Phantom DVD Campaign Succeeds

Lucas bows to internet fans' demands

by Willow Green |
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A campaign of Star Wars fans, orchestrated by a number of internet sites, has succeeded in bringing forward Lucasfilm's plans to release The Phantom Menace on DVD. Originally scheduled for the year 2002, it now appears that the company is hard at work on the DVD and plans to bring it out next year. The announcement follows an admission by George Lucas recently during a radio interview that the DVD was being put together. A spokesperson for the film company admitted that the internet campaign was instrumental in the change in plans. 'We're listening, and George is listening," said Jeannie Cole from Lucasfilm in an interview with Wired Magazine. The petition, which was supported by The Digital Bits, DVDFile and Digital Man Interactive attracted over 30,000 signatures.

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