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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Extended Edition

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So I’ve made a little stopgap release on my way to actually fan-editing Episode III. I noticed no one’s done an extended version of this film in HD, so I’ve gone ahead and done that using the Blu-Ray and the deleted scenes upscaled by Hal9000 as sources.

The following scenes are included:
-A Stirring in the Senate (Bail’s Office)
-Seeds of Rebellion (Padme’s Apartment)
-Confronting the Chancellor (Palpatine’s Office)
-Exiled to Dagobah

I didn’t want to reinsert any scenes that had unfinished effects or repeated dialogue that already appears in the film, so the following scenes are NOT included:

-Grevious Slaughters a Jedi: Escape from the General
-A Plot to Destroy the Jedi?
-any Blu-Ray deleted scenes

Also included is an optional secondary audio track that includes two minor changes:
-Yoda’s communion with Qui-Gon is restored using dialogue from The Clone Wars (from Hal9000s edit)
-Vader’s anguished exclamation of Noooo!!! is replaced with an anguished yell. (also from Hal’s edit)

This is currently available by PM and on a certain spleen as a 21gb 1080p mkv. Don’t talk about distribution in this thread.

Have fun!

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Interesting project for the ones who like the theatrical cut and only wish to get (good) extra material. Thanks !

What other edit are you going to do ?

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Interesting. Much like what I was planning. You may have just saved me some work.

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MalàStrana said:

Interesting project for the ones who like the theatrical cut and only wish to get (good) extra material. Thanks !

What other edit are you going to do ?

I assume he was going to complete the trilogy of his conservative fanedits that are in essence combinations of other fanedits with some original cuts. His first two were very enjoyable so I hope so.

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Possessed said:

MalàStrana said:

Interesting project for the ones who like the theatrical cut and only wish to get (good) extra material. Thanks !

What other edit are you going to do ?

I assume he was going to complete the trilogy of his conservative fanedits that are in essence combinations of other fanedits with some original cuts. His first two were very enjoyable so I hope so.

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Octorox said:
-A Plot to Destroy the Jedi?

I agree there is a repetitive aspect to this scene with the “situation room during Grievous meeting with Obi” scene, but there is also a more layered concern about Palpatine. This scene, placed after the - long - overture was very good to set the mood of an uprising coup d’état from Palpatine. I think you should have inserted it (but I assume you’ll do that for your “real” edit of Episode III).

“I have to say that I felt George’s group of six films had more innovative visual imagination, and this film was more of a retrenchment to things you had seen before and characters you had seen before, and it took a few baby steps forward with new characters.” - James Cameron about Episode VII.

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MalàStrana said:

Octorox said:
-A Plot to Destroy the Jedi?

I agree there is a repetitive aspect to this scene with the “situation room during Grievous meeting with Obi” scene, but there is also a more layered concern about Palpatine. This scene, placed after the - long - overture was very good to set the mood of an uprising coup d’état from Palpatine. I think you should have inserted it (but I assume you’ll do that for your “real” edit of Episode III).

Yeah, I like this scene too, but I felt that with the war room scene unedited, it didn’t really work, and since this is supposed to be purely an extended edition, I didn’t want to do that. It will probably be in my full fan edit of episode III.

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Octorox said:

MalàStrana said:

Octorox said:
-A Plot to Destroy the Jedi?

I agree there is a repetitive aspect to this scene with the “situation room during Grievous meeting with Obi” scene, but there is also a more layered concern about Palpatine. This scene, placed after the - long - overture was very good to set the mood of an uprising coup d’état from Palpatine. I think you should have inserted it (but I assume you’ll do that for your “real” edit of Episode III).

Yeah, I like this scene too, but I felt that with the war room scene unedited, it didn’t really work, and since this is supposed to be purely an extended edition, I didn’t want to do that. It will probably be in my full fan edit of episode III.

I’m hoping in your fanedit you pick to keep either the deleted scene (Plot to Destroy the Jedi) or the war room theatrical scene. Either one or the other because in L8wtrs he keeps both and the repetitive dialogue is so obvious that I feel it really detracts from the experience whereas in Hal’s he inserted the deleted scene and removed the war room scene which did not have any issues of repetitive dialogue and it improved upon the theatrical. Not saying if you should include the deleted scene over the war room scene but I think it would be best to decide on which one to keep rather than doing both.

