To make this OT, I've probably seen about half of the deleted scenes from SW now on Youtube and gotta say that it's good they were left out. The 'Lost Rebels' one is hilarious with some of the poor acting by the pilots. Veers' demise is pretty cool. It's interesting that they use that AT-AT's destruction as the one that Luke uses the detonator on.
I guess, I'm talking more about the PT than the OT when I think about re-incorporating deleted scenes.
The waterfall scene with the sub in EP1 was pretty much done on the EP1 DVD, why not finish it and reincorporate it? Why not reincorporate the "Return of Anakin" scene?
For EP2, he really should have tried to put the stuff with Padme's family back into the movie, along with the cut scenes where Beru and Padme become aquainted. It makes the stories seem more "real". Anakin seeking some level of "approval" from Padme's father, Padme, her mother and her sister talking about Padme's feelings for Anakin, etc... These are things that really do happen when a potential couple is in that "should we / shouldn't we" period. And of course, anything that shows Padme and Beru bonding, only helps with the decision to send Padme's son to the step-brother of Anakin who he never grew up with. Seriously, poor Owen and Beru, they end up getting saddled with a pain-in-the-ass whiney kid and then turned into french fries, all because Shmi was a great step-mom to Owen. What a bum deal. And of course, re-incorporating at least one or two scene with Padme's family brings a stronger connection to the solemn procession at the end of ROTS - I mean we all knew that was her mother, father, sister and nieces, but does anyone other than a SW fan?
And of course for EP3, they showed us in these deleted scenes finally what Qui Gon was scripted to say to Yoda before being interuppted by Bail Organa. You had Liam Neeson in a recording booth over a year or two ago, why not also throw him a couple more grand and get him to record this line and then reincorporate it into the damn movie?
I guess I was just hoping that this small compact, horribly decorated, "Complete Saga" BluRay nine disc set was going to allow me to essentially give away or trash all of my Star Wars video tapes and DVDs and truly be "Complete" like the name implies.
There is no reason why the originally released deleted scenes from the DVDs couldn't have been on the discs with the movies.
Also, why break up the content like they did? It's counter intuitive. If I want to watch all of the deleted scenes all in a row, I should be able to, not have to navigate to each of the geographic regions for the corresponding content.
I can't help but think that for each of the 3D re-releases they are intending on giving us 4-disc BluRay sets for each movie, complete with both the 2D and 3D versions of the film, and EVERYTHING from both the original DVD release and this BluRay release, making this $80 purchase completely pointless.