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Return of the Jedi (Chronological Saga) - (* Final version released *) — Page 9

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If its possible could i also get a link?

greg you could never get down like a funky thing cuz you dont live in the Rythim

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I’d also love to get the link pls! Really looking forward to watching it (:

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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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Hi. I really enjoyed your edit. I like a lot of the colour corrections you did and additions of suns and atmospheres. I thought it would bug me that Vader scene at the beginning was cut, as I do love the line ‘…he is not as forgiving as I am…’ but watching the saga as a whole, the big baddy is Palpatine, so it has more impact to see him arrive at the beginning, as the main baddie, as having Vader arrive diminishes this looking at the bigger picture.

Cuts are well placed. It always bugged me that Boba Fett was killed way too clumsily, I hated Jedi Rocks, although the original Jabba’s palace dance I liked because the music is very nostalgic…but I don’t miss it that much to be honest. I liked getting rid of Han’s jealousy and that terrible line ‘somehow I’ve always known’

I’m also happy that you kept the celebrations from 1997 in - the one update from George Lucas that I really liked. The music is far more emotional, great to see other places in the galaxy celebrate. Etc. I have always liked Sebastian Shaw’s ghost, but it makes sense now to have a younger Anakin, as a force ghost, so I’m glad you left that in too.

Overall, a very good edit. So much so, it’s cannon for me now. Thank you for sharing it 😊

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Thank you very much, man!

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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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I agree with the person above on some things, I don’t like that the scene of Vader arriving on the Death Star was removed. I really like that scene and I thought it was a great idea to have even more buildup for the Emperor, like Vader’s foreboding warning. I also thought “It’s too late for me, son” is a really powerful line.

I really like a lot of the new visuals, like the updated mattes, Han’s defrosting, the enhancement of Obi-Wan’s force ghost, the scene with Han and Lando talking about the Falcon looks way better, Vader having a more red lightsaber (how did you do that?), the enhanced views of the planets from space, but IMO the Emperor’s throne room is too dark, it kind of even makes it look like it’s in black and white. I also think that the glow for the lightsabers, Palpatine’s eyes, and force lightning goes a little overboard, and that the color correction during the Sarlacc Pitt sequence looks too pale. I did like some of the new music you included but I also think sometimes it was fine the way it was. I don’t have anything against including prequel music in OT edits but sometimes I just felt the original track worked better. I liked trimming the Ewoks, getting rid of Han’s jealousy and trimming some of Leia’s cheesy lines during her talk with Luke.

Overall I have some mixed feelings but I do see that a lot of effort and thought went into this and I commend you for it.

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Thank you.
I’ll just reply to some things, to explain the reasons behind these changes.

  1. To me the whole first act of the movie has some pacing issues. Vader’s arrival does not add anything at all to the story. That’s why I chose to remove it.
  2. Placing Palpatine’s arrival as the opening scene allows to establish the real threat.
  3. I removed the “It’s too late for me, son”. Usually people complain about Vader in ROTJ and how he looks and sounds way less menacing than in Empire. At this point, IMHO, he should still be that, the powerful inhuman machine. If he says to Luke that it’s too late for him, it sounds like he would like to be redeemed (something which I don’t like).
  4. I won’t argue about personal taste. Every time I rewatch it I like the Throne Room more and more. The red lighting and royal guards are visible, as are Luke’s face and the small orange light in Palpy’s chair. But I like that everything else is black. There is just space out of the windows. And space is not blue. But again, personal taste is out of discussion. Same with lightsabers and Palpatine’s eyes.
  5. About the Sarlacc pit sequence, I chose not to color correct almost anything from the Disney+ version. I just enhanced the blues and greens (for sky and lightsaber).
  6. About music… again, that’s totally fine. I added new tracks when there was none, and replaced a few which I didn’t like (Ewoks’ music as they start the attack, for example).

That was some fine criticism. 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 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 there!

I generally liked the edit a lot. ROTJ is much more pleasing to watch thanks to your visual enhancements. Pacing was on-point, trimming some unnecessary or childish scenes, like those with the Ewoks (for example, Leia meeting Wicket, for all of its charm, drags the middle act quite a bit, and its absence now makes the Ewoks seem a bit more menacing at the beginning).

I loved the color correction overall. The brighter Endor was superb and much more distinct from a generic redwood forest. I don’t have any issues with the duller throne room. I understand some people thinking the Tatooine Dune Sea sequence now looks way too pale, but honestly I like it that way, and it fits nicely with the Tatooine scenes from The Mandalorian so that’s a bonus. I kind of missed the SE sarlacc (personal preference) but it’s nothing compared to what your fan-edit gets right.

