The Star Wars movies have gone through their fair share of remasters, with each new reissue usually coming with technical tipping from the director George Lucas or family-friendly changes from new studio owner Disney . So with the launch of the 4K remaster from all the Star Wars movies with Dolby Vision and Atmos support at Disney + last night, fans didn't know what to expect. Would there be even more changes to make the classic sci-fi movies fit today's most modern technology? Or would we get a new change from the Han and Greedo confrontations?
But fans were unexpectedly treated to an explosion of the past in the form of the old 1
When Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, the 20th Century Fox fanfare that played before the iconic opening crawl of the original Star Wars films was scrapped. But for a long time Star Wars fan, that fanfare was as essential to the film's opening moments as John Williams's # triumphant score. However, when 20th Century Fox recently joined the Disney family, the Disney + 4k remaster of the original Star Wars movies could restore the old Fox fanfare.
Holy crap. I'm on @disneyplus and they have 20th Century Fox fanfare in pace for #StarWars section I-VI! I always felt that fanfare was as much a part of the soundtrack as any other track. This makes me so happy! ? #DisneyPlus #NostalgiaFeels pic.twitter.com/tN14MOnx5n
– Jon Lee Brody (@JonLeeBrody) November 12, 2019
But that restoration of nostalgia is coming the small price for further fine-tuning to the infamous Han and Greedo confrontation. The scene has changed countless times with each remaster and reissue – maybe He shot first, maybe Greedo, maybe both – and it got another tweak with Disney + 4k remaster. This time it's unclear who shot who, as Greedo falls dead in a sparkling explosion.
Oh my god. This is not a joke. pic.twitter.com/RMkh7Blg7D
– Star Wars Visual Comparisons (@StarWarsVisComp) November 12, 2019
But not all new changes are bad – Disney + debuted a new Lucasfilm intro beginning with the classic logo before fading into a montage of iconic helmets and droids, including Darth Vader, R2-D2, C-3PO, and the newest resident of the galaxy far away, Mandalorian.
lucasfilm created a new intro to star wars and i'm not sure what that means but i love it pretty much ?? pic.twitter.com/RcwK4IDVW0
– Aaron (@aaronfraggle) November 12, 2019
What do you think of the new and old changes that Disney + brings to ] Star Wars movies?
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