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Post #1243369

Author
JXEditor
Parent topic
Revenge of the Jedi (RotJ Dark Edit)
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Date created
26-Sep-2018, 9:57 PM

So as the title suggests, this is an edit of Star Wars Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. The aim of this is to give the film a darker tone and overhaul the ending. I’ve been working on this off and on for almost a year. My computer crashed and I lost a lot of data for this, however recently I started working on it again and now I’ve started sending out workprints/drafts with the hopes of getting feedback and tips, though I’ve only really gotten total approval and absolute disapproval.

The edit so far implements the deleted scenes of Vader reaching out to Luke at the beginning and Moff Jererrod’s Conflict. Vader also reaches out to Luke a couple of times throughout the film. The Ewoks have been severely trimmed (Animal cruelty?). Luke now uses a red lightsaber and I used footage of Anakin killing the Separatists, with the music from Vader’s hallway scene in Rogue One as a means of removing the Sarlacc Pit (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXFJXDxnJ1A). Vader’s lines have been trimmed to be more irredeemable. There are numerous other edits however the main ones mainly take place at the end. I’m working on is adding a new space battle to the ending, after DS2 has been destroyed. During the battle the remaining rebels are scattered and ultimately crushed.