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Return of the Jedi (Chronological Saga) - (* Final version released *)

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Full trailer: https://vimeo.com/386570076

V2 has some major improvements over the first version.

SOURCES:
Disney+ version (with color correction)
Despecialized edition.
Episodes I, II, III, IV, IX, and Rogue One’s soundtracks.

OPENING SCENE.

  1. ADDED. New crawl. In the third paragraph I mentioned Palpatine travelling to Endor.
  2. ADDED. Atmosphere to Endor.
  3. RECOLORED. Endor planet.
  4. ADDED. New music track.
  5. ADDED. Force field to Death Star hangar.
  6. REMOVED. Vader’s arrival. Replaced with Palpatine’s arrival. Vader’s already on the DS.
  7. TRIMMED. Dialogue between officials. “Inform the commander that the shuttle has arrived”.
  8. ENHANCED. Lights inside hangar.
  9. ADDED. New music track as Palpatine is talking to Vader.

TATOOINE.

  1. ADDED. New establishing shot of the planet with twin suns.
  2. ADDED. New sky.
  3. ADDED. New Jabba’s palace exterior.
  4. ADDED. New music track as the droids approach the door.
  5. ADDED. New music track as Bib Fortuna is introduced.
  6. ENHANCED. Luke’s hologram.
  7. ADDED. New music track during Luke’s message.
  8. REMOVED. 3PO being Captain Obvious with Han.
  9. REMOVED. 3PO moving like the “dead” droid behind him (“R2, don’t leave me!”).
  10. REMOVED. Dance show. I’ve always found it awful, all versions of it.
  11. ADDED. New sky behind the palace.
  12. REMOVED. Leia and Chewbacca arriving. They are both already inside the palace, just like Lando.
  13. ENHANCED. Han de-freezing effect, with glow and lens flare.
  14. REMOVED. Boba Fett from every single shot (by cutting out the scene or masking).
  15. ADDED. Yellow glow as the doors open and Luke enters.
  16. ADDED. New music track.
  17. TRIMMED. Jabba’s subtitles.
  18. REMOVED. Rancor’s breeder.
  19. RECOLORED. Dune sea’s sand. Slightly more yellow.
  20. REMOVED. Luke saying “There’s nothing to see, I used to live here”, and Han replying “You’re gonna die here…”. I suppose Han already knows that Luke lived there.
  21. ADDED. Original Sarlacc.
  22. ALL LASERS enhanced throughout the movie.
  23. TRIMMED. Action sequence to remove Boba Fett. Added music track to make some cuts less “hard”.
  24. REMOVED. Transport ship taking the droids out of sand.
  25. ADDED. Atmosphere to Tatooine.
  26. RECOLORED. Falcon and W-Wing’s engines.
  27. ADDED. Nostalgic EpIV track as Luke talks to his friends on the Falcon.

DAGOBAH.

  1. ADDED. Very short part from “Anthem of evil” as Yoda speaks about the Emperor.
  2. ENHANCED. Ben’s Force Ghost.
  3. REMOVED. Luke saying “… betrayed and…”. Now it’s just “You told me Vader murdered my father”. In my saga, in Episode IV Vader has no hinted backstory that linked him to the Jedi (to remove the majority of connections between Vader and Anakin).
  4. ADDED. Music track.

REBEL MEETING.

  1. ADDED. Music track.
  2. RECOLORED. Home One’s interior.
  3. ENHANCED. Holograms.
  4. ADDED. Heroic music track as Luke enters.
  5. RECOLORED. Hangar.
  6. ADDED. Music track as Han and Lando separate.
  7. REMOVED. Lando walking towards matte painting.
  8. REMOVED. Han saying that he believes he won’t see the Falcon again.
  9. ADDED. Music track as the shuttle leaves.

THRONE ROOM & TYDIRIUM.

  1. RECOLORED. Throne room’s interior. No blue.
  2. ENHANCED. Lights.
  3. ADDED. Music tracks during Tydirium scene.
  4. ADDED. Atmosphere to Endor and recolored planet.
  5. ADDED. Sun to Endor.
  6. REMOVED (sort of). Music from track, with Audacity.

ENDOR.

