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The Phantom Menace - Expanded Edition (In Progress)

darth_ender said:

I just love how you extend these movies! Looking forward to this!

I hope one day you’ll take on ANH. I know there’s a lot of black and footage but I hope you wouldn’t let that hinder you from incorporating it in too!

I definitely am going to look into doing an extended/lost cut of the original Star Wars after this. I’ve collected up all the unused footage in my Star Wars: Leftovers project, so everything is basically ready to go.

Work on the TPM edit has just about finished as I’ve recut the Podrace grid sequence to be mostly true HD footage now. Expect a recent soon-ish…

The Phantom Menace - Expanded Edition (In Progress)

I had a closer look at the scene, trying to cut it in and honestly it’s not terrible but it’s clear that the scene isn’t all there. The colours are a real pain in the ass to get to match the final film though.


I also used the theatrical audio from ZigZig’s laserdisc, as the chanting “VOTE NOW” works a lot better in the scene than the revised DVD incorherent yelling.

Here is the scene in it’s current form.


This is the extended Coruscant establishing scene with an extended shot from the DVD Deleted Scenes, and a new shot of Palpatine’s office from the Theatrical Shot, borrowed from a recent 35mm scan. The next shot of Anakin and Jar Jar is also from that scan.


The Phantom Menace - Expanded Edition (In Progress)


Another addition to my own Expanded Series of films, as I tackle the first of the Prequel films.

  • Added the Gungan bongo about to go over a waterfall as the Jedi and Jar Jar escape
  • Added Anakin, Padme and the droids looking over the Pod the morning of the race
  • Extended version of the pre-podrace grid sequence, an extra line from Watto sourced from the Theatrical Cut is also added
  • Extended Podrace Lap 2 (this needs a bit of work combining the Blu-Ray/DVD Extended versions)
  • Added Anakin having scuffle with a Rodian that is refered to as “Greedo” (although I’d like to avoid that personally with new subtitles)
  • Added Anakin visiting Jira before leaving Tatooine, as Maul’s probe droid watches them, explaining them running in the final film
  • Added alternate shot of Palpatine’s office from the Theatrical Cut
  • Added a few extra shots of the Maul fight in the Theed Generator

There’s still a few additional shots of the Naboo fighters I haven’t had the chance to look at how they’d fit in, including the spinning fighter. If there is anything else I have forgotten, please do let me know.

Scenes to be included in a workprint

  • Added 2 droids seeing the Jedi arriving on the Trade Federation ship, commenting on their importance
  • Extended version of the Podrace wager between Watto and Qui-Gon
  • Extended duel with Maul and Qui-Gon on Tatooine
  • Added alternate version of Padme and Panaka telling the Nemodians they’ll have to explain this to the Senate (now in the Throne Room during the climax)
  • Added Ric Ollie in the hanger questing the pilot who blew up the Trade-Fed ship, as Anakin lands

The only thing I don’t think I’d include in a workprint is the Bail Antillies/Organa scene since it confuses things a little with Jimmy Smits.

Current runtime is 2:22:36 compared to the Blu-Ray’s 2:16:11. I still need to look over the Extended DVD Lap 2 compared to the Blu-Ray and work on combining them in someway as it’s a big mess of what goes where. So the runtime will probably be longer by a minute or 2.



Here’s the extra Duel shots, taken from the Deleted Scenes documentary on the DVD and upscaled to HD. The score used is not final as I can’t quite get the right section of the track to line up, as well as the Lightsaber SFX not being there.


EvantheKidDS said:

  • Adding on to re-watching ESB:R, I’ve also noticed that the video format/dimensions were 2.35:1.
    CinemaScope Format, a real win for me (I’ve grown to like that format). Will that remain in the
    upscale of ESB:R, ANH:RHD, and ROTJ:R?

The aspect ratio has now been changed to 4:3 to suit George’s original intended vision

DUELING WITH FATE - The Making of Episode I - A 13-Part Docu-Series (Released!)

