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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi - Saga’s End Edition V1 (ARCHIVE)

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The Last Jedi - Saga’s End Edition V1 is RELEASED!

I had no intention of doing an edit for this movie because other members had already tackled most of my issues with the original presentation. That said, as I wrapped my edit of The Rise of Skywalker I felt compelled to revisit The Last Jedi and now I am excited by this movie! It was a joy to work on and while, admittedly, it won’t fix everything for everyone I do hope you enjoy it as an alternative viewing option.

All the changes are listed below but some of the highlights for me are the adjustments to Luke’s characterization, the space given for different character beats and interactions, and a more emotional Leia-in-space sequence.

Cheers!


TECHNICAL

Format: MPEG-4
File Size: 13.47 GB
Run Time: 2 h 20 min
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Audio: 5.1 AAC

Available by PM


CHANGE LIST

NEW CRAWL

Chaos reigns. The First Order’s destruction of Hosnian Prime reverberates throughout the galaxy as Supreme Leader Snoke deploys his merciless legions.

Only General Leia Organa’s band of Resistance fighters stand against the rising tide of tyranny, keeping the spark of hope alive.

These brave heroes mount a hasty evacuation while a scavenger girl races to find and recruit the Jedi Master of legend, Luke Skywalker…

PROLOGUE

  • Broom boy epilogue repurposed as a cold open with the re-telling of one of Luke Skywalker’s legendary exploits

*First Act Structure inspired by Acbagel

ACH-TO

  • Wipe to Rey and Chewie traveling to Ach-to
  • Luke senses Rey’s presence through the Force
  • Sequences of Rey meeting Luke Skywalker from TFA and TLJ cut into one scene
  • Music cue change when Luke tosses the lightsaber used courtesy of poppasketti
  • Cut from Rey standing outside of Luke’s hut shouting “Hello” to the Resistance evacuation

RESISTANCE CRUISER

  • “Oh no” moved to over-shoulder delivery
  • Prank call sequence trimmed
  • BB-8 repair gag slightly trimmed
  • “Bombs away” removed
  • Cut from Finn’s “Where’s Rey?” to sequence on Ach-To of Rey retrieving the lightsaber

ACH-TO

  • Cut from Rey sitting on hillside staring off to the distance to Luke inside hut saying, “Go away”
  • Wipe from Luke’s, “Where’s Han?” to Rey’s, “There’s no light left in Kylo Ren”
  • Luke has a moment cut scene reinstated
  • Rey follows Luke around the island
  • Green Milk sequence removed
  • Cut from “It is time for the Jedi to end” to Rey sleeping
  • Trim but don’t fully erase Porg humor as Luke sneaks aboard the Millennium Falcon
  • Cut from Luke reacting to Leia’s old transmission to Kylo approaching Snoke’s Throne Room

SNOKE’S THRONE ROOM

  • No changes
  • Cut to Leia having a moment on cruiser

RESISTANCE CRUISER

  • Poe gets demoted
  • Reverse play shot of Kylo in cockpit and add green laser flash as Kylo circles after bridge is fired on
  • Custom sound mix of ears ringing and muffled/muted environment to indicate Kylo’s emotional state
  • Intercut Luke on Acho-To at night in the Jedi temple with Leia still floating
  • Leia opens her eyes after Luke whispers her name
  • Add reverb to hallway voices as Leia is transported for medical attention
  • Cut to from dropped tracker to Rey sleeping on Ach-To

ACH-TO

  • Remove reference to specific number of Jedi lessons
  • Wipe to Resistance meeting

RESISTANCE CRUISER

  • Holdo’s introduction very modestly re-sequenced
  • Holdo’s line about the “down-trodden and oppressed” removed
  • “It’s weird that you recorded that” cut scene re-instated with slight modifications
  • Finn and Rose meet cute slightly trimmed to remove continuity error of the traveling packed bag
  • Cut from Rose’s realization about active tracking to Poe being told their plan
  • Maz call re-sequenced to remove innuendo and for brevity’s sake; red plomm bloom detail removed
  • Cut to Rey waking on Ach-To

