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Ever since George Lucas sold the Star Wars franchise to Disney, fans have been hoping that we might see the original, unaltered trilogy re-released in some form. As you surely know, over the years, Lucas continued to tinker with the movies, often upsetting many with the changes he made. Some of those alterations were minor (Ewoks suddenly being able to blink), while others were major enough to cause serious backlash (Han shooting first) or ridicule (Darth Vader’s “Noooo!” as he dispatches of The Emperor).
Well, according to a new report, we could see the original Star Wars movies in their unaltered form released at some point in 2017 to celebrate the franchise’s 40th anniversary. These will be the original edits of the 1977, 1980, and 1983 cuts of the first Star Wars trilogy, meaning that fans can finally watch A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi as »
- Josh Wilding
In a year of highs and lows, IMAX China suffered a drop in profits, but booked a record number of orders for new screens.
The company, which is controlled by IMAX Corp. but has a separate Hong Kong Share listing, reported adjusted profits of $37.6 million. That was down 13% compared with 2015. Group revenues were up by 7% at $119 million, despite a 7% depreciation of the Chinese currency, compared with the U.S. dollar.
In a statement the company pointed to decreased box office and to an increase in the number of revenue sharing theaters it opened. These come with greater long term revenue than sites which are sold or leased, but higher initial costs.
At the end of 2016, IMAX China operated 407 commercial screens in the Greater China region, compared with 290 at the end of 2015.
Box office revenue at IMAX theaters slipped from $312 million in 2015 to $295 million in 2016. Per screen box office dropped from $1.34 million to $932,000. (In comparison, »
- Patrick Frater
Disney and Lucasfilm's galaxy far, far away is more popular than ever, thanks to two massive box office hits in as many years, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. There is even a growing number of novels and comic books that fill in certain parts of the Star Wars canon, with seemingly no end to this franchise in sight, which certainly isn't an issue with most die-hard fans. With any franchise as popular as Star Wars, there are always those who try to parody these characters, and while many aren't successful, there are some that could be big hits, such as a new video that surfaced this week which gives R2-D2 a human voice.
This video debuted on the Auralnauts YouTube channel, which features a number of iconic scenes from the first Star Wars movie, but instead of Artoo's traditional beeps and whistles, »
IMAX reported strong fourth-quarter and full-year earnings Thursday, despite the fact that 2016’s movie landscape did not yield as many giant screen-friendly global blockbusters as the year before, when “Jurassic World,” “Furious 7” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” took the globe by storm. The company is expecting 2017 to tell a very different story. “On paper, it looks like there should be a blockbuster title in every month of the year,” Greg Foster, the CEO of IMAX Entertainment, said on the earnings call. “If 2016 was about doubles, 2017 will be about home runs.” Foster added that about half of »
- Matt Pressberg
It's another day that ends in "Y' which means another rumor has come along suggesting that the unaltered versions of the original Star Wars trilogy could release on modern day formats. This time, however, there's some reason to get your hopes up. Come inside to check out the latest report!
Over the last few years, the number of rumors about the unaltered versions of the original three Star Wars films coming to blu-ray (and other formats) have popped up with regularity. We didn't report on them on the site and I spent much of my time online debunking those rumors. So what's changed?
The evidence has been mounting, and it's become a "where there's smoke, there's fire" situation. More importantly, a site and person that I trust has come out saying he's heard it's finally happening. Earlier this morning, Jason from MakingStarWars posted his report:
Over the last month the »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Marvel’s Monsters Unleashed continues this coming Wednesday with the release of the fourth issue of the event series, and you can take a look at a preview here…
The Biggest Event In Marvel History Continues! It’s an all-out monster brawl on the streets of Manhattan as Leviathons, Goliathons and Marvel Heroes clash! Kid Kaiju’s powers are put to the test, as Elsa Bloodstone and Moon Girl back him up…little does anyone know that their true enemy is on her way — and is more than ready for a fight! Brought to life by the sensational Salvador Larroca (Star Wars, Darth Vader), this action-packed chapter is sure to make your pulse beat faster.
Monsters Unleashed #4 is out on March 1st, priced $4.99.
Via Cbr »
- Amie Cranswick
Author: Jon Lyus
This evening the capital held the UK Premiere of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the studio’s latest live-action adaptation of one of their most beloved animations. The premiere event was held at Spencer House, St James’ Place in London before moving on to Leicester Square where the cast and crew met the bevy of fans.
The film stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Stanley Tucci, Josh Gad, Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen, Nathan Mack, Audra Mcdonald. They were all in attendance as was director Bill Condon and composer Alan Menken.
Scott Davis and Colin Hart were on the red carpet this evening to get some time with the filmmakers and cast. We couldn’t let Josh Gad past without asking him about his recent interrogation on video of Daisy Ridley about the »
- Jon Lyus
If you’re a Star Wars fan and you enjoy hanging cool art on your walls and you’ll be in the vicinity of Austin, Texas during SXSW, you’re in luck. Mondo is putting together a new gallery show to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, with artist Mike Mitchell contributing a number of his signature […]
- Jacob Hall
Blockbusters like Disney’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” helped IMAX to a big fourth quarter, as the company reported earnings that topped expectations. After markets closed Thursday, the ultra-large screen manufacturer reported revenue of $106.9 million and earnings of 22 cents a share. That fell short of the company’s fourth quarter last year, when mega-hits like “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” powered IMAX to $119.3 million in revenue and earnings of 39 cents a share. IMAX did, however, top analyst expectations, which were $99.6 million in revenue and earnings of 21 cents a share on average. “2016 was an impressive year for IMAX. »
- Matt Pressberg
2016 saw the unexpected and untimely deaths of a slew of beloved icons and screen legends, which means viewers can expect one monumental In Memoriam segment at the 88th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday.
