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#1140182
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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If there’s going to be a V2.1, it would be cool if you guys could get the “any word from the republic?” line during the briefing scene working. It’s a little weird that it’s not acknowledged.

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#1138186
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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I prefer the Snoke music to the other music tbh. I think it transitions into the next scene quite nicely and it doesn’t kill the momentum for me.

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#1136416
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Hal 9000 said:

It’s subjective, of course, but that line doesn’t really work for me. Feels off in delivery and wording.

Fair enough, but I think there needs to be some acknowledgement there that the republic is taken care of. The way your current version launches right into talk of firing at the resistance feels too quick, there’s no bridge.

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#1135966
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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Extended Edition
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MalàStrana said:

thebluefrog said:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uu2edqdbiI

The unfinished “Amendments to the constitution / Palpatine’s Machinations” scene is actually usable now that these guys showed how it could be edited.

Maybe even darkening the shadows would help.

Oh brillant scene it is ! Does it exist in better quality that could match the other deleted sequences (it’s from the bluray set, so might be ?) ? If so I would love to see it integrated in an extended cut 😃

I like that scene as well. The quality is okay. The main thing that keeps me from using it is that the masking of actors in front of the Coruscant skyline is really atrocious. I did include a scene in my Episode II edit with some poor masking but this is even worse imo.

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#1135965
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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NeverarGreat said:

JEDIT:
I’m glad people like the Starlight mockups. I’m a big fan of keeping the focus on Rey as much as possible, and trying to imply that she’s learning over an extended period of time through Ren’s interrogations. Even though the discussion has moved on a bit, I had made this mockup just this morning:
https://vimeo.com/244699807
Password: rey

I feel like the transition from the first Rey scene to the briefing room is too quick for a wipe. It would honestly be better as a straight cut. Personally, I think the wipes really only work well with establishing shots and long takes, where they can really luxuriate.

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#1135962
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Hal 9000 said:

Hmmm… that ordering is probably the least problematic way to include the Republic/Resistance tension you brought up, though I share your reservations about it, but it might be okay to be away from Rey for a while if it sidesteps the other problems.

Meanwhile, here’s an earnest attempt at an earlier, alternate solution to this problem:
https://vimeo.com/244748972
password: snoke

JEDIT: NeverarGreat, that clip contains some interesting ideas. I like how you have Rey gradually discover her abilities, and build tension as Kylo Ren stomps toward her cell.

This looks good, with the exception of the audio transition into the Snoke scene sounding pretty rough.

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#1120385
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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chyron8472 said:

I recently watched DigMod’s Heir to the Force edit, and I liked the aspect of keeping Ren’s helmet on—and not outright saying who his father is—until the confrontation on the bridge. It made me somewhat wish there was a mashup between that edit and this one.

I REALLY don’t like this concept, so I’m glad this edit is not going to include it. No offense to Digimod’s work, he did it well, but I think it would be best left up to another editor to combine these change.

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#1118268
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Neverar's A New Hope Technicolor Recreation <strong>(V1 Released!)</strong>
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Just want to chime in and say that I thumbed through the release and watched sections of it and the colors are absolutely gorgeous. I can’t wait for Harmy’s 3.0 so I can make a hybrid version (I still can’t stomach some of the SE changes enough for this to be a go-to).

Is there any chance for a V2 that you could put the 97 DTS track as the default? I know it’s a simple remux but if this release is supposed to represent the “best of the special edition” I think it should default to the track that is widely considered better in both content and quality.

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#1118072
Topic
STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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The Mos Eisley entrance in Revisited is far better than the SE version, but there are still quite a few goofy looking cg droids and creatures in the background. It would be really cool if this could be addressed, perhaps keying in some filmed extras in their place?

I’m also wondering if Ady has thought about reverting the scene where Han chases the stormtroopers down a corridor in the Death Star and encounters a group of them to the theatrical version? The SE version definitely amps up the absurdity but perhaps too much so.

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#1117618
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2013 blu-ray+DVD “original trilogy” and “prequel trilogy” combo packs.
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Since I have the original DVDs and the complete saga blu-ray release, I never picked these up. I was wondering if anyone with these combo packs could share if the included DVDs are the original DVD releases or if they include the blu-ray changes to the films. They wouldn’t be useful for any kind of preservation since we have both versions in HD quality but I’m just curious.

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#1111150
Topic
Rise of the Rebellion: A Rogue One Edit
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Vader’s red lenses look really overdone in Rogue One to me compared to A New Hope. I prefer Digimod’s black lenses to the red ones we got, but a happy medium would be ideal.

