The coverage of Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray preview event continues with part three of TheHDRoom's comprehensive report. Writer Dan Bradley's final post covers the deleted scenes, the Lucasfilm Archives material, and the visiting press's half-hour conversation with ILM effects artist Dennis Muren.
Here's part of what Bradley had to say about the deleted scenes:
Whatever preconceived notion you had about the deleted scenes, flush it. There is far, far more footage scattered across the scenes than I knew existed, especially for A New Hope. We'll not only be treated to deleted scenes, but alternate angles and takes from some key sequences. It's a Star Wars historical gold mine.
And in case you were wondering what "The Collection" (as listed here) is all about:
In preparation for Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray and to further preserve props and costumes from the films not designed to withstand the test of time, a select group of extremely fortunate individuals were tasked with documenting the goods in high resolution images and video at the high-tech barn on Skywalker Ranch where they are stored under many locks and keys. Some, but not all of the props and costumes documented appear on discs 7 and 8 in what's being called the "Collection."
The Collection allows you to view a prop, costume, matte painting, model, etc. by spinning around it in 360 degrees (except for paintings, of course), zooming in extremely close to the point where you can see the most minute details, individual brush strokes and fibers, and watch a short video on the piece with commentary from the artisans who made it.