It had been a long time since I’d seen the theatrical release version of Return of the Jedi. So I was shocked recently when a video of the original Max Rebo band song was brought to my attention (thanks retrostarwars). The truth of it is that ‘Lapti Nek’ by John Williams, with it’s unapologetic 80’s dance groove, is just face-melting hot. But sadly, after 10 years of Special Editions, this footage had all but faded from memory.
And what about the Special Edition “Jedi Rocks” that replaced ‘Lapti Nek’? Yeah, don’t make me go there. I beg of you, don’t make me go there. At the end of the day, it’s all just further support for that ol’ golden nugget: if it ain’t broke, consider drinking a beer or something.
Great lighting! That vintage Sy Snootles is so much better than the more recent one they released.