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#1108394
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DigMod said:

The Ritty said:

I don’t need nerd snobbery lol I need someone who’s tired of watching crap. Again, I haven’t seen any other edits and I don’t care too because I MADE MY OWN. I have no need. IMO there’s nothing major lacking in mine but I’m sure some other maybe had better cuts or ideas for cuts etc…but a polished turd is STILL a turd lol Unless anyone says this guy did a such and such a better way - I’ll check THAT out but…I’m on a different side of the fence.

No offense, but it sounds like this edit was made in a conceptual vacuum. Lots of us have already made our own versions of these films. We watch yours and others to gain new perspectives and approaches to editing. It isn’t nerd snobbery that is being offered, it’s sincere constructive criticism. My own edits aren’t perfect, but they’ve been able to rise above what I thought I could produce because I kept an open mind towards the comments, suggestions and challenges of others to change my approach. One of the reasons why so many people fanedit the prequels is because George Lucas didn’t have a check and balance when making the films. He simply said, I made my own, I have no need. IMO there’s nothing major lacking in mine. I’ll most likely only glance through your edits because you don’t seem to care about getting feedback and improving your skills and abilities. I’m intrigued by your use of other languages for voices. It’s also odd that you seem to refer to your edit as a turd. Not very inviting…anyway, I glance through the edits again.

That’s not what I said at ALL lol I LITERALLY have said in EVERY post I’m looking for feedback (just not in a nitpicky way). THAT was in regards to that fan edit site. Start reading stuff cuz I LITERALLY said exactly what you just posted. It feels like every time you post it’s just to get a reaction cuz you miss the point completely.
Like what am I up for some reward? Are any of us? No. LMAO NO, that’s why I don’t care. I’m don’t need JUDGING (from there) I want constructive criticism (on here). . I only care if the story came off well more or less. ALREADY SAID, can’t change anything technical really I’m at my limits - like I already said. I appreciate this feedback but I’m done with you thank you. I hate being on forums for all this back and forth for no reason b.s.

If you check em out fine, that’s really all I’ve asked and it’s been oddly, REALLY complicated. It’s odd that a star wars forum feels too good for star wars lol Either watch or don’t or ask a question - every thing else has been inane.

Thanks again to those that requested them, hopefully I get something I can use back from any of you. Thank you for just taking the time, the rest can suck a lightsaber cuz you were useless to begin with lol 😉 I don’t get coming into a forum just to tell people you’re NOT gonna watch something - that really helps no one. Not being a dick, just sayin.

If someone asked me to watch something and they thought it was good enough I would prob check it out IF I had any interest in it. Unless it was horrible. Tell me what Fan edits are really good. Like you said - which is what I said - I don’t need to watch cuz I made my own. So it’s the other’s who are the watchers who give us feedback. That’s whom I was talking to - not the ones who just refuse to watch anything. This not to start some wars I’m just tired - and I suggest this may be a tactic of some people to bog down a thread as a way of non verbally trolling. Like who wants to wade through all this diatribe now - sabotage by those with no life lol

Thanks again to those that watched I look forward to the feedback.

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TV’s Frink said:

If you aren’t concerned with technical quality (which includes video and audio source and conversion quality, no hard audio cuts, no black frames, etc.) then never mind, it won’t get approved if it’s lacking in that department. I know you said you don’t care about other people’s opinion on technical quality, which isn’t the same as not caring about technical quality itself, but that’s still a bit of a red flag to me.

I mean it in regards to with what I have, I’ve done the BEST I can. Like this is it. So anything beyond “maybe cut here instead of here” or the sound is really jarring here is all I can accommodate…little stuff that just lends to nitpicking most of the time. I don’t get paid for this so it is what it is. I don’t need nerd snobbery lol I need someone who’s tired of watching crap. Again, I haven’t seen any other edits and I don’t care too because I MADE MY OWN. I have no need. IMO there’s nothing major lacking in mine but I’m sure some other maybe had better cuts or ideas for cuts etc…but a polished turd is STILL a turd lol Unless anyone says this guy did a such and such a better way - I’ll check THAT out but…I’m on a different side of the fence.

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ChainsawAsh said:

If you can’t tell us what makes your version different from HAL’s, or Q2’s, or l8writer’s, or MagnoliaFan’s, or Seciors’, or the TONS of other SW fanedits out there, why should I care about yours if I’ve found the ones I’m happy with already? A cutlist is the best way to do this, especially if you don’t want to watch everyone else’s edits and explain to us how your approach differs.

Something like this is best I can do… I did it as I watched the movie. If you’ve been so desensitized by the films though don’t bother watching…

