Tuesday, August 30, 2011

George Lucas "Fixes" STAR WARS Saga Once Again; Movies Now Looking Like That Lady With Botched Botox

Javi here. STAR WARS that ever-referenced/parodied/mocked movie franchise that refuses to fade is making headlines once again.  It seems that series creator George Lucas, full of Jedi-like wisdom, has decided to once again change the movies for the upcoming Special Edition Blu-Ray release this November. Apart from not including the original trilogy, it seems that a few more "mistakes" were fixed in this release. Check them out after the jump.
The Digital Bits has a rather extensive article on a lot of the more minor changes that were done to the movies. Here's a quick summary:
  • With THE PHANTOM MENACE, the picture will be widened. Now, you'll be able to see characters that were on the edge of the screen that you could not see before. 
  • The big visual change for the original trilogy is correcting a lot of the technical mistakes that were in the original DVD. These include color issues with the lightsabers, the grainy look of the movies, sound re-mastering and other such things.
  • Finally, they will be including a new CGI version Yoda.  This I actually think that it's an improvement. Here's a comparison video of both Yodas:

Like I said before, the change from puppet to CGI Yoda is a welcome one, but I think I'm more annoyed with the spirit of the situation, which is Lucas changing the movies yet again.  When the next generation of kids get into these movies, they will be completely unrecognizable.


*Spoiler alert if you're one of the few movie people out there who hasn't seen the film, and if you haven't, what are you waiting for?!*

Since many review copies of the Blu-Ray's have gone out, many forums have been going through Lucas's tweak's with a fine toothed comb.  Well a new change has been noted, and Badassdigest.com is reported that Lucas is adding Darth Vader crying, "Nooooo!" as the Emperor electrocutes Luke towards the end of RETURN OF THE JEDI.

It seems that Lucas is trying to connect his two trilogies as much as possible, and adding this bit will be a callback to the birth of Vader.  (Remember this at the end of REVENGE OF THE SITH):

The description of the change sounds a bit corny, but we will have to wait and see the change in context when the Blu-Rays finally hit stores.

STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA Blu Ray set will be released September 16, 2011.

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