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Star Wars : Return of the Jedi Unaltered with 1997 Ending

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Hello!
My question is simple, is there any fan edit that combines original Unaltered ROTJ but with the 1997 ending ? I mean just changing the ending scene.
Cheers!

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Specifically the 1997 ending? I doubt it. Interesting edit idea, but the 1997 ending is only available in SD. But you may have just described an edit I’d be interested in.

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Main problem to make it is that Despecialized Edition is on 720p while Return of the Jedi BR versions with Sebastian Shaw’s ghost are 1080p. Also the Semispecialized Edition that included 1997 ending in good quality has a strange resol of 1920 x 824p. So is difficult to combine them. Any help to make this is welcome !

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I made something like that a few years back, although it still had Naboo because I wasn’t really sure how to recreate the original 1997 planets sequence, and the only footage I knew of existed in laserdisc rips, not HD or even DVD-quality. Trillary Dump has since made a '97 restoration with an accurate planets sequence in HD, but this edit predates it.

It’s in 720p, not 1080p, but I’ll PM you in case this all isn’t a dealbreaker. It scratched my itch and the itches of a few other people, it might scratch yours.

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