See all the changes made to the original Star Wars Trilogy

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The original Star Wars Trilogy has been through a lot of changes over the years, starting in 1997 with the release of the Special Editions. The Special Editions allowed George Lucas to tweak here and there and hype up the then-forthcoming prequel trilogy. Additional changes were made with subsequent home video/DVD/Blu-ray releases.

If you ever wondered just what changes were made to the original Star Wars Trilogy, Marcelo Zuniga has compiled the various differences in a series of handy videos.

(Personal aside from grandpa Hubert here: I remember the Special Editions were quite novel and exciting in the 1990s. I even saw all three Special Edition films in the theaters. And yes, I wore an onion on my belt, that being the fashion at the time. In retrospect, many of the additions to the Special Editions are superfluous, and others just down right egregious.)

Give the videos a look after the jump.

[Marcelo Zuniga on YouTube via /Film]

The Changes Made to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

All Changes Made to Star Wars: A New Hope (Comparison Video) PART I

All Changes Made to Star Wars: A New Hope (Comparison Video) PART II

 

The Changes Made to Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

All Changes Made to Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Comparison Video)

 

The Changes Made to Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

All Changes Made to Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (Comparison Video)

 

Tell us what you think of all the changes to the original Star Wars Trilogy in the comments.

Do not be ashamed to let the hate flow through you.

Hubert Vigilla
Brooklyn-based fiction writer, film critic, and long-time editor and contributor for Flixist. A booster of all things passionate and idiosyncratic.