The Phantom Menace
after CRAWL…

  • trimmed scenes of droids and jedi battle, various trims (too much action and jedi babble too soon, loses the mystery
    and mystique), added the music from new hope when they take off their hoods. trimmed as much of Sidous referring to the senate as I could…
  • trimmed palace scene before invasion
  • changed jar jar to hindi (he’s now NOt an idiot or annoying) and added proper english subs. I also altered some of his dilaogue to refer to his actual backstory
  • trimmed jars jars return
  • changed nass to hindi and altered dialogue, trimmed scene
  • altered some dialogue in sub, changed to hindi, removed 2nd fish scene, various trims
  • changed some dialogue, added them walking up palace steps (always hated how they just came outta nowhere), various trims
  • trims in fight and hanger, alt jar jar dialogue (if anyone has anything better than 'Wow, these guys are powerful" pls tell me)
  • various trims in hangar, cut as much of portman padme that I could so it wasn’t so obvious shes the queen
  • cut droids and jar jar scenes, various trims in ship scene
  • trimmed sidous and vice roy scene a bit
  • anyone got any better dialogue than 'I hate all this sand."? Pls tell me.
  • removed jar jar and droid in watto shop, various trims, trimmed jar jar leaving (they made him SO dumb he can’t even exit a door properly!)
  • altered dialogue on city streets, trimmed sebulba confrontation
  • trimmed in the skywalker house (cut naked part)
  • re-edited the lunch scene (if you don’t like ani by the end of THIS scene there’s no hope. Jake lloyd is great here), various trims
  • originally when they go back to wattos shop after lunch I changed the sky color but in the end I put that off till later. I changed the sky to purple
    when Shmi is talking to qui-gon. Also trimmed that scene and made it darker to show night coming
  • trimmed qui-gon & ani in wattos shop
  • trimmed ani/qui-gon night scene a bit
  • re-arranged the scene in the hanger right before the race - and trimmed it as well (cut out sebulba)
  • extended the race to it’s full length Every racer is introduced and has some moment in the race (big or small). Gave the 2nd commentator
    subtitles since he says some good stuff. I could still trim more in the race intro but I kept most of it for length. I was aiming to have all
    them between 2-2hrs 5mins. Cut Sebulba messing with anis racer - it’s irrelavent.
  • Unfortunately the quality dips in the pod race squence for a bit cuz I’m using the del footage. Jabba’s dialogue I did actually lift from someone’s
    youtube video. I have no idea who that was - much like the scene of qui gon in jedi - shouto uts tob oth those people who i forget who they are lol I stoel two lines and 5 secs of footage lol 😉
  • trimmed qui gon going back, added greedo scene, trimmed inside the house a little bit, added 3pos POV in three shots.

SIDE NOTE - I HATE the way Qui Gon says “you’re no longer a slave.” He looks so stupid, like he should have added ‘dude or buddy’ after. So bad.
Like surfer-dude Quigon. But I couldn’t edit it out like I couldn’t stop the suns from setting… It’s like the only thing I couldn’t cut that I wanted to lol

  • Trimmed ani and shmi, added the del scene with the old lady and the probe droid. This scene NEEDS to be in. It just makes the appearance of
    Maul less jarring(?). I hate these wipes, I’m sorry about those guys - they’re so stiff.
  • cut the scene with jar jar aboard the ship. Awful stuff. Cut her recieving the message (again don’t need to blungeom us with the fact she’s the queen).
    At least shse’s not ani’s sister! Trimmed ani and padmes dialogue.
  • trimmed the platform scene and re-arranged it slightly. whatever, it ‘works’ lol (we work with what we have)
    I STOLE the edit from the city to the palpatine/queen speech from the phantom edit I believe lol I admit that ONE.
  • trimmed the jedi council scene a bit, I HATE the scene where ani goes to see padme (he so much older lol) but I needed the transition…
  • trimmed/re-arranged the senate scene
  • might have trimmed ani council scene - not sure lol
  • changed dialogue to hindi for padme/jarjarscene. Padme was super smart and bad ass…as queen she MIGHT know Gungan. I liked her speaking his
    language so deal with it lol 😉
  • trimmed qui gon and ani platform scene, cut the part with obi wan. He’s a total PRICK to obi wan here - so I cut it. I much prefer their talk by the lake
    that foreshadows obis own talk with anakin in III. I like the midichlorian stuff. Everyone wondered howd it be possible. they gave a reason and everyone
    shat on it. It’s the same force as the original trilogy force - yoda and obi just dumb it down for luke. Why go into such detail now…it works for me anyways.
  • trimmed the meeting with gungans
  • trimmed battle plan meeting scene, cut jarjar and boss nass nonsense
  • edited battle scene to remove any jar jar hi jinks except for when he pulls down the back of the cart and the balls fall out. Gave him the
    old “I have a bad feeling about this” line.
  • trimmed inside the hangar, moslty ani’s dum dialogue and actions. “Where’s the trigger?” As he pushes the ignition. Come on, how dumb is he?
  • trimmed all the rest of the battle scenes. That really has to bee seen as I can’t describe every cut lol
  • edited the maul lightsaber fight a bit here and there, cut them ascending - GOD WHAT A DUMB SCENE, added maul saying ‘and they call you master’
  • edited the throne room scene a bit, they don’t get the guns out of the throne, they already had them on them (2 small guns no big deal. they laid down their
    big guns already).
  • end is pretty much as is from maul getting sliced except for removing obi telling ani he will train him at the funeral (WE know this already lol)
  • removed the vader breathing after credits - to part III

so that’s most of it for TPM. LOTS of little cuts here and there and probably full scenes I didn’t mention cuz I forgot I cut them lol
If this helps any let me know I’ll do it for the rest too but this is as in-depth as I’m getting. Thanks, Sorry for spelling errors I’m doing this as I watched the movie. I will REFINE this…just wan to know if this is what you want more or less.

Thanks.

