Sunday, 11 May 2014
SPECIAL EDITION CLASSIC IMAGE: IMPERIAL TAXI SERVICE!
His attempts to turn Luke over to the Dark Side seemingly failed (for the time being at least), Darth Vader (here played by then ILMer C. Andrew Nelson) and a small entourage make their way back to the Imperial Shuttle, in an extra love-it or hate-it scene added to THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: SPECIAL EDITION in 1997 that was designed to show us more visual imagery of Cloud City. Certainly, the loss of James Earl Jones excellently delivered line of anger: "Bring my shuttle!" was a casualty of the re-jigged scene that fans particularly noticed.
Later HAN SOLO movie director Chris Miller played one of the required 5'11 escort Stormtroopers, after a ILM casting call of which he was briefly working for the company as a young intern.