Topic: About Star Wars. And a girlfriend.
My girlfriend has decided she's gonna watch Star Wars, to once and for all properly understand all the damn puns, references, parodies and whatnots, and to.. well, have seen the films.
Problem is, I don't know which versions to show her.
Now, before y'all go "THEATRICAL VERSION ZOMG!", let's look at the subject here. My girlfriend was hesitant to watch the Back the Future trilogy, based on the fact that "they're old!". She was also drawing her "old" film experience based on "King Kong" (The ancient one), and not being apt in the film world, I suppose she automatically assumed all "old" films looked as terrible(now, not then). She was pleasantly surprised by the trilogy, though, and didn't mind the old vfx as much as I feared.
But SW is another bag. The theatrical versions, although superior, are aged, at least when you look at the vfx. I'm worried they might take her out of the experience and make her laugh or writhe in pain, instead of being taken into the story.
Also, note that the Blu-Ray versions were never even considered. It's the Theatrical DVD's, or the 2004 DVD's.