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Episode III Deleted Scenes Leaked Online 356

Master_of_Tumbleweeds writes "Like the previous Prequels' arrivals on DVD, Revenge of the Sith will have several deleted scenes included when it's released next month. We now have a sneak peak (thanks to various online spies like the infamous Darth Psychotic) at a couple of these sequences, one that depicts General Grievous actually dispatching a Jedi Knight (something we didn't even see in the theatrical release) and Yoda's arrival at the swamp planet of Dagobah. Episode III comes out on DVD November 1st"
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Episode III Deleted Scenes Leaked Online

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  • Takes Balls (Score:5, Interesting)

    by AvitarX ( 172628 ) <me@brandywinehun ... TErg minus punct> on Thursday September 29, 2005 @01:14PM (#13677534) Journal
    Takes some balls to do this right after 6 people get arrested for leaking the movie.
  • Dagobah (Score:5, Funny)

    by parasonic ( 699907 ) on Thursday September 29, 2005 @01:14PM (#13677538)
    So, does Yoda actually build his own house out of mud, or does he hire a contractor to do it?
    • He probably got the midichlorians to do it for him
    • Re:Dagobah (Score:4, Interesting)

      by AKAImBatman ( 238306 ) * <akaimbatman@nospam.gmail.com> on Thursday September 29, 2005 @01:18PM (#13677594) Homepage Journal
      Dunno. The screens just show the spaceship landing and Yoda in the doorway. I imagine the rest is still left to the imagination.

      FWIW, I think the whole "exile" thing was one of the worst handled parts of Episode III. Yoda failed to dispatch the Emporor. So what? Suddenly, he MUST go into exile? No one is going to question the decision? No one thinks that they should regroup and attack the Emporor in force?

      I can understand the idea behind the exile, but the execution needed a lot of work.
      • Re:Dagobah (Score:3, Insightful)

        I can understand the idea behind the exile, but the execution needed a lot of work.

        But then, the same can pretty much be said of most of the recent trilogy.

      • Re:Dagobah (Score:5, Insightful)

        by AceCaseOR ( 594637 ) on Thursday September 29, 2005 @01:27PM (#13677682) Homepage Journal

        It made sense to me. Anakin knows Obi-Wan is alive. Palpatine couldn't find Yoda's body, so assuming he was dead would be an unwise idea. So, it would be a very good idea for Yoda and Obi-wan to lay low for a while. A long while. I didn't particularly need expository dialogue to figure that out.

        Frankly, the big studios tend to under-estimate the intelligence of the audience sometimes. For instance, the scenes of the T1000 searching John Connor's room by touch being cut at the studio's request from "Terminator 2: Judgement Day".

        • It has nothing to do with the intelligence of the audience. It has to do with the flow of the story. The reasons for an individual exile are lost in the exposition given, thus making the scene seem strained. Even adding the following lines would have smoothed it out considerably:

          Yoda: "Lost, the only chance is. No longer accessable to the Jedi, the Emporor will be. Wait in exile, I must."

          Senator: "Yoda, are you certain? If we tell the people..."

          Yoda: "No! Chosen this path, the people have.

        • Re:Dagobah (Score:4, Funny)

          by sholden ( 12227 ) on Thursday September 29, 2005 @02:02PM (#13677980) Homepage
          Frankly, the big studios tend to under-estimate the intelligence of the audience sometimes.

          I don't think that's possible.
        • I didn't particularly need expository dialogue to figure that out.

          Good, because expository dialogue is... not exactly George Lucas' strong suit.
      • One of the books that came out a few years ago (I unfortunately have no idea which one) gave a great explanation of how Yoda actually achieved exile on Dagobah. It also explained the "evil cave".

        The general idea was that Yoda fought a Sith or some other evil there, and his light force against the dark force of that evil canceled out any tell tail signs that a great Jedi was living there. It's too bad this wasn't followed up on in the movies...just like so many others
      • Re:Dagobah (Score:4, Interesting)

        by Eccles ( 932 ) on Thursday September 29, 2005 @04:09PM (#13679280) Journal
        No one thinks that they should regroup and attack the Emporor in force?

