Updates to Star Wars Blu-Ray are Awesome!
Or at least this one is.
For the record, I don’t mind any tweaks and updates they’re adding to the original Star Wars trilogy in the new Blu-Ray DVD release coming out soon. I’ve seen the updated clips, but I don’t care. We should all be used to changes by now. George Lucas is a man who, whenever he watches his classic movies, sees a way that he can improve little things here and there. And he has the technology to make whatever little changes he wants.
So he does it. He’s done it before. He’ll do it again. They’re his movies, though, so I don’t mind him making changes.
The new changes include Darth Vader shouting, “NOOOOOOO” when he throws the Emperor to his death at the end of Return of the Jedi. The Ewoks can now blink. Obi-Wan’s animal cry to scare away the Sand People in A New Hope sounds a lot weirder. Among others. You can find the clips on Youtube, or check out this page on Topless Robot.
While I love Star Wars, it’s not the holy grail for me. Yes, I think it’s stupid that they put Hayden Christiansen’s ghost at the end of Return of the Jedi. And Greedo shooting first takes away a chunk of Han’s character arc in A New Hope. But for me, these aren’t deal breakers. It’s still Star Wars. The movies are still awesome. They will always be awesome no matter what little tweaks George Lucas wants to make.