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Star Wars: Rise of the Empire - a fan edit of the Prequel Trilogy (Released)


This is a fan edit… in order to download this edit you MUST already own the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy on DVD.

cover art by ThrowgnCpr:

original film name: Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode 2 Attack of the Clones, Star Wars Episode 3 Revenge of the Sith
new film name : Star Wars: Rise of the Empire
film studio name : Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox
edit crew name : lewis886
Date Original Film Was Released : 1999, 2002, 2005
Date Edit Was Released : 10/29/07
Original Runtime : apprx 7 hours
New Runtime : apprx 4 hrs
Amount of time Cut/Added : apprx 3 hours

Cuts removed/added/extended :

there are around 300 cuts in this edit, and it’s impossible to list them all, but i’ll do my best to list the biggest changes.

-New Title & opening scroll
-gungan speech has been altered & subtitles added
-we briefly see the gungan city, but the rest of their visit is cut, as is the planet core
-last bit of waterfall deleted scene is inserted, only part showing them entering palace
-R2D2 and C3P0 show up in a couple places, but are not referenced and almost never speak.
-many many dialogue cuts, including most of jar jar’s & anakin’s lines in EP1.
-no virgin birth
-all sequences with other kids on tatooine are gone.
-all references to midichlorians are gone
-almost all of the lead-up to the podrace stuff is gone
-entire podrace sequence is about 5 min long
-anakin does not build C3P0
-the deleted sequence with the probe droid is inserted
-almost all references to ?chosen one? and ?prophecy? are gone. The only 2 left in trilogy are when qui-gonn dies, and when ob1 screams it at anakin at the end of the last fight. I wanted to make it as if it was something qui-gonn said to ob1 right as he died, and ob1 kept it to himself all those years, and then it finally burst out of him at the end.
-no discussions about whether anakin should be trained or not.
-no visit to the gungan hideout, no begging for help… as far as we know there are no problems between gungans and that naboo.
-removed much of jar jar/gungan & anakin lines from final battle.
-removed ending celebration scene for EP1
-removed all of opening landing/explosion scene
-added amidala addressing senate deleted scene
-removed last half of scene in palpatine’s office
-removed all of meeting amidala scene in apartment
-removed all of night apt scene, assassination attempt, and subsequent chase
-removed most of council meeting following assass. Attempt
-removed scene with yoda, ob1, & mace walking/talking in jedi temple
-added jedi temple droid analyzer scene
-removed scene with anakin & padme packing to leave, and departure scene
-added hangar scene with mace where ob1 leaves for kamino
-removed talk aboard freighter
-removed arrival scene on naboo, created montage to show arrival on naboo
-removed anakin padme meeting with queen
-removed ?sand? talk and arrival at lake house
-removed picnic scene
-jango fett now is never heard to speak, and never is seen without helmet, he is just there and does what he does.
-boba fett is completely removed
-removed dinner ?floating fruit? scene at lake house & fireside chat afterwards
-removed count dooku from the entire trilogy, and all references to him
-removed workshop scene at skywalker farm, inserted some lines into yoda meditation scene
-removed droid factory scene
-removed execution scene
-removed entire EP3 opening battle sequence, fights, landing, etc. (yeah, i’m going to get yelled at for this, it looked cool… but really it served no story purpose, was just a way to get a big battle in somehow)
-removed scene after landing with politicians greeting them
-trimmed most of grievous’ lines (that voice actor was atrocious and his script was worse)
-removed balcony scene before dream (padme looked kinda creepy in that one for some reason)
-added all of three ?seeds of the rebellion? scenes
-added the scene of mace, ob1, & yoda discussing in meditation chamber (trimmed for redundancy)
-removed almost all of palpatine fighting the jedi who come to arrest them. He jumps up to face them and then it cuts so you don’t see the pathetic way the other jedi die. The rest of the sequence follows from anakin’s point of view, so the next time you see mace/palpatine is when anakin runs in and palpatine is laying down in window with mace over him.
-removed scene of george lucas’ son putting up a better fight than all the jedi masters combined
-removed scene of yoda & ob1 fighting their way into the jedi temple (yes it was cool, but i wanted to make it so the first time you really see yoda or palpatine fight is when they fight each other)
-yoda doesn’t get blasted by a lighting bolt from palpatine that he should have seen coming a mile away
-anakin & ob1 don’t stop to ?chat? right before the end of the fight. Ob1 jumps up and anakin jumps up right after him.
-removed ?NOOOO? in ?birth of vader? scene, and conversation about padme
-removed ?netherworld? talk between yoda & ob1
-added yoda arriving on dagobah


All in all the edit runs about 4 hours, including all 3 sets of credits that run at the end. That makes for about 3 hours that i cut from the trilogy. (more than 1 entire film)
Here is the breakdown for the episodes…

EP1 ? 1 hr, 18 min (2 clips from deleted scenes added)
EP2 ? 52 min (3 deleted scenes added)
EP3 ? 1 hr 48 min (5 deleted scenes added)

The edit is spread across 2 discs… EP1 & 2 run back to back on the first disc, and EP3 & the credits is on the 2nd disc. There are scene selection menus and the trailer on each disc.

