LEAGUECAST #168 – STAR WARS Un-Specialized With Bill Hunt Of The Digital Bits

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It’s a very UN-special edition of the LeagueCast this week as the guys welcome special guest Bill Hunt, editor-in-chief of The Digital Bits, to the show to discuss the swirl of rumors surrounding a potential blu-ray release of the original, unaltered, non-special editions of the classic Star Wars Trilogy in time for the 40th anniversary this year! Bill runs the Internet’s top source for Blu-Ray/DVD/Home Video news and reviews, and has a ton of industry sources, so you don’t want to miss what he has to say about the current state of the original negatives, what would need to happen for Disney to restore it and give it a 4K scan, the issue of the distribution rights belonging to 20th Century Fox, the financial implications for Disney, what drives the demand for these untouched versions in the fandom, the current state of physical media in general, and TONS more great information and analysis.

In addition, Jeff, Shawn, and Adam discuss numerous news headlines including a bunch of big names securing their places in the director’s chair on The Batman, a Nightwing feature film, X-Force, and X-Men: Supernova. Plus, casting news for the CW’s Black Lightning series and ABC’s big Inhumans show!

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All music used for review purposes. Theme music by Jeremy Simonich. Additional music by Kevin MacLeod.

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Jeff Carter

Jeff is the defining voice of his generation. Sadly, that generation exists only in an alternate dimension where George Lucas became supreme overlord of the Earth in 1979 and replaced every television broadcast and theatrical film on the planet with Star Wars and Godzilla movies. In this dimension, he’s just a guy from New England who likes writing snarky things about superheroes, monsters, and robots.

  • pittrek

    Harmy did NOT color-time the DEs to the Definitive edition LDs but to a well preserved Technicolor print!