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Whatever the opposite of "shy" is, that's how George Lucas has felt about tinkering with the first 'Star Wars' trilogy. (You can read Mike Ryan's exhaustive review of the deleted scenes included in the Blu-Ray edition here.) So color us relieved that the O.J. (Original Jedi) decided to focus his 3D re-release efforts on the decidedly non-classic 'Phantom Menace.' The original 'Star Wars' -- please don't make us call it 'Episode IV' -- is as visually absorbing as it needs to be -- adding "comin' atcha" effects to, say, the Death Star assault would be the very definition of "gilding the lily."
- Michael Hogan