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#1088988
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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I haven’t been updated throughly on the 1400 pages here, but there is a pretty damn good Wampa full-body costume on sale here in Norway in my local antique, movie-geek store.

When The Empire Strikes Back Hoth Battle scenes were shot here in Norway, it created Star Wars fuzz here as well. That resulted in the making of a lot of costumes for the Wampa to sell as merchandise upon the films release, called the “Norwegian Wampa” and some simply “The Wampa”. There are a lot of them still around.

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#1073977
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 **REVISITED** ADYWAN **720p HD version coming after ROTJ:R*
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I love how everyone makes up their own stories and reasons as to why the ANH saber fight doesn’t look like shit - when it does, and the only reason is because they were limited to the extent they had to do slow movements close to eachother to not destroy the props and/or the glowing effect.

It had nothing to do with “Vader is being restricted because his last fight didn’t go so well”. Or “Vader is testing his ground”. They were simply restricted; end of story.

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ANDREAS presents: Star Wars - Episode I - The Ancient Lore [Remade]
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IsanRido said:

You’re making the underwater city the actual sanctuary? It’s great to see that finally implemented in an edit. It always bothered the so called “safer place” where Gungans took refuge was nearer to the invaded zone, and in broad daylight. Reminds me of that Scorpion King movie where a bunch of people was “hidden” in a plainly visible oasis, and were like “you people are bringing the enemy” when the zeroes arrived there.

Yes. And as you said; this removes the horrible, illogical movement that is their entire race moving up to the battle-infested grounds.

Now, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan gets down there with Jar-Jar, is introduced to Boss Nass, in which Obi-Wan persuade General Nass to team with the Naboo. Thereafter, in the next scene, the Gungans have come to the top - but now, not for it being the sanctuary, but for meeting with the Queen and her people.

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#1071467
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ANDREAS presents: Star Wars - Episode I - The Ancient Lore [Remade]
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snooker said:

I love all of these drastic edits that people are starting to do! Everything that one could do to keep the story relatively intact and cut all of the fluff has already been done, so these types of edits are all that are left. My only minor complaint is the title, “The Ancient Lore” doesn’t give off a Star Wars-y vibe to me.

This edit is especially interesting, can’t wait!

Yes, there is not much left to do than these re-imaginings of sorts. But I didn’t start the edit back in 2013 because I wanted it to be different; it was because I saw endless possibilities to re-create the movie into something way, way better (IMO). And that just made my brain go into crazy mode! I mean, come on; what more cool than to make your childhood memory into something even better, especially when that childhood memory is a movie mostly despised by the audience you seek to show it to?

Not often do you get such an idea and then get the chance to do it, so I definitely just had to!

As for the title, although I’ve received a lot of praise for it through the years, I can absolutely believe people are just as liking to it as there are people who are not. The best and/or worst part of being a Star Wars fan, is that we’re so universally focused on certain aspects that are not really that important. And that makes us the best fans ever!

Thank you for your kind words and encouragement, and I hope you’ll find something much more enjoyable in my version of TPM than what you originally got.

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ANDREAS presents: Star Wars - Episode I - The Ancient Lore [Remade]
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STAR WARS: EPISODE I - THE ANCIENT LORE

This edit has been going on for four years, started over at fanedit.org. Thought it’d be time to introduce it over here as well.

Moving on from my Harry Potter Revisited franchise, It’s time to rework one of my other childhood memories. For those who know me by now, you know I don’t do with only editing pace or lines or cutting. I really want to change everything that I feel doesn’t work in a storytelling sense, be that creating new scenes, languages or even incorporating non-canon story elements.

This Phantom Menace will not resemble anything close to what you have seen before - and is not meant to it. There is a completely new narrative, and with that a completely new beginning, middle and an end to this version of George Lucas’s prequel trilogy. This version of Episode I is what I think Episode I should be, with the material at hand.

[1.] OUTLINE

Episode I is the best-looking of the three prequels, with a lot of devotion put into them from both the crew, actors as well as the director himself before he went all ludacris on digital moviemaking. It is also the most dull of the three prequels, with little to no character motivation or even plot explanation.