  1. ADDED. Yellow glow througout all scenes. Looks more sunny, more alien and more in line with the shot from Rise of Skywalker.
  2. REMOVED. Han saying “Hey! It’s me!”.
  3. ADDED. Long music tracks during the speeders sequence. Again, all lasers enhanced.
  4. REMOVED (FROM DEATH STAR SCENE). Palpatine asking Vader if his feelings are clear.
  5. REMOVED. Leia meeting Wicket.
  6. REMOVED. R2 electrocuting the Ewok.
  7. SHORTENED. 3PO’s story.
  8. REMOVED. Leia reacting like she’s hearing a fairytale.
  9. REMOVED. Han asking multiple questions to 3PO and ordering him to hurry.
  10. REMOVED. Leia saying “It’s like I’ve always known”. Yeah, sure.
  11. REMOVED. Han being jealous. He gets close to Leia, asks what’s the problem, she stares at him and she just says “Hold me”. That’s all we need.
  12. ENHANCED. Lights in the platform’s corridor.
  13. ADDED. Music track during sequence.
  14. ENHANCED. Luke’s lightsaber.
  15. REMOVED. All Vader saying things that show his struggle. At this point he’s still the cold Sith. No “Obi Wan once thought as you do”, “I must obey my master”, “It’s too late for me, son”.
  16. ADDED. Music track during Rebels’ jump to hyperspace. Also recolored engines.
  17. SHORTENED. Ewok on speeder being chased by stormtroopers.

DEATH STAR & BATTLES.

  1. RECOLORED. Palpatine’s eyes.
  2. RECOLORED. Throne room.
  3. THROUGHOUT BATTLE. Added atmosphere to Endor. Recolored planet’s surface. Recolored X-Wings and Falcon’s engines and enhanced lasers.
  4. ADDED. Multiple music tracks during space and ground battle.
  5. SHORTENED. Ewoks in battle. I kept a lot of them, just removed the too ridiculous shots, like Stormtroopers falling because they’ve been hit by small rocks.
  6. ENHANCED. Luke and Vader’s lightsabers.
  7. ADDED. Glow effect and sparks each time the lightsabers clash.
  8. REMOVED. Chewie’s Tarzan yell.
  9. REMOVED. Ewok waving to AT-ST’s window.
  10. ADDED. Music tracks during Luke and Vader’s duel.
  11. ENHANCED. Palpatine’s Force lightning.
  12. RECOLORED. Death Star’s bowels.
  13. ADDED. Music track as Anakin dies.
  14. RECOLORED. “Power regulator on the North tower”. Another recoloring as Wedge hits it.
  15. ENHANCED. Explosion.
  16. ADDED. Failing force shield as Luke leaved with Lambda shuttle.
  17. ENHANCED. Death Star explosion.
  18. REMOVED. Han saying he won’t get in the way.
  19. ADDED. New music track during pyre scene.
  20. ENHANCED. Force ghosts.

Overall I’m quite satisfied with the result. There are a couple of issues in scenes where I tried to isolate voices with Audacity, as sometimes you can still hear some slight musical background, and some other times the new audio sounds a little bit odd. Also, the glow on Endor is not always perfect, and Palpatine’s eyes look too “soft” here and there. But I don’t think this ruins the experience.

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
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Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them in the forum, and PM me for links if interested.

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This is intriguing! There aren’t enough ROTJ edits out there, honestly. Really excited to see how you plan to tackle the later chunks of the movie!

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ImmersionVFX has fixed an error where Luke “Force-kicks” some guy (here). Do you plan on using it? (Yeah, I know blood comes out of his mouth, but it’s possible to digitally remove the blood)

The unfortunate reality of the Star Wars prequel and Disney trilogies is that they will always be around. Forever. They will never go away. It can never be undone.

I also prefer to be referred to as “TNT”, not “Freezing”.

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These stills look amazing - I’m very excited for this!

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FreezingTNT2 said:

ImmersionVFX has fixed an error where Luke “Force-kicks” some guy (here). Do you plan on using it? (Yeah, I know blood comes out of his mouth, but it’s possible to digitally remove the blood)

Definitely yes, thank you!

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
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I like the new Palace and color corrections 😃

May I suggest that you try to have Luke on Dagobah before the palace stuff ?
Yes that creates some minor problems (fleet reunion) but also makes his character more consistent.

