Darth Vader's 'No' is just one of the changes in new Blu-ray Star Wars
As the launch date for Star Wars on Blu-ray gets ever closer, news that Lucas has been changing and tweaking more key scenes from the double trilogy has started to leak, with clips appearing on YouTube. It's likely to leave Star Wars fans fuming, and questioning why George Lucas can't stop messing about with these classic and much-loved movies.
The new Blu-ray edition, which is out in the UK on the 12 September, sees all six movies remastered and re-leased in the HD format.
Thanks to the wonders of CGI, Yoda in The Phantom Menace is no longer a puppet, and the Ewoks from Return of the Jedi have CGI eyes that blink.
But perhaps most shocking of all is that George Lucas has now got Darth Vader crying no as he throws Emperor Palpatine to his death in Return of the Jedi. Star Wars fans will remember in the original Lord Vader is silent.
The most offensive change, of Greedo shooting first, remains. It does look as though the editing has been tweaked again though, to make it appear as though Han fires a little faster. However, it still changes the whole scene and re-writes Han's character. Surely, the trilogy is about redemption for Han as much as it is about defeating evil for all the other characters. And while it's not our place to teach George Lucas about moviemaking, we have to say the fans are right on this one.
What do you think? Should Lucas tweak the films for the new Blu-ray version, or should they have stayed the same as the original theatrical release? Let us know in the comments below.