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ANH.....Revisited or Purist???

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I was wondering if anyone else finds themselves as I do, caught squarely between Adywan's revisited and purist versions of ANH. If what I've heard is true, much of what gets removed in the Purist version was stuff I liked. The only 2 things I didn't like were the Ben and Vader music that was added in, and the emperors theme that was added in....beyond that, I think Adywan's changes were excellent, including the imperial march and the new Ben's hut edit. I am curious to see how many people are stuck in the middle as I am......

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Bingowings said:

Maybe someone could (with Ady's permission) create a branching version where you could pick the scenes you want from all his versions (surely a blu-ray would have the space?).

 now THAT would be awesome....but unlikely.....

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I just don't like the Prequel music. Otherwise it's nice to have an alternate SW experience.

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Adywan.....if you're reading this....would you be at all willing to do an edit halfway between Revisited and Purist if enough people expressed interest?

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I don't remember for sure but I feel like something similar was asked before and the answer was no.

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TV's Frink said:

I don't remember for sure but I feel like something similar was asked before and the answer was no.

 well maybe if enough of us got together and asked........

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I had to go purist because of some of the music choices. I did not like the Ep3 music during the Obi-Wan - Vader fight, it's a bit too 'epic', especially when C-3PO and R2 starts chatting with that music in the background.. Also I didn't like the imperial march during the space battle, but I could have lived with that one. I didn't mind the big Tie fighter reveal per se, but the music was a bit much..

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I feel the same way about the duel music......its just too much for ANH, and it overpowers whats going on.....honestly its the one and only fly in the ointment for me on this one. The emperors theme I find doesn't quite fit, but I'd probably not say much if it was my biggest complaint, and oddly enough I have zero problem with the new TIE reveal and imperial march.

Aside from that, the only other thing wouldn't be something he did, but something he DIDN'T do........and thats remove the horrible CG establishing shot of Mos Eisley with the scurriers....always hated that shot.

But in all honesty, the only one that really sticks in my craw is the duel music, and it seems like Luke's yell of "NOOO" comes a little too late, but that could just be because I'm not used to the new pacing.

I find it so unfortunate because apart from that one piece of music, Adywan's version would be, for me, the perfect retooling of ANH that I had always had in my head. I mean if I just flat out hated it, then that would be that.....but I actually love it, except for that one detail.

If I went purist then I'd lose some of the stuff that I really love about his new edit (ie: the re-arrangement of the Ben's hut sequence, which IMHO is what is should have been all along)

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Combine them. We're talking super easy stuff here. Or ask someone else to do it with Ady's permission. A Music Purist edition with the other changes intact. You already have a following...

My point is Ady doesn't have to make another "official" version when we're talking about taking the audio from one version and sticking it on another.

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muddyknees2000 said:

TV's Frink said:

I don't remember for sure but I feel like something similar was asked before and the answer was no.

 well maybe if enough of us got together and asked........

lol, I don't think ady is the type to bow to peer pressure.

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Uhm. Ady already made a purist version of ANH:R, featuring music from ANH exclusively.

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I dont have the software, nor the knowledge to pull off a new edit. Is there anyone out there who would be willing to take on such an edit?

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I won't be redoing ANH:R. I have to move forward or i will never complete the saga. I did look into just doing a new audio track that could be easily replaced without losing any of the DVD-9 menus or features. But this is impossible because there is 1 shot that is a different length between the purist and proper revisited version and that is when Obi-Wan's cloak falls. You just can't sync the original audio to the sabre duel. 

There will always be bits that people don't like in any movie. If i tried to do an edit that would suit everyone then there would be thousands of different versions of ANH:R out there.

If you wanted to do this then you would have to re-edit both the video and audio. You would also need to add a music fadeout at the start of the conference scene because the original and new music do not match and you would have a very jarring cut or just use the purist cut down version of the reveal with the original music.

If someone wants to do it then fair enough but i won't be having anything to do with it or offering any help because i have too much on my plate at the moment and i need to finish ESB:R as soon as i can

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adywan said:

There will always be bits that people don't like in any movie. If i tried to do an edit that would suit everyone then there would be thousands of different versions of ANH:R out there.

If someone wants to do it then fair enough but i won't be having anything to do with it or offering any help because i have too much on my plate at the moment and i need to finish ESB:R as soon as i can

This is why I always say if you don't like it, edit it yourself.

 

 

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mrbenja0618 said:

adywan said:

There will always be bits that people don't like in any movie. If i tried to do an edit that would suit everyone then there would be thousands of different versions of ANH:R out there.

If someone wants to do it then fair enough but i won't be having anything to do with it or offering any help because i have too much on my plate at the moment and i need to finish ESB:R as soon as i can

This is why I always say if you don't like it, edit it yourself.

 which is what we're trying to do here

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adywan said:

If you wanted to do this then you would have to re-edit both the video and audio. You would also need to add a music fadeout at the start of the conference scene because the original and new music do not match and you would have a very jarring cut or just use the purist cut down version of the reveal with the original music.

If someone wants to do it then fair enough but i won't be having anything to do with it or offering any help because i have too much on my plate at the moment and i need to finish ESB:R as soon as i can

 Adywan, would you be willing to supply the needed audio and video to someone capable of doing this?

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muddyknees2000 said:

adywan said:

If you wanted to do this then you would have to re-edit both the video and audio. You would also need to add a music fadeout at the start of the conference scene because the original and new music do not match and you would have a very jarring cut or just use the purist cut down version of the reveal with the original music.

If someone wants to do it then fair enough but i won't be having anything to do with it or offering any help because i have too much on my plate at the moment and i need to finish ESB:R as soon as i can

 Adywan, would you be willing to supply the needed audio and video to someone capable of doing this?

It's already available. I only have the same DVDs that are on the net. The original files are all gone.

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adywan said:

muddyknees2000 said:

 Adywan, would you be willing to supply the needed audio and video to someone capable of doing this?

It's already available. I only have the same DVDs that are on the net. The original files are all gone.

 Alright, once again thanks very much for all your hard work. You are bringing these movies back to life for legions of fans. I myself work in film, and am very familiar with photoshop....if ever you need a hand with anything feel free to ask, I'd be more than happy to donate time to the cause.

Ok, so there it is......we need someone who has copies of all the necessary versions to be able to make this slight tweak to Revisited.......who's got?

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Seems that the problem would be in keeping the new duel, and its sounds, but in removing the new music and possibly the slowdown of Ben's death.....between the 2004 DVD, Revisited, and Purist.....does anyone think they have the know how to pull this off? (after that, restoring the conference room audio should be a piece of cake)