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#1152243
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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Gosh there are a lot of posts here, so I am probably repeating (sorry) but two things that stuck out to me in the list that I think you should NOT do:

Ewok eyes - they SHOULD blink. Greedo and others got to blink in revisited and it’s arguably a more important feature for the “lovable” Ewoks

The Dug in Jabba’s palace - I think it should be kept, similar to putting in the shot of the battle droid in ANH, it’s good for connecting the prequels texturally (or whatever)

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#700705
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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adywan said:

Yes, i had a 1080p scan from a 35mm source. It was a pretty beat up print and badly faded, but did the trick in the end. I have been able to do all of the cropped shots. All i have heard about the cropping is that George preferred the tight framing done in ANH for the cockpits. How true that rumour is, is anyone's guess.

Yeah I read in The Secret History of Star Wars (I think) that Lucas was annoyed that they made the cockpit bigger for ESB ;something to do with preferring a cramped WWII vibe, I think; can't recall exactly. 

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#696204
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Star Wars Episode III: Labyrinth Of Evil (Finished!)
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Hal 9000 said:

Here's a test clip of the new settings. Notice the baby's face taking a quality hit; it can be taken too far!

https://vimeo.com/87827411

 This looks very good to me. I think it'll always be a little weird bc the lighting is so much more naturalistic than in the prequels. That strong shadow is just out of character. But it's close enough.

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#686421
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HD restoration of the phantom edits..
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I know this is a can of worms if you start considering changes BUT wrt Attack of the Phantom, I always felt like it was a terrible shame he cut the asteroid chase. I get it - it doesn't move the story forward, yadda yadda. Imho the cut is so short, it can sustain a little needless action that actually is pretty cool and has one of the all-time great sounds of cinema history. Seriously, the "seismic bomb" is the cat's pajamas. 

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#686099
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The Unofficial Complete REVISITED SAGA Ideas and Random Discussion Thread
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Bingowings said:

When I was a kid I imagined that Han's idealised older brother was a Jedi killed in the Clone Wars leaving Han to be raised by Chewie.

He seemed very dismissive of the power of the Force and the chances of the Rebels, beyond natural skepticism and I pictured it came from some Freudian trauma.

I got the impression that his attitude is sort of the norm at that point (ANH). There are repeated references to adherents to "the Force" being out of step.

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#686096
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Possibly starting brand new, HD edits of the prequels from blu-ray sources, need a bit of input here.
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Possessed said:

EPI might have the most flaws, but I think it's also the most salvageable.  Sure Jar Jar can be annoying and the pod race is too long and the announcers are annoying, but those can all be trimmed out.  Phantom Menace also has the best acting of any of the prequels (IMO), has much more heart and the most "worth saving" moments out of any of them.  Also it feels more like a star wars film.  It legitimately doesn't feel like a video game cutscene.  And it's the last sw film to use actual models for ships, and it shows.

 Is that an actual fact re: the model ships? I know there is model work in all three prequels, however I didn't know about the ships, or lack thereof in II and III.

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#686088
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Star Wars Episode I: Cloak Of Deception (Finished!)
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I've watched through the pod race, and at the risk of premature congratulations, it seems really good to me ... I tend to agree that the invasion might be better explained, just one sentence in the crawl would be better than nothing. But I find that to be a minor point; I just think this moves along well, and SMOOTHLY, it's watchable (thus far) like a "regular" movie. 

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#685938
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HD restoration of the phantom edits..
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Possessed said:

The starting from scratch issue and which versions and which crawls will be used have all been covered multiple times in this thread

I know what's in the thread. I was stating that though I appreciate it would require starting from scratch, I'd still like to see it happen.

Similarly, I was stating my preference as far as the crawl goes. My understanding is both thoughts are academic, since no-one was endeavoring to actually create the cut anymore.

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#685176
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HD restoration of the phantom edits..
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TheBoost said:

Possessed said:

I still think it's the best fanedit, because even though there are others that technically did 'fix more problems', this is the only one that to me, feels like a film, and not like a mashup.

 I love his commentary. Without coming across as dismissive of other excellent fan edits, Phantom Editor wanted to make a better version of George Lucas's movie, not the version he personally wanted. 

This is precisely why I like the Phantom Edit the best. It improves without trying to reinvent. Every subsequent cut I've seen is too contrived for me to just watch. I've always said, the bit where Jar Jar getting zapped in the face sums up what is great about the Phantom Edit. It's still there, but he cuts away before it becomes grating.

Anyway, a HD version would clearly involve starting from scratch, but I would still like to see it done. The only change I'd like to see is replacing the phantom crawl, which in this day and age is pretty redundant.

I'd do it myself, but I don't know how, and I don't have the hardware capacity at any rate.