Hi guys & gals,
I've been working for some time now on a little personal preservation. The goal is/was to
- find all deleted scenes from all 6 movies (my main source were the bluray set, the Making of ebooks and a couple of trailers)
- try to find out "where" do they belong in the movie
- edit them in such a way, that they have a proper beginning and ending taken from the corresponding movie
Sometimes the new scenes are just 1-2 minutes long, but sometimes they're seriously long.
This is an example of what I'm talking about, a 23:50 long scene temporarily called simply "Hoth". If you wanna check it out, here's a quick 720p encode presented in a 758,2 MB mkv file : http://jyh0tue68f.1fichier.com/ - it's one of my favourite sequences, because it tries to integrate the deleted wampa subplot back to the finished scenes.
There is no cleanup being done on the deleted scenes, so you will find it's sometimes dirty, full of scratches, it sometimes misses dialogue and/or music, and almost always it misses special effects. The "only" thing I've done is I ran the footage (both the bluray rip and the deleted scenes) through an automatic color correction, to match the deleted scenes better with the surrounding footage. I'm not sure yet if I keep the "new" colours or if I keep the "old" colours, both colours are annoying :)
The result will be encoded as 6 folders full of chronologically ordered mkv files, and MAYBE a Bluray (if I find out how to do it - I've never authored a BD before). As usually, I am doing it for MYSELF. But if somebody else is interested in this too, let me know and one day the result will magically appear "somewhere" :-)
Just check the Hoth sequence on 1fichier.com and let me know if this is interesting also for somebody else than me :)