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Post #1426665

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yotsuya
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Anyone else think Empire Strikes Back's Special Edition is actually better than the Theatrical Cut?
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29-Apr-2021, 10:44 AM

When I first saw TESB SE in the theater, I did think it was better. As I analyze it now, I’m not so sure. I think Ian as Emperor is better, but the extra dialog they added needs to be cut. And the original Wampa scene was better. And the flaws in the windows added to Bespin have begun to annoy me. If I was making my cut, I would use the SE and restore the original wampa scene, a lot of the original Bespin shots (including the Falcon shots), a cut down Emperor scene, but I’d leave the rest. I actually like the Vader’s new line at the end and thought that new edit to the end built even more tension. I’d either cut, swap, or do something so the ROTJ commander isn’t there. Maybe some subtle editing with Admiral Piet.