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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI "REVISITED EDITION"ADYWAN - NOW IN PRODUCTION — Page 91

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Those shots with the Executor remind me of a couple shot that’s always bothered me, Falcon cockpit shots where the perspective of the Executor as the Falcon moves seems off somehow…

this video at 3:04 and a few seconds after
https://youtu.be/xPZigWFyK2o?t=184

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In the Rancor pit when the Rancor reaches towards the Gamorrean guard, it reaches for it with it’s right hand. But when Rancor grabs it, it does this with it’s left hand. Then when the Rancor eats the Gamorrean it’s holding it in it’s right hand again.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZy6G_vz_Ng&t=1m18s


Tantive3+1 said:

On Jabba’s sail barge when Luke is shot on his mechanical hand by a blaster the injury from the shot is already visible on his hand before he’s even shot and when he is shot he’s actually shot on the sleeve.



On Jabba’s sail barge, Luke gets shot in his mechanical hand. This leaves a large burn mark on the back of of his right hand. The wound is visible here before he’s about to swing to the skiff on the rope with Leia but in the next two images, the burn mark is gone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy85G-EuKQ4&t=2m12s


When Han attempts to sneak up behind a Scout Trooper but steps on a twig alerting him to his presence the Scout Trooper quickly turns around and punches Han in the face. If you watch closely, you’ll notice that Han actually begins to recoil before the hit the even though the Scout Trooper never touches him.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAjS-oyNjrg&t=0m12s






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adywan said:

Boba is going to die and there will be no doubt that he is dead in ROTJ:R. How this is going to happen? Well, that hasn’t been fully decided just yet.

If I could venture an opinion, which would require some minimal filming and potentially some CGI depending on how elaborative a death one wanted to create for him - you could do it real quick like in the final battle.

In the film, Fett Lands on the Skiff and points his blaster, Luke cuts it in two upon which a blast from the Barge hits Chewie. Han yells about Chewie being hit whereby Luke looks down in concern on them - at that moment Fett shoots a bola rope around Luke and it twirls around him, Luke then uses his saber to cut the rope at the very second the skiff is hit with another blast from the barge.

My suggestion is that instead of Fett being knocked down to the floor of the skiff before Han accidentally hits Fett’s backpack to send him off the skiff as in the film - what about that blast literally hitting Fett because Luke cutting the rope causes Fett to stagger backwards into the blast which sends Fett careening end-over-end off of the skiff with smoke trailing his form (like the Biker Scout blasted off the Speeder Bike by Chewie later on) into the sand below? Get rid of Han doing the “Boba Fett? Where?” moment. It would showcase the inferiority of Jabba’s goons and also show that stormtroopers are not the only bad shots in the galaxy. Then you can have some playtime with Fett’s ‘death’. You could for example have a tentacle from the sarlaac wrap around Fett as he is trying to get up from the sand and have it drag him under the sand ala ‘jaws’ and instead of the belch we saw from the vagina in the crater in the original, you could change that to a burp from the sand that Fett was dragged under, that sends up a geyser of sand and some of Fett’s armor, gauntlets and helmet, minus the man who once wore them. I think that would solidify Fett’s ‘death’ and it’s done in a way that is in keeping with the way Lucas might have otherwise done it without the lame attempt to make Han’s blindness comedic.

Just a thought.

I find your lack of faith…disturbing

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I found this Q&A article from 2010 by adywan. One of the questions he was asked was what would he change about the Battle of Endor and the Ewoks.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/swrevisited.wordpress.com/2010/11/04/adywan-facebook-q-and-a/amp/
If technology/existing footage weren’t an issue, what would you change about the Endor battle? Would you keep the Ewoks?

I’d make the Ewoks more vicious for one instead of looking like teddy bears play fighting and more troops during the ground battle. The choreography of the fighting wasn’t too good so i would reshoot most of the ground battle

Even though this is from 9 years ago, is the idea for the Ewoks being more vicious still being considered?

