Sunday, September 25, 2011

Star Wars Blu-Ray

     If you know me at all, you'd know that I am a Star Wars fanatic. I've been a huge fan of the movies ever since I was a kid and I've read dozens of Star Wars books, seen the movies a hundred times each, and even owned a Jedi cloak which, unfortunately, doesn't fit me anymore. So when I heard about the new changes to the Star Wars Blu-Ray, I was outraged. George Lucas already did enough damage to the movies when the DVDs were released and now he changed them even more.

     Some of the changes don't make a big difference but, still, it's not the same. For instance, the part when Obi-Wan saves Luke from the sand people: click here

     Jabba has a ridiculous new door: click here

    Wicket the Ewok blinks because in the original movie he was a puppet and therefore, he couldn't blink. So, of course, that had to be changed (at least George Lucas thought so): click here

   And then there's the worst one of all. Instead of Darth Vader silently picking up the Emperor and throwing him into the Death Star's reactor shaft before he killed Luke, he's yelling "NOOOO!" You might remember this "NOOOO!" because it's from the Revenge of the Sith after he was turned into Darth Vader which is just plain stupid. Some people like the new version better because it makes more sense to them but true Star Wars fans will always favor the original because instead it's silent, mysterious, and, well, original. So as far as the Blu-Rays go, I think I'll just stick with the VHS tapes, thanks.