I've got some potential exciting news for all of you Star Wars purist fans out there! According to ComicBook.com, Disney and Lucasfilm are looking to re-release the original, unaltered versions of George Lucas' Star Wars trilogy. That would mean that everything would be the way it was when the movies were first released. That includes Han shooting first.
The site says that they've confirmed this news with two independent reliable sources that plans are underway. This is exactly what the site reports:
"Disney has plans to release the original cut of the Star Wars trilogy on Blu-ray. Our sources indicate that the project has been under way for quite some time, but it’s been challenging because of some damage to the original negatives they are utilizing. The goal is to release A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of Jedi in their complete, unaltered, original form without the redone special edition SFX."
There was no release date given, they do say though that the goal is to have them ready and released before Star Wars: Episode VII coms out. We will consider this a rumor for now, but I couldn't be more excited that this might happen, and that I'll eventually get to see the original cuts on Blu-ray. I don't even remember the last time that I saw the original cuts of these films. I know I've got them on VHS somewhere, I just don't have a VCR to watch them on.
When was the last time you saw the original cut of the original Star Wars saga?