Originally posted by: Obi JeewhyenAgreed... such things should generally be left as separate extras or deleted scenes. Although there are instances where films are shortened on release so they are more acceptable to a theater audience, but later can have lots of things added back in on an extended DVD release because the core fans can handle a 3-hour-plus movie. I'm thinking Lord of the Rings and Dune here. Dune in particular could easily have been over 4 hours long and still not have any pointless filler.
Originally posted by: SKot
Star Wars - the Jabba & Han scene (maybe if it was Jabba's henchman instead of Jabba himself)
But how would this be any different from the Greedo scene? How is it different whether it's Jabba or a henchalien? The same exact information, with nothing new, as presented by Greedo in the Cantina. Hence why this scene is redundant. Hence why a good director would have left it on the cutting room floor, and not for the reason of effects technology limitations.
And that is why I put it in under 'Semi-canon'. It doesn't work as it is: it's redundant, it kills the pacing, it derails some of Jabba's dangerousness, but yet it's very genuinely Star Wars. Maybe this scene could have happened under different circumstances. Maybe Han did run into Jabba at some point in a similar way. But it just doesn't fit rest the story as it happened very well. And so that's why it's not included under the canon section... but I don't want to completely throw it out, because it feels so much like real Star Wars. Unlike most of the PT and SE changes.
Oh, and I definitely mean the version with Declan Mulholland and NO CGI Jabba in there. Post edited accordingly.
(Sorry, this scene is one of my peeviest pet peeves about the revisions to Star Wars. Rightful editing room rejects brought back to life just gets my goat, or starwars duck, or whatever animal makes a mad, growling sound)