More Changes to STAR WARS Include Blinking Ewoks and Different Cut of Greedo Shooting First

     September 1, 2011


Just the other day, we reported the sad and not at all surprising news that George Lucas has once again tinkered with his Star Wars films for their upcoming Blu-ray debut. One of the more striking edits in Star Wars: The Complete Saga is the inclusion of the universally panned “NOOOO!!!!” cry from Darth Vader into Return of the Jedi. That report was confirmed, and now we have two more clips of Lucas’ “improvements” to the ever-changing franchise. Apparently Ewoks will now blink, because of the fan outcry that the creatures were just too damn unrealistic, and in A New Hope Greedo still shoots first, but the cut is a bit tighter. If that wasn’t enough, we also have a clip of the CGI Yoda that we previously learned will be replacing puppet Yoda in The Phantom Menace. Hit the jump to watch Lucas’ handiwork.

Here are the new clips, which are from the actual Blu-rays (via Steve):

And here are the two previous edits, for those who missed them:

NOTE: The Vader clip is from the actual Blu-ray, while the Obi-Wan’s Krayt Dragon Call clip features the leaked audio synced up with the corresponding scene.


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