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Disney Halts 3D Star Wars Re-Releases
Clones & Sith postponed...

28 January 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Star

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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith, Anakin Skywalker

Anakin Skywalker can go on scowling, pouting and whining just as much as he likes; it won’t get him anywhere. And certainly not back on cinema screens, because Disney and Lucasfilm have decided to postpone releasing the rest of the prequel trilogy, so there will be no Attack Of The Clones and Revenge Of The Sith in 3D for now.

If you’re thinking this might have something to do with the companies preparing to make Episode VII (you might have heard something recently about JJ Abrams scoring the job of directing it), then you win a wookiee cookie. While The Phantom Menace escaped back into the world last year,  Clones and Sith are now sitting in re-release limbo.

"Given the recent development that we are moving forward with a new Star Wars trilogy, we will now focus 100 per cent of our efforts on Star Wars: Episode VII in order to ensure the best possible experience for our fans," the company says in a press release on the franchise's official site. "We will post further information about our 3D release plans at a later date."

Don’t get too downhearted if you were looking forward to seeing the two other prequel films on the big screen again: we’re sure they will show up at some point, either leading up to the release of Episode VII or once the hoopla around it is at a level enough to pounce and offer up more tales from that galaxy far, far away.

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no rush
i'm in no rush for Episodes II and III in 3D. More

Posted by rudyalapag at 02:09 on 30 January 2013 | Report This Post

No Suprise
the bottom has dropped out of the 3d reissue trend- see the low gross for 'monsters inc 3d' in the US. disney did the math and felt it was not worth it. if on the other hand there was a 3d convert of the OT..... More

Posted by spark1 at 13:21 on 29 January 2013 | Report This Post

Simply delayed until late 2014/early 2015
Simply delayed until late 2014/early 2015 To help build hype for Episode VII's release. Disney love 3D re-releases, so this will obviously be released, it was just too soon brand-wise releasing it this year. More

Posted by zasin at 12:56 on 29 January 2013 | Report This Post

Re: Good !
As if! There's no way on Earth that Disney of all people would miss out on the 3D premium. Episode 7 will be 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D. If I were a betting man I'd say that Episodes 4, 5 and 6 will get a conversion at some point as well. If I were also insane (debatable) I'd say we'll get all six previous episodes in 3D leading up to Episode 7. Disney did that with Toy Story 1 & 2 and they made enough cash to kill a bull elephant, so expect similar products now that Disney have the power. More

Posted by Nicky C at 12:39 on 29 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: I did wonder...
Whilst this is good news it does mean Mark Kermode will never shut up about it. More

Posted by UTB at 10:39 on 29 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: I did wonder...
Thank Fuck for that! ghting03.gif] More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 10:27 on 29 January 2013 | Report This Post

I did wonder...
...what would happen to these two films (regarding 3D cinema releases) when the buy-out was announced. Gutted i must say! Was really looking forward to these! More

Posted by TCaredda at 09:04 on 29 January 2013 | Report This Post

The postponement of episodes II & III come as no surprise look for a release date for both these early 2015. After all they will be the cheapest adverts for episode VII and will even recoup publicity costs for Disney's campaign. You've got to hand it to them. They are savvy! More

Posted by kittybinks at 08:49 on 29 January 2013 | Report This Post

Good !
Now, here's hoping episode 7 avoids Gloomochundervision too. More

Posted by Ulmaceae at 08:38 on 29 January 2013 | Report This Post

This is so sad! I was really looking forward to seeing these in the Cinema again! More

Posted by NeoBrowser at 08:14 on 29 January 2013 | Report This Post

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