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Reasoning Behind Changes from Release to Release — Page 2

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Biggs Audio Dynamite said:

Still no reasons from George, Lucasfilm, ILM, or Disney yet?

I suppose the ‘it was always meant to be this way’ or ‘this is the real finished version - not that one which has stood for 20 years’ only works so many times? 😉

There have been no official explanations of any changes since the old “What Has Changed” articles in 2006.

Hell, they made #maclunkey show a Greedo emoji, but no one has explained what it even means.

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doubleofive said:

Biggs Audio Dynamite said:

Still no reasons from George, Lucasfilm, ILM, or Disney yet?

I suppose the ‘it was always meant to be this way’ or ‘this is the real finished version - not that one which has stood for 20 years’ only works so many times? 😉

There have been no official explanations of any changes since the old “What Has Changed” articles in 2006.

Hell, they made #maclunkey show a Greedo emoji, but no one has explained what it even means.

Sorry - I should have been clearer.

‘Changelists’ would be superb! 😃

Though I meant interviews with George or people at ILM - in articles or promos in magazines or publications (or even on the various Star Wars social media platforms) - featuring more claims of his ‘visions’ and sometimes dubious ‘explanations’ / ‘reasons’ (eg, ‘we didn’t have that particular shot’).

Maybe he has now made that many now that even he has forgotten some of them 😉

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doubleofive said:

Biggs Audio Dynamite said:

Still no reasons from George, Lucasfilm, ILM, or Disney yet?

I suppose the ‘it was always meant to be this way’ or ‘this is the real finished version - not that one which has stood for 20 years’ only works so many times? 😉

There have been no official explanations of any changes since the old “What Has Changed” articles in 2006.

Hell, they made #maclunkey show a Greedo emoji, but no one has explained what it even means.

Have you received any other responses or information from Lucasfilm (or their employees) after this happened?:

https://twitter.com/StarWarsVisComp/status/1202581565823475712

or why they claimed the Disney+ versions were from the blu-ray releases?

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The silence from Lucasfilm on the changes made to the 2019 SE releases is staggering - if not somewhat insulting…

Is it because they don’t care anymore?
That they have lost track of the sheer number of changes made to the Original Trilogy films themselves?
That they cannot come up with valid reasons for the changes made without further ridiculing past claims and statements by them / George as to why changes were previously made?
Or Lucasfilm is simply content that the fans will throw more money at them for yet another version release featuring more unknown changes every 7-8 years?

It’ll be interesting to see if any details are forthcoming from them for the physical media release of the ‘Skywalker Saga’ come March 2020…
 

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A little bit of everything you mentioned there for me, ooj!

It certainly does stick in the throat that these editions are now sold without any explanation of which version we are actually purchasing - or official information as to any changes made to the films we are buying!

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oojason said:

The silence from Lucasfilm on the changes made to the 2019 SE releases is staggering - if not somewhat insulting…

Is it because they don’t care anymore?
That they have lost track of the sheer number of changes made to the Original Trilogy films themselves?
That they cannot come up with valid reasons for the changes made without further ridiculing past claims and statements by them / George as to why changes were previously made?
Or Lucasfilm is simply content that the fans will throw more money at them for yet another version release featuring more unknown changes every 7-8 years?

It’ll be interesting to see if any details are forthcoming from them for the physical media release of the ‘Skywalker Saga’ come March 2020…
 

I suspect that no one at Lucasfilm noticed that any additional changes had been made to the 4K masters until it was too late.

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A pretty big reason straight from George’s mouth as to why changes were made from release to release, or in this case from the unaltered original theatrical version to the 1997 Special Edition version (as found by doubleofive):-
 

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

^ https://twitter.com/doubleofive/status/1151316503314227205

I know it has also been mentioned elsewhere on the site, but I thought it was also worth a mention in this thread too, given the topic being discussed in here.

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I’ve heard that before, and I think it’s clear that Lucas’s on financing tactics are to blame at least partly; he wanted to test out the CGI and also make money to fund TPM. What makes zero sense are all the later differences over time, particularly when some changes like Luke’s scream in ESB went back to the old version. The sad truth is that he’s probably just an obsessive old control freak, and this is his way of being involved in “his movies” after the other really creative minds have been forced out.

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NeverarGreat said:

Always sounded mechanical to me.

Me too. I just compared the sound mixes and in the mono mix it sounds like an alarm (to me) but the original stereo mix it’s clearly just a beastly voice of the dianoga. The 5.1 recreation mix also sound like the mono mix in this case, and I think most official releases as well. I also thought for a long time it was some kind of alarm and Han just shoots something until I read somewhere, maybe from the novelization, that the dianoga was still a threat.

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