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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi - Consistency Edition (V4 Released. Finalized. IFDB Approved.)

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This edit makes The Last Jedi a respectful sequel to The Force Awakens as best as possible while also including some elements from The Rise of Skywalker. The terrible humor, unnecessary characters, and pointless side plots have been removed. Characters feel closer to how they were before. The result is a more serious and engaging movie that fits better with its predecessor.

I plan to make a Rise of Skywalker edit as a follow up to this one.

Link to IFDB page: https://ifdb.fanedit.org/star-wars-episode-viii-the-last-jedi-consistency-edition/

Cuts and additions featured in V4:

Inserted Fanedit.org copyright disclaimer and logo.

The opening title crawl music is replaced with the one from TROS.

The title crawl has been remade to establish the First Order recovering from the destruction of Starkiller Base, Rey’s desperation to bring Luke out of hiding, and Kylo Ren traveling to the Mustafar system. (Blender title crawl resources by DigModiFicaTion.)

Used the opening shot of Mustafar from TROS to introduce Kylo.

Removed Snoke quoting General Hux’s “Tied on a string” line.

Removed Snoke asking Kylo about his wound.

Kylo removes his mask after Snoke expresses his fear that he was mistaken.

Removed Kylo protesting to Snoke that he didn’t hesitate killing Han.

Removed Snoke’s guards withdrawing their weapons twice.

Included a brief flashback to the TFA bridge scene with Han before Kylo destroys his helmet to make it clear he’s mad that he killed his father for nothing.

Replaced the entire scene of Rey giving Luke the lightsaber and him throwing it off the cliff by inserting two shots of Ahch-to island. One from the documentary and one from the film. This was done to maintain Luke and Rey’s emotional reactions at the end of TFA and keep the continuity of the scene intact.

Shots of the island that seemed to look more yellow than green have been re-colored.

Removed all of the Porg appearances with the exception of one shot during Rey’s training with Luke.

Rey calls out to Luke only once when she approaches his hut.

Inserted the deleted scene of Luke sitting in his hut after he changes robes to, again, maintain his emotional reaction at the end of TFA.

Removed Luke telling Rey to go away.

Removed Rey telling Luke about Kylo becoming stronger and the First Order controlling the major systems within weeks.

Removed Luke’s routine.

Rey answers why she is on the island the first time Luke asks the question.

Removed Luke saying that he came to the island to die and that it’s time for the Jedi to end.

Removed all of Captain Canady’s scenes.

The entire Resistance counter-attack is reworked. There’s no bombing run. Leia and Poe do not argue. Poe’s goal is to engage the dreadnought, distracting the First Order to focus on him instead of the Resistance fleet, ensuring the safety of the evacuation. This validates Poe telling Finn that he was busy saving the entire fleet in the following deleted scene.

Hux doesn’t display any nervous reactions when Poe attacks the dreadnought.

Poe’s weapon systems don’t get damaged.

Snoke doesn’t contact Hux after the Resistance escapes.

Replaced the awkward moments of Finn waking up and reuniting with Poe with the deleted scene where Poe catches Finn up to speed on what he missed.

Removed the gold dice.

Luke doesn’t tell R2 nothing will change his mind.

When Luke wakes up Rey, he tells her that he will train her in the ways of the Jedi, but doesn’t say anything about why they need to end.

Removed Leia slapping and lecturing Poe after the Resistance fleet jumps out of hyperspace.

The Caretakers do not appear after the first force conversation between Rey and Kylo ends. (FX by Snooker.) Removed Luke saying: “Let’s get started.” Used an establishing shot of the island that carries over to Rey’s training. All other Caretaker scenes are also removed.

Combined Rey using the staff/lightsaber and her training with Luke.

Removed the touching leaf gag.

Luke doesn’t tell Rey to reach out with her feelings.

Removed Luke talking about the vanity related to the light and the Jedi.

Removed Rey figuring out that Luke closed himself off from the force.

The Canto Blight and Hyperspace Tracker mission side plots have been cut. This removes any side characters involved in those plots.

