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2008-08-10 08:34:41 PM
That "raped my childhood" thing is farking stupid, subby. Watch what you like and ignore the rest.
 
2008-08-10 08:57:16 PM
Rape sounds like something someone took away.
Lucas didn't take anything from you. He didn't make you buy any new stuff.
He changed something.
The originals are still out there. Watch them and STFU.
 
2008-08-10 08:58:53 PM
I still think the new Sarrlac Pit was an improvement.
 
2008-08-10 09:08:00 PM
About the only changes I didn't like were Han shooting first and that they didn't do a thing to make the shot where the rancor monster picks up Luke more convincing. Oh, and the hangar scene in Jedi when Lando and Han are clearly in front of a painting of the Falcon.
 
2008-08-10 09:29:26 PM
pics.livejournal.com
 
2008-08-10 09:41:10 PM
Very little of that robs the original movies. Some of the changes weren't even noticeable with that side-by-side. Most of them were just filler tthat didn't need to be added. The Han and final Scene from Jedi were bullshiat though.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2008-08-10 09:43:07 PM
The originals are still out there.

Did Lucas break down and offer the original, really original this time, movies on DVD?
 
2008-08-10 09:44:40 PM
Some of the scenes from the original, the Han shooting first, and the addition of Mr. wooden actor in the last one are the bad parts. Everything else is just scenery, and I have to say that some of the effects are okay.
 
2008-08-10 09:45:03 PM
It's interesting that the compiler put a copyright on a piece that is composed wholly of copyrighted material. Any Fark lawyers have an idea of whether they'd win (fair use and all that) if Lucas decided to call them on it?
 
2008-08-10 09:46:31 PM
Aside from Han shooting first (a major insight to a character, a'la Joseph Campbell), I don't give a farking damn what Lucas does to "his" movie. He created the myth, he can "myth" it up all he wants.
 
2008-08-10 09:48:11 PM
Note to Lucas:

If it isn't broke don't fix it.
 
2008-08-10 09:54:55 PM
I gotta say, most of these are improvements -- particularly the scene where Calrissian and the rest are escaping through Cloud City.

The Han shooting second thing is still b.s., however.
 
2008-08-10 09:59:13 PM
Submitter:

www.newsgroper.com
STOP WHINING
 
2008-08-10 10:07:15 PM
Hey Subby, come over here and let me finish what George Lucas started.
 
2008-08-10 10:09:52 PM
You know, honestly, the only changes in there that I didn't like were Han not shooting first, the change in Jabba's palace and inserting Hayden into the final shot. The rest looked fine to me.
 
2008-08-10 10:15:56 PM
the whole song and dance added to Jedi really suck, never got how someone thought that was a good idea to add
 
2008-08-10 10:19:48 PM
1) Han not shooting first
2) Removing the "Bring my shuttle" line
3) The goofiness before they enter the cantina
4) The band in Jabba's palace

The rest were improvements. How can you argue that replacing that monkey faced Emperor with the real actor and the scenery in Cloud City weren't improvements? And why wouldn't Anakin's spirit look like Hayden Christiansen? When in the entire saga did Anakin ever look like that other guy?

Cue the douchebag that accuses me of fellating Lucas.
 
2008-08-10 10:27:26 PM
Fine, I'll be the only one.

I'm not even a Star Wars OCD case--I have no action figures, never dressed up as one of the characters for Halloween, don't have any of the movies on Blu-ray or any other medium. But I do think the changes are gross and unnecessary, and f*ck up my experience whenever I happen upon one of the films on TV, because I INSTANTLY notice the changes as foreign and intrusive.

The scenes from the first movie with the stormtroopers riding those weird horse-monsters look ridiculous. And it just gets worse from there. The editing out of original footage to "preserve continuity," the need to show that the Cloud City is in the clouds because we can't believe it otherwise, the need to insert Hayden Christiansen in the final scene to be "cute," all unnecessary, all intrusive to my experience of the film.

Why show Anakin as the young Woody McBoresalot? Why not edit out Alec Guinness, replace him with strapping young Ewan McGregor? Wouldn't Obi Wan like to be young in his afterlife, too?

No, it's not rape--but it's not anal sex we asked for, either. And I wish Lucas would just take his big Star Wars boner, put it back in his pants, and zip it up for good.
 
2008-08-10 10:31:33 PM
awfulperson: Why show Anakin as the young Woody McBoresalot? Why not edit out Alec Guinness, replace him with strapping young Ewan McGregor? Wouldn't Obi Wan like to be young in his afterlife, too?

Because that's not what he looked like when he died. If you buy Obi Wan's interpretation that he died when he became Vader, he looked like Christenson. If you believe he died on the 2nd Death Star then he was a torso with a farked up head. In neither case did he look like the guy in the original version of the film.
 
