It was just in the Special Edition...

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Posted by Brett Maverick Lambert from ( on Friday, April 11, 2003 at 4:26pm :

In Reply to: Re: DVD's - The Worst Idea Since Greedo Shooting First... posted by Micah [] on Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 9:07am :

The DVD with the original version still contains the walkie-talkies and the "terrorist" line. But what is strange is that my VHS copy of the original movie (the VHS that came out in '96, the one from the 80s broke when I dropped it on the floor as a little guy :() did NOT have the terrorist line (nor the replaced "hippie" line). What's up with that?

: : Hey:

: : Preamble - YES, I will be first in line to buy them, and I'm reserving my judgement until I actually see them, but it still begs the question:

: : What was so distracting in the films that they need to be digitally cleaned? Indy's reflection in the Well of the Souls? Equipment? What equipment? Let's start compiling a list of what we think ILM will do. So, I'll start:

: : 1) Indy's reflection on the glass between the snake and him, in the Well of the Souls.

: I too am reserving judgement until I see them, but I don't understand why some filmmakers want to "fix" their films to put them out on DVD. A film is the product of its time. If an effect doesn't look as good as it could today that doesn't mean you should change it.

: I passed on buying ET on DVD, a film I liked as a kid (even had to have a red hooded sweatshirt like Elliot). I'm not sure how much I would enjoy it today. I thought it was a good idea for the DVD package to contain both the original movie and the one with extra effects (ET in the bath, etc.). My question is did the DVD billed the original movie have the "terrorist" comment removed and the guns replaced with walkie-talkies or was that just in the special edition?

: --Micah

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