While it's a great time to be a Star Wars fan, with The Mandalorian, The Rise of Skywalker, and Jedi: Fallen Order making things more exciting in a galaxy far, far away, many fans will always annoyed at how the original, unaltered versions of the first three films aren't readily available. No joke, if you want to watch the original version of A New Hope, simply called Star Wars back in the day, you have to resort to illegal means. How awful.
It seems like The Rise of Skywalker and The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams agrees with us since he has also voiced his annoyance at how Disney can't re-release these uncut versions that many consider being the best. Seriously, if you want to watch any readily available versions of A New Hope, they have too many alterations that try making the movie better, which ironically makes it worst.
Speaking with Now This, Abrams agrees that these original versions should be readily available for everyone since those are the movies people grew up with. Come on Disney.
"Who wouldn't want to see that? But I've been told that, for reasons that I don't quite understand, that that's not necessarily possible. Which, you know, is too bad because that was the thing that I loved."
Please, Disney. Release these versions of the first three Star Wars movies. Nobody wants to see all that bad CGI, forced Jabba the Hutt moments, and Han Solo shooting second. Ugh.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is coming out this Friday, on December 20. That movie will likely have its original version available on Blu-ray whenever that comes out.