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fishmanlee said:

BTW I posted a bunch of restored cues (with early edits of the footage) from ROTS if you want to go through that to see if there is anything you like (for example, maybe “Goodbye Old Friend”).

http://originaltrilogy.com/post/id/1195414

This is really cool fishmanlee! I appreciate the work you put in to collecting these.

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DominicCobb said:

Looking for feedback on this one. This is a change I’ve wanted to make for a long time, and I’m really happy with the way it works for the first half of this clip, but when the music kicks into higher gear half way through, I’m not sure. Let me know what you think, does it work like this, or should I fade it out earlier?
https://vimeo.com/248610489
pw: rots

Love it.

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Understandable, it’s a great cue and works well in the scene. However, in my mind, it had to go. First because it’s the second time we heard that track in the film (trying to reduce this kind of repetitive tracking), and second because this is the birth of Vader - let’s hear his march.

Honestly, I like both, and they both work very well for that scene. I think the best approach would be a compromise. The Imperial March only really kicks in at the end, so how about leave it there, but use the clone march for the rest.

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DominicCobb said:

When I was a kid, the Order 66 sequence really worked for me. I don’t know why, probably because I was familiar with all the Jedi characters from the animated Clone Wars and a couple books I’d read (and from my own adventures with their action figures) and also probably because John Williams owns it (as usual). Problem is, you have to take the films on their own, and in that case, the music and the emotion of the whole montage is way out of whack with our investment in these non-characters. Plus, I feel like cutting around to random planets that we’ve never seen before is rather un-Star Wars. Basically, the sequence had to go.

So, without further rambling, here’s my rough radical edit of the Order 66 “montage” (not so much anymore) with a couple music changes thrown in:
https://vimeo.com/248689159
pw: rots

Added bonus: the Jedi don’t all die in one day

Honestly, while it obviously works better if you’ve seen these Jedi in additional content, I think it works fine even without it simply because we recognize them from the previous films. Besides, it’s not meant to be such a personal thing; it’s about the death of the Jedi as a whole, and showing a bunch of them die conveys that idea much better. Plus, it’s just an all around amazing scene.

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Anakin Starkiller said:

DominicCobb said:

When I was a kid, the Order 66 sequence really worked for me. I don’t know why, probably because I was familiar with all the Jedi characters from the animated Clone Wars and a couple books I’d read (and from my own adventures with their action figures) and also probably because John Williams owns it (as usual). Problem is, you have to take the films on their own, and in that case, the music and the emotion of the whole montage is way out of whack with our investment in these non-characters. Plus, I feel like cutting around to random planets that we’ve never seen before is rather un-Star Wars. Basically, the sequence had to go.

So, without further rambling, here’s my rough radical edit of the Order 66 “montage” (not so much anymore) with a couple music changes thrown in:
https://vimeo.com/248689159
pw: rots

Added bonus: the Jedi don’t all die in one day

Honestly, while it obviously works better if you’ve seen these Jedi in additional content, I think it works fine even without it simply because we recognize them from the previous films. Besides, it’s not meant to be such a personal thing; it’s about the death of the Jedi as a whole, and showing a bunch of them die conveys that idea much better. Plus, it’s just an all around amazing scene.

I could probably write an essay with a word count in the thousands as to why I think this is the right change to make for me. Suffice to say, while Star Wars has always been a story with an epic scope, its always been rather grounded and focused in on the main characters and their stories. The Order 66 montage breaks that convention and tries to reach for some (in my opinion unearned) emotion that, in my version of ROTS, I don’t want to have that be a factor at this point in the story.

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DominicCobb said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

DominicCobb said:

When I was a kid, the Order 66 sequence really worked for me. I don’t know why, probably because I was familiar with all the Jedi characters from the animated Clone Wars and a couple books I’d read (and from my own adventures with their action figures) and also probably because John Williams owns it (as usual). Problem is, you have to take the films on their own, and in that case, the music and the emotion of the whole montage is way out of whack with our investment in these non-characters. Plus, I feel like cutting around to random planets that we’ve never seen before is rather un-Star Wars. Basically, the sequence had to go.

