Ten years ago today on January 31st 1997, Star Wars was re-introduced to the world in theatres with a new and improved version of Star Wars : A New Hope. Tagged as the "Special Edition" fans were exposed to a much cleaner and better sounding version of the film they had grown to love.
The Special Edition also introduced us to new and improved scenes such as the infamous "Han Shoots First" scene from the cantina. This scene sparked outrage within the community and it would be close to a decade later when fans finally got their original - Star Wars trilogy on DVD.
Special thanks to Lucasfilm for sparking the fire that rekindled everyon'es love for the Original Trilogy and lead to the Prequel Trilogy. It's been a fun ten years, here's to ten more!
I also wanted to thank two fans of TheForce.net, Chris Knight & Chris Weber for the heads up on today's special date ;-)