So I’m new on this forum, but I’ve been pretty invested in the Star Wars fan edit universe for awhile. I’ve watched L8WRTR and HAL 9000’s alternate cuts of the prequels. I’ve seen Adywan’s “two can play at that game, Lucas” Edition of Star Wars. And, of course, I have cherished Harmy’s despecialized gifts to the world; texting friends in all caps, “You have to come over and watch Star Wars with me!! I got the unaltered originals in HD!! No more fucking CGI dewbacks!!!”
So I wasn’t sure how exactly to introduce myself here. You guys are like MVP Star Wars fans! All of your work is pretty cool! The last thing I wanna do on a forum filled with hardcore Star Wars fans that constantly discuss and debate minuscule details about movies that at the end of the day are merely family films designed for escapism and mindless entertainment… is seem uncool…
So anyway, after combing through the threads and not finding mention of this rather recent edit, I figured that would be my best approach to the popular kids table.
Have you seen this??
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I caught wind of it a couple weeks ago, and I’m in awe that it’s not catching more recognition. This guy, an editor named Darth Lunar, rewrote the script, man… He, he just changed the game.
A non-linear cut of the prequel trilogy that utilizes a brand new script by substituting the Japanese dub in the audio and rewriting the subtitles. If that’s not cool, then I’m not cool, and I just told you how I don’t want to be uncool! With these changes he creates new character arcs, recurring story motifs, and an overall stronger narrative, in my opinion. The themes of revenge, control, and destiny are heavy in this edit! And maybe it’s just the Japanese dub, but it also really feels like a straight-up Kurosawa samurai movie!! …or maybe I’m just racist. I dunno. I don’t think I am.
The most pertinent dilemma of this cut, however, is that if you speak Japanese, you will not be able to sit through this edit. It’d be like two dialogues are clashing in your brain. You’d have to just mute the video. On that note, I think getting an isolated score version of this edit would be pretty cool. Another problem is the length. Some trimming could definitely benefit this. All in all though, this is definitely worth watching.
Check It Out!