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#1171899
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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LordZerome1080 said:

Tantive3+1 said:

Last comment on this and then let’s close this topic and move on to making serious suggestions.

Even if anyone were to attempt creating a fanfilm scene like this or for any other edit, it’d cost money in the possible thousands to get/make props, the necessary materials to build a set, filming equipment, a professional crew that knows how to film it the proper way, and getting someone to portray Vader and Admiral Piet.

Taking that into account, do you think it’ll be easier for someone who’s had to ask for donation drives as a last resort? Even though you understandably want your suggestion put out there, it all comes down to if you end up seeing it on the change list on the first page.

Thank you for being the ONLY person who has not attacked my scene.

Yeah, that’s not what happened.

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#1171878
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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LordZerome1080 said:

towne32 said:

There’s no explanation needed for a lack of response regarding Vader’s unmasked appearance. If ESB ended with Luke saying, “Sure. I’ll join up”, and then they go out for tea, then yes, some kind of reaction shot (I think a double take, followed by, “Bwaaaa?” would be best).

But his concern is entirely on his ailing/dying father at that point, not something superficial like his appearance.

I made this scene quite a few years ago and thought it was a cool concept. The fact that almost all of you have shown it nothing but vitriol in a thread designated to an alternate version of the SEs. You are all hypocrites and should be ashamed of yourselves for thinking that one idea is “superfluous” when the very idea of changing the original versions is something a lot of us see as blasphemy.

Everyone was perfectly nice to you. Especially for this site, and especially for anywhere on the internet. But I guess we’re done with that, now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlA9bNk3b5Q

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#1171877
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Episode VI: Return of the Ridiculousness
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I don’t know if anything similar has been suggested, yet.

LUKE
But you’ll die.

VADER
Nothing can stop that now. Just for once… let me look on you with my
own eyes.

LEO’s voice
Haven’t I always been a good uncle?

LUKE
No. You’re coming with me. I can’t leave you here. I’ve got to save
you.

LEO’s Voice
Come on! I’m an old man. I’m confused! What’s my name? Will you take me home?


(the joke)

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#1171866
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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There’s no explanation needed for a lack of response regarding Vader’s unmasked appearance. If ESB ended with Luke saying, “Sure. I’ll join up”, and then they go out for tea, then yes, some kind of reaction shot (I think a double take, followed by, “Bwaaaa?” would be best).

But his concern is entirely on his ailing/dying father at that point, not something superficial like his appearance.

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#1171841
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Episode III: Revenge of the Ridiculousness
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TV’s Frink said:

Still struggling to come up with a good crawl idea (anyone got something please speak up). But this was fun to see.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6EgTDaWHaE

Keep the real crawl, itself.

And then keep it going, and going. Tell the entire plot of the film. Maybe 3x longer than normal (or even longer). Pan down from the star field, through a bit of atmosphere, and onto the closing shot of the film. Iris wipe to the end credits.

Show a bit of credits, run them off the screen and pan down from those stars to however Revenge of the Sith actually starts.

(Can you tell I watched too much Monty Python, growing up?)

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#1171832
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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LordZerome1080 said:

You could have all just said something constructive instead of destructive about my scene idea. It’s much easier to be kind than it is to not be kind.

For the most part, people are just commenting about how it’s not at all appropriate for this kind of edit. As for the content, I only skimmed it.

The first question you got was: why? Do you think this adds to the film, aside from putting your stamp on it perhaps?

The second was: how? No one here, on any project that I’m aware of, is filming entire scenes of the original trilogy to this extent, with new voice work of main, existing characters and everything. This is well outside of the technical scope of every ambitious project on the site, and it doesn’t even seem to have a clear reason for being made, from what you’ve said.

But I think the most appropriate place here for that kind of thing is probably indeed the script writing and re-writing area. Maybe people could have been more polite (I didn’t think anything was that bad), but no one in this thread should probably be giving you feedback on the writing itself, anyway. Constructive, destructive, or otherwise.

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#1171566
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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Dek Rollins said:

Yeah he posted in the Army of Darkness versions thread about the same thing JMO filled my fanedit thread with, among the other consistencies.

I love when he makes a new account and immediately demands Jay and Silent Bob related material. I mean, I appreciate some of Kevin Smith’s stuff, but there is exactly one person on the planet begging for a preservation of theatrical color timing of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. 😃

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#1171004
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1997 Special Edition Audio Mixes, GOUT-Synced
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I have included a slightly editorialized version of The Empire Strikes Back’s audio which keeps Luke’s line, "You’re lucky you don’t taste very good,” and removes his scream as he falls through the Cloud City shaft. For many, these are the two elements of the 1997 mix of Empire that are not easily stomached.
This alternate version is labelled as “Custom Version” and the version without these editorial changes is labelled as “’97 Purist Version.” (Purist in the sense that it does not take the liberty of deviating from the 1997 mix in these two instances when nothing visual prompts it.)

Interesting project! What is the status of the “Bring my shuttle” vs. “Alert my Star Destroyer to prepare for my arrival” line in this project? That’s something else that I might expect to vary in a purist vs. custom version, though I suspect few would complain if both versions had “Bring my shuttle”.

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#1170301
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How to add black bars to video
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You have to re-encode, so some information will be lost. The best you can do is give it as good of an encoding as you can (high bit rate, 2 pass, etc).

Or, you could wait for Adywan to release his blu-ray version, whenever that might be.

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#1169503
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Episode IV: A Ridiculous Hope
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TV’s Frink said:

http://originaltrilogy.com/post/id/1169089

I like the second idea. Or even, as the very first words out of their mouths toward each other (cuts indicated by []):

Darth Vader [] betrayed and murdered your father.

You told me Vader betrayed and murdered my father.

