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The STAR WARS Saga: The Extended Audio Cuts (* part finished *)

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So I’ve been toying with this idea for a little bit. I haven’t begun work on it, but one of the things I find very interesting is how sound is … so illuminating. I love to listen to the complete scores and imagine the scenes in my head and play out the music as I drive to/from work (I have a long drive).

But it occurs to me… there might be another way…

I was thinking:

What if I made an edit of each STAR WARS using the rips of the films audio, the deleted scenes audio, and melding them into a singular extended audio cut. The video for the most part would be very tedious to cut together due to the differences in quality, but the sound–for most–would be seemless… so I wondered…

How interesting would it be to cut in the Mon Mothma sequences into Episode III?
How cool would it be to recut ANH to have all the deleted scenes?
And what of the myriad of other deleted scenes from each film?

I have my session edits and sfx from for each film so … rebuilding sound fields would actually be quite easy…

Another thought would be to create a sort of “Radio Story” presentation in so much that the films could be broken into chapters. Each chapter mini-prologue and perhaps a little “entr’acte” before it and a “intermission” after it.

Would this be a project of interest? Would people be interested in hearing this? I’m going to be making the project for myself and a friend, but if others were interested, I might put more time into it and begin working on longer more elaborate edits such as I mention.

If something like this has been done before, i’d love to hear it! Save me the work heh

Suggestions would be welcomed 😃


Is it not sad that in this time, we are more surprised by acts of love than acts of hate?
-Me

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GoodMusician said:

Suggestions would be welcomed :-)

 I would suggest not calling it Star Wars Legacy, as that name has been taken for another project.

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The strangest thing about that  is that the OP's not even a new member.

__Valeyard.net

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I'm not new... i just haven't been around.

And I wouldn't be calling it legacy... but what does "STAR WARS" call itself? excluding the new films it is 6 films which are "two trilogies" or "sextology" or what?

I was more or less calling it an audio presentation of the star wars legacy.


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That's a neat idea.

Star Wars: The Audiology

Star Wars: The Audio-ssey (odyssey)

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I think it's a great idea!  I mean, the radio drama exists, and there are audio versions of the OT in The Stor[ies] of Star Wars, but I think an edit of the whole saga could be rather cool!  It would be neat just to see someone else's take.  Might need a little narration at times since the dialogue from the films was meant to accompany a visual presentation, whereas the radio drama has Luke talking to himself a lot more, for instance.

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*rimshot*

Nobody sang The Bunny Song in years…

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mverta said:

I did do a double take!  :) 

 Now there are two of them!

but seriously, this name is confusing

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Well, don't they call it "The Star Wars Legacy" ? I've heard it called that numerous times. I'm simply talking about an audio presentation of "The Star Wars Legacy." It's like getting confused that I said "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Complete Score" because it has the same name as the film. it's the film score presentation of the film...

I did a quick attempt last night at doing Star Wars Episode I last night for my friend. I included all the relevant deleted scenes. I also took the opportunity to replace missing music seeing as we're dealing with just sound and without visual sfx might make as much sense as SFX with music layered over them.

I'll see about uploading it so people can get an idea of what i mean


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Here is Star Wars Episode I audio edited with the deleted scenes (which are on the DVD) and replacing some missing music.

https://mega.co.nz/#!KRtBmIwT!c-NJ4wIhMixWm1YxCOl5uFpVpteDF3POwMxeLtFW9rM

A rough list of changes:

1) Replaced Fox Fanfare / Main Title with Album for clarity sake

2) Added in End to "Droid Invasion"

3) Added in the opening to "Introduction to Jar Jar"

4) Cut the annoying line by Panaka "Their trade franchise would be finished." 

5) Inserted the "Water Fall" deleted scene

6) Replaced omitted music for "Tatooine Arrival" for as the ship lands

7) Inserted the "Morning Before the Pod-Race" scene

8) Expanded the "Pod Race Introduction" scene

9) Replaced the "Pod Race Begins" music to it's original location (making accommodation for the extended cut)

10) Inserted a section of the "Extended Lap 2" scene

11) Replaced the end of  "Anakin Defeats Sebulba" back to it's original location

12) Reinserted Greedo/ Anakin fight Deleted scene and layered new music over it. 

13) Layered an alternate take of "Anakin is Free" over Shmi speaking to Anakin

14) Used the music only mix for the end of "Anakin is Free"

15) Inserted Anakin saying goodbye scene and layered in "Sith Approach" into edit

16) Looped music for "The Senate" to layer in deleted 'Bail Organa' statement of seconding motion for 'Vote of No Confidence'

17) Used the original transition for "Anakin's Test" for when Yoda says "Much fear I sense in you"

18) Used the alternate fanfare for "Moving Things Along" when Jar jar says "Weesa Going home!"

19) Inserted cut to Padme telling the Viceroy they would have to go back to the Senate to explain

20) Replaced "Augie's Great Municipal Band" and "End Credits (Film)" for a better mix


Is it not sad that in this time, we are more surprised by acts of love than acts of hate?
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Some people prepared scripts for Ep. I in the same format as the radio dramas for the original trilogy. Would be cool if those were recorded as a full audio drama.

