Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope "Semi-Special Edition"
Artwork By: Rich Davies
This is essentially a “muted-down” version of Adywan’s Star Wars Revisited, and is also heavily inspired by Hal900’s “Custom Special Edition” while also being a sort-of “Semi-Special Edition”, fixing some continuity errors, restoring some theatrical sequences, and improving “dated” effects created by the special edition to create an immersive and seamless experience without being thrown off by a CGI Ronto walking into frame, while also enjoying the new changes that shaped some of the movie for the better.
This project’s main source is “Neverar’s Technicolor Recreation”, the same used by Harmy in 3.0 of his Despecialized, while other sources include Skydude’s 4k77 “The SkyMaster Edition” and Harmy’s Despecialized 3.0 for the cleaned up theatrical shots, as well as the 2011 Special Edition.
As of current I might be branching into ESB or ROTJ, I might probably use Adywan’s Revisited for it.
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.
-Re-timing the crawl to match Adywan’s, might not add the “Episode IV” (I might also do the 1981 crawl.)
-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 4k77 to restore the 77’ dusk sandcrawler shot, and the droids scene.
-Using NeverarGreat’s Technicolor Recreation for the extended view of the vaporators.
-Using 4k77 for restored “Binary Sunset” sequence.
-Using NeverarGreat’s Technicolor Recreation to remove “ghost Luke” in the homestead.
-Using NeverarGreat’s Technicolor Recreation for all the speeder scenes, as it is based off the 2011 SE, and it replaces the old “handdrawn shadow” underneath the speeder.
-Using NeverarGreat’s Technicolor Recreation for the Tusken Raider sequence.
-Using 4k77 to remove R2-D2’s CGI-ed rocks.
(Mos Eisley will be a good balance between the 2011 and theatrical:
-Main source is basing “NeverarGreat’s Technicolor Recreation” for the entire Mos Eisley sequence.
-Recut sequence of the speeder entering Mos Eisley (borrowing Hal9000’s edit) but removing the “mirrored” stormtroopers.
-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)
-Despecialized throughout the cantina scenes, but replace with NeverarGreat’s Technicolor Recreation for the canteen exterior shots (mainly readding the CGI dewback, except for one scene that I will use 4k77)
-Using NeverarGreat’s Technicolor Recreation for the Falcon escape sequence from the spaceport.
-NEW VFX shot of the Alderaan explosion sequence that closely matches both the theatrical and SE version
of the sequence, but removes the awful “praxis ring” effect.
-Using NeverarGreat’s Technicolor Recreation for the Millennium Falcon hangar matte.
-Using Despecialized 2.7 for the original English Aurebesh text on the tractor beacon.
-Using Despecialized 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 as well as the rebel base.
-Combining the Special Edition and Theatrical edition (4k77, DeEd, etc.) in the entire Battle of Yavin
sequence, in order to seamlessly blend the two editions together and create a consistent viewing experience.
-Using 4k77 for the Death Star explosion, to remove the praxis ring. (I really hate praxis rings.)
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