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Revenge of the Jedi (RotJ Dark Edit) (* unfinished project *)

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So as the title suggests, this is an edit of Star Wars Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. The aim of this is to give the film a darker tone and overhaul the ending. I’ve been working on this off and on for almost a year. My computer crashed and I lost a lot of data for this, however recently I started working on it again and now I’ve started sending out workprints/drafts with the hopes of getting feedback and tips, though I’ve only really gotten total approval and absolute disapproval.

The edit so far implements the deleted scenes of Vader reaching out to Luke at the beginning and Moff Jererrod’s Conflict. Vader also reaches out to Luke a couple of times throughout the film. The Ewoks have been severely trimmed (Animal cruelty?). Luke now uses a red lightsaber and I used footage of Anakin killing the Separatists, with the music from Vader’s hallway scene in Rogue One as a means of removing the Sarlacc Pit (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXFJXDxnJ1A). Vader’s lines have been trimmed to be more irredeemable. There are numerous other edits however the main ones mainly take place at the end. I’m working on is adding a new space battle to the ending, after DS2 has been destroyed. During the battle the remaining rebels are scattered and ultimately crushed.

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i was working on a more somber ending, having lando killed during his mission to destroy the core, havking wedge die from the explosion, and having no music during the final moments, just the rumbling of the death star’s destruction

Im that guy who likes megazone 23 a little too much

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darkspire17 said:

i was working on a more somber ending, having lando killed during his mission to destroy the core, havking wedge die from the explosion, and having no music during the final moments, just the rumbling of the death star’s destruction

That’s a nice idea. If I might make a suggestion, maybe end it with Luke burning Vader and have the ghosts appear then.

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JXEditor said:

darkspire17 said:

i was working on a more somber ending, having lando killed during his mission to destroy the core, havking wedge die from the explosion, and having no music during the final moments, just the rumbling of the death star’s destruction

That’s a nice idea. If I might make a suggestion, maybe end it with Luke burning Vader and have the ghosts appear then.

my other idea was them apearing at the back of the tiderium as luke escapes, and having an echo’d voice over of sebastian shaw “now go my son” as the death star explodes, cutting to reaction shots of leia and han on endor, reusing shots of shutttle tiderium landing near the sheild generator, but matteing out the generator array, cutting out Yubyub, and just having vader’s ceremony theme play out the scene and over the credits

Im that guy who likes megazone 23 a little too much