Your father [] became Darth Vader. Your father [] betrayed and murdered your father. So what I have told you was true… from a certain point of view.

Edit: Followup (wrong thread) -

Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father.

I know, father.

No. I am yo-

I KNOW, I KNOW! [from R2 X-wing scene]

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#1169165
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Assistance with ANH:R -- Any place to find it as 1 file?
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ChiefWamsutta said:

towne32 said:

That’s just because it’s a DVD file (and standard definition).

Just right click the folder with all the files in it (probably a VIDEO_TS folder) and play with VLC. It’ll play as one full length movie.

Is there any way I can save it as one whole movie?

It is one whole movie. Don’t click the individual VOB files, but run the DVD as I said.

What, specifically, do you want to do? Make it into an MKV file? Use the program “Make MKV” for that.

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#1168882
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MKV TO ISO - FILE SIZE INCREASE.???
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Jackpumpkinhead said:

Is there any way to estimate the final AVCHD folder file size after encoding to MKV?

You can use the ratio of the sizes from your last attempt to roughly calculate the difference. But from what I recall, the ratio isn’t perfectly consistent. Shoot just a bit under for a target size, to be safe.

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#1166406
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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oojason said:

Swift S. Lawliet said:

Someone asked me something interesting regarding what official releases need to be owned before getting the Despecialized Editions.

Apparently, some countries like Hong Kong and the Philippines had DVD-only versions of the 2011 Special Editions which were the basis for the Despecialized Editions.

She asked me if one is legally allowed to download the Despecialized Editions if she owns the 2011 Special Editions on DVD but not Blu-ray.
And if so, is she allowed to download any version or just the DVD5 version?

And, if she bought the digital releases but only in SD, is she allowed to download any version of the Despecialized Edition or only the DVD5 version?

Please give me answers for my friend who wants to dip into the Despecialized Editions.

Your friend is seemingly mistaken - the blu rays of the Original Trilogy are available in Hong Kong, and other places across Asia. There is also a regional version with Traditional Chinese, Korean, Thai subtitles:-

https://www.play-asia.com/star-wars-the-complete-saga/13/709p2p

https://www.yesasia.com/global/star-wars-the-complete-saga-blu-ray-hong-kong-version/1046170147-0-0-0-en/info.html

and are also available on many ebay / online market type places too - considerably cheaper…

 

A quick look at ‘The Ultimate Introductory Guide’ (Section 1: Introduction) - states…

‘Remember, as with any fan edit, YOU MAY ONLY DOWNLOAD THIS PROJECT IF YOU ARE A LEGAL OWNER OF THE OFFICIAL SOURCE. For Harmy’s DE project, this means YOU MUST OWN AN OFFICIAL HD RELEASE for each respective film (i.e. Star Wars Episodes IV, V, & VI), such as the official Blu-ray Disks or digital purchase.’

I would also chime in with regards to the following:

She asked me if one is legally allowed to download the Despecialized Editions if she owns the 2011 Special Editions on DVD but not Blu-ray.

I don’t know anything about actual copyright law in Hong Kong (aside from the fact that in the West, we tend to perceive it as lax, with pirated material easily accessible, etc). But in any case, our rules here are not meant to be interpreted as something that represents the law in any jurisdiction whatsoever. It’s a self-imposed moral code, that is firmly requested/demanded of people who acquire Despecialized. And a requirement of the forum.

If she is indeed interested in what the law says about it, you should consult a better resource than us.

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#1165467
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THX on 35mm Tech IB preservation - HELP NEEDED
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SilverWook said:

But it helps. 😉 I’ve seen at least one Blu Ray review where the author was totally unaware they were not watching the unaltered 1971 film. And don’t get me started on people who think Jabba was present in the 1977 release of Star Wars…

The most common misconception I see about the Star Wars revisions is that numbering the originals 4 5 and 6 all happened in 1997 (or even post 1999). It’s a rare case of accusing Lucas of even more revisionism than he is guilty of. Of course, the kind of people with that misconception are generally not the type of people who would hold it against him anyway.

But I agree about THX. 1971 vs. 1978 is subtle. It’s not strange for someone to consider the laserdiscs original.

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#1165199
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Harmy's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Despecialized Edition HD !!!MKV and AVCHD v2.0 NOW AVAILABLE!!!
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pittrek said:

Hey Harmy, any chance you would (could) restore the very first / opening day or whatever we call it version of Star Wars in 720p? The one which has the differently composited 3 optical shots and closing credits? If it’s actually possible, since the only source is probably the laserdiscs

Could you go into more detail about this? I’m mildly startled that I have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about. 😃

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#1164746
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Harmy's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Despecialized Edition HD !!!MKV and AVCHD v2.0 NOW AVAILABLE!!!
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Harmy said:

Certainly something to consider - it sucks that we can’t get seamless branching to work properly - I’d love to have one disc where you’d go to the menu and select between the US 1977 Version, US 1981 version or one of the foreign language versions, each with their own crawl, burned in subs and (for some) credits. I’m not sure if we have scans of both but it would be awesome to have both versions of the English credits as well, where one would run with the '77 version and the other with the '81 version.

And then the MKV release would be the US '77 version.

I mean, we can get seamless branching working. Williarob taught me how to do it, and I did have a 2.6 release that worked just fine. His SSE release also works well for most people. We can figure it out.

It’s just that there are going to be a few people with certain hardware or software that end up struggling with it. The main problem with the SSE turned out to be that people could not get it ripped properly to MKV. There were probably a dozen attempts uploaded onto myspleen by various people, for the first couple of months. So there needs to be an official MKV release that settles on a specific branch layout. Afaik, branching MKVs seem to always stutter at branch points, so are not ideal (and again, surely compatibility issues galore).

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