There is a 4K Version of “Star Wars IV: A New Hope” Out There
Acoording to an interview with Little White Lies, Gareth Edwards has confirmed that a 4K version of the original 1977 Star Wars: A New Hope exists, and that he’s seen it.
On day one, we were in Lucasfilm in San Francisco with Industrial Light and Magic and John Knowles, our supervisor, he said that they’ve got a brand new 4K restoration print of A New Hope – it had literally just been finished.
I’m one of those nerdy collectors who wastes their money on the same films over and over, as every new video format is released, and a 4K version of Star Wars would be a great addition to my collection. The caveat seems to be that with the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney, 20th Century Fox still retains distribution rights until May of 2020. So we have to wonder if this version will somehow see the light of day before then or if it’ll only be internal at Disney / ILM. I don’t see why the two giants couldn’t work out a deal that would benefit them both to release in 2017.
Oh one more thing, Let’s have the 4K release be the original cut, not the molested videogame cutscene quality CGI “Special Editions”