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#1108882
Topic
Revenge of the Sith (The New Canon Cut)
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Jeebus said:

Just finished watching, so here are my thoughts.

  • The opening space battle seems a bit too dark and contrast-y, IMO

  • I think the “never an elevator when you need one” line could be louder, and I don’t think Anakin’s reply is necessary

  • “Good view from up there” is very hard to hear, I’d make it quite a bit louder

  • “No loose wire jokes” could be a tad louder, Obi-Wan’s reply moreso

  • I like that Anakin greets Palpatine. Very small change, but I think it makes the dialogue feel more natural
  • I don’t think “I was about to say that” works
  • I really like how you re-edited the Dooku battle, the omission of Anakin’s yells, particularly; it makes him seem much more powerful and Vader-like

  • I like Anakin’s laugh when the ship lands

  • “So we doing this or what?” could be ever-so-slightly louder, but it’s not a huge issue
  • The rescoring of Anakin and Padme’s reunion was done beautifully
  • “Hey” could be a bit louder
  • “You’ve fought many battles the Jedi thought were lost…” is a good change, and was done very well
  • The cutting of “…master” from “Forgive me, master,” was pretty rough. If it’s too hard to fix, I’d say it just isn’t worth removing, and perhaps it could even make sense for Anakin to be more ‘submissive’ when speaking to Windu

  • I feel like switch between Anakin and Padme laughing to a serious political discussion is too sudden. I think it’s because the “what’s the matter” is in a playful tone. What I’d do is maybe start their laughing a little bit earlier in the establishing shot, giving a greater pause between the laughing and Anakin asking what’s wrong; and replace his silly “what’s the matter” with something similar, albeit asked more seriously (if you can find an audio clip that fits)

  • Anakin’s response to Padme’s question doesn’t seem like a real answer. It seems like they’re having 2 different conversations, IMO. Perhaps cut the “sometimes I wonder what’s happening to the Jedi order,” line

  • I really hate the “hold me like you did on the lakes of Naboo” monlogue, and I’d love for it to be cut

  • I like the Pazaak music

  • The changes to the opera scene were subtle, but well done

  • Anakin agreeing that Obi-Wan should go to Utapau makes him seem much more mature

  • I really like what you’ve done with Obi-Wan’s “farewell” scene

  • The way you’ve re-done the Palpatine revalation scene really does make Anakin seem more autonomous

  • I love everything you’ve done with the birth of Vader scene

  • I like what you’ve done with Obi-Wan’s reaction to the security footage

Overall, it’s a damn good edit, and probably the best version of the movie there ever will be without totally overhauling it.

I pretty much agree with all of this, with one exception. The new ending does not work for me. I do like the idea of ending on Vader’s “birth”, but the original ending was so well edited (Vader’s tantrum notwithstanding). This version feels abrupt and a little hacked together, and the music doesn’t quite fit. What I would do is revert back to the original ending, except either use Hal9000’s Vader scream or use l8wrtr’s technique of fading out right after Vader says “yes, master”, skipping the tantrum entirely.

When I get to my version, I’ll probably use the “Padme lives” ending, but I don’t think its necessary for what you’re trying to do.

Another sidenote, it bothers me that there are no ALL CAPS terms in the crawl, since that’s a staple of Star Wars crawls.

EDIT: also, what happened to “I AM the Senate”. I wouldn’t normally propose leaving in a line due to meme status (I agree with the high ground being cut) but I genuinely liked that line.

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#1108757
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Revenge of the Sith (The New Canon Cut)
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Overall, although I definitely have some nitpicks and things I’d do differently, I really like what you’ve done here. Anakin’s character comes across much more in keeping with The Clone Wars and there are some pretty original ideas. I’d say the new lines in spots work well more often than not. I did notice one pretty major technical glitch. At 1:26:51 there’s a cut and we can see a single frame of another shot before the cut (It’s a shot of Obi-Wan).

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#1105615
Topic
STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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I think some of the ANH:R graphics updates were a little excessive in the first place. They were made to make the film mesh more to the level of tech we see in the prequels, which aren’t part of Revisited anymore anyway. The new graphics and displays in ESB:R are a lot more subtle, and imo are better for it.

EDIT: as the Millennium Falcon is supposed to be an old hunk of junk, wouldn’t it make sense that the targeting displays are primitive looking?

As for the Death Star plans, why not have it start with the centered dish, then cycle through a few designs when R2 is plugged in, ending on the correct one.

Later, during the briefing, use the correct design but keep the slightly more primitive “look” of the graphics.

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