LucasFilms Confirms adding "NOOOOOO!" to Return of the Jedi

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LucasFilms Confirms adding "NOOOOOO!" to Return of the Jedi

For the upcoming Blu-Ray release of the Star Wars films, George Lucas has shat upon his own work - again.

If I learned anything from watching Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, it's that Darth Vader is corrupt. He is evil all the way to his mechanized core. Despite Vader's son entreating him to see the good inside him in Return of the Jedi, it is too late for him. That is, until Darth Vader, Lord of the Sith, is forced to watch his only son be tortured to death by the Emperor who corrupted him. There is no audible reaction, but Lord Vader is overcome by the man he used to be and suddenly rebels against his former master, tossing the frail body still emitting lightning into the Death Star core where it finally explodes. The silent, stoic, selfless act is Anakin Skywalker's last, all the more potent because of it required no dialogue.

Until now.

For the Blu-Ray release of all six films of bearing the name Star Wars coming out on September 15th, Mr. George Lucas has once again changed a few things. Loyal fans may remember the addition of plot and character changing images such as Greedo shooting first and young Hayden Christensen appearing as a ghost at the end of Jedi when Lucas reissued the Special Edition of his films.

The Blu-Rays change even more, the most egregious being Vader uttering, "No. NOOOOOO!" right before he betrays Emperor Palpatine. The video above shows the change, which was confirmed by a representative at LucasArts via email to the New York Times: "Yes - Darth says NO."

I get it. I get that Lucas can't help tinkering with his films. He must hate the backlash that the "NOOOOOOOO!" received from the end of Revenge of the Sith and he wants to make it work thematically by calling it back (forward?) in Jedi.

But come the fuck on, George. Please stop. You obviously don't understand how you made great films in the 70s & 80s if you keep making these changes. What's next? You add Jar Jar Binks to the cantina scene, or re-record Alec Guinness's dialogue in Star Wars to include midi-chlorians?

This further proves that Lucas only made the original Star Wars films by accident. I now officially regret pre-ordering the blu-ray sex-ology back in January. I was going to give the prequels another shot ... maybe they weren't as bad as I had thought ... well, screw that.

Source: New York Times

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Goodbye dramatic tension. We shall miss you dearly :'(

I cannot sigh enough..
Ep 1,2&3 are a cancer spreading to 4,5 & 6.. I fear it has not long left in this world.

AAAAAAAGH. WHY!?

That is all I have to say.

Bloody hell. STOP GEORGE!!

On a similar note, I wonder if people will go back to film series like Harry Potter in a decade or two, to "enhance things".

Greg Tito:

But come the fuck on, George. Please stop. You obviously don't understand how you made great films in the 70s & 80s if you keep making these changes. What's next? You add Jar Jar Binks to the cantina scene, or re-record Alec Guinness's dialogue in Star Wars to include midi-chlorians?

Don't give him ideas!

Wow. I never really planned on buying them anyway, but WOW. Kind of glad right now.

Is Lucas trying to see how horrible he can make the movies and still sell them?

God dammit Lucas.

God dammit.

Someone needs to get the rights away from him, his incessant tinkering is getting really old. Its like he looks at the fans and thinks to himself "what can I do to piss off my legions of fans to the point where they stop buying up all the merchandise".

It is official, George is just out to troll the fans now, all there is to it.

There is no other explanation that I can really give.

...Please tell me there will be an option to see the original unaltered version in the blu ray pack

...please?

George Lucas needs to be stripped of all rights he has to the Star Wars franchise.

He also added a new scream in Episode IV, that Obi-wan does to scare off the Sand people. It is hilarious and adds nothing to the movie.

Seriously, someone needs to sue him for the rights of Star Wars and everything having to do with it.

George could at least buy us dinner...
I mean, I don't know about you...
but I like to be wined and dined before I'm FU**ED!

all i can say in response to this is.....

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

Are the theatrical releases of the original three out on DVD or Blu Ray?

I've got 'em on VHS, but VHS is fragile.

PS, reading about the making of Star Wars, it becomes pretty clear that everyone else made Star Wars in spite of George Lucas. How about we all pool together and hire a hit man or fifty? Come on guys, let's do the world a favour!

uppitycracker:
all i can say in response to this is.....

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

I second this.

No.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Cut that man some slack. He at least felt some sort of guilt for releasing the movies AGAIN, so that some part of him felt like doing some actual work...

Of course at this point his work is no longer a thing people want to pay for.

Maybe we should consider to start to pay Lucas for doing nothing.

Wow. I actually watched that clip, thinking, "Just adding a NOOO couldn't really affect that scene that much. How bad could it be?"

It ruined the whole scene.

I am disappoint.

Will someone shoot him first?

Please Lucas, please:


I love Star Wars, I really do, it's a fantastic universe, but Lucas has beaten this horse so many times, it's no longer a horse, but just a bloody pulp. Please leave the universe to someone who knows how to handle it and has respect for it.

Just couldn't resist it hey Georgey? It's better than what he did to Obi Wan's cry in Episode IV though.

At this point I could care less about what he does to the series. I'll just stick to my original VHS sets.

uppitycracker:
all i can say in response to this is.....
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

I think you are mistaken, the phrase you are looking for is DOOOO NOOOT WAAANTTT!!!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Sorry, I had too.

Dear George Lucas,

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO more pissing about with the origional 3 Star Wars films.

