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Star Wars saga - Extra Extended Edition (1080p)

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Updated: 2017-01-11 17:20 CET

PROLOGUE

I searched this forum, and many other pages over the net, but haven’t found a 1080p extended edition of any Star Wars movie (yet); so I think it could be a good idea to start this project - that, I’m aware, is really ambitious.

What I’d like to do is to reinsert as many deleted/extended scenes as possible; I know ADigitalMan did a good job, with his prequel trilogy extended edition DVDs; but, at the time, the BDs were not available yet, with all their exclusive deleted scenes; also, don’t know anything about similar HD finished projects of original trilogy, or EP 7.

Complete anymatics scenes, or ones with a lot of unfinished effects, will be left out (unless someone is so skilled to finish them!); good quality finished scenes will be left untouched, apart a bit of denoise and upscale; good quality partially unfinished scenes will be analyzed, to see if it’s possible to finish them, or cut the unfinished parts leaving enough worth footage; bad quality finished scenes will be cleaned as much as possible and, if final quality is reasonably good, they will be used; missing or unfinished audio should be replaced, to obtain usable footage.

This topic will be mainly used to discover which scenes, technically or not, could be used, and which could be corrected (and how), or not to be used at all.


SCENES RESTORED AND READY FOR THE PROJECT

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

  • Anakin’s Scuffle with Greedo DFR/DVD (00:51) (finished) *****
  • Bail Organa of Alderaan DFR/BD (00:17:02) -> Coruscant (almost finished) ***
    Even if here Bail Organa is not played by Jimmy Smiths as in Episode 2 and 3, (and this should be Bail Antilles, by the way) I think this shot could be inserted as well, as his name (Bail Organa) is not spoken - so, it should be anyone else, right? Blue screen * may * be replaced quite easily
    https://vimeo.com/198253552
  • Complete Podrace Grid Sequence DFR/DVD (06:45) (finished) *****
  • Dawn Before the Race DVD (01:05) (finished) *****
  • Extended Podrace Lap 2 DFR/DVD (03:48) (finished) *****
  • Farewell to Jira DVD (00:59) (finished) *****
  • The Waterfall Sequence DFR/DVD (01:45) (finished) *****
  • The Air Taxi Sequence DVD (01:03) (finished) *****
    Contains only few seconds at the end, irrelevant to the story, BUT… I attached it to corresponding following scene taken from the theatrical version LD, which has no wipes - you could watch the test clip, scroll the post until the end

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

  • Extended duel with Count Dooku EP III Videogame (00:03) ***
    Dooku says “Just because there are two of you, do not assume you have the advantage.”; 3s cut dialog reinserted in the movie from Playstation 2 videogame.
    https://vimeo.com/196883276

SCENES NEARLY RESTORED

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

  • Anakin and Padme on Trial DVD (finished) *****
  • Dooku Interrogates Padme DFR/DVD (finished) *****
  • Jedi Temple Analysis Room DFR/DVD (finished) *****
  • Obi-Wan and Mace – Jedi Landing Platform DFR/DVD (finished) *****
  • Padme Addresses the Senate DVD (finished) *****
  • Padme’s Bedroom DVD (finished) *****
  • Padme’s Parents’ House DFR/DVD (finished) *****
  • Extended Arrival on Naboo DVD (finished) *****

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

  • A Plot to Destroy the Jedi? DFR/DVD (finished) *****
  • A Stirring in the Senate DFR/DVD (finished) *****
  • Confronting the Chancellor DVD (finished) *****
  • Exiled to Dagobah DFR/DVD (finished) *****
  • Yoda Communes with Qui-Gon DFR/BD (00:48:10) -> Kashyyyk and Order 66 (finished) *****
  • Seeds of Rebellion (Padmé’s Apartment) DFR/DVD (finished) *****

SCENES THAT ALMOST SURELY WILL BE USED

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

  • Rotating Naboo N-1 fighter (00:01:11) Teaser Trailer *****
  • Jar Jar Juggling Behind The Scenes DVD (00:05) ***½

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

  • Bail Organa; “We must stop them, before they’re ready.” Trailer (00:01:12) *****

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

  • Ki-Adi-Mundi different background Trailer (00:00:13) *****
  • Grim Anakin walking down the hallway Trailer (00:01:12) *****
  • Palpatine’s shuttle andaccompanying V-wings Trailer (00:04:00) *****

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

  • *Banthas Rinzler ebook (01:04) ***
  • Gonk Droid in Death Star Hallway Rinzler ebook (00:45) ****
  • Misc Death Star Shootout clip1 Rinzler ebook (00:34) ****
  • Leia And Tarkin Rinzler ebook (00:27) ***
  • On Cliff Above Mos Eisley Rinzler ebook (00:22) ***
  • Luke Watching Rinzler ebook (00:46) ***
  • Stormtroopers on Death Star corridor BD behind the scenes (00:10) ****
  • Leia and Tarkin 2 Empire of Dreams (00:18) ***
  • Tarkin and Vader BD behind the scenes (00:04) ***
  • Luke answer at Ben’s hut Empire of Dreams (00:18) ***
  • C-3PO walking on Tatooine BD behind the scenes (00:07) ***
  • Swing Across Chasm BD behind the scenes (00:08) ***
  • R2 grabs a little creature from the X-wing BD behind the scenes (00:03) ***

