It’s nothing terribly new. Fans have been turning on George Lucas in a big way ever since Episode I – The Phantom Menace was released in theatres in May 1999. Many felt that Episodes 1-3 just did not have the same magic as the original movies (Episodes 4-6) from the late 1970s and early 1980s.
But when it comes to the DVD releases, many feel that their childhood memories of the Star Wars films are systematically being destroyed by the seemingly incomprehensible changes that George Lucas constantly makes to the Star Wars movies. Many fans feel that Lucas is destroying cinematic history, as well as thumbing his nose to their concerns and desires to see the original Star Wars movies on DVD and Blu-ray as originally released in theatres.
However, with the latest Blu-ray release of the Star Wars movies, it seems fans have truly become fed up and are turning big-time on Lucas.
As of this writing, Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) on Blu-ray has garnered only a shocking 2-star rating on Amazon.com. Furthermore, out of 1343 reviews of this Star Wars Blu-ray release, an astounding 917 reviews have given it a 1-star rating, and only 289 reviews give it a 5-star rating.
The complaints are too numerous to list, but many of the reviews complain about scene changes that were once again done to the movies, as well as the lack of fixes that Lucasfilm allegedly promised to fix for this Blu-ray release, including color and audio problems that were in the DVD releases from 2004.
The level of outrage, fury and disappointment from fans seems to have reached unprecedented levels, and some are actually boycotting the Blu-ray versions.