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Star Wars ROJ-X (the eXtended version) (WIP)

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Some of you are probably familiar with my ANH-X & ESB-X that is a WIP:

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-ANH-X-the-eXtended-version-WIP/id/89934
https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/ESB-X-the-eXtended-version-WIP/id/94195/page/1#1503826

Here are the current plans scenes for the ROJ-X (also WIP) for those interested. I have not stopped ANH and ESB but it takes a while restoring all the deleted scenes to match the Bluray or Adywan quality. There will be a V1, V2, V3 for all these and follows the same format:
V1=excludes planned live action shots (unless a few are quick to do)-Format:2D and possibly 3D
V2=all planned scenes except the alternate radio drama beginning scene. Format:2D and 3D
V3=Full/all scenes. Format: 2D and 3D


~24 extra scenes

  • First scene shuttle Fix Changed so that it does not proceed until they actually get clearance that the shield is down modified delivery of dialogue:
    … code clearance blue. Deactivate the security deflector shield."
    The security deflector shield will be …. Stand by.
    You are cleared to proceed.
    We are starting our approach.…will wait and see if this gets fixed in ROTJ:R first though

  • Vader walking to chamber,calling to luke(V2)

  • Sabre construction (V3)
    Extended scene in the cave with side view of all the pieces in the air come together, then cut back to actual deleted scene (3po outside the cave and additional dialogue before they start their walk to jabbas) extra dialogue taken from radio drama (V2 outside part).

  • The walk to Jabbas
    Original dialogue fix where 3PO mentions Chewie never returned from Jabba’s palace, because we know later chewie arrives for the first time, pretending to be captured by a bounty hunter. Needs to be fixed to “Poor Lando Calrissian never returned from this awful place”…will wait and see if this gets fixed in ROTJ:R as well

  • 3PO and R2 enter Jabbas Palace. Deleted scene side view when they enter + the Radio drama dialogue where 3po is describing the pig guard as a "Gamoran guard right after they first enter+regular size door.

  • Lapti NekReturn of the song “Lapti Nek” in Jabbas palace minus the roach creature and CG sly.

  • SE with original dance old and new Will be keeping any new aliens that are humanoid and keeping the scene of the new oola death scene. In spots that are wide that had CG sly, to replace back with puppet sly.

  • The Sail barge arrives at the pit Modification to sail barge scene adding in of 3po’s extra dialogue about the sarloc pit off to the stern + music tweak to hear the music that is playing as they approach since the barge has windows open (smoother cut audio than what is there now). --possible extra shots of R2 with drink holder when 3po is talking as opposed to just cutting back to the same shots of R2.(V2)

  • Alternate cut on the departure from salac
    A change to when they leaves starting after the last scene you see in theatrical. This shows the barge traveling more to the oncoming sandstorm before they arrive at their ships plus extra shot of the falcon and xwing as the skiff comes up to it.(V2)

  • Deleted sandstorm scene
    Restored version of sandstorm scene and also Han saying "Now, I owe you one during that is clear - additional audio improvements within the sandstorm.

  • Takeoff out after sandstorm
    The scene with by both ships, but a cut to Luke in cockpit from original and liea’s “hurry alliance should be assembled” comment followed by harrison saying……"
    “Again” or thanks again" before he repeats the line I owe you one. We do not want him to say the exact same line again that he said on the ground during the sandstorm as to be said twice. This is a change due to the sandstorm scene being added in.

  • R2 asking about their destination
    R2 ask Luke about the destination when in orbit, the change here is to cut to Luke smiling briefly and start from the point when he answers Artoo, and puts the glove on his mechanical hand, which makes the cut smoother after adding the han comment we hear over comlink. This is a change due to the sandstorm scene being added in.

  • Dagobah
    On Dagobah scene when we first see the back of the X-wing it seems like it stands on nothing. This of course should be on some kind of ground. …will wait and see if this gets fixed in ROTJ:R as well

  • Trip to Endor
    When warming up the shuttle, there is an extra line of luke and chewie’s growl from Radio drama and the showing of Luke is preparing the shuttle from rear counsel, We see Lukes hands on the dials and his dialogue. Adustment of this actors voice to made close to hamil, since Mark did not participate in the radio drama The line: “Chewie that fake clearance code is causing static on the IFF transponder Give me some signal clarification would you” (V2)

  • Han requests deactivation of the deflector shield
    They are wanting to fly into Endor, but endor itself has no deflector shield, as it is The Death Star that does. At least that what we’ve come to understand on the holoprojector in briefing. Vader does kind of confirms that Endor does also have a planet or area of the planet shield later in the movie, when he reports to the Emperor. But to make it more consistent, added in so the holoprojector in the briefing room is updated to show the endor shield too. Or at least more of a spread at the point on the planet-side origin …It would be a much small shield than Scarif implementation in rogue, as to cover only the area around empire outpost(V2)

  • Endor known for its beauty
    Extra dialogue to scene from radioD of 3PO saying endor is known for it beauty and then leia commenting about that as they approach…Liea’s extra line is from radio drama"That would depend on your definition of paradise"

  • Somehow I’ve always known?
    Removal Leia saying, “I know, somehow I’ve always known”. That line is strange since she has kissed luke a few times in the series now and within the context of not knowing fully this secret, saying "somehow I’ve always known is really weird.

