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Return of the Jedi Renewed (working on the 1080p version)

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

FULL (EXTENSIVE) CHANGELIST.

  1. Originaltrilogy.com” & ilFanEditore intro
  2. New crawl, establishing the second Death Star, Luke’s mission on Tatooine and the Emperor going to Endor.
  3. As camera pans down, lens flare is added.
  4. Replaced Endor (motion tracking) and added sun in space.
  5. Recolored Star Destroyer & Death Star and slightly increased contrast.
  6. Added force shields to hangars
  7. The officer does not mention Vader’s shuttle, but just “the” shuttle, as this is the Emperor’s.
  8. Recolored hangar scene, added force shield & reflection on floor.
  9. Added music track from “The Rise of Skywalker”.
  10. As the Palpatine’s scene ends, added music track from “Revenge of the Sith” .
  11. The scene transitions to a Tatooine establishing shot.
  12. Replaced Jabba’s palace matte painting with a still image from “The book of Boba Fett”.
  13. Recolored desert scenes.
  14. Restored original door & added music track from “The phantom menace”.
  15. Restructured Jabba’s introduction scene. Considering that I removed the whole band scene from later, I repurposed the first rock-y song shots for the new introduction.
  16. Enhanced Luke’s hologram and R2’s beam
  17. Removed 3PO’s Captain Obvious line about Han.
  18. Removed 3PO asking R2 for help and final shot of the droid being tortured.
  19. Enhanced “Jabba’s palace at sunset” establishing shot.
  20. Removed song sequence.
  21. Enhanced with increased lights the scene of Han being de-carbonized.
  22. Added music track (just a couple seconds) from Luke’s scene in “Book of Boba Fett” for Luke’s arrival at the palace.
  23. Recolored Jabba’s palace’s main room to match its look from TBOBF.
  24. During the Rancor sequence, I repurposed some Jabba’s reaction shots from the previously removed song sequence.
  25. Removed Rancor’s keeper crying.
  26. Reduced Sail Barge’s shots to remove bad-looking visual effect when possible.
  27. Recolored desert scene, with more vibrant sand&sky colors.
  28. Removed Luke telling Han that he grew up “there”. Han knows Luke is from Tatooine.
  29. Added some lens flare here and there coming from the suns.
  30. Restored original Sarlacc.
  31. During the “Luke staring at everyone” shots, I removed Han’s shot in order to use it later for Boba Fett’s demise.
  32. Enhanced lightsaber and blaster bolts throughout the battle sequence and the whole movie.
  33. Removed Han asking “Boba Fett!?” twice, hinting at him intentionally hitting Boba.
  34. Boba does not fall into the Sarlacc. After being hit he just flies away uncontrollably. Way less ridiculous. Also, it doesn’t really break continuity with TBOBF. We just don’t see him falling down inside the beast. I also used the previously cut Han’s reaction shot here.
  35. Removed Luke’s second “Point it at the deck!”.
  36. Enhanced R2’s lightning attack
  37. Enhanced Sail Barge’s explosion.
  38. Shortened shot of the droids coming out of the sand.
  39. Added atmosphere to Tatooine’s planetview shot, enhanced Falcon’s engine and recolored XWing’s engine to pink/purple.
  40. Added music track from “A new hope” during the space chat between Luke/Han/Leia, hinting at Luke’s growth and maturity.
  41. As the scene ends, cut to Luke on Dagobah, as the Emperor’s scene was moved at the beginning of the movie.
  42. Added a couple seconds of a music track from TROS as Yoda speaks about the Emperor.
  43. Obi Wan’s Force Ghost appears as it did in TESB, instead of just walking into the scene.
  44. Added music tracks from Revenge of the Sith during the Ben-Luke’s scene.
  45. Added Sullust to the Rebel fleet’s establishing shot.
  46. Enhanced Endor and Death Star’s holograms and added surrounding light.
  47. Recolored Home One’s interior (enhanced white and Mon Calamari’s skin color).
  48. Added music track from Rogue One.
  49. Added force shield to Home One’s hangar.
  50. Removed shot of Lando walking towards the Falcon’s matte painting.
  51. Removed Han fearing that he won’t see the Falcon again. He will see it again, so it doesn’t even work as foreshadowing.
  52. Added music track from Revenge of the Sith as the shuttle Tydirium leaves the Rebel fleet.
  53. Replaced Endor and added sun in the Death Star establishing shot.
  54. Recolored Throne Room’s interior. The first version of this edit had a grey tone during these scenes. Now I preferred to remove the blue colors from the “windows” areas, while the other parts are just color corrected in order to have more vibrant skin colors.
  55. Added Endor atmosphere during the Shuttle Tydirium scene.
  56. Heavily recolored Endor scenes. I wanted them to be more vibrant, less flat. Slightly increased contrast and added a yellow overall tone to the scenes.
  57. Replaced many backgrounds in still shots from different Endor scenes (all taken from Battlefront II shots).
  58. Removed Han’s “Hey, it’s me!”.
  59. Added music track from Revenge of the Sith during the speeder chase sequence.
  60. Enhanced blaster bolts and Luke’s lightsaber.
  61. Removed Leia meeting Wicket. I’m kinda sorry for removing two Leia scenes from the movie, but I’ve always found them slow and quite boring. Leia carrying Chewie into Jabba’s palace was useless and repetitive, while in this case her scene makes the pacing feel slower. Plus, by removing it we keep some mystery about what happened to her after the chase sequence.
  62. Added Endor’s planetview outside Palpatine’s window during the second Throne Room scene.
  63. Slightly recolored Endor night scenes, and enhanced torches.
  64. Removed Leia “always” knowing that Luke was her brother. Now she just says “I know… somehow”, like Luke telling her the truth makes her feel like he’s right.
  65. Removed Han being jealous. Now he just approaches Leia, asks her what’s wrong, and she replies “Hold me”. Way less childish attitude.
  66. Removed Vader’s “I must obey my master”. In the first version of the edit, I removed other parts of Vader being conflicted. Now I reinstated all of them except for this, as we already know that Vader doesn’t care about obeying Palpatine (both from Revenge and Empire scenes).
  67. Replaced bad matte painting of the shuttle leaving Endor (as Han/Leia/Chewie watch from distance) with another image from Battlefront II, with some added moving shadows in order to hint at some movement.
  68. Recolored X-Wing’s engines, enhanced Falcon engine and recolored Falcon’s interior in order to match the look from Empire’s Revisited.
  69. Shortened sequence of the Ewok on speeder escaping Stormtroopers.
  70. Enhanced Palpatine’s eyes.
  71. During the whole space battle: added atmosphere to un-replaceable Endor shots, replaced planet shots wherever possible, recolored X-Wing’s engines and enhanced Falcon’s, enhanced laser bolts, recolored Home One’s interior.
  72. Replaced some music tracks with ones from Rogue One.
  73. Restructured ground battle to remove as many Ewoks as possible. Now they have a good surprise effect, which makes the Rebels react, but following that the Ewoks are always and only hunted and killed. No teddy bears throwing stones, no giant wood poles crushing ATSTs.
  74. Removed Chewie’s Tarzan yell and shortened assault on ATST.
  75. Added music track from Revenge of the Sith during the LukeVSVader duel.
  76. Shortened shot of Vader falling from the stairs.
  77. The edit will have two tracks. In the first one the music track “A Jedi’s Fury” is replaced with another from Revenge of the Sith (as I was never really amazed with the original track). But the second one will keep the original, as I’m sure the vast majority of people will prefer it over the edited one.
  78. Added shaky camera as Palpatine uses Force Lightning and also as the Executor hits the Death Star.
  79. Recolored Death Star interior and the main reactor room.
  80. Added music track as Anakin dies.
  81. Added failing force shield to the hangar as Luke leaves with the shuttle.
  82. Again, removed Han being jealous of Luke.
  83. Replaced music during Anakin’s funeral.
  84. Removed Naboo’s celebrating shot (no “Weesafreeeeh!”)
  85. Enhanced Force Ghosts.

