The Nerd said:
Well, what about that shot of entering Mos Eisley? I don't mean the extended intro, but the shot that shows them on the speeder.
The original looks very cheap. R2 looks like he could fall of at any moment.
The 1997 looks better, but C-3PO's arms are is awfully straight.
The 2004/2011 version is the best. Apart from C-3PO's left arm looking straight.
You're not getting agreement here. Ultimately it's subjective, but the original, while cheap looking, serves its purpose as a quick establishing shot. The revised versions are far too distracting from that purpose with their unnecessary and silly animations. While the speeder itself looks better as a still image, the shot is worse as part of the film. And that's really what's wrong with much of the changes--even when they do manage to improve the look of a particular part of the shot, they often screw up other aspects of the shot, or mess with the pacing so badly that the whole thing falls apart. Unfortunately, aside from the credit for JEJ, I truly believe the best case scenario for SE changes is when they failed to make the film worse. Making it better isn't really in the cards. It's the editing that made the originals great, and it's the editing in particular where the SE's always fall apart.
Most people think that Episode V is the best Special Edition. The new Tampa scenes, and the new Imperial scenes are well needed.
Disagree again. ESB is the best SE, because it has the fewest noticeable changes. All of the changes you do notice are for the worse, however, IMO.
The clunk sound added when the Stormtrooper hits his head was just great. I never noticed that a trooper hit his head before (with or without the sound). My old piano teacher pointed it out to me.
There was always a noise when the stormtrooper hit his head, more of a crack than a clunk. Maybe they made it louder.