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Revenge of the Sith: Refocused - a Clone Wars Continuity Cut (v3 WIP) PREVIEWS AVAILABLE — Page 3

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So my 4K HDR Edit is also in the wild now and circulating. The final file is 28GB.

As a fun bonus, I’ve recut the infamous Backstroke of the West Dub and added it into the relevant RoTS bits as a 3rd Audio Track. The first 2 are 5.1 Surround and Stereo respectively. Subtitles are also included in the muxed MKV file.

Again, if you email sheevsenate0505@gmail.com, you’ll get info for the relevant links. Thank you guys for your support on this project, and best of luck again with your own takes.

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Congrats on getting your version finished. I imagine it will be a go to for a lot of folks.

EDIT: Didn’t want to double post.

New cips For Feedback, from version 0.0

Opening:
New Crawl (adapted from the final TCW announcer intro, coloured red to match the finale episodes and because I felt RotS should have always been red. The first title card appears after the crawl in the same font as “a long ago”. The music here and the sound overall as we transition from the crawl to the battle of yerbana are temporary until I can figure out what to replace the TCW audio with.
(https://drive.google.com/file/d/17xPS-T-hQ89zstStsoZor2SLhklU4n2S/view?usp=drivesdk)

Battle of Mandalore into Battle over Coruscant:
I’m trying out different ways of starting off the two battles and getting from one to the next. Here’s one option.
(https://drive.google.com/file/d/17138w-F1pnKucci8FjeikUSh-wZrkO9f/view?usp=drivesdk)

Ahsoka senses Anakin’s Fall:

This is pretty straightforward. It is my attempt to show Ahsoka sensing Anakin’s fall as it is happening. Inspired by hedgesmfg
(https://drive.google.com/file/d/17Bsnj1MBdg9-96DVqqpLyexmYyC0caS6/view?usp=drivesdk)

Order 66 - Extended:

Again, fairly straightforward. Ahsoka’s and Rex’s initial Order 66 segments intercut with the sequence in the film.
(https://drive.google.com/file/d/17Db3AT1RxAQGytVtgjK_gt9Ta9xR3wyF/view?usp=drivesdk)

Extended Epilogue Rescored:

This is my current version of the ending, using the Labyrinth of Evil ending and TCW footage.
(https://drive.google.com/file/d/17PWtARSFjE4zcNL24u5d9sWlVrssVcbb/view?usp=drivesdk)

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I just wanted to bump this thread again to let people know that I produced a mildly revised version of the ROTS/Siege edit I discussed here, tweaking both visual and audio transitions in minor ways, while still dealing with the limits of the source material (limited visual frames or cross audio between sources for some transitions, ect ect).

I’ve already shared release info for this on numerous reddits, and I have to confess, this project blew up so much that it’s led me to be involved in several more projects, ranging from extended 4K Episode I and II cuts, to an Extended Solo cut, to even an experimental attempt to upscale the Holiday Special (using 4K ANH FX shots and the EditDroid Broadcast tape master from a few years back).

I’ll still give out links via either an automated email reply (sheevsenate0505@gmail.com), or just share the google doc directly via PM with those who want it and message me. Again, this v2 is released in both 1080P SDR and 4K HDR, and used Hal/DrDre’s deleted scene footage, a 4K HDR upscale/recut of the 2005 Battle of Coruscant, and all native 4K HDR footage from the D+ releases of both the film and Siege itself.

Thanks again for everyone’s contributions. These projects have been a wild ride these past few months.

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Are you still working on your edit Delpheas? Most other edits I’ve found use the theatrical cut of Revenge of the Sith. I think the NFBism’s New Canon Cut is the one of the best fanedits of Episode III and I am really curious to see how your addition of The Clone Wars final arc.

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I am. Took a bit of a break while waiting for a more final version of NCC, only just recently got back to working on it. Then there us the additional hurdle that since I want to release on FanEdit.org I really want to wait the seadonn7 blu-ray release.

On the project development note, I will probably be splitting the edit into a Part I and Part II, as I would prefer to avoid a 3 1/2 to 4hr movie.

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Are you still going with the Day 1, Day 2, etc type of edit? It might interesting to split it into episodes that are 45-60 minutes (each day).

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I’m not sure. I have to see how it all feels, and the more I work on it the more I want this to feel like a climax to both the Clone Wars the Prequel Trilogy. So stylistically it can’t be too different.

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So I to finally got around to updating the NCC footage to the most recent revision, which led to one or two changes in the scene order that I really like.

As an experiment I added Sidious’s “Day of the Sith” Voice Over to the Temple March and Kenobi’s warning to the Jedi to the credits.

I’ll go through it this next week and put together a a new version of the cutlist to share here.

Stylistically I am flirting with three things:

Two versions of the 3 1/2hr film:

  1. Having title cards throughout that “separate” the film into Days 1-5, with Day 5 being “Empire Day”

  2. No title cards, just normal flow.

Or

  1. Splitting the film into 2 parts around 1hr 50min each, with no title cards.

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I wish there is an alternate ending where Padme dies.

