Star Wars Classic Vs. Special Edition

Submitted by: Kim... 8 years ago Entertainment

Remember that Star Wars article a few days ago? Here"s video proof. Some of the bigger differences between the 2 films.
There are 39 comments:
Female 29
I don`t mind the updates either, agreeing the emperor and anakin did have to be updated, but some like the dancing band was a little overboard. Other than that, was pretty cool with new graphics, and I still like Star Wars.
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Male 777
If I were the actor playing Anakin in the first version of that last scene, I`d feel kind of insulted, what with being replaced by the talentless Hayden Christensen.
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Female 13
Wow, they really ruined the originals with the remake crap! The only part that I think is any better is the emperor. He does seem more scary.
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Male 150
ZOMG shiny unrealistic graphics ftw!
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Male 848
There was no point to "polishing it" (as George Lucas said in the special edition behind thee scenes). It was a waste of money, I can tell you that.
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Male 297
also i agree with many of those above me, han shot first
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Male 297
wasn`t the remake released in `97? had hayden christensen already been cast to play anakin in 2002? or am i missing something? i`m probably missing something.
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Male 6
at the end of the remake when Anikan is with Yoda and Obi-won, in the original, who is standing next to them
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Male 9
greedo always shot first they actually made hans reaction much faster in the remake you dont even see greedo`s shot as for him missing hey that`s why they are such clumsy random weapons i mean blaster accuracy was not something that happened whole lot in the movies :/
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Male 5,194
In the version I remember, Han shot first. All onboard the failboat for the remake!
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Male 330
Are you friggin kidding me?? That was retarded.
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Male 27
Agreed: The Jaba scene just feels stupid. It wasn`t the best/most necessary part of the original movie and was only made worse in the redo. BUT! WITHOUT QUESTION, the replacing of the "father Anakin" with the "young punk d-bag Hayden Christensen Anakin" is a tragedy. The whole goddam point of the story is that Luke and his father finally come together and the force is balanced etc. The father/son dynamic is CENTRAL to the whole damn trilogy. How does having Luke reunited with the 20 something version of his father achieve that??? The "real" Anakin was always in Darth Vader and therefore died during middle age. Why rewind the clock? Why isn`t Obi-Wan Ewan McGregor? Just a stupid move.
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Female 71
I feel like a lot of the things they did were unnecessary. i didn`t mind cleaning up bad shots (like theres this one where they get on an elevator in a new hope and in the original it looks like someone spat on the camera lens) but most of the other stuff just made the movies look corny. I hated the scene in jabbas palace, bleck.
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Male 772
The only one I knew of before was the replacement of Christensen in VI. Never knew about the rest of it.
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Female 269
Thank you! this cleared up some confusion i had.

i saw the last one on television a couple months ago and was super freaked out when i saw how similar the actor looked to hayden christensen. i thought it was just a coincidence! ha

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Female 695
I don`t mind the changes so much. Except for Greedo shooting first and replacing Sebastian Shaw with Hayden. Although. The ending Ewok celebration song of the SE RotJ is MUCH better than the original.

It`s prettier. : )

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Male 47
lol that came free with my remastered dvds as `bonus content` except it had way more
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Female 325
i have an idea! let`s redo a bunch of clash of the titans while we`re at it!

/sarcasm.

i hate george (money-grubbing) lucas.

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Male 4,680
Personally I like the changes (with the exception of greedo shooting first), for the same reason as CrakrJak. It also helps the two trilogies merge into one franchise.
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Female 5,139
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Male 734
They left out the sequence in A New Hope when Han runs into the troop of Storm Troopers in the original and in the remake, an entire hangar of them.
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Male 356
I really, really hated what he did with the band in Jabba`s lair, and they didn`t even show the more ludicrous elements of it. overall, i give the `special` edition a great big fat MEH.
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Female 5,139
its still the same film, isnt it..same story.. and that just really minor changes, im not that much of a geek to notice actually :-P tehehe
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Male 17,512
Personally I do believe that some of the aging blue-screen cgi needed to be refreshed with the green-screen modern cgi makes the series of movies tie in better with one another. Replacing the original emporer and the original anakin had to be done. The music and sound were made much better too.
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Male 528
The movies were great and didn`t NEED to be remade. I do understand him wanting to put in all the stuff that he wanted to the first time though. Plus he made himself more money that way. We would all do the same thing if we had the opportunity.
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Female 15,763
Again, the South Park episode about this is far ore interesting.
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Female 182
The only thing I got really mad about was taking the old Anikan out and replacing him with Hayden Christensen.
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Male 1,590
The SE made Greedo look like a dork. He can`t hit a stationary target at point-blank range? Gimme a break!
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Male 27
The changes for scenery are fine in my opinion but the Special Editions made Han Solo look like a pussy. In Episode IV, Han shot Greedo first. In the special edition, Greedo shoots first and to a Star Wars fan like myself it make Han Solo look like a big pussy cat. I also agree with LadyMorgue as well. The addition of the Hoth monster was stupid. Less is more.
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Female 1,516
They left out that creature on Hoth. (I`m drawing a blank on the name of it.) In the original, it was shot so you could hear the creature, but never see it, other than it`s arm in one shot. In the remake, Lucas CGed the creature so that you can see the entire thing. I felt that the way the original was shot took more creativity. It was scarier when I didn`t know what was making that noise instead of seeing it in a full shot. That`s what directors from the 70s and 80s had that directors lack now. CREATIVITY.
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Male 77
A lot of the differences were subtle changes which weren`t bad, and actually made the movies better for younger viewers. (Imagine what our children would have thought of the special effects from the original release of episode IV).

Now, I want to know when episode VII, VIII, and IX are coming out!!!!!

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Male 315
Holy hell, that last scene with Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Yoda was heart-wrenching (at least for a big time fan like myself). It screams "victory at last, the good guys win in the end" in a way that it touching, rather than corny. I`d like to see any of these Lucas haters do that.
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Female 1,142
Unnecessary background cgi ftw! :|
I`ve never really sat through a whole Star Wars movie.
And now I`m positive I don`t ever want to.
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Male 2,028
Meh, I really don`t think the additions and changes were all that necessary, except for the one in Episode V with the Emperor. Did you know that for the original emperor the face was an old woman with an ape`s eyes?
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Male 614
woohoo! Shininess!
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Male 3,301
It`s shinier, that`s what! And that`s all that matters.
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Male 1,455
What`s so special about the Special Edition?
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Male 41
wow george really made the remake stupid, he should really stop directing films.
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Female 539
Link: Star Wars Classic Vs. Special Edition [Rate Link] - Remember that Star Wars article a few days ago? Here`s video proof. Some of the bigger differences between the 2 films.
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