Noooooo! My Thoughts on the Star Wars Blu-ray Edits

star warsElvis is really upset about this, so it must be blog-worthy.

According to something called Badass News, George Lucas has made edits to the original Star Wars trilogy for its release on Blu-Ray.

Some review copies of the Star Wars Blu-rays have gone out to very select outlets (many of your favorite websites have been denied copies of the Blu by Lucasfilm), and a rumor has been tearing up the internet: among the tweaks George Lucas made to the Original Trilogy was adding Vader saying ‘Noooo!’ as the Emperor electrocutes Luke in Return of the Jedi.

It’s hard to believe this because Vader crying ‘Noooo!’ was one of the most widely derided aspects of Revenge of the Sith. It’s easy to believe because Lucas is so out of touch and loves the idea of on the nose symmetry between the two trilogies.

What is purported to be an audio recording of the scene has hit the web, and someone has timed it to the original scene in Jedi so that you can get a sense of how this supposedly works. I’ve embedded that below. It’s actually two ‘No’s, and it doesn’t sound exactly like the one from Sith, but similar.

That "Noooooo!" sounds so ridiculous, and made me cringe so uncomfortably, I'm calling fake. I refuse to believe George Lucas would make such edits.

Actually, upon further review, this edit is so ridiculous and so cringe inducing that is must be true.


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Meh, not that bad. Will I buy the blu-rays? No, but it's nothing to do with the "No".

August 31, 2011 @ 2:46 PM


My brother pre-ordered the blu-rays for me for my birthday. I'd rather have a monorail if they do include the "nooooooo!"

August 31, 2011 @ 3:14 PM

Mississauga Phil

It's still better than Greedo shooting first!

September 1, 2011 @ 10:38 AM


"Greedo shooting first"

Yes, that was really bad

September 6, 2011 @ 1:59 PM

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