Here are a pair of YouTube clips that show changes found in the upcoming Star Wars Blu-ray compilation. They’re varying degrees of painful. The clip above shows the climactic scene of Luke Skywalker’s showdown with Emperor Palpatine. As Luke’s father (Darth Vader) looks on, he’s torn on whether to support his emperor or save his son. In the original scene, he’s completely silent, but you can feel his conflict. In the new scene, he picks up Palpatine and shouts, “Nooooooo!!!” It’s frickin’ terrible.
The second scene features Obi-Wan Kenobi scaring off some Tusken Raiders (Sand People) messing with Luke’s land speeder. Kenobi mimics a krayt dragon…but in the revamped version he sounds more like Ric Flair screaming as he blades in a steel cage match. It’s not as offensive a change as the first scene, but it’s still not good.
Although Badass News has confirmed the scenes as real, I really hope they’re not. I’m super looking forward to Star Wars on Blu-ray, but now I’m very much scared of seeing stupid changes that are completely unnecessary.
How about you? Are you scared of what George Lucas has in store for the Star Wars Blu-ray compilation?