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Star Wars Episode I: Cloak Of Deception (Released) — Page 20

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V5 of Cloak is, yes. Don’t think the other two are quite done yet.

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Ah thanks guys, I think I will wait for all of them to be available to begin the downloads!

“Because you are a PalpaWalker?”

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I just uploaded COD to Google Drive, though I had to do so as a zip archive. Luckily, and much easier than with a .dlc, you simply need to go to the folder, download it in one fell swoop and extract. Links can be found on that same Reddit post as before.
II and III will come later, as they are not encoded yet.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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Google Drive download works properly. 😃

JEDIT: Windows Extraction and WinRAR do not work to extract, you must use 7-Zip on Windows-based computers.

The Skywalker Saga:
I / II / III / IV / V / VI / VII / VIII / IX
This is the way.

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Just finished watching it, Hal. It’s very polished and I still like your cuts/edits. Very good sir!

“Because you are a PalpaWalker?”

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Hal, if you’re able, do you mind highlighting the changes made between your 4.x and 5.1?

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The most noteworthy ones are a new, perfect opening crawl from Sir Ridley of OT.com, DTS audio thanks to ChainsawAsh, and reinstating a number of small moments such as Sebulba skidding to a stop at the end of the podrace that hopefully help this feel like a proper film and not a re-cut.

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Hi Hal, I’ll try to download it tonight. The 3 movies should be done by the weekend. 😃

Pretty sure your Episodes I and II are going to be instant go-tos. Not sure about III though. Anyway, thanks! 😉

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His Episode II is the best edit for the original movie … cuz … well we all know how great that movie was. I really enjoy watching it now!

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I’ve watched your 3 edits of the prequel films and I have to say job well done. You did a great job of tightening the scenes, and you avoided the issues that usually come with these edits of awkward cuts and jarring sound and music changes. I noticed you seemed to be able to recreate the exact same version of the Franklin Gothic subtitle fonts for the alien languages.

I’ve tried looking for that version online for my own personal edits, but it seems to be hard to come by.

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Has anyone got a suggestion about how to unzip v5 of Episode 1 on a Mac?Have extracted a zip file but my go to program (the Unarchiver) doesn’t seem to work 😦

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Let’s take care of the basics:

Did you download every single zip file?

If I recall correctly if you unzip the first one it will take care of the rest. To help you stay organized, I would put all the parts in a folder on the desktop.

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Due to some issues people have been having, I have replaced the multiple zip file archives on the Google Drive with single zip files. Hopefully this will allow people to get them with fewer problems while continuing to avoid copyright takedowns.

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For anyone interested, MalàStrana has created alternate audio tracks for Cloak of Deception, The Approaching Storm, and Labyrinth of Evil. I have just uploaded them to the Google Drive location where you can get the edits themselves (a link to which can be searched for on Reddit). They are not muxed into the edits themselves, but are available as separate downloads in AC3 and AIFF audio formats.

Here are Malà’s own descriptions of the changes made:

COD -

  • All opening sounds prior to the Fox Fanfare are removed

  • Schmi’s line ìI carried him, I gave birth, I raised him" (around 0:34:25) is removed (just because I find these lines stupid and useless)

  • During the podrace, the brillant and very suitable Joel McNeely’s track from “Shadows of the Empire” is still used, but the added ANH “Battle of Yavin IV” cue (around 0:46:12) is replaced with the theatrical musicless track (so it is a mix between Hal9000 default and alternate tracks)

  • When the characters enter the Gungan sanctuary (around 1:16:47), a Jar Jar’s line created from a cut scene in this edit (ìWhen danger, gungans go to secret placeî) is added to the sound track as a voice-over (so in the context of this edit it’s made clear that the place is not their usual home and that Jar Jar was needed to lead them there)

  • The sound level in two spots during the battle of Naboo (when Anakin takes off with a Naboo fighter, around 1:26:43) is altered to fix two sound level drops from the theatrical track

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  • All opening sounds prior to the Fox Fanfare are removed

