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Old 08-15-2010, 11:34 AM
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It would have been interesting to see what Return of the Jedi would have turned out like had Kurtz stuck it out. I guess Lucas held all the power in that relationship.
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Old 08-15-2010, 12:18 PM
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I would like to see that too.
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:25 AM
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Speaking of Lucas' greed -

http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/article...#comment-60949
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:55 AM
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I think most of all Lucas is guilty of not caring what anyone cares about his franchise, not caring about quality and over obsessed with merchandising.

In this I have no respect for him as an artist.
He's not an artist and he never was.
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:15 AM
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Some are reading into what Lucas said (this time) as a possible sign he might actually be considering making HD masters of the 'classic versions' at some point down the road. He acknowledged it was a huge financial undertaking -and therefore not an immediate priority- rather than dismissively saying those versions do not exist anymore (as he has in the past).

On the other hand, maybe not. Still no harm in keeping optimism alive. (And it's not like we 'need' to upgrade SW to BluRay if it means buying the blasted prequels all over again. Those do just fine on standard DVD).

I don't have a problem with Lucas' 'greed'; I just regret for his sake (and ours) that it had to effect the integrity of his films. Even if they had to become glorified toy commercials, could they not have been better written and directed?
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:19 AM
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There actually is one change in the updated versions of the original trilogy that I like, and that is the scene in Empire with the updated Emperor on the hologram thingy. I liked that they made it consistent with the other films. That's about the only change I liked though. I hated all the changes to the first film, and musical sequence in Jedi makes my skin crawl.
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Old 08-16-2010, 12:11 PM
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I think tidying up little details like the Emperor in Empire and Anakin at the end of Jedi is fine, because it just cleans up some continuity and at the end of the day tinkering is fine as well, because they are his creations at the end of the day and as noted, many film-makers put out revised director's cuts, definitive cuts etc

But I think - coming from someone with billions of dollars and his own effects company - that it's 'too expensive' is slight horse**** on his part.

Especially since Wars fans (like Trek fans) have long proven they will turn up and purchase endless repackagings and re-releases of the films etc
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There actually is one change in the updated versions of the original trilogy that I like, and that is the scene in Empire with the updated Emperor on the hologram thingy. I liked that they made it consistent with the other films. That's about the only change I liked though. I hated all the changes to the first film, and musical sequence in Jedi makes my skin crawl.
That's the part I didn't like...
I would have liked it if had looked good. If the dialogue was the same...but once again. Lucas' good taste is another miss.
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That's the part I didn't like...
I would have liked it if had looked good. If the dialogue was the same...but once again. Lucas' good taste is another miss.
Well that's true. I agree that they should have left the dialogue the same.
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Old 08-16-2010, 12:23 PM
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I know it's small but I like the introduction of shuttle Lambda class in the end of the movie.
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