Topher Grace’s Star Wars III.5: The Editor Strikes Back

I’m not quite sure how I missed this being as it was everywhere circa early-March on plenty of sites I frequent like BoingBoing, AVClub, and WaPo.

Darth Vader

It appears that Topher Grace [IMDB] took the three Star Wars prequels, a smattering of content from other sources like the Clone Wars animated series, an audio book, and the original trilogy, and ruthlessly excised superfluous content, distilling the 7-hour opus into a concise 85-minutes.

SlashFilm’s Peter Sciretta details the edits.  The explanation leads one to believe that Grace trimmed the fat while leaving the meat on the bone, whereas Lucas continually packed both trilogies with increasing amounts of ‘pink slime’, to the extent that the original theater releases of the original trilogy cannot be purchased.

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