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

  • Vader Meditation Chamber Rinzler ebook (00:35) ***½
  • Chewie Chews Out Han In Hangar Rinzler ebook (00:52) ***½
  • Probe Droid And Flaming Wreckage Rinzler ebook (00:30) ***½
  • Han and Leia kiss on Bespin Empire of Dreams (01:12) ***
  • Boba Fett on Bespin Empire of Dreams (00:03) ****
  • Dagobah monster Empire of Dreams (00:04) ****
  • Luke Bacta Mask Empire of Dreams (00:02) **½
  • Luke in Bacta tank trailer? (00:00:20) ****
  • Luke falls + rebels on Hoth unknown (00:00:20) **½
  • Wampa Sneak Up Rinzler ebook (00:23) ****

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

  • Wedge Antilles piloting an X-Wing fighter Original Teaser Trailer (1982) (00:01:00) ****
  • Falcon spiraling around while inside the second Death Star Trailer (00:00:18) ****½
  • General Madine Rinzler ebook (00:39) ****
    Further shots, that could be combined with The Lost Rebels BD deleted scene-
  • *Death Valley Droids Rinzler ebook (00:19) ****

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

  • **IMAX scene in 16:9 full screen (thanks to adywan thak kindly provided it)
  • Finn And The Villager DMA/DVD/BD/3DBD ****½
  • Finn Will Be Fine DMA/DVD/BD/3DBD ****½
  • Jakku Message DMA/DVD/BD/3DBD ****½
  • Kylo Searches The Falcon DMA/DVD/BD/3DBD ****½
  • Leia & The Resistance 3DBD ****½
  • Snow Speeder Chase DMA/DVD/BD/3DBD ****½
  • Tunnel Standoff DMA/3DBD ****½
  • Unkar Plutt at Maz’s Castle 3DBD ****½
  • X-Wings Prepare For Lightspeed DMA/DVD/BD/3DBD ****½

SCENES THAT MUST BE EVALUATED

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

  • Anakin’s Return DFR/BD (00:15:23) -> Naboo (partially unfinished) ***
    Some background to replace; may be possible to do it, or cut the shots
  • The Battle is Over BD (00:18:10) -> Naboo (partially unfinished)
    Blue screen * may * be replaced quite easily
  • Extended Podrace Wager BD (01:21:19) -> Tatooine (mostly unfinished) ***
    Almost all shots has animatics and unfinished background; other similar shots from previous/following scenes * may * be used instead
  • Numerous shots were cut from the Battle of Naboo, including the lightsaber duel in the Theed Generator Complex. (Many of these can be briefly seen during some of the DVD documentaries.)
    These scenes should still be identified precisely, but, even if briefs, maybe it’s possible to cut them together in a proper way; audio probably must be replaced
  • End duel “One Destiny” TV Spot / TV Special (00:06) ***½
    6s long, interesting
  • DVD menu ****

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

  • Anakin and Ruwee BD (00:41:24) -> Naboo (finished) ****
    Frame should be cut to the correct aspect ratio, and colors should be corrected to be similar to the movie
  • Anakin’s Nightmare DFR/BD (00:55:00) -> Naboo (almost finished) ***
    There are few shots with R2 animatic; maybe is it possible to “cut&paste” it from this, or previous, movie - or cut the shots with animatics
  • The Lost Twenty BD (00:53:09) -> Coruscant (partially unfinished) ***
    Some blue screen replacement, and frame cut/zoom needed; * may * be possible to do that.
  • Extended duel with Count Dooku EP III Videogame
    Quality of the video should be checked
  • The Naboo star skiff shown flying off from Mustafar to Polis Massa Teaser
    Shot should be seen and checked
  • Anakin and Obi Wan exchange lines out side of the night club on Coruscant Teaser 3, 1:14 ****
    Quality is good, but colors are different, and audio should be corrected
  • DVD menu ****

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

  • Changes to the Constitution BD (01:49:12) -> Coruscant (finished, hardsub) ****
    Just little hardsub to cancel, should be quite easy
  • Grievous Slaughters a Jedi / Escape from the General DFR/DVD (almost finished) ****
    Need some work to be used without cuts: green screen and ropes are quite easy; “fake” liquid should be replaced, don’t know if it’s possible
  • Elevator Antics BD (01:25:21) -> Coruscant (almost finished) ****
    A shot or two should be finished, * could * probably be replaced with other shots
  • Vader is holding his hands up with bent arms Teaser (00:08) ****
    Even if quality is good, don’t know if/where to place it
  • Anakin makes an important promise to Padme behind the scene
  • DVD menu ****

