Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – A Visual Guide to Changes, Fixes, and Tweaks in the Disney+ 4K Version

December 24, 2019 - 2:01 am   |   by
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Speeder cockpit

This shot of the Snow Speeder looking for Luke and Han wasn’t recomposited for the 97SE, but was for the 2004 DVD, and apparently again for the 4K. The element bobs differently compared to the original and no longer shows the rocks through the cockpit. (note that the shot of the speeder going between the walker’s legs that was used as the example of fixing elements like this in the original SE bonus feature still has a transparent cockpit)

 

Fleet fade

An example of a wipe that was recreated in 1997, then recreated again in 2004 due to the next shot being recomposited, then recreated again in 4K due to the shot having to be recomposited in 4K.

 

Fleet intro

This shot was recomposited again in 4K after being recomposited in 2004 to remove the transparent tower that allowed the Star Destroyer engines to show through.

 

Fleet intro

This shot was recomposited again in 4K after being recomposited in 2004. The background TIEs have been shifted the same way both times.

 

Fleet intro

This shot was recomposited again in 4K after being recomposited in 2004. The background TIEs have been shifted the same way both times.

 

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