        Who's "they?" Obi-Wan and Yoda? Everyone else seems to love the Emperor. As for two Jedi attacking a Sith lord, Jedi just get in each other's way. Qui-Gonn & Obi take on Darth Maul, Qui-Gonn dies. Obi-Wan and Annakin vs. Dooku? Obi gets owned early. Mace Windu, Kit Fisto, and two other Jedi Council vs. Palpa? Everyone but Windu is toasted quickly. If Yoda can't take Palpatine by himself, adding more Jedi will just make it worse.

        (In a strange way, there's even an explanation for this. Jedi apparently have a bit of future sense, allowing them to choose the best course of action in the next instant. Throw in more Jedi, and the future is more vague because the other Jedi are also sensing it and changing their actions in reaction to the initial perception.)
    • or does he hire a contractor to do it
      Yoda gets contractors, but they cost him a pretty penny because of the "brain drain" that happens when the Death Star gets blown up.
    • Re:Dagobah (Score:5, Funny)

      by Jambon ( 880922 ) on Thursday September 29, 2005 @02:48PM (#13678503) Journal
      So, does Yoda actually build his own house out of mud, or does he hire a contractor to do it?

      Hire contractors I did not! For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Luminous my abode is, not this crude matter you speak of.

  • The odds of these "missing" scenes making a bad movie good are slim to not. I have enough beer coasters and dont need to pay 50$ for another.
    • I agree. It's a money making ploy decided in the editing room. Next Christmas, we'll see a box set of digitally re-mastered, with more scenes, and some pseudo documentary.

      Quite frankly, I have no interest in these movies. Serenity/Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, Rome, and Lost are way more appealing.
      • Next Christmas, we'll see a box set of digitally re-mastered, with more scenes, and some pseudo documentary.

        Pushing their luck, that would be.

        Everyone knows this is the last one, and everyone knows there's going to be a box set of episodes I-III. The first film was nothing special (though I didn't find it as offensive as some die-hard fans did), the second was a modest improvement, and the third was (IMHO) a much better film. While additional scenes that were only cut for timing purposes in the cinema

    • I'm guessing one of the missing scenes doesn't have Jar Jar Binks being Force-choked by Death Vader then.
    • I don't know perhaps they could plop these missing scenes into The Notebook or something similar and make it a good movie.

      On second thought you're probably right.
  • by fireduck ( 197000 ) on Thursday September 29, 2005 @01:16PM (#13677572)
    Aint it cool news had this story yesterday or the day before. They've got several pictures here [aintitcool.com].
  • Meh.... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by CharAznable ( 702598 ) on Thursday September 29, 2005 @01:17PM (#13677577)
    Sure, EpIII ended the series with a modicum of dignity that was absent from I and II, but with Serenity coming out tonight, I'm disinclined to get excited about Star Wars anymore. Joss Whedon is my master now.
    • Re:Meh.... (Score:2, Troll)

      by LithiumX ( 717017 )
      I can understand people being upset over Ep III not meeting our near-impossible expectations (I wanted more Vader action, dammit!), I don't understand how people can compare Ep III disfavorably to things like Firefly (fairly cool movie, but not exactly one of the better sci-fi's made recently) and Battlestar Galactica (which I can't even understand how that show keeps it's viewers - take away the special effects and it's not even interesting).

      Ep III is not what I started hoping for back when I was a midg
  • Oh Dear (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 29, 2005 @01:17PM (#13677581)
    The finished thing was bad enough, why would I want to see what they left out?
    • While I agree with your post (and the Funny moderation), I found the deleted scenes in Episode II rather interesting. After watching the additional scenes between Amidala and Anakin (deleted), I began to understand their relationship a little more, and it almost started to make a little more sense. I then realized that George Lucas and company had actually taken out most of the character development and heart and left us with action, action, action. They said as much in the commentary between takes, and

