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RISE OF THE DARK SIDE (Revenge of the Sith edit)

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(Original poster by “1darthvader” on Deviantart)

Here’s the third edit of my (probably) full 1-6 saga edit.
First things first, Revenge of the Sith is one of my favourite SW movies. I’ve never been a PT hater. This trilogy is surely worse than the OT, but I never found it horrible, not at all.
I always loved the political aspect of it, the scale of these movies, and most of the acting performances (mostly McGregor, Portman and McDiarmid).
The only things that I really didn’t like about this trilogy are:

  1. It looked way too different from the OT.
  2. The two main plot twists (Vader in ESB and Leia in ROTJ) are ruined, if you watch the movies in episodic order.

Just as with the other two edits, I’ll try to fix it.
Right now I don’t have a complete changelist, as I’m just working on the new crawl, but the movie will have a complete color correction. It will probably be less strong than the one in Episode II, because in my EpII edit the CC in some parts was just too much.
Just as in the previous edits, I’ll add other music tracks wherever I can. And I’ll try to hide the “Anakin becomes Darth Vader” point. If I will work on ANH and ESB, I’ll surely remove any mention by Obi Wan about Vader being his apprentice.
Anakin will actually turn to the Dark Side, because I don’t think it would work to kill him off before that (I am uncapable of working with VFX, but even if I could make it look like Anakin dies in the Jedi Temple attack, killing off the main character off screen would suck, cinematically speaking).
I’m still wondering about keeping or removing the Yoda-Palpatine fight scene. If I can make it more grounded, I will keep it. Otherwise, that’s gone. I’d like to keep it, because it would sound ridiculous for the strongest Jedi ever to run away and not even try to fight the supreme bad guy…

Anyway, more details coming soon 😉

Italian faneditor.
EDITS LIST:

  1. Chronological Revenge of the Sith: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/CHRONOLOGICAL-REVENGE-OF-THE-SITH-RELEASED/id/60388
  2. CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
  3. SHADOW OF THE PAST (A Phantom menace edit): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
  4. KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (Attack of the Clones edit): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835

During free time I follow politics, I’m an euroskeptic and I have a YouTube channel for trailer and tributes.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWtMZobefiq04JNuS2jFLQ?view_as=subscriber

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Sounds exciting, your idea of altering Grievous line from the hologram-scene, so that he says that Anakin died, inspired me to cut my own version of ROTS.

Good luck, I am curious on your edit.

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Thank you!
I’m actually trying to add that to this edit.

Italian faneditor.
EDITS LIST:

  1. Chronological Revenge of the Sith: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/CHRONOLOGICAL-REVENGE-OF-THE-SITH-RELEASED/id/60388
  2. CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
  3. SHADOW OF THE PAST (A Phantom menace edit): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
  4. KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (Attack of the Clones edit): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835

During free time I follow politics, I’m an euroskeptic and I have a YouTube channel for trailer and tributes.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWtMZobefiq04JNuS2jFLQ?view_as=subscriber

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First crawl.

https://vimeo.com/340889781
password: fanedit

Any suggestion is welcomed 😉

Italian faneditor.
EDITS LIST:

  1. Chronological Revenge of the Sith: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/CHRONOLOGICAL-REVENGE-OF-THE-SITH-RELEASED/id/60388
  2. CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
  3. SHADOW OF THE PAST (A Phantom menace edit): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
  4. KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (Attack of the Clones edit): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835

During free time I follow politics, I’m an euroskeptic and I have a YouTube channel for trailer and tributes.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWtMZobefiq04JNuS2jFLQ?view_as=subscriber

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I just watched it and have to admit that I thought the first paragraph was a little boring. The rest was fine.

For the first paragraph, I would suggest something like:

“The Republic is under
attack. The never-ending
CLONE WARS are raging.
Chaos rose from the soil
of War. The Force is
imbalanced.”

