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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-16-2004, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Star Wars Original Trilogy on DVD

As many of you may already know, the original Star Wars trilogy will be available for purchase on September 21st. What some of you may not know, is that additional changes have been made from the three films re-release in 1997. This site outlines the major alterations:

Goerge Lucas once said, "Movies are never finished, they are abandoned." There are those who might look at these digital manipulations with the same malice afforded Ted Turner when he colorized Casablanca. Conversely, there are those who think that these updated versions are reaching a new audience and expanding an already rich story.

What do you guys think?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-16-2004, 02:55 PM
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Interesting... I'm gonna have to go pick that up.

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I'm not opposed to tinkering, as long as the Director is involved. However, there are times that I don't care for a Director's Cut. Sometimes the additional footage ruins the flow of the movie and seems out of place.

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o boy. Where is Lupi? He's way up on this. All I know off hand is that it will be a YOUNG anikin at the end of Jedi after you see the Ghosts of Yoda, Ben and Ani not the old character.

In anycase, there will be a copy of it at my house on Tuesday and probably an all night film fest too.

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Originally posted by Champ91
o boy. Where is Lupi? He's way up on this.
A New Hope:
- 24'51" : twin sun effect has been renewed.
- 48'50" : Han Solo avoids Greedo's shot before shooting at him.

- 50'30" : Jabba effect renewed completely, in accordance with Episode 1.

- 71'30" and after : Death Star jail corridor is much deeper.

- 77' : the garbage monster has been improved.

- 82'10" : "Power" and "Tractor Beam" stencils have been replaced with Star Wars "foreign" signs.

Empire Strikes Back:
- 50'56" to 52'05" : Emperor's hologram has been reshot with Ian Mc Dairmid. A new dialog has been recorded and Palpatine informs Vader about Luke's real identity!

- 63'42", 87'18" & 98'39" : Boba Fett's dialog has been re-recorded by Temuera Morrison.

- 92'05" & 92"15 : Han Solo's black jacket has been erased, due to cut mistakes in the original movie.

- 101'40" : Luke's scream, which was added in the '97 Special Edition, has been removed again.

Return Of The Jedi:
- 24'44" and after : Edge transparency defects around the Rancor have been removed.

- 115'41" : Old Anakin's eyebrows have been erased and eyes are now blue, to fit with Hayden Christensen.

- 120'44" : Naboo has been added to Tatooine, Bespin, Coruscant and Endor victory celebration scenes.

- 120'58" & 121'03" : Senate & Jedi temple are now included in Coruscant panoramic view.

- 122'30" : As everyone knows already, Hayden appears as a ghost beside Yoda and old Obi-Wan at the end of the movie.

Sorry, I've been in meetings all afternoon. I haven't had a chance to read the article linked, but there are the changes. My opinion is that Lucas can change the movies till his heart is content.

The purists have a huge problem with that. I'd think it would be easy enough to have another extra disc or two with the orig versions on it.

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