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This is the best version of Star Wars — and watching it is a crime

Anyone who wants to see a high-quality version of the original cut of the film faces a couple of hurdles. One is that Lucas has never taken steps to properly preserve or restore the original physical film reels. He’s gone so far as refusing to allow the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry to get its hands on a copy. Nor has he released a high-quality version for home viewing. A few people may have their hands on obsolete VHS or Laserdisc sets, of course, but that doesn’t help. Back in 2006, he released a DVD set that contained the original cut of Star Wars, but it’s a low-quality transfer made back in 1993 for the Laserdisc not a proper DVD release to say nothing of a Blu-ray. – Matthew Yglesias, Vox 
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