"People who alter or destroy works of art and our cultural heritage for profit or as an exercise of power are barbarians"
That is a direct quote from Lucas himself speaking to congress about film preservation
. "Tomorrow, more advanced technology will be able to replace actors with “fresher faces,” or alter dialogue and change the movement of the actor’s lips to match."
What happened in the interim is anyone's guess, but is seems clear George has turned into something he used to despise.