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An Index Thread for Theatrical Cuts vs. Subsequent Releases

 
An Index of just a few of the 500+ topics that have been posted in the ‘Theatrical Cuts vs. Subsequent Releases’ section of the OriginalTrilogy•com down the years:-

The Index Categories are…

• The changes made to the Original Trilogy films over the years…

• ‘Will the OOT be released?’ threads (on a modern home digital format)

• Which Editions…?

• The various Releases / Editions / Sets (and changes to them)

• The Changes - to some of scenes down the years…

• George Lucas / Lucasfilm

• Miscellaneous Threads

 

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Finally, the ’George Lucas: Unreliable Narrator & Time Travelling Revisionist…' thread attempts to highlight and catalogue some of the revisionism, altering of history and contradictory claims by George Lucas / Lucasfilm as to the formation, planning and history of the Star Wars films and universe therein.

 

 

 

The changes made to the Original Trilogy films over the years…

Complete Comparison of Special Edition Visual Changes - OT•com thread by doubleofive

 
Star Wars Special Edition Visual Comparisons’ - blog by doubleofive; with links to Photo Galleries here - SW : ESB : ROTJ

Star Wars Special Edition Visual Comparisons’ - twitter page by doubleofive

StarWars•com Official 1997 Changes Articles : SW: SE : ESB: SE : ROTJ: SE - via the Internet Archive’s WayBack Machine website

StarWars•com Official 2004 Changes Preservation : SW : ESB : ROTJ - compiled by doubleofive

A helpful overview of the changes to the OT - and surrounding issues - from zombie84’s SaveStarWars•com’s FAQ Page

Special Edition Changes’ - 2010 article on the changes made for the 2004 DVD release - from zombie84’s SaveStarWars•com

All Changes Made To Star Wars’ (Original Trilogy) - YouTube Videos by Marcelo Zuniga : SW - Part 1 : SW - Part 2 : ESB : ROTJ

DVDActive•com’sStar Wars - The Changes’ articles (via Web•Archive•org) - SW : ESB : ROTJ : The Prequels

The Big List of Changes to the SW films’ OT•com thread on the FromScriptToDVD site’s comparison articles - by Gregatron

Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes - an Empire film magazine article

Wookieepedia’sList of changes in Star Wars re-releases’ page

List of changes in Star Wars re-releases’ - from the IPFS•io website

Star Wars Comparison’s YouTube video channel for comparing theatrical cuts to official blu ray and various fan projects.

 

and also reading through these superb OT•com threads (by doubleofive):-

’Sources on the Special Edition’ - in the Theatrical Cuts vs. Subsequent Releases section of the site.

’Modern SE Revisionism’ - in the Theatrical Cuts vs. Subsequent Releases section of the site.

 

plus these similarly related threads, pinned in the General Star Wars Discussion section of the site…

An OriginalTrilogy.com timeline thread - a history of the site and why & how it came to be…

George Lucas: Unreliable Narrator & Time Travelling Revisionist…

An Index Thread for General Star Wars Discussion…

 

also, these two threads cover the topic of overlooked / unfixed mistakes or errors in the various Special Edition releases…

You’d think they’d clean this up… - uncorrected mistakes (2004 OT DVD release thread)

What HASN’T been changed on Blu-ray – the uncorrected mistakes of Star Wars (2011 OT Blu ray release thread)

 

and finally, some of the older OT•com threads comparing some of the changes made to the various Special Edition releases (1997, 2004, 2011); please note - some threads feature links to websites that are no longer around or function correctly…

Another comparison website: Old vs. New (2004 thread, by RobinHood)

I’m doing a comparison - opinions please! (2004 thread, by Mentasm: the DVDActive•com comparison articles)

List of all OT changes? (2004 thread, by rubix)

list of changes (2004 thread, by tellan)

The changes made to the Original Trilogy films down the years… (2005 thread, by oojason)

Episode IV: What Has Changed? (2006 thread, by ESHBG)

Episode V: What Has Changed? (2006 thread, by Darth Cracker)

Episode VI: ROTJ - What Has Changed? (2006 thread, by ESHBG)

A ‘Good comparison website’ (2006 thread, by Star Wars Fanatic on the DVDActive•com’s comparison articles)

The Big List of Changes to the SW films (2007 thread, by Gregatron)

Comprehensive List of SE Differences (2007 thread, by xhonzi)

