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Return of the Jedi (Chronological Saga) - (* Final version released *) — Page 10

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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 HEIR OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
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Hey could you send me the link to this? Thanks in advance. The screenshots and edit list look great.

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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 HEIR OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
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Your edit looks amazing. Could you send me the link please? 😊

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Ohh! Could I please get a link to this, it looks fantastic.

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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 HEIR OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them around here, and PM me for links if interested.

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This was marvellous. I’ll be giving it a permanent home in my collection. Thanks again.

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Thank you man! 😉

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 HEIR OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them around here, and PM me for links if interested.

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May you please provide me with a link to the final edit? Thank so much and may the force be with you!

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I’d love a link as well. Thanks in advance, I’m interested in checking this out.

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Thank you for showing interest in this, guys.

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 HEIR OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them around here, 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 HEIR OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them around here, and PM me for links if interested.

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So I checked this edit out, and it’s solid. Your effects look pretty great! The editing of getting rid of Han being jealous and little things like that were great too. The use of music from the other movies fit the scenes they’re in.
Maybe not every new piece of music is appropriate for the movie on its own and for my personal liking, but it works well for your goal of a movie that fits in perfectly with the saga at large.
Great work. You should be proud of it!

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I’ve checked the first post in the thread, and skimmed through several pages, but I can’t find a description of what the overall goal of this edit is. Can somebody explain?

Thanks!

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To make the saga watchable in episodic order while keeping the plot twists intact.
There’s a complete changelist in the very first thread.

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 HEIR OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them around here, and PM me for links if interested.

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My favorite part is the removal of Han’s jealousy, the Max Rebo Band and of Boba Fett’s demise in the film. Some of the music doesn’t completely work for me, but the visuals are pretty good. The scenes in the throne room look a little washed out and too grey to me, but I think it may just be years of being use to the blue tone. The ewoks are made a believable as the can be in the final battle. Also I miss Vader’s arrival before the Emperor at the beginning of the film. One issue I also noticed (super minor) is Jabba’s subtitles “He’s using an(d) old Jedi mind trick.” Overall, I enjoyed it and think you did a great job. Thanks for sharing this with the community and may the force be with you.

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Thank you!
I never noticed the subtitle’s mistake until now, lol.

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 HEIR OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them around here, and PM me for links if interested.

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Hey thanks again for the followup. This was an enjoyable watch. VERY Good work!

Here’s a few notes I mentioned while watching that stuck out to me.

I liked a lot of additions such as the new crawl. This was a cool alternate take. New coloring on Endor helped to give the planet a more alien feel. Luke’s updated hologram was cool, that needed updating. I also dug Palpatine’s new sith eyes.

Best removal was Han’s out of place jealousy. By this point in the saga and within the ROTJ movie itself that felt like little a step backward for Han’s character & it hinted at a love triangle that was already abandoned. Good call removing it. I wonder if maybe the line “hey what’s going on?” can even be swapped with him just saying “Leia”? Only because that delivery: “hey what’s going on” always stood out to me as out of palace in that somber moment. It sounds like Han is casually answering a phone.

The only thing I noticed missing was the shot of Lando shown in the palace at one point nudging his mask down. If that’s in there and I missed it then disregard this comment. But if it was removed, the main reason I would have left it was because if we never have Lando established as infiltrating the palace, then he just shows up on the barge. I don’t know, just something to consider. I know you cut a lot out of that opening.

Again though, good work overall!

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Thank you so much for your comment.
About Lando… yeah, I wasn’t sure about all that. But as you surely noticed I also removed Leia and Chewie arriving at the palace, because I wanted to improve pacing in the movie’s first act. My intention is to pass the message that everyone but Luke is already inside the palace: Leia, Chewie, Lando. It’s all part of Luke’s plan. They infiltrated in the palace who knows when.
But I totally get that it might be confusing…

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 HEIR OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them around here, and PM me for links if interested.

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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 HEIR OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them around here, and PM me for links if interested.

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IlFanEditore said:

To make the saga watchable in episodic order while keeping the plot twists intact.
There’s a complete changelist in the very first thread.

I read the changelist in the first post before asking here. Unfortunately, I must be missing something. (I’m really not trying to be difficult here… I just don’t understand.) I guess a better way to ask the question is this: How does the unmodified ROTJ conflict with your stated goal above?

And a followup question: Does your stated goal require edits to other movies in the series?

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Remember, I’m not English native speaker. It’s always possible that I’m not clear.
I wanted to have a saga that is watchable in episodic order, meaning that the two main plot twists (Darth Vader being Luke’s father and Leia being Luke’s sister) are not stated in Episode III.
In order to make this, we don’t see Palpatine retreiving Anakin on Mustafar. And in Episodes IV and V, noone says that Vader was Obi Wan’s apprentice.

But Return of the Jedi doesn’t require heavy plot changes, because we resolve those two twists in the first act of the movie. So… my ROTJ edit can actually be watched without watching any previous edit. It could work as a single Episode VI edit. That’s all.

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 HEIR OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Just look for them around here, and PM me for links if interested.