Lucasfilm Admits 'Star Wars' Blu-ray Changes, Fans Threaten Boycott
How has Lucas ruined the original trilogy now?
People who alter or destroy works of art and our cultural heritage for profit or as an exercise of power are barbarians, and if the laws of the United States continue to condone this behavior, history will surely classify us as a barbaric society.
In the future it will become even easier for old negatives to become lost and be “replaced” by new altered negatives. This would be a great loss to our society. Our cultural history must not be allowed to be rewritten.
Attention should be paid to this question of our soul, and not simply to accounting procedures. Attention should be paid to the interest of those who are yet unborn, who should be able to see this generation as it saw itself, and the past generation as it saw itself.
The guy has spent his whole life trying to perfect one franchise. Don't hate, Appreciate! I will be purchasing the complete saga because its a fantastic series and the re-runs on t.v don't have the deleted scenes neither so why should I care. All this **** about preserving art and culture is ridiculous its HIS ART so grow up. Its the 21st century everythings a remix! Why the hell am i blogging?
Besides his collaboration on "Raiders of the Lost Arc" the Indiana Jones movies.
George Lucas had a single Idea, which turned into 3 films. Then made 3 totally unfit movies too make more money. My opinion Is he should have stopped with the 1st 3 movies. Which now are labeled 4, 5 and 6?
I was down to buy the 1st 3 In Blu Ray off Amazon at $39.99 for all 3.
Better wait and cancel until I see If these changes take place. IF Ewan McGregor really duped the lines, I DON'T WANT IT.
Guess I'll rent first now. George Lucas I have the remastered set of the 1st 3. Up conversion will have to do. Although I've had Blu Ray players since they started.
It as one other reviewer says. ALLS George lucas cares about now Is more money. Keep his lifestyle up depending how old he lives. I get a copy on sale within a year on Amazon or another seller. George your a big sellout!
Greedo shoots first? Not a chance. Little do Star Wars fans know that the scene with Han shooting Greedo under the table first(!) was inspired (or copied) from a scene in a western saloon in an episode of the old TV show Gunsmoke. Harrison Ford played a seedy character named Hobey in the 18th season episode 20 called "Whelan's Men". He and his cohorts are sitting around a barroom table when a dispute is settled with Harrison Ford's character shooting under the table and killing his adversary. He then stands and walks out. And Harrison shot first. I don't recall if he flipped the bartender a compensation tip or apologized for "the mess", though.
Now concerning Mr. Lucas making changes in his movies: whatever. I don't recall a law demanding I buy the new DVDs. I have the originals editions, as well as the Special Editions, on VHS and DVD. Which reminds me: those who clamor for the "original theatrical releases" and buy Star wars in "Full Screen" need to just keep their mouths closed! And another thing, the "original theatrical release" you sat in a darkened theater to watch in 1977, 80, and 82, was NOT shown in BluRay format. It was projected in widescreen in FILM format. Should we demand the next home theater edition to be in film? C'mon people.
However, if Mr. Lucas is bent on "making corrections", then he should add a shadow for the snow speeder on Hoth that flies out of the sunrise toward Han and Wampa-wounded Luke. There is no shadow. I look every time I watch The Empire Strikes Back, and it grates my nerves. And having Vader cry, "NOoooo" as he chucks Palpatine done the shaft, Mr. Lucas should remember the old addage, "A picture is worth a thousand words"' or in this case, "one word."
Star Wars on BluRay: buy it or don't buy it? I don't care one way or the other. Do what you want. It's your ninety dollars. As for me I plan to put that money in my gas tank over the next few weeks or spend it to put food on my family's table.
So this should not be a real shocker...if you actually sat through a "Star Wars Christmas" TV special in 1978 or around there...you would see the beginning of crap from Lucas...YouTube it..it will make you lose weight for throwing up all over the place..
Jeez, lighten up! If the creator of SW wants to improve it, let him. It's his baby, not yours.
I loved the changing of the dippy ewok song, the improved special effects, and the smoother story line transitions in places.
Hey, if the demand is not overwhelming the price for the set should drop fairly soon! :)