Comparison youtube vid (2008 thread, by bkev)

What Has Changed screenshots (2008 thread, by Deathsaurer) (non-working rapidshare content)

Splitscreen WookieGroomer comparision: original vs. 2004 (2008 thread, by Deathsaurer) (non-working rapidshare content)

Where can I find a COMPLETE list of video changes between 04 and Theatrical OT (2008 thread, by Octorox)

Wikipedia: List of changes in Star Wars re-releases - errors? (2011 thread, by Darth Editous)

More (Funny) Changes on Blu-ray (2011 thread, by starbucker)

All Changes Made To Star Wars - Comparison Videos (2016 thread, by Darth Muffy on Marcelo Zuniga’s youtube videos)

 

 

 

‘Will the OOT be released?’ threads (on a modern home digital format)

 
Do you think Disney will release the unaltered versions for DVD and blu ray? by arctofire (2012 thread)

Will we ever see the Original Trilogy released? by wymjafett2112 (2016 thread)

With 20th century almost in Disney’s grasp what are the odds of an OUT release? by LordZerome1080 (2018 thread)

Do you think George Lucas might release the original trilogy? by Buckrodgers (2004 thread)

4K restoration on Star Wars - in General SW Discussion - info on OT restorations & rumoured release dates of 4K SW Saga films

There are more threads on the subject which can be found in the ‘Archival / Historical Discussion threads…’ section of the An Index Thread for General Star Wars Discussion…

 

 

 

Which Editions…?

 
Which version/release of the SW movies do you watch and why?

'97 vs. '04 (and '11) - Your preference? by JawsTDS (2016 thread)

Worst changes to OT in '97 and '04 (2005 thread)

Your Favorite And Least Favorite Special Edition Changes

If you could make your own SE change, what would that be?

If you had to keep one SE change…?

If you could only remove one SE change…?

Special Edition guilty pleasures

Okay, what did we LIKE about the Special Editions?

Things you LIKED about the Special Editions?

What SE changes (if any) did people like?

Most pointless SE change?

Nightmare Scenario Special Edition

Best Of Both Worlds

Gout vs faces vhs which is better? - a 2018 thread

I tend to watch the SE sometimes

Most telling SE moment

How the Special Edition Should Have Been (a 2014 thread)

The SE wasn’t needed

Are retrospective changes just fan service?

Is Disney Physically Allowed To Release The OUT?

Star Wars film versions and best DVD sources

OT bootleg DVD reviews

Is the Despecialized Edition more important than an official release?

 

 

 

The various Releases / Editions / Sets (and changes to them)…

 
Print variations in '77 Star Wars

The Theatrical Differences (2005 thread)

1977 70mm Soundtrack Recording

70mm 6-Track Dolby Stereo mix differences

OT Audio Changes

Hopefully the last 70mm vs. 35mm ESB audio differences thread

ESB 70mm Soundtrack - 1980 in-theatre recording

Star Wars vs. A New Hope

Accidental 1985 change

Star Wars Colortiming & Cinematography (was What changes was done to STAR WARS in '93?)

1995 VHS

How many pre-SE versions exist? (2016 thread)

1997 Special Edition Musings

Highest quality version of 1997 Special Editions? Is there a DVD release?

Star Wars Trilogy 1997 Special Edition DVDs?

1997 Special Edition, and how can I find it?

Star Wars Special Edition Laserdisc Features

1997 Special Edition Restoration thoughts…

97SE… how were the negatives assembled?

'97 vs. '04 (and '11) - Your preference?

Interview with Marc Wielage, colorist Star Wars 2004 DVD releases

4K restoration on Star Wars

It’s official ! 😦 (the announcement in 2004 that the release would not be the OOT version)

Here’s a Hint of the Public’s Reaction (2004 release)

Changes in 2004 DVDs

2004 box set changes

Star Wars Pan & Scan (a 2004 thread)

Got the DVDs Today (2004 release)

I love the DVDs! (2004 release)

Editing the ‘2oo4 Editions’ - which changes would you revert?

Cropping the Original Trilogy : 35mm vs dvd (gout)

Episode I-VI: Archival Editions (a 2004 thread)

2006 DVD OOT

2006 OT versions

The GOUT crawl (2006 - in the main)

2006 OUT DVD to Definitive Collection LD comparison question?

GOUT DVD vs VHS (2015 thread)

2006 Release - What has changed? SW : ESB : ROTJ

I thought the goal of this site was to get the original versions of The Star Wars Trilogy Epiosdes 4,5, and 6 on DVD and blu-ray (2008 thread)

2008 box?

