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The End of the Jedi (2-in-1 of Ep. 8 and 9) (V2 Released)

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It’s time for the Jedi to end! Luke has forsaken the Jedi path. Dark powers rise to take control. Kylo tries to find a middle way, while Rey clings to hope that the Jedi can persist. Our heroes must face their greatest fears or darkness will surely engulf the galaxy.

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This edit combines the best parts of The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker to create a satisfying resolution for all our characters. I crafted a new story from the two movies, using about an hour of footage from each movie. The first act is primarily Rey training with Luke, and the second act is Rey (and Luke!) facing the emperor. This edit includes significant story changes and restructuring, including original effects work, and new conversations constructed from existing dialog.

I think there are so many problems with both movies that the only way to remove enough material to fix them is to strip them down and craft a new story from the compelling features that remain. I look forward to seeing other edits using this approach. If you have an edit like that I would love to watch it!

This is my first fan edit, I hope you all like it! Reply below or PM me for the link.

Teaser: https://vimeo.com/466957070

Featured Clip: https://vimeo.com/553140805

Running Time: 115 Minutes

Major Plot Points Removed:

  • The entire Resistance plotline from The Last Jedi
  • Crait
  • Kylo’s new helmet
  • Lightspeed skipping
  • Pasana
  • Kijimi
  • Rey being a Palpatine
  • Horses on a Star Destroyer
  • Navigation Towers
  • Most importantly this edit removes Force Healing

New Content:

  • Luke has a flashback of a previous encounter with Kylo
  • Luke has a premonition of what will happen if Rey tries to save Ben
  • Kylo has a force conversation with Rey asking her to help him defeat the emperor
  • Luke meets with Leia after her death (https://vimeo.com/524015706)
  • Removed Rey talking to “all the jedi” and instead she talks to Luke.
  • Luke helps Rey defeat the emperor
  • Luke uses the Force to help win the space battle
  • Added romantic moment between Poe and Finn!

Rough Outline (Spoilers!!):

  • Rey finds Luke hiding in his hut
  • Rey learns that Luke has given up on the Jedi
  • Rey gets trained by Luke
  • Rey talks to Kylo
  • Luke sees visions of the past
  • Kylo goes to Exegol and discovers the Emperor
  • Luke sees visions of what will happen to Rey if she tries to save Ben
  • Luke gets angry at Rey
  • Rey goes to face Kylo and Snoke
  • Rey and Kylo fight Snoke and guards
  • Kylo and Rey both try to grab the lightsaber and it explodes, allowing rey to escape
  • Rey trains with Leia
  • Poe and Finn go to SpaceBerg
  • Poe returns and reveals the location of Palpatine
  • Rey and friends go directly to the Death Star to find the wayfinder
  • Rey finds the wayfinder and Kylo crushes it
  • Rey and Kylo duel on the Death Star ruins
  • Leia dies
  • Kylo gets killed by Rey
  • Rey steals Kylo’s ship and goes to face the emperor alone
  • Luke talks to Leia’s ghost and gets encouraged to join the fight (https://vimeo.com/524015706)
  • Luke burns the Jedi tree
  • Rey uses Kylo’s ship to fly to exegol and meets the emperor
  • Space battle begins
  • Emperor sucks out Rey’s life force
  • Lando arrives with reinforcements
  • Emperor zaps the fleet
  • Luke encourages Rey to give her life to defeat the emperor
  • Rey kills the emperor (with Luke helping through the force)
  • Rey dies
  • The space battle is being lost
  • Luke uses the force to destroy the fleet
  • Luke dies
  • Rebels celebrate
  • Broom boy

The edit of TFA that works best with my edit is any version that removes the end scene where Rey meets Luke (that scene is repurposed as the opening of my edit). I recommend DigMod’s “Heir to the Force”.

Check out my edit “THE END OF THE JEDI”. It’s a 2 in 1 edit of TLJ and ROS.
[ “To say that ‘if the Jedi die, the light dies’ is vanity, can you feel that?” -Luke ]

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I really like the trailer. Out of curiosity, is the fleet “conjured” in your take? I only watched RoS once so I don’t even know if I remember it well enough to think of if that plot point would be removable or not, but that was probably the thing that bugged me the most if memory serves.