Inserted the deleted scene of BB-8 showing Finn the recording of Rey saying they will see each other again after the Resistance briefing. Removed BB-8 spinning and making noise to get Finn’s attention.

Removed Rey asking Chewie about reaching the Resistance and touching the water falling from the Falcon.

Removed Luke lecturing about the Jedi during the days of the Republic and Rey talking about Luke redeeming Vader to keep the focus on his exile and guilt.

Inserted TFA footage showing Kylo and the Knights of Ren from the lightsaber vision to conclude the flashback and imply that the knights are the remaining students that were taken.

When Rey looks at Kylo during the third force conversation, she doesn’t ask if he could put a cowl on.

Kylo doesn’t tell Rey to let the past die. This is the same person who values his grandfather’s possessions.

Rey has a quick glimpse of her sitting on the Exogel throne before she is thrown into the cave. (FX eye replacement by NeverarGreat.)

All Exogel scenes are re-colored from blue to grey. (LUT by Skenera.)

Inserted TROS footage of Rey’s parents saying their last words to her on Jakku after she touches the wall.

Removed Rey telling Kylo she was wrong to believe she would find answers.

Rey sees Kylo fighting Snoke’s guards and Kylo sees Rey reaching her hand out after the two of them make physical contact.

Rey and Luke do not fight after she demands him to tell the truth.

The flashback shows Luke quickly turning on his lightsaber out of fear after seeing Ben’s dark future and hearing Vader and Snoke. This is also meant to connect with Palpatine’s “I have been every voice you have ever heard inside your head.” line to Kylo.

Removed Luke telling Yoda he’s going to burn the tree down.

Removed the “page turners” gag.

Removed Yoda poking Luke.

Rey doesn’t say anything about feeling Kylo’s conflict when inside the elevator. Removed Kylo telling Rey he saw her parents.

Removed Snoke’s comment on Rey’s strength and the darkness rising with light to meet it, as part of that line was repurposed for Luke’s flashback.

Removed Snoke saying he bridged Rey and Kylo’s minds.

Snoke is killed by Kylo when he searches through Rey’s mind to make his death much more surprising.

Snoke’s eyes flash orange and lose their color when he dies to foreshadow his connection to Palpatine. (FX by Poppasketti.)

The gap between the throne room fight is covered with the Resistance transports leaving the cruiser.

Rey doesn’t get caught in a hold against the guard, eliminating the vanishing weapon error and making her victory against her opponent more believable.

Replaced Rey telling Kylo to call off the fleet with a shot of Snoke.

Replaced Kylo saying it’s time to let old things die with a shot of Rey.

Removed Kylo telling Rey that her parents were junk traders that sold her for drinking money who died on Jakku.

Kylo doesn’t say “Please.” to Rey when he waits for her.

Added a windy sound effect when Rey and Kylo struggle to get the saber.

Removed the Kylo/Hux dispute.

Removed Leia’s line about the First Order arriving and giving the order to shut the blast door.

Removed the rest of the Resistance scenes inside the base after Poe tells Connix to transmit the distress signal.

Inserted the shot showing the First Order cannon when the Resistance is in the trenches.

Removed Finn struggling to use the speeder.

Inserted the Wilhelm Scream when the trenches come under attack.

Removed Rey yelling in excitement when shooting the Ties.

Removed Hux saying “All fighters!” after Kylo gives the order to blow the Falcon out of the sky…

Removed Kylo and Hux both giving the order to focus all firepower on the speeders.

Finn is shot down by one of the walkers after objecting to Poe’s retreat order. He runs back towards the base as the cannon fires.

Removed Luke saying he can’t save Ben and no one’s ever really gone.

Kylo doesn’t give the order to fire on Luke.

Kylo and Luke stay silent before they face each other.

Removed Poe quoting Holdo.

Removed Poe telling Threepio to shut up.

There are no rocks blocking the exit to the base. Because of this, I had to remove Luke saying that the rebellion is reborn today and the war is just beginning.

Removed the slow motion moments during the confrontation between Luke and Kylo.

Swapped the reaction shots of Finn and Rey when they hug.

