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 • 9 287

    PRO K-POP BRO  27 minutes back

    Also using CGI is way better than using puppet

      PRO K-POP BRO  29 minutes back

      2011 version is even highly better than 2004

      • eldo59
        eldo59  6 hours back

        5:43 Like he said. Still have the original vhs versions. They need Blu ray quality originals.

        • buzzfunk
          buzzfunk  7 hours back

          I can't watch any of the SE. Terrible garbage. How does any of these additions make the movie better? It doesn't. In fact, they look worse. Except matte lines removal and some matte painting additions tweaks etc, all of the SE made the movies worse. Empire and that stupid Wampa, ROTJ completely ruined by the new muppets show segment. Ridiculous. Lucas, as much as I admired him, clearly has fucking lost his mind.

          • EpicShortBus
            EpicShortBus  8 hours back

            Wait jaba was originally a person? Weird

            • DC MarvelFan2014
              DC MarvelFan2014  9 hours back

              Someone's gotta find or make an version where the graphics, color and quality are all updated but Han shoots first and there's no Jabba scene.

              • SpaceFighter2004
                SpaceFighter2004  10 hours back

                I think 1995 WS edition is the best version

                • yuva RUDRA
                  yuva RUDRA  21 hours back

                  Still have the special edison in VCD.

                  • yuva RUDRA
                    yuva RUDRA  21 hours back

                    Mos Eisley added part was 1997. I still can remember n still have my 1997 special edison. Add extras were added in 1997. Emperor added in ep5 n anakin in ep 6 was in 2004.

                    • Kevin O'Bill
                      Kevin O'Bill  1 days back

                      5:26 Dewback sounded like JP's Parasaurolophus.

                      • Caden Montgomery
                        Caden Montgomery  1 days back

                        what was that at the end

                        • Rodolfo Licks
                          Rodolfo Licks  1 days back

                          The openning text is just plain better. But all the rest... oh my... dreadful.

                          • CJ Eldridge
                            CJ Eldridge  1 days back

                            That Greedo scene is just awful. 1977 version was best. Made Han look like an actual smuggler/criminal.

                            • assassino1480
                              assassino1480  1 days back

                              What the FUCK was going on with Ben's 2011 howl

                              • ZOIDGARTH
                                ZOIDGARTH  2 days back

                                Jabba should have been a hologram or simply removed completely

                                • Egli
                                  Egli  2 days back

                                  To be honest, the CGI creatures from the 2011 edition never bother me, they are fine IMO

                                  • mason carr
                                    mason carr  2 days back

                                    I think alot of the changes for the special editions to the original trilogy were unnecessary.

                                    • Yer Maws Da
                                      Yer Maws Da  2 days back

                                      Some of the changes aren’t that bad. Some of them are terrible.

                                      • LEACH 96
                                        LEACH 96  3 days back

                                        NGL imagine if there was a human Jabba instead of that creature jabba

                                        • George Geo
                                          George Geo  3 days back

                                          The 1997 release is so bad..

                                          • Haue
                                            Haue  3 days back

                                            8:04 Play it at 0.25% and you will see Han Solo do the boogie

                                            • PACMAN
                                              PACMAN  3 days back


                                              • Cat The Splendid
                                                Cat The Splendid  3 days back

                                                Han shot first

                                                • Master Syrus Jar'Korik

                                                  The "You're a wonderful human being" line makes FAR more sense now...

                                                  • Volzarok
                                                    Volzarok  3 days back

                                                    Han shot first and the only

                                                    • Black Rosè
                                                      Black Rosè  3 days back

                                                      I can appreciate the fact that George would go back and try and make the worlds he's created seem larger with small unnecessary changes

                                                      • boehlahz
                                                        boehlahz  4 days back

                                                        i don't mind all the clean-up he did and 4K restoration but all the added stuff just makes it a different movie. I don't approve ....

                                                        • sitsia
                                                          sitsia  4 days back

                                                          11:30 i never knew original recording of Jabba The Hutt was a human

                                                          • sitsia
                                                            sitsia  4 days back

                                                            3:21 . Obi Wan still says "hello there".

