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The changes made to the Original Trilogy films down the years...

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From the excellent dvdanswers•com (aka dvdactive•com) website, an exhaustive list of many (if not all) of the changes made to the differing versions of the Original Trilogy films over time…

Star Wars changes

Empire Strikes Back changes

Return Of The Jedi changes
 

^ exhaustively compiled and put together by OT•com member Mentasm, in his thread, here:-

I’m doing a comparison - opinions please!

 

Jay or Zion - Would it be worth pinning this at the top of this forum as to not lose it over time?

 


 

Mod Edit: Unfortunately many of the websites linked to in this thread no longer around. However, thanks to the Internet Archive’s WayBack Machine… the links have been edited to now function - as of the last time time the featured websites were operational / still accessible…

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From the excellent Star Wars Treadwell website, a list of most of the changes made to the differing versions of Star Wars Original Trilogy over time (up to and including the 1997 Special Editions)…

Star Wars changes

Empire Strikes Back changes

Return Of The Jedi changes
 

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Cut, Unused and Deleted scenes from the SW films can be found here, from the vast & informative T’bone’s SW Universe website:-

Ep 1 Scenes List

Ep 2 Scenes List

Ep 3 Scenes List

Star Wars Scenes List

Empire Strikes Back Scenes List

Return Of The Jedi Scenes List
 

Trash Compactor List

Deleted Magic Info Page

 

Also worth a visit to these following websites:-

StarWarsCutScenes.com

SW Obscurities - Scenes

BlueHarvest.net - Scenes (1996-2014)
 

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Useful information on the differing format releases of Star Wars - from Episodes 1 to 6 and a miscellaneous section can be found here, from the informative davisdvd•com releases website:-

Ep1 Info

Ep2 Info

Ep3 Info

Ep4 Info

Ep5 Info

Ep6 Info

Misc Info

 

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 Articles:-

SW: SE

ESB: SE

ROTJ: SE

^ via the Internet Archive’s WayBack Machine website, with…

 

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

 

 

The following links have been copied in here from other older OT•com threads on the subject of the changes made to to the Original Trilogy films over the years:-
 

DaMovieMan’s list of changes for his STAR WARS OT DVD site, here:-

http://web.archive.org/web/20040927122506/http://free.hostdepartment.com/s/starwarstrilogydvd/main.html

 

The Starkiller’s Guide to the Star Wars Mono Sound Mix, here:-

http://web.archive.org/web/20160126121513/http://homepage.ntlworld.com/russdawson/mono/

 

Paul Ens’ Star Wars Special Edition Annotations site, here:-

http://web.archive.org/web/20041204003859/http://www.theforce.net/swse/

 

Sam Davatchi’s ‘Star Wars Today’ website, here:-

http://web.archive.org/web/20041208053607/http://perso.club-internet.fr/willow/Index.html

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Scripts for the various Star Wars films (including story synopsis, 1st drafts and shooting scripts) can be found here, at StarWarz•com’s ‘Starkiller - The Jedi Bendu Script Site’ website:-

Star Wars Scripts

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Those are all exellent sites. i love everyone of them.
"A Jedi can feel the force flow through him".
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Anyone know of any other cool info sites, feel free to post 'em in here
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Some more rare deleted scene pics, from galactic-voyage.com:-

Episodes 1-6 Cut Scenes

^ includes rather evil looking black R2 unit, some weird bandage looking man talking to Vader, some Hoth battle pics - interesting rebel trench pic, red robed Emperor Guard spiking an Imperial Officer, Obi-Wan talking to Luke on Dagobah in front of X-Wing - no blue rim ‘Force essence’ around him, Amidala’s speech to the Republic Sentate from Ep2 (inc questions of how reliable the Jedi are at protecting Senators),and many more…

Cool SW timeline on that starwarsempire website, some neat covers too - cheers JediKev

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Cool SW timeline on that swempire.net website, some neat covers too - cheers JediKev


No problem dude, I'm going to do my best to hunt down these websites.
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Ultimate DVD covers

starwarsdvd

 

That’s one cool site Mr Freeman, feel free to add some more.

"A Jedi can feel the force flow through him".
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^ some great pics and info highlighting the differences between pan & scan, the pre 97s and the Se's - and the bloopers too on the EchoStation site

Grisan's SW cover, discart and inserts site has come in handy many a time - all time class site
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I assume that the "Faces" issue of SW is the THX version?

Could someone tell me the unofficial designators of the releases?
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^ I think the dvddavis.com website (link to is above) will be able to help you out m8
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Here’s a good site: Star Wars by ‘Joseph II’

Check out the screenplays and the music page. That’s uncompressed PCM tracks available for straight download.

Episode II: Shroud of the Dark Side

Emperor Jar-Jar
“Back when we made Star Wars, we just couldn’t make Palpatine as evil as we intended. Now, thanks to the miracles of technology, it is finally possible. Finally, I’ve created the movies that I originally imagined.” -George Lucas on the 2007 Extra Extra Special HD-DVD Edition

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Awesome site.
"A Jedi can feel the force flow through him".
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great sites!!!!
its nice to show those who arent in the know, how much Lucas has ruined these fine films..
"Never. I'll never turn to the darkside. You've failed your highness. I am a jedi, like my father before me."
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Don't forget that Chris Gould's DVDANSWERS star wars changes articles have been updated right in time for Sith
"A Jedi can feel the force flow through him".
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Lucas really does have a screw loose.
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"Why are you here, Rey from nowhere?”

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Great sig, Utapau! My response would be:

Return of the Jedi, released in 1983. I had a trio of good guys, a damsel in distress, and two really bad guys; the not-so-bad of the two being the father to one of the three good guys and the damsel, who marries one of the other good guys, while the third good guy is busy flying the seconsd guy's ship.
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So, nobody can confim that LucAss went back and re-dubbed every piece of stormtrooper dialogue with one guy so as to strip away their personality & make them seem like clones?

I've heard this might be true, but i've never heard confirmation either way...

<a href="http://www.bynkii.com/archives/2005/05/i_hates_lucas_i.html" title="www.bynkii.com/archives/2005/05/i_hates_lucas_i.html" target="_blank">.Truth.</a><br /><br />"Mmm....starcruiser crash!"

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Originally posted by: Commander Courage
Great sig, Utapau!



Thanks. By the way, I asked the admin to change my username. I found out it may have been mentioned in the last film. I'll have nothing to do with those freak shows. Nor will I ever watch them. Haven't seen the special editions of the OT either. I've seen enough of the screen grabs to know Lucas has gone off the deep end.
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"Why are you here, Rey from nowhere?”

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Personally I was lured in by thoughts of better Space fighting scenes. only then did I realize how loose GL's screws REALLY were. Greedo got a first shot!?!?!?!?

NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!