  • by GecKo213 ( 890491 ) on Thursday September 29, 2005 @01:18PM (#13677587) Homepage
    I saw many Jedi Knights dispatched as Episode II ended. It would have been fun to watch the robot trash on a Jedi though.
  • by William_Lee ( 834197 ) on Thursday September 29, 2005 @01:18PM (#13677590)
    Those aren't the scenes you're looking for...
  • by gr8_phk ( 621180 ) on Thursday September 29, 2005 @01:18PM (#13677591)
    "Episode III comes out on DVD November 1st"

    And then look for:
    Episode 1-3 boxed set.
    The complete collection on DVD (1-6)
    Episode 4 on HD-DVD
    Episode 4-6 on HD-DVD
    Episode 1-3 on HD-DVD
    The boxed full set 1-6 on HD-DVD

    Way to milk it George!!!

    • Re:Milking Star Wars (Score:4, Informative)

      by The Lynxpro ( 657990 ) <.lynxpro. .at. .gmail.com.> on Thursday September 29, 2005 @01:32PM (#13677731)
      "Episode 4 on HD-DVD Episode 4-6 on HD-DVD Episode 1-3 on HD-DVD
      The boxed full set 1-6 on HD-DVD Way to milk it George!!!"

      Except 20th Century Fox Home Video is committed to Blu-Ray and thus your prediction is incorrect. Furthermore, all the studios release multiple versions of films to "double dip". Its not a George Lucas exclusive. And unlike most of Hollywood, George reinvests his monies into advancing the whole industry with pioneering technology. He did it with ILM, THX, Pixar, and now digitally projected cinema. So again, your criticism - in a weak attempt at humor - is a distortion. Grow up and get out of your mom's basement.

    • by clontzman ( 325677 ) on Thursday September 29, 2005 @01:42PM (#13677814) Homepage
      Number of versions of Star Wars released on DVD: 1.

      Number of versions of Evil Dead 2 released on DVD: 4? 5? 6? Another new one just came out with yet another screaming rubber cover.

      Ratio of "George Lucas milks it" to "Sam Raimi milks it" posts on /.: 3,720 to 1

    • I'm convinced that the reason Lucas hasn't released the original trilogy is because that's the one that everyone really wants: he can get us to buy all the touched up versions for a while then release the original unre-edited version and everyone will buy all of the episodes all over again. If he goes the other way there'd be less rebuying: "well I've already got a version, why do I need this new version where greedo couldn't hit a barn door with his pistol touching the door."

      since that version is not avai
    • Don't forget Episode 2.5, Clone Wars pts 1&2. Total running time is close to average movie time, about 2.5hrs.

      I'll stick to buying them individually, Episodes 1 and 2 doesn't deserve to be in a set with the original trilogy.
      What I would like to see is a complete soundtrack, enough with the half dozen versions of the original trilogy, each with its own unique track or two. So far there seems to be one edition for each of the newer trilogy.
  • Not even?! (Score:3, Funny)

    by 75th Trombone ( 581309 ) on Thursday September 29, 2005 @01:20PM (#13677616) Homepage Journal

    Quoth the article:

    one that depicts General Grievous actually dispatching a Jedi Knight (something we didn't even see in the theatrical release)

    Wow, something in a deleted scene NOT EVEN BEING in the theatrical release? Shock! Amaze! Mystify!

  • by Gopal.V ( 532678 ) on Thursday September 29, 2005 @01:20PM (#13677619) Homepage Journal
    Prophetic this - Not Your Father's Trilogy [penny-arcade.com].

    Also does anyone remember the South Park spoof of it where they show the first episode with defender robots walking around..

    Our CEO gave us free tickets, which is the reason why I even watched Episode 3 in a theater - the journal [slashdot.org]. I didn't like the movie when I saw it on screen, it's very unlikely that these new additions will make it any more palatable.

    Now if only he'd give us free tickets for some good movie ... :)

  • by nekoniku ( 183821 ) <justicek@infosour[ ]info ['ce.' in gap]> on Thursday September 29, 2005 @01:21PM (#13677629) Homepage
    Is that a PEAK in your trousers or are you just happy to get a PEEK at the deleted scenes?

