Is George Lucas Ruining His Rep With This "Star Wars" Blu-Ray Controversy?

Did you watch the clip posted above? That and the one below are just two big audio tweaks to the Star Wars Blu-ray set that SlashFilm are calling controversial. Originally spotted on TheForce.net and other message boards, George Lucas and his nefarious nitpicking have attacked the universe we know and love, yet again. While the digital Yoda in The Phantom Menace is a much broader change, these two alterations, one in the original Star Wars and the other in Return of the Jedi, are pretty tricky to tie down.

The latter is without a doubt the most surprising one, as in the original version, Darth Vader returns to the light side when he sees the Emperor trying to kill his son, Luke Skywalker. Vader silently lifts the Emperor and chucks him down a ventilation shaft. If the change is true, this and the former clip (which you can see below) — will be just as irritating as it was in Revenge of the Sith. Noted Star Wars fan Simon Pegg took to Twitter to blast Lucas about the changes. He too, like us, are particularly upset about the change to Vader's redemption, saying, "Always loved Vader's wordless self-sacrifice. Another shitty, clueless revision like Greedo and young Anakin's ghost. What a fucking shame."

The jury is still out on whether the clips are from the actual Blu-ray set or not, but if Lucas really did add such an inane element to the timeless classic, then he should take Pegg's advice and "replace himself with CGI."

See the other clip featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi below and share your thoughts in the comments section:

[via /Film]

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