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Hal’s Rogue One edit (a half-assed version of DigMod’s) (Released)

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Rogue One changes (Hal9000)

All but one of the following changes originate from DigitalModification’s edit of Rogue One. I did not use any video or audio of his, but this edit isn’t anything more than taking a handful of what he did and leaving the rest. I threw this together in a day, save for the time to set up chapters and subtitles.

I love Rogue One. It’s honestly the most visceral fun I’ve had in the theater in the past few years. It was the first Star Wars film not to have me feel apprehensive, being the first spinoff film. It was ‘extra credit,’ and so I felt free to enjoy the good and not be bothered by parts that didn’t work as well. This edit is in recognition that a few tweaks would help the film, though.

This won’t be listed on FE.org as, again, it is merely a half-assed version of DigMod’s edit. But, since I made it for myself, may as well share it in case it would hit the spot for anyone else.

(No title crawl has been contrived, location labels have been left alone, and no feathered wipe transitions have been employed.)

  • Used opening logos and title cards from The Last Jedi, replacing zoomed out versions used originally.
  • Removed introductory scenes to Cassian and Bobdi. We cut from Jyn in prison to the jailbreak. We then meet the other main characters as she does. (Wobani label moved to establishing shot of transport)
  • Removed other Bohdi scenes until the band of heroes meet him in the dungeon of Saw Gerrera.
  • Muted a line from K2 to let silence make for better humor.
  • Removed announcement on Jedha about the missing cargo pilot.
  • Removed the cringe-inducing cameo from Dr. Evazan and Ponda Baba.
  • Removed a cutaway to Jyn and Cassian to show Baze mowing down troopers in one unbroken shot.
  • Trimmed Bohdi’s hesitation in assigning the new makeshift crew a callsign when pulling away from the Rebel base.

5.1 640kbps AC3 audio
English and French subtitles (Spanish subtitles available as a separate download)
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We need a blu ray cover with “Hal’s Rogue One edit (a half-assed version of DigMod’s)” in the title! Maybe with an image of half an ass 😃

 

Could I please have a link to acquire this? (I have the Rogue One official release on blu ray)

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It will be appearing shortly at the normal Google Drive link.

And hey, be my guest to mock up such artwork. 😃

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looks at Hal’s cutlist

it’s exactly the same as what I’d planned to do eventually

Well, that’s one thing checked off my list! Looking forward to checking it out.

a trolling bantha

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lol, well I’m glad I could save you some trouble for a change.

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Lol, you guys

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I love this, it is my go to version of RO, as are all your other edits. Thank you!

This is a thought I’ve been toying with; I know this is just a side project of yours, so maybe I’ll try it on my own. However, I would be interested in how the movie works without showing vader until the final scene (only including the mention of him coming). It isn’t his story, and his mustafar scene detracts more than adds to his character, for a few reasons. I think only showing the hallway scene develops his mystique and character more.

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EddyMerkxs said:

I love this, it is my go to version of RO, as are all your other edits. Thank you!

This is a thought I’ve been toying with; I know this is just a side project of yours, so maybe I’ll try it on my own. However, I would be interested in how the movie works without showing vader until the final scene (only including the mention of him coming). It isn’t his story, and his mustafar scene detracts more than adds to his character, for a few reasons. I think only showing the hallway scene develops his mystique and character more.

Check out TM2YC’s edit, he attempts a version of this. Truth be told a hybrid of Hal’s edit (in which he mainly took ideas from DigMod) and TM2YC’s would probably be my go-to for this movie.

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Octorox said:

Check out TM2YC’s edit, he attempts a version of this. Truth be told a hybrid of Hal’s edit (in which he mainly took ideas from DigMod) and TM2YC’s would probably be my go-to for this movie.

Perfect I will! I agree, seems like a mix is ideal, especially since most of TM2YC changes and DigMods Seem to go too far to match the OT, and the movie overall only benefits a few scenes removed. The only crawl I’d use is the original teaser.

https://youtu.be/w9BuyiFvLJA

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Go for it! There’s certainly something to be said for the idea. But, I like the connective tissue that showing Mustafar provides the saga.
If anything, I’d be interested in seeing an ending in which the Taitive receives the transmissions on the periphery of the battle and jumps, piquing Vader’s interest as he orders a boarding party and jumps after them.

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Spanish subtitles are now included on the Google Drive.

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Yeah, probably, if someone can get the footage. I sent him a message once and never heard back.

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yupman said:

DZ-330 said:

Would it be worth updating the end for this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1chnCgya32o

Wow, I’m actually surprised how much better that looks. Deepfakes have come a long way…

Yes, they certainly have. While previous versions of this did not do it for me, this is an overall improvement compared to the original. She still looks slightly artificial, though. Her stare is too fixated and while her voice says “hope”, her mouth seems to have doubts about that. Personally I’d try to show as little of Leia’s face as possible and cut away just before her mouth starts moving (or maybe even before her face is shown) and have her voice play over the cockpit shot. The same goes for Tarkin: the less we see his face directly (reflections are okay), the better, imo.

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I guess if someone can download the clip from YouTube at max quality and stitch it into the original shot, that’d be worthy of a V1.1.

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