I just started working on my Episode VI edit, following Episode I (Shadow of the past), Episode II (Keepers of the peace), Episode III (Rise of the Dark Side, unfinished), Episode IV (The son of Skywalker) and the Episode V I still haven’t started working on.
The main point here is that I don’t have to hide the plot twists anymore.
For now I’ve changed the order of some scenes.
IMHO Return of the Jedi is by far the weakest movie in the OT… and personally I enjoy ROTS more than this one.
The first act is way too long and repetitive.
Stay with me: the droids arrive at the palace - Jabba says something - the droids get captured.
Leia and Chewie arrive at the palace - Jabba says something - Chewie gets captured.
Luke arrives at the palace - Jabba says something - Luke falls into the trap.
So I’m trying to have the order of scenes suggested in the Radical Changes thread.
- Palpatine arrives in the Death Star.
- 3PO and R2 arrive at the palace and get captured.
- Leia frees Han.
- Luke arrives (+ battle at Sarlacc)
- Palpatine talks to Vader.
- Luke on Dagobah.
About the rest of the movie, I will make the same changes I tried on previous edits, so Color Corrections, new music tracks, etc.
I’ll try to totally remove Boba Fett, or make him leave the palace before the Sarlacc scene. Anyway, he does not die in the desert.
- Modern intro, with Disney era Lucasfilm logo.
- New crawl.
- Movie starts with Palpatine’s arrival in the DSII.
- New Tatooine sky.
- New Jabba’s palace exterior.
- Color corrected interior.
- Enhanced Luke’s hologram.
- Band plays some music here.
- No tentacle-thing grabbing 3PO.
- No 3PO waving like the droid behind him.
- Digitally removed Boba Fett. He does not die in the movie. He is not even on Tatooine. Makes him cooler… the only guy who managed to make the heroes fail.
- Totally removed song and dance. I always hated both versions. Plus, it makes the Rancor trap more a surprise.
- No Leia and Chewie arrival. At the beginning we HEAR 3PO saying that Lando and Chewie “never returned”. They are already there. Lando in disguise and Chewie prisoner. We see in a previous shot Leia-bounty hunter, and stop.
- Enhanced colors during the Leia-freeing-Han scene.
- Color corrected Tatooine desert.
- Added twin suns when possible.
To be completed…
- CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
- SHADOW OF THE PAST (EpI): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
- KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (EpII): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835
- THE SON OF SKYWALKER (EpIV): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Episode-IV-The-Son-of-Skywalker/id/69085
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