The upcoming Blu-ray release of all six Star Wars films is very exciting. Transferring these movies to a new format that will bring out the rich THX sound and imagery is a dream come true for many fans. Of course… with Star Wars there is always a price to pay to advancements like this. For every improvement, there are several steps in the wrong direction. A space sequence is sharpened but a goofy Jabba the Hut scene is added, etc.
The Blu-ray edition of Return of the Jedi, for instance will see blinking Ewoks, but added dialog in the final confrontation between Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and the Emperor could send you screaming blasphemy…
But look at these lovely added gems throughout all three original films! Luke builds his lightsaber, a Wampa attacks Echo base on Hoth, sandstorms on Tattoine… and much more.
Despite all that, there are still clips that I’d like to see re-added to A New Hope, such as this full cantina scene that establishes Han Solo as a lusty rogue and scoundrel.
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