September 9, 2004
George Lucas, in his infinite profit^H^H^H^H wisdom, has seen fit to release only the remade version of Star Wars on DVD. It is at best a pale shadow of its former self.
The best you can do is get the Laserdiscs, released in the early ’90s. But then you’d need a laserdisc player and, while ebay has them, it seems a bit of a waste for just three movies. If only, I thought (in vain), some enterprising soul had ripped bootleg copies of them to DVD. But even then, how would I become aware of this? How would I get copies? You’d need some sort of world-wide information network to coordinate that kind of exchange.
Luckily, though, you my friends can all rest assured that, if I were able to attain such a thing, I would be happy to make it available to those in need. Small comfort, I know.