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New Star Wars Blu-Ray Box Set Will Include Changes, Fans Outraged

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By Vincent Funaro, Christian Post Reporter
September 1, 2011|1:12 pm

Lucasfilm is set to upset Star Wars fans by releasing a new full collection Blu-Ray set for the films that will include a number of “unnecessary changes,” according to CNET.

The new collection will be officially released on September 16 and some fans are already speaking out against some of the alterations made to the original trilogy including “Star Wars” and “Return of the Jedi.”

Various sources have confirmed some of the changes made to the film.

In “Return of the Jedi,” which is the last installment of the original trilogy, Darth Vader now screams Nooo Nooo! as he lifts up the emperor who is electrocuting his son Luke Skywalker at the end of the film.

He previously remained silent in the older versions of the film, and to some fans, Lucasfilm has ruined a climactic scene in the series by adding this.

One angry fan expressed his feelings on Amazon.com where the set received many one star ratings, which is the lowest you can rate a product on the site.

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“I will not buy this garbage!,” wrote Norbywan, “Adding Darth Vader screaming in the most pivotal scene of the entire franchise is the straw that broke the camel’s back.”

“This is ridiculous,” he added. “The only way George [Lucas] will fix this is if we don’t buy it.”

Another notable change was made to Obi Wan Kenobi’s first appearance in the original “Star Wars” film.

In the original version, the Jedi simulates a Krayt Dragon cry to scare Tusken Raiders away from Luke Skywalker. The cry has been altered in the new version to be slightly different, carrying a longer shriller tone.

In “The Return of the Jedi” film, a change was added to the Ewoks, the small furry creatures who play a major role in the film. The subtle change here will now see the Ewoks blink, where as the previous versions omitted this detail.

 

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