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***The "Darth Editous / ADigitalMan Hybrid Edition" Info and Feedback Thread***

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Darth Editous completed his monster edition of Ep IV right about the time I did mine, and I quickly realized how much more I preferred his edition; yet, I was still a fan of a few things in my edition. So I decided to create a hybrid of the two, so that I could have my own definitive edition that I'd want to watch every time. Using his video as a base, I re-inserted six sequences from my edit; namely the extended sandtrooper scene from the SE (I especially liked the music behind this scene) the Greedo scene (Greedo doesn't shoot in either edit, but it's handled a bit differently) the Jabba scene (which will immediately prejudice most of you against this version, I admit) the head bonking scene, the Biggs scene, and lastly the post-credits scene I concocted. Otherwise, it's all Darth Editous' work, which was just too painstakingly detailed to mess with.

Then, for the audio, I re-synched my custom 2005 mix throughout (that straightens out the tie sounds, and then plugged DE's audio back in, keeping several of DE's corrections. Especially the scenes where he fixed particularly bad audio with Owen, with Ben, and with Tarkin / Alderaan's destruction. This created a "best of breed" that took advantages of different corrections we both made to the audio. It should absolve any issues noted in the Alderaan / Hyperspace scenes where the subwoofer was overdriven by lopping my edit out at those points ... 'cept on the Heresy Mix, which really doesn't matter anyway.

I should note that the audio did not need to be recompressed again from our respective mixes. Because they were both generated at 448kbps, Womble let me stitch the regions together without recompression. To my ear, they blended quite seamlessly without the need to rip them apart, crossfade them, and then re-compress them back into AC3. Thank Womble for small wonders.

As it stood, the Hybrid Edition was only about 4% larger than the length of a SL disc, so I created two versions. A SL version that is compressed only 4% from the source, and a DL version that includes the Heresy Mix, resynched. Now that I think about it, I should probably put the 1997 mix in the DL version as well. But I'm leaving the 2004 mixes off entirely, even though space permits. They're just not worth the time.

Anyway, first and formost, the thanks goes primarily to Darth Editous, not only for making the basis of this project but also being cool enough to agree for me to let it escape my private collection. I remain appreciative for all of his help on the prequel and ANH re-edits and wanted to acknowledge him publicly once again.

This thread is separate from our respective threads to cut down on confusion, and I'll try my best to keep feedback on this particular version directed into this thread to keep the distinction from becoming muddy over time.
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“Always loved Vader’s wordless self sacrifice. Another shitty, clueless, revision like Greedo and young Anakin’s ghost. What a fucking shame.” -Simon Pegg.

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This sounds like a great project. I look forward to seeing it.

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Excellent! I've been waiting for you to announce this one, ADM. I can't wait to see how it all turns out.
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Sounds great ADM.. Possible to get me on the PIF list?
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Another interesting version at the ot.com - there's more differing sets here than at my local video shop

Looking eagerly forward to seeing this 'un

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hey adm.. did u get my PM about PIF for this one?
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Got it. Just replied.
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Will this be showing up on the spleen? look forward to seeing it!
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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I didn't even know that this project was in the works until I watched it today!

THIS is SWEET!

I will be adding this to the upload queue THIS WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“My skill are no longer as Mad as the once were” RiK

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Originally posted by: Rikter
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I will be adding this to the upload queue THIS WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


SL or DL? I've always wanted to hear the heresy mix.

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Dayv, the Heresy Mix is something that you unknowingly contributed to with that soundbyte from The Kid way back when. The Heresy Mix is an extra track that appears only on the DL version of my original edit and this edit. Nonsense track, but darn funny to hear.
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DL of course!!!

“My skill are no longer as Mad as the once were” RiK

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Awesome. The Haters will love to crucify us for making a release that "won't burn."

Rik, I recommend putting links to the original DE thread in the .nfo. I'll send you a list of all his changes, and then remove the few that were exempted as a result of the hybridization.
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Good to hear, Rik. The DE/ADM edit will nicely fill in my gap for ADM's DL of ep.4. Now I'll finally be able to marathon through the entire ADM cut of SW.
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I will also be uploading this edit to a.b.starwars soon.
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Originally posted by: ADigitalMan
Dayv, the Heresy Mix is something that you unknowingly contributed to with that soundbyte from The Kid way back when. The Heresy Mix is an extra track that appears only on the DL version of my original edit and this edit. Nonsense track, but darn funny to hear.


SO, DOES MY NAME GET MENTION IN THE DVD CREDITS THEN ???


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You know, I probably screwed you on that.
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A good screw is not always bad!

Anyways back on topic
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I'm still gonna upload this but I was waiting for any news on a cover. SO I'll clean up some room on my HD and get ready to launch this DVD (this weekend sometime)

“My skill are no longer as Mad as the once were” RiK

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Boba Feta is going to work one up. We spoke yesterday and I think he's just been a little preoccupied. Shouldn't take long when the time comes, as it'll be an update to the ADM Edition cover. New screen grabs (of some fave DE changes) and a new writeup on the back.

I'm hoping he'll do a cover for The Clone Wars as well. *cough cough* *hint hint*
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It's now up on myspleen

“My skill are no longer as Mad as the once were” RiK

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ADigitalMan and Darth Editous:

I have three words for you, and I hate to curse in in all caps with multiple exclamation points, but even a veteran of the intarwebs is occasionally reduced to such base emotion.

YOU FUCKING ROCK!!!!!!!

No, really, you do. This has got be, by far, my favorite fan edit of all time. You see, I'm a A/V geek, so not only did your edits have to help the story, they had to look and sound good on an HDTV, upscaled to 2x DVD resolution via HTPC, and go through a decent "mid-level" (in the A/V world, that's ~$2000) 7.1 sound system. After reading your description(s), I was wary of all these entries talking about "painting" this in, or "removing" that, or "remixing" such and such a line. Not that I wasn't excited to see what you guys had done story-wise, but I had a hard time believing that I wouldn't be distracted and annoyed by the technical work. Surely, some guys couldn't just do that, it had to be some kind of hack job that you might not notice on a 20" analog TV with some RCA home-theater-in-a-box (aka HTIB). What, you're going to remove an entire goddamn robot and such, and it won't look bad? Pfft. Garcon, please remove this rubbish from my plate, these edits must be so common.

Yet, you humbled me. Knocked me off my high horse, brought my nose down from the clouds, whatever. My elitist bubble was burst, because this shit is well nigh flawless. Sure, there might be a slight flaw here or there, but I'll be damned if I couldn't tell if it was you or ILM (who, by the way, should hire you right now, as in yesterday) without a list in front of me. I've probably got a million more things to say, but I don't really want to sound like some gibbering fool, although it might be too late for that. I will say that I've enjoyed the prequel edits that ADigitalMan has put together immensely, so much so that I believe that the edits of all six movies, and probably Clone Wars, will be the only SW I watch until the HD versions (hopefully Blu-Ray) come out. This edit, however, takes the cake. Bravo, fellas, bravo.