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Hey, I like most the Special Editions, and some minor changes in the DVD version, but what stands unbearable is the final sequence, in which the ghosts of Ben, Yoda and Anakin appear. Hayden Christiansen???? NOOOO WAAAYYY. Where is the last Anakin? when finally he is complete!!! and despite the fact that in that scene Christiansen's interpretation isn't credible, even he doesn't look to Ben!!!
To that people who claims that a only a Jedi becomes a ghost at his death, tell them that it only starts with Qui-Gon, and only him, Yoda and Ben were capable of it, and Anakin only can do it at the final of his life, when he reaches again the light side of the Force, so the nakin who would appear as a ghost would have to be the old Anakin, not a younger Anakin, who even he wasn't a Jedi Master when he turned to the Dark Side, so... GET OUT HC!! C'mon Lucas, you have only to switch that scene... please...
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Originally posted by: Prime
Hayden Christiansen???? NOOOO WAAAYYY. Where is the last Anakin?


I agree, I wont rest 'til all is well in the galaxy again!





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I agree, I can't stand this scene. I don't mind the changes to the special effects in the special editions, but I hate when Lucas messes with the story.
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Especially since it completely nullifies the title RETURN OF THE JEDI

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Originally posted by: Prime
and despite the fact that in that scene Christiansen's interpretation isn't credible, even he doesn't look to Ben!!!


Regarding this: According to an interview, HC didn't even know he was in ROTJ. They just copied and pasted his head from some unused shooting from ROTS. Pathetic.
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Originally posted by: ricarleite
Originally posted by: Prime
and despite the fact that in that scene Christiansen's interpretation isn't credible, even he doesn't look to Ben!!!


Regarding this: According to an interview, HC didn't even know he was in ROTJ. They just copied and pasted his head from some unused shooting from ROTS. Pathetic.


"Pathetic" Thats sums up about 75% of the "Special Editions"
Using unused shootage of Hayden, an insult to Shaw and the fans who buy the DVD, could have filmed it properly if we have to have the guy
What about the ROTJ footage of a Death Star Hangar with Moff Jeriorriod init which is supposed to pass as a Super StarDestoryer Hangar in ESB
A New Zealand Boba Fett
Gunguns in ROTJ I am sure that wasnt in his original "vision"
etc etc
It will probably get worse ive read and heard Natalie Portman has filmed scenes for ROTJ


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Well, uh, Mr Palpatine, this is why we are here. Welcome.

Regarding Natalie Portman filming scenes for ROTJ: nah. I don't think so.
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Originally posted by: Prime
Hey, I like most the Special Editions, and some minor changes in the DVD version, but what stands unbearable is the final sequence, in which the ghosts of Ben, Yoda and Anakin appear. Hayden Christiansen???? NOOOO WAAAYYY. Where is the last Anakin? when finally he is complete!!! and despite the fact that in that scene Christiansen's interpretation isn't credible, even he doesn't look to Ben!!!
To that people who claims that a only a Jedi becomes a ghost at his death, tell them that it only starts with Qui-Gon, and only him, Yoda and Ben were capable of it, and Anakin only can do it at the final of his life, when he reaches again the light side of the Force, so the nakin who would appear as a ghost would have to be the old Anakin, not a younger Anakin, who even he wasn't a Jedi Master when he turned to the Dark Side, so... GET OUT HC!! C'mon Lucas, you have only to switch that scene... please...
Xabi


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How so? Does it agree or disagree? Do they offer any new reasoning? Explain, please.

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I remember the first (and last) time I watched Star Wars on my brand new freakin expensive DVD set. I remember after the DS2 exploded with it's sh!ty explosion ring turning to my sister. I warned her to cover her ears lest she be rendered deaf by the awful music.

And so it came just as it was getting to the end of the poorly redone music the "Ghost boys" appeared just as I had waited for. Something seemed off for a second thouh. I thought my TV (which is older than me) had finally died, so I rewound back to where I had seen the problem.

Anakin Skywalker was different somehow. I moved closer to the TV to be sure. It was Mr.Prequel Anakin. That couldn't be right, infact it had to be some horrible, horrible flaw in the disc. The people at lucas film had, HAD to have accidentally put in a CG composite of him when they were editing Episode Three. Somone must have accidentially renamed the files and they put his in by misteak.

It was only later that I learned the truth of the situation. Oh those hours of doubt in which I let myself belive that a tragedy had infact not occured.
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Wow Defender_16 you sound hurt for life!
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I certainly cannot blame him. I wonder what my reaction would have been had I popped in the DVD without already knowing that Hayden would be there instead of Sebastian Shaw. I probably would have turned to stone.

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C3PX said: Gaffer is like that hot girl in high school that you think you have a chance with even though she is way out of your league because she is sweet and not a stuck up bitch who pretends you don’t exist… then one day you spot her making out with some skinny twerp, only on second glance you realize it is the goth girl who always sits in the back of class; at that moment it dawns on you why she is never seen hanging off the arm of any of the jocks… and you realize, damn, she really is unobtainable after all. Not that that is going to stop you from dreaming… Only in this case, Gaffer is actually a guy.

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unbearable HC as in unbearable Horse Crap you should've just said unbearable H.S.