ACH-TO

  • Remove references to Luke cutting himself off from the Force
  • Wipe to Resistance fleet

RESISTANCE CRUISER

  • Finn and Rose leave for Canto Bight
  • Wipe to Rey on Ach-To

ACH-TO

  • Rey and Kylo force Skype; no changes
  • Iris to Finn and Rose arriving at Canto Bight

CANTO BIGHT

  • Casino sequence re-cut with extended footage of creatures and costumes
  • New sequence ends with Finn and Rose being arrested
  • Cut to Rey training on Ach-To

ACH-TO

  • Lesson two has Luke reveal to Rey the entire truth about his confrontation with Ben Solo (idea by ImperialFighter)
  • Removed references to Kylo killing Luke’s students
  • Wipe to medical frigate running out of fuel

RESISTANCE CRUISER

  • No changes
  • Wipe to Canto Bight jail

CANTO BIGHT (Inspired by discussion in The Last Jedi: a Fan Edit Ideas thread)

  • Flipped shot of Finn and Rose leaving the cell
  • Trimmed DJ and BB-8 encounter before droid shoots coins at guard
  • Escape sequence ends with open tunnel hatch
  • Cut to Ach-To at night

ACH-TO

  • Removed Rey asking if Luke tried to kill Ben Solo
  • Luke doesn’t get knocked down by a cheap shot
  • Luke’s turmoil at Rey leaving to turn Ben back to the light rouses Leia and she calls out to him
  • Wipe to Finn and Rose traveling to Snoke’s ship

*VARIOUS PLOT THREADS CONVERGE AT SNOKE’S SHIP WITHOUT ANY CHANGES

SNOKE’S SHIP

  • Created a new sequence of Rose, Finn, and DJ infiltrating Snoke’s ship using deleted scene footage
  • Tense elevator sequence used courtesy of lorang
  • Cut to Resistance Cruiser

RESISTANCE CRUISER

  • Slightly adjusted Holdo’s counter-attack for smoother action
  • Back and forth between Resistance Cruiser and Snoke’s ship continues as normal
  • Modest resequencing of Leia and Holdo’s goodbye
  • Cut to Snoke’s Throne Room

*NO CHANGES (well, layered in a screamed “no” when the FO fires on the transports otherwise…) UNTIL CONFRONTATION WITH SNOKE

SNOKE’S THRONE ROOM (sequence idea courtesy of Acbagel)

  • Removed shot of lightsaber being turned
  • Removed Snoke’s initial reaction to being stabbed

*NO CHANGES UNTIL FINN AND ROSE ESCAPE

SNOKE’S SHIP (Inspired by discussion in The Last Jedi: a Fan Edit Ideas thread)

  • Cut from Rose telling Finn there’s a shuttle to the shuttle taking off
  • Rose and Finn go to where they belong cut scene reinstated
  • Cut back to Snoke’s ship

SNOKE’S THRONE ROOM

  • Kylo declare’s himself as Supreme Leader; no change
  • Cut to Ach-To at night

ACH-TO (ovarall placement idea courtesy of darthrush)

  • Use previously cut shots of Luke’s hut interior with Jedi robes (re-colored for night time)
  • Wipe to Crait

CRAIT

  • Removed close up of Rose crashing into Finn
  • Used explosion flash and fade to remove kiss but kept message and reaction
  • All guns fire at once on Luke Skywalker
  • SloMo effect on Luke appearing through dust
  • Trimmed initial interaction between Luke and Kylo
  • Delayed placement of Kylo’s lines “Did you come to say you forgive me? To save my soul?”
  • Modestly reduced action pauses in the duel (I promise it does not reduce tension)
  • Gently resequenced the final interaction and Kylo’s charge on Luke
  • Iris to credits after Leia’s line: “We have everything we need”

Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.

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Hi I loved your Episode 9 edit could I get a link to this Episode 8 edit as I have been waiting for this since I watched your Episode 9 edit

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I’m really glad you liked my other edit and thank you so much for the kind words! PM sent and I hope it lives up to expectations for you.

Cheers!

Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.