Thursday, 15 September 2011

George Lucas Makes Shocking Changes to the Star Wars Blu-ray

With the release of the classic and much loved Star Wars movies onto Blu-ray, George Lucas has once again made several tweaks and changes that have divided fans into those who hate them, and those who grudgingly accept them. Let's take a look at exactly what has been changed for this latest version.

***Contains Spoilers. But if you haven't see Star Wars, you shouldn't be reading E14 anyway.***


Darth Vader cries "Noooo!" when throwing Emperor Palpatine into the core of the Death Star II.

Ewoks now blink with CG eyelids.

The door to Jabba's Palace is thrice as wide as once it was.

During the duel between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jango Fett on Kamino, the rain now travels upwards, from the sea to the sky.

Footage has been inserted of Boba Fett escaping from the Sarlacc...then falling back in again. This routine is accompanied by a slide whistle.

Han and Greedo now have a full shoot-out to "Duel of the Fates".

During the briefing sequence prior to the Battle of Endor, Han now repeats everything Mon Mothma says, with his tongue in his bottom lip.

Ewan MacGregor has been digitally removed from Episodes IV - VI and replaced with Alec Guinness.


General Veers now ends every sentence with "Ooo-er, Missus!".

In several key scenes, Natalie Portman has been replaced with Wedge Antilles.

The character of Count Dooku now serves a purpose.

An extended scene reveals that Senator Palpatine and Darth Sidious aren't the same person.

Darth Maul now has the voice of Ray Park and the body of Peter Serafinowicz.

Willow is now canon.

During the pod-racing segment, Sebulba's pod has been digitally enhanced to appear as though it is sculpted from fondant.

At several points during the carbon freezing chamber, there are sounds of George Lucas sniggering.

Words: Brad Harmer
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51 GIVEAWAY


51 is a new science fiction horror from the After Dark Originals brand, coming to DVD & Blu-ray 26 September.

Due to political pressure from the American public, the Air Force has decided to allow two well-known reporters limited access to the most secretive base on the planet. But when one of the base’s ‘long-term visitors’ exploits this unprecedented visit as a chance to liberate himself and his fellow alien captives, Area 51 turns from a secure government base to a horrifying destination of terror.

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51 is available from Monday 26th September, courtesy of G2 Pictures.

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