What should’ve been a triumph and ended up being one the sourest notes of “Revenge of the Sith” was the return of Darth Vader. James Earl Jones reprised the role and only got in a line or two before yelling out a big ol’ over the top “NOOOOOOO!!!” which was rather cringe worthy.
Cut to six years later and only a few weeks to go before the Blu-ray release of all the “Star Wars” films. George Lucas has been making further alterations to every DVD edition of his films since the release of the original trilogy special editions in the late 90’s. When the Blu-ray set was announced, many have been wondering what else was going to get a touch up for the high-def bow of the saga.
Now, review copies have apparently begun popping up and details of the changes have begun to emerge. Previously it was revealed that the puppet Yoda in “The Phantom Menace” was being replaced by a CG version to make the look more inline with that in the subsequent two episodes. That’s a change many don’t seem to have issue with, and you can watch that below.
The more grievous change however were revealed today, and has been confirmed by Badass Digest, is that two bits of audio from the original trilogy have been altered, and not in a good way. First, and most egregiously, a previously silent Darth Vader now gives off not one but two big screams of “NOOOO” as he picks up and throws the Emperor down the shaft at the end of “Return of the Jedi”. The other is the first shot of Ben Kenobi in “Star Wars” who now uses a “Krayt Dragon cry” which essentially sounds like Richard Simmons stepping on a nail.