So, without further rambling, here’s my rough radical edit of the Order 66 “montage” (not so much anymore) with a couple music changes thrown in:
https://vimeo.com/248689159
pw: rots

Added bonus: the Jedi don’t all die in one day

Honestly, while it obviously works better if you’ve seen these Jedi in additional content, I think it works fine even without it simply because we recognize them from the previous films. Besides, it’s not meant to be such a personal thing; it’s about the death of the Jedi as a whole, and showing a bunch of them die conveys that idea much better. Plus, it’s just an all around amazing scene.

I could probably write an essay with a word count in the thousands as to why I think this is the right change to make for me. Suffice to say, while Star Wars has always been a story with an epic scope, its always been rather grounded and focused in on the main characters and their stories. The Order 66 montage breaks that convention and tries to reach for some (in my opinion unearned) emotion that, in my version of ROTS, I don’t want to have that be a factor at this point in the story.

I do get what you are saying, it is a good point. The original scene was done well, be it the music and feeling of it all for me. However, your edit and reasoning does have merit since it was very different for Star Wars. I would say the edit you made was executed nicely. I think what is needed is a splash sound when Obi and Lizard hit the water. Doesn’t have to be loud or anything, but since you are changing the portrayal of the original sound/music/feel/etc, it does need it.

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jarbear said:

DominicCobb said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

DominicCobb said:

When I was a kid, the Order 66 sequence really worked for me. I don’t know why, probably because I was familiar with all the Jedi characters from the animated Clone Wars and a couple books I’d read (and from my own adventures with their action figures) and also probably because John Williams owns it (as usual). Problem is, you have to take the films on their own, and in that case, the music and the emotion of the whole montage is way out of whack with our investment in these non-characters. Plus, I feel like cutting around to random planets that we’ve never seen before is rather un-Star Wars. Basically, the sequence had to go.

So, without further rambling, here’s my rough radical edit of the Order 66 “montage” (not so much anymore) with a couple music changes thrown in:
https://vimeo.com/248689159
pw: rots

Added bonus: the Jedi don’t all die in one day

Honestly, while it obviously works better if you’ve seen these Jedi in additional content, I think it works fine even without it simply because we recognize them from the previous films. Besides, it’s not meant to be such a personal thing; it’s about the death of the Jedi as a whole, and showing a bunch of them die conveys that idea much better. Plus, it’s just an all around amazing scene.

I could probably write an essay with a word count in the thousands as to why I think this is the right change to make for me. Suffice to say, while Star Wars has always been a story with an epic scope, its always been rather grounded and focused in on the main characters and their stories. The Order 66 montage breaks that convention and tries to reach for some (in my opinion unearned) emotion that, in my version of ROTS, I don’t want to have that be a factor at this point in the story.

I do get what you are saying, it is a good point. The original scene was done well, be it the music and feeling of it all for me. However, your edit and reasoning does have merit since it was very different for Star Wars.

Yeah, the way it is done in the theatrical is not bad by any means. Most (all?) fan edits of ROTS keep it and that’s cool. It’s just not for me.

I would say the edit you made was executed nicely. I think what is needed is a splash sound when Obi and Lizard hit the water. Doesn’t have to be loud or anything, but since you are changing the portrayal of the original sound/music/feel/etc, it does need it.

I got kinda confused for a second but then I figured you must be referring to the clip I had posted. Must not have added a splash sound by that point, but it is definitely in there now.

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Sorry for confusing post, I probably should have expanded my post to make more sense based on a previous’ post that quoted the original video link. But great that you added a splash sound! That’ll polish it nicely.

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Any updates on this project? I just watched the theatrical episode III and your rough version 5 back to back. I didn’t really even notice the missing order 66 sequence in yours. It felt a little different but passed so quickly, keeping me focused on the main plot. I think you made the right decision with that.

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Will update when I have something to update haha. Workprint no.5 is still the most recent. I stress workprint because I still wouldn’t consider ROTS officially done and released. I mean, it is just about basically done. Just a few minor revisions, give or take whatever feedback I may or may not receive from those who’ve yet to watch. But I think I’d like to get AOTC and TPM in preview condition first, and, well, I haven’t really done much on that front recently either (been busy).

I’ll probably try to get back to it this weekend. Maybe I’ll post an AOTC clip or something.

Good to hear about Order 66 too, I hoped that’d be the case.

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Alright, so I finally had time to sit down and watch this. First of all, the video quality was great. It almost looks like you added film grain, but I could’ve just been imagining things. I also really love the color correction.

The shortening of the opening space battle was seamless.