Sorry for being off topic from the thread but wanted to throw in my 2 cents 😃

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Keeping the Yoda scene and the war room can only be done by removing the end of the scene (which could actually work fine).

@Octorox, your edit is going to use Yoda vs Sidious I guess ? Having rewatched it today, there is definitely some (very) good stuff in it (visually it’s still stunning). In fact only the very beginning - “not if anything to say I have” - and the crazy laugh at the end are problematic… making the assumption you don’t have an issue with Yoda fighting with a saber, of course ! (Yoda going McClane in the pipe is still embarrassing though…)

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“I have to say that I felt George’s group of six films had more innovative visual imagination, and this film was more of a retrenchment to things you had seen before and characters you had seen before, and it took a few baby steps forward with new characters.” - James Cameron about Episode VII.

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I’ve made an alternate version of this that also includes Hal9000’s revised ending from his Labyrinth of Evil edit in which Padme survives, plugging an infamous plot hole.

The alternate ending includes the following changes:
-a scene of Yoda communicating with the departed Qui-Gon Jinn is restored using audio from The Clone Wars
-Faneditor Hal9000’s own voice replaces that of the medical droid. His prognosis is not that Padme is dying, but rather that she will survive without ever fully recovering.
-Replaced Vader’s scream with the Russian dub, arguably making it a little less cheesy.
-Courtesy of Hundsdorfex, replaced shot of Tantive IV descending toward Naboo with the ship streaking through space.
-Trimmed dialogue aboard the Tantive IV to accommodate the idea that Padmé survives to travel to Alderaan with Leia.
-Replaced Padme’s funeral with the deleted scene of Yoda arriving on Dagobah.
-Padme is seen cradling an infant Leia on Alderaan, using footage from The Other Boleyn Girl, with her eye color corrected by Hundsdorfex. (Idea by ‘The Cutter,’ also used in Q2’s edit.)

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The idea is great. Would you consider to release this version fully uncompressed ?

Good luck with your EpIII edit (I’ll certainly give it a watch since your edits of I and II were very good - albeit not my favorite versions… but close, very close 😉)

“I have to say that I felt George’s group of six films had more innovative visual imagination, and this film was more of a retrenchment to things you had seen before and characters you had seen before, and it took a few baby steps forward with new characters.” - James Cameron about Episode VII.

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Octorox said:

I’ve made an alternate version of this that also includes Hal9000’s revised ending from his Labyrinth of Evil edit in which Padme survives, plugging an infamous plot hole.

Ha, it’s the inverse of what people usually ask me for: ‘Labyrinth Of Evil’ but with the original ‘Padme dies’ ending. 😃

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Hal 9000 said:

Octorox said:

I’ve made an alternate version of this that also includes Hal9000’s revised ending from his Labyrinth of Evil edit in which Padme survives, plugging an infamous plot hole.

Ha, it’s the inverse of what people usually ask me for: ‘Labyrinth Of Evil’ but with the original ‘Padme dies’ ending. 😃

Just goes to show that you can never ever please everyone.

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I have watched both of your Extended Edition edits tonight. I’ve been looking for a true Extended Edition in HD for a long time and even failed at creating one myself, so well done.

Both edits are really well done, but I would like to give some feedback:

You have placed the Exiled to Dagobah scene in-between Padme’s Funeral and Palpatine & Vader overseeing the Death Star’s construction. This in my opinion ruins the pacing of the film and really damages the flow music between the two destroying the power of the score.
Having looked at it you could have placed it after the scene where Captain Antilles is told to wipe C-3P0’s mind. I feel that it would have been a better place to put it in. In your Alternate Ending edit it worked because there was no funeral scene, but this does not work in the main edit sorry.

The Seeds of Rebellion (Padme’s Apartment) scene ends so jarringly that it just feels out of place. I’ve shown it to others in my household and they agree with me. It has to do with the music just starting abrupt in the next scene.
Is there any way to make the music in the scene bridge into the Anakin & Obi-Wan Farewell scene or even adding fitting music to help create a sound bridge?

Other than the problems I pointed out I feel you’ve made a good job of the edit.

In your Alternate Ending Edit I liked the addition of Qui-Gon’s voice from The Clone Wars (A show I enjoy) and the use of the Russian scream which I have seen about used in other edits and is quite popular.

Good luck on any future Fan Edits you’re planning on making in the Future. 😃

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