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

  • Alternate Biggs and Luke Reunion DFR/BD (00:24:20) -> The Battle of Yavin ***
  • Aunt Beru’s Milk DFR/BD (00:20:10) -> Tatooine ****
  • Cantina Rough Cut DFR/BD (06:50:07) -> Tatooine
  • Darth Vader Widens the Search DFR/BD (00:24:17) -> Aboard the Death Star ***
  • Luke and Biggs DFR/BD ***
  • Luke in the Desert DFR/BD ***
  • Old Woman on Tatooine DFR/BD (00:13:11) -> Tatooine **
  • Stormtrooper Search DFR/BD (00:42:12) -> Tatooine ***
  • Stormtrooper Search 2 Holiday Special (00:09) **½
  • The Search for R2-D2 DFR/BD (00:31:13) -> Tatooine **
  • The Search for R2-D2 2 Empire of Dreams (00:38) **
  • Tosche Station DFR/BD (04:58:24) -> Tatooine ***
  • Shootout In Death Star Hangar Rinzler ebook (01:29) ****
    As they are just different takes, the shots must be checked to see if some could be used.
  • Before Swing Across Chasm Rinzler ebook (00:36) ***
    Should be tested to see if the added bit of shot could work.
  • Control Room Rinzler ebook (00:33) ***
    Must be checked if it’s possible to add it somehow.
  • Han and Chewie in the hangar *The making of Star Wars (00:12) **½
  • DVD menu ****

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

  • Alternate Han and Leia Kiss DFR/BD (01:45:05) -> Pursued by the Imperial Fleet (b&w) **
  • Deleted Wampa Scenes (a.k.a. Wampa attacks) DFR/BD (02:27:03) -> Hoth ***
    Cheesy Wampa could be cut, or better replaced with shots taken elsewhere in the movie.
  • Han and Leia (Extended Echo Base Argument) DFR/BD (01:29:05) -> Hoth ***½
  • Hiding in the Asteroid DFR/BD (00:53:15) -> Pursued by the Imperial Fleet ***½
  • Leia Tends to Luke BD (00:51:12) -> Cloud City ***½
  • Lobot’s Capture DFR/BD (00:45:02) -> Cloud City ***½
  • Luke and Leia (Medical Center) BD (01:59:17) -> Hoth ***½
  • Luke’s Recovery BD (01:03:16) -> Hoth (b&w) **
  • The Fate of General Veers BD (00:20:08) -> Hoth (b&w) **
  • Yoda’s Test DFR/BD (01:08:04) -> Hoth (b&w/col) *½
  • Lando three shots Old trailer (00:04) ***
    Should check if these shots are in the 1997 SE and following
  • Luke in Med Center Rinzler ebook (02:02) ****
    Some shots could be used, maybe.
  • Luke vs Vader Carbon Chamber Rinzler ebook (01:18) ****
    Unfinished effects; should check how different takes are, and if are better.
  • Yoda Scene 2 Rinzler ebook (00:51) ***½
    Luke meets Yoda, different version
  • 1st Cut Dupe Pix Rinzler ebook (00:55) b&w ***½
    Unfinished effects; * maybe * one (or two) Wampa shot could be used to replace the goody version in the Wampa Attacks deleted scene found on BD.
  • DVD menu ****

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

  • Battle of Endor: The Lost Rebels DFR/BD (09:06:20) -> Death Star Space Battle (b&w&/col) V: ½/ ** / *** / *** A: * / ** /none/**
    While b&w parts are useless, the others, including General Nadine parts, could be used.
  • Jerjerrod’s Conflict DFR/BD (00:22:00) -> Death Star Space Battle ***½
  • Rebel Raid on the Bunker (Extended) DFR/BD (02:07:02) -> Endor ***½
  • Tatooine Sandstorm DFR/BD (01:59:19) -> Tatooine V **½ A *½
    Needs a complete audio restore/replacement.
  • Vader’s Arrival and Reaching out to Luke DFR/BD (02:33:19) -> Tatooine ****
  • Dir. Cut Rancor Rinzler ebook (01:22) b&w *** / *
    Great shots here, but someone should color them by hand!
  • Dir. Cut. Emperor attacks Endor Rinzler ebook (01:21) b&w ***
    This could be used as guideline to insert JerJerrod’s part of BD deleted scene; still possible to reuse film shots to reconstruct the first part of this scene, and therefore use the dialog within a music backgrond that should be added.
  • Jabba daily Rinzler ebook (00:53) ***
    Jabba’s original English dialogue, quite different from the final subtitles; could be used with some corrections, and obvious redubbing.
  • *Sarlacc Pit Falls Rinzler ebook (00:36) ***
    various shots of bad guys who finish in the Sarlacc’s mouth; can be used if the shots are more interesting than the one in the movie.
  • EditDroid laserdisc deleted scenes
  • DVD menu ****