  • Vader’s head fix when it moves right going through the shuttle ramp area when he exits onto Endor.

  • Sullust space
    Slight scene adjustment in editing due to Admiral Ackbar saying “prepare to jump to hyperspace on my mark”, and Lando answers “all right, stand by”. And then he jumps into hyperspace anyway on his own. Ackbar never gave the GO, and “standing by” should mean waiting for the order, not jumping on your own. Will be switching the two jump segments, so that the Calamari Cruiser with the Admiral, jumps first as this at least would clearly work as a ‘MARK’ by the Admiral without doing too much editing.

  • General madine extra scenes.
    Will use the extra scenes of madine prepping his ship and looking Deleted scene before they go into hyperspace and before Lando out and saying may the force be with us. His dialogue needs to change to My group prepare to jump on the admiral’s mark or ackbar’s mark

  • Rebels inside the shield bunker
    Extra deleted scenes of han blowing up the shield bunker and some fighting inside.

  • Jerrijods hesitation Deleted scene before blowing up endor. By the time they fire the death starlando is already free and clear.

  • Vader takes the masks off An alternate version the mask coming off using the haden’s face voice over from a fan version (V2 hadens face over deepfake)

  • Battle ends are darkness falls extra scenes based off of cutscenes from battle front between day and night where the celebration happens. This includes scenes of biker scouts getting ambushed by ewoks. Xwings blasting down the last of the ATSTs (and lines from the pilots inside their cockpits) ,“Your all clear, now head to the transport the admiral is coming down for the celebration” Adding this with some action so it’s not CG. Includes stormtroppers at night surrounded by ewoks + with xwings flying off into sky over endor tress and smoke from where shield disk was.(V3)

  • New but old ending
    Vader funeral burning and cut to luke funeral pior This transition to new shots of the endor team and nub nub song back added back in and cut to the galaxy celebrations which does have SE music for the start (For corescant there is a zoom in more for the pan where the stormtrooper is being carried off by the crowed and ends with back with nub nub but the ghost have the older Anakin to original head and body but CG hayden face (like we see when he dies, but not a full-on young haden…… SE music just a little at the end to wrap it up.

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Phase3 said:

That’s a big list of changes and additions! With the desert sandstorm scene, is there better audio available than what was presented in the Blu-ray release? The audio on the Blu-ray would be almost unusable I imagine, due to the sound of the (what I presume to be) wind machines?

No better audio that I know of… for sandstorm I am planning major audio clean up so you can hear them and more even balanced wind noise, you can hear the motors there of the fan machines pulsing some so that needs fixing. I have seen some versions with subtitles not sure I will need that after repair.

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kg1977 said:

  • Lapti NekReturn of the song “Lapti Nek” in Jabbas palace minus the roach creature and CG sly.
  • SE with original dance old and new Will be keeping any new aliens that are humanoid and keeping the scene of the new oola death scene. In spots that are wide that had CG sly, to replace back with puppet sly.

do you use the lapti nek music video for extend this scene?(please)

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benduwan said:

kg1977 said:

  • Lapti NekReturn of the song “Lapti Nek” in Jabbas palace minus the roach creature and CG sly.
  • SE with original dance old and new Will be keeping any new aliens that are humanoid and keeping the scene of the new oola death scene. In spots that are wide that had CG sly, to replace back with puppet sly.

do you use the lapti nek music video for extend this scene?(please)

I plan to use the original Lapti Nek song. Sounds way more fitting IMO

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kg1977 said:

benduwan said:

kg1977 said:

  • Lapti NekReturn of the song “Lapti Nek” in Jabbas palace minus the roach creature and CG sly.
  • SE with original dance old and new Will be keeping any new aliens that are humanoid and keeping the scene of the new oola death scene. In spots that are wide that had CG sly, to replace back with puppet sly.

do you use the lapti nek music video for extend this scene?(please)

I plan to use the original Lapti Nek song. Sounds way more fitting IMO

send you a pm.

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Hi can I have a link to your Return of the Jedi edit please

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DeonStar said:

Hi can I have a link to your Return of the Jedi edit please

In progress…Empire will make it out first followed by ANH then ROJ

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May I ask if you used Crimson Maul’s version of the Hayden deepfake?

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LucasMenz said:

May I ask if you used Crimson Maul’s version of the Hayden deepfake?

I think that is the one or try myself. Early on there was some chatter or blurriness in areas around the eyes by others trying this but Crimson seemed to have fixed in this last version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AExaJ03xOL8
At this point, this is definitely the highest quality out there I have seen on this take a dying Christensen “anakin” vader

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LucasMenz said:

May I ask if you used Crimson Maul’s version of the Hayden deepfake?

I think that is the one or try myself. Early on there was some chatter or blurriness in areas around the eyes by others trying this but Crimson seemed to have fixed in this last version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AExaJ03xOL8
At this point, this is definitely the highest quality out there I have seen on this take a dying Christensen “anakin” vader