I’ve just finished uploading the entire docu-series to Youtube, as I’ve now finished the whole project. Also I don’t think I mentioned I settled on “DUELING WITH FATE” as a final title.

Final runtime, is 4hr 58min (including the unused footage epilogue)

I’m happy to render this out as one full file, or in parts and upload it elsewhere if anyone wants it that way.


Star Wars: Leftovers - A Collection of Raw Footage and Deleted Scenes (Released)

I’ve gone back and made a minor update to the project, adding a few things I had forgotten from The Making of Star Wars. I’m using willarob’s HD Upscale since it looks arguably better than the 2 16mm scans that have been done. The post-credits scene from Empire of Dreams has been added too “may the force go with you” as I had forgotten it existed.

An alternate audio track has been created too, with no added score in places, so for scenes with no production sound, it will now be silent. The default track still includes John Williams in these silent areas though.

The same link will now work with the updated version.

Also as always, please send me a message instead of posting in the thread.

DUELING WITH FATE - The Making of Episode I - A 13-Part Docu-Series (Released!)

Here’s just a few bits and pieces that I couldn’t fit in anywhere else from the sources I was using. There is still so much more footage out there though through interviews that sadly can’t go through. Hopefully roughly 5 hours is thorugh enough though.

Also, does anyone have title suggestions? I was considering Dueling with Fate, or something to that effect. Something reminicent of Falling Into Darkness: The Making of Episode III would be good.

DUELING WITH FATE - The Making of Episode I - A 13-Part Docu-Series (Released!)

Anyone still keeping tabs on this?

Anywho, here’s the last part of the series, all about the hype and anticipation around the film’s release

I still plan to collect up some of the unusued clips from here and there and collate them into somewhat of a bonus video, but for now I need to go back through and polish anything. The final total runtime is 4hrs and 39mins. Hopefully this is indepth enough for all you TPM Fans out there.

DUELING WITH FATE - The Making of Episode I - A 13-Part Docu-Series (Released!)

Part 11 is Sound and Music, and Part 12 is Editing and Deleted Scenes. It seems like the final part will cover the release of the film and some of the hype surrounding it. There’s a lot of other odds and ends and some interviews that don’t fit anywhere so I may make a seperate bonus feature with all of these tidbits.

DUELING WITH FATE - The Making of Episode I - A 13-Part Docu-Series (Released!)

Part 8 is about Coruscant (briefly) as it moves onto costuming and touches on what an Assistant Director does on a Star Wars set.

A shorter Part 9 covers the climactic Gungan/Droid battle. There was a lot of work here to merge two different VHS recordings with different framerates and subtitles, as well as upscaling it and editing it together with some other footage from the DVD/Blu-Ray.

Full running time right now is 3hr 27min. Final length I have to assume is around maybe 3:50, maybe more.

It seems light Part 10 will be lightsaber dueling and training, while Part 11 may be editing and deleted scene talk. The final Part 12 I’m thinking will be about wrapping up the film, some final interviews and the release of the film with some early Episode II talk about what it could be.

DUELING WITH FATE - The Making of Episode I - A 13-Part Docu-Series (Released!)

I’ve been going back through and updated the VHS footage of the film and the interviews with HD footage. Even the interview footage not avalible elsewhere has now been upscaled to HD with Topaz.



I’ve also gone back and moved around some footage in the Podracing segement and adding some new footage.

Here’s how it all looks now.

DUELING WITH FATE - The Making of Episode I - A 13-Part Docu-Series (Released!)

At this point, it might have to be a mini-series of some sort, as the first 7 parts add up to about 2 hours. I still have Coruscant, lightsaber fights, Maul, editing, etc. left to go. I feel this thing might run up to maybe 3:10 at least, but that’s just an estimation.

Here is Part 7, which is all about Tatooine. Runtime is 23:47. Originally I included Watto and Sebulba in here, but I’ve now moved them back to Part 6, of which is all about digital characters.

DUELING WITH FATE - The Making of Episode I - A 13-Part Docu-Series (Released!)