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

  • Various shots not seen in the movie Trailers/Teasers/etc. ****
    • “Chewie, we’re home!” is a different take
    • Kylo Ren turns on his lightsaber and crossguard
    • Maz Kanata hands Luke’s lightsaber to Leia.
    • The closeup of stormtroopers readying blasters on the transport & the ramp dropping from inside.
    • Rey frantically starting up her speeder
    • Rey driving off in her speeder
    • X-wings flying low over the water - from teaser 2
    • The mirrored shot of Rey, where she carries her staff on one shoulder, and her salvage bag over the other, which was always paired with the shot of Rey helping Finn off the ground
    • Another shot of Rey on Jakku, where she carries both her staff and salvage bag, from TV spots.
    • The shot used in the trailer (and nearly every TV spot afterwards) where she stares off into the distance while she’s scrubbing the salvage is a different take (probably when they still had her watching the family boarding the ship to leave Jakku).
    • the shots of the Knights of Ren in the promotional footage is different
    • the shot of Phasma walking right-to left across screen through the village in the promotional footage.
    • The shot of Finn popping up in the desert on Jakku is in the film, but not the slow shot of the desert
    • Rey reaction shot on her speeder - from teaser #1
    • Poe’s “woo-hoo!” (they used a different take)
    • Kylo turning around from - teaser #2 (they used a different take)
    • Stormies turning around at Starkiller (they used a different take)
    • The hangar bay shot - from teaser #2
    • Rey and moisture vaporaters - from teaser #2
    • Rey lending her hand to Finn (they used a different take)
    • TIE pilot shot - from teaser #2
    • Finn taking off the helmet - from trailer #1 (not deleted, but reversed)
    • Finn and Rey on the Falcon - from trailer #1 (Finn doesn’t walk up to where Rey is)
    • Han’s “all of it” (different take)
    • Falcon jumping into hyperspace
    • Poe and Finn at the base (different take)
    • Han from the first TV spot (not this exact shot)
    • Rey leaving the Star Destroyer wreckage (longer)
    • Rey looking into the distance while cleaning her loot (longer)
    • Finn waking up after the crash (longer)
    • Rey stands in front of the exhaust of a dead star destroyer (2s longer)
  • Various voiceovers not heard in the movie Trailers/Teasers ****
    • Maz Kanata asks Rey who she is, and she replies “No-one.”
    • “The Force is strong in my family…" (redubbed for the trailer, not the ROTJ)
    • Finn says, “I was raised to do one thing, and I’ve got nothing to fight for.”
    • Kylo Ren says, “Nothing will stand in our way. I’ll show them the Dark Side.”
    • Maz Kanata says, “Hope is not lost today. It is found.”
  • R2-D2 and C-3PO meet BB-8 in a desert environment O2 commercial (00:32) *****
  • BB-8 hacking a computer, while Chewie waits for him Verizon TV spot (00:21) ****
  • BB-8 piloting an X-wing Jeep commercial (00:15) ****

every EP7 deleted scene has a timecode (white on black background) on the upper left of the screen. Automatic removal tests concluded: results vary from very good to perfect!

Star Wars: Rogue One

  • Various shots not seen in the movie Trailers/Teasers/etc. ****

SCENES THAT WILL NOT BE USED

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

  • Battle on the Boarding Ramp DFR/BD (00:17:15) -> Tatooine (mostly unfinished) *
    I think it’s impossible to finish it; plus, it’s quite short and not too much important

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

  • Extended Speeder Chase BD (00:57:15) -> Coruscant (unfinished) *
    Almost impossible to finish
  • Raid on the Droid Control Ship and Extended Arena Fight DFR/BD (03:42:17) -> Geonosis (unfinished) *
    Almost impossible to finish

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

  • Anakin Kills Shaak Ti DFR/BD (00:26:08) -> Kashyyyk and Order 66 (unfinished) *
    Impossible to finish, plus another Shaak Ti death extended scene will be used
  • Jedi Imposters at the Temple BD (00:36:00) -> Kashyyyk and Order 66 (almost unfinished, hardsub) *
    Almost all animatics, just two or three seconds finished (* could * be used somewhere else, though!)
  • Escape Through the Hangar BD (02:22:23) -> Coruscant (unfinished) *
    Almost all shots are unfinished and/or animatics; very few could be usable, if a very skilled graphic editor will help!

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

  • *Alec Guiness_Cantina Rinzler ebook (00:16) ***
  • Misc Death Star Shootout clip2 Rinzler ebook (00:21) ****
  • Old FX Dupe Rinzler ebook (01:31) b&w *
  • Rebel Blockade Runner Rinzler ebook (01:12) ***

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

  • 1st Cut Snow Battle Rinzler ebook (01:20) b&w *** / *
  • Luke Cockpit Dagobah Rinzler ebook (00:47) b&w ***
  • Vader Vs Obi Wan Duel Rinzler ebook (00:22) ***
  • Daily Vader Throttles Captain Rinzler ebook (00:50) ***

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

  • Death Of Vivian Rinzler ebook (00:26) b&w *
    Added footage not seen on “lost pilot”; almost useless.
  • Dir.Cut Rebel Hangar Rinzler Book (01:21) b&w *
    B6W longer version, different take; it’s very difficult to get convincing colorized version and, after all, there are only 15s of added footage.
  • **Vader and Luke Sister Rinzler ebook (01:55) ****
    Same as in the movie.
  • Dir. Cut Death Star Tunnels Rinzler ebook (01:12) b&w *** / *
    Some added footage, many sketches and unfinished effects; almost useless.
  • *Fin. Cut Luke Builds Light Saber Rinzler ebook (00:59) b&w *
    Useless, the same deleted scene available, finished and in color
  • *We Got The Power Rinzler ebook (01:44) ****
    Same as TC, but cheesy song… worst than the original - difficult to believe, uh?
  • *3PO Storytelling Rinzler ebook (02:12) ***
    Boring fixed camera version of the scene seen in the movie.
  • Strangling Jabba Rinzler ebook (00:53) ***
    Alternate take
  • Salacious Chewing On Threepio Rinzler ebook (00:39) ***
    Alternate take
  • *Vader Picks Up Emperor Cowl Falls Off Rinzler ebook (00:21) ***
    Alternate take
  • *Vader And Luke On Endor Rinzler ebook (01:14) ***
    Alternate take
  • Lapti Nek extended song laserdisc (02:48) **½
    Low quality 4:3, will not be good enough if cut to 2.35:1, even if enhanced; plus, if used, any CGI Lapti Nek should be removed…

