Ahhhh, Return of the Jedi. I remember watching this opening day in the theater. I loved Star Wars so much that my father cut short our vacation fishing at the lake to watch it the day it came out. Memories.
As I grew older I just could not seem to enjoy it anymore, corny plans at jabbas palace, Han solo accidentally killing(?) the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy, Letting Ewoks with spears hold up a desperate mission to destroy the deathstar with the entire rebel fleet on their way! Luke had just killed like three sail barges full of people with no hesitance 15 minutes before.
I don’t want to pick it apart too much that steals the magic from it, it’s Fantasy/Sci-fi after all, but thems some mighty big plot holes and I cannot quit thinking about them when I watch the damn thing.
Then There’s the Prequel Trilogy. Too much to dislike in them so I will use one long word to describe them. “Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo”
Then I came across this wonderful forum. Daneditors ROTJ radicle re-edit to be exact, and was inspired to do my own. I have been quietly reading these fourms every day for months and You people here know your sh-t. Thank you.
So now, like many editors before me, I am going to do something about it.
Condense the Best/Meaningful/Important parts of I-III into one movie. “Return of the Sith” and re-arrange ROTJ into “Revenge of the Jedi” to be viewed in machete viewing order.
The Focus is on Anakin and his rise and fall.
Droids are now clone droids led by general grevious who has a very minor roll. Clone Troopers will now be Stormtroopers. No Jar Jar, Dooku, or Yoda with Lightsaber. And will remove as many cgi characters and animals as I can this will be an extreme cut but I think I can pull it togeather. Darth Maul may make the cut (HA!) and Jango may be recoloured to be Boba we’ll see. My goal for running time is between 1:50 and 2:30.
The goal of this edit is to remove Cheese and Ewoks. It’ll be hard. I will move yoda to the beginning of the movie. Leia acts on Jabbas palace because she has no time and has to reunite with the alliance. after Yodas death Luke feels her in trouble and goes to rescue the whole bunch. Boba will not die, or even be there if I can Help it. The Rebels land on endor at night/predawn. Luke leaves because vader has sensed him. He then Runs into Obi-Wan on his way to Vader. Ewoks are Cut. The Battle of Endor commences. Luke realizes who his sister is during vader fight when Leia gets shot, Celebration/Vader Pyre/Tell Leia the News/More Celebrating. ~fin~
Any tips, advice, help will be needed and greatly appreciated. Thanks
Updated Current Status
1-1-15 Ripped Blu Rays to .m2ts using Movie Rescuer, Started this Topic, Started cutting the fat from the PT using Wondershare Video Editor.
My fan edit ideas