Wednesday, August 24, 2011

More alterations on the "Star Wars" Blu-ray release...are we surprised?

Hey, did we expect anything less from Lucas when the "Star Wars" saga hits Blu-ray in a little over two weeks. Seems the puppet of Yoda in "Episode I" has been replaced by a CG version. That puppet was bad to begin with. But the CG versions in "II" and "III" were still kind of dodgy.

Yoda, to me, will always be how he appeared in the original "Empire Strikes Back"; Frank Oz and that wonderful first puppet. Might seem a little creaky to the "Scott Pilgrim" generation but who cares, man! For those of you out there of age, "Empire" was OURS, baby! Hey wait...I think I just coined a new phrase: 'Generation Pilgrim'! LOL! O.K. this calls for a proper definition for future use...

'Generation Pilgrim' - people who range between the ages of 18 to 25 that are fans of movies and TV shows like the "Star Wars" prequels, "Star Wars: The Clone Wars", "Smallville", JJ Abrams' "Star Trek", Michael Bay's "Transformers" movies, "Battlestar Galactica" and of course, "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World". You might even throw one or two of those vampire TV series in there as well.

O.K. back on topic.

Yes, technology has massively advanced since those awful prequels premiered ("Rise of the Planet of the Apes" being the peak at the moment), and as far as I'm concerned George can toil on making as many changes as he wants to these, ad infinitum. However, is it really going to take Lucas going into the ground, six feet under for us to finally get proper Blu-ray releases of the ORIGINAL trilogy?!!

Clicking on the image of Yoda to check out this comparison of the two from "Episode I"; puppet and CG.


At August 24, 2011 at 1:56 PM, Anonymous allen said...

Could have sworn I left this already...

I'm okay with CGI Yoda for Ep. I, II and III. He fits well in those movies.

But I will pop a cap in Lucas' ass if he touches our beloved puppet (Muppet) Yoda!!!

At August 24, 2011 at 2:08 PM, Blogger LA Filmcutter said...

Yes, I agree. He does fit in well with the prequels...nuff said! But do not mess with our classic Yoda, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!

At January 9, 2012 at 2:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

CG Yoda in TPM, yes please. I doubt he'd ever touch the original puppet, it's alot of risk for very little gain, and not to mention a lot of work to achieve it, again, for small gain if any.

At the end of the day though, Lucas can do what he likes - I'd just rather he'd concentrate on the TV series.

La filmcutter, you have a serious case of film/tv snobbery.


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