As i said, there are far too many cuts to list them all, roughly 300. so there are many many dialogue cuts that i didn’t list… and when i said something like ?dooku is gone? i did not bother to list all the subsequent scenes that were removed because of that.

This edit is finished and available via Rapidshare, and bittorrent on demonoid, piratebay and mininova. Enjoy.

Nothing about fanediting is easy.

Freaking GENIUS cover art.

A Goon in a Gaggle of 'em

Thanks I have been talking to lewis886 (the editor) about this for a while, and it seemed like an awesome project, so I thought it deserved some nice wrapping I worked on the cover art for a while with some suggestions for lewis.

I just started watching the edit. He started it a long time ago before he knew much, so the A/V quality is lacking at times, but so far the cuts seem cool. Cant wait to finish watching

ThrowgnCpr’s edits on

I will have it soon,but right off the bat I don't like that it is 4:3 Letterbox,don't understand why editors squash the original discs,should leave them alone.

but other than that I will check it out,there are some reviews at FE on this,you could read some of them over there.
Man, I guess beggars can't be choosers here, but downloading at barely over 6 kbps? Anyone else having a problem with the speed? I'd really love to check this out, but at this rate it'll take about 16 days to download it.

Thanks by the way for all the hard work, I hope I get to see it sooner rather than later.
What do you mean Beggars can't be choosers?

Is this directed at me?

I am NOT begging for shit,it seems you are though,you WANT faster download speeds,so who here is friggin begging?

I just am not real fond of 4:3 LB squashed from 16:9,but I am glad you are.
Boon, can't wait to see this, hopefully it's like Fall of the Republic and more!
Dark Jedi,

My bad man, that was definitely not aimed at you, sorry if it came off that way. Like adywan said, I was just commenting on myself wishing I could get faster download speeds.
well, with the download speed for torents it is always the same thing: a community issue. I have seeded straight 9GB into this (after downloading it from Rapidshare). Lewis886 (the faneditor) gave way more. More than 100 people already finished their downloads... so where are the seeders? At what ratio did they just jump off the hook? So, all leechers can complain about download speeds all day long, but in the end it is themselves you rather get than share. This is of course not pointing to anyone specific, because I haven't tracked down the ips of the hit&runner. Still it is always them, who those of you, willing to really share, should say: thanks for incredibly slow download speed. With the new discovery of newsgroups for me, torrent is just a 3rd place option to really get things. What I like about it most is, that people can find for free the stuff, which they would otherwise never find. It attracts people to rarities like this one here and some of these people might find a new hobby in sharing fanedits or even creating them themselves.

But, enjoy the downloads nevertheless, from the comments that were already posted elsewhere, this is seems to be a really good fanedit. The 4:3 issue is based on the faneditor being rather new to the entire digital film thingie. My first fanedits were also 4:3, because at that time it was a) all that I could do b)all that I needed. They were also all PAL. Later on I realized that the community has other needs, like widescreen and NTSC, so I made this my standard. It all is a learning process. But Lewis886 is not a film creating newbie, he has created lots of self produced fan films. Just the work with DVDs and Vegas is not what he was used to. He for sure will improve. He is a big talent and I am looking very forward to his next works.

Nothing about fanediting is easy.

Originally posted by: dark_jedi
there are some reviews at FE on this,you could read some of them over there.

Do you have a link? I looked at a few of the FE sites and either couldn't find the right one or couldn't find the right area. TIA.

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OK, so I just got done watching Rise of the Empire and I found it very enjoyable. Aside from the obvious little audio/video hiccups I thought the whole thing was executed rather nicely. I was happy to see Jar Jar not cut completely out, because as much hate as there is for him he is still a part of the story. I was a little iffy on cutting out Dooku, but I understand why and thought it was handled pretty well.

I really liked the inclusion of the deleted scenes. It made the whole thing feel a little more original and added to the overall feel of the thing. I also like saving the Death Star for the very end, that would have been a sweet little surprise at the end of it all in the theatres. I have to say I was puzzled as to why the Sidious/Mace fight was cut out, but oh well. I also thought there were some scenes that built up the Anakin/Padme relationship that were cut out when they didn't need to be. It felt like they just sort of got together out of no where and the whole thing was a little forced. Would have like to see Boba too.

Like I said though, really cool way to watch the three movies and definitely something I'll be watching again.

Hi LtTawny

Try but theres a lot of caffuffle (is that a real word?) going on at the moment with some of the file sharing sites, try a pm to the maker.


lpd said:

Hi LtTawny

Try but theres a lot of caffuffle (is that a real word?) going on at the moment with some of the file sharing sites, try a pm to the maker.
I doubt that will do much good as Lewis hasn't been seen in quite a while. However I will be reuploading this as soon as we decide on a replacement for MegaUpload.


This was uploaded to Rapidshare and the links all appear to be online. I'm downloading now.

Don’t do drugs, unless you’re with me.


if you are looking for this one via torrent there is an active on via TPB, search the for the project's title.


Is ThrowgnCpr's cover art available for download anywhere?