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6-In-1 or 9-In-1 Edits?

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Hello,
I’ve been wondering if there are any edits of the original six films as one movie OR all nine films as one movie. I think an edit like that would be very interesting and a quick and easy way to rewatch the whole saga, though it would be quite difficult to make.
Thanks for your help!

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This is just the thread for me!

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Vader-a-7-in-1-edit-of-the-Star-Wars-Saga/id/59135

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.

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I think a 6-in-1 edit would be possible, especially as you could just use a couple of scenes from the prequels as flashbacks to establish Vader as Luke’s father. You could also find a way to merge the two death stars into a single location. Either way, it would be incredibly difficult to take 12 hours that span a story of 40 years into 2 hours… and even more difficult to integrate the sequel trilogy.

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I think I actually have the link to your Vader cut, OutboundFlight! : )
I need to watch through the whole thing sometime.

And yeah, I think a 6-in-1 could work. I actually have some ideas, so I might make a 6-in-1 Fanedit sometime. Using the Luke vs. Vader Bespin duel as a vision to replace the Dark Side Cave vision/duel on Dagobah allows you to bypass Bespin, Han’s Carbonite subplot, and Jabba altogether, which drastically cuts down the runtime. That actually works very well and makes the film flow nicely.
But adding in the sequel trilogy would be nearly impossible because it just doesn’t flow very well with the original six films anyway (plus nine films is way too many to fit into one).