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#1057930
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STAR WARS: EP V "REVISITED EDITION"**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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March update:

Today i’m putting the finishing touches to the transport hangar miniature (well not that miniature with it measuring 9ft L x 6ft W x 3ft H 😉 ) Just the cosmetics now like adding the snow to the floor, adding the ships, cargo and other set decorations etc. Testing out the lighting before everything is pieced together and found one of the ceiling lights died, so had to rip that out and replace, but the rest seem fine. Filming this set should be happening in the next few days

now the Wampa is proving to be a bit of a B*stard. The cabling system for the mouth has stopped working for some reason now it’s installed. In tests it worked fine but now the mask is ready for installation, its snagging somewhere as the cable has become too tight to pull. But i just can’t see what is causing it. The cable is running freely through the outer casing, the mouth hing is moving freely and is able to be moved with just a very light touch, but once you pull on the cable it just won’t move. But i’ll figure this out. If not then it could mean scrapping the Wampa, which i don’t want to do, because the mouth movement is essential to this.

So i should have both the hangars filmed by the end of the month/ first week in April. A few weeks worth of work adding all of the extra stuff in the composition and it’s then just the wampa. So the end is very close now. Once i have the hangars finished and added to the editing timeline i will finally have a good idea of a release date, so check back sometime in April for that 😃

Because there won’t be much to update you on in the mean time, the next update will be mid to late April (apart from maybe some pics of the hangars). But that will be an update you won’t want to miss. So asking for constant updates/ asking if its been delayed because i haven’t posted in a few weeks, won’t make any difference. I will post updates when i am good and ready 😉

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#1057668
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Did anyone else notice just how much smaller the Lucasfilm logo and “a long time ago…” text was at the beginning of Rogue One compared to the saga films?

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#1057642
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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jedimasterobiwan said:

Don’t yell at me but do you know what’s going on with empire revisited? Did it get delayed again or did something happen to adywan is he ok?

For every post you make asking the same stupid “is it delayed” questions, i delay the project by one month. so, after counting up the times you have said this so far, the project is now scheduled to be released in May 2187

😉

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#1057589
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Fang Zei said:

This “surprise announcement” (very vague) will either be the unaltered versions hitting blu-ray at long last or have nothing at all to do with a re-release of the movies.

But, as i have said before, there has been nothing even mentioned about a “surprise announcement” happening at Celebration. It’s just something that has been twisted from the official announcement of the panel.

The only two official things said about the 40th panel that mentions anything about “surprises” :

Official Star Wars site:
…this marquee Celebration event will undoubtedly include many not-to-be-missed surprises.

Andi Gutierrez on the Star Wars Show:
Celebration is the place for surprises, make sure you attend this event. That’s all we are going to say.

NOTHING about any announcement being one of the “surprises”.

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#1054188
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Just asking this one question has anyone ever done an updated to the 1997 special edition special effects?
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jedimasterobiwan said:

Hal 9000 said:

Does Adywan’s Revisited project not count?

no not that what he said was he’s not updating things like the cgi ships going to attack the death star etc. cgi bespin cgi tatoonie cgi ending of jedi etc.

No i did NOT say that at all. I haven’t even mentioned how i’m going to end ROTJ or what changes i will be making for ANH:R HD.

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#1053703
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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I’m not sure why people are saying that there is going to be a big surprise at the 40th anniversary panel and jumping to this meaning they will announce the OUT being released. The report seems to have been twisted a little to suit this theory, when in fact the announcement actually is a little different:

“As is tradition, this marquee Celebration event will undoubtedly include many not-to-be-missed surprises.”

All this means is that there could be some surprises, usually surprise guests, unseen footage or something else along those lines. Same type of thing happens every celebration.

