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Maybe newer isn't better

I finally got the DVD disc set for Star Wars (the original three which are episodes IV, V and VI). In each movie I noticed George Lucas once again decided to change small parts here and there. This makes a total of three different versions of the trilogy set. There's the original (obviously), then the remastered VHS edition and now the DVD edition.

The movies are great with them all being so nice and crystal clear. The director's commentary is also very good - and yes I actually listen to that stuff. I think it's cool to find out how movies were made.

Around half way through The Empire Strikes Back I started getting a sinking feeling in my heart. The message going through my mind was more or less the following:

"Wow. So clear. So vibrant. So perfect. Too perfect."

Yeah. Too perfect. Everything just looks too good. It seems as if all the movies lost that cool cimenatic film look, replaced with cold digital perfection.

Love it or hate it, Star Wars is Star Wars. But in my humble opinion, sometimes this digital thing goes a little too far. Film is not meant to be perfect. The human eye prefers something more organic than synthetic looking. Well, at least my eyes do. The art of making motion picture films does have its flaws. I welcome the flaws. It's part of the experience.

Star Wars isn't ruined for me, but it will be a long time before I watch the films on DVD again. I just have to tell myself "Well, this is the way it is" in preparation prior to watching them next time 'round.

Fortunately I still have my old Silver Edition VHS tapes. They're old, very worn, grainy, and I wouldn't have it any other way.


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