Hey Biggs, which version of the deleted scene were you planning to use that is offline now?
Someone could add to this or correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought I remember seeing someone trying to polish that deleted scene so it could be usable, since as-is it is very dirty.
Maybe someone knows what I’m talking about, but I would suggest going through both the fan edit threads and the preservation threads.
I think there is someone who was fixing up the deleted scene of Luke looking up at the space battle, and I think he said he was also going to work on the Tosche station scenes. If you find those threads you could try to message those people directly about it.
Otherwise, I’d suggest going with oojason’s idea, and try to have the film match the source, giving the movie a grindhouse or discovered rough cut feel. I definitely think it would be cool to have an extended edition of the film in that sort of style.
EDIT: I also know that some people were attempting to work on recreating an earlier cut of the film that was very inferior to final version. I’m not sure if they ever finished it but I think that would be a wonderful project that could demonstrate what could have been and the power of editing.
Good advice, and yeah, I did plan to grab a copy of the special features disc from a… website, but it’s not there anymore.
I do think I might go the grindhouse route with something from the Spleen, I just wish my footage wasn’t run through YouTube compression.