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I remember seeing the scene of the Probot killing the Wampa, around 1993, on video tape

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Hi, long time lurker and first time poster here! Have a question about ESB. Maybe there are people who have had a similar experience:

Got ESB on video around 1993, it was the official german widescreen edition, and remember this clearly. Must be a false memory, because i read the novelization around the same time. But what’s strange and i can’t get my head around that, is that what i remember is kind of different in the details. Or could there have been more editions that aren’t listed at wookieepedia?

In the novel the Wampa is destroyed by a continuous beam of the Probot, while i remember it exploding and turning to cinder after one big powerful blaster hit. The scorched bones were seen burning in the snow according to my memory.

Alas i can’t check the tape anymore, because i sold it a long time ago, but i still wonder why i remember this so vividly.

Anyone else remembering seeing this scene in the movie?

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I do not remember anything like this. Could it have been a dream?
Perhaps some confusion with deleted scenes or photos of the Wampa attacks on the Tauntauns inside the Hoth base, or maybe a comic?

Or maybe another sci-fi film or show that has become part of your Star Wars memories?
Have you had any luck in finding another 1993 German widescreen edition of Empire Strikes Back on video again to see?

I hope you find an explanation.

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Sometimes, my dreams can create “Mandela effects” with many movies for me (especially if I was watching it while drifting to sleep) most notably, I keep expecting a specific music cue to appear in Aliens that is not in either version. Turns out, my unconscious mind modified the main theme to Predator and made it sound like James Horner’s Aliens score.

I’m not really that much of a movie purist. I really should’ve thought my name out a bit more.

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@johann-500: Thank you.

Could be. But i watched this edition of the movie quite often back then before the SE was released.

I skipped the THX edition, because i didn’t knew that Lucas tinkered around with the trilogy all the time. Oh was i naive 😂

Wish i kept my tapes, but who could have thought that George would only release (edited) SE versions after 1997, with one exception.