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5.0 out of 5 stars What on earth is he ranting about?, 11 May 2007
This review is from: Star Wars IV: A New Hope (Limited Edition) [DVD] (DVD)
I don't normally criticise other reviewers personally but seeing as how Ken Weir has already unjustly slated another reviewer (B.Abraham), I feel the need to step in and correct the situation.

Ken, you have completely missed the point. B.Abraham was not saying that his DVD included a scene that yours does not, he was merely implying that the addition of the CGI Jabba The Hut to the `Special Edition' of Star Wars Episode 4 was completely unnecessary, along with the absurd `Greedo firing first' scene. It's a perfectly valid point and one that many fans, myself included, are known to agree with. If you like the scene with Jabba, then fair enough, you are entitled to your opinion.

However, the meeting between Han and Jabba did NOT appear at all in the original theatrical release, either with Jabba as a human or otherwise, and if you did see the scene in the theatrical release, then it must have been some sort of unedited bootleg copy. The `Jabba' scene was actually filmed but subsequently ended up on the cutting room floor. It only came to light when it was reinstated for the original release of the Special Edition and had a CGI Jabba superimposed over the original human actor. The only way you would have ever seen the scene played out as originally filmed is by watching one of the `Making Of' documentaries regarding the Star Wars Special Editions, where the scene is often shown first with the human actor, and then again with the CGI Jabba super imposed on top of him how to demonstrate how the effects were done for the Special Edition movie.

To use such a flawed argument as an excuse to attack another reviewer and give an otherwise enjoyable film a dismal 1-star rating and knock it's overall rating down is pathetic. Do your research properly next time, Mr. Weir.
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Initial post: 28 Jan 2009 06:11:51 GMT
keithvg says:
Re The Jabba the Hut sequence in the Special Edition of Star Wars. In South Africa, the special edition was shown at the cinemas, so it is quite possible that Mr Weir also saw the special edition at the cinema.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Feb 2009 01:08:39 GMT
still wouldn't've seen Jabba as a human as part of the origanal version as he claims

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Aug 2011 12:06:53 BDT
A customer says:
Who shoots first on this edition ?
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