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TV’s Frink said:

The Ritty said:

All good but I’ve been working on these for two years. I wouldn’t come in here with crap - I’m pretty confident these are VERY good - I wouldn’t do that people. I don’t think anything else can be fixed story wise in my edits (that I can do, I didn’t get paid for this). Editing previously time, scored and edited footage is not not easy. It’s hard to get in and out of scenes like you’d like too - so I’m confident in them. Others may look prettier lol but I’m just concentrating on the story. I know it’s along haul - 9 movies - but I hope it’s worth it. You have to watch them all, that’s the thing. I tried to make that way (again, hopefully).

We’ve heard this kind of confidence time and time again. Occasionally it’s backed up by the actual product, but most of the time it’s just empty boasting, and that is revealed quite quickly.

If you want more than four people to see it, you should also consider submitting at fanedit.org. We’re reasonably strict on quality control, and have a community (The Academy) whose job it is to review for quality and accept or reject to the site based on quality. So if it’s good, that’s a good way to prove it…and increase your audience.

Lol I’m old, my hips, my back and my knees are shot so I got some spare time lol BUT I did this cuz I wanted too. Cuz I love the films and no one should have to sit through bad ones. That’s not boasting - I want better for everyone. I’m not out to prove how good I am or any b.s. like that. They’re not perfect but the story is all that should matter. I did the best I could with oldish equipment. I’m poor lol, sorry.

So WHAT does QUALITY mean? Is every cut and dub perfectly done what matters or that the movies are actually FUN? I thought the phantom edits were crap so that’s where I stand - my pickiness - those where NO WHERE near good enough. The whole saga is in flames…

Look at the Exorcist III DC… Ive waited forever for it. FINALLY saw it was released and watched it this year. They didn’t even bother to put the black bars over 4:3 footage or anything…just cuts in aspect ratio, quality and even color and black n freakin white! This from an actual studio released blu ray. So…what is quality? That blu ray was pure laziness but I still watched it. I should combine the two - cuz much like Superman II BOTH versions are incomplete without footage form the other - to fix that… But I digress - I still watched it and it wasn’t the end of the world. The extra scenes that connected it to part 1, the music, the mood, THE STORY…all that kept me pretty glued so I don’t know what to say to things like ‘quality’. I watched old wrestling ppvs in black n white scrambled up back in the day lol…just sat there listening more or less.

So if quality means it’s a good watch then I might submit it but if people aren’t gonna let themselves be sucked in and really give a crap about ALL the films and the big picture then it’s useless to me. I don’t a give shit about anyone’s opinion on anything technical - I used a free copy of PD to make this - their wipes are SHIT and I know it (that really pissed me off that I couldn’t do the same wipes but again - technical b.s.) so get over it. If I failed either anis story or luke’s story (or even rey and jynn) then let me know…that’s what I’m concerned about. I want the entire thing to feel like that moment in TFA when she gets the saber. When the music slowly kicks in after it flies by Kylo’s face. That little moment is star wars gold right there.

So who’s to say what’s quality and what’s nitpicking? …well ME. That’s why I await comments. Oh and two more people asked for links 😛 So there! LOL A little chill that runs up your back.

😃 Thanks to those two btw, ya’all are awesome.

P.S. If I sound like a nutjob sometimes I apologize. I’m on lyrica, morphine and cortizone shots so I can walk… I also smoke weed for my chronic knee pain, etc etc…so I’m a lil doped up sometimes lol, FYI

Thanks, I just don’t want to come off as rude to anyone - it’s so hard nowadays without typing a 😃 or 😉 besid everything you write.

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TV’s Frink said:

ChainsawAsh said:

The Ritty said:

I do not want to put any kind of cut scenes list because that will RUIN everything.

That’s kind of a standard thing for fan edits. Very few people will want to commit to watching hours upon hours of edits of films they’ve seen multiple times in many forms, official and fan edited, without a cutlist.

I know I won’t, especially after I’ve already seen about 5-10 fan edits of each prequel and have finally settled on the ones I like the most.

All of this, except for me it’s more like 15-20. And the fact that I’ve decided, after years of fooling myself, that “liking the most” is too low of a bar to bother with.

See I can’t hate on that - I’d be worn out too LOL Honestly. I’ve watched my edits for two years over and over and over and over…I can only imagine if I didn’t like it lol So I get it…but that sucks. It’s too bad I got here late lol I’ve offered these to people and had them simply shake their head at me furiously…like Jerry and Audrey and the apple pie. So I get it…hey it took me a while to begin to attempt this. These movie are honestly pretty bad (the preqs)… It’s a shame we got stuck with them cuz they really just bogged everything down. Lucas, Hoawrd and Spielberg should have all callabo’d and each done one. Would have been perfect. Leaving george up to his own devices…not so good.What can I say they’ve become a chore that’s why I say you have to unlearn what you have learned cuz it’s SO HARD to go into these abominations fresh.

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ChainsawAsh said:

The Ritty said:

I do not want to put any kind of cut scenes list because that will RUIN everything.

That’s kind of a standard thing for fan edits. Very few people will want to commit to watching hours upon hours of edits of films they’ve seen multiple times in many forms, official and fan edited, without a cutlist.

I know I won’t, especially after I’ve already seen about 5-10 fan edits of each prequel and have finally settled on the ones I like the most.

