Star Wars: Revisited Trilogy - “What the Special Editions should have been!”
There are these three main Revisited Edition threads, by adywan himself - where information is in abundance, the history and process of the project is contained, and many questions have been already answered - with more encouraged to be asked:-
Star Wars: Revisited
Empire Strikes Back: Revisited
Return Of The Jedi: Revisited
There is also an unofficial discussion thread by nightstalkerpoet - full of useful info too:-
The Unofficial Complete REVISITED SAGA Ideas and Random Discussion Thread
Plus this ‘ideas and wishlist’ thread for adywan’s Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi edits, by teharri:-
Info & Ideas: ESB and ROTJ Wishlist
As well as this older discussion thread by muddyknees2000 - on adywan’s Purist & Revisited Editions of Star Wars:-
ANH…Revisited or Purist???
There are also these other projects undertaken by adywan over the years:-
adywan’s The Star Wars Saga - 1080P AVCHD DVD-9 for PS3 & Blu-Ray players thread - SW & ESB colour corrected in 1080p
adywan’s The Phantom Menace - Theatrical Version - NTSC DVD project.
adywan’s The Empire Strikes Back “1980 Theatrical version” Reconstruction project.
adywan also has some useful and informative social media channels for his Revisited Editions, here:-
Star Wars Revisited Website : Facebook : Twitter : YouTube
The ‘Star Wars Revisited’ Website linked above is particularly useful and helpful for all things Star Wars Revisited
^ Some of which is superbly run and maintained by doubleofive - who can also be found on his quality Star Wars Visual Comparisons Blog and Twitter too 👍
‘ANH:R HD sample reel’:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFp1WuYKWtI - a 5 minute video at the Adywan revisited youtube channel (in April 2020).
Obviously, the main rule of acquiring the Revisited Editions is that you must own the official retail release of the Original Trilogy on blu ray - or the HD Digital Download of the OT.
Of course, it’s up to you which format you’d like to have the Revisited Editions stored on - many people like them on blu ray discs - some in quality Box Sets and cases or covers with quality artwork, a few have them stored on USB flash drives, or their computer hard drive, some have them on standalone HD Players, or plex / kodi / media centre type set-ups…
The ‘Case Covers, Disc Labels, and Fan Art’ section of the OriginalTrilogy•com site has an array of cover and disc art for adywan’s Revisited Editions - well worth checking it out for ideas & inspiration, for printing info, and help too.
There is also an unofficial Cover and Art thread for the Revisited Editions, here - link
The ‘How-To’s and Technical Discussions’ section may also be of use/assistance if you’re having any technical issues - for seeing if others are having / have had the same or similar problem, or for posing a new question.
Good luck with it - and hope you enjoy watching them, and any of the other great projects on the site too.
Other preservations, fan edits and fan projects can be found in…
Star Wars Preservation - link
Star Wars Fan Edits and Other Projects - link
Preservation of Other Properties - link
Fan Edits and Projects for Other Properties - link
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• Some info & help for TN1’s 4K77, 4K80 & 4K83 preservation projects of the Original Trilogy…
• Some info & help for adywan’s Revisited Editions of the Original Trilogy…
• Some info & help for the Hal 9000 Edits of the Prequel & Sequel Trilogies (+ more)
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Last updated: 29th September, 2020.
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