The sad fact is, if they don’t announce that they are releasing the theatricals at Celebration, then thats the end of it. It’s the optimal time to release them, being the 40th anniversary. In 2020, when Disney will get the full rights to the other 5 films, the next release will be the 3D prequel trilogy with a 4k SE trilgoy later once Disney start supporting the format. In this case the chance of seeing the OUT will most likely be AFTER George has passed. I wouldn’t put it past him to have stipulated never to release the originals. The only glimmers of hope is 1:-the strained relations between George and Disney since TFA went into production and he announced before they had a chance about the big 3 being in it and then them chucking out Georges treatments ( followed by the “white slavers” and other negative comments George made about disney and TFA) and 2:- better quality fan restorations and their greater media attention cutting into Disney’s chances of maximum profits for an official release

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#1051021
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George Lucas's worst decision
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Ryan-SWI said:

Judge said:

Prowse has been lied to and screwed over by Lucas from day one, so I’m not surprised he was “acting as jerk”. I certainly trust him more than Lucas when it comes to the history of these movies, considering Lucas’ entire version of events has been contradicted by other figures in one way or another over the years. It seems more likely to me that Prowse was banned from LFL events for not sticking to the ‘official story’.

Nobody is claiming Lucas to be a saint.
But Prowse was in hot water the moment he leaked the ESB twist well before the film ever came out. He was also never hired to voice or physically (as in, out of the suit) play Darth Vader, Lucas just said he might be able to; not to mention he was barely in ROTJ and fired before the mask scene was even filmed. This stuff happens all the time, and that’s hardly being "lied to."
Prowse is not some poor innocent victim nasty old Lucasfilm bullied for fun.

Yet he never leaked the ESB twist. This has been proven since. That article came out before ESB had even started filming. The reporter on that article never even got to speak to Prowse at this even where he is supposed to have said this. His source was someone very close to Lucas but he had to use a name for the quote and he used Prowse’s. It was impossible for Dave to have even known that twist, especially when they hadn’t even been given the script at this point and even if he had a copy, it had " obi-wan killed your father" as the twist.

But that isn’t even the article that turned george against Prowse. It was an article in a UK newspaper during the time ROTJ was in production which gave away the fact that Darth Vader was going to die at the end of ROTJ. That again used Dave’s name as the source and George went batshit crazy at him and that’s when it all started. He even refused to invite him to the UK premier because of it. But go watch the doc “I am your Father”. The original reporter is interviewed and he tells how they were getting leaks and that they had to have a name to back up the story so, yet again, used Dave’s name. He NEVER leaked anything to the press.

imperialscum said:

Even though this is widely-known information, for reliable source you can refer to Making of ESB by Rinzle

Those books aren’t as “reliable” as you may think. People who worked on those movies have stated that they are basically the “Revised history according to George Lucas”.

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#1050555
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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Dazman said:

About the X-wing engines : I remembered to watch for them the second time I saw Rogue One and on Eadu research planet when it’s quite dark they are red but on Scarif when it’s bright daylight they are pink. So I would hope that Adywan follows that logic, that way we can have it both ways and more people would be happy with the result. (Yes I like red more) =)

They’re still pink during the Eadu attack

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#1049411
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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DrDre said:

The site makingstarwars.net posted a rumor about the release of the OOT for the 40th anniverary:

http://makingstarwars.net/2017/02/rumor-unaltered-original-star-wars-trilogy-re-released-year/

They state: “Several sources have let us know it was coming and it appears to actually be on the way this time.”

Just getting an Error 404 when clicking on that link

EDIT: It’s working again now.

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#1047803
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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Ronster said:

adywan said:

The X-wing engines were originally pink in ANH. The engine colour changed when it came to ESB & ROTJ, when they became red. But now, with Rogue One using the original colour for the engines, and the possibility of me doing an edit of R1 for personal viewing, it makes sense to have the engines the same colour throughout.

No issues with what you do and your decisions but I’ll remind you about the “Blue” star fields so how much bleed is coming in from contrast bleed to the image?

If you add blue to red you get pink… So I don’t know I think I’ll blame you for making them Red and making me believe they are “meant” to be red. But then also It is something that was hand painted on and would have been one of the last things added to the image so honestly I don’t know it might be worth assessing the blue star fields at some point and see if it is impacting the color of the engines?