Well then only you lose in this situation. I’ve never watched anyone else’s except the two phantom edits - and they were just so so. Removing JarJar doesn’t fix the movie - and those two edits failed to FIX the movies. Changing Jar Jar voice and giving him proper eng subs ‘fixes’ his character. If he’s not a total moron then you do;t hate him - and he has CRUCIAL moments in the story. In a perfect world, he’d have his own eng style proper voice and not mesa wesa yousa…for now, it’s subtitles.

The only way to fix AOTC is to gather everything off the cutting room floor. AOTC is the most poorly edited film I’ve ever seen. The heart and soul are LITERALLY on the cutting room floor. That’s just sad and shameful. Professional people made that movie, people long time in the industry. WOW.

So I didn’t watch anyone’s - I just made my my own. I think I’ve done the overall story justice. I get that you don’t want to check it out without a list telling you EVERYTHING I’ve done and thus ruining the experience but that’s your call, completely. Like I said though - only you lose in that situation. But thanks for coming here to tell me you wont watch it. Instead of just wasting your time (apparently with my edits) now you’ve wasted BOTH of ours. lol 😉

All good but I’ve been working on these for two years. I wouldn’t come in here with crap - I’m pretty confident these are VERY good - I wouldn’t do that people. I don’t think anything else can be fixed story wise in my edits (that I can do, I didn’t get paid for this). Editing previously time, scored and edited footage is not not easy. It’s hard to get in and out of scenes like you’d like too - so I’m confident in them. Others may look prettier lol but I’m just concentrating on the story. I know it’s along haul - 9 movies - but I hope it’s worth it. You have to watch them all, that’s the thing. I tried to make that way (again, hopefully).

Hopefully you change your mind one day…or maybe I’ll try and come up with some kind of changes list. Ugh, I should have done it while I watched them all again last weekend… “We shall see…we shall see…”

Oh if any one wants to see a sample of a rough cut scene I added to Force Awakens (maybe to get a taste) go youtube ‘SNOKE DELETED SCENE’, look for ‘Dj Ritty’ beside it and click that (it’s got 290K views I think). It’s an early rough cut cuz everything i’ve put up after gets deleted.

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yotsuya said:

After hearing you say it is more of a blueprint than a truly polished edit, I will hold back some of my complaints. It is a bit rough, but I find using what I believe is the Hindi audio for Jar Jar to be inspired. You didn’t actually change the meaning of his dialog, but just the different voice made a big difference. I have only watched the first part of TPM, AOTC, and Clone Wars, but your edits are clearly an improvement. But you really do need a better audio source for Jar Jar’s lines. The one you used is kind of jarring at times. And you really need to replace everything Jar Jar says, not just his main dialog. But your edit of Kenobi and Skywalker’s dialog when they meet Padme in ATOC is right in line with what I’ve been thinking that scene needed. The master/padawan relationship shouldn’t take away from their friendship like it does in the theatrical cut.

Was that where he admonishes him in front of everyone? Yeah it was a little too mean and not master/padawan, like ‘this is business’ tone. PLus ani in ATOC is just a whine douche. I removed all his whinyness.

It’s like the scene in throne room - we’re supposed to believe they feel something for each other (padme and ani) and their biggest scene int he movie she belittles him and admonishes him in front of everyone. You can just FEEL the live there can’t you? lol The tone is sometimes just thrown right out the window and the story suffers… all because we needed more cgi lol

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yotsuya said:

After hearing you say it is more of a blueprint than a truly polished edit, I will hold back some of my complaints. It is a bit rough, but I find using what I believe is the Hindi audio for Jar Jar to be inspired. You didn’t actually change the meaning of his dialog, but just the different voice made a big difference. I have only watched the first part of TPM, AOTC, and Clone Wars, but your edits are clearly an improvement. But you really do need a better audio source for Jar Jar’s lines. The one you used is kind of jarring at times. And you really need to replace everything Jar Jar says, not just his main dialog. But your edit of Kenobi and Skywalker’s dialog when they meet Padme in ATOC is right in line with what I’ve been thinking that scene needed. The master/padawan relationship shouldn’t take away from their friendship like it does in the theatrical cut.

THANK YOU. The hindi track is the problem. NO source is good. It’s like they recorded it over the actual movie lol No it’s BAD. That is not my fault and nothing I could do about it. It sucks because it’s the first part so that can a negative perspective on things to come. I’ve watched these so many times it doesn’t bother me too much but there’s simply nothing I can do. I have to fix Boss Nass’ dialogue with guigon to remove the audio pops but again - the dub was SO lousy it just it is what is.

Thanks again. Please dl the newer links - TPM had about 10 edits I had to redo and the other films all had about 5 or less.

But honestly feel feel to mention anything else you thought didn’t work. I can only judge from my point of view - I need to see what others think too. 😉

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Watched them ALL again this weekend and fixed up everything except boss nass and biggs scene. I’ve sent the new links out to those that requested them.

Only 4 people messaged me so hopefully they will watch - I’d really appreciate feedback on what people thought worked or didn’t but it seems not too many people want to take a chance. No one has hope for better films? Star Wars fan edits are built on hope 😉

I do not want to put any kind of cut scenes list because that will RUIN everything. You must unlearn what you have learned - release your hate for the prequels. If you’re interested and don’t have the bandwith I can mail you a set of dvds free of charge. Just pm me, I’ll be going to the US next and can mail some sets then.

It’s amazing though how no matter what forum you go on people are ready to fight first, before anything else… No one is ever greeted with welcome - always hostility. Maybe something to think about… May the force be with you!

