People just line up in droves to hand over their hard earned cash for Lucas's scraps, no matter what he serves up.......not surprising in this crazy world. I'll bet 80-90% of those people who bought it were completely unaware of the changes that were made, and probably 50-60% of the sales were just casual fans or significant others of real fans who got it as a gift for someone.....
It's results like these that empower Lucas to keep shoveling out garbage and encourages him to keep tweaking his original works to death....
One could similarly ask, what's with all the nastiness hurled at the people who said they wouldn't? Peruse the reviews and do a little tally, you'll find that most of the 1* reviews were directed at Lucas - not at other fans. Whereas most of the 5* reviews were directed squarely at the 1* reviewers. (There are exceptions of course.)
You know, I consider myself a pretty solid Star Wars fan, and while I don't LOVE the changes, I don't really let it affect me. To insinuate that the vast majority of the fanbase are torn apart by what's probably less than 3% of the entire OT is a little ill advised. The movies look awesome, and sound awesome, and there are some awesome special features. While I'd love to see the originals released, and I do respect the people who feel that they will not continue to bankroll Lucas' penchant for changes, I feel that a sizeable portion of the fanbase simply lets it roll off.
Robot Chicken, you're right. It does bring out the worst in a lot of people. It is quite sad.
Variety is reporting that Star Wars has sold more than one million units in only a week on the markiet, shattering records for the high-definition format, and further cementing Blu-ray's dominance as the home video format of choice.
Despite an average list price of $79.99, the nine disc set generated more than $84 million in worldwide sales. U.S. sales accounted for $38 million of that total, with 515,000 units sold in North America.
Star Wars Blu Ray has quickly become the number-one pre-order and number-one Blu-ray catalog title of all time. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA all you complainers are worthless, sure you raged the most but that means nothing, all these worthless one star reviews are nothing, the real fans have no need to clog up comment sections, but they outnumber you all. Lucas was right only a small minority of people are haters, so now the fans proved themeless more powerful then you trolls. Now that this bit of news it out all you trolls are going to come up with dumb excuses like this one "People just line up in droves to hand over their hard earned cash for Lucas's scraps, no matter what he serves up.......not surprising in this crazy world. I'll bet 80-90% of those people who bought it were completely unaware of the changes that were made, and probably 50-60% of the sales were just casual fans or significant others of real fans who got it as a gift for someone....." HAHAHAHAHAH yeah right troll good one, no it's the real fans buying them.
Blunt: Stop insulting people. It makes you look bad, and very troll like.
Anyway, I don't mind these changes. I am not buying it, I don't even have a blue ray. So why complain? I have the Star Wars movies. I can enjoy them. It saddens me that Star Wars does bring out the worst in many fans. Why can't we be more like Harry Potter fans, they are kind of the opposite.
Seriously, you are acting just as bad as the extremist on the other side act. I don't mind the changes, but don't rub the fact that these people aren't getting to see the theatrical releases of the movies they grew up with on Blu-ray. I certainly agree it was immature to post unhelpful 1 star reviews over and over, but they are asking for around 20 minutes to be restored back to their original forms in each movie. Sure, some of them will complain if they don't get a touch up on some things, but keep others the way it was, but don't be a jerk.
"Its too bad people buy **** products on name alone."
Indeed. My dad is big on buying certain brand names. When I was a kid he always tried to get me to wear everything Polo. I'd be like, "this shirt looks horrible." He'd respond, "No it doesn't! It's Polo so it's good!" Ugh...