As someone who has both directed and edited professionally, I will say those kinds of errors on bigger shoots are both easy to make and a pain to deal with in post. It’s not “poor filmmaking” it’s just an simple mistake.
I may be in the minority, but I much prefer the special edition version of that moment; not that the original is bad.
I already knew about the flipped shots of Boba Fett.
I think that makes you king of the internet.
I don’t have a picture of this right now, but after Vader throws the emperor down the shaft, it’s pretty obvious his hand is underneath his too-long sleeve. You can even see his wrist is bent. It’s a small thing, but one that bugs me every time I watch the movie.
These ideas seem to be going way beyond what Ady’s goals are.
There are now dozen of people that sell the Despecialized Edition, see what Google founds:
You’ll find eBayers, YouTubers, iOfferers…
I actually had to take a moment to breathe and chill out a bit after looking through those results. Wtf people?? The fact that the vast majority of people seem to think eBay is where to get them, how did this happen?
Yeah we’ve been hung up on that guy for a while on the other thread. Trying to figure out solutions to these kinds of problems.
And here: http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Dealing-with-People-Selling-Fan-Projects/id/56133
Looks fantastic ron!
I think just giving them the cantina treatment and adding some facial expression could do a lot for the palace puppets.
Wasn’t there an edit that moved the Obi-Wan convo to Endor before Luke turns himself in? I remember that working really well as the environments are similar and it narratively makes more sense for it to be there.
Not that I’m in favor of reordering at all, but the obi wan and dagobah scenes aren’t exactly a linked package; it’s been done well before.
Not really worth “restoring” or enhancing VHS. I think it’s cool to have the transfer for nostalgic preservation purposes but beyond that, there are much much much better sources out there for restoration that are being worked on currently.
I would argue that ESB is the ONLY film in the original trilogy in which the protagonist actually does undergo major character development. In the other films it’s other characters that undergo major change, Han in SW and Vader in ROTJ. Luke undergoes some change in those films, but nothing I’d call major.
I know the feeling. I am finally starting to get to (but am not quite at) the point where I feel like I can watch the film again. Aside from the constant color critiques that pop into your head, even just knowing precisely what shot follows exactly which shot (even small, non-iconic ones) is enough to kind of ruin the fun in my opinion, as my mind would kind of go to the next shot instead of focusing on what was on the screen. And there was a time where I could have been given every individual shot and assembled them in order without reference.
But glancing at it recently, I’m finally at the point where I would not be able to assemble it like that. Even some short scenes I was slightly off about the order of! Road to recovery…
I think all of us who’ve taken a crack at grading the film know this struggle lol
I have to force myself to try and let my mind go blank watching it otherwise I’m just thinking too much about minute details.
Just watched it. I wish I had something eloquent and well thought out to say. But all I can say is wow. Almost 10 years worth of work and it definitely shows. This is a beautiful work of art. I actually teared up quite a bit at the Revisited Credits and the dedication to your mum and dad. This is from now on my definitive ESB.
You people crack me up. You F* around with copyrighted material then you cry when you see people selling the s*! Just stop, ok you make yourselves look stupid. Maybe if you made the “free” versions easier to get the masses out there would not resort to paying for them. Not to mention it might not be wise to keep brining undo attention to this site as well. I had no problem getting these but to your average non computer person its a pretty difficult task.
Because “f*ing around with copyrighted material” is not a crime. We own the movies, we can do with them what we please, so long as it is for personal use. It is, however, a crime to sell duplicates of that copyrighted material, altered or not. And we “cry” about it because it’s actually a pretty serious issue, as we haven’t had issues with Disney or Lucasfilm primarily because nobody is making money and they don’t see us as a threat. It was just slightly annoying when it was only a couple people here and there selling these on ebay, but the number of people selling these on ebay and other sites is growing astronomically to the point where it will likely soon draw the attention of Lucasfilm Legal and not in a good way, as they will see their actions as a reflection of us on the forum. Now are you done acting like a jerk? Can you provide something productive to the conversation instead of annoyingly complaining about how annoying we are? If not, kindly go away.
It’s currently downloading. Unfortunately I won’t have time to watch it till tomorrow 😦
On a side note, I kind of love that the barebones movie files come out before the full-on dvd and bluray files. Like a normal movie release, first you see just the movie at the theater, then later you can get all the special features and whatnot on the home video release.
So how’s the Wampa coming?
I’m so pumped! How many years in the making is this now, Ady? It’s hard for me to remember a time before I was looking forward to this.
I’m glad all your hard work and dedication has paid off 😃
Don’t yell at me but are there any updates on this?
Sorry I was just missing jedimasterobiwan’s presence for a minute there.
Don’t you be teasing us Ady! I don’t think my heart could take it!
Pot is legal where I live so I’m very confused lol
The G said:
And now there’s a website?!?
a quick whois will likely show a few details - I imagine the hosts’ terms and conditions may be violated by this person(s) selling stuff like this… (and GoDaddy may not like to feel the wrath of Disney/Lucasfilm getting in contact) - and then handing over files to help ascertain just who is behind it…)
Looks like they registered through DomainsByProxy to keep their information hidden. I wonder why they think they would want to keep themselves hidden… \s
Should we start a dedicated thread for this sort of thing instead of polluting this one?
A whole section would be more appropriate for this.
How we gonna deal with these people? https://ldsentertainment.com/ They seem to be multiplying daily.
Taking the topic away from the Despecialized thread.
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He has a contact page on the site:
I say we just overload him with messages. Maybe mail some excrement to his P.O. box.
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