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Were the blu-ray/4k original trilogy changes made by the studio or george lucas?

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I have wondered if the 2011 changes to the original trilogy were made by fox or George Lucas, also if the 2019 changes were made by George Lucas or Disney. I am sorry if this was already covered but I couldn’t find another thread on this. I am thinking that the 2019 changes were probably made by disney, but I just have no clue about the 2011 changes.

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Any of the changes had George Lucas’ involvement. Fox had no role in this. The 2019 changes were actually done circa 2012 for a 3D release that never happened.

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crissrudd4554 said:

Any of the changes had George Lucas’ involvement. Fox had no role in this. The 2019 changes were actually done circa 2012 for a 3D release that never happened.

Thank You

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George Lucas is the only one OCD enough to make such inane, arbitrary changes to these films with every video release. Do you honestly think Disney or any other studio would be bothered enough to mess around with such trivial, incidental things in someone else’s movie of which they didn’t even produce? Disney have much more productive things to do as a comapny than continue on with some bizarre tradition that George Lucas has made out of his own insecurity with the quality of his films.

Continually adding things to old films is not a practice most film studios would typically engage in. Usually any kind of digital tinkering done by a studio for some video release is to fix some sort of visual effects gaffe or continuity thing that most people wouldn’t have noticed until it was pointed out. No one but Lucas would think to add something as nonsensical as Greedo saying “Macklunkey”.

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Nien Nunb said:

George Lucas is the only one OCD enough to make such inane, arbitrary changes to these films with every video release. Do you honestly think Disney or any other studio would be bothered enough to mess around with such trivial, incidental things in someone else’s movie of which they didn’t even produce? Disney have much more productive things to do as a comapny than continue on with some bizarre tradition that George Lucas has made out of his own insecurity with the quality of his films.

Continually adding things to old films is not a practice most film studios would typically engage in. Usually any kind of digital tinkering done by a studio for some video release is to fix some sort of visual effects gaffe or continuity thing that most people wouldn’t have noticed until it was pointed out. No one but Lucas would think to add something as nonsensical as Greedo saying “Macklunkey”.

Well Disney is the embodiment of evil.

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Darth telly said:

Well Disney is the embodiment of evil.

Think about it tho. What reason would Disney really have to dick around with a film who’s production they had no involvement with? And to add something as meaningless and trivial as Greedo saying Macklunkey? That is something that could have only happened under Lucas. There isn’t one instance I can think of where a film studio has ever randomly inserted new material into someone else’s film for no real reason like that.

Disney couldn’t care less about the original 6 films. They bought Lucasfilm so they could produce new material and exploit the franchise’s marketing potential to the maximum. Can you imagine someone at Disney going “You know what? We really should add a new shot into the original Star Wars film where Greedo says Macklunkey!”?

Same deal with Fox. Lucas still had total control over Lucasfilm by that point. There is no way he would let someone else add random crap to his films without his consent. Every inane change you have ever seen in a Star Wars film was done under the supervision of George Lucas. That is the whole reason the original unaltered versions aren’t available, because George Lucas doesn’t want them to be.

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Studios are usually happy to let mistakes live on in movies. Disney would only ever touch these if there were reasons to censor it or something. It’s really only the filmmaker who cares to fix things. Though in some instances I can see a restoration team painting out wires or fixing matte lines like with The Wizard of Oz or something.

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They were done around the same time as the Indiana Jones remasters. Which is funny considering it was almost a decade ago.

But they sat on these for years. Star Wars coming to 4K disc in the maclunkey edit in 2020, and Indiana Jones in 2021.

Reliance did the scans for Star Wars formerly Lowry. and Pacific Title did Indiana Jones.