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A New Hope: Semi-Special Edition

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This isn’t a major narrative-changing edit of ANH, more rather just a semi-specialized/despecialized/whatever-you-call-it edition, mixing different sources from Blu-Ray, to 4k77, to DeEd 2.7, and others, as of current I might be branching into ESB or ROTJ, I might probably use Adywan’s Revisited for it.

This edit is inspired by Hal 9000’s “Custom Special Edition”, but I’d like to do a more muted edit that still keeps the movie mostly the same, while still changing the audio and visual aspects.
I might also do some moderate vfx work for some shots, however there are some shots that are out of my abilites, so if you would wish to help me out, please feel free to.

CHANGES:
-General color-correction on Blu-Ray to remove magenta, might use NeverarGreat’s Technicolor version as main source
-Re-timing the crawl to match Adywan’s, might not add the “Episode IV”
-Repositioning the escape pod to go downwards, instead of upwards (similar to ANH Revisited)
-Adding the effect seen as the pod goes into the atmosphere with the help of an upscaled ANH:R
-Using De-Ed to restore the 77’ dusk sandcrawler shot, and the droids scene.
-Using 2011 for the extended view of the vaporators
-Using parts of Blu-Ray and DeEd to restore 77’ binary sunset and mountain
-Using De-Ed to remove “ghost Luke”* (already removed if I will use the Technicolor version)
-Using 2011 for all the speeder scenes, as it replaces the old “handdrawn shadow”
-Using 2011 speeder sequence as the Tusken Raiders look out
-Using De-Ed to remove rocks on R2-D2

(Mos Eisley will be a good balance between the 2011 and theatrical:
-using 2011 shot of speeder entering Mos Eisley, and removing the Womprats in the process
-DeEd for the Jedi Mind Trick scene
-ENTIRELY redone shot of the infamous “139 frames” scene of the Speeder heading towards the cantina in the OOT,
removing the SE Ronto, keeping the shuttle, and restoring the cut-out portion of the speeder, while adding in a new, not-handdrawn shadow underneath)

-DeEd throughout the cantina scenes, but replace with 2011 for the canteen exterior shots (mainly readding the CGI dewback)
-Using 2011 for the Falcon escape
-Using 2011 for the Alderaan Explosion, without the explosion ring* (Needing VFX for that)
-Using 2011 Falcon hangar matte
-Using DeEd 1.0 for the Darth Vader vs Obi-Wan scene, restoring the cleaner sabers while still having them consistently red and blue
-Using 2011 for the Falcon escaping and entering into Dantooine
-Might use a combination between Blu-Ray/DeEd for the X-Wing takeoff scenes
-Overall mixing and matching 2011 and theatrical for the entire Death Star fight, balancing them out
-Using 4k77 for the Death Star explosion
-Using DeEd for restoring the original ending

SOURCES:
-2011 Blu-Ray/NeverarGreat’s Technicolor Recreation
-Despecialized Editions 2.7 and 1.0
-4k77
-Adywan’s Revisited cut of A New Hope

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Do you plan on using Adywan’s version of the Alderaan explosion, as well as some shots from the Obi-Wan vs. Darth Vader remaster (SC 38 Reimagined)?

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Firstly, I wont be using the Alderaan explosion from Adywan’s due to its dated effects.
Same goes for the Darth Vader and Obi Wan sequence, the effects and CGIness of that scene sticks out like a sore thumb in comparison to the rest of the shots

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Sounds like a great cultist. I’m especially interested in your ideas for Mos Eisley.
Just a tip: if you want to use the original Death Star explosion, you may want to do a little effects work on the first few frames of the shot. They redid the model with the same CGI used for the Death Star a couple shots prior, so replacing it manually with the SE model and blending the transition into the original explosion would help it fit in seamlessly.

PM me for links to my edits; apparently, some feel shy about this.

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UPDATE: This project isn’t dead, however things are going by very slowly as of the moment due to personal matters.

However, I have been slowly developing this and so far have created a very, very rough rough-cut of the final film, using Neverar’s Technicolor Recreation as a base.

I am also doing preliminary VFX work for the infamous “139 frames” scene of the speeder going to the cantina, I might post a snippet of that soon.

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Ok, so heres a small snippet of the new “enhanced” scene of the speeder traveling towards the cantina (directly after the mind-trick scene in the OUT), with a new SE-ish shadow underneath the speeder while retaining the bottom half of the speeder seen in the theatrical.

This scene is still W.I.P. (moreso a proof of concept), and there are tons of things that need fixing (trying to clean up and stabilize the 4k77 source, color-correction) and I am not particularly good in doing such thing (I’m a first-timer) so any VFX help with this scene is greatly appreciated!

https://streamable.com/br7au

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