2008-08-10 10:33:25 PM
Han shooting second is bad, but putting farking Hayden Christensen in the end of RotJ sickens me.
 
2008-08-10 10:37:05 PM
Quit whining SilentStrider and NinjaKirby.

/although, am i now whining about you guys whining about whining?
//where will the madness end?!!
 
2008-08-10 10:40:39 PM
Terrx: Han shooting second is bad, but putting farking Hayden Christensen in the end of RotJ sickens me.

Those are the only scenes I have a problem with, but I consider the "new" Han/Greedo scene to be the greater of the two travesties.
 
2008-08-10 10:40:46 PM
Hate Computer Generated Image.
It's that simple.
Especially when the image does not properly interact with it's environment.
Have not see episodes 1, 2, 3, Cause from the ad's, I can clearly see all the repeat images in the crowd.

/But some movies do the images just right and it add's to the movie.
 
2008-08-10 10:47:18 PM
www.dvdcc.com

...ahem
 
2008-08-10 10:47:32 PM
I was an adult by the time Episode IV hit theaters, but even if I had been a child at the time I wouldn't have said that my Star Wars memories had been raped. Bought the original theatrical versions when they came out on VHS & still own them. At some point I'll buy the original theatrical versions of Episodes IV-VI on DVD.

That being said, if you don't want to watch the "improved" versions of Episodes IV-VI, then don't, but don't whine about Lucus raping your childhood. Watch the original theatrical versions instead.
 
2008-08-10 10:48:51 PM
The movie is a classic piece of science fiction. flawed but classic. don't fark with it.

/that is all
 
2008-08-10 10:50:10 PM
Bathia_Mapes: I was an adult by the time Episode IV hit theaters, but even if I had been a child at the time I wouldn't have said that my Star Wars memories had been raped. Bought the original theatrical versions when they came out on VHS & still own them. At some point I'll buy the original theatrical versions of Episodes IV-VI on DVD.

That being said, if you don't want to watch the "improved" versions of Episodes IV-VI, then don't, but don't whine about Lucus raping your childhood. Watch the original theatrical versions instead.


Pray, tell me, where might I find the unmolestered theatrical editions of Eps 4-6 on DVD? Retail not eBay please?
 
2008-08-10 10:50:52 PM
I never thought I'd miss the Ewok song.
 
2008-08-10 10:51:16 PM
I agree with the sentiments regarding Han shooting first and inserting Hayden in the final scene, although to be honest I hate the new music in the celebration scene more than Hayden being there. Where's the old music? I liked that more!

Some of the scenery changes I liked, particularly the not shown scenes of the panoramic crowds celebrating on Corruscant(sp?) and Naboo. Others are just puzzling to me. Take the Jabba barge on desert shot around 3:33. I mean, the old one is kinda dull in blurry, but what did the new shot do other than make it look completely like a cartoon?
 
2008-08-10 10:52:31 PM
SilentStrider

Posts like that suck and I hate them.

Re TFV, as long as the original and improved versions are available, who cares? Besides, it's his work, he can do whatever the hell he wants.
 
2008-08-10 10:53:29 PM
I love the originals, but I really do prefer the new Emperor compared to the bulgy-eyed, yellow version.
 
2008-08-10 10:54:25 PM
Well you know in another 20 years or so all 6 episodes are going to be rehashed for even more profit
 
2008-08-10 10:54:48 PM
J. Frank Parnell: Quit whining SilentStrider and NinjaKirby.

/although, am i now whining about you guys whining about whining?
//where will the madness end?!!


Probably when we all stop whining.
 
2008-08-10 10:55:46 PM
What's "Star Wars?"

/I keed
 
2008-08-10 10:58:31 PM
Terrx: Han shooting second is bad, but putting farking Hayden Christensen in the end of RotJ sickens me.

I didn't mind most of the changes (some made perfect sense, some complimented the movies nicely) but the switch to the young, Hayden Christensen, Jedi-ghost at the end did not sit well with me at all.

Besides Han not shooting first, I didn't like the inclusion of the Jabba The Hut scene in the original "Star Wars" (it was too glitchy and took me right out of the movie).
 
2008-08-10 11:01:28 PM
Star Wars? Wasn't that the silly cowboy movie in space from the late 70s with the girl from The Blues Brothers?
 
2008-08-10 11:03:47 PM
BasqueBastard: Bathia_Mapes: I was an adult by the time Episode IV hit theaters, but even if I had been a child at the time I wouldn't have said that my Star Wars memories had been raped. Bought the original theatrical versions when they came out on VHS & still own them. At some point I'll buy the original theatrical versions of Episodes IV-VI on DVD.

