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BanthaPoodoo
04-15-2008, 11:42 AM
Was browsing the old youtube & stumbled across this:

Star Wars - Return of the Jedi Cut Sandstorm Scene Recon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsYb6Mnokd8

What I'm wondering is if its legit, & if anyone knows of any other of this type stuff in existence?

bigbarada
04-15-2008, 12:18 PM
This scene is mentioned in the original ROTJ storybook and I recognize some of the lines from there. This guy probably filled in the rest of the lines from the novelization or the annotated screenplay. I think this is as close as we will ever get to seeing the complete sandstorm scene.

JediTricks
04-15-2008, 05:07 PM
Pretty cool really, thanks for linking us to that, I hadn't seen all those photos.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-15-2008, 06:26 PM
That scene looks like it sucked. Good thing they got rid of it.

bigbarada
04-15-2008, 10:25 PM
That scene looks like it sucked. Good thing they got rid of it.

The only critical part of that scene was the reconciliation between Han and Lando. I understand it's kind of implied during the Skiff Battle, but I still feel that something needed to be said onscreen.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-15-2008, 10:42 PM
The only critical part of that scene was the reconciliation between Han and Lando. I understand it's kind of implied during the Skiff Battle, but I still feel that something needed to be said onscreen.
Perhaps. But I felt like the buddy-buddy stuff between all the other characters was done a lot in the film already.

Also, isn't it a little odd how they're having these heartfelt discussions while the wind is blowing so fast and hard?

Anakin Palpatine
04-15-2008, 10:57 PM
Perhaps. But I felt like the buddy-buddy stuff between all the other characters was done a lot in the film already.

Also, isn't it a little odd how they're having these heartfelt discussions while the wind is blowing so fast and hard?

The scene was also suppose to show how harsh the wheather conditions can get on tatooine, a scene which would later be shown in Episode I. I know it sounds really lame, but I heard it in some interview Lucas did when he was talking about the remakes coming out on DVD and why he still left out some deleted scenes.

bigbarada
04-15-2008, 11:01 PM
I agree with the decision to cut the scene and again with the decision to leave it out. I just feel that SOMETHING onscreen needed to be said between Han and Lando. The last time Han saw Lando, he was handing him over to Darth Vader, so it's kind of odd that Han would be so willing to trust Lando and save his life during the Skiff Battle.

bobafrett
04-16-2008, 12:22 AM
Now if Lucas would just delete the lame love scenes between Anakin and Padme.

LusiferSam
04-16-2008, 02:29 PM
SW Insider published has bunch of photos from this sand storm scene around 1998. Most of the those photos look like they came from there. Some other deleted I know of are:
General Madine commanding his own Mon Cal cruiser.
Royal Guards attacking Moff Jerjerrod.
Vader chocking the Royal Guards.
A fistfight between Yak Face and Ree-Yees.
And I know the Rancor fight scene was cut down from it's original length.

vader121
04-17-2008, 04:35 PM
There is another cut scene that I seem to remember (I have mentioned this in the past) and that is a scene where some ships do crash into the force shield around Death Star II. I think it happenned right after Lando said to "pull up. The shield is still up."

I really think this was in the original theatrical movie but was cut for some reason.

JediTricks
04-17-2008, 07:17 PM
The official word on the ships crashing into the Death Star shield is that it never was filmed, it was the imaginations of those who read it in the novelization, or perhaps the storyboard in the Art Of book. However, I definitely remember a ship crashing into the shield in the left side, just below center, and I think it was an A-wing or Y-wing, that was opening day.

bigbarada
04-18-2008, 01:46 AM
I remember reading about the ships crashing into the Death Star shield in the novelization and fully expected to see it in the movie, but was kind of surprised that it was never shown.

Anakin Palpatine
04-18-2008, 03:18 AM
SW Insider published has bunch of photos from this sand storm scene around 1998. Most of the those photos look like they came from there. Some other deleted I know of are:
General Madine commanding his own Mon Cal cruiser.
Royal Guards attacking Moff Jerjerrod.
Vader chocking the Royal Guards.
A fistfight between Yak Face and Ree-Yees.
And I know the Rancor fight scene was cut down from it's original length.

Any links to pics on the internet Sam? Thanks for the info.

LusiferSam
04-18-2008, 10:41 AM
Any links to pics on the internet Sam? Thanks for the info.

The first two I've seen pictures of in Sansweet gray Action Figure Archive book. SW Insider had a photo the extended Rancor fight I believe. As for the other two I don't think I've ever seen any photos of those. And in terms of the stuff being on the net, I've never looked. So I don't know.

bigbarada
04-18-2008, 11:45 AM
The first two I've seen pictures of in Sansweet gray Action Figure Archive book. SW Insider had a photo the extended Rancor fight I believe. As for the other two I don't think I've ever seen any photos of those. And in terms of the stuff being on the net, I've never looked. So I don't know.

The old ROTJ storybook had a photo of Luke hanging from the trapdoor of the Rancor pit and the story talked about him trying to jump out but Jabba's guards kept stepping on his hands to get him to fall.

I would upload a photo but the attachment restrictions of this site make that almost pointless.

JediTricks
04-19-2008, 04:38 PM
Here's a good resource: http://www.starwarz.com/tbone/index.php?categoryid=11

Banthaholic
04-20-2008, 09:19 PM
Here's a good resource: http://www.starwarz.com/tbone/index.php?categoryid=11

Nice find JT!, that one's getting bookmarked :thumbsup: