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Adaman Kenobi
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Anyone else think Empire Strikes Back's Special Edition is actually better than the Theatrical Cut?
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10-Jan-2020, 10:33 AM

Amongst the ESB Changes, I’m caught in the middle:

The Wampa Cave: I like the original suspense of not seeing the monster, but it just comes out of nowhere once Luke is freed, which is a bit of a continuity issue for me. In my personal cut, the scene starts with the original shot and edits over to the SE showing the Monsters arm as it approaches Luke as he falls to the ground, and we briefly see the monster scream when it’s arm is cut off.

Luke’s Dagobah Quip: “You’re lucky you don’t tase very good” has more life to it than the change.

The Emperor scene: Sure there’s alack of continuity between the original and ROTJ, and he looks weird, but I still prefer the original Emperor, both visually and dialogue than the 2004 change. Palpatine looks very different in ROTJ than he did in ROTS, but this change has him look exactly as he did in III, over 20 yrs later, which is nitpick, but I just don’t like it. It just takes me out of the movie. And the original dialogue is more ominous.

Boba Fett redub: Original. Nuff said

Bespin: The SE cityscapes improve it for me. I like the SE additions

Alert my star destroyer/ Shuttle: I edited “Bring my shuttle” back into my copy, but I kept the quick shots of Vaders Shuttle approaching his Star Destroyer, and landing, because I think it adds to the suspense of the situation at hand than without it.