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Complete Comparison of Special Edition Visual Changes — Page 54

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I love the addition of other sources in your thread 005 and that this has been pinned so it is easier to find.

You ARE the change guy! 👏

A little off topic… but this on your twitter page (that ooj linked to in his thread) is also superb find of George Lucas in his own words - https://twitter.com/doubleofive/status/1151316503314227205

“So yes, the Special Editions were a means of researching and testing what I was going to try to do on this film. (The Phantom Menace)”

Tighten Up and then turn it all the way up to 11!

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“The changes I wanted to make did not involve story issues”

Then re-explain the Greedo scene then Georgie.

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Thank you for such a beautiful and informative thread. I had no idea on the scale of the edits and changes to the movies with each release since 1997, and look forward to learning more on here.

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Holy crap, I did Greedo Shot First.

https://twitter.com/StarWarsVisComp/status/1168554173136166913

Frame by frame comparisons, GIF’s, the whole nine yards. I conclude that the “new” shot is based on a wide shot of Han shooting Greedo. They took the clarifying shot Lucas claims didn’t exist in the 70’s and changed it so Greedo shoots (at different times with different effects). It’s a fun read, hopefully.

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doubleofive said:

Holy crap, I did Greedo Shot First.

https://twitter.com/StarWarsVisComp/status/1168554173136166913

Frame by frame comparisons, GIF’s, the whole nine yards. I conclude that the “new” shot is based on a wide shot of Han shooting Greedo. They took the clarifying shot Lucas claims didn’t exist in the 70’s and changed it so Greedo shoots (at different times with different effects). It’s a fun read, hopefully.

A cracking read - thank you doubleofive 😃
 

Lucas really does ‘Shoot Himself In The Foot First - And Then Again And Again And…’ with some of his decisions - and claims - over the years!

(the above slogan may need some further work for it to catch on… 😉)

 

Edit: That is really a cracking piece mate - I hope you consider adding it as a separate article on your blog / site too? - without the constricting formatting and character limitations of twitter.
 

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It is this thread and that wonderful twitter account that help us keep our sanity afloat.

Thanks again as always.

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Superb work on the 4KSE changes, doubleofive 😃

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This is just me scrubbing through. Without a copy I can frame step or screenshot, it won’t be everything. But there’s definitely changes / improvements, even though Greedo is somehow worse.

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https://www.wired.com/story/star-wars-disney-plus-han-greedo/

Quote: "Drew Stewart got the call at around 2 am: They broke the universe again, you should check it out.

So Stewart did something he’s done countless times before; he has no idea how many. He turned on Star Wars. But this time was different—literally. The galaxy had changed"

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It was a series of texts, which I only saw because my blind dog had jumped off the bed and got stuck underneath it, but I appreciated the dramatic take.

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doubleofive’s cracking breakdown on the Maclunkey…
 

Greedo Shoots First, Take 4: Maclunkey’:-

https://starwarsviscomp.wordpress.com/2019/11/23/maclunkey

 

 

George Lucas Himself Gave Greedo the Last Word in Controversial New Star Wars Edit’:-

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/11/greedo-han-solo-star-wars-edit - by Anthony Breznican (on 12th November, 2020)
 

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Some great work on this doubleofive, thank you.

It has been most useful to have a trusted source of information rather than sifting through the more lazy or incomplete / clickbait articles out there.

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V.I.N.Cent said:

Some great work on this doubleofive, thank you.

It has been most useful to have a trusted source of information rather than sifting through the more lazy or incomplete / clickbait articles out there.

Thank YOU!

So much clickbait. I hate it because it’s always going to crowd me out.

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doubleofive said:

Holy crap, I did Greedo Shot First.

https://twitter.com/StarWarsVisComp/status/1168554173136166913

Frame by frame comparisons, GIF’s, the whole nine yards. I conclude that the “new” shot is based on a wide shot of Han shooting Greedo. They took the clarifying shot Lucas claims didn’t exist in the 70’s and changed it so Greedo shoots (at different times with different effects). It’s a fun read, hopefully.

A cracking read - thank you doubleofive 😃
 

Lucas really does ‘Shoot Himself In The Foot First - And Then Again And Again And…’ with some of his decisions - and claims - over the years!

(the above slogan may need some further work for it to catch on… 😉)

 

Edit: That is really a cracking piece mate - I hope you consider adding it as a separate article on your blog / site too? - without the constricting formatting and character limitations of twitter.
 

Is there any truth to the censorship reasoning behind this particular shot that Greedo shooting first softens the scene and the ability to then see Han shoot is granted or in defense was allowed.

This adds up with the other cut’s to violence which at the end of the day avoiding PG is what it is all about?

Star wars got the U rating so it was all about keeping that… 97 looks so much better Greedo the right color but the explosion at least is not pink in the new version they sorted that issue.

If we could handle this stuff as 4 or 5 year olds in my case just let Lucus restore the wide shot and the other stuff and let him keep the U rating. Seems stupid to clamp down in 97.

I’ll dare George Lucus to untangle every gunfight and release unrated theatrical versions that are slightly more graphic versions of the original films and serve those up instead of the originals… I’d take that even over the originals actually.

The only way around the censorship stuff back in the 70’s and early 80’s was to cut and re-arrange the footage so it looked like people were not entirely shooting at each other or distract and confuse what is happening but allow it in a nonsensical form because there was no other way around and it still needed to be there but the original form of portrayed violence had to be “confused” to soften it.

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I heard the same rumors in 1997. I don’t believe it’s true at all. Ratings are a joke, I’m not even sure they had to resubmit it to the board.

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Thanks for showing the new changes, It is quite a bit better Colorwise the 4K 2019 version overall.

This one stood out as still needs fixing color wise though.

Somehow though 2004 seems the most correct for the Red here though.

Red is all over the shop 😃

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Is this site being kept current with what you’ve found, or is there a better/browsable version we can see?

https://starwarsviscomp.wordpress.com/19se/

It’s a pretty small list of changes, which has me suspicious. For example, this strikes me as a recomp, but it’s not listed:

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Consider everything on the site but articles to be placeholders. For now, consider Digital Bits to be the exclusive home of what we’ve spotted. ESB should be posted today or tomorrow.

But yes, that is 100% a recomp of the extension.

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Thanks, now I’m looking in the right place for these. Also, it’s exciting that they forgot to re-apply a few of the special edition fixes, so that we have some 4K original(ish) footage to use. Hoping we see more of those!

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doubleofive’s ‘Star Wars: A New Hope - A Visual Guide To Changes, Fixes, And Tweaks In The Disney+ 4K Version’ article at The Digital Bits website can be found here:-

http://thedigitalbits.com/featured/articles/sw-new-hope-disneyplus-4k-2019

 

doubleofive’s ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back - A Visual Guide To Changes, Fixes, And Tweaks In The Disney+ 4K Version’ article at The Digital Bits website can be found here:-

https://thedigitalbits.com/featured/articles/sw-empire-disneyplus-4k-2019

 

doubleofive’s ‘Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi - A Visual Guide To Changes, Fixes, And Tweaks In The Disney+ 4K Version’ article at The Digital Bits website can be found here:-

https://thedigitalbits.com/featured/articles/sw-jedi-disneyplus-4k-2019
 

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