All Changes Made to Star Wars: A New Hope (Comparison Video) PART I

  • Published: 04 May 2015
  • A comparison video comparing all changes added into Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope from 1981 to this very day. This video is purely objective and I've refrained from making any kind of strong opinion on anything, its here to show off all the changes as far as I know of while presented in an organized, relatively chronological order of the film.
    That being said, the original Star Wars has received the heaviest treatment of changes out of all three, easily. Some minor, others more prominent and even infamous. This video was extra tricky since there are a number of changes that are exclusive to some releases. Note every major Star Wars release analyzed in this video:
    -Theatrical Cut (1977)
    -Special Edition (1997)
    -DVD Trilogy (2004)
    -Blu-ray Trilogy (2011)
    It's extensive enough to be over 20 minutes, which unfortunately I cannot upload in just one part, so I had to split it. Enjoy what I arranged for this part and feel free to post a comment on your opinions on A New Hope's changes.
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Comments • 9 810

    RUBBER BULLET  29 minutes back

    “People who alter or destroy works of art and our cultural heritage for profit or as an exercise of power are barbarians,”

    George Lucas

    • a a
      a a  47 minutes back

      Moronic beyond belief

      • Matthew Meadows
        Matthew Meadows  1 hours back

        Awesome seeing the cut at the end with the actor Ford was really taking to. 👍👍🏽👍🏿

        • Aerodinamica Exposiciones

          Muy buen trabajo de compilación. Felicidades.

          • xZertenx
            xZertenx  12 hours back

            CGI from 2011 was terrible

            • Ashwin R
              Ashwin R  13 hours back

              I'm going to commit the ultimate sin, buit I prefect the new CGI shots.

              • zunderdog24
                zunderdog24  13 hours back

                5:22 "I dont like the look of this".
                You can say that again.

                This video has made me realize I have only seen the original version.

                • hel vegen
                  hel vegen  20 hours back

                  The CGI has aged real bad.

                  • Mason Sizemore
                    Mason Sizemore  21 hours back

                    original han vs greedo is so much more badass

                    • Mason Sizemore
                      Mason Sizemore  21 hours back

                      so they new they were going to make prequels even in the eighties???

                      • Wako Doodle
                        Wako Doodle  21 hours back

                        If all those cgi additions were puppets with cgi faces it would be timeless.

                        Plus less rendering needed for lighting and shadowing, because puppets come with it premade in reality.

                        • Bone Stock Garage
                          Bone Stock Garage  21 hours back

                          We just watched the 77’ Edition last week. Holds up well, and still one of the best films of all time.

                          • FictionRaider007
                            FictionRaider007  23 hours back

                            Now I will never be able to hear Jabba the Hutt talk again without imagining he has a Scottish accent.

                            • spicecrop
                              spicecrop  1 days back

                              When Luke said "I'm ready for anything". Was he including making out with his sister?

                              • TJ NJ
                                TJ NJ  1 days back

                                just a good example of the revisionist future... oh yeah it is the future now in 2019 and they want to revise more than just movies.

                                • TJ NJ
                                  TJ NJ  1 days back

                                  Original... still best

                                  • yaggle fraggle
                                    yaggle fraggle  1 days back

                                    How did they make the picture clearer? I thought you can't add detail to a video.

                                    • Joker
                                      Joker  1 days back

                                      damn 2011 was not the time for a remake

                                      • Jan S
                                        Jan S  1 days back

                                        The CGI looks cheap and out of place.

                                        • Betamax Flippy
                                          Betamax Flippy  1 days back

                                          What a tub of shit the cgi is.

                                          • Roma B
                                            Roma B  1 days back

                                            Wtf? Why 2011 cgi looks like shit?

                                            • Doublediamond92
                                              Doublediamond92  1 days back

                                              So 1998 is the original and everyone loves that version?

                                              • psychoticbastard
                                                psychoticbastard  1 days back

                                                Jamba you're a wonderful human being! lol forgot to edit that part

                                                • IAmaPersion
                                                  IAmaPersion  1 days back

                                                  5:47 at slow speed. There was a 2nd shooter on the grassy knoll. Poor R2D2. ;)

                                                  • azrul azmi
                                                    azrul azmi  2 days back

                                                    iam vote for 1977 👍

                                                    • JCDenton 2187
                                                      JCDenton 2187  2 days back

                                                      That Jabba scene is just so painful to watch

                                                      • Harry Kane
                                                        Harry Kane  2 days back

                                                        The worst part about all the added cgi is that it's not even good quality for 2011

                                                        • misirloupowerslide
                                                          misirloupowerslide  2 days back

                                                          Some of the cgi is great but the random added creatures are for the birds

                                                          • Michael Barron
                                                            Michael Barron  2 days back

                                                            God, that Jabba scene grinds everything to a halt. And EITHER CGI looks like garbage against the practical effects of RotJ. It's pathetic Lucas couldn't see after all that time that there was no need for this scene. The encounter with Greedo was perfectly sufficient. Not to mention that technically speaking, seeing Jabba in Ep. VI was a big reveal. But I suppose someone who can't reverse engineer a prequel wouldn't be able to figure that out, either.

