I am a FBTB lurker.
I have only a handful of posts.
I was born May 25th, 1977. The first movie I remember seeing is the Hoth battle from the back of a pickup truck at a Drive-In in Oregon.
I remember seeing RotJ for my 6th birthday in 1983 in the UA theater in Redding, CA.
I have come here to post that I will [b]not[b] be buying this piece of revisionist cinema.
See, I grew up as part of the Rebel Alliance. I saw the tightening grip of the Empire, and have known, my whole life, what it stood for.
And now I see that Lucas not part of the Rebel Alliance, but he is a trader. He is now part of the Empire, which cares not for the fans and the loyalists, but only one thing, power and wealth. That is what Lucas has turned into, a Sith Lord who is bent on amassing power and wealth, his thoughts warped by fear.
For a less geeky and more rational argument against the new, new editions:
With each new revision he spits in the face of all the special effects artists, all the puppets (Henson, a true Jedi), the actors, and the artists that created a monumental piece of film. They, they built a world that a generation grew up living and believing and supporting with countless fortunes spent on Star Wars related merchandise. Every figure, every poster, every bed sheet and blanket, every model I bought that said Star Wars supported not just Lucas's vision, but the vision of the hundreds I named above. Hundreds that cry out and are suddenly silenced when Lucas revises "his" films.
Sure, he "owns" the creative license, but I can't help but feel those artists and we loyalists that grew up with it own Star Wars a bit, too. We matter.
Now, it sounds like I'm raving, but I will not buy any new Star Wars movies until they bring back the original theatrical production.