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You mean before the whole Tatooine scenes?
I kinda like how his character looks more menacing the FIRST time he appears in the movie (mirroring the entrance in the palace to Vader’s first appearance in ANH, the Force Choke, etc). I just have a doubt about placing the Dagobah scene first because it establishes that Luke is a Jedi (yes, yes, “not yet”, but he is clearly in the light side), while keeping the Tatooine stuff first makes the audience wonder about wether he still is a Jedi or he fell to the dark side…
But I’ll surely try, to look how it works. May I ask what you mean with “more consistent”?

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
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More consistent = Luke starting on the Light side on Dagobah and then becoming Darker.

You see the darker Luke entering the palace. And the rest of the action… it’s borderline dark side.
The same with using the Ewoks later on, again a bit dark. And the going to Vader (killing the Emperor is still killing), etc.

This linear progression also makes the audience wonder. Will Luke return to the light side by the end of the movie?
For me opening on Dagobah kind of spoils it.
It’s as if Luke goes dark one day, light the next, then dark, … 😉

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That’s interesting. I didn’t think about that. I’ll try to add the Dagobah scene just after Palpatine arrives to DSII.

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them in the forum, and PM me for links if interested.

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(sorry for editing my posts in real time, I was trying to make them clearer)

Yes try it. I’m going to Dagobah just after Vader arrives:
https://streamable.com/5vc2k

Luke’s reaction is perfect here, he seems to respond to Vader’s mental search.

Of course, you can do it your way 😃

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Yes, of course 😉
But if an idea makes it better, I’m more than glad to try it.

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them in the forum, and PM me for links if interested.

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Boba Fett removed.
Top: Original
Bottom: Edited



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CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
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Here is the opening.

New crawl.
Enhanced Endor.
Opening with Palpatine in DSII
New Tatooine sky and Jabba’s palace.

https://vimeo.com/377339776
password: fanedit

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them in the forum, and PM me for links if interested.

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Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them in the forum, and PM me for links if interested.

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In two of your new Tatooine shots (the ones with 3PO and R2), you used the exact same sky image as the background. Can you use a different sky background for your second shot, to make it less obvious that we’re watching a fan edit? (I know that other sky images on Google don’t really match the sky color as the one you used, but it’s possible to alter them in Photoshop to match the other sky background’s color)

The unfortunate reality of the Star Wars prequel and Disney trilogies is that they will always be around. Forever. They will never go away. It can never be undone.

I also prefer to be referred to as “TNT”, not “Freezing”.

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I like your opening video. Just a few suggestions:

  • fix DS2 moving toward the left while the scene pans down.
  • add the shots of the shuttle approaching the DS2. These give scale and spectacle to the movie.

For the desert barge shots, your twin suns don’t match the light direction. Light is coming from the top right there.
And add some subtle shaky camera movement to all those shots. It’s a bit odd that the cameraman is completely static when they are going up and down dunes !

Jedi needs lots of small tweaks 😃

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Thank you for suggestions.
About DSII… I don’t know how to do it, lol. I’ll try.
About the shuttle… at first I kept it. But in the scene with the Emperor we dont see the shuttle actually “landing” in the hangar. It’s already there. You know… if I keep those shots, it cuts directly from the shuttle still in space, approaching the DS, to the shuttle already inside.

I liked the twin suns… I think it added more weight to those flat shots. But yeah… the lights don’t match.

EDIT: I re-added the shuttle approaching. The shot of the officer saying “Inform the commander that…” fixes the problem. And I moved the twin suns in the shots where you can see the upper sky.

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them in the forum, and PM me for links if interested.

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Vader’s death clip.

I’m just editing the Sarlacc sequence, but I wanted to try something here.
I don’t know if the color correction is definitive, but I’ve always wanted to use this track for Anakin’s death, especially because I will not use it in my Episode III edit.

https://vimeo.com/377606084
password: fanedit

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them in the forum, and PM me for links if interested.

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Spoilers are below for content from The Mandalorian - in regards to the 5th episode…

After watching episode 5 of The Mandalorian, and the whole Tatooine stuff… I kinda liked how the desert looked way less saturated than the OT Tatooine.
In my Episode IV edit I probably oversaturated some shots… now I’d like to try the opposite.


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Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them in the forum, and PM me for links if interested.

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Those desert scenes are almost impossible to color correct…
I like the planet shot, looks like something out of the prequels, but the clouds are still cyan. 😉

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I tried to change it just a little bit. Still don’t know if I really like it.

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE - A STAR WARS STORY (3-in-1 prequels).
Personal saga: I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. III - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE. IV - THE SON OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
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The planet looks OK you can keep it.