I am working on upgrading/expanding/completing the Special Edition visual changes for eventual use on savestarwars.com, but figured I’d share it outside of that thread for those interested. I used WookieGroomer’s Splitscreen 1080p wmv to take the frame-by-frame shots, and msycamore provided the 1997 screencaps.
Star Wars 1977/2011
I’m still tweaking it, especially the text. Please submit suggestions for possible text and let me know if I missed anything.
The most interesting thing we’ve noticed is that each wipe from 2004 starts early enough to cover up the original optical wipe and the fades from black start a lot later, almost as if they were trying to cover up the original wipes instead of recreating them. This goes against all previously known facts about the wipes.
EMPIRE STRIKES BACK:
Empire Strikes Back 1980/2011
RETURN OF THE JEDI:
Return of the Jedi 1983/2011
JEDIT: All links are to the final versions.
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