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The War of the Stars Part II - The Future in Motion

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Hi all,

maybe some of you already know but I just finished the workprint of the sequel of my Grindhouse edit "The War of the Stars". This new edit is not grindhouse though.

It's a mix of Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

It has some deleted scenes back in and some of them are old looking. But I don't mind too much. The main sources used are the version 3 of Dark Jedi's theatrical cuts. So the whole edit is not as sharp and clean as the DVD (but every other aspects are better as you know). I tried to match the new scenes (some from the prequels) with DJ's theatrical cuts.

TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iS5aK7gENA

 

 

 

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Wow, I'm very impressed with the work on the deleted scenes.  You can bet I'll be checking this one out.  Nice trailer.

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You just couldn't wait for Puggo to finish his work? ;)

Seriously though, looking forward to this.

Where did you get that shot of Boba? Can't recall seeing it before.

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The Boba Shot is from a fan film: Boba Fett Chronicles The Hunt for Varrada 

( I don't think it's available in HD though)

 

 

 

 

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Looks like an interesting concept. Can you explain how you plan on mixing Empire and Jedi?

You know of the rebellion against the Empire?

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Erikstormtrooper said:

Looks like an interesting concept. Can you explain how you plan on mixing Empire and Jedi?

Well, that's, a bit complex, lol.

Let's say this involved some twists and more than 90 special effects shots.

I can say that Jabba is not present nor mentioned in this edit (since I used the human actor deleted scene in the first edit to say that Han actualy paid Jabba.)

As in the first edit Vader is still not Luke's father.

The Ewoks have less than 5 minutes of screen.

Like in the first edit some dialogue replacements or twisting will be sound a bit weird or differently pitched. I tried my best to make it good, but this could be jarring sometimes.

The edit running time is about 2h15.

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If you decide to make the Ewoks into the vicious little furry bastards they could have been, there are several shots in "Battle for Endor" where they are using blasters. Some of it is actually unused Jedi footage.

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SilverWook said:

If you decide to make the Ewoks into the vicious little furry bastards they could have been, there are several shots in "Battle for Endor" where they are using blasters. Some of it is actually unused Jedi footage.

 

Well, the workprint is done and the Ewoks don't even really fight the Empire in fact. You can't make two movies in one without cutting a bunch of things and the Ewoks are the first think that cross the mind, lol.

But I'll take a closer look at those shots, just in case. Thanks for the hint.

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Bingowings said:

Really?

In which case why wasn't those scenes on the Jedi deleted scenes disc in the correct aspect ratio?

Maybe the negs were lost after that footage was spliced into the tv movie? Or they still haven't given us every last bit of stuff from the cutting room floor?

Do Ewoks shooting the bad guys undercut the whole "primitives overthrowing technological might" scenario? Only George knows for sure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ5_q7p6WQs

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Going through the painfull process of making subtitles (in my case: french and english) has a positive side: you spot some little lines or even just a word that should not be there anymore and you can refine your edit even more.  :)

It's version 5 now since the workprint. And I think it's the right one.

Fingers crossed for a release before the end of the month.

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A simple but, I think, effective covert art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ah thats awesome! i like it! the glow reminds me of how much glare the old cylons produced!

will you ever return to the War of the Stars with the newer deleted scenes? its a shame the cantina extended scene was never released in colour.

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Perhaps in this case you should judge the movie by its cover?

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Yeah... Vader's red eyes are there.

Also R2's subtitles. Although I think they are a bit more useless than they were in the first edit. But well, had to make them for some "continuity". I just feel they are not as fun.

The overall tone of this edit is less fun than the first anyway. Don't expect a lot of gags or things like that. But I think there are enough twists, deleted scenes and WTF moments to be entertaining.

Upload will start tonight. The edit will be available at fanedit.info in one or two weeks if everything is fine.

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This fanedit is now available at fanedit.info in DVD5 and Xvid.

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Downloading it now in jdownloader! a lot of the parts are not available, does this happen when the host server has too many downloads?

 

You can never go home again, but i guess you can shop there.

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cutnshut said:

Downloading it now in jdownloader! a lot of the parts are not available, does this happen when the host server has too many downloads?

 

Mmm ... not sure about this. I don't think so.

All links are online to me.

Update you JD and try again.

I know a lot of people already downloaded this edit without trouble. To some folks it was even very fast to download.

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Just watched this. I loved how bold your decisions were in some of your edits (I won't spoil it for others). Let me just say... I loved how it began! I missed the lack of a grindhouse look, but I could see it as being the "bigger budget" sequel.

 

However, I'm at a loss as to how you would continue the story if you wanted to make it a trilogy. I'm assuming there are no plans to do so? Anyway, I loved the edit! Thanks for creating it and sharing it.

“Lifes a song you don’t get to rehearse, and every single verse can make it that much worse”

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TMBTM said:

cutnshut said:

Downloading it now in jdownloader! a lot of the parts are not available, does this happen when the host server has too many downloads?

 

Mmm ... not sure about this. I don't think so.

All links are online to me.

Update you JD and try again.

I know a lot of people already downloaded this edit without trouble. To some folks it was even very fast to download.

 

I got it downloaded in the end! awesome job - love it! the opening sequence was very well done! all the deleted scenes were well used especially the ones on Hoth! must have been a nightmare trying to work out how to combine the two films together, but the result is most impressive! will be watching this again tonight!

 

 

You can never go home again, but i guess you can shop there.