What changes were missed in this awesome edit?
The changes that I noticed were:
R2-D2 and C-3PO’s escape pod cover on Tatooine remained grey and was not changed back to blue.
Darth Vader’s lightsaber stayed red when Luke blasted the door on the Death Star.
The detention hall’s hallway remained altered with the special edition version when Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewbacca were attempting to escape.
These were the only changes that I noticed which were not restored to the theatrical version; otherwise, everything else was pretty much originally unaltered and theatrical.
I remember hearing that special edition “thud” noise from when the Storm Tropper hits his head on the blast door.
When I was checking it out on the computer and comparing it to other projects side by side, I think there are some shots that can be updated to better versions. You know the film scans used to cover up the crappy CGI.
One thing that surprised me was when Luke and Leia were in that tube where they had to swing over to get away from the Storm Troopers. Their voices were super echoey.
i thought the audio was sourced from schorman’s Star Wars LaserDisc Audio Archive and hairy_hen’s 70mm recreation