TEST CLIPS AND SCREENSHOTS

  • Episode 1

“Complete Podrace Grid Sequence” NTSC DVD bicubic vs NTSC+PAL DVDs, cleaned, upscaled, grain plate - http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/191805

“The Air Taxi Sequence” NTSC+PAL DVDs, cleaned, upscaled, grain plate; Comparison: http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/191887; Test clip: https://fs06n2.sendspace.com/dl/51c0a7eb5cc191e003be1f34f09b7734/583976f827ad7a8a/d90hzt/EP1_deleted_scene_04.mkv x264 10mbps 1m03s 81MB (available until 2017-01-25)

“The Air Taxi Sequence” end + LD non-wiped shot; LD roughly upscaled, audio untouched - https://fs11n1.sendspace.com/dl/aabdea1c995e1d05c6e17682b5498ff0/583d3201350ad49d/0ba6c8/EP1_deleted_scene_04_.mkv x264 10mbps 20s 36MB (download link will expire on 2017-01-27)

Unused shot from the theatrical version, source rough LD cap, no audio - x264 10mpbs 4s 4MB (download link will expire on 2017-01-27) - https://fs13n5.sendspace.com/dl/dde5773428c32938c9bf74dd74c5d067/583d3add08fc454d/laoqe3/EP1_LD_shot4.avi

  • Episode 2

Two lines between Obi Wan and Anakin, from teaser 3, reinserted in the scene - https://vimeo.com/199012344

  • Episode 3

1st attempt; rope removal - https://vimeo.com/199000498

  • Episode 5

1st attempt; b&w colorization - https://vimeo.com/198782608

Darth Vader and Luke encounter is “enhanced”; used a pan & zoom take instead of a static take; taken from DVD menu - https://vimeo.com/196885681

Possible intro to add before the project files; used DVD menu and replaced parts covered with writings - https://fs12n2.sendspace.com/dl/ad268ab392e315236883ed3a62889dc3/58443d1d28493e0e/zumtj4/menu-test.avi-final-fixed.ts 24s 30MB (download link valid until 2017-02-02)

  • Episode 6 -

Different take of R2 and 3PO entering Jabba’s palace, taken from a BD behind the scenes - https://vimeo.com/199004980

1080p luma, film chroma + some lines of resolution gained; Comparison: http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/192337 - Test clip: https://fs07n2.sendspace.com/dl/abc07ac01893af13b2ffb3f89e293f56/583f6fd20ac5912d/9h5m7v/Combined-TEST3.m2ts


SOURCES

Movies:

  • EP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - “2004” HDTV broadcasts, AVC
  • EP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - “2004” DVDs
  • EP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - “2011” Blu-ray saga boxset
  • EP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - DTS Cinema tracks
  • EP 1 - Theatrical SDTV broadcast, MPEG-2
  • EP 1 - Theatrical JP NTSC laserdisc
  • EP 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - “2004” HDTV broadcasts, MPEG-2
  • EP 4. 5. 6 - Theatrical DVDs
  • EP 4, 5, 6 - “1997” SDTV broadcasts, MPEG-2
  • EP 4, 5, 6 - “2004” DVD original trilogy boxset
  • EP 4, 5, 6, 7 - “2011” HDTV broadcasts, MPEG-2
  • EP 7 - “2015” 3D Blu-ray (2D version)

Deleted/extended scenes

  • EP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - “2011” Blu-ray saga boxset
  • EP 1- Theatrical SDTV broadcast, MPEG-2
  • EP 1 - Theatrical JP NTSC laserdisc
  • EP 1, 2, 3 - “2004” DVDs
  • EP 4 - “Star Wars Revisited” by Adywan
  • EP 4, 5, 6 - “2004” DVD original trilogy boxset
  • EP 4, 5, 6 - Rinzler’s ebooks
  • EP 4, 5, 6 - “War of the Stars I & II” by The Man Behind The Mask
  • EP 7 - “2015” 3D Blu-ray
  • EP 7 - IMAX scene restored by AdyWan
  • trailers, teasers, documentaries from TV or web
  • all other possible sources

Guidelines to scene placement, audio change etc

  • EP 1, 2, 3 - ADigitalMan extended editions
  • EP 4 - benduwan ultimate cut
  • EP 4, 5, 6 - pittrek excerpts
  • EP 4, 5, 6, 7 - russian extended editions

SOME TECHNICAL INFO (in no particular order)

