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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 REVISITED ADYWAN *1080p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION — Page 464

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I agree with Ady’s Assessment big time. Can’t wait to see this.

“Because you are a PalpaWalker?”

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Absolutely gorgeous screenshots, both in color and detail. And Ponda’s arm looks perfect. Why George thought it was more important to crudely paste rocks in front of Artoo than it was to fix this I’ll probably never understand, but the good news is that it doesn’t really matter anymore.

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When I first watched this fanedit I actually skipped ahead to see if something was fixed or not, it baffles me that in all the official tweaking of this movie that they never have fixed it. It’s the scene in the Death Star with Tarkin and Vader talking and Vader finishes his sentence and then 2-3 seconds later he’s shaking his hand in the air to emphasize what he’s saying but…he’s done talking. And every sanctioned do-over of the movie, this is the first place I head to hoping to see that…oh, crap, they didn’t fix it. Again.

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adywan said:

Atom-88 said:

I know, I do check his revisited wordpress site, just meant that I hadn’t been able to get hold of the first 2 edits he released originally so am happy you will be helping him update the ways to get hold of. Trust me I’m very much looking forward to his Revisted-HD edits😁.

New links are now live on the wordpress site

Awesome, thank you Adywan.
😁Downloaded ESB:R (1080) and day booked off work for viewing, I have been looking forward to seeing this ever since Retroblasting did a YT video on your edits of ANH:R and ESB:R.

Thank you not just for your amazing work but for sharing it with everyone, Feels like Christmas but better😁.

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Can anyone give me a link to the HD Version please?

Edit: I read anything wrong. I’m sorry.

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OnlyOneKenobi said:

Another sequence is the initial reveal of the Death Star, with the addition of The Imperial March from TESB. Visually it is excellent and fits the narrative perfectly (I love that the Death Star now relies on a planet as a base, presumably so they could build it a la ROTJ. It never seemed right that it just sat in some part of outer space waiting for a phone call for the crew to go and blow up some planet the Emperor didn’t like the look of).

But the Imperial March is a stylistic theme throughout TESB and fits that films dark, doom-laden feel. Again, for it to just pop up doesn’t sit right and is another distraction. The new special effect sequence here even goes on too long seemingly to fit it in (the Star Destroyer appears to be about to crash in to the Death Star while it waits for the orchestra to finish) - and then music continues through the next scene where Vader remotely fingers a guys throat. It just seems a bit self-indulgent - although to be fair the nice bit of creepy music when Vader wiggles his finger is very effective.

I, too, am making a vote to remove ‘The Imperial March’ music-cue from the Death Star Reveal footage in ‘SW-ANH: Revisited’. I feel that if you leave it as is, you’ll destroy the impact of Vader’s first appearance in ‘ESB:Resvited’.

In ANH, Vader doesn’t appear to be the head-villain. When he enters the conference room, he follows Tarkin; Vader obeys Tarkin when he is told to ‘release’ his force-grip on an Imperial officer; and Vader goes out of the Death Star to do the dirty work of killing Rebel pilots. Vader and Tarkin are co-villains, whereas in ESB, Vader is the central villain, hence he gets his own bombastic music in his first entrance. Having that ‘Imperial March’ music-cue appear first in ‘ANH: Revisited’ and hearing that same music reappear in ‘ESB: Revisited’ would be redundant and it would lessen the impact of his introduction as the head-villain.

For that said Death Star footage, I originally thought that if you must use the Vader theme, then I would use portions of the ESB music-cue, ‘Aboard the Executioner’—the portion that was not used in the film. Furthermore, I would even trim that portion of the music and trim the footage to fit that music.

Audio example:
https://soundcloud.com/user262009578/death-star-reveal

However, to further give Vader a greater dramatic presence in ESB, just eliminate the Vader theme entirely and use this music-cue from ‘Rogue 1’.

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I almost feel as though “The Imperial March” should NOT be in A New Hope, perhaps with the only exception being when Vader is on the screen — the theme has been closely tied with Vader and his leadership of the fleet.

However, after Rogue One, they chose to embrace the classic Death Star 1 theme (dun, dun dun dun!) and also introduced “The Imperial Suite,” which almost seems more like an appropriate theme for the Empire in the time of Tarkin.

