Could we be so lucky?

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  1. craigrr Jedi Master

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    I found this over @ TFN's website. They're calling it mostly a wishlist, but just imagine if it's true!!!

    Classic Trilogy Ultimate Edition in the Works
    Thu, Nov 20, 03 09:33:04 PM EST


    It has been reported all over the web and on this website for months, though now there's a resurgence in the rumors that an eventual and final release of the Classic Trilogy is coming. Where these rumors are coming from now is a person emailing a list of changes to websites and telling them work is being done. And while we can defintiely confirm that ILM is working on the movies for plenty of enhancements, the list may or may not be accurate. Here's the run down of possible and very rumored changes:

    Episode IV: A New Hope

    01. The Imperial March has been added to Darth Vader's first appearance on Princess Leia's ship.

    02. When Obi-Wan is talking to Luke about his father Anakin's Theme plays in the background and then it turns into the Imperial March as he talks about Vader.

    03. The lightsaber effects have been redone and the frame jumps of lightsabers being turned on has been removed.

    04. There's a new scene which has been shot during the filming of Episode III in which the Emperor dissolves the Senate.

    05. In the Cantina, the Duros (green aliens guys) have been replaced with Neimoidians and some aliens from the prequels have been added.

    06. The bleeding arm on the floor in the Cantina has been replaced with a non-bleeding arm because it's now canon that lightsabers cauterize wounds.

    07. The original shooting scene between Han and Greedo has been restored.

    08. Jabba the Hutt has been given a makeover and Han no longer steps on his tale.

    09. In place of R2 wobbling down the stairs to the Falcon's hangar, a CG R2 navigating the stairs like he does in Attack of the Clones was added.

    10. The white boxes around space ships have been removed and new CG shots have been added.

    11. The scene of the Falcon being chased by the two Star Destroyers was modified. The Falcon now does spinning moves, avoiding the Star Destroyers' fire.

    12. When the Death Star destroys Alderaan there's a new scene of Yoda's reaction to the disturbance in the Force that is created by all those deaths and then it cuts to Obi-Wan reacting to it as well.

    13. The Dianoga has gotten a CG makeover and were are now able to see more of the creature.

    14. The Death Star's paneling and computers have been slightly altered to show similar displays to those in the prequels.

    15. The words "Tractor Beam" with Aurebesh lettering.

    16. More stormtroopers have been added to the Death Star.

    17. Temuera Morrison's voice is being recorded for use with all the stormtroopers.

    18. The Obi-Wan/Vader duel has been spruced up. It is much more epic and there is much more movement. A modified version of Duel of the Fates is being considered for the scene.

    19. The Death Star plans that are taken from R2 have been updated. When the Rebels are reviewing the Death Star plans they look similar to the plans we see in Attack of the Clones.

    20. The Death Star battle is much more epic with more Tie Fighters and more Rebels being blown to bits. We get to see old Naboo starfighters being used by the Rebels.

    21. There's a new scene (shot during Episode III) where Darth Vader goes to Coruscant and lands his ship in the same building Count Dooku does at the end of Attack of the Clones. Except now the building is all fixed up and it is now Palpatine's palace. He meets with Palpatine to ask for forgiveness for his failure and inform him of a new potential who is strong in the Force.

    22. Chewbacca now gets a medal.


    Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

    01. The taun-tauns are now CG.

    02. The battle of Hoth is much more epic. We see the Imperial ships land on Hoth and release AT-ATs. The AT-ATs have been sped up a bit. There's a ground battle between the Rebel soldiers and stormtroopers featuring new ships and vehicles.

    03. Temuera Morrison's voice is being recorded for the older Boba Fett and all the stormtroopers.

    04. The white b
  2. paperclipx Jedi Master

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    May the Force be with us.....
  3. sith_itch Jedi Knight

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    Ooooohh, all I want for Christmas... :)
  4. craigrr Jedi Master

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    I'm going to keep my fingers crossed. I like those chages/additions/whatever. I just hope they're all true.
  5. That awful vracer Jedi Knight

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    According to AICN(yeah, I know) that exact list was first posted by a talkbacker, and was then shopped around to different sites, in an attempt at attention getting, and are not going to happen. And it's a good thing too. Everything on that list sucks. Big time.
  6. craigrr Jedi Master

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    you're not gonna start whining too, are ya? Do we have to give you "The Treatment"?
  7. That awful vracer Jedi Knight

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    You can give me the treatment anytime.
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  8. paperclipx Jedi Master

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    Umm..what again on the list "sucks"? While I'll admit some of them would have been far fetched, they all would have enhanced the films exponentially.
  9. That awful vracer Jedi Knight

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    I was speaking in hyperbole. What specifically sucks?

    There's a new scene which has been shot during the filming of Episode III in which the Emperor dissolves the Senate

    The bleeding arm on the floor in the Cantina has been replaced with a non-bleeding arm because it's now canon that lightsabers cauterize wounds

    The original shooting scene between Han and Greedo has been restored

    Jabba the Hutt has been given a makeover and Han no longer steps on his tale.

    When the Death Star destroys Alderaan there's a new scene of Yoda's reaction to the disturbance in the Force that is created by all those deaths and then it cuts to Obi-Wan reacting to it as well.

    The Death Star's paneling and computers have been slightly altered to show similar displays to those in the prequels.

    Temuera Morrison's voice is being recorded for use with all the stormtroopers.

    The Obi-Wan/Vader duel has been spruced up. It is much more epic and there is much more movement. A modified version of Duel of the Fates is being considered for the scene.