My attempt at a non-linear edit of the Star Wars Saga: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Saga-Redux-A-non-linear-Machete-style-edit-WIP-25-released/id/78318

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That trailer. was. epic.

We will be watching your career with great interest

Peace is a lie
There is only passion…

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This is really interesting. I’m looking forward to it 😉

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE (3-in-1 prequels). I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. IV - THE HEIR OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI. DYAD IN THE FORCE (3-into-1 sequels).
PM me for links if interested.

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sooo much good, but you will not re-edit the Force Awakens ?

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Glad you guys like the trailer!

madmanasunder said:

I really like the trailer. Out of curiosity, is the fleet “conjured” in your take? I only watched RoS once so I don’t even know if I remember it well enough to think of if that plot point would be removable or not, but that was probably the thing that bugged me the most if memory serves.

No, the fleet is shown but there is no mention of where it comes from. And the ships do not burst out of the ground, because that’s just silly! I like to imagine that the fleet is some kind of imperial remnant.

Skybatman said:

sooo much good, but you will not re-edit the Force Awakens ?

I think there are plenty of good edits of TFA and it doesn’t suffer the kind of structural problems that the second two movies do. This edit is a sequel to TFA, trying to resolve the story in the best way possible.

Check out my edit “THE END OF THE JEDI”. It’s a 2 in 1 edit of TLJ and ROS.
[ “To say that ‘if the Jedi die, the light dies’ is vanity, can you feel that?” -Luke ]

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Hey! Could I have a workprint link possibly? Your fan edit sounds great

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Yeah this sounds great, would love if you could pm me a link also.

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This sounds great, will be fun to watch 😃

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The edit is complete! PM me for a link.

Check out my edit “THE END OF THE JEDI”. It’s a 2 in 1 edit of TLJ and ROS.
[ “To say that ‘if the Jedi die, the light dies’ is vanity, can you feel that?” -Luke ]

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Despite that i really worship the work others (hal, poppa, snooker, mr etc) invest to make the sequel trilogy watchable and some kind of lovely, i really like your synopsis. This is something we may should’ve seen in the theaters. Although i will miss some great vfx work from the members here.
So, i’m intrigued!

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May I have a link please?

Italian faneditor.

EDITS LIST:
CHOSEN ONE (3-in-1 prequels). I - SHADOW OF THE PAST. II - KEEPERS OF THE PEACE. IV - THE HEIR OF SKYWALKER. VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI. DYAD IN THE FORCE (3-into-1 sequels).
PM me for links if interested.

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I wanna see this. The teaser looked amazing. I wanna link.

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Send to me too? Sounds interesting!

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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Very nice trailer. Intrigued! Would love the link please.

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Thanks for all the requests! I would be happy to hear any feedback you have!

By tomorrow I will have posted a higher bitrate version of my edit to the same link.

Check out my edit “THE END OF THE JEDI”. It’s a 2 in 1 edit of TLJ and ROS.
[ “To say that ‘if the Jedi die, the light dies’ is vanity, can you feel that?” -Luke ]

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I’ll take a link if that’s ok, low quality is fine for “quick viewing” purposes. Lol.

“Because you are a PalpaWalker?”

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Send a link my way, interested to watch.

Filmic Crossroads, Daniel L. Isidore

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What will you settings be for the higher bitrate version?

Will watch the “old” one later tonight, to provide some feedback. Right now just skipped through it very rufly to key moments.

  • Reys orange eyes should emphazise that she got help from Luke or her dark side? Love either way, but if it is the first one, maybe you can accquire some line, where Luke says he´ll help her (whilst she´s lying on her back and looks up in the sky). I feel the line “the force will be with you always” isn´t enough for the viewer, to jump to the conclusion he helps her, even if you show him exhausted afterwards.
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CMMAP said:

What will you settings be for the higher bitrate version?

The higher bitrate version is up. It’s 26 GB. I used VBR with 2 passes with a target bitrate of 30 and a max bitrate of 50. Curious what other people use for their “high bitrate” versions.

Check out my edit “THE END OF THE JEDI”. It’s a 2 in 1 edit of TLJ and ROS.
[ “To say that ‘if the Jedi die, the light dies’ is vanity, can you feel that?” -Luke ]