  • Still undecided which versions to use - theatrical? 1997? 2004? 2011? Probably 2004, as it has more scenes than theatrical ones; the most offending changes (Greedo shot, Anakin’s ghost etc) will be taken from theatrical, or 1997 version.
  • The BD levels will be scaled from 16-255 to 16-235, to be TV compliant.
  • 2004 MPEG-2 and AVC HDTV will be slightly cleaned and merged, to squeeze every possible detail.
  • Color correction: for the prequel, a slight depink (and maybe some contrast and/or brightness adjustment) will be done; for the original trilogy, still undecided what to do; for Episode 7, I will like to fix the teal&orange
  • For Episode 1 deleted scenes from DVD; I used both PAL and NTSC DVDs, to gain a bit of resolution, and a grandtotal of 12 horizontal lines - wow, we are talking about 1.5% more image here! (^^,) The PAL and NTSC were cleaned, carefully upscaled and aligned, overlaid, then the result image was slightly depinked.
  • For Episodes 2 and 3 deleted scenes from DVD, the same technique may be used; further testings needed
  • For Episode 1, few shots from theatrical version (LD/SDTV), not present on DVD or BD version, will be used.
  • Final release will be BD-25
  • Audio tracks will be in English for the whole extended movie, while I have yet to decide if add foreign tracks for the non-extended parts, and leave the extended part in English with subtitles, or add just the foreign subtitles.
  • Release time: I want to wait some time, to discover eventual deleted scenes not present in the reference link
  • Episode 1 DVD cleaned and upscaled scenes are almost ready (2 or 3 days); BD scenes should be prepared, but they will take not much time; encoding time will take a day; when the final project will be ready, it will take a week (at least) to torrent/upload it completely; my goal is to try to release it before this Xmas!
  • real 35mm grain plate will be added, to improve perceived resolution, and mask eventual residual source blocks

HELP NEEDED!

  • a really big fan who knows anything about Star Wars, and, of course, released video - all the original DVDs and BDs are mandatory; more knowledge on video material like laserdiscs, VHS, TV and web documentaries, trailers, teasers etc. is really welcome; he will help to find out as many deleted scenes as possible - even the two seconds long ones hidden in some trailer! found, benduwan; also, pittrek and darth_ender help a lot!!!
  • a good audio editor, to repair or replace audio tracks when needed found, MWilson!
  • someone crazy enough to colorize short b&w shots by hand…
  • further help is welcome as well!

NOTES

UPDATES:

  • 2016-11-28: added EP2 test clip from teaser #3
  • 2016-11-29: added EP1 test clip “the air taxi sequence”
  • 2016-12-01: added short shots found on trailers, teasers, TV spots, commercials
  • 2016-12-03: finished to rate any scene/shot I have available; added new footage from unknown sources
  • 2016-12-03: added EP3 test clip from videogame
  • 2016-12-04: added EP5 test clip for a possible intro for the project
  • 2016-12-04: added EP5 test clip of Darth Vader and Luke encounter “enhanced”
  • 2016-12-15: a lot of tests are taking places during these days…
  • 2016-12-16: “special thanks” updated
  • 2017-01-05: “Bail Organa” restored; all EP1 DVD scenes restored; added Rogue One
  • 2017-01-11: few test clips added or replaced

ABOUT SCENE TECHNICAL QUALITY:

  • ***** perfect, could be used “as is”
  • **** requires minimal clean and/or color correction
  • *** could be cleaned but requires good skills
  • ** poor quality, difficult to clean
  • * useless for any reason / audio should be replaced

ABOUT SCENE TIME:

  • Time is noted as (MM:SS:FF) or (MM:SS), where MM are minutes, SS seconds, FF frames

SPECIAL THANKS:

  • benduwan - general “deleted scene” guru, his help is incredible!
  • pittrek - deleted scene provider, as well as guidelines to put them in the right place
  • darth_ender - for guidelines and ideas for reinsert deleted scene back in the movies
  • MWilson - our audio editor; he’s trying to colorize the b&w scenes as well
  • DoomBot - provided NTSC deleted scenes and DVD menus
  • Adywan - for “Star Wars Revisited”, and EP 7 IMAX scene
  • The Man Behind The Mask - for “War of the Stars I & II”
  • ADigitalMan - EP 1 2 3 extended editions; used as guidelines and inspiration
  • martokc - EP 4 5 6 7 extended editions; used as guidelines and inspiration
  • Swift S. Lawliet - for the martokc editions tip
  • have I forgot someone, or something?!?

REFERENCES:
Star Wars deleted scenes * database *
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-deleted-and-extended-scenes-database/id/51879
Star Wars 97SE in HD using super resolution & more
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-97SE-in-HD-using-super-resolution-and-more/id/17781
Star Wars: SDTV & HDTV digital broadcast * database *
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-SDTV-and-HDTV-digital-broadcast-database/id/17744
Star Wars Experiments - Vimeo channel with test clips and more
https://vimeo.com/channels/starwarsexperiments

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If the point is to extend the movies as much as possible though, the DVD and blu-ray versions are the longest incarnations of the movies with additions like the Jabba scene and new FX sequences. I would think we’re not too concerned about artistic integrity as most of these scenes were cut for a reason in the first place.

