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#1408236
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There should be a proper release of the 1977 Star Wars at this point
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Fang Zei said:

This actually brings me to something I was going to bring up earlier. We live in a post-#ReleaseTheSnyderCut world now, where something that no reasonable person thought would ever happen is now being financed to the tune of $70 million. The studios are all looking for ways to make money on the cheap with their business disrupted due to the current unpleasantness, and an OOT restoration would cost a small fraction of what AT&T is spending to finish the Snyder Cut.

Bingo. Nothing is impossible. #ReleaseTheOriginalTrilogy

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#1408061
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Complete Comparison of Special Edition Visual Changes
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All three ended up with shots and scenes not in the original films, and while folks can argue those changes involved aspects of the movies that Lucas had a problem with, many of them also conveniently line up with techniques that could be useful for the prequels.

And I’m watching the version where instead of focusing on the ghosts appearing for a few seconds and greeting one another, then Leia comes to get Luke, who winks at them as he leaves to rejoin his family, it’s the one where they focus on the ghosts, have Leia walk up, come back to the ghosts greeting one another, then comes back to Luke as he’s walking away. It cuts out the moments where Luke turns away from the party, where Leia has time to walk slowly up to Luke, where Luke winks at the ghosts. All of the little poignant moments are gone in favor of moving the film faster to the end. It’s very evident in splitscreen.

I may have been a little hyperbolic in my description, but I felt like attention needed to be brought that it’s not just the new planets, the entire ending is redone.

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#1407878
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - ** PRODUCTION HAS NOW RESTARTED **
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BedeHistory731 said:

doubleofive said:

KurganX said:

If adywan isn’t incorporating Rogue One into his edits, is he going to incorporate The Mandalorian?

I don’t care either way, just curious…

What would he incorporate?

Boba Fett not dying?

Oh yeah, not that Adywan needs to change things to match, but to NOT change things he already has planned. I see now.

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#1403977
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Approaching Star Wars canon
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I mean, isn’t that’s why they call it “Legends”? Like the point is LFL officially saying “this may have happened, it’s up to you”. I’m not against them publishing New Legends books because the average fan doesn’t read the books anyway, but it makes sense for them to just keep in the New Canon timeline.

Hell, think of it like Star Trek and the Kelvin Timeline. Legends is a parallel timeline.

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#1401850
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Han Shoots First - Any valid reason to not have Han shoot first?
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jedi_bendu said:

In an seriousness, I disagree with the change but I do understand George’s motivation behind it. He didn’t want Han’s easiness around shooting because he felt threatened to be considered ‘cool’ or whatever

I just don’t understand how having them shoot a half second apart (then a quarter second, then a twelfth second, then at the same time) changes anything about Han’s appearance or motivation. Han still puts his foot up to block Greedo’s view. Han still plays with the wall to draw Greedo’s attention away. Han still pulls his gun out of his holster and change his entire mood once he has it out. He’s not doing any of that “just in case”.

If Lucas wanted to re-edit the meaning of the scene, he should have re-edited the entire scene. The single (now two) added shot changes less than nothing.

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#1397173
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With all the changes to the OT, how come Lucas never fixed the Speeder scenes in ROTJ?
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Except for Jedi Rocks and the Sarlacc Beak, almost none of Jedi was touched in 1997. A couple of recomposites, no new wipes, nothing like the amount of work they put into ANH and ESB. However in 2004 they recomposited the Rancor, so I would assume either Lucas is fine with the way the speeder chase looks or just didn’t want to spend the money.