Nitpicking A New Hope from 6:30 to 16:50.
Picking up where we left off, because I won't be happy until I've entirely destroyed my geek cred...
We're about to meet the trilogy's true hero, so let's stop here and reconvene tomorrow. Before I go, just a few notes on George Lucas' incessant meddling. Because I'm not watching the film as it was originally shown in theaters; this is the 2004 release of the 1997 Special Edition, so Vader's voice filter has been altered to match the rest of the trilogy, the ship chases has been sped up, a buzz has been added to the opening of the pod door (really?! that was bugging you since 1977, George, and you just now got around to fixing it?!). The minor tweaks between versions are silly to me, but I'll accept the Special Edition's matte painting "sunset" extension that gives Tatooine more scope. It's not distracting.
Unlike some of the stuff that's coming.