CT Which version of ANH is the true and only?

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  1. darth_mccartney Force Ghost

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    Agreed. I don't get why people get so defensive over stuff like this. At the end of the day they are movies!
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  2. Chainmail_Jedi Jedi Master

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    No. My memories are from what was on the big screen. The repeated viewing just remind me of it. And all those changes remind me that they aren't the true versions.
  3. ezekiel22x Chosen One

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  4. Ambervikings91 Jedi Master

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    i like the adywan version
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  5. topgoalscorer_no11 Force Ghost

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    For me, it would have to be the 1976 version without all the Special Effects that Brian De Palma hated.
  6. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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    I agree. Luke with his silly hat & goggles, crappier cantina aliens, no cantina band, Greedo with a British accent, Han Solo with a floozy on his arm - and all in glorious black & white.

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    There's been way too much focus on getting the OOT properly restored and released - I want the John Jympson 'Lost Cut of The Star Wars' on Blu-Ray! Time to start an online petition...
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  7. CaptainHamYoyo Jedi Grand Master

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  8. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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    Or some more of Imperial Officer Muttonchops

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    And 'Flash Gordon' confronted by the terrifying Ikea stilt monster in its new trousers


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    I'd take a scratchy transfer of the 'Lost Cut' over whatever Disney's got planned for the next decade. I'm totally cereal about that.
  9. Wookiee_Vader Force Ghost

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    I disagree with that, IMO the (re)adding of Jabba in ANH was pure fan service/Lucas getting a CGI hard on. Thinking from the point of a first time viewer, it would be far cooler to not see Jabba until RotJ. We get ambiguous references to a figure who seems very dangerous, sinister and a real threat to Han. When he's stuck back in ANH, we get an idiot slug thing who Han makes a fool out of.
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  10. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    ^ Someone should make a bumper sticker out of this.
  11. Jarren_Lee-Saber Force Ghost

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    The funny thing is, while this is obviously a joke & tongue in cheek, this is EXACTLY how a lot of us see all the cries for the "OOOOT".
  12. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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    I'm being glib, bit I'm also partly serious - I'd absolutely love to see the Lost Cut. The only thing that could beat it as a Holy Grail would be the opportunity to read GL's legendary ringbinders of notes (which even JW Rinzler isn't allowed to look at).
  13. Jarren_Lee-Saber Force Ghost

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    I would like to see the six hour rough cut of The Phantom Menace (but with all the graphics fixed of course)
  14. Padmes_love_slave24 Force Ghost

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    No not everyone is brainless to watch RLM and have Plinkett be their deity....
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  15. Star Wars age 9 Jedi Padawan

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    I think it should be a simple matter to bring about a restored version of the originally released 1977 film - from a visuals point of view.

    I may be wrong here, but I gather that the only real variants in '77 were the sound-mixes and wasn't much of that to do with mono/stereo/Dolby etc? With a few minor sound-effects differences?

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  16. OldSchoolFan Jedi Master

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  17. Darth Dnej Jedi Master

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    The original 1977 version. The only upgrade it needs is to be restored for 1080p High Definition and 5.1 (or 7.1) Surrond Sound.
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  18. CaptainRegor Jedi Master

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    The one that is truest to Lucas's vision, which in the current state are the blu-rays
  19. Seagoat Force Ghost

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    The one that exists in my fantasies where Adywan improves the special effects and removes the inconsistencies/errors but does NOT defile all of the additions and fixes put in by Lucas over the years.
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  20. Obi-Wan21 Force Ghost

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    I love the blu-ray version because it makes Mos Eisley feel alive like a space port. I accept most of the alternations pretty openly. But Han shooting first has, and probably always will be, a bother. That act just struck a cord with my five year old brain. I truly felt I was seeing something adult or rugged, and I thought it was cool.

    Beyond that, and I always forget this because it feels so crucial to film; Biggs Darklighter! He just belongs in Star Wars, and his scenes help the film. It really doesn't feel like added content, I sometimes forget it's not there in the originals.

    The talk with Jabba should also be cut differently. If you want Jabba in, fine, but change or edit the dialogue. It's just redundant.
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  21. whostheBossk Force Ghost

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    After taking in another episode of ANH on May the Fourth Be with you day, I noticed Obi Wan has a mark on his shoulder on his robe. Im in the thinking that the mark is from where an "Old Republic" patch was and he removed it. Thoughts??
  22. MRCynical Jedi Grand Master

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    The Bluray version is actually much better. They now shoot virtually simultaneously. So since Greedo misses, he must have been firing a warning shot whereas Han was shooting to kill. Doesn't change the whole 'ruthless' vibe of the original scene in the way that 'Greedo shoots - micropause - Han shoots' did.
  23. Obi-Wan21 Force Ghost

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    You know you're right. I guess my brain was telling me I was still seeing the first alteration. This actually does work! Han still gets to feel 'ruthless' while now Greedo also looks credible enough.
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  24. Carbon1985 Jedi Grand Master

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    The 1977 version I saw in the movies. .
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  25. Carbon1985 Jedi Grand Master

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    I think people get mad because Lucas continues to revise the films for the 'younger' audiences, and they still don't like them anymore then they would if he never touched them. He essentially updated the original SW for fans who DON'T like it, yet he won't release a fully restored original SW for fans who love it?

    That is the ultimate irony if you ask me! :(
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