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Here’s my proposal for the ‘Ultimate Star Wars Box set’ that is probably going to see the light of day in time for the 30th anniversary.

The Phantom Menace

Pretty much all of this is OK. Just a few minor changes.

1. Crap puppet of Yoda, CGI in AOTC was better change to CGI.
2. Forget the midichlorian nonsense.
3. I don’t want to see Jabba in ANY star wars episodes until the last episode (it spoils the surprise, same goes for the deformed emperor

Attack of the Clones

Ho dear some really crap scenes in this need deleting.

1. Elevator scene at the beginning (cringe).
2. Obi Wan being helped by a little kid to find Kamino (duh you thick bastard Kenobi!!)
3. Stupid scene of Anakin riding on walking beach ball or what ever it is on Naboo.
4. ‘Good call my young padawan’(cringe)
5. Death star plans in a little hologram. ‘Yeah right, we’ll just build one that looks just like this nice red ball thing. Should take about 20 years looking at this detailed drawing’
6. Padme’s get to that hangar order(how did she know?)
7. reinstate the original wedding footage.

The Creeping Death or Fear or whatever it’s called

1. Get some normal people to watch the movie and delete all the crap dialogue and scenes they recommend that are bound to have been in the original theatrical/dvd release. Plus no full on images of the deformed emporer save that until the last episode as with jabba.

A New Hope

1. Han must shoot first
2. No Jabba (see episode one above)
3. rest of the movie is OK

The Empire Strikes Back

1. Original Wampa scene restored
2. If you must change the emporer hologram have his hood covering most of his face like the prequels. I can live with the different voice.
3. rest OK

Return of the Jedi

1. Original salac pit please.
2. CGI the ewoks eyes or something to make them look more real.
3. original music score in jabba’s palace reinstated
4. Original end music on endor


That’s about it, feel free to add more changes to the list that you thought sucked in the VHS/DVD releases.
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this was quite funny to read actually... i agreed with some of it.
"The ability to speak does not make you intelligent."
Qui-Gon Jinn (R.I.P.)
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I just thought of something: did GL made any screen tests with SW fans with the new trilogy? Maybe that would help...
“Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” — Nazi Reich Marshal Hermann Goering
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he did both TPM and AOTC with the likes of spielberg and coppola.
"The ability to speak does not make you intelligent."
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Originally posted by: motti_soL
he did both TPM and AOTC with the likes of spielberg and coppola.


Really? And what did they thought about it?

"So... did you guys like my movie?"
"Uh... you see... George..."
"What? It's Jar Jar, right? He's not onscreen long enough, right? And he should be a little bit louder, eh?"
"George, the thing is... by watching your movie... unnecessarly twice... we conclude that you have become... howcanisay... an idiot."
"What?! That means you didn't like my pod race, and Jar Jar, and my infinite line of merchandised toys and videogames?! Out of my house! Now! Get out!!"
"This is not your house, George. This is a replica of an Ewok home on a tree on an island. And we can't get out until that boat arrives..."
"What?"
"*Sigh* until the IMPERIAL boat arrives..."
“Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” — Nazi Reich Marshal Hermann Goering
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@ Ricarleite:

*ROFLMAO!!!!!!!*

Doc
(wiping off her tears)
Taylor: Oh H, whatever happened to the way of the warrior??
Harold: The way of the warrior doesn't stand a chance against the way of the wife.
('K2', 1991)
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actually they both loved it...
"The ability to speak does not make you intelligent."
Qui-Gon Jinn (R.I.P.)
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Francis Ford Coppola enjoyed "The Phantom Menace"? Well maybe because his daughter was on it, and he didn't want to hurt GL's feelings.
“Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” — Nazi Reich Marshal Hermann Goering
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thats subjective, just like his thoughts of it.
"The ability to speak does not make you intelligent."
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Ron Howard I also know like TPM and he got an Oscar in 2001 for his movie, A Beautiful Mind. Interesting, to say the least that they agree with me.
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guys come on now...
its hollywood.. when have you ever heard someone bad mouth someone else???

