01/02/07 - NTSC version now available for download on torrent sites.
28/01/07 - Demonoid and first batch release DVD fix - This fixes the error that makes the main doco skip back to the menu at 01:53:50. Please only replace the original files with the 'fix' ones when you have finished seeding.
20/01/07 - Final Version (I hope!) complete. It's DL and SL too!
15/01/07 - Coming across numerous little unexpected and unusual problems after rending (each render takes 8hrs!). Very frustrating. Latest render has 8 frames of green blocks right at the start of the doco. I am now getting to the point of living with things like this just to get the project finished. I have another project I wish to finish by the end of Feb.
03/01/07 - More effects work to be done. Delayed.
22/12/06 - v0.5 finished for QC.
PROJECT COMPLETE - Please read FAQ below for all the details you need to get a copy.
'Returning to Jedi':
- 2hr 27min main doco (total 2hrs 38 inc extras)
PAL 16:9 Anamorphic
- 'Ugly as Sin' Teaser Trailer
- Revenge of the Jedi crawl
- Alternate Sail Barge music sequence
- Speederbike Storyboard comparison
- Easter Egg
A list of some of the resources used:
- 2004 DVD Supplemental Material
- 2006 OT DVD
- Laserdisc Supplementals
- Classic Creatures
- From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga
- Other official DVD extras (if you know of any specific ROTJ footage let me know)
- Teasers Trailers
- Photos of Sand storm deleted scene (anyone got hi-res versions)
- Comic Adaptations
- Radio Drama
- Skywalker (BBC Radio 1 Programme)
- NPR Richard Marquand Audio Interview
- Return of the Ewok
- Horizon, How to Film the Impossible
- ROTJ Soundtrack (previously unreleased music)
- BBC Interview - Jeremy Bulloch
- Ocpmovie's Classic Edition
- Original and Special Editions
- Annotated Screenplays Book
- Wonder Column in Space CD
- When Star Wars Ruled the World
- Rarities 1
- Lucasfilm Archives book
- Art of ROTJ Book
- Star Wars Chronicles book
- Empire Building book
Q: How can I get a copy?
A: The DVD in both PAL and NTSC formats has been uploaded to several torrent sites and rapidshare by a third party. Meedermow has very kindly offered to do single layer copies for those in the UK.
Q: Are there plans for a NTSC version?
A: Boon23 kindly converted the PAL version to NTSC.
Q: Can I send you some money on Paypal to get a copy?
A: Absolutely not! Although it's cost me plenty of money and time to create this DVD, I will NOT accept any money for the distribution of this project. Please see the first question on how to obtain a copy.
Q: Where can I get a DVD cover for this project?
A: Several board members have made covers already. Cover Artwork here!
Q: What did you use to create the project?
A: I used a dual 1GHz G4 Powermac with Final Cut Pro 4.5, DVD Studio Pro 3, A.Pack, Compressor, Photoshop 7 and Cinematize.
Q: What inspired you to create this project?
A: Pure and simple... The success of my previous project 'Building Empire'.
Q: How long did it take to make from start to finish?
A: I started before 'BE' was finished. So it's taken..er a rather long time. About 10 months on and off.
Q: What sources did you use?
A: Too many to mention, but there is a condensed list above.
Q: Why didn't you include details about the Rebel gunner on the Falcon etc etc?
A: I did consider everything I could find, but not everything made the cut. I tried to stick to the mostly unknown and/or interesting.
Q: Are there plans for a sequel/prequel?
A: I do have plans to make a Star Wars version, preliminary research is being done right now.
Building Empire Trailer
Returning to Jedi Trailer
Returning to Jedi Teaser - NEW Nov 2006
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