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The BD has better quality, and it will be used as main source; others only if/when needed; even if it’s true that OT scenes are “rough” and would stay better with the theatrical version, this project aims to incorporate as many scenes as possible, so I’ll use BD version as main source - it’s a fan edit, after all, not a preservation… still don’t know how good the final result could be; maybe it will lead the project to be split in two, one with the best possible quality (so it’s implicit some scenes will be discarded), and the other with all the scenes… “the more, the merrier” (^^,)

Updates:

  • EP1 DVD deleted scenes clean and upscale task is almost done - just extended pod race grid should be encoded.
  • Tested EP2 shot present in the teaser #3, incorporated into the proper scene; video is cleaned, upscaled, and a rough color correction is done; audio is “surrondized” to be 5.1, but, apart this, is untouched (needs correction, though); test clip: https://fs02n3.sendspace.com/dl/7ebc87526146b4b2a86789d5ba3cb21b/583c7daf5badb6f6/0t31z8/test1b_.mkv (download link valid until 2017-01-26) - I think that, once properly corrected, it * may * work! *** OPINIONS NEEDED! ***

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^…^ said:

The BD has better quality, and it will be used as main source; others only if/when needed; even if it’s true that OT scenes are “rough” and would stay better with the theatrical version, this project aims to incorporate as many scenes as possible, so I’ll use BD version as main source - it’s a fan edit, after all, not a preservation… still don’t know how good the final result could be; maybe it will lead the project to be split in two, one with the best possible quality (so it’s implicit some scenes will be discarded), and the other with all the scenes… “the more, the merrier” (^^,)

Updates:

  • EP1 DVD deleted scenes clean and upscale task is almost done - just extended pod race grid should be encoded.
  • Tested EP2 shot present in the teaser #3, incorporated into the proper scene; video is cleaned, upscaled, and a rough color correction is done; audio is “surrondized” to be 5.1, but, apart this, is untouched (needs correction, though); test clip: https://fs02n3.sendspace.com/dl/7ebc87526146b4b2a86789d5ba3cb21b/583c7daf5badb6f6/0t31z8/test1b_.mkv (download link valid until 2017-01-26) - I think that, once properly corrected, it * may * work! *** OPINIONS NEEDED! ***

i like the longest one with every missing frame in the movie!

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Thanks to everyone; any advice is appreciated!

Updates:

  • DVD extended scene 4 “The Air Taxi sequence” was actually inserted in the DVD (HDTV/BD) and so I thought it’s useless, BUT… there are few seconds more at the end… what if I take the following shot from LD (which is the non-faded version of the one found on DVD etc.) and attach it at the end? I will “gain” two or three seconds… not much, but, following the mission of this project, it could work! Test clip (download link will expire on 2017-01-27): https://fs11n1.sendspace.com/dl/aabdea1c995e1d05c6e17682b5498ff0/583d3201350ad49d/0ba6c8/EP1_deleted_scene_04_.mkv - just a rough cut, LD is just simply upscaled and not cleaned at all, done just to see if it could work; it seems so! ** OPINIONS, OPINIONS! **
  • now I have an LD shot, unused, that was on the theatrical cut only; OK, only 4 seconds included the wipe, but it’s still a nice shot: https://fs13n5.sendspace.com/dl/dde5773428c32938c9bf74dd74c5d067/583d3add08fc454d/laoqe3/EP1_LD_shot4.avi (download link will expire on 2017-01-27) - rough, first part of the wipe could obviously be replaced with the needed one; music missing. ** SHOULD I PUT IN THIS, TOO? **
  • first post updated with these, and previous, clips and info

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^…^ said:

Thanks to everyone; any advice is appreciated!

Updates:

  • DVD extended scene 4 “The Air Taxi sequence” was actually inserted in the DVD (HDTV/BD) and so I thought it’s useless, BUT… there are few seconds more at the end… what if I take the following shot from LD (which is the non-faded version of the one found on DVD etc.) and attach it at the end? I will “gain” two or three seconds… not much, but, following the mission of this project, it could work! Test clip (download link will expire on 2017-01-27): https://fs11n1.sendspace.com/dl/aabdea1c995e1d05c6e17682b5498ff0/583d3201350ad49d/0ba6c8/EP1_deleted_scene_04_.mkv - just a rough cut, LD is just simply upscaled and not cleaned at all, done just to see if it could work; it seems so! ** OPINIONS, OPINIONS! **
  • now I have an LD shot, unused, that was on the theatrical cut only; OK, only 4 seconds included the wipe, but it’s still a nice shot: https://fs13n5.sendspace.com/dl/dde5773428c32938c9bf74dd74c5d067/583d3add08fc454d/laoqe3/EP1_LD_shot4.avi (download link will expire on 2017-01-27) - rough, first part of the wipe could obviously be replaced with the needed one; music missing. ** SHOULD I PUT IN THIS, TOO? **
  • first post updated with these, and previous, clips and info

put in,put in,all what you find.
i like to see all of the missing scenes.i don´t care the quality.
thanks

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Maybe a * raw * edition - with every scene left untouched (apart unfinished/animatics ones) could be surely done, but I don’t see the point to release it, at least in HD though, taken in account the low quality of many scenes… maybe just for fun, but I don’t think anybody will waste time and hard disk space to download 150+GB of almost-all-parts-are-HD-apart-added-deleted-scene fan edits…

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^…^ said:

Maybe a * raw * edition - with every scene left untouched (apart unfinished/animatics ones) could be surely done, but I don’t see the point to release it, at least in HD though, taken in account the low quality of many scenes… maybe just for fun, but I don’t think anybody will waste time and hard disk space to download 150+GB of almost-all-parts-are-HD-apart-added-deleted-scene fan edits…

make 720p.it´s less the 150gb 😃

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MWilson said:

Hi! First post. I would be more than happy to colorize the deleted scenes from V and VI. (When Applicable)

Welcome aboard! Yep, it will be a HUGE help to the project!

