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Old 12-19-2015, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Central 858
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"Star Wars....it will make you feel like a kid again." That was the marketing slogan of the re-release back in 1978.

It's the "kid" in us that has no sense of saving but of "spending". Especially on junk that makes us feel good.

That's what Disney is banking on.

It's a big "cash cow".
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Old 12-19-2015, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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"Star Wars....it will make you feel like a kid again." That was the marketing slogan of the re-release back in 1978.

It's the "kid" in us that has no sense of saving but of "spending". Especially on junk that makes us feel good.

That's what Disney is banking on.

It's a big "cash cow".

Disney is projected to make $3 BILLION on this. BILLION with a B. That's insane.
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Old 12-19-2015, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Bran's tree
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I like Star Wars movies themselves, and I was planning to see this new one, but it's been marketed RELENTLESSLY. Everything nowadays is Star Wars theme, it's Star Wars this, Star Wars that....

It has pissed me off to the point where I now refuse to see it. When something is shoved in my face, it makes me really not want it anymore.
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Old 12-19-2015, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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I was too old to be swept up in the childhood fantasy of Star Wars. It was just another movie. For my money, 2001, A Space Odyssey was a better flic. The same is true of Ender's Game, which was a run-of-the-mill juvenile fantasy that was immensely popular with the younger set because the hero saved the world by playing a video game.

But hey, I was a kid too. I was just watching Walter Brennan clips last week.
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Old 12-19-2015, 12:15 PM
 
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Well, I have all six movies and it's written right on the case "A New Hope". Now, I also have to say that back in 1977, I do believe/remember that the movie was just called Star Wars. Don't know when it was also named "A New Hope".
BTW, in 1977, I was 28 years old. That means I'm now 66 1/2 and still into the Star Wars thing. My wife loves it. Oh, I forgot, this is the Retirement Forum where most, if not all of us, are around that age and retired.

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In 1977, when the first Star Wars movie came out .... it wasn't called "A New Hope" or "Episode IV". It was simply called "Star Wars". I know this because I saw it in 1977.
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Old 12-19-2015, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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I will definitely see the movie. As a self proclaimed geek I will probably see it multiple times.
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Old 12-19-2015, 01:02 PM
 
Location: RVA
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I also saw it back in '77 (and all since then) and it was indeed called episode IV and "A New Hope". Only us geeks seemed to be aware of that. But I've been reading SciFi since I was 6. Sorry the cult effect bothers you all so much. Do all those new fangled cell phone thingies also bother you all, so you just stick with your dial phone with a 25 ft extension?
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Old 12-19-2015, 01:42 PM
 
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I was too old to be swept up in the childhood fantasy of Star Wars. It was just another movie. For my money, 2001, A Space Odyssey was a better flic. .
That's an awfully odd pair of movies to compare against each other.
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Old 12-19-2015, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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I also saw it back in '77 (and all since then) and it was indeed called episode IV and "A New Hope"
In 1977, the film was just called Star Wars. It was retitled Episode IV: A New Hope later

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...rs_re-releases

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1981: Title change
Like the other films in the series, the 1977 crawl begins to roll before the Star Wars logo dissolves. For the 1981 re-release, the crawl was modified, only beginning after the logo has dissolved; also, the subtitle Episode IV: A NEW HOPE was added to the crawl, one year after The Empire Strikes Back was released.
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Old 12-19-2015, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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"Star Wars....it will make you feel like a kid again." That was the marketing slogan of the re-release back in 1978.

It's the "kid" in us that has no sense of saving but of "spending". Especially on junk that makes us feel good.

That's what Disney is banking on.

It's a big "cash cow".
Sure it's a cash cow, but everything geared toward youth is a cash cow. I'd take Star Wars over Frozen any day, at least it has some meat to it rather than promulgating the large doe-eyed female. Of course the lead stars in SW are good looking, but not to a caricature level.
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