George Lucas attempts to ‘improve’ Star Wars, fans call for boycott

Haven’t we learned our lesson about changing classics by now?

According to Deadline, some fans are up in arms about George Lucas’ upcoming Blu-Ray release of Star Wars. He’s once again making some major changes, having Darth Vader yell ‘Noooo! NOOOOO!’ when the Emperor is torturing Luke, digitizing some aspects of Ewoks and messing about with everybody’s favorite Grover surrogate, Yoda.That, and the awesome and somewhat lame Krayt Dragon scream of Obi-Wan? Yeah, he changed that too.

In a bit of added irony, some fans pointed this out:

People who alter or destroy works of art and our cultural heritage for profit or as an exercise of power are barbarians, and if the laws of the United States continue to condone this behavior, history will surely classify us as a barbaric society.In the future it will become even easier for old negatives to become lost and be “replaced” by new altered negatives. This would be a great loss to our society. Our cultural history must not be allowed to be rewritten.

Attention should be paid to this question of our soul, and not simply to accounting procedures. Attention should be paid to the interest of those who are yet unborn, who should be able to see this generation as it saw itself, and the past generation as it saw itself.

Yeah, George Lucas said that back in 1988.

Posted on September 3, 2011 at 00:22 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink
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  1. Written by Anonymous
    on September 3, 2011 at 04:34
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    “Like.”

    I see no reason for these changes to be made. Seriously…

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