I like the music you added for when the Anakin and Obi-wan land their fighters. My only complaint is that maybe it goes on a bit too long. The music keeps playing even after all the droids are dead and they’re just talking, which felt kind of weird. Still, I’d much rather have the music than not.

I like the music added for the “spring the trap” joke. Not sure if it’s a different piece of music, or just a continuation of the previous one, but it worked.

The music added when Anakin and Obi-Wan are captured by Grievous/when they fight the droids is good, and I love the way you edited Anakin’s joke.

Somehow, the change of music during the ship crashing sequence made the “we lost something” joke land.

I like the idea of moving the opera scene to where you did. Cutting right to Anakin sitting with Palpatine leaves the impression that maybe Anakin sought out Palpatine of his own volition, setting up their relationship a lot better. Putting the scene where you did also makes Palpatine’s arguments about the Jedi seem more convincing. We hear Palpatine’s side of the story before the Jedi’s, and that really works. Also, learning about Plagueis so early sets up Anakin’s motivations right from the get-go.

I feel like the movie kind of jumps around with all the scenes on Coruscant. It’s like one second Anakin’s here, the next second he’s somewhere else, then Obi-Wan is doing something, then we’re back to Anakin; but I suppose that’s not really a problem with the edit, that’s just how the movie is, and that can’t be fixed short of filming new material.

Not sure how to feel about the music during the scene where Anakin and Padme talk about what’s happening to the Republic. On one hand, it felt a little out of place, especially towards the end of the scene where they’re hugging as the music gets louder and more intense. On the other hand, I kind of like what it represents. It sounds fascist, militaristic. Hearing that theme as Anakin rejects Padme’s pleas for peace and diplomacy gives the impression that Anakin is actually on board with how Palpatine is running things. It feels like we’re seeing a side of Anakin that we haven’t really seen since he advocated for dictatorships in AotC. I also like that the next scene is Anakin telling the council that Palpatine requested he be the one to go after Grievous, lending itself to the idea that Anakin’s loyalties lie more with the Chancellor than with the Jedi.

What you did with the march on the Jedi temple and Order 66 was great.

Something weird happens with the audio at 1:41:31. It’s like the audio in the left ear/channel gets a lot louder for a second, then fixes itself.

Overall, I really enjoyed the edit.

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Jeebus said:

Alright, so I finally had time to sit down and watch this. First of all, the video quality was great. It almost looks like you added film grain, but I could’ve just been imagining things. I also really love the color correction.

If you watched the more recent file, yes I did add grain. And thanks, that’s good to hear.

The shortening of the opening space battle was seamless.

That’s mostly Hal, honestly, though I got rid of the buzz droids (I should probably post a cut list, shouldn’t I?).

I like the music you added for when the Anakin and Obi-wan land their fighters. My only complaint is that maybe it goes on a bit too long. The music keeps playing even after all the droids are dead and they’re just talking, which felt kind of weird. Still, I’d much rather have the music than not.

I like the music added for the “spring the trap” joke. Not sure if it’s a different piece of music, or just a continuation of the previous one, but it worked.

All the same track. I’ll look into how it plays if I drop it out for a bit.

I like the idea of moving the opera scene to where you did. Cutting right to Anakin sitting with Palpatine leaves the impression that maybe Anakin sought out Palpatine of his own volition, setting up their relationship a lot better. Putting the scene where you did also makes Palpatine’s arguments about the Jedi seem more convincing. We hear Palpatine’s side of the story before the Jedi’s, and that really works. Also, learning about Plagueis so early sets up Anakin’s motivations right from the get-go.

Glad to hear it worked for you. Can’t take credit though, stolen idea from L8wrtr.

I feel like the movie kind of jumps around with all the scenes on Coruscant. It’s like one second Anakin’s here, the next second he’s somewhere else, then Obi-Wan is doing something, then we’re back to Anakin; but I suppose that’s not really a problem with the edit, that’s just how the movie is, and that can’t be fixed short of filming new material.

Yeah, this is something that has always bugged me, but ultimately it’s really an issue with the material given. I’ve attempted to keep the perspective on Anakin for the most part, so at least there’s something to latch on to (his story).