Thanks again to anyone who checks these out.

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Hal 9000 said:

I about died laughing at reading this this thread so far. Not out of derision, just the presentation and anticipating that OT.com welcome pending. I’m curious what you’ve done with the films, but the hype train is going too many miles per hour to stop and let us know.

LOL hell maybe everyone will think they’re sh*te 😃 I hope everyone enjoys them and yes I think I fixed everything (it’s too bad clone wars wasn’t a better movie though - I shoehorned alot of info into that one cuz I think some questions needed answers). I just rewatched TPM and found still some things I can fix - it’s never-ending but I’m still happy with these versions and I think may be truer to Lucas’ vision then he achieved (in regards to meddling). It was all there just too much cgi, too many wooden takes, bad dialogue - stuff that severley hindered both jake lloyd and hayden christiensen(?)'s performances. They’re both GREAT - he just speilberged it up with bad kiddie stuff (in TPM) and making Anakin a whiney douchebag in AOTC lol (“it’s all obi wan’s fault! blah blah whine whine…”). I don’t know why he made the choices he did - like that horrible dance number in JEDI. god is that awful! The original version where the rancor eats the green girl and she’s screaming while he’s crunching her was what made Jedi one of those dark 80’s family films that were so good… All the intensity is lost for (not even a MUPPET!?) dance number. At least give me a muppet not this cgi reject. I had Sy Snoodles and the Max Reebo band as a kid. I liked their song better lol But I digress just pm me and watch for yourself. You’ll thank me when you get to Jedi - or as I call it, “An evening without Ewoks”. 😉

And when I say they’re better…well look Jedi is my fav but is it ‘better’ than Empire? No. Are any of the other one’s REALLy better than empire no. But as a trilogy, they work better and I’ve enjoyed sitting through them alot more (repeatedly after having to check my edits time after time) than the originals. To sum it up best Anakin doesn’t make out with Padme and then we find out she’s his sister… That was HARD to cut of Empire but I sloppily (yeah I’ll admit it on that particular cut) did it LOL… BETTER is subjective anyways too isn’t?

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TV’s Frink said:

The Ritty said:

You should LOVE the prequels (cuz they’re better movie and a better trilogy, when done right), they’re were DIAMONDS buried in the COAL we received. Lucas is a genius and shot everything he needed - it’s all there, just lost under gluttony and excess.

What.

Trust me I KNOW how that sounds lol… I’ve honestly enjoyed sitting through them a more than the originals - in all this editing I’ve been doing. The originals are special but the preqs were written as a trilogy so they’re more choeisive(?) in that sense - and I’m talking about mine NOT the theatricals. NO NO NO way are THEY better than the ORIGINAL theatrical films.
Give mine a watch and then tell me the prequels didn’t have good(/great even?) movies in them somewhere… 😃

I already said both sets of films are shot the same way. Look at HOW LONG in takes the jawas to load up R2 or even in their moving car/van lol… All those droids get a shot - THANK GOD there’s no cgi then or they’d jave been even LONGER. There’s plenty of fluff in the original trilogy too. I personally feel they all play better at 2hrs instead of 2hrs 20 mins…

Jedi will always be my fav but I think I like TPM next, I find it (my version anyways) the most fun to watch. So much so that I extended the podrace. The podrace fails in the theatrical cuz you’ve sat through crap for so long that one long ass sequence is NOT what you want next. I feel my cut gets us there quicker and is more fun so why not make the race feel more like the way Lucas intended - a big old school race sequence. The theatrical pod race is a mess… In mine all the racers are identified and all have their moment in the race (be it big or small).

So when edited ‘properly’ - the prequels are fantastic. I hope with mine you simply just don;t hate anything anymore. I hopefully fixed or at least patched all the problems with the story. I want everyone to enjoy them and want to pop that next one in even if you have to work in the morning or go to school lol…

😉

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EDIT - found two things I still need to fix/forgot about (just to keep in mind in your critiques)

TPM - must redo boss nass hindi dub (to remove the pops in audio track change between qui-gon’s english and his hindi)

ANH - I don’t like the way I did the biggs scene…gotta redo that. My editing program doesn’t have the nice wipes lucas uses - just stiff ones.

ROTJ - when 3po and r2 are walking and 3po tells r2 about jabbas palace… originally r2 had a frightened sound (when he’s BEEN HERE BEFORE lol), I fixed this but forgot to remove the original audio so it’s muddled right there for a second). I changed r2s beep to a more (ha! ish beep, since he knows all about jabbas palace, etc, etc…)

thanks.

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Dreamaster said:

Screenshots or it didn’t happen! 😃

LOL…oh my god. I used to be on a figure forum and when someone found a new fig or hot deal that’s ALL ayone ever said. LMAO - good throwback joke.

Can I post screen shots though? Is that OK in these forums cuz I know the actually inks are not allowed… Not sure WHAT exactly I could show with them but thanks for an answer if you can.

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doubleofive said:

DigMod said:

The vauge comments are probably due to the fact that we have no idea beyond short snippets of what you’ve done with these. I don’t think many are going to be willing to invest 20 hours into something we have no clue about…though I suppose some people did stick around for he entire extended Hobbit series…:p

Yeah, a general cut list and list of sources would be cool.

