Disney To Re-Release Theatrical Cuts Of The Original Star Wars Trilogy

The 25th annual Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando kicked off this evening with a bang! During the question and answer session, film director/producer John Landis (An American Werewolf in London), revealed to the audience some unexpected and major news regarding Star Wars of all things.

Empire is reporting: "At a Q&A tonight John Landis dropped that Disney are finally going to re-release the theatrical cuts of the original Star Wars trilogy." Landis then added, the information was provided to him by his oldpal George Lucas.

Check out the tweets below.

As ComicBook.com first reported last year, the Mouse House has plans to release A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of Jedi in their complete, unaltered, original form on Blu-ray. Though, I assume Landis is implying that Disney also plans to put those uncut versions, without the redone special edition SFX, back in theaters.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives in theaters December 18, 2015

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    • Kevin
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    I'm of two minds on this. On one hand yes, it will be great to see the originals as they were. On the other... I don't know how well they will hold up.

  1. I think the 500 angry geeks on the internet will be happy about this, the rest of us don't will give a @#$%

  2. Hey, look haters, Disney's doing alright

  3. They were released a few years ago as extras on a DVD with limited effort to clean them up.  I watched Star Wars and it seemed fine but I saw it something like seventeed times the summer it was released and know it pretty well.

  4. They did already. On DVD in 2004.

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