Not sure how to feel about the music during the scene where Anakin and Padme talk about what’s happening to the Republic. On one hand, it felt a little out of place, especially towards the end of the scene where they’re hugging as the music gets louder and more intense. On the other hand, I kind of like what it represents. It sounds fascist, militaristic. Hearing that theme as Anakin rejects Padme’s pleas for peace and diplomacy gives the impression that Anakin is actually on board with how Palpatine is running things. It feels like we’re seeing a side of Anakin that we haven’t really seen since he advocated for dictatorships in AotC. I also like that the next scene is Anakin telling the council that Palpatine requested he be the one to go after Grievous, lending itself to the idea that Anakin’s loyalties lie more with the Chancellor than with the Jedi.

I flip flop on this a lot. I definitely see the pros and cons like you do. I might have to post the scene in this thread to get some more eyes on it.

Something weird happens with the audio at 1:41:31. It’s like the audio in the left ear/channel gets a lot louder for a second, then fixes itself.

Will look at fix (if I haven’t already).

Overall, I really enjoyed the edit.

Thanks for the feedback and kind words. Much appreciated.

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After a (not much needed) break, I’ve decided it’s time to get back to finishing up ROTS for good(ish) and move on to the other two in earnest.

While I’m addressing notes and things on ROTS, there’s one small (but somewhat unusual) change I made that I haven’t been able to quite get a consensus on (I myself am of two minds about it). So here it is, hopefully I can get some additional eyes on it and thoughts on if it works or if I should nix it:

https://vimeo.com/286307876

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I like the start of the music there, but maybe it would help to push it back a bit? It kind of starts, then lingers on Anakin and Padme while the music dips before finally cutting to Kashyyyk. The music makes it feel like the cut is going to happen earlier than it does.

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I really like this idea, very daring and which suits perfectly to the operatic tone of EpIII (Fall of the Roman Empire vibe). I would suggest to adjust the level since the cue might go too loud too quickly. And since it’s only audio editing and not video editing that is involved here, maybe you could release your cut with two tracks ?

“I have to say that I felt George’s group of six films had more innovative visual imagination, and this film was more of a retrenchment to things you had seen before and characters you had seen before, and it took a few baby steps forward with new characters.” - James Cameron about Episode VII.

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The Wookies are on strike.

I think the skin tones look very filmic and there’s nice detail. It’s a bit heavy on the sharpening and there’s maybe too much cyan in the shadows, but other than that it looks very good indeed.

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I think it looks fresh as hell, Dom. Keep up the nice work!

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NeverarGreat said:

I think the skin tones look very filmic and there’s nice detail. It’s a bit heavy on the sharpening and there’s maybe too much cyan in the shadows, but other than that it looks very good indeed.

The sharpening is a very new addition (put it on right before doing the caps) so I definitely appreciate feedback there. You’re probably right about the shadows, but there’s a part of me that just really digs that sort of modern look (even while I try to make things seem more filmic, I know). Also thanks for that technicolor LUT, I’m only kinda using it here (a very watered down and modified version that just adds a little something to what I already have) but I really appreciate it as a resource.

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OutboundFlight said:

DominicCobb said:

Some random screenshot comparisons (as with last time the before pics are 720p):
https://diff.pics/kdqMt2e_tBsk/1

“Oh it’s beautiful”

JEDIT: Although the filters could be toned down a bit, on the Star Destroyer it’s a tad too blue and for the Obi-Wan/Padme one the sharpening’s a bit intense. Yet still a drastic improvement over the original.

Mostly me trying to match my perception of the OT. To me, that’s what Star Destroyers should look like (whether they’re actually that strongly blue in any release or not isn’t super important, as I know it’s only a matter of time before I do edits of the OT).

For the Obi-wan pic, I always think back to ANH where you get this really striking detail in Guinness’s face and beard (here’s a still from Nev’s tech project: https://diff.pics/ZuURWIoFcGN-/11). It’ll take some tweaking to get it right for sure, though.

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Well considering I’m nearing the finish line on ROTS, figured I’d finally share a cutlist.

(Keep in mind many - if not most - of these edits have been stolen from Hal9000, L8wrtr, aalenfae, and many others here.)

