Let’s just get this out in the open: we know George Lucas can’t leave his Star Wars Trilogy alone. Whether this has now become a sadistic intent on his part, some kind of cosmic joke only he understands, or just general ignorance as to why this is ticking people off is unclear. One thing we do know that the evolution of Star Wars continues.
In some of the most baffling news to date, it has been reported that Darth Vader’s parodied “Nooooo!” from the end of Revenge of the Sith has been added to Return of the Jedi for the Blu-ray release. The reportedly leaked audio could easily be fake, but Badass Digest has reportedly received confirmation that this is actually happening. The following footage is not from the Blu-ray, but rather the allegedly leaked audio synced up to the existing DVDs.
And then there is this terrible Krayt Dragon call from A New Hope:
This comes a few days after the rather welcome news that the creepy looking Yoda puppet from The Phantom Menace was being replaced with the CGI model used in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.
This we don’t mind so much, and we know this won’t be the last change made to The Phantom Menace: it is to be released in 3D next year to cinemas, and will clearly need to be tweaked for that purpose.
The Digital Bits also reports that there will be corrected colour timing and tweaks to things like lightsaber special effects, and the removal of a few obvious goofs, such as the puppeteers arm in the Wampa in Empire Strikes Back.
Star Wars: The Complete Saga is released on Blu-ray around the world in the UK on September 12, in Australia on September 14 and in the US on September 16.