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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films

I watched Return of the Jedi last week.

When Boushh shows up with Chewie and Jabba offers her 25K, then she demands 50K, I always thought it was Jabba trying to stiff her (with the original reward being 50K). But on this viewing I understood it to be that the original reward was 25K and Boushh was trying to inflate the reward price.

Maybe everyone else already interpreted it that way.

<strong>Return Of The Jedi</strong> - a general <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread

oojason said:

A new and intriguing interview with Craig Miller, the Director of Fan Relations for Lucasfilm back in the day, and also the man who wrote all of the Fantha Tracks newsletters.

He also talks about Lucas telling his plan, at the time, for Return Of The Jedi…

“The biggest thing was, as you mentioned, that Boba was intended to be the main villain in Return of the Jedi. That film was going to be about rescuing Han, dealing with Boba, etc. The redemption of Darth Vader and overthrow of the Emperor was intended for the next trilogy. But when George decided in 1980 not to do that next trilogy, Boba Fett became expendable and those things had to be dealt with in the third movie.”

and some other intriguing stuff in the interview too…



(Both the ‘Original Trilogy’ and the ‘Star Wars Crew’ sections of StarWarsInterviews.com are well worth checking out too.)

Interesting stuff! I’m going to have to pick up that book as well.

Is the 1997 Special Edition important?

For the eventual Blade Runner-esque “Final Cut” boxed set we’ll never get but I’d like to see:

Star Wars (Original Theatrical version)
97 Special Edition
2019 Special Edition
Special Edition-Lite version (mostly just recomposited special effects, no new scenes, etc.)

I can live without the 04 and 11 Special Edition versions as they are already readily available on disc.

So to answer your question, yes the '97 Special Edition is important. It was the way many people saw it in the theater for the first time.

Despecialized or the Special Editions; Which do you prefer - and why?

ray_afraid said:

Nibcrom said:

I watched… 4K Blu-ray recently and… It was great to have a clean-up version of the film.

Disney said:

Not sure why you edited my quote but…

I’m well aware that the 4K Blu-rays are not perfect as they were meant to be masters for the 3D conversion, but I did enjoy A New Hope on 4K Blu-ray. The color timing is vastly superior to the old Blu-rays (obviously).

When I say “cleaned up” I was mostly referring to the removal of garbage mattes and the superior compositing of elements related to work done on the Special Edition. 😃

I’m also a huge fan of the filmic look of 4K77 as I stated in my previous post.

It’s a shame we didn’t get definitive box set with all the different versions of the films without unnecessary digital processing. But hey, they’ve got to give us some reason to keep this site going…