Sign In

The ‘Custom Special Edition’ That Almost Wasn’t, But Then Was (Released) — Page 28

Author
Time

Well hey, I appreciate that. Let me compile a list of what I had my eye on and we’ll see how things are. Don’t want to steal your thunder, even if you’re credited in the change log and stuff.

I know I’ve made some very poor decisions recently.

Author
Time

New profile picture, Hal?

The name’s Lawson. Noah Lawson.

Author
Time

Yeah, felt about time.

I know I’ve made some very poor decisions recently.

Author
Time

Hal 9000 said:

Welp, here’s how Fett turned out in ESB and ROTJ for this project:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Rrx06s0VYU3RhBJIEB9lREVMLFXM1QQW/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Cq9JgRno9i5vwTardaXSixhg1DrM-izE/view?usp=sharing

Pretty dope.
Gotta say, I don’t know if I’m the only one but after seeing the Book of Boba Fett, this little snippet of Boba and Luke hit a little different. I feel like the story is richer knowing that we have a direct continuation to it.

Author
Time

Version 4.1 of Empire now available through the usual venues. Only change is these four Boba Fett lines. No visual changes, just that audio change.

I know I’ve made some very poor decisions recently.

Author
Time

Wow I love the boba falling into the sarlac changes!
Is the movie version available?

Author
Time

Not for that one yet. Hoping to do one other minor thing first, since 4K83 has scratches during the DSII explosion shot.

I know I’ve made some very poor decisions recently.

Author
Time

ROTJ V3 featuring Temeura Morrison yelling and grunting as Boba Fett, on its way up now.

I know I’ve made some very poor decisions recently.

Author
Time

Hi there. I’m really hoping to get a copy of your edits. They sound exactly like what I’ve been looking for. Any chance you could share a link?

Author
Time

Sending!

I know I’ve made some very poor decisions recently.

Author
Time

Just want to say a massive thank you once again for sharing these, thought it was appropriate to say thanks again after my 3rd viewing of ESB this weekend lol.
Thanks for all the work you put in with your edits Hal, really appreciate you sharing your work.

Author
Time

Thank you!

I know I’ve made some very poor decisions recently.

Author
Time
 (Edited)

Hey Hal, I noticed that the current TinyEncode version of A New Hope is a much smaller file than all your other current TinyEncodes, and its thumbnail doesn’t match ESB or RotJ. Any particular reason for this?

Just curious; they’re all playing fine.

Author
Time

That’s because I didn’t redo ANH when I did the others because I’m still planning a revision for it. It could easily be a good while yet before its ready, though.

I know I’ve made some very poor decisions recently.

Author
Time
 (Edited)

Hey, Hal, have you thought about creating a version of your ROTJ Special Edition where you keep Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker’s ghost? I know this is an extremely unpopular opinion on this forum, but I actually prefer Hayden to Sebastian Shaw. This is a very small change, which doesn’t affect the rest of your Special Edition.

I would also like you to send me the version of ANH in which you changed Obi-Wan’s words on Anakin’s lightsaber to keep consistency with the Prequels. I have always interpreted Obi-Wan’s words on Anakin’s lightsaber as a lie (after all, he told many lies to Luke). But perhaps it would be better if they were changed altogether.

«This is where the fun begins!»
(Anakin Skywalker)

Author
Time

PM sent!

I don’t plan to add Hayden to ROTJ, though, as it’s not something I’d like to see. As opposed to tweaking a background detail or something like that for continuity, I feel it sends the wrong message. To me it says Anakin had to revert to before his brush with evil rather than be transformed into the man as he should have been at the age he was when he redeemed himself in ROTJ.

However, since I make ProRes video and lossless audio exports of my edits available, it should be relatively simple as an exercise if you’d like to do it yourself.

I know I’ve made some very poor decisions recently.

Author
Time

Truth be told, the lack of Hayden is the only thing that keeps me from having ROTJ Custom as my go-to. Would love to see it but I get why some people don’t like it.

Author
Time

This is why a “good” Hayden ghost is the next big hurdle for fan edits.

Author
Time

Hal 9000 said:

That’s because I didn’t redo ANH when I did the others because I’m still planning a revision for it. It could easily be a good while yet before its ready, though.

How about the Smaller 1080p encodes, are they coming for the Prequel Trilogy as well? The quality/size ratio is perfect, so it would be neat.

Author
Time

Wanted to include this link here for Hal. In this deleted scene, General Tagge exclaims the phrase ”Sith Lord” all the way back in ‘77. With some cleanup it would be a fine addition to the collection.

https://youtu.be/8Erf6s_wYJk

Author
Time

I would also like to see a version with Hayden’s ghost, both because I think it makes more sense than Anakin’s ghost looking older than Obi-Wan for some reason, and also because your own TROS edit had Hayden show up when the Jedi ghosts defeat Palpatine.

Since you already have a version with Yub Nub and a version with Victory Celebration, maybe you could have Shaw’s ghost in the Yub Nub version and Hayden’s ghost in the Victory Celebration version? It seems like most of the people who prefer Shaw also prefer Yub Nub, while those who prefer Hayden also prefer Victory Celebration, so that could be a good compromise.

My preferred Skywalker Saga experience:
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX

Author
Time

Can’t do that, because I’d like a ‘planetary celebration’ with Shaw, and don’t want another version or two to track and worry about when it’s a change I have no interest in. Again, all the resources are there to make that tweak for whomever would like to.

I know I’ve made some very poor decisions recently.

Author
Time

theprion said:

Hal 9000 said:

That’s because I didn’t redo ANH when I did the others because I’m still planning a revision for it. It could easily be a good while yet before its ready, though.

How about the Smaller 1080p encodes, are they coming for the Prequel Trilogy as well? The quality/size ratio is perfect, so it would be neat.

Eh… the 720p size is more appropriate for the PT edits due to a fair amount of DVD footage used. However, I could go ahead and encode the same smaller 1080p form factor if it’s wanted.

I know I’ve made some very poor decisions recently.