Music was mostly great, specially for the sequences that previously had none. The new music during the speeder chase was the highlight for me, very well done. The moment where Luke and Vader sense each other with the Force over Endor was also made much more chilling. There were only a couple of times the changes bugged me a little but it was more of it being mismatched themes (like Jyn Erso’s theme for Han and Lando’s farewell) than the score itself being unfitting. So the music gets my seal of approval too.

Nice job!

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IlFanEditore said:
I removed the “It’s too late for me, son”. Usually people complain about Vader in ROTJ and how he looks and sounds way less menacing than in Empire. At this point, IMHO, he should still be that, the powerful inhuman machine. If he says to Luke that it’s too late for him, it sounds like he would like to be redeemed (something which I don’t like).

Well that’s an interesting perspective, I’ve never heard complaints about that before. I always thought the character work with Vader was one of the most well-liked parts of ROTJ.

What do you mean by “looks”? IIRC it’s literally the same costume as in ESB. And he still has plenty of menacing lines.

Link to thread for my Star Wars fan-edits: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/My-Star-Wars-Saga-Edits-episodes-1-6/id/76327
Other fan-edits include “This is Tokyo” (combination of original 1954 Gojira and the 1956 Americanization) and Heisei Godzilla Series Remaster.

And finally, proud creator of Dinosauria: Ascension, Domination, Downfall. https://dinosauriadocu.wixsite.com/dinosauriadocu

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Man, I’m not a native speaker. I meant the way he’s portrayed in general.
In Empire he was menacing, cold, fully committed to the dark side. IMO he should stay that way until the duel in the Throne Room.

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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Knight of Kalee said:

Hey there!

I generally liked the edit a lot. ROTJ is much more pleasing to watch thanks to your visual enhancements. Pacing was on-point, trimming some unnecessary or childish scenes, like those with the Ewoks (for example, Leia meeting Wicket, for all of its charm, drags the middle act quite a bit, and its absence now makes the Ewoks seem a bit more menacing at the beginning).

I loved the color correction overall. The brighter Endor was superb and much more distinct from a generic redwood forest. I don’t have any issues with the duller throne room. I understand some people thinking the Tatooine Dune Sea sequence now looks way too pale, but honestly I like it that way, and it fits nicely with the Tatooine scenes from The Mandalorian so that’s a bonus. I kind of missed the SE sarlacc (personal preference) but it’s nothing compared to what your fan-edit gets right.

Music was mostly great, specially for the sequences that previously had none. The new music during the speeder chase was the highlight for me, very well done. The moment where Luke and Vader sense each other with the Force over Endor was also made much more chilling. There were only a couple of times the changes bugged me a little but it was more of it being mismatched themes (like Jyn Erso’s theme for Han and Lando’s farewell) than the score itself being unfitting. So the music gets my seal of approval too.

Nice job!

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 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:

Man, I’m not a native speaker. I meant the way he’s portrayed in general.
In Empire he was menacing, cold, fully committed to the dark side. IMO he should stay that way until the duel in the Throne Room.

…ok, I don’t think I sounded hostile but I apologize if you think it was. I was just saying that’s an interesting perspective. No insult intended.

Link to thread for my Star Wars fan-edits: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/My-Star-Wars-Saga-Edits-episodes-1-6/id/76327
Other fan-edits include “This is Tokyo” (combination of original 1954 Gojira and the 1956 Americanization) and Heisei Godzilla Series Remaster.

And finally, proud creator of Dinosauria: Ascension, Domination, Downfall. https://dinosauriadocu.wixsite.com/dinosauriadocu

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No problem at all 😃

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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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I’ve been able to get around to watching it now and it’s impressive how much the recolouring does for the film. The pacing is good and the removal of the musical numbers helps sell the tension of the Jabba stuff.

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Artan42 said:

I’ve been able to get around to watching it now and it’s impressive how much the recolouring does for the film. The pacing is good and the removal of the musical numbers helps sell the tension of the Jabba stuff.

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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stretch009 said:

Could you PM me a link please?

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Off topic, but I hope you’ll forgive me.
Addio, Maestro!

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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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I know I’m late, but can I get a link to the new version?

You’ve got to ask yourself one question: “Am I making Carrie Fisher’s ghost proud?”
Well, are ya, punk?

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Of course, PM sent 😉

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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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Hi Editore!

Can you send me a PM too! I’ve been fllowing this from the shadows! LOL

Thanks!
X-Wing Mechanic

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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.