I can’t even BEGIN to tell you what I cut I’m sorry. I GUTTED them of everything I hated, then reviewed all the deleted footage and put back what I could stand or what was needed for the overall story, etc etc. I created footage. added ,usic and dialogue and scene from the other films… It’s impossible to list. I edited pretty much EVERY scene in the entire saga. I actually LOST all my work a year ago and had to do evverything again by MEMORY. There’s added bonus at the end of the films here and there (moved vader’s breath from 1 to 3, added yub nub to jedi, put more star wars-ishmusic on rogues credits I think or FA - one has like a SONG at the end. Yuck!) and I added opening crawls to Clone Wars and Rogue One…

Just get the links, sit back and be blown away (hopefully).

It’s the STORY that I’ve concentrated on. The prequels should be ANAKIN’S story not co story with the emperor and padme and obi wan and the rise of the empire. etc etc… They all have parts and events HAPPEN but the focus is completely lost in the prequels. The originals are LUKE’S story so the preqs should be Ani’s. Both pre-sequels were hurt by the reaction of the one before. Phantom Menace bored the shit out of everyone so lucas removed the love story out of 2 and the entire saga falls apart there. If you don’t even believe for a SECOND that these two could fall in love (it’s hard even in mine but it works at least. The theatricals they fall in love in 2 seconds…) then you don’t CARE. If Anakin is a totally annoying kid in 1 - you don’t CARE. If he’s an annoying DICK in part 2, you don’t CARE. So when 3 rolls around, you DON’T CARE… Hopefully that’s what I brought back. He’s doing everything for his wife and child, he’s totally DUPED by the emperor (which hopefully you see that in my cut) and the biggest sin of ALL - I removed his killing younglings. I’ve said this many many times - all sympathy for him is LOST when he’s burning on the beach…cuz he’s just a filthy child murderer. How Lucus went from kiddie nonsense in TPM to child killing in ROTS is beyond me… the one who gets shot in front of Jimmy Smitts is enough. They show and/or mention it like 6 times!!! Ugh… That sh*t is all gone. Like who cares how he redeems himself at the end of Jedi - he;s a filthy child murderer… Anyways, there’s too much stuff to mention like I said before…

You should LOVE the prequels (cuz they’re EDIT: just as good as the originals and a better trilogy, when done right), they’re were DIAMONDS buried in the COAL we received. Lucas is a genius and shot everything he needed - it’s all there, just lost under gluttony and excess. The originals are shot the exact same way the prequels were - just thank god there was no cgi in 76 or we’d have never even gotten EMPIRE. 😉

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Valheru_84 said:

The Ritty said:

towne32 said:

The Ritty said:

Faithwyn said:

Why?

Why what? lol

It’s not completely clear what this is, but the vague description alludes to it being a massive, enormous, and ambitious series of edits. But the details just suggest ‘no Jar Jar, some splicing of clone war episodes, new crawls, and DVD quality, but maybe just a blueprint’.

Either way, I think it belongs in the fan edit section.

Plus I’m not so sure what’s vague about “completing work on all 9 Star wars films” with 9 individual links. Seems pretty clear doesn’t it? 9 fan edits - but like I said I call them blueprints as to hwo the series should be re-edited. Am I speaking chinese lol?

Is there anyway to close a topic like this when it’s in the wrong section? Thanks.

What individual links though? There are none in the OP and that’s probably the missing piece so that people can then checkout each edit to see what it actually involves.

.Val

Edit: Ignore my initial post above. Just re-read the OP and seen that you will PM links. Are these links to just the edit details though or the edits themselves? If the edits themselves, do you not have more in depth details as to what you actually did with each movie?

The edits themselves LOL it’s all good. If you’d like them pm me (unless you have - I’m on A LOT of pain meds lol).

Thanks again to those that have requested them - I appreciate ANYONE who takes the time to watch these. They’re meant to binge watche as HOPEFULLY each one now makes you WANT to put on the next one as opposed to forcing yourself to sit through the four prequels just to get to the REAL prequel R1.

There’s always room for improvement so feedback if welcomed. Sorry if I deleted your fav sceneby the way lol I had one couple tell me what I did to phantom menace’s story was PHENOMENAL and then another guy said that I cut out the best part of Clones so he didn’t like anything - constructive feedback there!@ LOL

I made these for my dad (who passed away before the last two GOOD ones came out). He loved these movies and watched them EVERY TIME they were on tv (even if just in the background while he was reading). Sometimes I’d be like “Empire AGAIN!?” LOL But god bless him he sat through them everytime - even the god awful prequels. So I made these so NO ONE wouldh ave to sit through long boring star war ever again. These are not PERFECT - hence why I call them blueprints over fan edits. I’d love to have the original materials to fix everything perfectly - but I did the best I could on an out of date laptop and free software.

I’ve seen these movies more than anyone who isn’t a megafan should lol and I’ve got them down to where I can watch them without anything really bothering me - that I can fix (some bad cropping in The Clones Wars here and there and SOMETIMES the words might not match the voices but hey what can you do, right?). I’m 95% happy with these versions.

So enjoy GOOD star wars and imo the way it should be seen. I will NEVER watch the original or SE editions ever again. You don’t even need to watch the Clone Wars tv show with my edits (thought you should). Hopefully once Rebels is all done I can make a film for them (I’d like to use the obi wan stuff)…

Anyways PM me - and enjoy my friend!

