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Thread: Star Wars Original Trilogy: do you prefer the original versions or the "updated" ones

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    Dancing Chocobo Star Wars Original Trilogy: do you prefer the original versions or the "updated" ones

    So remember when George Lucas went in and added like some fancy computer animated stuff to the original trilogy? Do you feel mostly okay with that, or do you prefer the originals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pike View Post
    So remember when George Lucas went in and added like some fancy computer animated stuff to the original trilogy? Do you feel mostly okay with that, or do you prefer the originals?
    The only change which was really necessary was the Jabba change. In the original version of IV, Jabba was just a regular guy, and then he suddenly turns into a massive slug in VI. It didn't make any sense, so I like that they edited IV to make Jabba a slug.

    HOWEVER, some of the changes were not only unnecessary, but questionable. In VI, they edited the black singers in Jabba's Palace - two of the only black characters in the whole Star Wars film universe - into CGI thingummies. BUT, they didn't do that to that of the other characters in that scene. I hope that George Lucas wasn't deliberately trying to whitewash that scene, but that's how it comes across.
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    He edited it to make Greedo Shoot first which is totally not what happened.

    Other than that I wasn't too botherd by the updates.

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    I prefer the original originals

    The only change which was really necessary was the Jabba change. In the original version of IV, Jabba was just a regular guy, and then he suddenly turns into a massive slug in VI. It didn't make any sense, so I like that they edited IV to make Jabba a slug.
    They only talked about Jabba in the original New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. The scene with him and Han wasn't in the film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theundeadhero View Post
    I prefer the original originals

    The only change which was really necessary was the Jabba change. In the original version of IV, Jabba was just a regular guy, and then he suddenly turns into a massive slug in VI. It didn't make any sense, so I like that they edited IV to make Jabba a slug.
    They only talked about Jabba in the original New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. The scene with him and Han wasn't in the film.
    Are you sure? I'm sure there was a scene in IV where he's talking to Jabba and it's a guy, not a slug.

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    Jabba never appeared until VI originally. The conversation Han has with Jabba in IV was cut from the original if I remember right and then added back in with the special editions. Because it was cut, Han has a conversation with someone else about what he owes Jabba or whatever that is very similar to the Jabba conversation. It's actually kind of awkward in the special edition because you have to sit through the same conversation pretty much twice in a row just with different people.

    I don't really mind the changes for the most part. I just got the movies on Blu Ray to watch in preparation for the new one. I don't care about Greedo shooting outside of the fact that the effect to make Han's head move unnaturally out of the way looks bad. I also feel like Greedo missing at that range doesn't make much sense. Either way, you can see that Han had the intention of shooting Greedo with the build up regardless of who shoots first. I don't care about the extra CG details added. I don't mind the Jabba scene in IV even though I find it awkward; although I can understand some of my friend's arguments that they preferred the mysteriousness of not knowing who Jabba is until he appears in Vi. The only change that bothers me is the Hayden Christensen force ghost.

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    I liked all of it except Greedo. Thank god they changed the ewok village ending.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Carnelian View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theundeadhero View Post
    I prefer the original originals

    The only change which was really necessary was the Jabba change. In the original version of IV, Jabba was just a regular guy, and then he suddenly turns into a massive slug in VI. It didn't make any sense, so I like that they edited IV to make Jabba a slug.
    They only talked about Jabba in the original New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. The scene with him and Han wasn't in the film.
    Are you sure? I'm sure there was a scene in IV where he's talking to Jabba and it's a guy, not a slug.
    They've included the deleted version of the scene in various releases but it was never in an actual cut of the movie.

    And it really never should have been added in since the dialogue is just a rehash of the conversation with Greedo. Many of the lines are actually exactly the same making its later addition completely stupid and unnecessary.

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    I prefer the originals and regret the fact we taped over the original versions with the 1997 re-release, though I don't think the changes were quite as daunting with those.

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    The new ones add literally nothing of value.

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