Just a little bit more epic and less descriptive and informative to start it all off 😉

And maybe you could remove the “desperate” from the last paragraph to imply that the Separatist are not at the edge of losing the war to give the first part of the movie a more menacing tone and tension, making Anakins turn a bit more reasonable.

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Thank you very much. I think I’ll follow your suggestions 😉

Italian faneditor.
EDITS LIST:

  1. Chronological Revenge of the Sith: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/CHRONOLOGICAL-REVENGE-OF-THE-SITH-RELEASED/id/60388
  2. CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
  3. SHADOW OF THE PAST (A Phantom menace edit): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
  4. KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (Attack of the Clones edit): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835

During free time I follow politics, I’m an euroskeptic and I have a YouTube channel for trailer and tributes.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWtMZobefiq04JNuS2jFLQ?view_as=subscriber

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Episode IV scene test.

Ok, right now I’m working with Episode III.
But after a long time I played The Old Republic again, and after watching its “Return” cinematic trailer I imagined the Obi Wan death scene in EpIV played in a similar way.

So here is a VERY, EXTREMELY rough test.
I simply added the original “Return” audio to the unaltered scenes in EpIV, but with a whole different cut.

https://vimeo.com/341119852
password: fanedit

Tell me your opinions about this idea. 😉

Italian faneditor.
EDITS LIST:

  1. Chronological Revenge of the Sith: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/CHRONOLOGICAL-REVENGE-OF-THE-SITH-RELEASED/id/60388
  2. CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
  3. SHADOW OF THE PAST (A Phantom menace edit): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
  4. KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (Attack of the Clones edit): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835

During free time I follow politics, I’m an euroskeptic and I have a YouTube channel for trailer and tributes.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWtMZobefiq04JNuS2jFLQ?view_as=subscriber

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Another short test for EpIV.
It looks awful, but with a frame-by-frame masking I think it would look cool.
What do you think?

https://vimeo.com/341187607
password: fanedit

Italian faneditor.
EDITS LIST:

  1. Chronological Revenge of the Sith: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/CHRONOLOGICAL-REVENGE-OF-THE-SITH-RELEASED/id/60388
  2. CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
  3. SHADOW OF THE PAST (A Phantom menace edit): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
  4. KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (Attack of the Clones edit): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835

During free time I follow politics, I’m an euroskeptic and I have a YouTube channel for trailer and tributes.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWtMZobefiq04JNuS2jFLQ?view_as=subscriber

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I can record some Darth Sidious lines.

I can answer almost all questions anyone might have about the Sith from Star Wars Legends, and please do PM me for the bd25 DEED(Despecalised Editions), as I have this version, though I can’t answer technical questions about them. Do not go gentle into that good night, Though wise men at their end know dark is right, They
Do not go gentle into that good night.
“Star Wars is a buffet, enjoy the stuff you want, and leave the rest.” - SilverWook
Feel the love.

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FINAL DUEL AND YODA’S FORCE PROJECTION TEST.

I’ve already tried to edit the third act many times, with previous edits.
Obi Wan - Anakin duel is way over the top.
Yoda - Palpatine is better, IMHO, because the two actually use the Force to fight each other. But Yoda’s flipping is still annoying.

So here’s my new test.
Yoda uses Force Projection to fight Palpatine. The reason is that while Yoda is on the asteroid meditating, he’s witnessing everything that’s happening, and he hears Palpatine in his office saying: “Tell the captain to ready my shuttle. I sense Lord Vader is in danger”.
Yoda knows that Kenobi is going to fight Anakin, and if Palpy goes to help Anakin, Obi Wan is doomed. So he uses the projection to stall the Emperor, just like Luke in EpVIII.

https://vimeo.com/342544011
password: fanedit

Ok, I really need feedback and suggestions.

