Spielberg's comments about "ET" Blu-Ray - High-Def Digest Forums
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-01-2012, 11:44 PM
Krawk's Avatar
Mod, Staff, Movie Buff
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 13,749
Default Spielberg's comments about "ET" Blu-Ray

I am surprised nobody mentioned this one;
Entertainment Weekly's Dec 9, 2011 issue had an interview with the great Steven Spielberg. It pretty much determines a when, not if on the release of E.T. to Blu-ray.

For purposes of the Question and Answer, George is referring to George Lucas.

Quote:
George famously tinkers with his movies after the fact. But you've said that you regret changing E.T. for the 2002 rerelease and would never change another of your movies.

George goes by his playbook, and I go by mine. I did alter E.T., and I do regret making those alterations. When the movie comes out on Blu-ray, either we will package both versions for the same price-nobody has to pay more money for the rejiggered version-or we will just bite the bullet and come out with the 1982 version.

Quote:
Now your philosophy is to not change even the rough edges?

My philosophy now is that every single movie is a signpost of its time, and it should stand for that. We shouldn't go back and change the parting of the Red Sea in Cecil B DeMille's The Ten Commandments just because with digital tools we now can make that even more spectacular than it was.
I would suspect a similar release on Blu as was on dvd, BOTH versions in the same set but many of us couldn't care less about the 2002 version.

I am quite pleased that this is his thinking. Whether it be from criticism or a change of heart, who cares!?
I don't consider the digital tinkering of Star Trek TOS and TNG to be a bad thing, with TOS we can watch either version and with TNG they just had to due to shortsightedness when the decisions on post-production work gave us an inferior product.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-02-2012, 08:23 AM
Boston007's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 11,210
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Krawk View Post
I am surprised nobody mentioned this one;
Entertainment Weekly's Dec 9, 2011 issue had an interview with the great Steven Spielberg. It pretty much determines a when, not if on the release of E.T. to Blu-ray.

For purposes of the Question and Answer, George is referring to George Lucas.






I would suspect a similar release on Blu as was on dvd, BOTH versions in the same set but many of us couldn't care less about the 2002 version.

I am quite pleased that this is his thinking. Whether it be from criticism or a change of heart, who cares!?
I don't consider the digital tinkering of Star Trek TOS and TNG to be a bad thing, with TOS we can watch either version and with TNG they just had to due to shortsightedness when the decisions on post-production work gave us an inferior product.
IMO TNG is a different animal and the changes are/were needed for blu ray.

I greatly respect Spielberg if he includes both versions unlike George Lucas, that piece of excrement jerk.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-02-2012, 09:38 AM
Krawk's Avatar
Mod, Staff, Movie Buff
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 13,749
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Boston007 View Post
IMO TNG is a different animal and the changes are/were needed for blu ray.

I greatly respect Spielberg if he includes both versions unlike George Lucas, that piece of excrement jerk.
I think we all agree with both comments. TNG was intended to be a certain way and their shortsightedness in how they handled postproduction required they re-do it. The signpost comment stuck out too. Star Wars 1977 has had how many retinkers? It is no longer a 1977 movie.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-02-2012, 11:19 AM
Boston007's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 11,210
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Krawk View Post
I think we all agree with both comments. TNG was intended to be a certain way and their shortsightedness in how they handled postproduction required they re-do it. The signpost comment stuck out too. Star Wars 1977 has had how many retinkers? It is no longer a 1977 movie.
Exactly.
I would be ok if Lucas was including the originals but he's trying hard to completely wipe them away. He is a piece of ****.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-02-2012, 12:28 PM
Landy's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 13,897
Default

Exactly. If Lucas would just include the originals alongside the special editions, everybody would be happy. Fox could have even charged a little bit more for the set. But unfortunately George Lucas is the biggest dink on the planet, now that Bin Laden is dead.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-03-2012, 09:51 AM
Boston007's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 11,210
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Landy View Post
Exactly. If Lucas would just include the originals alongside the special editions, everybody would be happy. Fox could have even charged a little bit more for the set. But unfortunately George Lucas is the biggest dink on the planet, now that Bin Laden is dead.
Could not have said it better myself, thank you!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NYT Article "DVDs, Hollywood’s Profit Source, Are Sagging" with Blu-ray comments Kosty High Definition Smackdown 206 11-24-2008 02:06 PM
Foreign Blu-Ray's: "Monster", "Copland", "Traffic", "The Machinist", "ZZ Top Live"... Arkadin Blu-ray Software General Discussion 2 04-17-2008 07:25 PM
Warner Says Silverberg Comments "Misquoted and Misconstrued" jed High Definition Smackdown 126 11-08-2007 08:05 PM
Spielberg: "Big Supporter of Blu-ray" jed High Definition Smackdown 119 08-25-2007 09:54 AM
Toshiba General Manager: Sony's comments = "Propaganda" Joe6pack General Discussion: Both Formats 14 03-21-2007 06:05 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off