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How the Original Star Wars Trilogy Changed over the Years

by Lambert Varias

Not all Star Wars fans appreciate the changes and additions made to the original trilogy with its DVD and Blu-ray releases. While others go as far as making more faithful “remastered” editions of the three movies, hardcore fan Marcelo Zuniga chose to track most of the changes using side-by-side comparisons.

Most of the changes are minor and at least to my eyes make the Star Wars universe more vibrant and alive. There are a handful of questionable or needless revisions, such as the infamous Han vs. Greedo scene and Obi Wan Kenobi’s hilarious scream in the scene with the Tuskens. Overall though these little changes add up and the later versions are indeed significantly different from the original release. As Marcelo said, whichever version you prefer we can all agree that the original trilogy are worth revisiting.

For those of you interested, Marcelo also created a comparison of The Phantom Menace with its subsequent digital releases, notable for its replacement of the Yoda puppet with a CGI model.


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