                                                            • SKYRULE-49
                                                              SKYRULE-49  4 days back

                                                              You're welcome.

                                                              • JoshuaPunter
                                                                JoshuaPunter  4 days back

                                                                How do you get footaged from the unaltered version

                                                                • William Boyer
                                                                  William Boyer  5 days back

                                                                  Wow the han scene looks shitty

                                                                  • Spider Bite
                                                                    Spider Bite  5 days back

                                                                    Awesome video but shows exactly why I have refused to buy these changed versions of the original trilogy. Every bit of the changes are completely unnecessary and make a good film silly and look stupid.

                                                                    • Kirk Meyers
                                                                      Kirk Meyers  5 days back

                                                                      To me it's kind of neat . . . Here's a man who loved his franchise so much that he was continually thinking of ways to improve it :)

                                                                      • Gabriel Young
                                                                        Gabriel Young  5 days back

                                                                        The stand-in for Jabba would have made a good smuggling kingpin himself.

                                                                        • serban031
                                                                          serban031  5 days back

                                                                          How dare the director, writer and creator of this universe want to add digital creatures to this empty and bland environment? How dare he want to expand the universe he created to fit his vision.
                                                                          In all seriousness, people look to the original KOTOR as some kind of masterpiece of gaming and Star Wars when it has a predictable story and god awful visuals and they still go “it holds up.” It doesn’t. It’s tru that it was limited by the technology available so that’s why I by no means knock it but it’s visually unappetizing at best. The CGI added in 2004 (I don’t believe 2011 added anything itself and just readded cut content from 97 and 04) is hampered by its own technical limitation. Look at the matrix for example. The machine look really out of place in any scene that isn’t full cg but it works because of the dim lighting and adrenaline of the scene. Lucas added the best that was available at the time but it was not a perfected thing yet. Even current movies have shown that cgi can still be mediocre (justice league). I have almost no doubt there will be probably another cut done that will probably modernize the cg to make it look fully present. And with the exceptions of the dewbacks, the rest just adds to the scenes. As someone pointed out, the town is really empty without the extra cg. Not to mention how much it did for expanding the universe. Look how many more species there are. And some of those show up in later Star Wars stuff too

                                                                          • Alpha Charlie
                                                                            Alpha Charlie  5 days back

                                                                            Unpopular opinion: I don't mind all the changes to the movies.

                                                                            I just love watching Star Wars!

                                                                            • Edward the TwentyFifth

                                                                              Proof that Lucas has way too much time on his hands lol

                                                                              • DeathToJihad
                                                                                DeathToJihad  5 days back

                                                                                My least favorite, aside from the obviously problematic Han Solo/Jabba stuff is the goofy shit added in for no reason, like squabbling droids, a Jawa losing control of a ralto, etc.

                                                                                • NateyNate / FancyYouABeating?

                                                                                  Why did they get rid of the “your” in “Tell your uncle” in the 1977 version? They just put it back in later, didn’t they know how cut it sounded like?

                                                                                  • Cyxzo
                                                                                    Cyxzo  6 days back

                                                                                    8:13 at 0.25x playback speed

                                                                                  • D.A.F.T
                                                                                    D.A.F.T  6 days back

                                                                                    I never understood why there was a problem with Han shooting first?

                                                                                    • JONA FAUN
                                                                                      JONA FAUN  6 days back

                                                                                      I can’t stop laughing at the way they cgi Hans head shifting to the left to dodge the shot. 8:14

                                                                                      • awreckingball
                                                                                        awreckingball  6 days back

                                                                                        The original 1977 version is a piece of film history and should not have been CGI 'enhanced' any more than Citizen Kane.

                                                                                        • ноу ноу
                                                                                          ноу ноу  7 days back

                                                                                          Хеллоу зеар)))0)

                                                                                          • Suicide Bonger
                                                                                            Suicide Bonger  7 days back

                                                                                            So it's a completely different movie

                                                                                            • Ernesto Leonides
                                                                                              Ernesto Leonides  1 weeks back

                                                                                              So, where I can find the 1977 edition movie DVD? 🤔

                                                                                              • The Catnip Mafia
                                                                                                The Catnip Mafia  1 weeks back

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