- Who is watching Star Wars on ITV1+1?
Am I imagining a different universe, where Jabba the Hutt looked like Henry VIII? I’m sure I’ve seen a version of Star Wars like that…
IIRC I think Lucas had the original idea to make him just a fat bloke who looked like Henry VIII but then changed it for the other idea of making him a creature. There might be a version of the film where he is more human like. I saw the documentary years ago and can’t remember exactlyPosted 7 years agokimbersSubscriber
its a deleted scene where jabba is a fat irish bloke
the original script was slug jabba but they couldnt manage the effects so they shot it with a human, lucas was never happy so it was cut
it was reused and the big slug jabba we know and love was cg’d inPosted 7 years agoPeterPoddyMember
Jabber was human in the first film. The scenes were shot using a normal if slightly tubby man, including the scene in the reworked version where Han is walking along side him. The scenes were never used in the original film, and Jabba changed in the second 2 films. But the scenes were dug up and used in the remastered version with a digitally added Jabba over the actor. At one point Han walks behind Jabba and they had to find a neat at to incorporate this into the special effects. This was done by lifting Han slightly and making him seem to tread on Jabbas tail as he walks behind.Posted 7 years ago
That’s what really happened!
i really, really hate the bit where han walks over jabba’s tail in the “improved version”. Jabba is supposed to be a scary gangster – there is no way he would have reacted like that to it. Its just awful.
I’ve got the DVDs with the original versions now – never again will I soil my eyes with the special editions
this is well worth watching (7 parts on you tube)
it brings it home just what an awful job lucas made of the prequelsPosted 7 years ago
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