Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, originally released as Star Wars, was released in 1977. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope was censored in the 1997 and the 2011 special edition releases.
Visual fixes are not included
- The scene that shows a large blaster mark on side one of the imperial officers was cut.
- The scene that shows a large blaster mark on the stomach of one of the imperial officers was cut.
- A new edit is made to the Han/Greedo confrontation with a new shot of Greedo saying "ma klounkee" (spelled "Maclunkey" by fans), which roughly translates to "I'll end you" (based on what Sebulba said to Anakin in The Phantom Menace during their first confrontation), just before he and Han fire at each other (which is now one shot towards each other at the same time). The shot of Greedo exploding has also been altered by removing the Greedo dummy and changing the explosion cloud to give the impression that the explosion shot happened at the same angle Han and Greedo fired at each other. Disney stated that the change was done at the behest of George Lucas before the restoration was shelved following Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm.
The Theatrical release and the 2011 release are completely uncensored.