  • Scene by scene color correction and film grain applied throughout.
  • New crawl, and new main title recording (Williams performing on the “Hollywood Sound” album)
  • Trimmed superfluous and awkward dialogue in the opening battle
  • The vulture droid only fires two missiles - no buzz droids at all. Anakin gets them to blow each other up, set to the Rebel fanfare cue that used to accompany R2 taking out the buzz droid.
  • A classic track from the original film plays as the Jedi make their daring landing on the Invisible Hand and fight the battle droids.
  • Removed Obi-Wan leaping from his cockpit, and his little jump during the fight with the battle droids.
  • The Jedi do not encounter droidekas, and the elevator sequence is gone. None of the R2 stuff.
  • Dooku doesn’t do a flip, and Palpatine doesn’t warn the Jedi that he’s a Sith lord.
  • The music for Dooku’s arrival plays through the beginning of the duel.
  • Palpatine also does not make random sounds throughout the fight.
  • Cut away as the railing starts to land on Obi-Wan.
  • Anakin quickly decapitates Dooku right away without goading, but feels bad about it. He let his anger get the best of him, but while he notes that this wasn’t the Jedi way, Palpatine sets his mind at ease. Step one towards Vader.
  • The ship going lopsided has been trimmed. To get rid of the silly ray shields, the battle droids capture Anakin and co. while they hang in the elevator shaft (battle droid voices have been pitch shifted lower).
  • The bridge fight and subsequent landing has been completed rescored (with SFX recreated where necessary) with a classic track from ROTJ.
  • The whole scene of Grievous meeting the heroes has been tightening up and reorganized. Obi-wan interjects during, rather than after Anakin’s joke to Grievous, for a better comedic effect.
  • Trims made throughout the bridge sequence, primarily removing battle droid silliness.
  • Grievous says, “Time to abandon ship” as he escapes out the window.
  • Slight trims during the crash landing on Coruscant.
  • Added another classic track from the original film to score the moment after the happy landing (the transport flying through Coruscant and landing).
  • Jar Jar’s line is gone.
  • A slight sort of haze/gauze filter has been applied to the nighttime balcony scene at Padme’s apartment.
  • Removed the ridiculous “So love has blinded you?” back and forth in the balcony scene.
  • End the scene where Anakin tells Padme about his nightmare on the more ominous note of “We don’t need Obi-wan’s help,” rather than talking about it being a “blessing.”
  • The next scene is Anakin missing the briefing. He doesn’t ask if Palpatine getting more executive powers is a good thing. Anakin’s much surer of his opinions in this edit - the goal being, in every possible instance, when it comes down to Jedi vs. Palpatine he is firmly with Palpatine as a way to make his turn to Vader clearer (it’s a matter of allegiance).
  • The next scene is Anakin summoned to the opera. Cut out mentions of Grievous and Anakin spying on Palpatine to fit this placement. The idea here is that right away Anakin is given a solution to the problem of his nightmares. It is of course not within the bounds of the Jedi, but everything that Anakin experiences with the Jedi from them on only goes to make this option seem more viable. When we finally hear Anakin say “I’ve found a way to save you from my nightmares,” since it’s been so long before he told Padme that there’s such an option, we know that he’s fully considered the implications of that solution and is going to go with it anyway.
  • To sell this even more, after Palpatine’s line “Not from a Jedi” in the opera, we hard cut to the temple, where Yoda tells Anakin to, essentially, get over it (trimmed his excessive lecturing and his probing about who the dreams are about).
  • Next scene is the first “seeds of Rebellion” scene in Bail’s apartment, cutting the reference to Palpatine having control of the Jedi council (which hasn’t happened yet). It’s criminal how little Padme has to do in this film. This scene doesn’t accomplish much, but it does alleviate that to some extent. Placed here mostly to make sure it doesn’t feel too jumpy, going from Anakin in one place to another to another.
  • Next is finally the scene in Palpatine’s office where he appoints Anakin to the council. Reinserted a couple deleted lines where Palpatine criticizes how the Jedi treat Anakin. Palpatine: “It’s upsetting to me to see that the council doesn’t seem to fully appreciate your talents. They see you as a threat to their power.” Anakin: “I’ve sensed that.” To achieve Anakin’s line, I’ve overlayed his mouth from the deleted scene over the finished shot from the film (it’s the same take, they just digitally closed his mouth in the final version). This exchange helps to show Anakin has distrusted the Jedi to some extent since before this film.
