The primary difference is that we had a solid alternate name of Genre Throwback to fall back on, while all names we are coming up with here sound like "A Re Cut or Remaster but using more words." Using Lucas in the name made it fairly clear it is something different than just a recut or remaster. I don't think we'll find an absolutely perfect new name for the trope, but it has to evoke the fact it includes new footage and FX on top of the original.
Modernized Updated Version maybe? But that almost sounds like a Remake. I'll just throw out a bunch of ideas:
Honestly, the use of George Lucas in the name made me think (before I read the description) that this was a judgmental and negative trope (adding bad special effects or making controversial and/or unnecessary changes). The use of his name in such negative trope titles in the past has sort of poisoned it for me.
There certainly seems to be disagreement about the name, but the names being suggested imply differing definitions. Digitally Added Aspect (or something like that) would certainly be narrower than the Cut-and-Paste Revised Edition idea I had in mind, though since it's more specific it might be more tropeworthy.
Old Version New Effects, on the other hand, doesn't entirely make sense to me in context of the current Trope Namer, implying that there also exists a "new version" of the trilogy that is not the Special Edition or any of its later updates.
^^^^ Well the point is that this isn't a remake, adaptation or a simple recut, but a modification to the original. I personally feel that Old Version New Effects or any similar name like Original Version New Effects may be accurate but is kind of clunky, which is what happens with any name that has a comma or an implied comma.
That's why I like Modernized Recut, as it feels accurate and an actual name of a trope rather than using Buffy Speak to describe a trope (ie "It's like... the original version but new effects").
I'm sorry; I didn't type much because I was on my phone. "Digitally" is used as a Buzzword, it hasn't any semantic meaning in most cases:
No, this trope doesn't require computers to feature the effect. Added Aspect, however, is too generic. 'Digitally' is getting used as a Buzzword to make people mentally associate the trope to similar terms. There's very few examples of this trope (going forward from now) that won't be making use of some form of computerization in the process of altering the work.
Post Product Alterations.
Updated Re-release is actually an extremely broad name and could apply to a lot of things, like a movie being released into the newest video format like Blu-ray. In addition to something like a Special Edition. We probably should expand that trope and make the video games just one category, but that doesn't solve the problem of the thread topic.
Alternative Titles: George Lucas Altered Version
30th Jun '14 12:32:33 AM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.