  • PadmÈ’s childish “Ani!” (around 0:09:39) is replaced with “Anakin” taken from the Naboo family deleted scene, a more suitable way to talk for a Senator meeting Jedi

  • The original Changeling voice is mixed with the fanedited version (ìKamino systemî, around 0:21:50)

  • Obi-Wanís dull ìtoxic dartî (around 0:22:06) is replaced with ìkamino systemî (taken from the departure deleted scene)

  • During the Kamino inspection (around 0:37:05), the eerie/mystery motif from Joel McNeely’s “Shadows of the Empire - Imperial City” is added in order to create a Joel McNeely pattern in the PT and with the Clones in particular in Episode II (see the ending cue change as well)

  • When Anakin goes to search for his mother (around 1:00:43), all of Anakin/PadmÈ dialogues are removed so as to mimic Luke’s equivalent speechless scene in ANH and to create a more “speechless” Anakin (closer to OT Darth Vader)

  • The “Clone Wars has begun” scene on Coruscant at the end of the movie has a cue that contains the Imperial March, but since there is no imperial army, no Darth Vader and not even Anakin in that scene, I have replaced the cue with Joel McNeelyís ìShadows of the Empire - Imperial Cityî excerpt (around 1:43:23, the cue begins during the Jedi Council room scene). The beautiful John Williams cue “Accross the star - reprise” during the secret wedding scene stays untouched

LOE -

  • All opening sounds prior to the Fox Fanfare are removed

  • Grievous ìAhhhhhh!î (around 0:13:21) is replaced with ìThe negociator!î (from a shot that was cut in this edit). It’s more consistent with “The Clone Wars” tv series where Grievous refers to Obi-Wan as the negociator the first time they meet (and less Grievous weird noises is still better imho)

  • During Anakin appointment scene (around 0:22:34), a few Palpatine’s deleted dialogue lines are added (“You fought many battles the Jedi Council thought were lost. And… you saved my life”) (thanks to NFBisms for this idea)

  • During the Jedi Council scene, Anakin’s childish “How can you do this? This is outrageous!” is removed and replaced with Vader’s eerie motif from Joel McNeely’s “Shadows of the Empire - Night Skies”, in order to give a more oriented OT Vader personality to Anakin (ie no talking, just dead silence)

  • When the Anakin/PadmÈ appartment scene begins (around 0:30:27), Anakin’s chuckling from the cut balcony scene is added, so as to give a bittersweet feeling to Anakin at this point of the movie (thanks to Hal9000 for this idea he abandoned)

  • During the Anakin (now becoming more and more the OT Darth Vader) march on the Jedi Temple (around 1:05:15), the great recycled cue from Episode II is replaced with Vader’s dramatic “carbonite chamber” theme from TESB (thanks to DominicCobb for the idea implemented on his EpIII edit)

  • When Anakin arrives on Mustafar (around 1:17:36), the audio transition created by Hal9000 to remove the Jedi Temple fight is replaced with another one (inspired by DominicCobb audio transition on his EpIII edit)

  • When Anakin and PadmÈ reunite of Mustafar (around 1:26:09), I’ve modified further the way Anakin line “I saw your ship” was removed (there was an echo of the line that still could be heard, I’ve decided to use lava sound for another spot along with the soundtrack cue to fill the void)

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Hey guys, so I have just finished my latest Re-Org of my collection, with all of Hal’s latest editions of his edits (thanks Hal btw). But I have run into a problem (darn OCD). I would like if possible, to have posters for Hal’s Prequel Edits that more closely resemble the official releases, so as to give more cohesion to the collection, and look more “official” in that respect. I have included a picture below to better illustrate what I mean. Any help on this would be great!

Also Posting on the Hal9000 Prequel Edit Threads, as well as the Poster Thread

https://imgur.com/a/cCyoZps

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SparkySywer said:

Is Malà’s soundtrack on the spleen?

No, I just uploaded it to the Google Drive as a little bonus. Hit me up if you need a link; it’s a direct download.

