For quite a while, Star Wars erased scenes were difficult to come across. There were minutes professedly left on the cutting room floor, for example, the dust storm after the obliteration of Jabba’s Sail Barge in Return Of The Jedi. However, beside the odd on-set photograph there was little confirmation of these successions that practically happened in a galaxy far, far away.
Presently, on account of the arrival of The Complete Saga Blu-Ray and the general sharing of theories on the net, we can see the minutes from each of the six movies that didn’t exactly make it to the final cut.
Some erased scenes have discovered their way into the movies in some form over the different re-releases. For example, Episode I on DVD has a more extended pod race in second lap. Furthermore, the reuniting of Luke and Biggs before the Battle of Yavin was added to A New Hope in the Special Editions. However for the present,let’s take a look at the ones that have remained special features.
Here are eight great erased scenes from Star Wars, with our conclusion on whether they ought to have been deleted or not.
8. Jerjerrod’s Clash With Vader
Which Episode? Return Of The Jedi
Where might it be in film? Before Vader comes back to the Emperor to report that Luke’s on Endor.
What happens? Rather than Vader simply dancing into the Throne Room, he comes up against Moff Jerjerrod, the commander of the second Death Star. Declining to let the Sith Lord in, Vader does what he generally does and strangles him. Jerjerrod is a character who has a modest bunch of appearances in the completed film, showing up as a whining Imperial marginally alarmed by his Force-wielding pioneers. However, this scene demonstrates another, more power-fixated side to him.
Should it have been cut? As an irregular scene it’s a somewhat odd one, yet does something extremely fascinating with the Vader character. In Empire he was practically in command, so observing him give a reply to a normal officer builds the inclination that he’s a stooge, working to his looming redemption. However, with reference to the scope of the movie, it doesn’t have a gigantic effect.
7. Padmé’s Diplomatic Solution
Which Episode? Assault Of The Clones
Where might it be in film? After Padmé and Anakin are caught on Geonosis.
What happens? Before Anakin and Padmé are sent to be murdered by goliath monsters, they encounter Count Dooku in a few short scenes. The first has Padmé endeavoring to negotiate Obi-Wan’s release, with Dooku agreeing if Naboo leaves the Republic. The second demonstrates that things have unmistakably disintegrated, with the pair now on trial and sentenced to death. The previous scene is the all the more intriguing, yet they’re both important to paint the structure of Geonosian culture.
Should it have been cut? It’s amazing to see more of Christopher Lee and it adds to the entire diplomatic solution-forceful transaction in-joke that is framing between the youthful lovers. However, it’s truly just for fans; as far as the film is concerned, it’s somewhat immaterial.