As an addendum to my post yesterday about the leaked Star Wars Blu-Rays (now confirmed by Lucasfilm to be legit), I present to you a by no means definitive and certainly not comprehensive list of changes made to the original films for this release as noticed by other viewers. No, I have not seen the full Blu-Ray leaks myself. I’ve just been lurking Star Wars message boards and making note every time someone posts about a new alteration. My guess is we won’t be aware of every single update or “correction” until after the physical release on 9/16.
– droid escape pod now emits heat trails
– extra moisture vaporators CGI’d into Tatooine
– new Krayt dragon roar
– jagged rock CGI’d in front of R2-D2 in the Krayt dragon scene
– Han and Greedo shoot at the same time in the Cantina
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
– most of blue tint on Hoth erased
– most of puppeteer’s arm erased from Wampa attack
– extra flames aded to probe droid crater
RETURN OF THE JEDI
– new establishing shot outside Jabba’s palace
– prequel creature wandering around inside Jabba’s palace
– CGI do-over of Han Solo’s carbonite de-freezing
– blinking Ewoks
– CGI do-over of R2-D2’s malfunction on Endor
– Darth Vader whining “NOOO!” in Emperor’s throne room
As previously noted, issues with lightsaber color and various audio bugs from the 2004 DVDs have apparently carried over. Per the former, it’s my understanding that while the most egregious lightsaber errors were touched up, the majority of weird colors remain throughout the trilogy.
Sigh. When the fuck does Skatetown, U.S.A. come out on Blu-Ray? I wanna roller boogie my pain away.
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