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Date: 08/10/08 09:27 AM

39 Responses to Star Wars Classic Vs. Special Edition

  1. Profile photo of Kim...
    Kim... Female 13-17
    539 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 12:59 pm
    Link: Star Wars Classic Vs. Special Edition - 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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    anciemelodie Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2008 at 9:33 am
    wow george really made the remake stupid, he should really stop directing films.
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    elHadji Male 70 & Over
    1455 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 9:34 am
    What`s so special about the Special Edition?
  4. Profile photo of LoofahBoy
    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2008 at 9:39 am
    It`s shinier, that`s what! And that`s all that matters.
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    bluethen Male 13-17
    616 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 9:40 am
    woohoo! Shininess!
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    gandhi172 Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2008 at 9:42 am
    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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    White_Wolfos Female 18-29
    1143 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 9:49 am
    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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    Aramil Male 18-29
    315 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 9:51 am
    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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    cobra240 Male 30-39
    77 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 9:57 am
    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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    LadyMorgue Female 30-39
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    August 10, 2008 at 10:06 am
    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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    brandonegc Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2008 at 10:13 am
    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.
  12. Profile photo of HarryBalszak
    HarryBalszak Male 40-49
    1590 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 10:17 am
    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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    Cricket11 Female 18-29
    182 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 11:15 am
    The only thing I got really mad about was taking the old Anikan out and replacing him with Hayden Christensen.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 11:22 am
    Again, the South Park episode about this is far ore interesting.
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    eladrelkce Male 30-39
    528 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 11:45 am
    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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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 12:15 pm
    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.
  17. Profile photo of alice_x
    alice_x Female 18-29
    5140 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 12:23 pm
    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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    Giligadi Male 40-49
    356 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 12:32 pm
    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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    vegascartman Male 30-39
    735 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 2:12 pm
    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.
  20. Profile photo of alice_x
    alice_x Female 18-29
    5140 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 2:39 pm
    Stormtrooper hits hes head :-)
  21. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    August 10, 2008 at 3:05 pm
    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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    sicker Female 30-39
    325 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 3:23 pm
    i have an idea! let`s redo a bunch of clash of the titans while we`re at it!


    i hate george (money-grubbing) lucas.

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    duckboy142 Male 18-29
    47 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 6:29 pm
    lol that came free with my remastered dvds as `bonus content` except it had way more
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    MissMage Female 18-29
    695 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 7:49 pm
    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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    ARC123 Female 13-17
    269 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 8:11 pm
    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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    Smashking Male 18-29
    773 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 8:36 pm
    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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    ariadnese Female 18-29
    71 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 8:56 pm
    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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    gtstanton Male 18-29
    27 posts
    August 11, 2008 at 12:11 am
    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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    kcpd2050 Male 40-49
    330 posts
    August 11, 2008 at 12:54 am
    Are you friggin kidding me?? That was retarded.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    August 11, 2008 at 2:06 am
    In the version I remember, Han shot first. All onboard the failboat for the remake!
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    lemartesdc Male 18-29
    9 posts
    August 11, 2008 at 5:29 am
    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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    mxcncarebear Male 18-29
    6 posts
    August 11, 2008 at 12:14 pm
    at the end of the remake when Anikan is with Yoda and Obi-won, in the original, who is standing next to them
  33. Profile photo of kurdizzzz
    kurdizzzz Male 13-17
    298 posts
    August 11, 2008 at 1:13 pm
    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.
  34. Profile photo of kurdizzzz
    kurdizzzz Male 13-17
    298 posts
    August 11, 2008 at 1:13 pm
    also i agree with many of those above me, han shot first
  35. Profile photo of Chaos7
    Chaos7 Male 18-29
    849 posts
    August 11, 2008 at 7:32 pm
    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.
  36. Profile photo of krizznitz
    krizznitz Male 13-17
    150 posts
    August 11, 2008 at 10:32 pm
    ZOMG shiny unrealistic graphics ftw!
  37. Profile photo of ace421
    ace421 Female 60-69
    13 posts
    August 12, 2008 at 2:49 am
    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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    Kaizer250 Male 18-29
    777 posts
    August 13, 2008 at 3:21 pm
    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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    lyssa751 Female 30-39
    29 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 9:08 pm
    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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