you can see in the shots that follow, the animation of Luke's
landspeeder entering Mos Eisley has been redone. Now the speeder
swoops in from the side rather than appearing from overhead. C-3PO
is also more realistically animated and reacts to the movement.
blaster fight between Han and Greedo has also been revised slightly.
In the 1997 version on the left, Greedo's shot has hit the wall,
while Han hasn't fired yet. In the new 2004 edition, Han fires much
sooner, so that the shots are much closer together. Also, Han's
whole upper body shifts over slightly in reaction to Greedo's shot
rather than just his head.
biggest change in A New Hope
is that the CG animation of Jabba the Hutt has been redone using a
slightly altered version of the Episode I
character model. Jabba's expressions and movements are now much more
natural, and he blends with Han's performance better.
a more minor alteration - the lettering on the tractor beam display
has been changed from English in the 1997 version (left) to a
stylized Imperial font (reportedly called 'Aurebesh') in the 2004
other major change in A New Hope
- all of the lightsaber blades have been re-rotoscoped to have more
color and be more consistent in appearance with their look in the