'Star Wars': Watch All the Changes Made to 'A New Hope' Through the Years

Some changes to the films were so minute, fans may have missed them.
'Star Wars: A New Hope'   |   Courtesy of Photofest
Some changes to the films were so minute, fans may have missed them.

As Star Wars fans gear up for the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story this week, they are likely binging on the previous films and subject matter to make sure they are good to go. 

Watching the original trilogy — which has been playing recently on TNT — is always good, no matter the occasion, but the films have been changed so many times with each new edition through the years. So which do you watch? 

There have been major changes and enhancements to make the films "better" in the mind of George Lucas, which he has said numerous times. But a decent portion of those changes just angered fans. (Han shot first. Do we really need Jabba in A New Hope? Does the Sarlacc pit really need a mouth? And so on.) But some changes to the films were so minute, you may have missed them, like the censorship of violence in the Death Star detention block in the 1977 film. 

So, focusing just now on A New Hope, as it follows Rogue One immediately, here is an extremely well-done two-part fan video, which shows the numerous obvious (and subtle) changes to A New Hope. Did you notice them all before? We didn't. 

  1. July 20, 2019 9:30am PT
    by Richard Newby
  2. July 20, 2019 9:11am PT
    by Graeme McMillan
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