The SuperHeroHype Forums  

Go Back   The SuperHeroHype Forums > Star Wars > Star Wars: Episodes IV - VI

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-03-2014, 05:40 PM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 306
Default Blu-Rays

I still own and watch the standard DVDs of the OT basically because I refuse to spend more money on the Blu-Ray copies. That being said, I was curious for anyone who owns the Blu-Rays, my question is are those noticeable gray boxes that surrounds the tie fighters like towards the end of A New Hope and etc. still appear on the Blu-Ray copies or was that corrected for the Blu-Ray release?

BigCityBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2014, 11:58 AM   #2
Bim's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 9,470
Default Re: Blu-Rays

I'll check my set when i get home and tell you. I honestly dont remember lol. But imo the blu-ray set is fantastic. The movies have never looked so beautiful and clear.

“There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.” Goethe

If Jack Bauer joined the Rebel Alliance, 24 hours later there would be no Empire :p
Bim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2014, 11:58 PM   #3
Marvolo's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 34,853
Default Re: Blu-Rays

They fixed some of the mattes (those grey boxes) and blended them better. They also fixed some of the lightsaber cores that looked bad in the dvds. That being said there's a lot they didn't fix and some stuff they made worse. Lucas couldn't help himself and added everything from cgi rocks that disappear from one shot to the next to Vader screaming Noooooooooooo!!! while he throws the Emperor down the reactor shaft. Here's a list of the new changes:

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

There are computer-generated rocks in front of R2-D2 while he’s hiding in the canyon; however, they’re “magically not there” after he comes out of hiding
Obi-Wan’s fake “Krayt Dragon” roar is once again altered and it sounds “hideous”; keep the mute button at the ready
Greedo shoots first – again – but this time with slightly fewer frames than the previous release
Luke’s lightsaber while training on the Millennium Falcon is back to being “white” and “blue” as it was originally – it is no longer pale green, per the 2004 DVD release
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Flames have been added to the probe droid crater
Most of the blue tint on Hoth is gone
The Wampa arm is “fixed” — whatever that means — but it’s still imperfect
R2-D2’s once black panels are now blue in space
A la the DVD release, Emperor Palpatine – via hologram – is still played by Ian McDiarmid in his Revenge of the Sith makeup
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

The static shot of C3PO and R2-D2 approaching Jabba’s palace has been replaced by a “wide pan with a huge door”; the door is now peppered with laser blast impacts
Han Solo’s “carbonite thaw” is now CGI
A computer-generated “Dug” from the prequels (Sebulba, the evil racer who podraced Anakin in The Phantom Menace, was a dug) is seen walking across the screen after Luke infiltrates Jabba’s palace; the dug looks “really fake, like it was [added at the] last minute”
Wicket the Ewok now has computer-generated, blinking eyes
Darth Vadar says “No” several times as he picks up Emperor Palpatine and tosses him into the Death Star reactor core; the “Nos” seem to be sampled from The Empire Strikes Back and Revenge of the Sith, respectively.

"When the snows fall, when the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives."

The Most Astounding Fact (Neil deGrasse Tyson, HD):
Spoiler!!! Click to Read!:

Last edited by Marvolo; 09-20-2014 at 12:05 AM.
Marvolo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2015, 10:02 PM   #4
Banned User
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Hell
Posts: 8,803
Default Re: Blu-Rays

The Empire Strikes Back is the only worth getting on Blu-Ray. Unlike the two films, the changes actually improved the film.

Slushy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2015, 07:38 AM   #5
Infected by Pentapox
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sweden
Posts: 4,436
Default Re: Blu-Rays

This is maybe a bit late, but they released all the movies on dvd and bluray again a while back. Maybe like 6 months ago? What's the difference between those and the big bluray box that came out a few years ago?

Originally Posted by Erzengel View Post
I ask her during dinner, what's her top 3 favorite movies. If she doesn't list Star Wars as at least #2. I excuse myself to the bathroom and crawl out the window. :up:
gohei_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2015, 11:01 AM   #6
Bangers & Mash
Golgo-13's Avatar
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Eating Cadbury's Creme Eggs..
Posts: 27,240
Default Re: Blu-Rays

Question; the scene where Vader kills Obi Wan; was the light saber flicking on and off ever corrected?

Every morning a Gazelle wakes up, it knows it must run faster than the fastest Lion or it will be killed.

Every morning a Lion wakes up, it knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle, or it will starve to death.

It doesn't matter whether you're a LION or a GAZELLE when the sun comes up, you better be RUNNING!
Golgo-13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2017, 11:52 AM   #7
SHHFFL 2014 Champion
SHH! Global Moderator
Spider-Fan's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: In the neighborhood!
Posts: 40,607
Default Re: Blu-Rays

I still refuse to buy the OT on blu ray until we get remasters of the original cuts of the films. As unlikely as it continues to look

Spider-Fan is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:50 AM.

monitoring_string = "dee460792f24517621e3ca080805de7e"

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2017 All Rights Reserved.