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The reason why is because Padme surviving doesn’t make sense. If you make an alternate version where Padme dies, the final montage would be the funeral of Padma Amidala, Vader and the Emporer looking at the Death Star, Ahsoka and Rex after they buried the clones, Yoda goes to Dagobah, Bail Organa with Leia, Obi-Wan gives Luke to Lars, and Vader retrieves Tano’s saber.

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It only doesn’t make sense when strictly compared to the comics, but it isn’t, imo, that much of a stretch to believe that Bail Organa and Padme couldn’t come up with a story of her survival that would keep them safe from the Emperor/Darth Vader.

According to Leia her birth mother died early in her life anyway, so it doesn’t bother me.

My ending goes like this:

-Birth of Twins/Darth Vader
-Bail/Kenobi/Yoda discuss next steps
-Ahsoka and Rex finish burying the Clones
-Yoda goes to Dagobah
-Bail and Padme go to Alderaan
-Kenobi goes to Tatooine
-Vader finds Ahsoka’s lightsaber
-Obi-Wan’s warning to the Jedi plays over the credits

I might consider an alternate ending, but I plan on pairing this with my own version of RotJ where we see Padme’s funeral while Leia’s talking about her mom being sad, pretty, and dying.

I’m touching it up, but since the last workprint of the ROTS: New Canon Cut seems to be the final version, this edit will probably only ever also get a polished workprint. Hopefully before the end of 2020, or as a January release.

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I wish there is the 501st soldier narrative about the attack of Coruscant from Battlefront II during the temple march.

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Instead the “day of the sith” speech is in instead.

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However, the alternate ending goes like this:

-Birth of Twins/Darth Vader/Padme dies
-Bail/Kenobi/Yoda discuss next steps
-Padme’s funeral
-Vader and Palpatine looking at the Death Star in construction
-Ahsoka and Rex after they buried the Clones
-Yoda goes to Dagobah
-Bail go to Alderaan
-Kenobi goes to Tatooine
-Vader finds Ahsoka’s lightsaber
-Obi-Wan’s warning to the Jedi plays over the credits

(The reason why is because it’s a weird plot point but I didn’t feel the scenes from The Other Boleyn Girl fit in enough to make it work here).

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Oh wow Delpheas, this sounds perfect! May I get a copy please? I’m working on a Clone Wars edit and was hoping for something like exactly this in order to cap it off with. I noticed that NFBisms’ cut was left unfinished - is there anything you’d add to it / change about it if you could?

The Clone Wars: Refocused

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I was actually getting ready to post that this is basically finished!

Because NFBisms’ cut is “unfinished” and in 720p, with a standard stereo mix, I won’t be doing a 1080p/5.1 surround release, so take that however you will.

I’ll have it available hopefully by the end of the weekend, and yeah, I’ll message you Eddie.

As for changes to RotS, I’ve mostly left that footage untouched aside from the changes inherent in NCC. I trimmed a few bits and pieces here and there to help with the integration of the Clone Wars scenes. It’ll all be in the change list which should appear in the OP in a day or two.

I did decide not to include Sidious’s “Day of Revenge” dialogue over the march on the temple. It works nicely if the march on the temple happens immediately after he says “We will have peace”, but NCC rightly moves Vader’s temple attack to after his visit to Padme.

I’ll probably also do a “Padme lives” alternate ending, but that’s not a priority for me.

I’m excited to actually release this! I’ve never felt like I had a releasable edit before. 😃

I hope folks enjoy it.

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I think “The day of the sith speech” fits in the Jedi Temple march perfectly. Why? Because the Ruusan formation is the great error for Darth Bane.

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Is Naboo Alderaan in your version? If so, IllFanEditore’s ANH Alderaan Destruction with Dramatic music by Alan Silvestri from INfinity War makes it very sad.

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Aside from using HAL’s Padme lives ending I have made no changes to the film’s relationship to canon.

I might eventually try a “Naboo of Alderaan” version of the PT, but I generally don’t wanna break continuity with The Clone Wars, which is my favorite piece of Star Wars media.

I’m more likely to make a version where Anakin is not called Vader and we don’t see the suit, until episode 4. But who knows, I’m not super interested in making major changes to the films.

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Delpheas said:

I will, once I have v2 uploaded. Should be in the next day or so.

Awesome! Think it will be ready by tomorrow? My wife is watching Star Wars for the first time and we’re just finishing up TCW up to SoM, and all signs point to me using your edit as our next film!

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Not sure. My internet is acting up and I’m supposed to get it fixed tomorrow and then I should be able to finish uploading.

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Delpheas said:

Not sure. My internet is acting up and I’m supposed to get it fixed tomorrow and then I should be able to finish uploading.

Awesome, hope that fixes things. Thanks for the update! Very excited to watch. I actually considered making this same exact edit but I saw you had already done the work, so I’m excited to check it out.

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