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Not sure if this has been brought up before, but during the saber battle in the throne room, particularly when the camera is in motion (especially during the scene where Luke is hiding and Vader is looking for him) the stars out the windows look really janky - they shake/shudder and look really terrible. Small detail, but once you’ve noticed it’s really jarring. Be nice to see that fixed.

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I think Ady actually mentions that in his change list. I can only imagine how much time and patience that is gonna take.

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For changes to consider:

TATOOINE:
The OT version was pretty fine with me, though I can definitely see Boba Fett’s scenes taken out (as he did was he was hired to do) or if he has to stay (and die), reconfiguring his death to at least “go out with a bang”… hmm… maybe when Luke hits him with the lightsabre, redo the FX so his rocket pack starts to catch on fire (as Luke ruptured it). It explodes, sending a flaming Boba Fett into the Barge, exploding and starting the fire that Luke eventually finishes with the laser cannon. Maybe you could rework the scene of Neville Sinclair’s demise from THE ROCKETEER (replacing Timothy Dalton with someone in a Boba Fett costume) as he rushes towards one of the window spectators in the Sail Barge. Give Boba a proper bad guy scream, as I always hated how undignified and STUPID Boba’s death was. He is still a cool character, so give him a cool death.

Maybe when Leia chokes Jabba to death, add a slight bass sound FX to imply Leia is using her own force power to “force choke” Jabba along with the chain (as I never believed a 100 pound woman could physically choke to death a gigantic slug with a 6 foot neck).

DAGOBAH:
I would see about possibly editing out mentions of Leia as Luke’s sister. Maybe keep the reveal, but save it for LUKE to reveal it to Leia on Endor. Thus, rather than Obi Wan or Yoda spelling it out, it gives Luke some credibility in that he figures it out on his own. I would still take out Leia’s “Yes… I think I’ve always known” Keep her silent, as if she’s a bit “shell shocked” and thinking about what Luke is saying.

EWOKS:
I know someone a few years ago suggested an almost APOCALYPSE NOW vibe, with screen shots of the forest on fire. I would not know how you could achieve this, short of taking scenes from other films involving forest fires and implying the destruction being done on a large scale than essentially a football field.

Regardless, I always felt that if the ewoks were substitutes for the VC/North Vietnamese, why not film a few scenes showing them digging tunnels via very sharp claws (ala THE MOLE PEOPLE) and add some sharp teeth? Delete the more ludicrous scenes (the AT-STs getting smashed by logs, as the pilots would have either seen it via their technology or the armor would have withstood an impact from “logs”) and rework others (instead of the AT-ST tripping over logs [derp], have it step into holes created by the ewoks). Film a few scenes with stormtroopers being sucked/pulled under the ground, with maybe a bit of blood (or bloody stormtrooper arm and/or leg bits) to indicate the ewoks are pulling them underground and tearing them apart. Hence all of the stormtrooper helmets we keep seeing at the ewok village (they’re eating them)… which would also tie into Han and Luke almost getting eaten themselves.

EXECUTOR DESTRUCTION:
Again, don’t know how to do it (short of taking shots of the actor who played Piett and dubbing in lines with a sound alike without literally seeing the actor speak), but I wish Piett sacrificed himself by ramming the Executor into the Death Star’s laser dish after the Emperor fired the beam through both the Imperial and Rebel fleet, destroying any ship caught in the swath of the beam’s path (this is a laser beam capable of destroying an entire planet in one hit - if the Death Star is firing at something much smaller than a planet, it would either go straight through or it would be used to far greater effect to cut across an entire fleet than just “hit” one ship at a time).

Due to the madness of the Emperor (as he assembled a fleet with those he thought were traitors, thus to kill ALL rebels within the Empire), Piett pilots the Executor into the dish, destroying the weapon. This would allow a scene at the end (in the ewok village) for cosplayers to film an Imperial high officer with a Rebel high officer shaking hands to indicate that both sides are done with the fighting.

