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Old 07-29-04, 03:50 PM
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Star Wars DVD information

This is the place to post specs, pics, info on what's been added etc.

This is not the place to discuss whether or not you like the additions, are pissed that the OT isn't coming out etc.

Do that in this thread.

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=377413

This thread is simply for those wanting to read up on what's on the DVDs what's been added etc., and not giving a rats ass whether DVD Talkers think the changes are great or that Lucas is further destroying the trilogy. Those discussion go in the above thread.
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Old 07-29-04, 04:01 PM
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Fine, I'll start (and I can keep this updated if people prefer to get this all in a central location)...

Here's the changes that were made in 1997: http://www.theforce.net/swse

Here's the ADDITIONAL changes that'll be on the new 2004 DVDs:

Episode IV: A New Hope
* Greedo still shoots first, but the scene has been altered to improve it (can someone point me to more information?)
* Jabba (added for the '97 SE) has been replaced with a new render.

* Death Star corridors have been digitally altered:

* Dianoga in the trash compactor scene has been enhanced. He now blinks and has a different pupil.
* Tractor beam writing is now in Aurebesh



Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
* Taun-tauns have had subtle tweaks to improve the animation.
* Palpatine's hologram has been replaced with new footage of Ian McDiarmid and altered dialog. (http://s90708385.onlinehome.us/mille...perorvader.mp3)


* Boba Fett's dialog has been replaced by Temuera Morrison (http://s90708385.onlinehome.us/mille..._fettvoice.mp3)
* Luke's scream (added for the '97 SE) has been removed when he jumps.


Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
*Matte lines for Rancor / Skiff scene (and other scenes) greatly improved



* Anakin's unmasking has been changed -- it is still Sebastian Shaw, but they've digitally removed his eyebrows and changed his eye color.

* Hayden Christiansen is now shown as the "spirit Anakin" at the end, replacing Shaw (http://www.elgarsplace.com/millenniu...hristensen.zip)


* Changes to Coruscant in ending celebration (adding Jedi Temple, etc.)

* Naboo has been added to the ending celebration... you see some gungans on a rooftop and can hear one shout "Wesa Free!"

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Thanks bboisvert!

I'd love to be able to keep up to date on what's being added without having to skim over all the bickering as I really don't care about either side's opinons on the matter.
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Has R2 been colored blue during the ANH space battle? Have yet to see any pics of that.
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Any pictures out there of the Rancor difference in ROTJ??
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Just listened to the Boba Fett voice change and quite frankly, it ain't bad. In fact it sounds more like a synthesized change rather than a redub.

The Darth-Emperor exchange is not bad either. Kinda sounds eire in a way. That the emperor knows who destroyed the Death Star. Almost makes you wonder how he knows. Inside spy? Or is it just the Force?
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Any truth to the rumors of a new transfer/revamp of the Ep. I disc? I know several of the Naboo cruiser/Tatooine shots had terrible compression artifacts.
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According to the guy at MF.com, the taun-tauns have had subtle tweaks to improve the animation. Also, the dianoga in the trash compactor scene has been enhanced. He now blinks and has a different pupil.

Add this as well. The writing on the tractor beam is now in Aurebresh.

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Has there been any word on changes to musical cues...like adding the Imperial March to Star Wars?
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Has there been any word on changes to musical cues...like adding the Imperial March to Star Wars?
The Imperial March has not been added to Star Wars. Also, the choppy music caused by the added scenes of Vader leaving Bespin for his Star Destroyer, have been reportedly smoothed out so that transitions sound more seamless.
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Originally posted by Terrell
The Imperial March has not been added to Star Wars. Also, the choppy music caused by the added scenes of Vader leaving Bespin for his Star Destroyer, have been reportedly smoothed out so that transitions sound more seamless.
Thank god...that irritated the hell out of me.

What about when Boba Fett's ship leaves the platiform in Empire...do you know if they restored the silence that was originally there? In my opinion not cutting off that cue really disturbs the mood of the scene.
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Originally posted by Terrell
Add this as well. The writing on the tractor beam is now in Aurebresh.
Has this been confirmed? I know it was on many "assumed changes" and wish lists... but I hadn't seen confirmation. A link to a picture or witness?
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Originally posted by bboisvert
Has this been confirmed? I know it was on many "assumed changes" and wish lists... but I hadn't seen confirmation. A link to a picture or witness?
I've seen a pic, either at HTF's thread or the one at MF.com
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Originally posted by Mike Lowrey
Any truth to the rumors of a new transfer/revamp of the Ep. I disc? I know several of the Naboo cruiser/Tatooine shots had terrible compression artifacts.
Excellent question. I heard rumor that Yoda was to be CGI-ed out.
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Originally posted by bboisvert
Has this been confirmed? I know it was on many "assumed changes" and wish lists... but I hadn't seen confirmation. A link to a picture or witness?
What was it before? English? I swear it amazes me the details you guys notice. Why was it on the wish list of changes?
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I guess with these changes, the SE's will be sort after as well. Interesting dialog change with the Palpatine. Kinda wish they hadn't done that though.

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Originally posted by Kal-El
What was it before? English? I swear it amazes me the details you guys notice. Why was it on the wish list of changes?
Yep, English:



It was on a change 'wish list' because all of the other text in the trilogy is written in Aurebesh, so it creates a continuity problem.
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I wonder if they've cleaned up the other instances of english - like the HUGE 94 on the side of the docking bay.
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i haven't heard this talked about at all-
but does anyone know if the med bay kiss between Leia and Luke has been altered in any way- or are any of the other ESB scenes that contain a romantic undercurrent altered?
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Originally posted by Qui Gon Jim
Excellent question. I heard rumor that Yoda was to be CGI-ed out.
he needs to be cgi'd
that thing hardly looks like yoda
I would have felt different if they would have kept the same yoda for AOTC
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I'm getting excited about most of these changes. Some of them seem bad (especially Hayden in ROTJ), but most seem very cool.

I always got annoyed at the matte lines especially, so I'm glad those'll be gone.
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this it not a complaint, but the new Jabba seems more cartoonish than the 97 version. Maybee that will change or it will look differenr on a large screen.
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but does anyone know if the med bay kiss between Leia and Luke has been altered in any way
There's just no way to fix that scene without butchering it completely. So no, it's not been fixed. It's just one of those things we'll have to live with.

but the new Jabba seems more cartoonish than the 97 version.
You must be joking?

2004 Jabba:



1997 Jabba:



The new Jabba is light years ahead of the worst CG character in history, 1997 SE Jabba.
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Glad to see Jabba fixed. That was the most annoying thing to me about the 1997 SE.
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Thanks bboisvert you did a great summary!
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