New Blu Ray Special Editions (a 2011 thread)

What does the blu-ray set have to offer? (a 2011 thread)

Star Wars theatrical versions not coming in 2015

What scene in the (O-)OT do you hate/dislike the most?

 

 

 

The Changes - to some of scenes down the years…

 
Original Trilogy - Luke’s lightsaber color

my memory isn’t that bad, is it? (the Grappling Hook thread)

The Krayt Dragon Call

What was your first reaction to Greedo shooting first?

ANH Space Battle aka The Battle of Yavin

Jabba the Hutt (from the 1997 SE of Star Wars)

Who Designed The CGI Jabba In The 1997 Special Edition?

The Emperor & line change in ESB SE 1997

“Bring my shuttle.”

“Alert my Star Destroyer to prepare for my arrival.” What was the point?

What was your first reaction to Vader’s “Noooo” in ROTJ?

Max Rebo band SE

Your first reaction to Hayden is ROTJ

Unbearable HC

Anakin ghost - old vs young

Anakin’s ghost?!?!?!

2004 release continuity error?! (Anakin’s ghost)

End of SE ROTJ…

Didn’t Darth Maul originally die differently?

You’d think they’d clean this up… - uncorrected mistakes in the 2004 OT DVD release (2004 thread)

What HASN’T been changed on Blu-ray-- the uncorrected mistakes of Star Wars (2011 thread)

 

 

 

George Lucas / Lucasfilm…

 
Why doesn’t Lucas just release both versions?

George Lucas’ explanation why the OT is obsolete to him

Lucas talks DVD’s, Special Edition’s, OT and TV Series. (2004 thread)

You might not believe Lucas said this…

When did you sense a disturbance in the Force?

Lucas to give the Oscars back to the Academy

He no longer cares

Did GL take too much credit?

GL’s “Vision”

Lucas changes the OT to better suit the PT

Lazy, lazy Lucas. (2004 thread)

Jim Ward on SE Changes… (2004 thread)

Kathleen Kennedy Shuts Down any Hope for Unaltered Release (not really) (2017 thread)

Reasoning Behind Changes from Release to Release

Official Lucasfilm Video Explaining Force Ghosts

Evidence of OOT at Lucasfilm? (2006 thread)

George Lucas: Unreliable Narrator & Time Travelling Revisionist… (2019 thread on some of Lucas’ retcons & contradictions)

^ There are many more discussion threads on George Lucas, Lucasfilm and many others who worked on the OT films in ‘An Index Thread for General Star Wars Discussion…’ in the ‘Some of the more historical / archival threads…’ section of that thread.

 

 

 

Miscellaneous Threads…

 
doubleofive’s List of Lists and Comparisons - very useful post for doubleofive’s posts on changes made to the Original Trilogy, and more…

Star Wars Negatives and Interpositives

Credits & Leaders Thread by none

Star Wars : ‘Tantive’s Orange Items’ Thread & other unintended objects

The Importance of Tone in Filmmaking

No explanation necessary (but we got one anyway) (The Prequels)

There was a 6 hour cut of the Phantom Menace

The Phantom Menace

How Many Versions are there of the AOTC

AOTC/ROTS VHS…are they the Theatrical releases?

How do u all like Ep I&II compare to OT? (a 2004 thread)

Which versions are best for each viewing order?

If you saw Star Wars in 1977, what do you remember?

What scene in the (O-)OT do you hate/dislike the most?

Quit Whining (a 2006 thread - ‘You guys are all a bunch of whiners’)

BOYCOTT (the 2004 DVD sets)

Boycott - c’mon, you can do it (the 2004 DVD sets)

Who has caved? (and bought the 2004 DVD sets)

my thoughts on originals vs SE… (by Stale Elvis in 2004)

My thoughts on various changes (by Anakin Starkiller in 2017)

An OriginalTrilogy.com timeline thread - a history of the site and why & how it came to be…

 

 

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Last updated - 3rd August, 2019.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrwKZHv4OS0

 

Personally, as a member here, I’d encourage everyone to watch it and upvote that video.

 

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