Removed Kylo turning around and yelling after Luke cancels his force projection.

Removed Poe hugging the fish dude.

Inserted TROS footage of Kylo interacting with Vader’s mask. He discovers Palpatine is still alive and the existence of Exogel and the Sith Wayfinder. Palpatine calls out to him during the scene. Added a shot of the Tie fighters over Mustafar before the scene cuts to Kylo fighting the guards. (FX by Poppasketti.)

Vader’s castle is visible when Kylo grabs the Wayfinder. (FX by Movies Remastered.)

Incorporated part of Snoke’s theme when the clone vat is shown and re-colored it from yellow to red.

Palpatine’s hands don’t spark when he raises them. (FX by Poppasketti.)

The movie ends with the Final Order fleet rising from the ground.

Inserted “Fan Edited by Revan100” during the credits. Credited Artisdead, Wraith, INIGHTMARES, bbghost, and lantern51 for their efforts to help approve this edit. An additional credit is given to INIGHTMARES for dedicating much of his time to upscale this edit.

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Added an extra link to Google Drive in case Mega isn’t working for people.

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Would also like a link please

“You will find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view” — Obi-Wan Kenobi

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CaptainFaraday said:

I’d like a link, please.

Where did you get the deleted scene of BB-8 playing the hologram to Finn? I’ve only ever seen still frames from it.

I got the deleted scenes from the Blu-Ray bonus features. I think you can also get them from Itunes.

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Can I get the link please? That edit sounds really interesting 🙂

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This sounds interesting! I thought Holdo was an interesting character and the way she was used to show Poe that he can’t have heroics without leadership was really good - what’s your motivation behind her removal? And I’m also curious about your removal of the bombing run.

The Clone Wars: Refocused

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From skimming the film, I really enjoyed both inclusions of exegol in the middle. Would fit in well with Rekindled IMO.

“You will find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view” — Obi-Wan Kenobi

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EddieDean said:

This sounds interesting! I thought Holdo was an interesting character and the way she was used to show Poe that he can’t have heroics without leadership was really good - what’s your motivation behind her removal? And I’m also curious about your removal of the bombing run.

Like Rose, Holdo was a character I felt was detrimental to the storyline and was only there for the sake of forced conflict that easily could of been avoided.

Holdo refuses to tell the crew about the plan as the fleet diminishes —> Poe and other members of the crew mutiny for the sake of the Resistance.

Leia tells Poe the plan later in the film —> Poe now understands what the plan is and agrees with it.

Since Rose was also removed in this edit, her sister had to be removed as well, which meant cutting out the bombing run due to her involvement in it.

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Peonthegrate said:

From skimming the film, I really enjoyed both inclusions of exegol in the middle. Would fit in well with Rekindled IMO.

I figured having a couple of moments hinting Exogel’s existence wasn’t a bad idea. I just needed to decide when those moments would be.

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An updated version of this edit is now available. Version 2 has the following:

  • Added a little more contrast and a slight purple tint to the TLJ footage in order to balance the slight blue tint from the previous version.

  • Vader’s breathing and Snoke’s voice when Luke searches through Ben’s mind is included. This is meant to connect with Palpatine’s “I have been every voice you have ever heard inside your head” line which has been added back in.

  • Removed Kylo turning around and yelling after Luke cancels his force projection.

  • Removed the shot of the sun intercutting the shot of Luke looking out in the distance and inserted another shot of the sun afterwards that was previously removed.

  • Moved Rey and Leia’s reactions to after Luke dies.

Like before, you can send me a PM if you are interested in watching.

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I would like a google drive link to this please thanks.

