I remember reading in an article awhile ago when the Star Wars Trilogy first came out on Blu-ray, Lucas stated in what I believe was an Empire magazine article, something along the lines of this: "The films that have my name on them, need to be the way I want them." -George Lucas.
That is all the publicity I remember Lucas stating after the godawful Blu-rays were released. I think it was quite cowardly of him to not say anything about the changes he made to the films before they were released on Blu-ray and to be so quiet about the whole process of creating the Blu-rays. There was obvious quality control issues with it. I would like to know the technicality that went into making Blu-rays because there was some obvious glaring errors in the picture quality and color timing in many shots. I would also like to know why some things were corrected half-assed and most were still neglected altogether.
That guy really had some nerve not to include the original versions with the set and to insert "Nooooooo!" into ROTJ after the horrible reaction to Darth Vader's cliche "Nooooooo!" in ROTS. The color timing and transfer was bad enough, but then he had to go through and make even more half-baked changes that fans complained about in the DVD set. He doesn't even have the audacity to do it well when he is a billionaire and probably owns one of the most talented team of digital artists that could do almost anything for him. People even volunteered to restore the original trilogy themselves, but Lucas turned them down and insisted on making the DVD/Blu-ray set himself.
The bonus features aren't that great either. What's included is Ok, but there should have been a lot more. This is one of the most popular series of all time. The audio commentary sounds rushed and it could have covered a lot more interesting detail if they would have put more time into it. I also found the Blu-rays menus to be quite lacking. They lacked the fun interactivity of the DVD versions.
After all this ranting, I would just like to know if there was publicity on the making of the Blu-rays I missed before they came out and did Lucas publicly state ahead of time that he was making more changes before releasing the Blu-rays? I don't think so.