Killing the Emperor would not kill the Empire, unless those in the Empire (like those Nazi officers in the film VALKRYIE) saw the Emperor as a threat to everyone. If there was something to bring the Imperials and Rebels together, it truly would bring about a new alliance, not simply an end to the Empire.

LOCATION OF THE EMPERORS TOWER:
Having the tower in some non descript place on the Death Star felt out of place in JEDI. If the man is going to create a “high tower” to gloat over his enemies, I would imagine he would pick a place where he could not only see the battle with the most clarity, but also a place that would be highly protected. What if the Emperor’s tower was at the center of the laser dish array? Imagine the panic on Luke’s face (and our own) if you could see either the beams or even just the green of the beams outside the Emperor’s window as Luke fought Vader (so he/we are constantly reminded of the short amount of time Luke has to stop the Emperor).

THE FINALE:
I would consider not even showing the “force ghosts”. I get it: the Empire is defeated (possibly joining with the Rebels to form a new Alliance) and there is at least a celebration on Endor. Why not show Luke with the Ewoks, look forlorn… THEN go to his father, set the pyre and end the movie panning into the sky with the X-wings and fireworks, thus giving a happy but melancholy ending?

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The Real Monroville said:

LOCATION OF THE EMPERORS TOWER:
Having the tower in some non descript place on the Death Star felt out of place in JEDI. If the man is going to create a “high tower” to gloat over his enemies, I would imagine he would pick a place where he could not only see the battle with the most clarity, but also a place that would be highly protected. What if the Emperor’s tower was at the center of the laser dish array? Imagine the panic on Luke’s face (and our own) if you could see either the beams or even just the green of the beams outside the Emperor’s window as Luke fought Vader (so he/we are constantly reminded of the short amount of time Luke has to stop the Emperor).

Isn’t it just at the north pole of the DSII? That’s not exactly nondescript.

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For Boba Fetts death, removing the goofy scream he makes when he’s hurtling through the air is a good place to start.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4xKHWQckfI&t=0m34s

Also, if you listen closely before he hurtles through the air you’ll hear “What the…?” is said in the same voice as the scream; not Jeremy Bullochs voice.

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timdiggerm said:

The Real Monroville said:

LOCATION OF THE EMPERORS TOWER:
Having the tower in some non descript place on the Death Star felt out of place in JEDI. If the man is going to create a “high tower” to gloat over his enemies, I would imagine he would pick a place where he could not only see the battle with the most clarity, but also a place that would be highly protected. What if the Emperor’s tower was at the center of the laser dish array? Imagine the panic on Luke’s face (and our own) if you could see either the beams or even just the green of the beams outside the Emperor’s window as Luke fought Vader (so he/we are constantly reminded of the short amount of time Luke has to stop the Emperor).

Isn’t it just at the north pole of the DSII? That’s not exactly nondescript.

The movie does nothing to convey this, unfortunately.

Gone fishing

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snooker said:

timdiggerm said:

The Real Monroville said:

LOCATION OF THE EMPERORS TOWER:
Having the tower in some non descript place on the Death Star felt out of place in JEDI. If the man is going to create a “high tower” to gloat over his enemies, I would imagine he would pick a place where he could not only see the battle with the most clarity, but also a place that would be highly protected. What if the Emperor’s tower was at the center of the laser dish array? Imagine the panic on Luke’s face (and our own) if you could see either the beams or even just the green of the beams outside the Emperor’s window as Luke fought Vader (so he/we are constantly reminded of the short amount of time Luke has to stop the Emperor).

Isn’t it just at the north pole of the DSII? That’s not exactly nondescript.

The movie does nothing to convey this, unfortunately.

The Emperor’s gesture when he points upwards to the sanctuary moon, and Luke’s following gaze, suggest they are well south of the North Pole and probably on the Southern hemisphere. Unless gravity on the tower is backwards and they’re actually standing on the “ceiling”. The lights on the elevator do hint at it traveling “up” to that room though.