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I just wish he'd remake the OT completely, so he stop SCREWING with the movies that defined my formative years. Seriously, why can't he just do that? Wait a couple of years for the PT people to get older. Make 3 new movies. LEAVE THE GOOD ONES ALONE YOU OLD FOOL.
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I am reading 'Truce at Bakura'. There's a bit where Annakin appears to Leia, who is having trouble dealing with the idea of Vader as her Father. I wasn't sure if I should picture Hayden or Shaw, and as a result I had trouble picturing anything.

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I llike Shaw to bits and want him as the ghost of Anakin, but I think I could have one day lived with Christensen if the performance and execution of it was'nt so abysmal, you can tell it was'nt filmed properly, This is one of the most important scenes in the "saga" and to me when an actor says in an interview he didnt even know he was in the film and is inserted as left over footage or whatever, for arguilably one of the most important scenes in the saga, Its just not good enough for me, nor should it be or millions of other fans, and G.L and R.M should be ashamed of themselves for just throwing in a bit of test footage or whatever in an such an important scene of the saga and shortchanging the fans.

If Lucas was so insistent on having H.C in ROTJ would it have hurt to film it properly......no of course not,
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If HC had been killed in an accident, then using stock footage would be acceptable, and it would be the only option. But - the guy is alive and well, he's still young, he still looks the same. WHY THE HELL then, is this leftover from Episode 3 sitting in what is supposed to be a very important scene???

You'll note I didn't ask 'why are we being forced to watch this', because we aren't. There's always the older ones. Heck - there's even DVD quality footage of Sebastian Shaw on the 04 DVD extras. I love that - they made the feature 'Empire of Dreams' using footage from the O-OT and the 97 version, because they obviously weren't done with the new one yet. Consequently, the odd thing snuck through.

It's pretty rotten though - with that documentary, he showed us that they've still got all this stuff. Like that R2 unit that got wiped out of Mos Eisley. Basically, I reckon they threw in all those shots to say 'yes we can still release the O-OT... we just Don't Want To!'

Mr. Flannel, giving us the finger again!
But didn't I hear him say he was probably going to release them anyway, once 'VHS was obsolete'? VHS has been obsolete for a couple of years now hasn't it?
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I liked Hayden in the 2004 DVD. It all makes sense to me. I'll spare you the Obi-Wan quote!
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There's the rub though mate. It makes perfect sense!
But - what does not make sense to me is the footage that they used. Would it kill him to drag a HD cam out of retirement and do *one* more shot of Hayden?
The shot that is in the movie is not fitting at all.
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I know it's been said before, probably on this thread... hell, probably by me, but it doesn't make any sense because it implies that Anakin was never redeemed. I'd go into more detail, but... I don't feel like it. But I do agree it was a crappy job nevertheless.

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C3PX said: Gaffer is like that hot girl in high school that you think you have a chance with even though she is way out of your league because she is sweet and not a stuck up bitch who pretends you don’t exist… then one day you spot her making out with some skinny twerp, only on second glance you realize it is the goth girl who always sits in the back of class; at that moment it dawns on you why she is never seen hanging off the arm of any of the jocks… and you realize, damn, she really is unobtainable after all. Not that that is going to stop you from dreaming… Only in this case, Gaffer is actually a guy.

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Originally posted by: Adamwankenobi
I liked Hayden in the 2004 DVD. It all makes sense to me. I'll spare you the Obi-Wan quote!



Shaw was fine,and can accept the Lucas explaination for the change, the difficulty for me was the performance which I dont feel is worthy of an important scene like this.....
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Yeah, the acting wasn't the greatest for that scene. But it seems that's what Lucas wanted.
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Originally posted by: Zebonka
I just wish he'd remake the OT completely, so he stop SCREWING with the movies that defined my formative years. Seriously, why can't he just do that? Wait a couple of years for the PT people to get older. Make 3 new movies. LEAVE THE GOOD ONES ALONE YOU OLD FOOL.


I've never thought about that before. Perhaps there would have been some benefit in letting GL remake the OT. The only thing is, I bet he'd still refuse to release the OOT in favour of the 'New Original Trilogy'.
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Originally posted by: theredbaron
Originally posted by: Zebonka
I just wish he'd remake the OT completely, so he stop SCREWING with the movies that defined my formative years. Seriously, why can't he just do that? Wait a couple of years for the PT people to get older. Make 3 new movies. LEAVE THE GOOD ONES ALONE YOU OLD FOOL.


I've never thought about that before. Perhaps there would have been some benefit in letting GL remake the OT. The only thing is, I bet he'd still refuse to release the OOT in favour of the 'New Original Trilogy'.


Don't ever, ever let Lucas hear you say that!! Don't you see what he would do!! I shudder when I think about it. If he remade the OT, there is quite a huge possibility that he would claim that it was his "original vision" of the OT and refuse to accept the current movies as the OT, and never release the original versions again!!!!!
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The Hayden idea makes sense on paper, but it was just unnecessary-- not to mention one of the most piss-poor hatchet jobs in all of Lucas tweakdom. Plus, the scene now makes less sense, since Shaw is still Anakin earlier in the movie. I assume the next Extra Special Ultimate Seriously It's the Last Time Edition will have Hayden in bad grayish recreation makeup as Vader sans helmet. It's also stupid because there's ol' Alec Guinness right next to him. The whole "redeemed" ghost thing is just another excuse for more changes.
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