                                                            • Traden60FPS
                                                              Traden60FPS  2 days back

                                                              Man I do luv Cgi

                                                              • Hal Apenyo
                                                                Hal Apenyo  2 days back

                                                                Lucas is such a hack. Has absolutely no idea about filmmaking. Recreated his youth with American Graffiti which turned out great but everything after that was down to other people. You cannot overstate how bad the PT is, from every single angle it is a utter mess. The script, camerawork, performances, editing, composition, tone, visual effects are what you’d expect from someone finishing bottom of a low tier film school.

                                                                • Luke Fallon
                                                                  Luke Fallon  2 days back

                                                                  "Disney ... You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy."

                                                                  • Tod Soldat
                                                                    Tod Soldat  2 days back

                                                                    Bullshit! The 1977 release DID NOT show Stormtroopers with any kind of lizard to ride. I saw the movie too many times as a child and a teen plus I had the toys and the damned thing was not marketed with the original toys and it would have been

                                                                    • Linkdertaker
                                                                      Linkdertaker  2 days back

                                                                      Wolfman actor: hey grandsons, next scene im on the movie....🙇

                                                                      • swift angel
                                                                        swift angel  2 days back

                                                                        The only copy of the original trilogy i have is a really old vhs box set so iv never seen the new versions...god they butchered the franchise with all the changes

                                                                        • Bush Wookie
                                                                          Bush Wookie  2 days back

                                                                          I hate all the changes

                                                                          • Sad Ketchup Gaming
                                                                            Sad Ketchup Gaming  2 days back

                                                                            the cgi scenes literally add nothing. hey lets take a this space cow and just have it go from a docile creature into a fucking MOOING HEAD SHAKING MOTHER FUCKER.

                                                                            • CigarChompinSarge
                                                                              CigarChompinSarge  2 days back

                                                                              Does anyone else think '97 Jabba looks better than 2011 Jabba?

                                                                              • Derenor
                                                                                Derenor  2 days back

                                                                                All changes up to 5:33 are pretty cool. It is just using modern colour grading and adds more detail to the scenery. The extended shot on Mos Eisley is terrible with those forced java and cute droid jokes and all. Jabba 2011 update looks cool but HAN SHOT FUCKING FIRST!

                                                                                • Lyphe 416
                                                                                  Lyphe 416  2 days back

                                                                                  Geezus that CGI is brutal.
                                                                                  Other changes too suggest that whoever was in charge of these types of changes over the years has their head up their ass.
                                                                                  Intellectual and artistic regression. Yech.

                                                                                  • Constantin P
                                                                                    Constantin P  2 days back

                                                                                    11:12 смотрел именно эту версию, когда джаба был человеком !)))

                                                                                    • Sil3nt Gho5t
                                                                                      Sil3nt Gho5t  2 days back

                                                                                      With the next change, Han will not call Jabba a human being.

                                                                                      • zitscher
                                                                                        zitscher  2 days back


                                                                                        • redmachine7
                                                                                          redmachine7  3 days back

                                                                                          Can't see one change that improves any shot.

                                                                                          • yehmiyah
                                                                                            yehmiyah  3 days back


                                                                                            • westingtyler
                                                                                              westingtyler  3 days back

                                                                                              the mos eisley dinosaurs and floaty droid when obi-wan talks to the troopers, is a case of george lucas having watched the scene a million times and wanting to make it fresh to HIM, but for first time viewers it's just a bunch of bullshit that distracts from the obi-wan stormtrooper scene. it's a perfect example of upstaging, which is BAD in this situation.

                                                                                              • Usul573
                                                                                                Usul573  3 days back

                                                                                                It's hilarious how the DVD and Blu-ray speed up the scene. Just let it happen as it originally did lol

                                                                                                • Morgan Whaley
                                                                                                  Morgan Whaley  3 days back

                                                                                                  The added material is like the perfect example of "thanks, I hate it".