Extracting now …
Canto Bight First Scene
-Finn asks Rose if she knows of Canto Bight and she says “only in stories”. After this we cut right to Canto Bight. It’s a nice and streamlined transition with no talk of how the city sucks.
-After they are reported for parking on the beach, we cut to them dashing into the casino, see the codebreaker and then get caught. This shows them in a more desperate rush to help the resistance, removes all animal cruelty elements, capitalism messages, and such. Now we get the core elements of what is needed from Canto Bight.
Feel free to comment on the editing of the clip. I am considering cutting right from “And they just went off towards the casino” to them running in the casino, since the establishing wide shot is a little short.
The jump from the rich folks clinking glasses to the transport on the waterfall is rather sudden. Going from “only in stories” to Canto Bight’s rich folks was seamless. Loved that one. But transitioning to the next scene of the waterfall transport was unexpected for me.
I would remove “They just went off towards the Casino”. The wide shot of Canto Bight between the guy snitching and Finn running in the casino was so short that I didn’t even notice it on the first viewing.
I think this has A LOT of potential, but just lengthen a couple scenes because we transition to multiple places very fast in 47 seconds.
Same feelings here on that, I still agree there is good potential with some more dabbling!
^^ The last part of you comment is something I would like too … keep the shoulder dust off!
I still think it’d be nice to add a bit of the Imperial March to the scene when Vader arrives on the Tantive, though that would mean replacing a small bit of original music.
I already created a brief edit to show what that might look and sound like. It’s minimalist, but it works.
That’s exactly how it played out in my head. Very happy you tried this out and that it worked so well. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks. Hopefully Adywan got a glimpse of it. I think it works, but he may not.
I think that works really well for that scene … not over powering the scene.
Ah thanks guys, I think I will wait for all of them to be available to begin the downloads!
Version 5 is on spleen now? Or the version before?
I see the movement on the lips … certainly an improvement! I am also curious then blending aspects from the ESB yoda with this too. Hmmmm, the possibilities…
Agree with Ash.
The only possible touch up with these edits would be someone with a ton of time and know how to polish up some of the deleted scene footage. Some of those scenes are a bit visually distracting, but are MUCH better scenes then what the official release from Lucas.
But that is not necessary, just a way to make it PERFECTLY polished.
This is still THE go to prequel edits.
That is some seriously impressive work right there. Perfect!
Hey Hal, I know you are tinkering around on your other prequel edits, is this one being touched/polished like the others?
I’ll be monitoring your activity Hal! Is the current version 4.2?
That’s sounding pretty very good Hal! Looking forward to the final product!
Wow, I will admit that Vader dialogue was a lot smoother than I thought it would be coming from another source. Impressive. Pretty dang impressive man!
I will say from the edit, granted I have not watched it yet … I would prefer the removal of Bor Gullet. Personally that whole thing was goofy and distracting.
Hal I look forward to your polishing of this edit. It’s certainly my go-to prequel edit … along with the other ones!
It would be neat if disney … or those with really fine skills … can go through ALL the deleted scenes to help polish them up. I like your use of them in your edits which were “better” scenes for the movie … just not as polished looking.
I’ve been away from the forums for awhile, and wow, excited to hear v2.1 is done. Yay! can’t wait to watch it! Downloading it now. I am glad the disk art is available on the google drive too for those who print on discs like me!
I found this take on Canto Bight scenes, and Finn’s journey in the film - from going to being mainly concerned for his friend, all the way to committing to the Rebel cause - to be of interest…
(that’s not to say that message could have been made a little clearer and some of the scenes didn’t play too well)
Hmmm, very interesting … I get the take on it for his character. Some parts of it still stick out and if there was an edit that keeps parts of the Casino scenes … it can be trimmed quite a bit to keep that character building for Finn.
I actually kinda want to slow the cave footage down, ESB style.
Lol, that would be a big throwback to ESB.
It may be a bit triply for how long the scene is!
So Far Hal I can dig your list. Anything to cut down the Casino scenes would be great!
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Removing the high ground is ALWAYS a good thing. I understand your thinking about the situation due to the original line in ROTJ.
however, I think at this time Obi Wan has already lost hope in Anikan. I personally don’t think that extra line is needed or at least does not fit quite right. That’s just my opinion.
I really liked 90% of your Rouge One edit, so I am sure I will mostly like this one.
I’ve just seen the movie once and need to watch it again to really focus on each detail.
I admit the bombing scene was kind of strange. Slow … and I mean SLLLOOOOOWWWW moving bombers? It was goofy.
It seemed like the only purpose of the whole scene is for Poe to later “learn” about his hoy-headedness and needlessly sacrificing people.
Anyway, I will follow this edit!
Did anyone ever get v2.0 to burn to a BD50 and work in a player? I wasn’t able to, either with the PCM audio or the AC3. Granted, I only tried it on a PS4, but I have no problems with my Despecialized discs which were burned using the same method…
I was able to with DVD fab 10 using my mac. I’ve played it successfully on my standalone blu ray player.
I would be HIGHLY interested on a Last Jedi edit. i did enjoy/entertained by Last Jedi, it is a very decisive movie indeed with some very nessary edits.
I would think that edit would be similar to your prequel edits Hal. Trim the fat (unnecessary humor/bad scenes) and replace scenes maybe with the supposed high quality deleted scenes to help with the good parts of the movie.
The problem with the scene was Hux going along with the joke, made him look stupid and started to look like a comedy skit.
Agreed, hence why it needs to be trimmed to remove that part of it.
I gotta agree with Hal and Ash. There has to be humor in this, plus it adds meat onto Poe’s character flaw that leads up to the bombing run. He is a hot head, but the scene dragged on for a bit too long, the gag got stale.
That is like the cherry on top!
As for the issue of why the First Order is slowly running them down rather than destroying them with TIEs, perhaps the reason could be that Snoke wanted Leia alive so she could personally surrender to him, and he would also suspect that she would be the most likely person to have the location of Luke. This could be easily communicated in the crawl, and that way the First Order would just blockade the Resistance base until after most of the island scenes and when Leia decides to launch her attack.
The dreadnaught was about to destroy the cruiser before it got bombed, so keeping them alive was not a priority.
A edit can convey that, but it would need to remove some scenes or hopefully change dialogue to relay the thought of disabling the cruiser. But again, a handful of TIE’s could also disable the cruiser by shooting out the engines at the back.
On a movie standpoint they were adding suspense with a survival time limit, but the logic behind it was silly on a logic standpoint.
But to be fair, star wars battle logic hasn’t really been there starting from the first movie. So we could let that slide…