I want also to thank benduwan; he let me discover the rarest deleted/extended scenes and shots ever seen (or unseen?) before!

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MWilson said:

Hi! First post. I would be more than happy to colorize the deleted scenes from V and VI. (When Applicable)

Welcome aboard! Yep, it will be a HUGE help to the project!

I want also to thank benduwan; he let me discover the rarest deleted/extended scenes and shots ever seen (or unseen?) before!

no problem.i´m happy i could help.what you do is a long time dream for me.
thank you very much.

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MWilson said:

Hi! First post. I would be more than happy to colorize the deleted scenes from V and VI. (When Applicable)

whats with ep IV? i´d like to see the cantina scene colorize…

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^…^ said:

Thanks to everyone; any advice is appreciated!

Updates:

  • DVD extended scene 4 “The Air Taxi sequence” was actually inserted in the DVD (HDTV/BD) and so I thought it’s useless, BUT… there are few seconds more at the end… what if I take the following shot from LD (which is the non-faded version of the one found on DVD etc.) and attach it at the end? I will “gain” two or three seconds… not much, but, following the mission of this project, it could work! Test clip (download link will expire on 2017-01-27): https://fs11n1.sendspace.com/dl/aabdea1c995e1d05c6e17682b5498ff0/583d3201350ad49d/0ba6c8/EP1_deleted_scene_04_.mkv - just a rough cut, LD is just simply upscaled and not cleaned at all, done just to see if it could work; it seems so! ** OPINIONS, OPINIONS! **
  • now I have an LD shot, unused, that was on the theatrical cut only; OK, only 4 seconds included the wipe, but it’s still a nice shot: https://fs13n5.sendspace.com/dl/dde5773428c32938c9bf74dd74c5d067/583d3add08fc454d/laoqe3/EP1_LD_shot4.avi (download link will expire on 2017-01-27) - rough, first part of the wipe could obviously be replaced with the needed one; music missing. ** SHOULD I PUT IN THIS, TOO? **
  • first post updated with these, and previous, clips and info

put in,put in,all what you find.
i like to see all of the missing scenes.i don´t care the quality.
thanks

I echo this. I’ve got a fascination with deleted scenes and would love to see everything inserted. I’ve even got a collection of obscure clips (not full scenes) you could add if you’re interested.

The ROTJ collaborative thread is a wealth of ideas, both on how to edit Return of the Jedi, as well as how to collaborate in an edit.

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MWilson said:

Hi! First post. I would be more than happy to colorize the deleted scenes from V and VI. (When Applicable)

whats with ep IV? i´d like to see the cantina scene colorize…

Whatever is necessary.

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MWilson said:

Hi! First post. I would be more than happy to colorize the deleted scenes from V and VI. (When Applicable)

Welcome aboard! Yep, it will be a HUGE help to the project!

I want also to thank benduwan; he let me discover the rarest deleted/extended scenes and shots ever seen (or unseen?) before!

Oh, didn’t see this. Wondering if he got some of these from me. He was really interested in my project.

The ROTJ collaborative thread is a wealth of ideas, both on how to edit Return of the Jedi, as well as how to collaborate in an edit.

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Any chance once all the clips are collected, cleaned, and or colorized, could be all put together in one file and uploaded some where?

thanks

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MWilson said:

Hi! First post. I would be more than happy to colorize the deleted scenes from V and VI. (When Applicable)

Do you have an efficient method for doing so? As I understand it, it takes entire studios to do this sort of thing.

Thanks

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littlev87 said:

MWilson said:

Hi! First post. I would be more than happy to colorize the deleted scenes from V and VI. (When Applicable)

Do you have an efficient method for doing so? As I understand it, it takes entire studios to do this sort of thing.

Thanks

Sure do, I use avisynth scripts to start and then I adjust and correct with photoshop.

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darth_ender said:

^…^ said:

MWilson said:

Hi! First post. I would be more than happy to colorize the deleted scenes from V and VI. (When Applicable)

Welcome aboard! Yep, it will be a HUGE help to the project!

I want also to thank benduwan; he let me discover the rarest deleted/extended scenes and shots ever seen (or unseen?) before!

Oh, didn’t see this. Wondering if he got some of these from me. He was really interested in my project.

hi darth.
i´m sorry to say that your collection not have the scenes i found on many other releases.
by the way,you do a god job and you´re welcome to help find more scenes not used in the movie.
andrea has ask for help,but i haven´t the time for search,because i move in january,so i send him all i have found.
regards

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MWilson said:

littlev87 said:

MWilson said:

Hi! First post. I would be more than happy to colorize the deleted scenes from V and VI. (When Applicable)

Do you have an efficient method for doing so? As I understand it, it takes entire studios to do this sort of thing.

Thanks

Sure do, I use avisynth scripts to start and then I adjust and correct with photoshop.

Can you do a small test of this, I’m really interested in what is possible? Maybe a scene of the deleted rebel pilots from jedi or the extended han leia kiss from empire?

Thanks

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