Star Wars in HD – But Wait There’s More!

October 13, 2006

Star WarsBack in August ‘TV Week’ reported that all six ‘Star Wars’ films would be broadcast on Cinemax HD this November. We now know a little more about how the films will be rolled out and some other details not revealed back in August.

All six ‘Star War’s films will air back-to-back starting at midnight November 10th, with additional airings through the month. Even more important [At least to film purists] a spokesmen for the channel has confirmed they’ll all be broadcast in their original aspect ratio! According to a ‘TV Week’ follow-up article; posted today, Comcast also plans on offering the films on HD video-on-demand.

In the immortal words of infomercial pitchmen everywhere; but wait there’s more! DISH Network and DirecTV subscribers need not worry about missing the beloved science fiction geek-fest, due to the fact neither service currently carries Cinemax HD. All six films are coming to HBO-HD “early next year”. Good news all around for ‘Star War’s fans anxious to see the films in high definition.



Posted by Bryan Greenway | | Filed Under HDTV Programming


Comments

  • B.Greenway

    Camperton, I didn’t forget, I just don’t find it all that relevant. For better or worse Star Wars is Lucas’s “vision” now whether we agree or disagree with that vision is entirely up to us. Even though I find Lucas’s comments against colorization a bit hypocritical, Star Wars is his “vision” and if he sees fit to mutilate them, then I can appreciate that better than someone else (Ted Turner) defacing another directors work.

    In a world of cropped, stretched and otherwise mutilated airings of films that have been altered by the likes of HBO, SHO and Cinemax, I find the airing of any film in its original aspect ratio much more important than what the directed did/didn’t to his own film.

  • B.Greenway

    Camperton, I didn’t forget, I just don’t find it all that relevant. For better or worse Star Wars is Lucas’s “vision” now whether we agree or disagree with that vision is entirely up to us. Even though I find Lucas’s comments against colorization a bit hypocritical, Star Wars is his “vision” and if he sees fit to mutilate them, then I can appreciate that better than someone else (Ted Turner) defacing another directors work.

    In a world of cropped, stretched and otherwise mutilated airings of films that have been altered by the likes of HBO, SHO and Cinemax, I find the airing of any film in its original aspect ratio much more important than what the directed did/didn’t to his own film.

  • Camperton

    Well as a film purist aspect ratio is well and good, but this means nothing to me since these will be the ridiculous, defaced “special edition” versions of IV-VI.

    If you’re gonna talk about purists, don’t forget to mention that.

  • Camperton

    Well as a film purist aspect ratio is well and good, but this means nothing to me since these will be the ridiculous, defaced “special edition” versions of IV-VI.

    If you’re gonna talk about purists, don’t forget to mention that.