That being said, if you don't want to watch the "improved" versions of Episodes IV-VI, then don't, but don't whine about Lucus raping your childhood. Watch the original theatrical versions instead.

Pray, tell me, where might I find the unmolestered theatrical editions of Eps 4-6 on DVD? Retail not eBay please?


Lucas released the original theatrical versions on DVD in 2006. I know they're available at amazon.com/Episode IV, but they should be available at other retailers as well.

Episodes V & VI at amazon.com
 
2008-08-10 11:04:02 PM
BasqueBastard: Pray, tell me, where might I find the unmolestered theatrical editions of Eps 4-6 on DVD? Retail not eBay please?

Wherever you can buy DVDs.
 
2008-08-10 11:10:25 PM
The sad part is the original versions look much better. CGI sometimes looks so out of place and crappy it just ruins the sense of reality.
 
2008-08-10 11:20:46 PM
J. Frank Parnell: Quit whining SilentStrider and NinjaKirby.

how exactly is posting that the biatching about George Lucas is old and tiresome whining?

vossiewulf: Posts like that suck and I hate them.

and?
 
2008-08-10 11:29:42 PM
it isn't lucas' crappy retelling of the saga that bugs me...it's his lack of scope, period.

-jedi should be flying around like superman does.

they can levitate objects of considerable mass...yet they can't fly themselves?

horseshiat.
 
2008-08-10 11:37:07 PM
That was a cool back to back look. I found I liked all the Bespin special effects the best, and of course I liked the real Emperor in Empire. But the weathered, barren Tattoine in Episode IV was MUCH better than the CGI-enhanced one, with creatures and ships in every little corner of the screen. And I hate the ROTJ song.
 
2008-08-10 11:48:21 PM
I, for one, am glad the Ewok song is gone.
 
2008-08-10 11:49:35 PM
MickCollins
The sad part is the original versions look much better. CGI sometimes looks so out of place and crappy it just ruins the sense of reality.

I do agree with you there in some part. I'm not going to complain - but, a lot of movies I really liked when I first saw them, the ones that went on to cult status and sequels, they started out with a very cheap, gritty sort of "drive-in movie" feeling, and to me, that lends to a sense of reality.
When I see a cheap and dirty (but good nonetheless) movie, I say to myself "wow, the director and/or producer really wanted to tell that story, no matter how junky it looks (sort of like everything Ed Wood ever did).
Some examples would be Mad Max (the original was done on a shoestring, the sequels were IMO, over produced) - Fists of Fury (super gritty drive-in quality, and everything Bruce Lee did afterwards looked over produced to me), and Star Wars.
It doesn't bother me that people like their blockbuster movies all slick and over-produced. I just like it when I find a diamond in the rough, there's really no need to improve on that.
Compare The Omega Man to I am Legend (the latter is essentially a remake of the former). When I saw The Omega Man in the theater, I felt very satisfied by the sort of raw and ugly quality of it. I am Legend was just all computer effects to me, and not much of an improvement on the original.
It's all a matter of taste of course. I don't think Lucas needed to do anything to the originals, but if you like 'em better that way, I haven't got a problem with that either.
 
2008-08-10 11:55:05 PM
its hard to argue that these 'improvements' were a good idea, considering the puppets aged far better than the computer rendered images which now look dated and completely shiatty.
 
2008-08-11 12:03:29 AM
He could have at least changed it in a way that communicated the story line in a better way. For example, having princess lea give head in every scene she was in originally would be a dramatic affect that would actually benefit the movie.
 
2008-08-11 12:03:34 AM
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2008-08-11 12:06:41 AM
BasqueBastard: Pray, tell me, where might I find the unmolestered theatrical editions of Eps 4-6 on DVD? Retail not eBay please?

I picked then up at WalMart a year or so ago. Each episode came as a two DVD pack, one the original theatric version and the other was the redone version. Less than twenty bucks each.

As far as the changes, I'd have to say Han shooting first and the Jabba palace scene were crap. The rest I don't care about.

However, there is this scene.
 
2008-08-11 12:12:50 AM
In the sequences where Lucas cleaned up the old special effects it's fine. In the scenes where he added crap just to make it look "better" it's ok if it didn't mess with the story.

In the scenes where he changed or added something (Han not shooting first, Han meeting Jabba etc) he should have left it alone.

I prefer the original version of the first movie for that reason. The other two are ok either way.
 
2008-08-11 12:28:06 AM
Mugato
BasqueBastard: Pray, tell me, where might I find the unmolestered theatrical editions of Eps 4-6 on DVD? Retail not eBay please?

Wherever you can buy DVDs.


If memory serves, those are actually the thx editions which make a few "corrections" to the originals in and of themselves.
 
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