  • Before the Jedi council meeting, inserted the “plot to destroy the Jedi” scene, but removed redundant lines that also feature in the later scene in the Jedi war room.
  • Trimmed a bit in Anakin’s appointment to the council. Anakin does not say he understands that this move by Palpatine is “disturbing” (he shouldn’t). His outburst is barely that, which makes Mace’s “Take a seat” feel more judgmental, and Anakin more reasonable.
  • Trimmed Anakin’s pauses in his argument with Obi-wan to once again make him more sure of his stance in all this.
  • Added a menacing underscore to the sunset scene at Padme’s apartment to highlight the tension between her and Anakin.
  • Added a wistful rendition of the Force theme (from the extended ROTS end credits suite) to score Anakin and Obi-wan’s final scene as friends.
  • After Obi-wan jumps to hyperspace, transition to the deleted scene of the delegation speaking with Palpatine in his office.
  • Transition from there to the next nightmare, hopefully highlighting the doubt about Padme that Palpatine is sowing by following it up with Obi-wan appearing in Anakin’s nightmare and him asking about if he came by.
  • Cut extraneous shot of CG gas attendants on Utapau.
  • Cut out Grievous saying that a volcanic planet is safe.
  • Cut out a redundant line (utilized earlier from a deleted scene) in the scene where Anakin informs Palpatine that Obi-wan has engaged Grievous.
  • Cut out Anakin saying he’d like to kill Palpatine (he shouldn’t). Instead, he just says he’s going to do what he’s supposed to (turn him over to the council).
  • When we go back to Utapau, we see the ongoing battle that originally played before Cody was given Order 66. Fits better here, before Obi-wan kills Grievous.
  • No overbearing Palpatine’s voiceover as Anakin waits in the council chambers.
  • Streamlined dialogue as Windu and his gang confront Palpatine.
  • Trimmed the lightsaber fight, including and especially Palpatine’s spinning.
  • Palpatine doesn’t use Force lightning until Anakin has cut off Mace’s arm, which helps give Anakin the appearance that Palpatine is going to be helplessly executed, and also masks the stupid “scarring” by transitioning to wrinkly face using flickering lights once he finally attacks Mace.
  • Anakin’s march on the temple is rescored with a classic Imperial march cue from TESB.
  • Easily the most radical cut in this whole edit, when Palpatine executes Order 66, we don’t see it enacted throughout the galaxy - only on the planets with the characters we really know (Utapau, Kashyyyk, and Coruscant). This sequence is rescored with a rendition of the Emperor’s theme from ROTJ.
  • Anakin doesn’t kill any younglings, we only see him look upon the massacre in the temple.
  • The Imperial theme from the original film plays while Obi-wan is avoiding clones on Utapau, courtesy of the Rogue One soundtrack.
  • Removed all of Yoda’s interactions with the Wookiees after Order 66.
  • The classic cue that accompanied the Rebel blockade runner in the original film plays when we see Obi-wan board said Rebel blockade runner (rather than the altogether unfitting heroic cue that plays in the theatrical version).
  • Bail doesn’t respond to Mas Amedda, and the video of Mas Amedda has a VHS effect to make it look more similar to the video chat screens from the OT.
  • Removed Obi-Wan and Yoda’s fight to enter the temple.
  • Added the cue from the original film that plays when Ben tells Luke about Vader to the scene where Obi-wan learns about Vader.
  • Cut out Obi-wan and Yoda talking about killing the Emperor, because Yoda doesn’t fight him in this edit.
  • Cut out Obi-wan telling Padme about killing younglings, for at least three different reasons.
  • Cut Obi-wan entering the closet on Padme’s ship.
  • Once again added the original Imperial theme from the Rogue One soundtrack, this time to the moment where Palpatine’s hologram tells Anakin he’s brought “peace” to the galaxy.
  • Padme doesn’t mention younglings to Anakin, naturally.
  • No showdown between Yoda and Palpatine whatsoever. It’s the Mustafar duel all the way.
  • Cut out Obi-wan dealing in absolutes.
  • Cut out Anakin and Obi-wan wrestling on the conference table, because it’s silly and it doesn’t fit.
  • No “It’s over Anakin,” no “high ground.” Just a swift de-limbing.
  • Removed Obi-Wan referencing the chosen one prophecy while Anakin roasts. Obi-wan only chooses to say a few words, which makes them even more poignant.
  • No reference to Padme losing the will to live. Any edit that includes this lie should be ejected into space.
  • Vader’s “No” replaced with the more visceral, guttural yell of the Japanese dub.
  • A final cue of the original Imperial theme to accompany our first look at an Imperial star destroyer.

This post is subject to editing (for typos and if I forgot something). But that should be it.