I even think half of the people that have seen the movie probably still don’t understand its plot, nor importance in the prequel trilogy. Is that a problem? Heck yes…

[2.] THE GENERAL CHANGELIST

  • Movie completely re-graded to resemble a less childish palette, and more of a mature and darker picture.
  • There are many new visual effects, and many alterations to both audio (voice and alien language) as well as music and sound effects.
  • Appearances of Lord Sidious will have his hologram face hidden. His one real-life appearance with Maul is dubbed, as well as his voice altered and new plot points given throughout.
  • The Nemodians (Nute Gunray & Co.) now speak in foreign Alien language, to give of new and menacing voices, as well as completely new plot points for the story.
  • The Purple saber of Mace Windu will be removed in my trilogy, and given to Qui-Gon. It makes him more important, and fits his rogue style as he choses not to be on the Jedi Council. Mace Windu will get green.
  • Jar-Jar Binks has a new voice.
  • Battle Droids has a new voice.
  • Jar-Jar Binks will serve as comic relief, although appearances or voice from him that diminish an important character or story moment, will be removed or decreased.
  • Qui-Gon is the main character of the story. Obi-Wan and Anakin are sidecharacters that will get to shine a little bit throughout, but are part of a bigger puzzle to occur in the later entries of the trilogy.
  • Story narrative completely altered. The beginning of the movie in the Trade Federation Ship now takes place in the middle of the movie, and the story now starts with a Space chase, Naboo and the saving of the Queen.

[3.] PLOT EXPLANATION

The Nemodians have gathered political supporters, systems, planets - and most importantly - technology and intelligence - through the co-operation with Palpatine, aka. Lord Sidious, for years. Naboo is the movie’s target for invasion, because this is where Palpatine sees fit to create his Clone Army. Naboo has everything they need - the huge space travel gap between them and the Republic, and all the resources needed. But this plot is not known to anyone but the Nemodians and Palpatine himself, which is something they only discuss in great secrecy.

It is not before the defeat of The Trade Federation (the separtists) on the Planet of Naboo, that Sheev Palpatine realizes his recklessness and executes his plans far beyond the reach of the Republic, in the dark corner of the galaxy on the planet of Kaminoo, with the help of corrupted Master Syfo-Dius and Count Dooku - plotting for even more years to come - which is what leads into Attack of the Clones.

HOW TO: Some of these plot points are learned throughout the new Opening Crawl, and the rest told through dialogue or interpretation of new and/or existing scenes.

[4.] PREVIEW CLIPS (both finished once, and unfinished once)

SITH LORDS ON TATOOINE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=89&v=ElzRNYkrn7o
EXTENDED TATOOINE BATTLE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJEKjGAyHjg
FATHERLY TIES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXSldN2x_Ag

UNFINISHED PREVIEW OF CERTAIN KEY SCENES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH7wznxvDVI

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#1065362
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The Force Awakens: Official Review Thread - ** SPOILERS **
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Anjohan said:

THE SAME SCRIPT AWAKENS

EXT. SPACE, 30 YEARS AFTER ROTJ
Rey is Luke. Finn is funny. Poe should be dead, but I liked Oscar Isaac - we’ll keep him.

It’s the same plot as A NEW HOPE, but with Han as Old Ben - the mentor figure. Rey lives on Tatooi- Jakku, a desert planet, and her father is Anaki- Uhm, Obi-Wan, but we’ll keep that info until EP 8. There is a new deathstar, but BIG DUFFERENCE: it is much more enormouser!!! Gigantic!

The new villain is unsure yet, but I might have to write him himself… bleh, boooring! I’ll ask George for ideas on this one!

The movie ends pretty much the same way as ANH, but I WANT BIG LIGHTSABER FIGHT IN END! I WANT THE MOVIE TO FEEL NEW!!

I found J.J’s first script draft while traveling through Disneyland yesterday. It was inside his car. I broke into it.

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#1065361
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The Force Awakens: Official Review Thread - ** SPOILERS **
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THE SAME SCRIPT AWAKENS

EXT. SPACE, 30 YEARS AFTER ROTJ
Rey is Luke. Finn is funny. Poe should be dead, but I liked Oscar Isaac - we’ll keep him.

It’s the same plot as A NEW HOPE, but with Han as Old Ben - the mentor figure. Rey lives on Tatooi- Jakku, a desert planet, and her father is Anaki- Uhm, Obi-Wan, but we’ll keep that info until EP 8. There is a new deathstar, but BIG DUFFERENCE: it is much more enormouser!!! Gigantic!

The new villain is unsure yet, but I might have to write him myself… booting! I might ask George for ideas!

The movie ends pretty much the same way as ANH, but I WANT BIG LIGHTSABER FIGHT IN END! I WANT THE MOVIE TO FEEL NEW!!

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The Force Awakens: Official Review Thread - ** SPOILERS **
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Alderaan said:

7 of the last 10 reviews on IMDB:

  1. “The Worst of the Very Worst, Should be Forbidden”
  2. “This Movie Is Stupid”
  3. “Leaves A Lot To Be Desired”
  4. “The Fart Awakens And Stinks up The Galaxy Far Far Away”
  5. “So bad I had to create a review account”
  6. “Imagine if someone gave you money for presenting someone else’s work/script/idea”
  7. “Not terrible, not great either”

Which one is your favorite?