  1. Color Correction (not finished).
  2. Volume still needs work.
  3. Less cringe from Anakin.
  4. Shortened duel. I removed the way-too-fast parts, at least wherever I could.
  5. I tried to remove the parts where Yoda and Palpy’s lightsabers keep their contacts.
  6. Final music, which I think is kind of ok, but tell me what you think.
  7. Yoda’s voicover from previous movies or previous moments from this movie.

Italian faneditor.
EDITS LIST:

  1. Chronological Revenge of the Sith: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/CHRONOLOGICAL-REVENGE-OF-THE-SITH-RELEASED/id/60388
  2. CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
  3. SHADOW OF THE PAST (A Phantom menace edit): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
  4. KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (Attack of the Clones edit): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835

During free time I follow politics, I’m an euroskeptic and I have a YouTube channel for trailer and tributes.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWtMZobefiq04JNuS2jFLQ?view_as=subscriber

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Damn, lol.
I’ll upload it somwehere else ASAP 😉

Italian faneditor.
EDITS LIST:

  1. Chronological Revenge of the Sith: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/CHRONOLOGICAL-REVENGE-OF-THE-SITH-RELEASED/id/60388
  2. CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
  3. SHADOW OF THE PAST (A Phantom menace edit): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
  4. KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (Attack of the Clones edit): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835

During free time I follow politics, I’m an euroskeptic and I have a YouTube channel for trailer and tributes.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWtMZobefiq04JNuS2jFLQ?view_as=subscriber

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Here it is.
Again, I really need suggestions on how to improve it.
https://vimeo.com/342544011
password: fanedit

Yoda uses Force Projection to fight Palpatine. The reason is that while Yoda is on the asteroid meditating, he’s witnessing everything that’s happening, and he hears Palpatine in his office saying: “Tell the captain to ready my shuttle. I sense Lord Vader is in danger”.
Yoda knows that Kenobi is going to fight Anakin, and if Palpy goes to help Anakin, Obi Wan is doomed. So he uses the projection to stall the Emperor, just like Luke in EpVIII
.

*Color Correction (not finished).
Volume still needs work.
Less cringe from Anakin.
Shortened duel. I removed the way-too-fast parts, at least wherever I could.
I tried to remove the parts where Yoda and Palpy’s lightsabers keep their contacts.
Final music, which I think is kind of ok, but tell me what you think.
Yoda’s voicover from previous movies or previous moments from this movie.*

Italian faneditor.
EDITS LIST:

  1. Chronological Revenge of the Sith: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/CHRONOLOGICAL-REVENGE-OF-THE-SITH-RELEASED/id/60388
  2. CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
  3. SHADOW OF THE PAST (A Phantom menace edit): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
  4. KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (Attack of the Clones edit): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835

During free time I follow politics, I’m an euroskeptic and I have a YouTube channel for trailer and tributes.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWtMZobefiq04JNuS2jFLQ?view_as=subscriber

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IlFanEditore said:

Here it is.
Again, I really need suggestions on how to improve it.
https://vimeo.com/342544011
password: fanedit

Yoda uses Force Projection to fight Palpatine. The reason is that while Yoda is on the asteroid meditating, he’s witnessing everything that’s happening, and he hears Palpatine in his office saying: “Tell the captain to ready my shuttle. I sense Lord Vader is in danger”.
Yoda knows that Kenobi is going to fight Anakin, and if Palpy goes to help Anakin, Obi Wan is doomed. So he uses the projection to stall the Emperor, just like Luke in EpVIII
.

*Color Correction (not finished).
Volume still needs work.
Less cringe from Anakin.
Shortened duel. I removed the way-too-fast parts, at least wherever I could.
I tried to remove the parts where Yoda and Palpy’s lightsabers keep their contacts.
Final music, which I think is kind of ok, but tell me what you think.
Yoda’s voicover from previous movies or previous moments from this movie.*

I liked that you cut most of the dialogue from the Anakin vs. Obi fight, it worked extraordinary well in combination with the music and voiceover.

