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A New Hope - Reimagined

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Goal: To spice up/update ANH as much as possible and as seamlessly as possible with clips from Rogue One, Sc.38 Reimagined and new vfx clips… essentially a new special edition.

Preview stills:
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This was a project that got bigger and bigger… replacing more and more scenes as the project went on. The release of SC.38 inspired me to make this edit. The problem was, the polished look of the material didn’t really match A New Hope as it was. So basically, I figured if I added more polished fx shots throughout the film, it would all blend much better. So my goal was to upgrade as many fx shots as I could and it turned out to be basically The Special Edition 2.0 and I, personally, think this is a really fun refresh of ANH with some bonus Rogue One footage mixed in 😃 This version will pretty much eliminate the need to watch Rogue One, as the most essential elements of the movie will be incorporated into this edit.

Trailer here: https://vimeo.com/340297182
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  • Completely regraded

  • Fox and Lucasfilm logo… “A Long Time Ago…”

  • Soft-opening - Solo-style text intro appears on screen line by line with music building up…

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  • 10- minute Battle of Scarif prologue
    Completely recut fast-paced Battle of Scarif scene - totally recut and rebuilt - showing this scene really raises the stakes of the Death Star plans, the Rebellion and the conflict in the galaxy - totally adds depth and tension to the ANH intro when we get to it. The goal is to introduce the Rebellion and show the battle in which they acquired the plans - and seeing the Tantive escape the battle leads perfectly into ANH.

First, we see the Rebels scramble on Yavin to head out to Scarif. Then Radus and the Imperial officers provide us with all the exposition we need to guide us through what’s happening in the battle. Basically, the space fleet are providing cover for the guys on the ground and also trying to take down the shield to receive the transmission from Rebels down on the surface. The climax of the prologue is the destruction of the star destroyers, which subsequently destroys the Imperial shield-generator station and allows the transmission of the plans. We are also introduced to the Death star from afar (appropriate since the battle was all about the Death star). Immediately following, we hear Radus tell all ships to prepare for the jump to hyperspace and we see the Tantive take off and the screen goes blank…

“STAR WARS” intro

ANH starts as usual (we can assume the Empire tracked them and caught up)… BUT…

  • In this version, we have the classic intro to ANH but when the Star Destroyer fires on the Tantive and makes contact, we see the explosion outside and cut to the explosion inside the Tantive as the Rebels scramble. One rebel pulls a lever and shuts down the main reactor, which causes a power failure in the airlock corridor… trapping several rebels. The we see the Tantive taken up into the Star Destroyer… Vader corridor carnage ensues (completely rescored using ANH soundtrack)… the rebels manage to close the door on him. They then prepare for the Stormtroopers to blast the door open. ANH continues per the original…

  • Added subtle Imperial March theme when Vader enters the Tantive corridor after the Stormtroopers blow the door

  • Upgraded vfx on the Falcon in many shots throughout the movie

  • Han shoots first

  • No GGI jabba scene

  • When the falcon leaves Tatooine, we actually SEE the Falcon doing the maneuvers Han talks about. We see the Falcon approach the Star Destroyers as they cut him off and then actually skim and fly over and passed them… while chased by 2 TIE fighters

  • Luke’s saber (blue) is fixed while he trains on the Falcon

  • Add in Sc.38 (in my own way - heavily edited - recut, rescored and inter-woven with ANH clips to ‘soften’ the impact)

  • New vfx shot for falcon vs. TIE fighter

  • New vfx shots for Death Star approach

  • Upgraded a few x-wing and TIE fighter vfx shots in the Death Star attack

  • Upgraded Death Star explosion to make it more dramatic - we can now see recognizable pieces of it after the explosion

Lots of minor changes, score adjustments, sfx enhancements added throughout.

 


 

Mod Edit: It has come to the moderators attention that ForceGhostRecon was a previously banned member on this site - to which FGR has himself admitted.