Ahhh, lovely to see the brutal honesty from fans! My favorite would have to be nr. 6. It’s just too harshly true to be avoided.

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The Force Awakens: Official Review Thread - ** SPOILERS **
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Dirge said:

John Doom said:

darthrush said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

So after watching this again, I’m wondering if the ending would have been better had Fin died. Probably not a popular opinion, but it would have been a powerful event for his character, and I’m struggling to think of what kind of unique role he could play in the rest of the trilogy. His arc seems kind of complete already.

Not a crazy proposition. This thought has crossed my mind many times since I first saw it.

I thought that too, but it’s partly for another reason: I know this is very unpopular, but I think Finn’s role in the movie feels, unfortunately, expandable. If you look at what he does in TFA, the only two things which move the plot forward are saving Poe (another hit-and-miss character, especially since he wasn’t originally supposed to come back in the third part of the movie) and helping Han find the panel to lower Starkiller’s shields. That’s it. The writers even struggled to make him relevant in the final duel, making Ben use the force to make Rey unconscious (he doesn’t do it anymore later) so Finn could fight him alone.
They could’ve switched him with another character and it still wouldn’t have really affected the plot, which I think is unfortunate: being a former stormtrooper, he could’ve been the best character in the movie, especially if they fleshed out more his internal conflicts. As he is now in TFA, he could’ve died and it would’ve still been alright, bacause he feels expendable (to me, at least).

The problem with Finn is that he’s really just a former stormtrooper-ino (in name only). Really, he acts nothing like an ex-stormtrooper. He’s just some dude (just a likeable goof who bumbles his way through the film). Which is indeed unfortunate because a former stormtrooper as a character has a lot of potential for exploration and development. But Finn’s lack of depth really is just a symptom of the bigger problem. Which is the disappointing reality that The Force Awakens is actually a pretty shallow movie. Mostly, it’s just your typical mediocre Hollywood Sci-Fi action film with only the trappings from the original Star Wars trilogy to raise it’s profile. It’s not that it was horrible (they did manage to avoid the overt stupidity of the prequels), but the film played it too safe (mostly consisting of a steady procession of OT characters/vehicles/themes that would conveniently pop up between/during the many action scenes…"Oooo, look! It’s the Millennium Falcon! pause for applause…Oh, and there’s Han Solo! pause for applause…And look there! Another Death Star…but BIGGER! crickets chirping).

Now the film wasn’t WHOLLY inadequate. There were a few decent parts too. For instance, I mostly liked what they did with Kylo Ren. But then all the time they spent developing his character is wasted when he eventually comes across Rey and her whole waltzing through the movie doing her “anything you can do, I can do better” routine. I mean, really…You’re going to have the obligatory lightsaber duel in the finale feature three characters, only one of which has any training with an actual lightsaber (and he still loses because, you know, there’s this certain protagonist that happens to be naturally great at just about everything…on demand). I guess J.J. knew he wasn’t going to be around for the following films. So, he wanted to have the payoff for her character at the end of this first film (but it just seems all too easy and unearned).

Unfortunately, the Force Awakens has taken most of the wind out the sails of my anticipation for Episode VIII.

But whatever…At least Rogue One was really good.

+1. Except for Rogue One. I didn’t care for anyone but the droid, and the blind guy. A sad thing to admit, but it’s true. It was the only time I got emotional through the entirety of the film. I don’t even have the impression that Jyn Erso was the main character.

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Should the Prequels be more included into the franchise going forward?
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Hal 9000 said:

I would prefer the prequels be referenced occasionally, though not in a way that would dredge up any of their continuity issues with the original trilogy. For example, no references to Qui-Gon as Obi-Wan’s master, since in the OT it was Yoda who trained him. Featuring Bail Organa as played by Jimmy Smitts is perfectly fine, being a character referenced in the OT and nothing about his prequel portrayal strains this. I’d rather not reference Threepio being built by Anakin.
Y’know, reference and include the prequels to whatever degree is appropriate, but I’d avoid anything that wouldn’t read well if one hadn’t seen them.

+1.
This is my thoughts, exactly.

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The Force Awakens: Official Review Thread - ** SPOILERS **
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TV’s Frink said:

Anjohan said:

boring main characters

¯\ _(ツ)_/¯

I just didn’t find Finn FindMyIphone, Rey the Grey and Pope Damyian to be interesting new additions.

Rey is Luke V2; from a desert planet with unclear family relations, Finn is boring and used for comic, and Poe is not in it much and frankly could be dead.

SNOKE is imposing, but we’ve already seen the Mastermind in a hologram thing before in EP 5.

HAN SOLO is cool because of the OT, and have some funny lines.

MAZ KANATA is orange “dont-underestimate-my-size” Yoda.

KYLO REY is new and cool.

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