its ass kissing central there!
"Never. I'll never turn to the darkside. You've failed your highness. I am a jedi, like my father before me."
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Eros. I don't want to sound mean but that has to be the stupidest list I have heard in a while. The midichlorians was a very cool idea. Death Star plans was awsome. The original wampa and sarlacc scenes suck. The new versions are much better. Probably Han shooting first is the only thing I agree with you on.
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Originally posted by: jimbo
Eros. I don't want to sound mean but that has to be the stupidest list I have heard in a while. The midichlorians was a very cool idea. Death Star plans was awsome. The original wampa and sarlacc scenes suck. The new versions are much better. Probably Han shooting first is the only thing I agree with you on.


I would disagree. While I think midi-chlorians are fine, it does explain why some people can't use the force even though they create it and the Jedi had to have some way of finding new Jedi potentials, it was still contriversal to do. Before Episode 1 the Force was a bit more mystical, a more techniqual explanation did demystify it and to some fans' eyes it went over to Star Trek. (But that is another debate for another time.)

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The force is still mystical. The midichlorians just explains why some can use the force better then others and why droids can't use the force. It also made Anakin a virgin birth. He was concieved by the midichlorians. This gives Anakin as more of a Christ like figure. He was born of virgin mother, birth was prophsised long before he was born, he is tempted by the dark side (devil), he begins off with special powers and without sin, he dies to save everyone. Oviously Jesus never went nuts before saving everyone but there are definute similaritys.
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Originally posted by: jimbo
The force is still mystical. The midichlorians just explains why some can use the force better then others and why droids can't use the force. It also made Anakin a virgin birth. He was concieved by the midichlorians. This gives Anakin as more of a Christ like figure. He was born of virgin mother, birth was prophsised long before he was born, he is tempted by the dark side (devil), he begins off with special powers and without sin, he dies to save everyone. Oviously Jesus never went nuts before saving everyone but there are definute similaritys.


Uh.. she was a virgin? I mean, I know Anakin has no father, but... there are a lot of men in Tatooine. Men with needs.

Seriously speaking, I like this religious paralel between star wars and christianity. Jesus was crucified and reborn, Anakin was thrown into lava, and "reborn" in a way, but he was reborn as evil. So... is he the anti-christ?
“Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” — Nazi Reich Marshal Hermann Goering
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Anakin was concieved by the midiclorians.
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i still believe that the Force is mysterious enough, even with the midi-chlorians.
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I never said that the Force was not mystical, far from it and I'm sorry if that is what it sounded like. What I am saying is with more of an explanation of it, it becomes less mystical because you know a little more about it. But I personally thought it was fine.
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Originally posted by: Jedi Master DJR
I never said that the Force was not mystical, far from it and I'm sorry if that is what it sounded like. What I am saying is with more of an explanation of it, it becomes less mystical because you know a little more about it. But I personally thought it was fine.


Agreed
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How about when they went after Mel Gibson for the Passion?


thats true... but look at the content...
its religion based... and if we know one thing.. you get flamed whenever you voice your opinion on religion... you cant please everyone...
i still dont see why jewish people were offened.... maybe they should read the bible...

i also agree that the force lost its mysticism...
i could have done without the explanation
"Never. I'll never turn to the darkside. You've failed your highness. I am a jedi, like my father before me."
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nice that we agree DJR!
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Originally posted by: motti_soL
nice that we agree DJR!


Agreed


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How about when they went after Mel Gibson for the Passion?


thats true... but look at the content...
its religion based... and if we know one thing.. you get flamed whenever you voice your opinion on religion... you cant please everyone...
i still dont see why jewish people were offened.... maybe they should read the bible...

i also agree that the force lost its mysticism...
i could have done without the explanation


Well, you asked about when Hollywood didn't kiss each other's butts and that was one of the rare exceptions. And as for the Force, I don't think it lost all of its mysticism, just some when the explanation went further then 4 and 5's.