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I’m currently working on a similar project. Would love to see how you handle this though. I think you’re very creative. This should be interesting.

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This might be sacrilegious, but what about instead of an opening crawl, try to use prequel and spin-off footage to create a crawl in more of a “show don’t tell scenario”

Kinda like the beginning of Fellowship of the Ring

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dgraham414 said:

This might be sacrilegious, but what about instead of an opening crawl, try to use prequel and spin-off footage to create a crawl in more of a “show don’t tell scenario”

Kinda like the beginning of Fellowship of the Ring

I’ve long wanted to see some short scene of the plans being stolen before the movie proper starts, so now I imagine clips from Rogue One such as Gold Leader going into battle and the Raddus receiving the plans cut into a short, impactful scene. Cut to “A Long Time Ago” then the crawl explaining what we just saw.

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This sounds awesome!!

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I think it would be kind of weird for The Emperor to kneel before Vader.

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snooker said:

I think it would be kind of weird for The Emperor to kneel before Vader.

I agree. And I’m one step ahead of you… the kneel is cut. 😃

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I like it in concept. Execution is good too. But I have no idea how you could make it feel more natural with royal guards or him exiting. What if instead of him going to Vader, vader has to go to a hologram room. It does seem weird that he would come get his subordinate

It’s cools though

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I love it!!!

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Agreed.

I can answer almost all questions anyone might have about the Sith from Star Wars Legends, and please do PM me for the bd25 DEED(Despecalised Editions), as I have this version, though I can’t answer technical questions about them. Do not go gentle into that good night, Though wise men at their end know dark is right, They
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Yessssss!!!

I can answer almost all questions anyone might have about the Sith from Star Wars Legends, and please do PM me for the bd25 DEED(Despecalised Editions), as I have this version, though I can’t answer technical questions about them. Do not go gentle into that good night, Though wise men at their end know dark is right, They
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I have a version of this ready to roll if anybody wants it. Right now, it is sans-rogue one intro but it has all the other additions:

-Add in Sc.38 (in my own way)
https://youtu.be/k9BhCeX8yjA

-Fix Death Star explosion
https://vimeo.com/272413322

-New VFX for TIE attack
https://vimeo.com/272412568

I wanted to use revisited as a base, but the quality just isn’t there. I used an edit for the base but only slight changes in the base (i.e. no jabba, lightsabers fixed, etc) Also, needs some additional color correction but ready to watch if anyone is interested. This one is mainly to put SC.38 into a cut for the people itching to see it in context.

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Are you going to upload it to your website? Im interested in seeing it

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dgraham414 said:

Are you going to upload it to your website? Im interested in seeing it

Yes, It’s up on the website - keep in mind, this is a v1 work in progress.

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ForceGhostRecon said:

dgraham414 said:

Are you going to upload it to your website? Im interested in seeing it

Yes, It’s up on the website - keep in mind, this is a v1 work in progress.

Where is the website?

I can answer almost all questions anyone might have about the Sith from Star Wars Legends, and please do PM me for the bd25 DEED(Despecalised Editions), as I have this version, though I can’t answer technical questions about them. Do not go gentle into that good night, Though wise men at their end know dark is right, They
Do not go gentle into that good night.
“Star Wars is a buffet, enjoy the stuff you want, and leave the rest.” - SilverWook
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They could fit with a lot more modification and editing. Well. Specifically the fight doesn’t fit in the movie. It’s just way too different. I think your empower scene, maybe some more rogue one stuff. Possibly some way to add more tatooine. Or making it truly reimagined and not having Luke show up until the Death Star. That might not be a good idea, and would require a lot

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V2 is out now with a few adjustments - fixed Vader theme when he enters the Tantive, smoother transition to SC.38, color corrected TIE attack.

V3 coming soon with a Rogue One ‘Vader’s rampage’ intro.

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Always enjoy your work, ForceGhostRecon