A quick change to a few seconds of audio in the upcoming release of the Star Wars saga on blu-ray has fans up in arms.
I'm a diehard fan. I'm a fanboy if you will...and I can honestly say that I don't have a problem with this. I really just don't care. It's not that big of a deal and won't stop me from buying this. I've been waiting a long time for these to hit blu-ray, and a couple new audio pieces aren't going to change my mind. Even as big of a fan as I am (yeah I waited a ridiculous amount of time in lines for the prequel releases, I have a collection worth $30-$50K), I hate when other fans start bitching about stuff like this. It's Star Wars.
Thank you. It just hurts me to see all of the fans so divided and complaining all of the time. I do understand it, but what's the point in complaining? It happened. Let's still try and enjoy these films in their glorious HD presentation.
Well I'm not buying SW on BluRay if it doesn't include the original unaltered trilogy. Those are the films I grew up with, so that is what I want to watch in HD. With all the space available on BluRay I see no reason why Mr. Lucas can't make that happen... Edit: And I'm not talking about these alterations even though they are completely unnecessary. I'm talking the cantina scene and all the digital alterations...
I know, I hate how they keep editing more crap. They think they need to edit every old movie to make them "better", they are just screwing them.
I dont really understand all "love" about star wars (maybe because im not american ?) it was pretty boring to me even when i was child,it always presented sci-fi kitsch to me - everything that i hate about that genre is in that movie(s).sci-fi for kids ? i think i will stick with the Dune for now (i mean books btw not the movie ^_^ )
I can understand where you're coming from. I was never a huge Star Wars fan either. I'm not overly into sci-fi period. I always thought Star Wars were decent movies, but nothing that ever made me "OMG Star Wars!!! Greatest movies everzzz!!!!!" I can really take it or leave it. In fact, I don't even own Star Wars on DVD or anything. And that's saying a lot cause I have a huge collection of movies. I might get around to getting it just because it is Star Wars, but again it was never anything overly special to me. Not that I hated them, I enjoyed them well enough. Just they never reached the level of "great" in my book. Might I dare say, I even consider them a tad bit overrated in some sense.
Well, look at it this way. All science fiction coming out of Hollywood was pretty lame. If you look at Logan's Run (which came out about the same time) and compare the two, you have to wonder if these two movies were ever made in the same era. The beauty and brilliance of Star Wars wasn't the storyline or the acting. It was the mythos. Ignore the Jedi phenomenon for a minute and really look at what they did with the rest of the worlds they created. The thing is Star Wars was WAAAY ahead of its time AND it still stands up to "modern" science fiction. It changed the way science fiction was done. Before, you had a spaceship on a string. Now we had entire planets and such filled with all sorts of "scum and villainy." It was realistic (as realistic as sci fi can get when you really think about it.) The spaceships weren't all shiny and new. Things were gritty. That is why it is brilliant.
Well I'm Norwegian so it's not only Americans who love SW. Too me it's more of a childhood thing. I was 6 years old when I saw the first movie on tv. And later I watched the others countless times on VHS. SW was huge then and has influenced later sci-fi movies a great deal. I mean between the SW and Alien movies, they set the standard for the look and fell of most sci-fi that followed...
Switched it from 'Rumor' to news because a Lucasfilm rep has now confirmed the change.
big deal so they added nooooo its still a great movie series darklordzor is right its not a big deal
Thank you! So glad to see someone else who share this opinion, rather than the random hatred.
star wars is starwars unless if the changed the whole movie then there would be rage apart from that the movie is still in tacked i cant wait to see the deleted sences and what not
Agreed. I can't wait to see those deleted scenes either, mostly because I can't believe that after all of these releases, we STILL haven't seen everything.
do you know if those extras like deleted scenes are in the saga version and not in the separate trilogys? i ask this because i think i will only get the boxset for the old trilogy and wait on a price drop for the prequals boxset
All those bonuses are only on the Complete Saga boxset. Part of that nine-disc collection. Sadly they won't be on the individual ones.
eeeh, no biggie
DARKlordzor FINALLY, someone who shares the same point of view. I'm a love Star Wars to death (yes I enjoyed the prequels for what they were) and it really sucks that most star wars fanboys are extremely fickle :( I for one welcome these changes, I cant wait!!
I think its somewhat dumb that he keeps doing this. Will i not buy it because of this? No. Just from a film maker perspective what is the point? This goes againt the show and don't tell rule. There is no need for a NOOOOO there, the silence was golden. Perhaps this is why the prequels were not as good, since he was able to add things like that from the get go....
Well said! The silence was indeed golden and thats what made that scene stick out so much for me. I must have been like 11 yrs old when i first saw that in the theater. That whole scene seemed like it lasted an eternity, people were like wondering whats going to happen here? Is Vader going to finally leave the dark side, is he going to do something? Man, hes not saying a word! Then just picks him up and throws him to his death, without saying a word! People in the theater were just silent and then all this cheering and roaring broke out. Wow, was that an intense build up! Thx Lucas, for once again removing and ruining something that made a part of my childhood. You see, its not about removing a small scene or changing a little dialogue in just some random movie! This aint another throw away movie like Lord of the Rings or Matrix. This is god damn Star Wars!!! These movies made history, they meant something, and when you were a part of that history being made... get it kids? Most of you kids werent even born yet and have no clue about the impact these movies had on us, so you have no say!!! I at least will thank you Lucas for making these classic films in the first place, but please you need to leave them the fuck alone! Give us real fans the untouched original releases with the cleaned up transfer, and make sure it actually supports wide screen this time! Add all the extra footage you want on the blueray, all the shit thats been in the vault all these years. We all knew you were going to do this one day, you greedy egotistical bastard!
adding stuff means more content and bang for your buck to see more little secrets and such that didnt get in the first movies. As a true starwars fan you would always want more. You already own the old shi7 originals so stfu. Well I know what will make you really happy is if he just made the exact originals with hd and didnt add any blueray extras on the side whatsoever so you just get the movie and thats it. Put the movie in and it plays automatically and then after the end credits boom its done nothing else on the disc. No behind the scenes no censored nothing. How would you like them apples you fake fans. Crying about extra content to see more insight to the creator of starwars mind and how the film was supposed to be.
There is a difference between extras and continually changing the original movies. Fair enough I understand they want to correct some mistakes and update certain things to match the new trilogy. But why can't they also have the original unaltered trilogy available for us who grew up with it, and don't want alterations and CGI to take away the magic we experienced when we first saw it?
I won't buy the full Star Wars set until the final trilogy has been made and available on BluRay (or whatever CD medium is around by then).
People need to give up hope on that. There isn't going to be another trilogy. There were initially plans for three trilogies, but they scrapped that idea and ended up tying up those loose ends and incorporating some of it into the original trilogy (like Leia being his sister, etc.) The story is about Anakin and Anakin is dead, thus the story is finished. Lucas himself and others who worked with him have even come out and said that the Sequel Trilogy was just a vague idea in the beginning but that got scrapped before they even made the final movie in the original trilogy.
i heard they were going to digitaly remaster every gun to look like walkie talkies
Never understood the SW fanboys who absolutely stick by the original version, I mean CP3O driving the Land Speeder? No, just no.
The dragon call bugs me a lot cus it sounds really strange(if that video is real) The Drth Vader "NOOOO" thing bugs me a little cus it's a little bit cheesy....
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