Ewoks now blink in Blu-Ray release of 'Return of the Jedi'

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There are few certainties in life: death, taxes and that George Lucas will tweak the "Star Wars" movies when releasing them on a new format.

When the entire "Star Wars" saga is released September 16 on Blu-Ray, expect some classic Lucas changes. Fanboys, prepare to be enraged. The following are a few of the adjustments we can expect:

  • Darth Vader will now scream "Nooooo!" twice upon tossing the Emperor to his death in "Return of the Jedi."
  • Fake-looking puppet Yoda in "The Phantom Menace" will be replaced by fake-looking CGI Yoda.

And our personal favorite:

  • The Ewoks in "Return of the Jedi" now blink.

Yes, that's right. If the blank, lifeless stare of the Ewoks freaked you out, then your nightmares are finally over. Thanks to the marvel of CGI, the Ewoks now have eyelids and blink like normal peop--errr, bears. Hopefully these changes will tide us over until the next format release when lightsaber battles will be replaced by firm handshakes.


Photo/Video credit: Lucasfilm
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