Original ending to ROTJ ?

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  1. Tycho_Celchu_NRAF Jedi Knight

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    Was there originaly a different ending to ROTJ ? With an ewok celebration instead of the views around different planets celebrating ?

    I have an MP3 of what I believe is the original ending but would like it confirmed.

    Cheers.

    Tycho Celchu
  2. Jedi Greg Maddux Jedi Grand Master

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    Yup, the original ending was an Ewok celebration with a different song. The ending was changed in the SE.
  3. ferelwookie Jedi Master

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    Luke stands before DV's funeral pyre. Camera pans up to stars...fireworks explode as ships pass by. Camera drops back down to show Ewoks celebrating to the original Yub-Yub song. Han and Leia and company party around the fire. Luke sees the 3 spirits, smiles...the end.


    The only things different about the SE ending is the music is changed..no Yub-Yub and the other planets celebrating.
  4. zeekveerko Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 30, 2002
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    yes, lucas has deprived us of our beloved original trilogy. there was a different ending to jedi in which all the celebrations took place on endor, with fireworks, and the ewoks singing a cute little song called celebrate the love. YUB YUB!
    there was no pop number in jabba's palace, just some good jazz/blues with a sy snoodles puppet dancing.
    greedo didn't get to shoot, han never stepped on jabba's tail, and cloud city used to have walls.

  5. ferelwookie Jedi Master

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    Aw...the good old days. :) Man, I feel old. :(
  6. DarkLord_of_theJedi Jedi Knight

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    Jabba's palace song was better in the Original Version. But c'mon... even though the yub-yub is "cute" it is by no means nearly as emotional or fitting of an end to a great saga as Victory Celebration (SE). The Victory Celebration song has that nostalgic feeling of relief, like everything is finally over.
  7. guittarjedi Jedi Master

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    May 21, 2002
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    Is this a joke? Were you not alive in 1995 for the THX video release? I guess the REAL versions ARE getting erased from existence!
  8. zeekveerko Jedi Grand Master

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    the only way i could accept the victory celebration song is if it took place after celebrate the love.
  9. TK_Four_Two_One Force Ghost

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    'celebrate the love'? dont go all hippie on me now, zeek! :p
  10. zeekveerko Jedi Grand Master

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    they actually say that in the song!

    'celebrate the love, yub yub! celebrate the loooooove!!!!'
    end credits music comes up.
  11. EviL_DukKY Jedi Knight

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    I feel sorry for the people who haven't seen the originals...
  12. bountyhunter2999 Jedi Master

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  13. EviL_DukKY Jedi Knight

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    I own the 10 year anniversary edition re-releases and the gold edition SEs...
  14. DarthMaul13 Jedi Youngling

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    How many trilogy packs are there?

    I know of

    Pre-THX edition
    THX edition - 1995
    Special Edition 1 - 1997
    Special Edition 2 - 2000

    Was there one before?
  15. EviL_DukKY Jedi Knight

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    There was the 10 year anniversary edition by CBS-FOX
  16. WedgesOtherNephew Jedi Master

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    I am going to brag a little about my trilogy and possibly show my age a little in the process...And answer DarthMaul13's question too. Mine is the Collector's Edition Letterbox(aka Widescreen) 1992 release of the OT. It is in a blue box with a SW hologram on the front, a special making of video & book, (The video is called "From Star Wars to Jedi, The making of a Saga"), and a letter/photo with a short line about the Saga which is "signed" by GL. It is one of my most prized possessions of all of my SW stuff. If you ever see one at a used video store, pick it up. You will obviously be very pleased!!
  17. EviL_DukKY Jedi Knight

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    Was "Star Wars to Jedi" the video with C3PO and R2D2 hosting/narrating?
  18. WedgesOtherNephew Jedi Master

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    Actually it's narrated by Mark Hamill(he does a great job), and has some very cool interviews with a younger GL.
  19. EviL_DukKY Jedi Knight

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    Well I must have watched a different special.
  20. Qui Gon Jim23 Force Ghost

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    There were actually 3 specials. They showed them back a few years ago on SciFi with the letterbox Trilogy. The first I think was just "The Making of Star Wars", then "Classic Creatures" or something like that with ESB, then "SW to Jedi". All three were pretty good as I recall.

    I've started archiving all my OT specials and movies to DVD so as to reduce wear and tear on the originals. And I'm proud to say, I don't own a single copy of an SE.
  21. bedada3 Force Ghost

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    Jul 9, 2002
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    I owned the '95 set. I conclude that my Jedi tape, however, got really dirty from being played in one VCR and damaged 2 other VCRs so I pitched the tape. So I own the original ep's 4 and 5, but not 6.

    Message: Be cautious when buying used videos.
  22. Billy_Dee_Binks Force Ghost

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    Originally the REAL ending is Han and Leia`s marrige.
    It got cut early.
  23. GrandMoffTalking Jedi Knight

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    Is anyone here old enough to remember hearing the "Celebrate the Love" song on the radio?

    For those of you not old enough to remember, "Celebrate the Love" was a top 40 hit back in 1983. In addition to the Ewok singing it included a rap from C3PO. C3PO AS A RAPPER! (he raps the lines to the story he tells the Ewoks before being welcomed into the tribe) I still shudder when I think about it.
  24. Luke_Clone Jedi Master

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    "C3PO AS A RAPPER! (he raps the lines to the story he tells the Ewoks before being welcomed into the tribe) I still shudder when I think about it."

    I'm shuddering after only reading about it. It sounds like something fit for the SW Holiday Special. ;)
  25. eclipseSD Jedi Grand Master

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    Ewokese Lyrics

    Yub nub, eee chop yub nub;

    Ah toe meet toe peechee keene,

    G'noop dock fling oh ah.


    Yahwah, eee chop yahwah;

    Ah toe meet toe peechee keene,

    G'noop dock fling oh ah.


    Coatee chah tu yub nub;

    Coatee chah tu yahwah;

    Coatee chah tu glowah;

    Allay loo ta nuv.


    Glowah, eee chop glowah;

    Ya glowah pee chu nee foam,

    Ah toot dee awe goon daa.


    * Coatee cha tu goo; (Yub nub!)

    Coatee cha tu doo; (Yahwah!)

    Coatee cha tu too; (Ya chaa!)

    Allay loo ta nuv,

    Allay loo ta nuv,

    Allay loo ta nuv.


    Glowah, eee chop glowah.

    Ya glowah pee chu nee foam

    Ah toot dee awe goon daa.


    repeat *chorus



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    English lyrics

    Freedom, we got freedom;

    And now that we can be free,

    Come on and celebrate.


    Power, we got power;

    And now that we can be free,

    It's time to celebrate.


    Celebrate the freedom;

    Celebrate the power;

    Celebrate the glory;

    Celebrate the love.


    Power, we got power;

    And now that we can be free,

    It's time to celebrate.


    *Celebrate the light; (Freedom!)

    Celebrate the might; (Power!)

    Celebrate the fight; (Glory!)

    Celebrate the love.

    Celebrate the love.

    Celebrate the love.


    Glory, we found glory.

    The power showed us the light,

    And now we all live free.


    repeat *chorus

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