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I posted this in the wrong section before (thanks to those that pointed that out)

I’m finally done all 9 films. THIS is Star Wars as it should be. No loose ends, no silly jarjarness, no “I taught so and so” when they didn’t etc etc… Everything is answered, no need to watch clone wars or rebels (even though YOU SHOULD lol)

George Lucas is a genius and visionary - he just needed someone to reign him in. Everything was filmed, every piece he need - he just put it together wrong. The only movie I couldn’t fix or save was The Clone Wars (it will always be junk but hopefully now it’s more entertaining and informative).

The only changes in the whole story I made were splicing two clone wars episodes into The Clone Wars movie (to answer WHO is Syfo Dias, who is Lord Taranus (we know but in the FILMS the characters don’t) and Order 66. I also changed how Yoda got to Degobah (I hated the clone wars episodes regarding this). Now he speaks with Qui Gon before Obi Wan arrives with Padme and the Droids and TELLS HIM to go to Degobah…then at the end of the film Yoda meets with Qui-Gon on Degobah and he leads him to the CAVE… Also changed Jar Jar language to hindi, added 90% of the deleted footage back into Ep II and removed the Endor Battle from ‘Jedi’.

Hopefully you all enjoy this - I’ve worked hard on the STORY of Star Wars (tightening it up). Also, I added proper SW crawls to all films.

Anyone who wants the links (they’re dvd quality not blu ray, best I can do unless I transferred the HUGE copies to someone’s HD directly), just PM me please.

May the schwartz be with you all!!

All 9 films, with individual links… (PM me)

Episode I - The Phantom Menace 1hr 59mins
Episode II - Shroud of the Darkside 2hrs 2 mins
Episode II.5 - The Clone Wars 1hr 55mins
Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 2hrs 7 mins
Episode III.5 - Rogue One 2hrs
Episode IV - A New Hope 2hrs
Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 2hrs
Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 2hrs 2 mins
Episode VIII - The Force Awakens 2hrs 3 mins

😉

One last thing, I regard these more as blueprints than fan edits. I believe the entire saga should re-edited and this is how I would do it. If I only I had access to the original footage…

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towne32 said:

The Ritty said:

Faithwyn said:

Why?

Why what? lol

It’s not completely clear what this is, but the vague description alludes to it being a massive, enormous, and ambitious series of edits. But the details just suggest ‘no Jar Jar, some splicing of clone war episodes, new crawls, and DVD quality, but maybe just a blueprint’.

Either way, I think it belongs in the fan edit section.

Plus I’m not so sure what’s vague about “completing work on all 9 Star wars films” with 9 individual links. Seems pretty clear doesn’t it? 9 fan edits - but like I said I call them blueprints as to hwo the series should be re-edited. Am I speaking chinese lol?

Is there anyway to close a topic like this when it’s in the wrong section? Thanks.

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towne32 said:

The Ritty said:

Faithwyn said:

Why?

Why what? lol

It’s not completely clear what this is, but the vague description alludes to it being a massive, enormous, and ambitious series of edits. But the details just suggest ‘no Jar Jar, some splicing of clone war episodes, new crawls, and DVD quality, but maybe just a blueprint’.

Either way, I think it belongs in the fan edit section.

Yup, once AGAIN I posted in the wrong section… How the hell did I wind up here. Thanks for alerting me. Jesus…

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I’m finally done all 9 films. THIS is Star Wars as it should be. No loose ends, no silly jarjarness, no “I taught so and so” when they didn’t etc etc… Everything is answered, no need to watch clone wars or rebels (even though YOU SHOULD lol)

George Lucas is a genius and visionary - he just needed someone to reign him in. Everything was filmed, every piece he need - he just put it together wrong. The only movie I couldn’t fix or save was The Clone Wars (it will always be junk but hopefully now it’s more entertaining and informative).

The only changes in the whole story I made were splicing two clone wars episodes into The Clone Wars movie (to answer WHO is Syfo Dias, who is Lord Taranus (we know but in the FILMS the characters don’t) and Order 66. I also changed how Yoda got to Degobah (I hated the clone wars episodes regarding this). Now he speaks with Qui Gon before Obi Wan arrives with Padme and the Droids and TELLS HIM to go to Degobah…then at the end of the film Yoda meets with Qui-Gon on Degobah and he leads him to the CAVE… Also changed Jar Jar language to hindi, added 90% of the deleted footage back into Ep II and removed the Endor Battle from ‘Jedi’.

Hopefully you all enjoy this - I’ve worked hard on the STORY of Star Wars (tightening it up). Also, I added proper SW crawls to all films.

Anyone who wants the links (they’re dvd quality not blu ray, best I can do unless I transferred the HUGE copies to someone’s HD directly), just PM me please.

May the schwartz be with you all!!

Episode I - The Phantom Menace 1hr 59mins
Episode II - Shroud of the Darkside 2hrs 2 mins
Episode II.5 - The Clone Wars 1hr 55mins
Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 2hrs 7 mins
Episode III.5 - Rogue One 2hrs
Episode IV - A New Hope 2hrs
Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 2hrs
Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 2hrs 2 mins
Episode VIII - The Force Awakens 2hrs 3 mins

😉

One last thing, I regard these more as blueprints than fan edits. I believe the entire saga should re-edited and this is how I would do it. If I only I had access to the original footage…

If you enjoy these, I also made ‘fan edits’ of Superman II (best of Lester AND Donner versions), The Crow, Bram Stokers’ Dracula, The Pink Panther Strikes Again and Curse of the Pink Panther (combining Trail and Curse into one movie).

