A couple of weeks ago, the internet exploded over one particular addition to the upcoming Blu-ray edition of Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.
On August 31st, a YouTube clip emerged that claimed to come from the upcoming Blu-ray for the seminal Star Wars film. In that clip, a particularly climatic scene from the movie has been altered by an extra piece of dialogue, one coming from Darth Vader. This extra line of dialogue was later confirmed by Lucasfilm – the changes will be reflected in the upcoming release.
If you haven’t seen the clip, here’s what everyone is buzzing about –
So Vader shouts “NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!” That’s new. Personally, I’ve lost my ability to even complain anymore when George Lucas makes some sort of change to a classic film. I guess it’s a little upsetting that I’m going to have to find some old VHS’ to show my children, because that’s the only way I’ll be sure I’m exposing them to the original.
But this isn’t an anti-George Lucas diatribe, as there is always this to consider.
But it’s pretty clear that this new “NOOOOOO” is a little beyond unnecessary. CineWeekly decided to see how awful Darth Vader’s new exclamation would sound in other classic movies. From The Godfather to Reservoir Dogs, this viral vid proves that some things are best left alone.