Lucasfilm meddles with Star Wars films for Blu-ray release

TF feels a disturbance in the force

 
Has The Empire struck again? Is it true that the Star Wars Blu-ray collection contains slightly different versions of the films as George Lucas tinkers once more? 
 
Lets roll that slowly crawling plot reveal and see... 
 
A long time ago and far, far away, a company called Lucasfilm released some popular films into cinemas. And then it offered them as home entertainment releases. And then new film technology came out so the films were 'updated' and then those updated versions came out as home ents releases but new formats also meant more tinkering until fans were very angry indeed! And now the Blu-ray version includes even more changes. 
 
Yes, The Beard is at it again. Blogger Devin Faraci was first to point out that several changes, including one in Episode IV and two in Episode VI, are really happening. 
 
Footage can already be found online of a new sound when Obi Wan scares away the Jawas in the original Star Wars, plus Ewoks blinking thanks to CGI and Vader shouting "Nooooooo" as he deals with Emperor Palpatine in Jedi
 
 

Why? That is all. Answers below in the comments section.

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    • ObiMart76

      Sep 1st 2011, 23:13

      What the heck! Oi, Lucas...! Stop meddling with the holy trilogy. They're our films, nit yours.....!

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    • demmike

      Sep 1st 2011, 23:36

      George Lucas, you are a swollen bell piece.

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    • MorganRoss

      Sep 1st 2011, 23:54

      It's the bloody same as when the 'Special Edition' came out and they edited a track of Luke screaming when he threw himself off the tower in Empire; turning him into a wuss rather than someone who'd rather die than have Vader as a father. This one's the same, the nuance behind the original shows Vader finally coming back to the good side of the Force! FFS Lucas, bugger off and allow someone else to direct a Star Wars film again. Let someone like Chris Nolan or Duncan Jones do one and maybe we'll get back to the heights of Empire; the first time you let someone else direct one!

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    • Hadouken76

      Sep 2nd 2011, 0:21

      The saddest thing about this is generations from now won't be able to appreciate the 'true' untainted Star Wars with the models and puppets, they'll be spoon-fed this roger-rabbited rip off that the BRAND Lucas has inflicted on an increasingly indifferent fanbase. If I was a parent I'd keep a copy of the originals handy.

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    • tomp1000

      Sep 2nd 2011, 0:59

      while i dont mind TPM yoda is now cgi (at least that makes sense it makes a trrible movie no worse) he couldve at least put his effort into turning the stupid ewoks into wookies

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    • MOOKIEBROWN101

      Sep 2nd 2011, 1:11

      Lucas, you're a s****y director and an even s**ttier writer. Stop f*****g around with my childhood, you money-grubbing w***e!

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    • trist808

      Sep 2nd 2011, 1:17

      I hate George Lucas, thankfully he no longer gets my money, I gave up on pandering to him long ago, but I hate how he suckers fans every few years. Are you ready for the 6-year onslaught of Star Wars re-issues in 3D starting next April? I'm p********f with it already.

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    • JamieTSB

      Sep 2nd 2011, 10:10

      I'm sobbing into my cereal...nothing is sacred...leave the bloody films alone...

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    • ChrisWootton

      Sep 2nd 2011, 13:14

      He should concentrate on getting the plot inconsistencies right between the prequels and the originals... oh, too late. What a f*****g prick

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    • ChrisWootton

      Sep 2nd 2011, 13:16

      In fact what he's actually done is make the originals a little bit s*****r. Such a shame, I'm no Star Wars geek but they were a massive part of growing up for me and now I really can't stand to watch them anymore because I'm lining Lucas's beard with gold

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    • d-tox

      Sep 2nd 2011, 13:17

      Don't know what you are all moaning about, none of you have seen the finished product and they are minor changes that may even improve the scenes. Having already seen some of the footage up close and personal it looks great and I, like many of my SW old school friends are excited and can't wait to watch them again looking and sounding awesome.

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    • Hadouken76

      Sep 2nd 2011, 13:41

      2 words: Midi-Chlorians. The once mysterious and all powerful Force turns out to be GLOWY BACTERIA, way to leave things to the imagination George.

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    • JohnnyMac

      Sep 2nd 2011, 13:58

      I'm looking forward to seeing the films on Bluray. I estimate it will take at least three or four more tinkered with reissue's,  before they all become unwatchable. When C3PO is pink, and Yoda does a song and dance routine for Luke, I'm out!

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    • rajeeboy

      Sep 2nd 2011, 14:59

      I can't believe this. The way Darth turns his head in the original version to look between his son and the Emperor is probably one of the best bits in the film. And Lucas f**ks it up

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    • demmike

      Sep 2nd 2011, 15:11

      @d-tox rather! You've swayed me. I will be forking out after all. And will also insist on donating extra cash sum to Lucasfilm!

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    • Ali1748

      Sep 2nd 2011, 19:02

      Someone please just slap some sense into Lucas already.

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    • Siban1982

      Sep 2nd 2011, 19:37

      I think it's quite clear now. Lucas wanted to make a comedy all along. He's getting there.

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    • Darthshellers

      Sep 5th 2011, 22:21

      Jesus, give it a rest you bunch of losers. So what if Lucas "meddles" with the films; tbh, blinking Ewoks will make 'em look less s**t than what the did originally, and the "Noooooo" cry of Vader is when he's throwing the Emperor over the balcony, NOT when he's deciding what to do. I'm certain it will sound silly, but it'll just go along with all the other lame dialogue in these films. And anyway, if I was throwing my master over a balcony whilst being electrocuted by Dark Side lightning, I'd probably shout "Noooo" as well! Oh and yes ObiMart76, they ARE his films, he wrote and funded em, he can do whatever he wants. The whole Han shoots 1st change was slightly irritating, but a single two second moment hardly ruins a six+ hour trilogy, and the further changes Lucas is making are mainly effect changes and the correction of colour timing issues; with HD, they'd look ropey if he didn't address these issues. You don't have to buy them you know.

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    • ObiMart76

      Sep 13th 2011, 6:39

      Darthshellers, accept your point, except most of the tinkering makes the films worse. Han Solo shot first originally coz thats what his 'scoundrel' character would do. The scene where he meets Jabba in IV was originally cut because it wasn't needed (only to be added with a poor tale-stepping CGI mess of Jabba that was subsequently changed AGAIN in in the special edition DVD release). Yes, the CGI x-wings look amazing, but most of the improvements aren't improvements at all. Besides, you cant honestly believe he's doing these changes for any other reason than money....? Seriously...

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      Sep 14th 2011, 11:33

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