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Wow, the kindness of strangers. Thank you for the concern. 😃

I got pain from a twice dislocated knee, spaces between both hips with arthritis and degenerative disc disease on 3 levels on discs with my bottom disc out of place pressing against my siatic nerve. I’m on morphine, prednazone and lyrica (anit-seizure meds)! Fun times!!! LOL I’m surprised I managed to get my fanedits THIS far lol

Cheers

Jeebus said:

The Ritty said:

Darth Lucas said:

Download links to fan edits aren’t allowed on this forum

(I’m on LOTS of pain meds and don’t think clearly a lot of times lol).

Hope you’re doing alright.

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tobiwan1984 said:

Hello there,

I just stumbled across this post. Since I’m new to the forum and searching for a (perfect) Phantom Edit I was wondering in how far this one is special. Or did I miss something?

O.k., found your other post.

I watched the 2 Phantom Edits (TPM and AotC) and basically want a better AotC edit, I liked the Phantom Edit of TPM which is really good. AotC Phantom Edit was too short with 106 minutes, that’s what bothers me most with this cut, the Asteroid scene should have been left in.

Aside from some bad interacting between Anakin and Padme, Episode III pretty much is a very satisfying Star Wars entry in my personal point of view.

Thanks anyways.

Greetings,

Tobias

Personally I think it adds nothing but ironically that IS my fav part of Clones lol I hated to trim it. The reason it’s out is because I wanted all the films to run (roughly) the same running time (like in the original versions - all at 2hrs20mins). I think they all play better at 2hrs. I didn’t like the Phantom Edits becuase I found they didn’t service the movies or whole series. Just taking out things you don’t like isn’t what’s best for the movie. Like how TPE just removes Jar Jar. He’s a main character and just eliminating him doesn’t fix anything. Changing his voice and giving proper english subs and then cutting out his overt silliness and stupidity then make him a regular character.

I should have stated that my cuts are not PERFECT films lol, they’re just blue prints as to to how I think the movies should have been put together.

You kind of have to watch them all in a row. I made changes to the originals that work in conjunction with the originals. The original prequels almost loosely connect to the originals in way (does that make sense?) and I tightened it up. I even removed the entire endor battle in jedi to get it to 2hrs.

Hopefully I’ll get to finishing the originals by the end of next month.

Thanks for feedback and for watching, much appreciated. Just to clarify, you like my TPM but not Shroud/Clones and did you were you talking about III theatrical or my version? And when you say Phantom Edits are you referring to all fan edits or the actual Phantom Edits?

Thanks again 😉

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Darth Lucas said:

Download links to fan edits aren’t allowed on this forum

Removed them. Sorry, someone else informed me. Make sense lol (I’m on LOTS of pain meds and don’t think clearly a lot of times lol).

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Here’s the first 3 (of 9) fan edits. People had problems with sound clipping originaly so I re-did it from scratch 2 weeks ago. The only small audio issue is with JarJar’s hindi dub mixing in with the english dub - the vocals in each didn;t always line up well together. I’m 95% happy with this edit and since I didn’t get paid to do this - it’s staying this way lol

PM me for links pls.

I’d love feedback thank you to anyone who takes time to watch. I have to finish up Rogue One then finish up the original trilogy (no ewok battle in Jedi!!!) and then maybe try Clone Wars movie.

May the Schwartz be with you!

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Get ready for "Star Wars - Shroud of the Sith", a radical fan edit of "The Phantom Menace"
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Midichlorians are real people - get over it, they’re just movies lol

Why do people insist on just removing all the things they didn’t like. Midichlorians? Took that out. Jar Jar Binks? Edited him out. You can’t betray Lucas’ vision for his movies. So many people get this wrong. Just cutting stuff out doesn’t make the movie any better. Like so many fan edits descriptions just remove jar jar - he’s a main character.

Now, I haven’t seen this cut cuz I won’t watch anyone else’s but mine but I can tell just by reading what people ‘did’ to the films. Why are people so obsessed with nonsense like midichlorians? You know why no one mentioned them in the original trilogy? Cuz it was just yoda & obi wan left. Seriously, why even bother with that explanation. Who’s got the time. Luke’s the only ‘jedi’ left. Who’s got time for all that science crap after 900 yrs. What Yoda and Ben said is still true. The force is all around us - binds us, err penetrates us… That’s all true of the ‘scientific’ explanation of midichlorians. I’m fine with the bacteria explanation. F

I’m not trying to rain on anyone’s parade lol or be a d-i-c-k. People just cut stuff out they hate or do silly things like edit all 3 prequels into one movie or redo effects and sound…do you get paid to do this? No. Who cares if you fixed effects and edited the sound and blah blah blah

If you didn’t FIX THE MOVIE, it’s doesn’t matter. You should service Lucas’ vision and try to help make it better. The STORY comes first. That’s all that matters, not trying to prove hpw amazing you are or take over someone else’s baby. Remember that.

P.S.

If you take out the midichlorians, then Anakin doesn’t exist. Plus they’re referenced in all 3 prequels.

“A Virgence you say?”
“It is possible he was CONCIEVED by the midichlorians.”
“You’re speaking of the prophecy of the chosen one?”

Take out the midichlorians and all this has no meaning. Just sayin 😉

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