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GoodMusician said:

Well, don't they call it "The Star Wars Legacy" ? I've heard it called that numerous times. I'm simply talking about an audio presentation of "The Star Wars Legacy." It's like getting confused that I said "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Complete Score" because it has the same name as the film. it's the film score presentation of the film...

 Do you just mean the movies are referred to in whole as Star Wars Legacy? I've never heard that. Saga I've heard, quite frequently, in places where people are comfortable with all six films. You'll usually hear the trilogies only referred to separately here.

Even if it's a reasonable name, the confusion comes from the fact that one of the main hubs of information about Star Wars Legacy, (one of) the most exciting restoration(s) of the original film, exists only within a couple threads from the top of this very page almost all of the time.

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Title changed by popular demand 


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Hey all,

so I’ve made ‘extended audio’ cuts for 1 and 2, I’ve begun work on 3, and have my eye set on maybe doing them for the OT as well.

It’s hard to list all the changes but here are a brief overview of some:

EPISODE I [2:22:49] (up from 2:16:11)
https://mega.nz/#!fFlj2RQD!gPMqv9jnG6l9mogHjFXgQbFHTllx_fvYvELsf8p79eA

  1. I’ve included the narrator audio from the Blu Ray during
    -on screen text (title, scroll, subtitles)
    -during largely visual narrative scenes (battles, races, etc)
  2. Removal of 1 line of Captain Panaka
    -“Their trade-franchise would be finished.” as it’s inappropriate for a man of his position to say anything of the like.
  3. Inclusion of musical ending to “Droid Invasion - The Appearance of Jar Jar”
  4. Inclusion of musical opening to “Introduction to Jar Jar”
  5. Deleted Scene of the Bongo going over a waterfall
  6. Inclusion of omitted music from “Arrival at Tatooine” as Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan discuss the hyperdrive
  7. Deleted Scene ‘Morning of the Race’
  8. Blu-Ray extended cut of the race
  9. Inclusion of omitted music ‘The Race Begins’
  10. Inclusion of partially replaced music ‘Anakin Defeats Sebulba’
  11. Deleted Scene ‘Anakain Fights Greedo’
  12. Overlay of Alternate musical Take of ‘Anakin is Free’
  13. Deleted Scene ‘Anakin says goodbye/Probe Droid’
  14. ‘High Council Meeting (Insert)’ used as an overlay
  15. Deleted Shot of ‘Alderaan Seconding Motion’
  16. Alternate ending musical Insert of “Anakin’s Test”
  17. Alternate ending take of “Back to Naboo”
  18. Deleted Shot of Queen in Throne Room confronting Viceroy
  19. Replacing finale with music only "Augie’s Great Municipal Band’ through film edit of Credits

EPISODE II [2:35:56] (up from 2:22)
https://mega.nz/#!yM9SiCDA!t9LK5omS3nC6ShYv4042OEsqFCQ6FungCXlhBmJBxtw

  1. I’ve included the narrator audio from the Blu Ray during
    -on screen text (title, scroll, subtitles)
    -during largely visual narrative scenes (battles, races, etc)
  2. Deleted Scene “Padme addresses the Senate”
  3. Deleted Scene “Analysis Droids”
  4. Extended Scene “Count Dooku’s Bust”
  5. New musical transition to Deleted Scene -
  6. Deleted Scenes “Obi-Wan speaks with Mace and leaves for Kamino”
  7. Deleted Scenes “Anakin’s nightmare aboard the Refugee Ship”
  8. Extended Scene “Arrival at Naboo”
  9. New Musical transition to Deleted Scene -
  10. Deleted Scene “Padme’s Home/Lunch”
  11. Deleted Scene “Padme’s Father speaks with Anakin”
  12. Deleted Scene “Padme speaks with her sister/mother”
  13. Deleted Scene “Padme’s Bedroom”
  14. Extended ‘Duel of the Fates’ slightly
  15. Layering of “Shmi’s Funeral” music
  16. Removal of “What are YOU doing here?” line directed at R2
  17. Deleted Scene ‘Padme speaks with Dooku’
  18. Deleted Scene ‘Padme is sentenced’
  19. Including omitted ‘The Arena’ musical cue
  20. Inclusion of Alternate sections of ‘Finale’ into one long suite


Is it not sad that in this time, we are more surprised by acts of love than acts of hate?
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I’m looking to Episode III. I’m excited to be adding in the Rebel subplot. I feel like, in context with how Padme speaks to Anakin and how Palpatine even speaks to Anakin, it’ll make him feeling she betrayed him more deep and more real!

I’m excited. I’m tempted to do some recuts like I did in videos I made years ago, streamlining the fight a bit. We’ll see.

I’ve included links to Ep 1 and 2 now in the above post.


Is it not sad that in this time, we are more surprised by acts of love than acts of hate?
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i’d love a link

Im that guy who likes megazone 23 a little too much