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#1097561
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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The Battle of Hoth was amazing and Cloud City looks gorgeous. Awesome work Ady. I was really impressed by how invisible and seamless most of the edits were, after a while I stopped looking for changes and just got sucked into the movie.

My only quibble is the Red Bacta since it contradicts Rogue One and Clone Wars but I’ll live with it (or make my own version).

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#1086193
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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Extended Edition
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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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#1085699
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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Extended Edition
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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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#1085649
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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Extended Edition
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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.

You are correct!

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#1085440
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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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#1082832
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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I absolutely love this. I agree that if there’s a way to keep the full music without the slow motion it would be preferable though

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#1078426
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The Force Awakens - Ridley's Edit
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DigMod said:

Sir Ridley said:
x Remove Kylo calling Darth Vader “grandfather”

I went back and forth on this one in my own edit for a long time. I ultimately left it in, but you’re convincing me that this may be a good cut.

Excited to see your vision, especially your desert Force vision 😃

I’m not sure why you would cut this personally.

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#1077940
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Star Wars 77 six track mix with mono changes?
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Thanks for the response hairy_hen. I found a 97 mix synced to the GOUT that has the 70mm spliced in a few places to cover up SE changes. It’s not perfect but it does include most of the changes I’m looking for so I might just use that for now.

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#1077530
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Star Wars 77 six track mix with mono changes?
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True, but even the Purist version has plenty of editing changes that would effect the sound, like the battle of Yavin being mostly re-edited. I think that would be very hard to GOUT sync.

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#1077521
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Star Wars 77 six track mix with mono changes?
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Is this something that exists? I know purists will declare it heresy. I love hairy_hen’s recreation of the six track mix, but I just miss some of the mono changes like the tractor beam line and “open the blast doors”. It wouldn’t be faithful to the original theatrical experience, true, but It’s something I’d like to see nonetheless.

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#1077203
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Neverar's Star Wars Technicolor Recreation
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That’s fair, but conversely, I thought a goal of this version was also to give people a tool to create “custom” hybrid versions between it and Harmy’s eventual 3.0 edit. Reversions like the jump cut and the sabers make that harder to do if someone prefers the recomposited blu-ray versions. If it’s just a color correction baseline for Harmy, why work on the SE scenes (Mos Eisley entrance, etc.) at all?

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#1077153
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The Saturday Morning Prequel Trilogy
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If you could get a really good Ewan McGregor impersonator:

Anakin: "Are you coming master?

Obi-Wan: “Oh no, I have to get to class. Those younglings aren’t going to teach themselves the history of the Order. Besides, somebody needs to be their poster boy.”

Etc.

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#1077115
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The Saturday Morning Prequel Trilogy
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I just hate narrative changes that rely entirely on subtext like this. It’s obvious that if the films were being made from scratch with this intention, there’d be some reference in the film itself to Obi-Wan teaching classes of younglings either in dialogue or on screen. It feels too much like a “hack” and only holds together if you force the interpretation through opening crawl text, which feels inelegant.

Also, is the audience expected to believe that Anakin went out like a punk to a youngling when he’s supposedly a hero of the clone war and one of the greatest warriors in the Galaxy? I don’t know how I feel about that…

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#1077065
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The Saturday Morning Prequel Trilogy
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My whole beef with “preserving the twist” is that we never see Obi-Wan training any other pupils in the PT. Even if we did, when he tells Luke that Darth Vader was a pupil of his that fell to the dark side, who could he be talking about except the pupil we followed for three movies that obviously at least flirted with darkness?

What’s more reasonable to assume, that he had another pupil we never saw or heard him mention that also happened to fall to the dark side, or that he’s lying about it?

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#1076929
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The Semi-Specialized Star Wars you never wanted to see
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The door on the pod C3PO and R2 come out of flashes rainbow colors.
Yoda in ESB and ROTJ is replaced with The Phantom Menace puppet version.
Boba Fett’s voice is replaced with Daniel Logan’s
Jake LLoyd replaces Sebastian Shaw
All of Darth Vader’s dialogue is changed to “No”.

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#1075978
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Rogue One: The Battle of Scarif Fanedit
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I think what you’re missing Malastrana, is that a movie with good and bad aspects, minus the bad aspects, doesn’t necessarily equal a better movie.

Even if something is “bad” or isn’t well executed, it’s sometimes necessary to support the story.

It’s like if you held up a bridge on poor-quality support beams. The beams are bad, but if you just take them out without replacing them, the bridge collapses.

This is something a lot of fan edits (even my prequel edits) struggle with. I enjoyed aspects of this edit but I felt like without any context for the characters, the edit doesn’t work, even if the context wasn’t executed well in the original film.

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