    Sigh.
  • by compwizrd ( 166184 ) on Thursday September 29, 2005 @01:23PM (#13677649)
    Firefox has "Slashdot | Episode III Deleted ..." as the tab title.
  • Is it just me or does yoda's ship strangely resemble his head? with the wings being his ears? *shrug*

    yoda's ship landing on dagobah [aintitcool.com]
  • I recall reading a few years back that movie makers were making extra scenes just for the sake of calling them deleted scenes and selling special editions. Considering that Lucas has the Midas touch, I would suspect that some of these weren't cut solely to shrink the film size.

    It's underhanded, but its good news for fans - deleted scenes are deleted for a reason, usually that they suck. In this case, they will probably be better than that.
  • Mirror (Score:3, Informative)

    by Manip ( 656104 ) on Thursday September 29, 2005 @01:36PM (#13677765)
    Link Link Link [mirrordot.org]
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 29, 2005 @01:47PM (#13677858)
    and Yoda's arrival at the swamp planet of Dagobah

    "Fire my real estate agent, I will"
  • by mustangdavis ( 583344 ) on Thursday September 29, 2005 @01:48PM (#13677866) Homepage Journal
    Clicky [millenniumfalcon.com]
  • With the Grokster presidence discussed here: http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/09/29/1 6 5213&tid=187&tid=123&tid=95 [slashdot.org]

    And the 8 people indited on distributing the movie here: http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/09/28/17 52209&tid=123&tid=101 [slashdot.org]

    What kind of liability does that put on /. for posting links/advertising copyrighted material?

    On a side note, I hope the site stays up till tonight so I can grab the files at home.

    -Rick
  • by lawpoop ( 604919 ) on Thursday September 29, 2005 @01:49PM (#13677877) Homepage Journal
    There is a SCENE with YODA LANDING ON DEGOBAH -- in case you are still in shock, let me repeat, YODA LANDS ON DEGOBAH. We actually get to see his spaceship LAND ON DEGOBAH. This is like the final strand in an enormous tapestry. I can't believe this whole thing has come to fruition. In case there was any doubt, we find out how it comes to pass that Yoda lives on Degobah -- he LANDS IN A SPACESHIP. It's like we finally get the ancient family history of our collective psyche. When we were 5 years old and wondering how that little green imp came to live in that swamp, and now we finally SEE THE SHIP LAND.
    • So, you're saying he doesn't walk? Eh, I don't buy it. It seems a little... far fetched. Maybe lucas will correct it in the super-ultra-special edition, wherein we find that Yoda learned to teleport by talking to dead Jedis, which is how the Jedi's bodies "disappear" when they "die". Eventually, Yoda will be having a lightsaber fight in the background of every scene, which was what Lucas really envisioned in the first place.
  • Spoiler! (Score:3, Funny)

    by NeuroManson ( 214835 ) on Thursday September 29, 2005 @01:54PM (#13677922) Homepage
    At least 2 hours of deleted footage is of the Jedi Counsel turning Jar Jar into Gungan sashimi.

    Yes, someone had to say it.
  • Hmm, if they found their way to a random site, the warezed retail DVD can't be far away then...
  • 1: Scenes leaked.
    2: Lawsuits follow.
    3: Profit (for lawyers).
  • ...to anybody who saw Clone Wars season 2 on cartoon network. She was left captured and you know they were coming to get her, but it ended there.

    other scenes were leaked to anybody who either read the novelization or the comic adaptation, just like with every SW film up 'til now. (i.e., in Empire, the sequence where C-3PO removed the "beware" sticker on the door so the troops could get pummled by wampas; in SW where luke and biggs are watching the battle from the planet surface; there's more...).
  • The deleted scenes I want are those featuring Koo Stark in the original SW. That's one attractive woman!
  • by popo ( 107611 ) on Thursday September 29, 2005 @02:00PM (#13677968) Homepage
    True geeks know (as later related by Timothy Zahn) that Yoda actually arrived on Dagobah
    in pursuit of a dark jedi clone -- whom he fought, and wasted underneath a certain large
    tree. That tree retained powerful "echoes of evil" for years afterwards,
    and was later used by Yoda to test the resolve of his young padawan "Luke" (in
    Episode V).

