This edit gets rid of most, but not all Special Edition changes.
Background: my definitive editions of the original trilogy are Adywan’s versions of ANH and ESB, however, it looks like its going to be a long time until he finishes his ROTJ edit. So originally this was meant to be a placeholder for that. I always liked the approach that not all of the special edition changes are bad.
Basically I prefer neither the theatrical release nor the special edition releases, so this edit is a happy medium.
4K83 1.6 (an unaltered 4K scan of an original ROTJ film reel)
2020 Blu ray
- 98% of this edit just unaltered 4K83, so the unchanged original film.
- Vader’s improved eyebrow removal from 2020 blu-ray.
- Yub Nub removed, replaced with Ending Celebration sequence with Hayden Christensen also from 2019 blu-ray.
In the future I may reincorporate the SE sarlacc pit and possibly Oola’s scenes, but I’m kinda indifferent about them.
I’m actually done with the edit, so if you’re interested in it lmk and I’ll try and figure out the best way to share.
Edit Nov 2023:
Adding this edit since I am still getting messages about this. After I watched the final product I was quite dissatisfied as lots of rotoscoping issues from the original release bothered me. I am now of the opinion you should either just watch the special edition or 4K83. All or nothing. I deleted the edit a long time ago.