Web Roundup: For the Love of the Force, Do NOT Buy the Star Wars Blu-ray Set
Sigh. This is your Web Roundup today, because after hearing this news I just don’t have the motivation to compile some links. Ain’t It Cool News got word today that Lucas has made two audio-based alterations to the original trilogy for the upcoming blu-ray set. Now, I’d like to note that the clips above and below are not from the actual blu-ray; they claim that only the updated audio edits leaked, so the clips above and below are those supposed leaks synced up with existing video. I want to believe this isn’t true, but too many refutable news sources have gotten confirmation from people inside.
So, what are these atrocities? Well first off at the end of Return of the Jedi, specifically the very powerful scene where Vader saves his son’s life by throwing the Emperor over the edge, instead of a silent contemplation then swift action Vader now shouts “nooooooooo!” ala Episode III before grabbing the Emperor. I just…I…WHY. Why would even LUCAS think this is a good idea? It was publicly derided as the lamest moment of the prequels, that stupid “nooooo!” Honestly, what the hell.
Honestly people, please, PLEASE do not buy this blu-ray set. Tell Lucas that you’re sick of him making all these alterations, and tell him the way people like him listen: with your wallets. The reason this stuff keeps happening is because despite how much we complain and freak out, we still buy the bloody things so they think we’re into it. Stop buying. I know I won’t be, I’ve already canceled my Amazon pre-order. I won’t bother posting the second alteration because I don’t want to tarnish the front page even further than I already have. They alter Obi-Wan’s dragon call in A New Hope from an animal noise to what sounds like him getting some action from one of the cantina girls.
If I’ve ruined anyone’s day with this news, I apologize.