Imagine this: You unwrap a shiny new copy of your favorite Star Wars movie (doesn’t matter which one, we won’t judge). You place the disc in your Blu-ray player, and in moments the player, your receiver, and your television all subtly adjust to correctly configure their various settings, allowing you to just sit back and enjoy the movie.
Are you headed to the movies this weekend to see one of Hollywood’s top blockbuster films? When spending up to $15 for a movie ticket, you want to make sure you are getting the best cinematic experience, but are you?
On May 25, 1983 “The Return of the Jedi” premiered in theaters. And with it, a new tradition was born. The crescendo of a now iconic rumble filled auditoriums and the message presented on screen was simple. “For the past 35 years motion picture loudspeaker systems have not changed. Lucasfilm Ltd. and this theatre are pleased to introduce a new motion picture sound system.” And with the crescendo of Deep Note reaching its climax – THX was born.
On May 4th, Star Wars fans throughout the galaxy rejoiced at the news that LucasFilm and 20th Century Fox would be releasing the complete saga on Blu-ray Disc this coming September. As an added bonus, all 6 films will be THX Certified for audio and video quality. The certification of these discs marks an almost 30 year relationship between THX, LucasFilm and Fox that dates back to 1983, when audiences got their first taste of a THX Sound System at the box office debut of Return of the Jedi – which also marked the introduction of THX Deep Note.
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