Can someone tell me exactly what scenes were added to the Star Wars DVDs?

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  1. Daniel Becker

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    I've heard on several different occasions about extra scenes or extra parts of scenes added to the Episode 1 and 2 DVDs. I have noticed a few of the scenes on my own but i'm still not sure about some of them.


    I've heard mention of some added footage to the Darth Maul fight at the end of the Phantom Menace? Does anyone know what exactly was added here? I can't tell myself.

    Thanks,


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  2. Mark Walker

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    Daniel-

    The problem is that Lucas kept tinkering with the films

    and that, for example, on Episode II, what was shown in

    digital projection theaters and what was presented in

    film projected theaters was different for a while.

    Episode I incorporates into the film:
    -a longer cut of the pod race, with more introductions
    to the other racers.
    -a taxi-ing scene from the landing pad when Amidala

    and the gang arrive on Coruscant
    -as for the Darth Maul final duel, while I never noticed
    the difference, apparently, from the first pre-shows,
    which all the proceeds went to a children's charity, it
    wasn't quite as explicit that Maul was cut in half.
    (There's more, but I haven't head my caffiene yet.)

    Episode II incorporates into the film
    -Anakin's robotic hand being held during the wedding
    ceremony (only previously available in digital projection
    showings)
    -Jango's rocket pack "fizzles" and mis-fires during his
    final moments of existence (after getting mauled by the
    Reek).

    (Again, there is more, but maybe someone juiced up can
    fill you in. ) [​IMG]

    Mark
     
  3. Daniel Becker

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    Well, thanks for the info you did provide. I'm still a little unsure about the Darth Maul death scene. I don't remember it looking any different when I saw it in the theatre. Thats why i'm really wondering about that particular scene. Thanks.




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  4. Andrew Bunk

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    Also, when Anakin is confessing to Padme after slaughtering the Tuskens, the DVD adds a line of him saying I"m a Jedi, I'm better than this", and then he breaks down. That's the only difference I ever noticed besides the mechanical hand holding at the end, but there could be more.
     
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    All 3 changes to Episode II that I have heard about have been mentioned.

    As for the Darth Maul death, if anything the clarity of DVD helps in seeing the spray of blood when Anakin chops him in half.
     
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    Also, the scene where Padme gets up after tumbling from the gunship is slightly altered. She moans instead of jumping up and saying, "I'm fine!"
     
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    Maybe its just my memory that plays tricks on me, but I seem to remember that the scene where Anakin is slaughtering the Tuskens was longer theatrically.

    Can anyone confirm this?
     
  11. Richard Kim

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    The Tusken slaughter scene is the same length in the DVD as it was in the theatrical version.
     
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    The Tusken Slaughter may have seemed longer in the theater because you're seeing it for the first time. Kinda like the long car trip that seems shorter on the way back home [​IMG]
     
  13. Daniel Becker

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    Well, I can confirm that I saw Episode 1 in the theaters on opening night and Darth Maul did in fact get cut in half. [​IMG]




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    The bald, white skinned bounty hunter, Aura Sing (sp?) was added to the extended ep1.

    Met the actress at Chiller convention. Beautiful.


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    I'm with Daniel...I am not 100% positive about this, but I too remember seeing Maul cut in half.

    I saw Star Wars I on opening day and I remember discussing the movie (that same night) about how Darth Maul won't be back for Ep.II because he was cut in half.

    Maybe there were select viewings of a version where he didn't get cut in half...I also stand by my blood spatter not being in the initial theatrical viewings. I'll have to check, but doesn't Lucas mention something about this in the commentary?
     
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    Mark, the Darth Maul death was changed from early screenings. By the wide release, it was as it is now.
     
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    I saw Aurra Sing in the pod race scene during the
    theatrical run (openning day), too.

    Now, for Maul being shown falling in two separate pieces,
    I am talking about the charity showings
    that only happened in like 20 cities in the US and tickets
    were well more than $150.00. This was at least a week prior
    to the film's official theatrical release date.

    I know Steve Tannehill went to one of those showings,
    in Texas so maybe he can fill us in.

    Mark
     
  19. Dwayne

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    I'm glad this came up, because there is something that I have always wanted to state about one scene in particular. That scene being Padme holding on to Anakin's robotic hand at the end.

    I saw this film twice in conventional cinemas, one showing being that of the midnight opening and I can, without a doubt, say that the scene appeared then and it does on the DVD now. The people I saw this film with agree as well.
     
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    Dwayne,

    I agree that Anakins robotic hand was in the theatrical release. I saw the midnight show (the day it came out) in a non-digital projection theater, and I remember discussing it with a friend on the next day at work. It was definitely in the theatrical release.
     

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