It’s Star Wars Day. Time to look for those rare Star Wars items on sale and to enjoy those John Williams soundtracks.
Yes, even fans that were disappointed by the alternations on the original trilogy can still enjoy the original music, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.
The main themes remain in most of the official original trilogy soundtracks so I’ve heard only a few complaints over the years about them. Except of course when it comes to Lapti Nek (by the Max Rebo Band) and the original Ewok celebration theme (a.k.a “Yub Nub”), both of which were featured on the original Return of the Jedi CD soundtrack release and in the 1993 Anthology.
As for the films, DVD is the end of the road for me.
Perhaps Disney will release a limited edition Blu-ray collection that includes the original footage from the original trilogy years from now. But I see no point in investing in higher resolution copies of the current remasters, for reasons that should be obvious to anyone who were not introduced to the franchise with the prequels.
I am interested in seeing JJ Abrams’ take on the sequel trilogy though, which are scheduled for release in 2015, 2017 and 2019 according to The Guardian. I like most of the films he worked on.