They told me they’d fixed it!

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Isn’t there an establishing shot at some point that suggests the emperor’s throne room is at the top of a tower somewhere along the surface of the Death Star?

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Hal 9000 said:

Isn’t there an establishing shot at some point that suggests the emperor’s throne room is at the top of a tower somewhere along the surface of the Death Star?

Yes, they are definitely in a tall tower on the surface. What is not certain is exactly where on the surface this is.

They told me they’d fixed it!

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trimboNZ said:

snooker said:

timdiggerm said:

The Real Monroville said:

LOCATION OF THE EMPERORS TOWER:
Having the tower in some non descript place on the Death Star felt out of place in JEDI. If the man is going to create a “high tower” to gloat over his enemies, I would imagine he would pick a place where he could not only see the battle with the most clarity, but also a place that would be highly protected. What if the Emperor’s tower was at the center of the laser dish array? Imagine the panic on Luke’s face (and our own) if you could see either the beams or even just the green of the beams outside the Emperor’s window as Luke fought Vader (so he/we are constantly reminded of the short amount of time Luke has to stop the Emperor).

Isn’t it just at the north pole of the DSII? That’s not exactly nondescript.

The movie does nothing to convey this, unfortunately.

The Emperor’s gesture when he points upwards to the sanctuary moon, and Luke’s following gaze, suggest they are well south of the North Pole and probably on the Southern hemisphere. Unless gravity on the tower is backwards and they’re actually standing on the “ceiling”. The lights on the elevator do hint at it traveling “up” to that room though.

That’s a good point. They’re probably at the South Pole then. The angles when viewing the fleet from a distance suggest they’re somehow on a similar plane as the fleet.

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Just thinking about that right now: I remember there was an idea with the Death Star II shield which was abandoned (but later recycled by Emmerich in his ID4 OT hommage/rip off), where some rebel ships are destroyed trying to go through the shield (which is invisible, not like in Rogue One where the shield has a blue color). Is this going to be added in Revisited ?

“I have to say that I felt George’s group of six films had more innovative visual imagination, and this film was more of a retrenchment to things you had seen before and characters you had seen before, and it took a few baby steps forward with new characters.” - James Cameron about Episode VII.

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timdiggerm said:

Isn’t it just at the north pole of the DSII? That’s not exactly nondescript.

C’mon man, every Star Wars fan knows the Main Exhaust Port is the North Pole of the Death star.

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The B-wing shoot at the weekend went amazingly well. I can’t thank everyone involved enough for the brilliant job they did. We got all the shots needed and i can’t wait for you to see Blue Squadron in action in the final film. As a small teaser, here is a short video. The clips are randomly sequenced and not how they will appear in the film & NO dialogue ( we don;t want to spoil everything 😉 ) but you can finally get to see the pilots and the cockpit in action.

https://www.facebook.com/swrevisited/videos/263216254588950/

ANH:REVISITED
ESB:REVISITED

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Fantastic

I can answer almost all questions anyone might have about the Sith from Star Wars Legends, and please do PM me for the bd25 DEED(Despecalised Editions), as I have this version, though I can’t answer technical questions about them. Auntie Derry/Rumpelstiltskin.
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Do not go gentle into that good night. “Star Wars is a buffet, enjoy the stuff you want, and leave the rest.” - SilverWook
Feel the love.

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Wow, those shots look fantastic!

a trolling bantha

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Those shots look just like something out of the new films and not fan-filmy. I really can’t wait for ROTJ to be the movie it was meant to be!

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That really is incredible. Congratulations.

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Wow! That actually looks pretty good. This is so cool. And the rocking motion of the cockpit is perfect.

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Been lurking on this so this is my first reply in a while; thats amazing!
I’m super pumped to see this in action, however, I still feel like it looks really modern, I hope that it may match closer to the tight-camera angles of the original shots in the final cut.

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Those shots look amazing. This edit just might become my favorite edit of all time.