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If It Ain't Broke, Don't Try To Fix It.,
This review is from: Star Wars Trilogy (A New Hope / The Empire Strikes Back / Return of the Jedi) (Widescreen Edition with Bonus Disc) (DVD)
"Yes, these changes mean that the Star Wars films are no longer the ones you saw 20 years ago, but these brief changes hardly affect the films, and they do make sense in the overall continuity of the two trilogies. It's not like a digitized Ewan McGregor has replaced Alec Guiness's scenes"
No, but he might as well have done.
I mean that too.
To alter what i consider to be the greatest film ever made (the trilogy) just so it "meshes" with the appaling excuses for films that the new star wars films are, is something so wrong it beggars belief.
Boba fett now has a South African accent (no disrespect to SA), haan solo blatantly speaks the same lines twice in the space of a few minutes just so we can see an obviously cgi jabba make a disgrace out of himself, and worst of the worst of the worst - they changed the ending. Unforgivable.
New boy haydn christensen (what were they thinking getting this softie in to play one of the most infamous movie villains of all time????) has replaced anakin's ghost, the music has been changed and new scenes have been added showing absolutely rubbish (for want of a ruder word) cgi cities celebrating (how would they know so quickly anyway?). It's an abomination that almost made me throw the boxed set in the bin - no joke. You don't change the ending of a film, not like this, it's appalling.
Stay well away, I hate saying that cos these are my favourite films, but they've been ruined by a past-it george lucas' "vision" of what star wars should look like. They shouldn't have let him near his own material to ruin it, they really shouldn't. The george lucas of yesteryear would be turning in his proverbial grave.
Please feel free to edit this paragraph out if it's unacceptable, but the one word that sums this boxed set up perfectly is this: bastardisation.
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Initial post: Sep 11, 2007 2:28:51 PM PDT
Donnie Darko says:
Posted on Jul 8, 2010 11:07:52 AM PDT
You've got the wrong idea, the purpose of getting the DVD version is so you can get a better look at Carrie Fisher's nay-nays.
If you want historical accuracy get a VCR!
Posted on Jul 28, 2010 3:33:09 PM PDT
T. Reid says:
Take out your "Bonus Disc" and see what that has to offer...you wont be disappointed!!!
Posted on Jan 7, 2011 7:49:43 AM PST
Boba Fett is a Kiwi (New Zealender) played by Jack the Muss (Once were Warriors), played by, but also voiced.
Posted on May 23, 2011 2:58:39 PM PDT
G. Maher says:
Wow, Lucas added a lot of crap! Why did he not offer us the original. This is bogus.
Posted on Jun 23, 2011 9:51:56 AM PDT
Wendy L. Simmons says:
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2011 10:18:20 PM PDT
Suman Chakrabarti says:
You can have A New Hope that one day Lucas will be gone and we'll get back that ending. I actually liked the ending with the Ewoks singing much better than the crowds around the world. I'm ashamed to have to show my son the wrong ending and one day know that I'll have to find a way to show him the original ending only to hear him quibble over which was better (since his generation won't know the old one).
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 19, 2011 7:47:56 AM PDT
"If you want historical accuracy get a VCR!"
Wrong - historical accuracy would be to see it in 70mm film. That would be better than blu-ray, and that's why historical accuracy would require a good transfer, not a cruddy one.
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