DVD & Blu-ray Interesting

Side-by-Side Comparison Shots of Changes Made to The Empire Strikes Back

In case you weren’t aware, the original versions of the Star Wars trilogy are being released on DVD for the first time. The revamped versions that were released theatrically in 1997 and on DVD a couple of years ago so I have mixed feelings about it.

Are fans that keen to see the original versions? If they were that good, then why did Lucasfilm redo them in the first place? That said I’m sure they will sell by the bucket load when they get released next Monday. Anyway, if you are curious this image gallery compares the 1980 version of The Empire Strikes Back to the 2004 DVD release. (Link via Digg)

> Official Star Wars site explaining the new DVD releases
> Wikipedia on the changes in the different releases of the Star Wars films