The official Star Wars site has a scene-by-scene comparison between the original and updated versions of "A New Hope"... 122 of 'em!
On September 12, the original theatrical version of Star Wars will be available on DVD, bundled as a bonus disc to the 2004 Special Edition of the movie, which will be available for the first time ever as an individual movie DVD.
Sharp-eyed fans can easily rattle off the most significant changes to the evolving film, but now with the 1977 incarnation preserved on DVD, they'll be able to more easily witness and compare the differences between the earliest and latest editions of the movie that started it all.
Sure, you know about rontos and Han shooting first, but did you notice the compositing improvements on the pyrotechnic shots and the desert sky replacements over the Dune Sea?
To better prepare yourself as the ultimate authority of the changes, the official Star Wars site presents a shot-by-shot guide to the visual differences between the 1977 film and the 2004 DVD.
Visit StarWars.com for the full article and visual guide.