There are a lot of people who spend a lot of time on the internet bashing the Star Wars Special Editions and cursing the name of George Lucas. Even people involved with Star Wars have been known to do just that. On the other hand there are those, like us, who see the Special Editions as the “Superior” Editions due to the numerous audio and effects fixes that were done throughout the movie.
Here are ten of the improvements that the Star Wars Special Editions made, which are sometimes lost among the “Han Shot First, and Lucas raped my childhood” noise. They’re presented chronologically through the movies:
Vaseline Removed from the Landspeeder
Luke’s landspeeder in A New Hope used to have a thick blurry blob underneath it where the effects artists painted out the wheels. This was gradually improved, resulting in the Blu-Ray version of the effect that’s perfect. No longer is the land speeder hovering on a cloud of vaseline.