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Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Star Wars Trilogy

coverThe not-exactly-original original trilogy has finally come out on DVD. I haven't yet decided if I'm going to waste my money on buying a DVD set I will probably never watch since I found the enhancements unpalatable, never mind the additional changes Lucas has made to keep this set in line with the offal that is the current trilogy.

I read an interview with Lucas where he explained why he couldn't care less about the fans that made him what he is by supporting Star Wars and another that listed the enhanced enhancements he made to integrate the new trilogy into this, but I'm not at home so I don't have access to them to quote or link. However, I will try to remember to update this entry after I get home to include that information.

UPDATE: I'm at home and I've found the two articles I mentioned earlier. The first can be found here: - Why Lucas tinkered with 'Star Wars' - Sep 20, 2004.

Q: Why not release both the originals and special editions on DVD?

LUCAS: The special edition, that's the one I wanted out there. The other movie, it's on VHS, if anybody wants it. ...

I'm not going to spend the, we're talking millions of dollars here, the money and the time to refurbish that, because to me, it doesn't really exist anymore. It's like this is the movie I wanted it to be, and I'm sorry you saw half a completed film and fell in love with it. But I want it to be the way I want it to be.

It's nice to know the generation of viewers who made the franchise what it was in the beginning aren't worth the money to give us what was, quite probably, the seminal movie experience of our generation. It's nice to know that those of us who PAID to see the original movies 10, 20, 30, 40 times aren't worth a few dollars to get the version of the films that have meaning for us.

You know, George, if you'd released both versions of the films on DVD, you could have had your cake and eaten it too.

The second article can be found here: - Five major changes in the 'Star Wars' DVD - Sep 20, 2004.

But the most noticeable change -- and perhaps one some "Star Wars" diehards will have a tough time stomaching -- is Hayden Christensen (who plays young Anakin in the prequel trilogy) now appearing in the scene where the "force ghosts" of Anakin, Obi Wan, and Yoda smile at Luke.

Since I used the word 'offal' to describe the current trilogy, do I really need to say anything about this?


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