Star Wars Episode IV Plus Partial V and VI Cover Artwork

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by unclejr, Jun 18, 2004.

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    unclejr Guest

    We have all seen what the box for the original Star Wars Trilogy is
    going to look like. Here is a pic of supposedly what Ep IV's artwork
    (most of it, anyway) with partial artwork for V and VI:


    The Ep V artwork looks similar to that from the cheapo Taiwanese
    bootlegs to me, but as usual, YMMV.

    unclejr, Jun 18, 2004
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    Mike Kohary Guest

    If that's a true picture, it's pretty sad IMO, seeing as how Luke doesn't
    even fight with a light saber in Star Wars.

    What would be wrong with using some of the quite fantastic original

    Mike Kohary, Jun 18, 2004
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  3. That's like asking what was wrong with the films to begin with that
    Lucas had to screw around with them.

    Demolition Man
    Brian The Demolition Man Little, Jun 18, 2004
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    Mike Kohary Guest

    An excellent point.

    Mike Kohary, Jun 18, 2004
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    unclejr Guest

    I agree that it looks sad, but Luke DID wield his father's light saber
    when Obi-wan trained him with the "floating thingy" that tried to
    periodically zap him when they were on the Millenium Falcon.
    Nothing, other than they would look dated (by George Lucas'
    standards). <shrug> I guess that he wants the viewer to think that
    the original trilogy comes AFTER the prequels in time.

    unclejr, Jun 18, 2004
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    Mike Kohary Guest

    I know. It's just that the cover implies something that's completely
    misleading and smacks of hype. Of course, that's par for the course with
    Lucas these days.
    He has actually stated that before, that he thinks of the films as a
    straight 1-6 experience. That's retarded, of course, because both Star Wars
    and Empire (and to a lesser degree ROTJ) are structured in such a way as to
    withhold information that will serve as revelations later (namely, that
    Darth Vader is Luke's father). If you were to watch all 6 movies starting
    with Phantom Menace, this "revelation" doesn't exist and Empire's structure
    looks silly.

    No matter what Lucas says, Star Wars is always going to be the first movie,
    if not because it was the first released, then because the dramatic
    structure of the movies dictate it. Movies 1-3 are meant to be watched
    after the OT.

    Mike Kohary, Jun 18, 2004
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    Dale Hicks Guest

    If then.
    Dale Hicks, Jun 18, 2004
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    Mike Kohary Guest


    Mike Kohary, Jun 18, 2004
  9. ....What, that RotJ should have a big closeup of hands?

    Besides, either it's a mockup (it can't be real, it's a foreign site!),
    or they're just recycling the covers for the Fox export VCD trilogy
    releases from four years ago--
    (Just threw mine out, so can't remember: Did the Emperor really appear
    on the ESB cover, when we weren't supposed to know what he looked like yet?)

    Derek Janssen
    Derek Janssen, Jun 18, 2004
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    unclejr Guest

    Apparently, according to thedigitalbits, Ep IV's artwork IS authentic:


    However, there seems to be some subtle and some obvious differences in
    the artwork for Eps V and VI:


    The subtle: look at the covers for Ep V -- Yoda and The Emporer have
    inexplicably exchanged positions.

    The obvious: the entire cover artwork for Ep VI.

    unclejr, Jun 19, 2004
  11. And that he wants to suggest a unified storyline by making the "old"
    artwork thematically similar to the first two/three, assuming all six
    are going to be on the same shelf.

    Derek Janssen (yeah, I know, but George thinks it's "Episode IV"...)
    Derek Janssen, Jun 19, 2004
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    Dale Hicks Guest

    That is subtle -- I don't even see the Emperor on the cover of TESB.
    Dale Hicks, Jun 19, 2004
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    unclejr Guest

    unclejr, Jun 19, 2004
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    unclejr Guest

    <sarcasm>Oh, yeah... That bonus disc cover artwork is clearly shown
    in the link that you provide!</sarcasm>

    Interestingly, this is a THIRD (albeit obscured) cover for Ep V!
    Lando's head is still there, but now BOTH Yoda and/or The Emporer is
    missing altogether!

    unclejr, Jun 19, 2004
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    zoltan47 Guest

    But this is old news. I have a boxed set (VHS) of the trilogy in
    widescreen 1992. The cover art work of Ep IV has Luke w/light saber. I
    can't find my older copy of the movie so I can't recall what was the
    original art work for the initial home video release. (I had it in
    BETA, and though the player is kaput, I still have some of the tapes
    lying around in boxes.)
    zoltan47, Jun 19, 2004
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    Eric R. Guest

    Considering how much Lucas has screwed with them, that may no longer
    be true. ;-)
    The same thing that's wrong with using the quite fantastic original
    versions of the films, apparently.

    Eric R., Jun 21, 2004
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    Mike Kohary Guest

    Oh god, don't even suggest that! ;)
    I guess so...

    Mike Kohary, Jun 23, 2004
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