I’ve defended George Lucas before over the largely inconsequential alterations he’s made to the original Star Wars trilogy over the years, but there’s no defending this, no brushing it off as “meh, whatever;” this ‘fix’ to Return of the Jedi may very well be the most egregious edit in the entire history of cinema.

The only explanation I can come up with is that George Lucas is an honest to god sadomasochist. I hope the perverse pleasure you’ve derived has been worth it, sir. Your “improvement” is truly something to behold.