Not Surprisingly, Yoda Will Be Computer-Generated on the Phantom Menace Blu-ray
Because you don't own Star Wars on enough platforms, Lucasfilm is releasing the complete saga on Blu-ray in September. The massive and anticipated release will feature loads of bells and whistles -- including Original Trilogy deleted scenes! -- plus some new stuff. Like a computer-generated version of Yoda to replace the puppet used in The Phantom Menace . Click through for a comparison.
First off, The Phantom Menace is as bad as you remember, no? Egad! Jake Lloyd much!? That low-hanging fruit grabbed and squashed, let's give credit where credit is due: Puppet Yoda looks more fake than usual in Menace, surrounded by all the other computer-generated moments; his CG replacement feels somehow more real -- or at least complementary to Lucas's overwhelming digital aesthetic. As long as the bearded one doesn't touch OG Yoda, we're cool.
Star Wars: The Complete Saga hits Blu-ray on Sept. 16.