You know more about this stuff than I do but is there any possibility the engines were meant to be red? I just thought it looked better aesthetically anyway…

Interesting though all the same. 😃

Your theory about the starfield making the engines pink doesn’t hold up when you consider ROTJ. That is the one film that has really heavy blue cast starfields and the engines in that are red. 😉 Plus, the engines aren’t hand painted in the originals. They were done by doing a separate motion controlled light pass of the models, with just the engines lit, against a black background and then composited on top.

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#1047799
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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Darth Lucas said:

adywan said:

The X-wing engines were originally pink in ANH. The engine colour changed when it came to ESB & ROTJ, when they became red. But now, with Rogue One using the original colour for the engines, and the possibility of me doing an edit of R1 for personal viewing, it makes sense to have the engines the same colour throughout.

Would you change them to pink in ESB and ROTJ as well? Since the engines are pretty pink in TFA, would this not provide optimal consistency? Not that I am wanting to keep adding work on Empire but I would think that would make sense.

Check the x-wing pic from ESB:R a few posts back 😉

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#1047433
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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exitzero said:

You mentioned rolling back the Revisited Death Star Plans because of Rogue One. Just wondered if you plan on going back to the pink X-Wing engine glow too.

Yes, the engines are now pink.

Progress on the Wampa;

Started layering the fur onto the mask. A very time consuming task as this has to be done in small sections at a time. I’ll be gluing the fur onto the mask as much as possible and then hair punching the rest to blend in the edges to give a more natural look.

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#1042158
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 **REVISITED** ADYWAN **720p HD version coming after ROTJ:R*
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jedimasterobiwan said:

any hint what a new hope revisited hd’s color correction will look like?

TV’s Frink said:

Probably purple. Maybe some red.

jedimasterobiwan said:
screw you i was saying like a preview image

And how the hell do you even remotely think i could post a preview pic of how ANH:R HD is going to look when i have stated that i haven’t even started yet? Should i just phone up the Doctor and ask to borrow his TARDIS for a few minutes while i pop into the future and grab a screengrab?

jedimasterobiwan said:

TV’s Frink said:

jedimasterobiwan said:

when you get to jedi could you try to do a new hope revisited hd at the same time.

So you want both done in 40 years?

no you sarcastic horse’s ass

The way you speak to people on this site is one of the reasons you get ribbed. Even when people are just poking fun in a lighthearted way, like we do all the time, you respond like this. And it’s also the reason why i would kindly ask you NOT to post any more in ANY of my threads. I’m sick and tired of the way you act, then start the same excuses. There comes a point when it has to be put to a halt. I may not be able to get rid of you here, but consider yourself gone from the facebook page and twitter is likely to follow too, thanks to you constantly cross posting the same comments between all 3 (even copy and pasting the same comment about asking me to do anh at the same time as jedi that you posted here on a post i made about how ill i have been this past week.), so i know which account to block on facebook. There may no longer be an ignore feature on this site, but don’t expect any replies from me about any questions you have about these projects from now on.

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#1039282
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teharri said:

A lot has changed since Star Wars Revisited was released 10 years ago. What is the plan for distribution?

It will be an 8gb(approx) 720p mkv file at first, most probably available through usenet and direct download links. Torrents will most likely crop up not long after. The 25GB bluray and DVD will follow later in the year once i have completed the special features, which i haven’t started yet because i have been concentrating on getting the edit out of the way first

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#1037455
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ROTJ is the best Star Wars film... discuss!
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IP55 said:

How could they even think of changing the holograms! I think the timed/cut vader breathing/fighting is just brilliant and the action is realistic, that is what sets these films apart. I met Dave prowse in the city toy shop and he was a giant in full vader costume. Obviously he was signing stuff but that was on the back of Jedi. Jedi will always have a strong place in my heart and it’s easily better than anything that has been made since…

If Vader was in full costume at the toy shop, then that wasn’t Dave Prowse. Dave never did any of the costume stuff for the promotional events like that. Kermit Eller is the best known of the ones that did the Vader events at the time. Not sure if he did the jedi tour though

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