    My theory? This apparent contradiction in plotlines may have been why Lucas
    cut the scene of Yoda peacefully arriving on Dagobah.

    __________

    Judge a man by his wallet [jfold.com]

    • Actually, I seem to recall from the Thrawn Trilogy that Yoda already lived on Dagobah when the Dark Jedi showed up. So, it could be worked in that, to help consolidate his rule in the early years, Palpatine cloned off some Jedi, possibly even using materials collected by clone troopers during the mass purges shown in EP 3.

  • They will finally show the extended version of the final fight scene between Anakin and Obi Wan. This slashdot poster got a transcript of the dialogue which starts of with Anakin saying "None shall pass." [slashdot.org]
  • by crovira ( 10242 ) on Thursday September 29, 2005 @02:40PM (#13678416) Homepage
    Okay, I will admit my respect for the actors in the original series, (IV to VI) has increased enormously since I to III came out.

    They made a silk purse out of a sow's ear (or Lucas' tin ear for dialog.) I also never thought much for his choice of secondary actors. (Thank [name of deity] Jar Jar Binks was never played by a real human actor. That is definitely NOT something I'd want to put on my resume.)

    Lucas made some high tech, high priced kid's movies. But I seriously doubt they actually have any 'legs' to go beyond the existing base. They will never be more than a foot note in film history and most of the film students will study THX rather that the Star Wars swill. Now business students are another thing...

  • Database is down (Score:3, Informative)

    by Sheepdot ( 211478 ) on Thursday September 29, 2005 @02:48PM (#13678501) Journal
    The database is down, so here are direct links to the images. I'm not hosting these, so sorry if they are slow:

    Shaak Ti dies (removed likely due to plot inconsistency with the cartoon network series):
    http://www.flixnjoystix.com/article_images/MovieNe wsReel/ROTSdel1.jpg [flixnjoystix.com]
    http://www.flixnjoystix.com/article_images/MovieNe wsReel/ROTSdel2.jpg [flixnjoystix.com]
    http://www.flixnjoystix.com/article_images/MovieNe wsReel/ROTSdel3.jpg [flixnjoystix.com]
    http://www.flixnjoystix.com/article_images/MovieNe wsReel/ROTSdel5.jpg [flixnjoystix.com]

    Anakin and Obi-Wan escape from Grievous (removed likely due to time constraints):
    http://www.flixnjoystix.com/article_images/MovieNe wsReel/ROTSdel6.jpg [flixnjoystix.com]
    http://www.flixnjoystix.com/article_images/MovieNe wsReel/ROTSdel7.jpg [flixnjoystix.com]
    http://www.flixnjoystix.com/article_images/MovieNe wsReel/ROTSdel8.jpg [flixnjoystix.com]

    Yoda lands on Dagobah (removed likely due to time constraints and plot conflicts [wikicities.com] with other aspects of the universe):
    http://www.flixnjoystix.com/article_images/MovieNe wsReel/ROTSdel9.jpg [flixnjoystix.com]
    http://www.flixnjoystix.com/article_images/MovieNe wsReel/ROTSdel10.jpg [flixnjoystix.com]
    http://www.flixnjoystix.com/article_images/MovieNe wsReel/ROTSdel11.jpg [flixnjoystix.com]
    http://www.flixnjoystix.com/article_images/MovieNe wsReel/ROTSdel12.jpg [flixnjoystix.com]
  • Image mirror.. (Score:4, Informative)

    by Egorn ( 82375 ) on Thursday September 29, 2005 @02:50PM (#13678532) Homepage
    Here is AICN's mirror [aintitcool.com] via DT [dtheatre.com].
  • What's a "sneak peak"? Is that the top of a mountain that has something to hide?

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