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The 10 worst crimes against the original Star Wars trilogy

4 April 2011 6:24 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

George Lucas hasn’t been able to resist making the odd nick and tuck to the original Star Wars trilogy over the years. Here’s James’ list of the worst alterations...

In 1983, George Lucas’s tripartite masterpiece was complete. The Star Wars trilogy had finished and secured a highly regarded place in the history of cinema. But Lucas had big plans for his greatest work. In the years following the release of the films, they were, I’d argue, mutilated. I know I'm not alone in this feeling.

A load of ill-fitting CGI was tacked on (though changing the Sarlacc was probably for the best. Anything to make it look less like genitalia in the desert), sound effects were changed, dialogue was dubbed over, and most appallingly of all, Greedo shot first. I may be a purist, but to me, this is the equivalent of taking a painting that you »

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