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#1069924
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STAR WARS: EP V "REVISITED EDITION"**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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Editroid said:

Lando interacts with the other characters during the final scene on Endor. I don’t think it’s even possible for him to be killed off.

Who says i’m even keeping the celebration at the end? Chances are that the Ewok dance party won’t survive the cut. A bit like Lando 😉

Plus, he’s not even in the new films, so killing him off will be easy

😉

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#1068899
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Machete Order? mmm
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imperialscum said:

Mocata said:

Having to sit through the prequels after the cliffhanger in Empire… now that’s something you need hospital drugs for.

Exactly. I do not see why would anyone want to put shit in the middle of the best sandwich.

I guess sitting through that sh*t would help make ROTJ seem like a movie of the same quality as eps 4 & 5 😉

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#1063871
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The Force Awakens: 1.78:1 scenes in 2D?
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Papai2013 said:

The IMAX aspect ratio was 1.44:1. It’s impossible to crop a 2.35:1 footage to 1.44:1. Do you realise how ridiculous the shot would look?
Is it possible that the entire IMAX scene was not in 1.44:1/1.90:1 (LIEMAX)? Maybe this BB8 shot was in 2.35:1, but it was so short and it was a fast scene that you didn’t notice the aspect ratio shift? I mean I’ve read in many forums that people failed to notice aspect ratio shifts on fast shots of partially IMAX filmed movies.
Even if this shot was in Full/half IMAX, I doubt it was a cropped shot. Because a zoom-in of a scope shot would look too big and bad on a giant screen.

I think, if you plan on doing a final version, please at least consider using the uncropped anamorphic shots. Those BB8 shots were done with 2.35:1 locked shots. There’s virtually no information left on the top and bottom. So, there is no way those shots could be opened up on an IMAX scene. The texture of those shots look very much like ones from anamorphic lenses. There is more grain, which won’t be the case with the IMAX scenes in the first place.

I have just got back from the Imax showing of TFA at Cineworld for the mini Imax festival they were doing today. I can confirm that the none Imax shots for this sequence are indeed cropped & zoomed so that the whole sequence is opened up all the way through. It does NOT swap between ratios. So The Imax recreation i did is correct

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#1063197
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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rodneyfaile said:

The surprise they are going to announce at Celebration could be a lot of things.

A new blu ray release of the movies with special packaging and new special features
4K blu rays of all the existing Star Wars movies
3D versions of all the Star Wars movies released in theaters
Original Unaltered Trilogy

I just have a feeling they are going to make an announcement and it’s going to be a letdown for me. I want the Original Unaltered Trilogy, not more of the special editions.

I have a feeling it’s likely to be a 3D saga theatrical run or 3D saga Blu-Ray set.

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#1063192
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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MalàStrana said:

Well to me it’s the cheapest looking SW of the entire series (R1 included) with some questionable CGI (Falcon on Jakku, some shots of the troopers geeting killed near Maz castle that are more or less the same quality of PT clone troopers) and empty production value (the resistance base, very lazy set…), so I don’t think the size of the print would change anything 😃

But maybe I’m harsh with modern CGI and I tend to be more tolerant for older movies.

Except that the troopers being killed at Maz’s castle were real stunt people in costume, not CGi.

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#1062634
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STAR WARS: EP V "REVISITED EDITION"**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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Just adding the finishing touches to the Rebel transport hangar ready for filming tonight. A bit more snow to add to the floor in places and then finalise the lighting of the set. It’s lit by the daylight coming through the window in these pictures and will look a lot different one the proper lighting is sorted and the smoke pumped into the room.













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#1061395
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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With Hayden being on the 40th Anniversary panel, we can kiss goodbye any chance that they will be announcing the unaltered versions being released. There is no way on earth they would have him there only to announce that they are going to give us the originals which would remove him appearing in the film and a scene that was hated by many since the change. If they do end up announcing them, just how awkward would that be? 😉

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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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