It was announced on Thursday that Sara Bareilles will be performing during the emotional tribute. "Sara’s unique artistry will honor those we’ve lost in our community including familiar faces and those behind the scenes who have enriched the art of moviemaking," producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd said in a statement.
The tribute will no doubt have everyone in tears, especially when you consider just how many icons have passed away since last year's awards show.
Photos: Stars We've Lost In Recent Years
Looking back over the past year, here are just a few of the late stars who will likely be honored at this year's Oscars ceremony.
Comedian and actor Garry Shandling, who died on »
I’m obviously talking about the still untitled young Han Solo movie, and above you can see a picture from the first day on set. Han Solo: A Star Wars Story? Yeah, I hope it’s more than that. In the picture you can see Woody Harrelson (who will play a sort of mentor to Han), co-director […]
Read This Week Cameras Started Rolling on a New Star Wars Story on Filmonic.
Imax Corp. on Thursday posted a fall in fourth-quarter revenue and earnings as box office for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in December was a tough comparison with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the year-earlier Christmas 2015 period.
Gross box office from digitally remastered movies playing on Imax screens came to $246.5 million, down from a year-earlier $288.4 million, with the average global per-screen box-office average in the fourth quarter coming to $233,300, against $318,600 in the same period of 2015.
The movie per-screen averages rose in Japan and India, but fell in China, where Imax had $33.7 »
- Etan Vlessing
This year not only brings Star Wars fans a new theatrical adventure in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but also a number of new books and, of course, another Force Friday event happening this fall, but that's not all. This year also marks the 40th Anniversary of the original Star Wars, with the anniversary celebration kicking off at Star Wars Celebration, which runs from April 13 through April 16 in Orlando, Florida. If a new rumor is believed to be true, LucasFilm may be making a big announcement about the 40th anniversary soon, with plans apparently under way to release a new Blu-ray set with the theatrical versions of the original trilogy films.
Die-hard Star Wars fans have been begging for this to happen for years, and if this report from Making Star Wars is true, this Blu-ray set of the un-altered trilogy, which has never been made available before in high definition, »
As almost everyone in the world knows, iconic Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher passed away during the holiday season this past December. Fans immediately began speculating what this meant for the upcoming movies. It was widely reported that Fisher had completed her scenes for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Bu those scenes are so closely tied to Star Wars 9, that some modifications may need to be made. Now comes word that reshoots on Episode 8 are happening this March. New fan speculation indicates that these new scenes could include a tribute to Carrie Fisher.
Shortly after Fisher's death, it was revealed that General Leia has two key scenes in the next two Star Wars movies, though it isn't known where these scenes were supposed to fall, or what was already shot. The first major moment has force sensitive twins Luke and Leia reuniting. The second scene has Leia confronting her son Ben, »
“Star Wars” actor Oscar Isaac will star this summer in a new Off Broadway production of William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy “Hamlet,” The Public Theater announced Thursday. Tony Award winner Sam Gold will direct the revival, which will begin previews on June 20 before an official opening on July 13. The production is expected to run through Sept. 3. The new production will also feature Roberta Colindrez (Rosencrantz), Peter Friedman (Polonius), Keegan-Michael Key (Horatio), Gayle Rankin (Ophelia, Second Gravedigger), Matthew Saldívar (Guildenstern) and Anatol Yusef (Laertes). Also Read: 'Kid Victory' Theater Review: Life Is Not a Cabaret in John Kander's New Musical Complete casting. »
- Thom Geier
In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Star Wars Celebration will celebrate the saga’s 40th anniversary with a new panel. On that new Star Wars: Episode 9 rumor… New Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo pays tribute to Peter Mayhew. Samuel L. Jackson is happy to return as Mace Windu, should it be necessary. Does Grand Admiral Thrawn have a […]
- Jacob Hall
As our series heads towards its conclusion, Catherine Shoard makes the case for Denis Villeneuve’s staggering alien invasion film
Science-fiction is not a genre you could accuse of parading itself as Oscar bait. Few movies that flirt with the extraterrestrial have scored best picture nominations: Et, the first Star Wars – then, more recently, since the number of possible nominees was increased, District 9, Avatar, Inception, Her, Gravity and The Martian have sneaked in.
None won – though Gravity came close. Arrival is a film that echoes Alfonso Cuarón’s in some respects: the great beyond, the intense focus on its female lead, the loss of a child. But Denis Villeneuve’s drama is not a head-trip like that splashy immersion.
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- Catherine Shoard
Every now and then there’s a new rumor that the original, unaltered, non-Special Edition cuts of the Star Wars trilogy are on the verge of being re-released to the public. Sometimes the rumor says the original trilogy will be re-released in theaters, other times they say the movies will be available in high-definition on Blu-ray […]
The post Original Cuts of ‘Star Wars’ May Finally, Possibly Be Re-Released for the 40th Anniversary appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
It has been the white whale of longtime Star Wars fans for years now, but they might finally be getting their wish later this year. Making Star Wars is reporting a rumour that the original Star Wars trilogy – the original trilogy that is unaltered from George Lucas’ changes – could be getting a release on Blu-ray and various formats timed with the franchise’s 40th anniversary.
They do stress that this still is a rumour, but also add they’ve been hearing more rumblings about this in the last month, giving some more credence to the possibility of the originals’ release. It should also be noted Making Star Wars generally has a good track record with its rumours. With Star Wars Celebration coming up soon, its very likely Disney and Lucasfilm will make a formal announcement during one of their panels, should this rumour pan out.
Over the years many fans »
- Ricky Church
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