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Star Wars Episode I: The Tremor in the Force (The Phantom Menace Extended Edition) - a WIP

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Video specs (for 8K BluRay-compliant version):
7680 × 4320, 60 fps

Audio specs (for 1080p BluRay-compliant version):
5.1 DTS
5.1 AC3, 448 kbps

Special features:
Fan Editor’s Commentary track
Chapter stops
Subtitles (English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Japanese)

Synopsis: You think you know the Phantom Menace? Think again! Go back to where the prequel saga begins this time with a much bigger experience.

Tagline: Every generation has a legend. Every journey has a first step. Every saga has a beginning.

Intention: To expand the Phantom Menace into almost 6 hours.

Sources:
The Phantom Menace
Deleted Scenes from TPM DVD and Blu-Ray
Featurettes from TPM
The Phantom Menace Complete Soundtrack

Cuts and Additions:

  • Add a new crawl

Episode I
The Tremor in the Force

Thirty-two Years before the Battle of Yavin, The Republic and the Jedi preserve peace throughout the galaxy for thousands of years. But unaware that the sith are creating their schemes after the Ruusan Reformation and during the High Republic era.

They send the cowardly Trade Federation to Naboo for an invasion to get Queen Amidala to sign the treaty. As the invasion is coming to the planet, The Republic is vunerable than it was in the past.

Naboo’s citizens are pleaing to stop this invasion of the Federation and their leader, Gunray, but it didn’t work for them. As they are in danger, the Chancellor sends two jedi knights to negotiate this deception…

  • Restore every deleted scene into their screenplay placements. (VFX needed to be complete for those deleted scenes that aren’t incomplete.)

  • Restore unused music tracks into their original placements.

  • Replace the Darth Vader breathing with Maul whispering “Revenge… I must have revenge” at the end of the credits to foreshadow Maul’s return.

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I need VFX team to finish the unfinished VFX in the deleted scenes.

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There aren’t four hours of deleted scenes though?

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8K? 60fps? How are you going to render out a file that big? Even working with 4k is a pain in the ass. There is no way you could get a file that large to be Blu-Ray compliant.
And 6 hours? There is at most maybe 13-14 minutes if you really try to squeeze out everything. 4 hours is a big number. Jake Lloyd alleges there is a 6 hour cut. But there is no way in hell that they got to that long based on the scripts I’ve read and the deleted scenes I’ve heard of. At most any sort of rough cut would of been half that.

Good luck with this project though. I do intent to do an Expanded Edition of my own at some point, so this could be interesting.

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Yeah, “8K Bluray compliant” just isn’t a thing, and even with modern AI framerate interpolation, trying to get 24fps footage up to 60fps inevitably leads to inconsistent motion and artifacting. Also, the only way to reach six hours would be to play the entire film in slow motion. I don’t really see how you intend to realise any of this.

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How do you intend on reaching six bloody hours??

“The Dark Side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural.”
-Sheev Palpatine, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005)