For a couple years when I was a teen, the only Star Wars movie I had was ROTJ, which someone in my family taped off network TV sometime in the late 80s or early 90s. From 1993 until 1995 (when I got the "longbox" VHS set), I probably watched this tape 30 or 40 times.
When I got the set in 1995, I immediately noticed that there were some differences in the Kenobi/Luke scene on Dagobah. From what I remember, several shots of Kenobi used different camera angles from the TV version. Otherwise, the dialogue and everything else was the same.
Unfortunately, I don't have a shred of evidence to back me up as that tape is long gone, but it's something I've always wondered about. So, I'm just wondering if this has been documented somewhere, and if there's a reason for the differences, how they came about etc.
Also, how do people refer to the 1995 VHS set (pictured)? I've always called it "longbox." Is this what people call the "faces" set?
Interesting side note: the TV version was also edited for time. The entire 3PO/R2D2/droid torture scene is missing. So it wasn't until 1995 that I finally saw it. I'm so used to it not being there, that it completely takes me out of the movie and ruins the pacing for me (but that could just be because it's an awful scene anyway).
Also, the Death Star looks purple in several shots.
Anyone remember different camera angles from ROTJ?