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
Episode IV - THE HEIR OF SKYWALKER. Episode VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI. DYAD IN THE FORCE (3-into-1 sequels).
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Italian faneditor.

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Episode IV - THE HEIR OF SKYWALKER. Episode VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI. DYAD IN THE FORCE (3-into-1 sequels).
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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.

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Episode IV - THE HEIR OF SKYWALKER. Episode VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI. DYAD IN THE FORCE (3-into-1 sequels).
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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”?

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Episode IV - THE HEIR OF SKYWALKER. Episode VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI. DYAD IN THE FORCE (3-into-1 sequels).
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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.

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Episode IV - THE HEIR OF SKYWALKER. Episode VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI. DYAD IN THE FORCE (3-into-1 sequels).
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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.

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Episode IV - THE HEIR OF SKYWALKER. Episode VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI. DYAD IN THE FORCE (3-into-1 sequels).
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Boba Fett removed.
Top: Original
Bottom: Edited



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Episode IV - THE HEIR OF SKYWALKER. Episode VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI. DYAD IN THE FORCE (3-into-1 sequels).
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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
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Episode IV - THE HEIR OF SKYWALKER. Episode VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI. DYAD IN THE FORCE (3-into-1 sequels).
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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.

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Episode IV - THE HEIR OF SKYWALKER. Episode VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI. DYAD IN THE FORCE (3-into-1 sequels).
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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
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Episode IV - THE HEIR OF SKYWALKER. Episode VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI. DYAD IN THE FORCE (3-into-1 sequels).
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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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Episode IV - THE HEIR OF SKYWALKER. Episode VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI. DYAD IN THE FORCE (3-into-1 sequels).
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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.

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EDITS LIST:
Episode IV - THE HEIR OF SKYWALKER. Episode VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI. DYAD IN THE FORCE (3-into-1 sequels).
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The planet looks OK you can keep it.