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Star Wars VThe Empire Strikes Back (The ADM Special Edition)


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by AdigitalMan
What is it about? To remove the most offensive elements of the SE and try different improvements than what LFL made.

original film name: Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back
film studio name: Lucasfilm
Date Original Film Was Released: 25 MAY 80
Date Edit Was Released: 09 MAY 2005
Original Runtime: 124 minutes
New Runtime: 126 minutes
Amount of time Cut/Added: 2 minutes added
Cuts removed/added/extended:

1. Luke & Leia's incestuous smooch has been removed. Sorry, but it has crawled up my last nerve to watch this shot ever since 1983 revealed their true relationship.
2. OT line "You're lucky you don't taste very good" has been restored.
3. The new Emperor scene has been re-edited to remove any new dialogue. Ian McDiramid's voice and visage is still used, but he delivers only the original dialogue. Only one innocuous word ("Young Skywalker" vs "Luke Skywalker") is different due to limitations in the source material.
4. Boba Fett's original voice is restored.
5. OT line "Bring My Shuttle" and surrounding music cues have been restored.
6. Shot of Vader walking to his shuttle has been removed.
7. Shot of Shuttle flying to the Executor remains intact.
8. Shot of Shuttle landing in the hangar has been removed. (This was a re-used shot from Return of the Jedi anyway, complete with Moff Jerjerod waiting for Vader).

DVD - Features:

1. 125 minutes NTSC Dual Layer
2. Static menu

Conceptual improvements/advancements of edit over original:

To remove the most offensive elements of the SE and try different improvements than what LFL made.

Time needed for the edition: 3 days


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