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Could I get a link for V2? Thanks

“You will find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view” — Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Looks great, would love a link. 😃

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Hi Revan. I watch your edit and I really like the ideas. The new beginning suggest that Snokes Thronroom is on Mustafar and I really like the idea. The short talk between Snoke and Hux suggest that he gives Hux the Order to attack the Rebel base. Hux is now much more competent. I love that new beginning. As Luke talk about his encounter with Ben, I love the idea with the vision of Palpatine, what triggers Luke’s lightsaber ignition. And the shot of Vaders Castle, before we see Ben and Reys first force connection is really cool. Cut the whole Chase, Holdo and Rose. But I missed Finn a little bit. His sacrifice on Crait (whitout the kiss) is a really strong scene, but I don’t sure if it works whitout Finns Arc in the film. That makes me a little bit sad. A little problem is the Wayfinder scene on Mustafar. If this is Snokes planet, why he must conquer Mustafar and why he find the Wayfinder. Episode 9 don’t explain that, but in the context of your edit is it a little problem for me. Your explanation with the locals fits not for me. But I like the edit and the ideas.

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Mario said:

Hi Revan. I watch your edit and I really like the ideas. The new beginning suggest that Snokes Thronroom is on Mustafar and I really like the idea. The short talk between Snoke and Hux suggest that he gives Hux the Order to attack the Rebel base. Hux is now much more competent. I love that new beginning. As Luke talk about his encounter with Ben, I love the idea with the vision of Palpatine, what triggers Luke’s lightsaber ignition. And the shot of Vaders Castle, before we see Ben and Reys first force connection is really cool. Cut the whole Chase, Holdo and Rose. But I missed Finn a little bit. His sacrifice on Crait (whitout the kiss) is a really strong scene, but I don’t sure if it works whitout Finns Arc in the film. That makes me a little bit sad. A little problem is the Wayfinder scene on Mustafar. If this is Snokes planet, why he must conquer Mustafar and why he find the Wayfinder. Episode 9 don’t explain that, but in the context of your edit is it a little problem for me. Your explanation with the locals fits not for me. But I like the edit and the ideas.

Snoke’s throne room is actually on the Star Destroyer over Mustafar, not on the planet. The entire background would had to been changed during the throne room fight if that was the case.

Cutting a lot of stuff with Finn was necessary because he’s with Rose throughout the movie. But the deleted scenes with Poe and BB-8 were done to soften the blow so to speak, putting more focus to his belonging with the Resistance and his desire to see Rey again.

Kylo doesn’t conquer Mustafar in either the movie or this edit. In Episode 9 he’s just there to get the Wayfinder and the locals were simply in the way. But in this edit, with Snoke using the planet as his own, I tried to imply the fighting happened because the locals didn’t like him dying and having Kylo take his place.

I’m glad you liked the other changes I’d made though. I appreciate it.

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Hi!
I’d like a link, please.
MTFBWY

I always get worried about disrupting continuity. I seem to get blamed for that a lot.
Dave Filoni

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Revan100 said:

Snoke’s throne room is actually on the Star Destroyer over Mustafar, not on the planet. The entire background would had to been changed during the throne room fight if that was the case.

Cutting a lot of stuff with Finn was necessary because he’s with Rose throughout the movie. But the deleted scenes with Poe and BB-8 were done to soften the blow so to speak, putting more focus to his belonging with the Resistance and his desire to see Rey again.

Kylo doesn’t conquer Mustafar in either the movie or this edit. In Episode 9 he’s just there to get the Wayfinder and the locals were simply in the way. But in this edit, with Snoke using the planet as his own, I tried to imply the fighting happened because the locals didn’t like him dying and having Kylo take his place. With the Wayfinder, Kylo simply finds it because he senses it.

I’m glad you liked the other changes I’d made though. I appreciate it.

I understand that. But it’s not really important if the throne is on the surface or the Star Destroyer. It’s a perfect new beginning after the crawl. I like it.

I understand why you must cut the scenes with Finn. There is not much what anyone can do. I feel a little bit sorry for Finn.

I understand what you would imply with the Mustafar scene, but it work not so well for me.

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This sounds incredible - really want to check this out! Would really like to get a link this version.

Thanks!

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Can I get a link as well?

Also, which edit of Rise of Skywalker would you recommend that complements this one. Or are you going to edit that one to?

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HalfCrazedPrince said:

Can I get a link as well?

Also, which edit of Rise of Skywalker would you recommend that complements this one. Or are you going to edit that one to?

I plan to edit TROS as a follow up to this edit.

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Hi,
can you help me with a link please?

thanks
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