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Mala/HAL: I’d be willing to do DTS encodes of these alternate audio tracks like I did for the primaries if you’re interested. I’ll need each of the 6 channels as a separate mono WAV or AIFF file in order to do so, though (never had any success without a few glaringly unacceptable flaws when starting with a 5.1 track).

Can’t promise how quick the turnaround will be (it took me something like a week to finally find the time to sit down and make the DTS for TFA:R), but I am certainly willing to do it.

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ChainsawAsh said:

Mala/HAL: I’d be willing to do DTS encodes of these alternate audio tracks like I did for the primaries if you’re interested. I’ll need each of the 6 channels as a separate mono WAV or AIFF file in order to do so, though (never had any success without a few glaringly unacceptable flaws when starting with a 5.1 track).

Can’t promise how quick the turnaround will be (it took me something like a week to finally find the time to sit down and make the DTS for TFA:R), but I am certainly willing to do it.

Oh that’s would be cool ! I made aiff archive exports of the combine 5.1 files, so I can easily separate them. I’ll send you that. I’ll first make one final final (final !) complete check of all the little changes to be 100% sure it’s as good as it can sound. Thanks again ! 😉

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Hey Hal, I finally watched my first fanedit last night which was your Cloak of Deception. I loved it but I thought you might be interested in some feedback from someone who has never actually seen the Phantom Menace.

Over the past few weeks I’ve been showing my housemate the entire saga; we had watched A New Hope to the Last Jedi and decided to go back and watch the prequels. Now to preface my housemate enjoyed all the original and sequel movies but he’s hardly a die hard fan. He forgets characters, gets bored at certain moments and will lose track of certain details that hardcore fans take for granted. So it really is saying something that he found Cloak of Deception to be just a really good movie all round. I did tell him it was a fanedit but when it finished he could not work out how anything had been cut or changed. He found the plot clipped along really nicely and all the characters were quite likeable; hell, he even found Jake Lloyd a decent actor.

For my part I was pretty stunned by how much I enjoyed it. I have a lot of nostalgic appreciation for the prequels anyway but there shortcomings are always pretty glaring when I actually watch them beginning to end. I really feel like you’ve just edited the film not in an attempt to create something that doesn’t exist or salvage a failed film (even if some people feel that way) but have done what any good editor does; simply cut the raw material into the most enjoyable, clear and dramatic version possible. Fantastic work.

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Yeah on that note I’ll tell you my ex girlfriend who knew nothing about star wars until watching them with me really enjoyed your edit too. I didn’t even tell her it was an edit. But she adored the originals and so I showed her your edit of episode 1 next and while it didn’t captivate her as much (obviously not your fault nothing ever could top seeing the ot for the first time) she did legitimately like it alot. Her only real complaints besides the unspecifiable magic of the originals being lost were the costumes not being as good and the use of cgi over practical effects with her being an ex theater performer. (Obviously also not your fault) Probably would have liked the other two also had she not decided she was scared of being stable and happy and split for no reason. Lol. Although watching esb with her with her legitimately not seeing Vader as Luke’s father coming was a huge rush and a memory I’ll cherish for my whole lifetime.(She’s young and not internet or pop culture savyy lol)

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Thanks for the encouraging feedback; I recently watched Ep1 myself on a whim while taking care of my little baby and not being able to do much else! I was also surprised by how engaged I was, even after having agonized over the details of it for so long. If anything, I wish I would have cut a bit less here and there. (Not whole scenes and sequences, but little bits of dialogue. For example, Jar Jar’s use of his tongue in Watto’s shop and at the dinner table.)

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I shared your versions of the prequals with a Star Wars podcast host friend of mine Hal. He’s interviewed The Phantom Editor and NVJC and some others before and he is always talking about the Phantom Edits. He likes the edits I gave him but I think we are still at odds as to which we like better. I am partial to your edits and he still remains loyal to the Phantom. It’s like a football fan argument. lol I do have to admit that I like the Phantom Editor’s DVD commentaries. But your edits are still my canon!

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Hi!
These fanedits are amazing. I remember watching your V1’s back when you first did them.

Do you by any chance still have the new edits you did?
Thanks in advance