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    Default What the..? It's green now? (SW DVDs)

    Riddle me this guys.

    Has anyone else noticed that in the new Reduxed Classic Trilogy DVDs, Luke's lightsaber is now green when he's training with the remote on the Falcon? Maybe it's just the screen I was watching it on (though I have tried it on two different ones now), but, while earlier in the show his saber is distinctly light blue, when he's training with it on the Falcon it's very, very green now. Very odd.

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    It's not your TVs. The lightsaber is certainly green. It seems be most distinctly green in the first shot, and more subtly green (mostly white) in the subsequent shots (though that may be a function of the background of the shot...). Anybody know why this was changed?

    Edit: Pulled out my DVDs and reviewed the scenes. In Obi-Wan's hut, the lightsaber is blue. In the first shot on the Falcon, it is green. Subsequent shots on the Falcon are mostly colorless, with a faint green tint.
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    And you know, I could swear that the round lights in the Falcon's hallway were blue before, and not green, as they are now.

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    You guys don't understand. The lightsaber was always meant to be green, the technology just didn't exist back then for Lucas to bring his true, green-lightsaber vision to life as he wanted.
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    This was actually one of the first changes I noticed in the DVD Trilogy. I thought it was pretty cool at first, though I'm a bit confused as to why it's green in the Falcon, yet blue in Obi-Wan's hut.

    Dual-phase lightsaber, anyone?
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    It's not just green either, throughout the movie (and ep V, I think it's the same lightsaber), it shifts through various shades of blue. I could be wrong about this, as I am partially colorblind, but it looked a little violet in some parts of Empire.
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    It's the **cough cough** lighting, yes, that's it.
    Obi-Wan's hut uses natural lights, and the Falcon uses florescent bulbs
    Maybe GL will fix it in the "Uber-Super Duper Fantastique Special Edition" in 2009
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    Originally posted by dgswensen
    You guys don't understand. The lightsaber was always meant to be green, the technology just didn't exist back then for Lucas to bring his true, green-lightsaber vision to life as he wanted.
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    Ignore the man behind the curtain! I am the great and powerful OZ!
    Hey!! That's my line! Oh well.

    Yeah, I'm pretty sure the Falcon's lights were blue. I'll go check...


    Yep... They're all white-blue.
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    so... is this going to depreciate the value of my old blue lightsaber... or maybe i should paint it green... or something...
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    Maybe it's a 'mood' thing, like this ring I have with the stone in it that's been black for ten years...

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    Hence why Sith (always in a bad mood) all have red lightsabres?
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    Hence why Sith (always in a bad mood) all have red lightsabres?
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    Actually, I don't think this is a new change in the DVDs--I don't have a VCR here to check my THX editions of the original movies or my old Special Edition VHS tapes, but I definitely remember the lightsaber having a distinct greenish tint in the SEs, and I think that was just a slight brightening and tweaking of the original--the SEs didn't really update the lightsaber effects, as I recall.
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