This is just the thread for me!
My old Vader edit was my very first fanedit, so the editing is a bit choppy and there’s a random song somewhere that I cringe at afterwards BUT all in all, I am proud of it for it’s scope and what I consider to be a successfully retelling of the original six Star Wars movies plus R1.
I cut the edit to tell mainly Vader’s perspective. This means a lot of iconic moments in the OT are lost, such as all of Tatooine, most of the Death Star, Luke’s Training, Jabba’s, and Endor. Instead, it is played from the Empire’s perspective. The Battle of Scarif and Death Star Break-In are treated like almost jump-scares with the rebels getting no screen-time until Hoth.
The PT runs simultaneously to the OT in ten minute segments, with the sound effect from LOST to represent the shift in time. The color grading also starts brighter in the PT than OT, but eventually turns darker while the OT gets lighter. The PT itself is mostly just clips from important moments in AOTC and ROTS, tied together into 10 minute strands. If I ever were to make a second version of this edit, I’d use some of the great PT fanedits here as a base, but when I was making the edit I hadn’t yet registered here.
Han Solo only becomes a POV character after the Death Star escape. The Rebel Base is moved straight to Hoth with the Death Star never being destroyed. When Han goes into carbonite, he dies. I couldn’t find any way to conceivably include his rescue without diluting the focus from Vader. After this, Luke become a POV character – prior to Cloud City, we had only seen random moments of him blowing up AT-ATs. The Battle of Yavin becomes the location of the Luke / Vader duel with Red Leader destroying the station. The ending shot is Vader’s empty funeral, followed by a nice little cinematic I made for the cast credits.
All in all, it runs at 3 hrs and 30 minutes… and that’s with cutting out tons of iconic moments. I honestly wouldn’t know how you could cut a 9 in 1.