It’s bad enough that, in “Revenge of the Sith” prequel, George Lucas took one of the most frightening villains in the filmdom and transformed him into a fallen Jedi with one too many Fallout Boy records.
Now, courtesy of IO9, comes news that, in the soon-to-be-released “Star Wars” Blu-ray DVD collection, old Darth will lose even more of his dignity. Read on …
“Lucas had promised that fans would have a few new details here and there to notice in his newly remastered HD versions of his classic trilogy — and now the first details are leaking out. And fans are not happy. Some of the fans have gotten hold of the Blu-ray footage, and they’re dissecting it at TheForce.net, the Blu-Ray.com forums and the DVDTalk forums. And a couple of changes to the soundtrack have already become apparent, at least if some recent leaks are to be believed.
UPDATE: Badass Digest says “a trusted source” confirms that these changes are real.
Most notably, “Vader now screams NOOOOOOOO when he throws the Emperor” in Return of the Jedi. And it sounds, quite frankly, kind of silly.”
Here’s a video of what it all sounds like. It’s about as awful as you’d imagine:
And Lucas has also apparently screwed with the famous “dragon call” Obi-Wan used to scare off the Sandpeople after they beat the snot out of Luke in the first movie. Regardez:
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Someone just needs to make Lucas stop. Better yet, don’t buy the movies and maybe he will.