George Lucas Adds CGI Yoda on Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray

George Lucas Adds CGI Yoda on Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray

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exploded packshot with senitype George Lucas Adds CGI Yoda on Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu rayTwo weeks ago, we got to go to the Blu-ray trailer luanch of the brand new blu-ray box set for George Lucas’ Star Wars: The Complete Saga. Those present were Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), Anthony Daniels (C-3P0) Producer Robert Watts,  and Nick Gillard and later in the day, ILM Digital Artist John Goodson and Visual Effects Supervisor Bill George.

During the panels, we asked about further changes to the Blu-ray and if we’d see any changes in the movie and never got a definitive answer. Well it turns out that there has already been one big change spotted by the chaps over at CBM who have found new footage from the Blu-ray which shoes a CGI Yoda where a puppet used to be in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. I just think it’s hilarious how Lucas can’t leave it alone!

I’ll let you watch the clips below so you can compare! Wonder if we’ll see any more when the box-set is released 12th September. You can pre-order your copy here and get your orders from Darth Vader here!

Original Edit

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New CGI Edit

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  • rfg

    I read a Tim Powers story that had an artist that couldn’t leave his ‘masterwork’ alone.  The end result was a black wall where nothing could be seen.  Lucas is like a ghoul who cannot leave a corpse alone no matter how many times he picks at it he still comes back to the rotting horror.

  • rfg

    I read a Tim Powers story that had an artist that couldn’t leave his ‘masterwork’ alone.  The end result was a black wall where nothing could be seen.  Lucas is like a ghoul who cannot leave a corpse alone no matter how many times he picks at it he still comes back to the rotting horror.

  • Warren Way

    Two things:
    The puppet Yoda matched the vocal inflections better.
    If Lucas wants to muck around with the finished product, why doesn’t he overlay a different kid? Surely by now there’s a boy who looks like a young Lucas *and* can act.

  • Old news

    Why is this making news now? Wasn’t this apparent six years ago in “The Chosen One” documentary on Episode 3? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wFcM_TXKI0

  • Lexavi80

    The Yoda change is not the only change.  Check out the new Return of the Jedi “improvement”:

    http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/31/lucasfilm-confirms-change-to-blu-ray-release-of-return-of-the-jedi/

    I won’t buy this thing.