I would personally like to see The Imperial Suite in ANH:R HD, and keep The Imperial March out of it (with the exception, perhaps, being when Vader makes a move — maybe the lightsaber battle with Obi-Wan or when Vader hops into his TIE fighter).

By the way, here’s the theme I’m referring to (“The Imperial Suite”):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uKtUlPmhqw

You can always write in the end-credits “additional music by Michael Giacchino’

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I completely agree with alexp120 and have hated the Imperial March in ANH:R which is why I only watched the Purist version after seeing the other one.

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I’d also vote a note for Imperial March in ANH. At the most, I did like an example someone did where it was a subtle horn part when Vader boards the Tantive IV. (I can’t remember who did it) It wasn’t loud, just the horn part and was tied to Vader. It was done pretty well from what I recall … I think I downloaded that clip on my home computer … will need to check later.

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An alternate track could do the trick: Ady has already planned one for Temuera’s Boba Fett, so it’s a possibility.

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If Vader’s there then the Imperial March needs to be there too. It’s his theme. It’s in RotS, it’s in TCW, it’s in Rebels, it’s everywhere.

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I’m against it because it doesn’t belong in this movie, Star Wars predates all of that. However, should Ady decide to add it, it’s very easy for anyone to remove it for future viewings. I could easily see myself releasing (if I get Ady’s blessing) or even Ady himself releasing two tracks, one with and one without the march. But maybe that’d be too many audio tracks since there’ll already be one with the Mustafar duel music and one without…

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Better yet, a track with “added” music and a track without.

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I’m in favour of the inclusion of the Imperial March. This project has often called itself ‘what the special editions should have been’. They’ve never been particularly purist; they’ve been about bringing up the originals to a lovely, more modern standard. Vader in ANH was a lesser villain, yes, but his character was more striking than Lucas anticipated on ANH’s release, so much so that the saga from that point grew around him. Whether or not Lucas/Williams paired Vader with the Imperial March on his first appearance, the two are now paired. It’s entirely appropriate that a project that seeks to polish the original trilogy pair the two in ANH retroactively.

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Like, Adywan kept the tweaks to Vader’s voice from 2004 (designed to make him sound like he did in ESB/ROTJ). I’d prefer to have the Imperial March in Vader’s intro. Maybe have it be the only instance of the motif, to not overshadow “The Imperial Motif” in the one movie where it has pre-eminence.

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EddieDean said:

I’m in favour of the inclusion of the Imperial March. This project has often called itself ‘what the special editions should have been’. They’ve never been particularly purist; they’ve been about bringing up the originals to a lovely, more modern standard. Vader in ANH was a lesser villain, yes, but his character was more striking than Lucas anticipated on ANH’s release, so much so that the saga from that point grew around him. Whether or not Lucas/Williams paired Vader with the Imperial March on his first appearance, the two are now paired. It’s entirely appropriate that a project that seeks to polish the original trilogy pair the two in ANH retroactively.

My thoughts exactly.

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Jar Jar Bricks said:

EddieDean said:

I’m in favour of the inclusion of the Imperial March. This project has often called itself ‘what the special editions should have been’. They’ve never been particularly purist; they’ve been about bringing up the originals to a lovely, more modern standard. Vader in ANH was a lesser villain, yes, but his character was more striking than Lucas anticipated on ANH’s release, so much so that the saga from that point grew around him. Whether or not Lucas/Williams paired Vader with the Imperial March on his first appearance, the two are now paired. It’s entirely appropriate that a project that seeks to polish the original trilogy pair the two in ANH retroactively.

My thoughts exactly.

This explanation really is spot-on.

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It’s Imperial March not Darth Vader’s theme song. The Imperial March is in Episode 2,3, Rogue one and even Solo: A Star Wars story. In episode 6 it’s used when the Emperor arrives at the Death Star. Playing the Imperial March for the Revisited’s grand reveal of the Death Star is fitting. That being said, Rogue One Death Star music is fine. Whatever Adywan thinks is best for the scene.

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exitzero said:

It’s Imperial March not Darth Vader’s theme song. The Imperial March is in Episode 2,3, Rogue one and even Solo: A Star Wars story. In episode 6 it’s used when the Emperor arrives at the Death Star. Playing the Imperial March for the Revisited’s grand reveal of the Death Star is fitting. That being said, Rogue One Death Star music is fine. Whatever Adywan thinks is best for the scene.

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Your Photoshop skills are top notch!

Just kidding-touché.