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Commander Courage
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25-Jan-2008, 7:48 PM
Now that I've seen the finished product, I'd like to contribute to the discussion but what left is there to say, really?

The highlights of the edit (for me) were the new Death Star intro and following meeting (great music additions!), the Cantina, the escape from Tatooine, the duel, the gunport sequence, the hyperspaced Falcon cockpit, and basically the from the Death Star schematic briefing until the end of the movie! The "money shot" of the edit, IMO, was the arrival of the TIE fighters at the Battle of Yavin. So awesome...

And since it's turned into such a major discussion point, I might as well put my two cents in on the severed arm. I'd go with Dr. Ezevan's for all the reasons discussed above, plus it's a great way to make a cameo!

There were however two changes I was hoping to see that weren't there:
1) "I wanted you to have this..." I know you'd planned on making this change, Adywan, but I think I read you couldn't get it as good as you may have liked. I think the majority of us here really would like to see this alteration if you could maybe give it one last try.
2) The Emperor. I expected a hologram of Palpatine to show up at some point, especially after seeing your test shot of Vader flying off to his Star Destroyer in one of your previews. Again, I know this was something you were going to try to do, but if it didn't work out it didn't work out.
As you're well aware, this is YOUR edit, you're not obligated to do anything just because "the majority" asks for it and we're privleged to that you take our suggestions into consideration as much as you do. I brought up these particular ones because they'd been mentioned before as possibilities and was wondering the reasons why they were abandoned.

I'm looking forward to your ESB edit (after a long, well deserved break of course), but what I'm most excited to see is how you tackle the prequels. If you can make ANH a better film I can't wait to see what you do with them.

PS. Thanks for the credit at the end too! It'd been so long since I'd posted here I wasn't sure if I'd made the list. Thanks for not forgetting me!