Much abliged,
Wooty vi Britannia

What the hell is wrong with that stupid idiot. Someone take the movie rights away from that guy. In twenty years he may change Lord Vaders armor to pink if the color becomes hip among young people!

I can't take it anymore. Adding insult to injury that M*********ER.

fix-the-spade:

uppitycracker:
all i can say in response to this is.....
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

I think you are mistaken, the phrase you are looking for is DOOOO NOOOT WAAANTTT!!!

ahahaha, i have never seen that before... AMAZING!!!

If I were re-cutting that scene (and, let's be honest, it doesn't really need it), as Vader looks on as Luke is microwaved, I would intercut snippets from the prequels -- half-remembered pieces from Anakin's past, little pieces, nudges from Palpatine that he'd never put together before. The flashback fragments would show Vader realizing: Palpatine had set him up from the start.

He would also remember losing Padme, who (he still believes) died at his hand. Now he is confronted with losing the son he barely knew (and the daughter he never will). And so, silently, he turns, grabs the Emperor, and throws him down the tower shaft.

MOTHER. OF. GOD

GEorge, what the fuck? Seriously, what the fuck?

Greedo wasnt bad enough? That travesty of a fucking song and dance in jabbas palace didnt plumb enough depths? Changing an iconic ewok song to that song wasnt a dick enough move? Placing Hayden "useless emo" Christiansen into an iconic final shot wasnt raping a classic work enough now you have to do this?

On the flip side it must be disheartening to have a piece of work thats known throughout the western world and to be unable to create anything else of note, so all you can do is go back and tinker with what is thought to be a timeless classic and make changes for what everyone says is the worse.

Okay really now? Someone needs to Slap his hand when he goes to the editing chair... George, no one wants these types of changes, hell they don't even Need them. Most people who are going to buy Star Wars on Blue Ray aren't going to be watching the series for the first time. They probably have seen it loads of times now and are probably going to be watching it with their kids. Most of them want to watch the movie as they had remembered it when they first saw it.

They do not want these stupid editing changes into the movies because you feel it necessary to make another connection between 123 with 456 that we don't want at all. Whats next your going to add in a scene into every one of them with Jar Jar? Like he was always in the backround watching.

All this editing to the movies isn't adding anything to them, if anything it's taking away from them. I don't know of any other Director/Company that goes into there old movies and "Changes" them after they are released(except maybe the candy in place of cigarettes in old movies which i felt ruined them too). Yes you have the Directors Cut and Theatrical Cuts but after that they don't touch it. They see it like making a painting. After you release it your not going to go back and paint more onto it. You have like the Mona Lisa and 5 years after you painted it you decided to make the backround more lively. Then 10 Years later you feel like adding in small details on her clothing. 20 Years later you go ahead and add in 3D effects and completely ruin the look and feel of the original. No one wanted these changes, and the painting is worse off because you felt like you had to mess with it some more instead of let it be what it is.

So stop it George Lucas and if your that bored make another movie, A new IP maybe to see if you still have some creativity left in ya. But please, please stop nit picking it's extremely annoying.

... WHY! Why do you think this is a good decision?! Do you even know anything about fan-wank?! I'm generally annoyed by it, but at least it would be better than trying to please the non-existent prequel fans. I haven't watched the original trilogy since my VHS player worked, I thought this upcoming release would be the perfect time to re-evaluate my stance on the series, but no, you decide to f*ck around with what was already perfect. Well fine. I suppose I'll go watch some other space-samurai fantasy adventure with elements from classic European mythology...

Why? All the fans have said the original trilogy are perfect as they are.....have been perfect since they were first released. Why tinker with them? Why add stuff when you know you will piss off the fans? Its a big fuck you, thats what it is. He doesnt give a shit and is changing stuff for the sake of changing it, not to make it better.

Sometimes I get the feeling that Star Wars is somehow an Internet problem treated with the gravity of a real problem. The whole "George Lucas ruins Star Wars" outrage has all the juicy, fun, pointlessness of a regular Internet outcry, but because Star Wars is regarded as a classic movie and has value outside the geek community as well, we have this golden opportunity to generate an outcry deluxe.

Yeah, it's a pretty stupid addition, but movies belong to the people who make them, not the people who watch them. There's no reason to like whatever it is he changed this time (like, no reason at all), but as long as the original versions are still on sale, there is no real reason to get upset either.

fix-the-spade:
Are the theatrical releases of the original three out on DVD or Blu Ray?

I've got 'em on VHS, but VHS is fragile.

PS, reading about the making of Star Wars, it becomes pretty clear that everyone else made Star Wars in spite of George Lucas. How about we all pool together and hire a hit man or fifty? Come on guys, let's do the world a favour!

They were released on DVD a few years back in both Widescreen and Standard format. I can't recall if it was an exclusive or not, but I do recall Wal-Mart had sets that included both the original unaltered trilogy and the special editions in the same box.

As for this newest alteration, I'm not surprised, not even disappointed anymore. I'd expect there will be even more changes when the films are released in 3d over the coming years, thankfully I /won't/ be wasting time or money seeing them then.

How the fucking hell does this keep happening? I mean seriously how? I'm half tempted to declare all these mistakes an elaborate conspiricy and that this man isn't the real George Lucus. I mean what other explaination can there be for the guy who made Labrinth, Willow, Indiana fucking Jones (though granted he wasn't alone on that) and god damn Star Wars (As well as a dozen other awesome things) being as completely incompetent as he has been for the past 13 years or so?

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