Here’s another 2 parts of the doco.

Part 4 is entitled The World of Naboo, as it covers everything from the design and creation of Theed and its technology, the Gungan city, the underwater chase, and some of the final battle. Runtime is 27:41

Part 5 is all about everyone’s Gungan, Jar Jar. It’s a bit shorter than the other sections (runtime is 12:41), but I was thinking about combining it with perhaps Watto to make a chapter on digital characters. I’ll have to see how much Watto content there is.

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

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.

DUELING WITH FATE - The Making of Episode I - A 13-Part Docu-Series (Released!)


Following on from my Episode III documentary “Falling Into Darkness”, I’ve decided to go back and tackle the first of the prequels in a similar manner. I think I’ve found that there is a lot more material to work with as there are a few TV specials I’ve tried to weave into the mix of DVD featurettes, Webisodes, Blu-Ray breakdowns and other works.

So far, I’ve tried to gather the most amount of material possible, that I’ll list here;

Star Wars - The Magic and the Mystery (1997)
A Long Time Ago - The Story of Star Wars (1999)
From Star Wars to Star Wars - The Story of Industrial Light and Magic (1999)
All I Need is an Idea
Assistant Director
Bad Droid Karma
Boys in Paradise
Costume Drama
Home Sweet Home
It’s Like War Now
Movie Music
Prime of the Jedi
This is a Creature Film
Thousands of Things
Three Thousand Anakins
Casting Director
Interview Outtakes
Naboo Soldier
One Day to Go
Something Out of Nothing
The Fall
Darth Maul Costume
Pre-Senate Address Costume
Queen Amidala Senate Costume
Senate Guard Costume
Full-Sized Battle Droid
Jar Jar Maquette
Naboo Starfighter Model
Republic Cruiser
Sando Aqua Monster
Trade Federation Battleship Model
Anakin’s Podracer Model
Dud Bolt Puppet
Eopie with Anakin Maquette
Queens Royal Starship Model
Sebulba Maquette
Sith Speeder Model
Watto Maquette
Coruscant Overview
Tatooine Overview
Naboo Overview
Rick McCallum Interview - Filming in Tunisia
Rick McCallum Interview - Podracers
Liam Neeson Interview
George Lucas on Preparing to Write Episode I - 1994
An Exclusive Interview with George Lucas - Part 3 of 3 - ROTJ VHS (1995)
SW UK Fan Club VHS - Behind the Scenes of Episode I (1999)
The Beginning - Making Episode I (2001)

So far I’ve edited together what I will call the first 3 parts of this documentary. Currently it’s planned as a feature film, but if it gets too long, it could be a doco-series.

Part 1 is covering everything George Lucas that was before even pre-production began. A few interviews from 1994-1997 feature here as Lucas hasn’t even considered directing the film yet. Runtime is 18:30

Part 2 covers Pre-Production and a lot of stuff that occurs before production that doesn’t fit into the later works I have planned. There’s the storyboarding, budgeting, creature and prop shops, table reads and another George interview right before shooting starts. Runtime is 21:04

Part 3 includes talk of casting of the main 4 characters being Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, Padme and Anakin. There’s talk from the casting director, George and the cast of course. Runtime is 19:29

I’m not entirely sure how the rest will be structured or how many parts there will be. But hopefully I get to include as much as I can.

Feedback on the editing, or if I’ve missed some Behind the Scenes material, or even a good title suggestion. All are welcome.

Revenge of the Sith - Expanded Edition (v2 Now Released!)

ZaneFlare92 said:

Bobson I dont know if its been mentioned or if you been made aware, but I watched the first 25 mins. After the line from the ps2 game (which made me happy to see) “Just because they’re are two of you dont not assume you have an advantage.” The audio goes quiet for a few seconds and fades back in.

That was my first fix that I did, it’s definitly going to be addressed in v2.

Revenge of the Sith - Expanded Edition (v2 Now Released!)

Version 2 of ROTS Expanded is coming along nicely with a few minor and major changes compared to v1.

