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"Over the years, a truly countless number of fans have told us that they would love to see and own the original version that they remember experiencing in theaters," said Jim Ward, President of LucasArts and Senior Vice President of Lucasfilm Ltd. "We returned to the Lucasfilm Archives to search exhaustively for source material that could be presented on DVD. This is something that we're very excited to be able to give to fans in response to their continuing enthusiasm for Star Wars. Topping it off with a new interactive adventure makes September 12 a red-letter day for Star Wars fans."The above doesn't detail what other extras might be available, if any. Personally, I would appreciate hearing from George Lucas about his decision process of changing some of the scenes from the original to the Special Editions, and maybe some comparisons of scenes between the two. As much of a proponent as he is about education and the art of filmmaking, I think it would be a virtual film school session on how to improve on a released work using current technology that was originally unavailable. Maybe that'll be on the third release on DVD, soon to be followed by the movie-only special editions on HD-DVD and BluRay, which will be followed by the high-def version of this upcoming release, and then the monster box set of all six movies with a few extras thrown in, etc., etc. Source: Starwars.com Press Release, thanks to The Digital Bits
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