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Disney Plus: Star Wars Movies in 4K and Come With Changes; Han and Greedos Encounter and the Fox Fanfare Restored

Discussion in 'SWNN News Feed' started by SWNN Probe, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. SWNN Probe

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    Disney+ is here, and it didn't take fans who were ready to dive into the mostly-complete library of Star Wars movies (save the two that are currently licensed out to Netflix) to notice that something familiar was back. That's right, the classic 20th Century Fox fanfare has returned to the original and prequel trilogies! In addition to this, the new 4K versions of the films come with some other changes, one of which may ease a 22 year controversy. But first, the fanfare!





    John Williams' triumphant Star Wars fanfare was composed in such a way to naturally follow the introductory tune of the old Fox logo, and as such, its absence was something that a number of longtime fans were dreading when Disney bought Lucasfilm. The fanfare was replaced with pure silence for the new films to make the blare of the title card stand out that much more, but re-releases of the old films had a new snippet of Return of the Jedi's score re-purposed for all movies but A New Hope, and while it captured the spirit of Star Wars to some extent, it just didn't feel the same.



    So, for a generation that grew up hearing the iconic sounds of the Fox fanfare play as a warm-up before the iconic Star Wars symphonies that followed, today's launch of Disney+ came with some great news: it's back! With Fox falling under Disney's fold after the big acquisition that completed in March, there's no reason for Disney to not acknowledge the franchise's roots, especially since A New Hope was to be Fox's movie forever due to an agreement that George Lucas made during that film's production. So all movies of the original and prequel trilogies will have the Fox fanfare lead into the declaration that what you're watching took place a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.



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    It's also fitting that all of the movies of the George Lucas era of the franchise are marked accordingly. Naturally, since this only covers the Fox movies, the fanfare has not been added to The Force Awakens or Rogue One, which Fox had absolutely no involvement with. Nor will it be added to The Last Jedi and Solo when those movies are added to the streaming service at a later date, in spite of the Disney-Fox merger moving forward at the time that both of those movies hit theaters. This change is a wonderful little addition for old-timers, and something for newer fans of the franchise to appreciate.



    Fanfare aside, that is not the only changes made to the Star Wars films. In a thread by Star Wars Visual Comparisons, it looks like 4K upgrades of the 2011 release are the versions of the films being used by the streaming service, and some changes came with them. We will likely do a more extensive piece on all changes down the line but we wanted to address this one that has carried controversy for the last 22 years.



    Han and Greedo now shoot at the same time! A compromise? Sure, but better than Greedo shooting first.



    https://twitter.com/StarWarsVisComp/status/1194162931002462213



    Like we said, we'll have a more extensive piece on other changes made to the films later, but if there are any changes you noticed drop them in the comments and if they are substantial we may update this piece with them!



    As of right now, Disney+ subscribers can watch the Star Wars movies The Phantom MenaceAttack of the ClonesRevenge of the SithRogue OneA New HopeThe Empire Strikes BackReturn of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens on the streaming service. The Last Jedi is expected to be added right around the time that The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters, with Solo being added a few months after that (possibly even after The Rise of Skywalker is added).



    Disney Plus is here, The Mandalorian is out, and Star Wars films have righted some wrongs in the eyes of many fans. May the Force be with you.



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    Hopefully someone can do a side by side comparison, but this to me looks exactly like the 2011 BluRay version of the special special SPECIAL edition when Han and Greedo shoot at the same time...
     
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    I don't understand why they bothered to alter it all quite frankly. *referring to + version*
     
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    To make Han seem less violent and ruthless. That’s why they had the Greedo shot first version, then when fans rigjtfully critiqued this they made Han and Greedo shoot at ths same time. But we all know Han shot first in the original ANH.
     
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    I never agreed with their reasoning behind that - when you know someone is going to shoot you, they've essentially shot first - Han actually pulling the trigger first was totally justified....

    I love how they made a point to have him shoot first in Solo...
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    Just watched the Disney+ version - it looks the same BUT they did insert a 'new' Greedo shot and line before they both pulled the trigger... again - why???

    I mean now that the sequel trilogy is in the can, if they made changes to further line up the continuity - great! but re-editing it, for *that*... Just don't get it.

    Vader still say's NOOOOOOO before Palps gets thrown over the edge, i don't see any differences in that part (i was speculating, with Sidious in E9, that instead of being obliterated by the reactor, it was instead a portal, and the 'explosion' was the portal self destructing... maybe explaining him being alive in 9, but nope...)

    yeah just silly if you ask me

    Update: Apparently it's being reported that George Lucas himself made the change BEFORE selling it to Disney... That explains why no continuity changes in line with the Sequel Trilogy are present. But still just why *THAT* scene...
     
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    Which was always pointless since it’s his casual disregard for having killed someone that did that.
     
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    You brought up an important subtlety of a duel. When Greedo had his blaster on Han and
    Retcons to soften never work because as you said Han gets up in swagger and nonchalance and pays the barkeep for the mess.
     
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    Cringe
     
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    Not sure what's going on but I'm seeing Solo and TLJ on Disney+ already.
     
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    What????
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    Not seeing it at all....it stops at R1
     
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    “I’m overwhelmed!..” Seriously. I am alternating between Rogue One, Resistance, and soon CW.
     
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    My bad, just searched all Star Wars and the titles show, but when you click on the Solo or TLJ icon you get a watch trailer option with a "coming soon" note.

    July 9, 2020 for Solo and Dec 26, 2019 for TLJ
     
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    Titles don’t show for me at all.....where exactly do you see them?
     
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    Hahaha TLJ has “Coming Soon.” Is Disney apprehensive to add it now that TLJ haters are busy loving Mando. :D
     
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    I actually expected TLJ at least a week earlier.
     
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