Sunday, January 06, 2008
Return of the Jabba !!
In November 2006 I did a post called Which Jabba is worse ? In which I compared the Jabba from 1997 Star Wars: Special Edition with the one from the 2004 DVD. I think these High-Def grabs from Cinemax show just how piss poor the 2004 replacement was to what was already a pretty crap CG Jabba.
And yet the Jabba from The Phantom Menace which was 5 years earlier is still miles better than both other CG ones.
On a side note all versions of Return of the Jedi still have a few annoying shots were Palpatine is in focus but the background is out of focus, yet the stars through the windows are in focus still. I'm surprised this wasn't picked up back in 1983 when they were actually putting the opticals together, and if not you'd have assumed it would have been an easy fix for any of the other versions that have been tinkered with over the years.
And I've mentioned it on this blog before,that black smudge at the side of Palaptine's hood is still there even in the Hi-Def Cinemax versions, It's so obvious everybody knows about it and has become known over the years as the Emperors Slug, but nobody can be arsed to fix it.
Posted by Andrew Glazebrook at 7:44 PM