Apart from that I think you should cut the Yoda‘s fingernails losing grip part, it is just to much physical interaction for a projection.

P.S.: I would try to remove the ray shields that protected the mustafar station and explain the massiv volcanic eruptions because of Anakins rage, this would be more fate of the universe like and Anakin would appear much more like an all powerful Chosen One. It would also suit him talking about his new powers, overestimating them and eventually leading to his downfall.

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Peter Pan said:

IlFanEditore said:

Here it is.
Again, I really need suggestions on how to improve it.
https://vimeo.com/342544011
password: fanedit

Yoda uses Force Projection to fight Palpatine. The reason is that while Yoda is on the asteroid meditating, he’s witnessing everything that’s happening, and he hears Palpatine in his office saying: “Tell the captain to ready my shuttle. I sense Lord Vader is in danger”.
Yoda knows that Kenobi is going to fight Anakin, and if Palpy goes to help Anakin, Obi Wan is doomed. So he uses the projection to stall the Emperor, just like Luke in EpVIII
.

*Color Correction (not finished).
Volume still needs work.
Less cringe from Anakin.
Shortened duel. I removed the way-too-fast parts, at least wherever I could.
I tried to remove the parts where Yoda and Palpy’s lightsabers keep their contacts.
Final music, which I think is kind of ok, but tell me what you think.
Yoda’s voicover from previous movies or previous moments from this movie.*

I liked that you cut most of the dialogue from the Anakin vs. Obi fight, it worked extraordinary well in combination with the music and voiceover.

Apart from that I think you should cut the Yoda‘s fingernails losing grip part, it is just to much physical interaction for a projection.

P.S.: I would try to remove the ray shields that protected the mustafar station and explain the massiv volcanic eruptions because of Anakins rage, this would be more fate of the universe like and Anakin would appear much more like an all powerful Chosen One. It would also suit him talking about his new powers, overestimating them and eventually leading to his downfall.

Thank you. Yes, Yoda’s hand will definitely be removed.
Also the Anakin rage thing, it sounds really intriguing. I will work on it.
What about the projection itself? Does it work? Is it believale enough? Acceptable, at least? Or is it a disaster, lol?

Italian faneditor.
EDITS LIST:

  1. Chronological Revenge of the Sith: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/CHRONOLOGICAL-REVENGE-OF-THE-SITH-RELEASED/id/60388
  2. CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
  3. SHADOW OF THE PAST (A Phantom menace edit): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
  4. KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (Attack of the Clones edit): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835

During free time I follow politics, I’m an euroskeptic and I have a YouTube channel for trailer and tributes.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWtMZobefiq04JNuS2jFLQ?view_as=subscriber

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I don’t particularly like the idea of force projection because it sounds weird for Star Wars but if you like it then to each their own. Will check out clips when I have time as I am currently at a few family events.

I can answer almost all questions anyone might have about the Sith from Star Wars Legends, and please do PM me for the bd25 DEED(Despecalised Editions), as I have this version, though I can’t answer technical questions about them. Do not go gentle into that good night, Though wise men at their end know dark is right, They
Do not go gentle into that good night.
“Star Wars is a buffet, enjoy the stuff you want, and leave the rest.” - SilverWook
Feel the love.

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Of course this is just a test.
I love the Yoda/Palpatine duel, but this Yoda diminishes the stature of OT’s Yoda, so I’d like to keep the duel without the problem of character development.

Italian faneditor.
EDITS LIST:

  1. Chronological Revenge of the Sith: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/CHRONOLOGICAL-REVENGE-OF-THE-SITH-RELEASED/id/60388
  2. CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
  3. SHADOW OF THE PAST (A Phantom menace edit): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
  4. KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (Attack of the Clones edit): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835

During free time I follow politics, I’m an euroskeptic and I have a YouTube channel for trailer and tributes.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsWtMZobefiq04JNuS2jFLQ?view_as=subscriber