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Star Wars ride at Disneyland  (Source: SlashFilm)
Disneyland tweaks Star Wars ride for 3D fun

Star Wars is one of the most popular science fiction franchises ever created and goes back to the days of many geeks' youth. The newer flicks are not as cool by some standards as the original trilogy, but they are still really cool.

A while back, it was announced that the Star Wars franchise would be coming to Blu-ray for the first time in September of 2011. We didn't get an exact launch date for the flicks when they were first announced, but that official date has now surfaced. LucasFilm has announced that September 27, 2011 is the day the Blu-ray versions of all of the Star Wars films will hit stores. The flicks will sell like crazy.

SlashFilm also reports that work is underway at the Disneyland Resort that will see the Star Tours: The Adventure Continues ride get a 3D update with some new action and characters. The ride is set after the events of Revenge of the Sith and before the first of the original trilogy.

Riders will get to see characters from the original trilogy and the new films during the ride and C-3PO will be at the controls of the virtual spaceship the passengers are in on the ride. The new attraction will also take its riders to different parts of the Star Wars universe for the first time. I now know where my summer vacation will be.

One of the action sequences in the attraction will have the riders chased by Boba Fett with Admiral Ackbar communicating with the ride via hologram. Disney will not confirm or deny many of the details about where the ride will take people in the Star Wars universe.


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RE: $$$$
By Master Kenobi (blog) on 1/21/2011 5:41:29 PM , Rating: 1
Lucas already prints money, I doubt this will make anything possible that wasn't already possible.


RE: $$$$
By JasonMick (blog) on 1/21/2011 6:26:02 PM , Rating: 2
Just think Chris, your s/n's name double will soon be chilling with the ghost of new Anakin (Hayden Christiansen) on Blu-Ray, digitally edited in, ruining a perfectly momentous ending scene.

Good think Lucas has said he never plans to restore the originals or release them to Blu-Ray quality! I mean we wouldn't want to see the movies in their original unbutchered form that made them famous or anything...

(I'm not bitter at all, really.)


RE: $$$$
By Chillin1248 on 1/21/2011 8:35:57 PM , Rating: 3
And to just think that he edited the originals and [re-]released them on DVD and now Blu-Ray as the "Special Editions" :) :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_changes_in_St...

To be honest, the reason I heard that he doesn't wish to restore the originals is because he considered them 25%-30% of what he intended.
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Chillin


RE: $$$$
By bug77 on 1/22/2011 10:23:24 AM , Rating: 3
Just be thankful they're not releasing the completely politically correct version. The one where the rebels include all minorities and sue the empire back to the righteous way, mindful of their carbon footprint.


RE: $$$$
By BugblatterIII on 1/22/2011 10:27:46 PM , Rating: 1
I bought the DVD box set and spent a very enjoyable weekend watching the films again for the first time in years.

Enjoyable that is until it got to the end of RotJ and what should have been a satisfying finalé had me shouting and swearing at the screen! That crappy kid grinning like a twat and pretty much waving at the camera (my memory may have embellished sightly).

I felt as though I'd been cheated, and also that Lucas had snuck in a crafty advert for the other films. I was sorely tempted to send the DVDs back for a refund.

I won't be buying any more Star Wars movies. Lucas should be forcibly restrained from doing anything more with them; I don't think we'd let DaVinci go and paint glasses and a tache onto the Mona Lisa would we?


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