All the deleted scenes have been replaced with bryantmh’s upscales, of which are the best I’ve ever seen for the Prequel deleted scenes (sorry Hal)

The Blu-Ray scenes have also been replaced with my own versions, as I scaled them down to 720p and then upscaled them to roughly 2K before putting them back in 1080p. Topaz makes them look pretty alright compared to before. The colour-grading has all been redone for those scenes too.

The last scene in the Rebellion subplot has been shifted around to where it was placed in the shooting script, which is right before the Jedi War Room scene, as not to disrupt the Obi-Wan sequence too much.

The shot of Palpatine’s shuttle approaching Coruscant has been merged with a 35mm scan of the trailer, as done by (I think) williarob. It needs some dirt and speck cleanup to be done, but it looks 10x better than the SD shot from the trailer.


One small snippet that I was never able to get my hands on was mentioned over at T-Bone’s Star Wars Universe, as all his links are mostly dead. Apparently the Star Wars: Trivial Pursuit DVD Board Game includes an alternate line for a Super Battle Droid calling R2 “stubby”. I couldn’t find the clip anywhere so I went out and bought the entire game myself.


Here’s how the clip is presented alongside a trivia question.


And here is my integration into the actual film.


Once I can get the 35mm shot cleaned, I’ll upload v2 in the same place and folder as v1.

Star Wars: Leftovers - A Collection of Raw Footage and Deleted Scenes (Released)


Star Wars: Leftovers is a collection that includes every piece of unused and deleted footage from Star Wars (1977) from a variety of sources. I’ve searched far and wide to collate every sliver and every frame and line that has not been used in any version of the film.

SW: Leftovers features raw footage shot on set without sound design, visual effects or any finalised editing. Some sections do feature John William’s score in sections where it would have of been silent, as the original source either had no sound or narration from Empire of Dreams.

This only includes genuine footage that was shot for the film, and not behind the scenes material or on-set B-Roll. It also doesn’t incorperate the footage into the film itself like “the lost cut” but presents all the footage on its own as a sort of long form compilation.

Runtime is 43 minutes and 49 seconds.

Here are the first 5 minutes



  • Empire of Dreams (Dream Edition as made by Neothebird based on a Blu-Ray Screener)
  • The Making of Star Wars by JW Rinzer (eBook clips used)
  • The Birth of the Lightsaber Featurette (2004 Box Set Bonus Material Disc)
  • Original Trilogy Outtakes (2004 Box Set Bonus Material Disc Easter Egg)
  • Discoveries from Inside: Hologram & Bloopers (2019 Revenge of the Sith Blu-Ray)
  • Star Wars: The Complete Saga - Episode I-III Archive Disc (Ewan Macgregor Interview)
  • Star Wars: The Complete Saga - Episode IV-VI Archive Disc (featurettes listed)
  • Aboard the Death Star Overview, Battle of Yavin Overview, Holochess Set (from 2011 BR Saga)
  • Deleted Scenes (from 2011 BR Saga)
  • The Skywalker Legacy (Rise of Skywalker Bonus Disc Documentary)
  • From Star Wars to Jedi (16mm Scan by TN1)
  • THX Wow! Laserdisc (1990 Lucasfilm Demo Disc)
  • Revenge of the Sith Teaser (an upscaled SD version and a 35mm TN1 scan were combined)
  • Star Wars Celebration 2017 (footage of Gold Leader outtakes and the extended DS conference cleaned up by Jamie Benning)
  • Star Wars: Behind the Magic CD-Rom (brief clips from the Cantina)
  • Star Wars: 2011 and 2019 Blu-Ray discs (used to recontruct Jabba scene)
  • Star Wars: 4k77 v1.4 no-DNR (borrowed opening fanfare)

These were only used for the Jabba scene, as I couldn’t source much of the Declan Mullholland footage myself

  • Star Wars: Deleted Magic (Garrett Gilchrist Documentary)
  • Star Wars Begins (Jamie Benning Documentary)