I will tell anyone who asks that ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ is my favorite movie of all time. And I do have a history of loving this movie. Also, to prove this, I’ll point out the fact that you didn’t even ask – yet I still told you! So, yes, of course my anticipation for any deleted scene or alternative take from the upcoming Blu-ray release of My Favorite Movie Of All Time leaves me salivating like a common nerf-herder. (Note: I have no idea if nerf-herders have the ability to salivate or not.) After watching this clip, I have one question: Honestly, is it at all possible to un-see something I just saw? Please? Or, I’m sorry, as Han Solo now says, “spare me, please.”
Entertainment Weekly has an alternative take of the classic, “I’d just as soon kiss a Wookie,” “I can arrange that!” showdown between Han Solo and Princess Leia. Only now, the dialogue from one of my favorite exchanges in My Favorite Movie Of All Time, feels like, well, it belongs in one of the prequels. (I don’t mean that in a good way.) I mean, “Enjoy your trip, hot shot”? Christ.
If you must see this clip for some sort of historical perspective, head over to EW. But don’t say I didn’t warn you (hot shot).
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