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Post #653623

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THX11384EB
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THX 1138 "preservations" + the 'THX 1138 Italian Cut' project (Released)
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8-Aug-2013, 5:33 AM

SilverWook said:

Ever feel like screaming your head off for no reason? ;)

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/topic/325198-could-the-original-unaltered-star-wars-be-on-its-way-to-blu-ray/page-9

Post #163 >_<

Agreed. That guy said it[Lucas' changes] "kept the integrity of the film."

I am not sure what integrity he is referring to; all the changes made me cringe and scratch my head. I can understand if someone were to say that the changes reflected Lucas' original vision for the film, e.g. that certain sequences were put back in logical order before the studio put their hands on it. But I cannot understand how injecting CGI into the film, or opening up the claustrophobic setting with windows and cathedral-like spaces, helped preserve the quality of it.

I really felt the changes were afterthoughts and/or desperate measures, i.e. they took the opportunity of digitizing it to splash CGI here and there in hopes of "revitalizing" an old Sci-Fi flick the new generation might enjoy. For example, the car chase was unnecessary and was only done to make it more exciting. The rat to scorpion-thingy made me laugh. But the biggest desecration in my opinion was how the underground world no longer felt small and confined; instead, it felt large and expansive. I guess in this sense "integrity" means impaired judgement.