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'Star Wars: The Complete Saga' Blu-Ray Gives Yoda a Makeover: Before and After (Video)
George Lucas’ revisionist nature when it comes to the Star Wars franchise has been rubbing some fans the wrong way. On the other hand, we’ve gotten quite used to it. After all, technology moves at the speed of light and why wouldn’t Lucas want to take advantage of that when he can? Thus is the case with the upcoming Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-Ray set available internationally on Sept. 12 and in North America on Sept. 16.
Slashfilm.com reports that Lucas is scrapping the Frank Oz puppet of aged Jedi knight, Yoda, from Episode I: The Phantom Menace and replacing it with a CGI version for the Blu-Ray set.
This wouldn’t be the first time we saw the CGI Yoda. Apparently, it made its debut on a special feature documentary from the special edition DVD of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
Compare the two below and tell us what you think.
The original Yoda from 1999:
The new CGI Yoda: