we have watched on numerous occasions? The space battles and flight through the Death Star at the end of Jedi should be amazing. No doubt the prequel trilogy will look the best or at the very least be easier to 3D-ify due them being shot digitally.

Then of course if Lucas is looking at going over all his films again will be decide to change things again? Could we see characters from the prequels being digitally placed in the original three? Could Jar Jar Binks be erased from existence and replaced by H R Pufnstuff?

Whatever we think it is going to happen and it is going to make even more money for Lucasfilm.

Personally I just want the original cuts of the original films to be cleaned up and released on Blu-Ray. That’s all I want. Is that too much to ask?

What are your thoughts on the matter? Should Star Wars go 3D? What scenes do you feel would look even better in 3D? If Lucas was to mess around with the films what changes would you like to see made? How could he mess them up even more? If you could sit down and have a pint with Lucas what would you say to him?

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Chewbacca did what to Princess Leia?

Posted by LiveFor on January 18, 2010

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Star Wars – On LEGO Hoth it is always cold

Posted by LiveFor on December 17, 2009

These excellent photos of LEGO figures in icy conditions are by Avanaut. I love them.

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How to sound like a Wookie

Posted by LiveFor on November 3, 2009

Entertaining and informative!

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Young Chewbacca

Posted by LiveFor on October 6, 2009


Cool picture by Bobby Chiu.

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When Harry Met Star Wars

Posted by LiveFor on July 10, 2009


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Looks like the Wookie lost

Posted by LiveFor on March 13, 2009

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HOMEDiscuss in the Forum

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Chewbacca is a Wookie. He’s trapped in this guys cupboard

Posted by LiveFor on February 19, 2009

Discuss in the Forum

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