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The missing Dianoga music

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Is there a ‘deliberate artistic reason’ that the Dianoga music is absent for quite some OT releases now? I don’t know for sure but I think it’s already missing since the mid-90s, the THX VHS release? So it’s probably not a solely problem of the Special Edition. Maybe someone here can give some insight on that issue.

Rogue One is redundant. Just play the first mission of DARK FORCES.
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adywan said:

If it’s the music i’m thinking of, that was never present in any of the English releases, theatrical or home, and only present in the early German versions.

It’s this track:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75mYKwsF-IM

The specific part starts at 2:10

Only in the early German versions? That’s mind-boggling. Too bad that this music piece is missing because it augments greatly the tension & atmosphere when the dianoga grabs Luke und pulls him unterwater.

Rogue One is redundant. Just play the first mission of DARK FORCES.
‘Star Wars is a buffet, enjoy the stuff you want, and leave the rest.’ - SilverWook

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The SE (mis)places it during the extended Mos Eisley reveal. I think the scene works well without any music, much like the Empire duel I’m used to hearing it like that and wouldn’t have it any other way.

What I would consider a worthy extra is a reel that has the edited cues re-instated and/or scenes that were recut to presented in their original form with their unedited cues (like the Sail Barge assault).

Caligula’expanded OST, V2 Released
The Shining’s complete OST
Ghidorah, The Tree-Headed Monster (English dub synched to Toho cut)

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Since i grew up in Germany i’m used to hear the Dianoga music. It’s basically imprinted in my mind so to say. And everytime i see the Trash Compactor scene without it, i feel something is missing. But that’s solely a subjective matter in my case 😉

Gladly Laserschwert reinserted the Dianoga music in his [Krieg der Sterne - Despecialized Edition 2.5].

Rogue One is redundant. Just play the first mission of DARK FORCES.
‘Star Wars is a buffet, enjoy the stuff you want, and leave the rest.’ - SilverWook

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IsanRido said:

The SE (mis)places it during the extended Mos Eisley reveal. I think the scene works well without any music, much like the Empire duel I’m used to hearing it like that and wouldn’t have it any other way.

What I would consider a worthy extra is a reel that has the edited cues re-instated and/or scenes that were recut to presented in their original form with their unedited cues (like the Sail Barge assault).

The old EditDroid set did this.