    The Death Star plans that are taken from R2 have been updated. When the Rebels are reviewing the Death Star plans they look similar to the plans we see in Attack of the Clones.

    The words "Tractor Beam" with Aurebesh lettering.

    The Death Star battle is much more epic with more Tie Fighters and more Rebels being blown to bits. We get to see old Naboo starfighters being used by the Rebels.

    There's a new scene (shot during Episode III) where Darth Vader goes to Coruscant and lands his ship in the same building Count Dooku does at the end of Attack of the Clones. Except now the building is all fixed up and it is now Palpatine's palace. He meets with Palpatine to ask for forgiveness for his failure and inform him of a new potential who is strong in the Force.

    The taun-tauns are now CG.

    The battle of Hoth is much more epic. We see the Imperial ships land on Hoth and release AT-ATs. The AT-ATs have been sped up a bit. There's a ground battle between the Rebel soldiers and stormtroopers featuring new ships and vehicles.

    The slug monster is CG.

    Ian McDiarmid has refilmed scenes as the Emperor. The conversations between Vader and Palpatine is now longer and features a few connections to the prequels.

    Yoda's face is now animated in CG allowing more expression of emotions yet his movements remain the same. Also two deleted scenes featuring Yoda instructing Luke have been restored.

    Luke's fall from Cloud City has been reshot against bluescreen using a stuntman.

    Jabba the Hutt is now a combination of the puppet and CG.

    The Rancor is CG and looks disgusting as ever.

    Yoda is CG. Yoda disappears leaving his clothes behind like Obi-Wan now.

    The ewoks are now mostly CG and there are a lot more of them.

    In the battle of Endor there are thousands of Ewoks and they are more vicious than there midgets-in-suits counterparts. More bite the dust now.

    Sebastion Shaw who played Anakin when he was unmasked has been replaced with Hayden Christenson in make-up to make him look older. Anakin has much more dialogue. He apologizes for the destruction he caused, he thanks his son for turning him back to the light, he tells his son to rebuild the Jedi and he says he loves him and his sister. Just before he dies he says, "It is finished...".

    Anakin's spirit is now played by Hayden Christenson with make-up to make him look his age. He looks on proudly at his son Luke with the spirit of Padme by his side.




    If Lucas was in fact to do any of the preceding, he might just as well cgi in the head of Alec Guinness head onto Ewan McGregor's body. I can live with the minor changes made to the Special Editions, since most of them don't change the movies all that much. But so many of this list would fundamentally change the charm and feel of these movies.





    I don't even care anymore....
  10. banthagrl Jedi Knight

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    I have to agree - almost the only thing on that list that wouldn't suck would be the restoration of the original Han/Greedo cantina scene. And that's the biggest tip-off that the list is fake, since George would never restore it...
  11. paperclipx Jedi Master

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    I wouldnt mind at all the Taun-Tauns being CG'd...they look horrible as stop motion puppest. Or the Rancor..it looks fake too. Even the slug monster. CG 'em all.

    And whats wrong with the bloody arm fix? It IS now canon that sabers dont cause bleeding. Accept it.

    I wouldnt object to any of those changes (as false as the list may be) depending upon how it looked upon completion.

    I am now a firm believer in the exact opposite of GL's infamous statement about FX.

    I believe a story without special effects is a pretty boring thing.
  12. TheMightyTorgo Jedi Knight

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    In my humble opinion. I wouldn't mind seeing the ewok changes. I always had a problem with the fact that the Empires crack regement was defeated by a small band of rebels(no matter how well trained)and a bunch of teddy bears with delusions of grandeur. I think it would be great to see them as little balls of teeth and claws.
    I think I see a Star Wars based horror movie there.

    In gravelly film trailer voice < FIVE TEENS....A VACATION ON ENDOR...WHEN THEY FIRST LANDED THEY LOOKED CUTE AND FRIENDLY......AND THEN THEY GOT HUNGRY.
    NEW FROM LUCASFILM LTD....
    NIGHT OF THE EWOK.>

    It would be great! We get the cast of I Know What You Did Last Summer throw in a bunch of gratuitous T&A shots. We could make millions. Muuwaaahhahahahahahahahaha.


    Meanwhile back on planet earth.

    The redo of battle scenes to make them more epic are always good.

    I'll would have to opine that most of the suggestions sound good at first but would end up being pretty lame in execution.


  13. craigrr Jedi Master

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    I think some of them sound good and some seem really unecessary- a scene of the Emporer dissolving the Senate. I'd be willing to bet most of the things on that list are complete fabrications. Guess we'll have to wait & see.
  14. That awful vracer Jedi Knight

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    Did you read my first post in this thread? The list is bogus. It was posted in a talkback on AICN, and then this talkbacker shopped it around to different sites. This list is false and is not being done.

    http://www.aintitcoolnews.com/display.cgi?id=16560
  15. TheMightyTorgo Jedi Knight

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    Yeah I saw it I was just musing.
    I also saw the post you linked to.
    I agree its obviously a fake.



  16. paperclipx Jedi Master

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    Yes Jeff, I saw your post too. I was just speaking in the dream state that is the list.

    But that doesnt change my opinion on it. Do em all! FX rule!
  17. craigrr Jedi Master

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    Yes Jeff, we all saw your post. Don't wet your pants. Like Mark said, it's just dream. Who knows what they'll actually do when the OT DVD set is finally released? I can dream right? I think I have a few more parades ready if you want to piss on them too. ;)
  18. Rhi-Lan Jedi Knight

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    Ha... hehe... Jeff's shorts are wet. heh. "We dreamed a dream... and now that dream is gone from us."
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