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ChainsawAsh

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#1304776
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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FreezingTNT2 said:

RogueLeader said:

FreezingTNT2 said:

@adywan They have added another change for the film on Disney+, in which Greedo says something to Han (likely an insult) before they shoot. Do you plan on including this change?

What do you think?

It’s not bad. The problem with Greedo shooting first before Han does is that it messes up with his transition from anti-hero to hero. And now, they’ve improved that scene, because now it appears that Greedo is (likely) insulting Han, giving Han more of a motivation to shoot him.

This is a joke, right? This has to be a joke. My brain can’t comprehend it otherwise.

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#1304708
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The ‘Custom Special Edition’ That Almost Wasn’t, But Then Was
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nl0428 said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Yep, all the differences are being discussed over in the General subforum.

General consensus seems to be that the Disney+ versions are the 2012 Reliance 4K scans that Lucas was preparing for the 3D releases that got scrapped, and according to Pablo Hidalgo, that Greedo scene change was the last alteration George made to the film(s) before he sold LFL to Disney.

So, it would’ve been one last change that would be introduced in the cancelled 3D release, despite not being in the 2011 Blu-ray?

Yep. I personally would speculate that Lucas was initially attempting to update the 2004 master for 3D and found it lacking when converted (maybe he finally noticed the horrid color work), so he just dumped what they’d already finished on the BR release and then had new 4K scans done with the intention of using those for the 3D release, all changes he’d already made that ended up on the 2011 release included. And then he just couldn’t resist one last tweak on top of that…

But then 3D re-releases turned out to not be terribly successful and he sold the company, so his new 2012 masters were shelved.

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#1304684
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The ‘Custom Special Edition’ That Almost Wasn’t, But Then Was
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Yep, all the differences are being discussed over in the General subforum.

General consensus seems to be that the Disney+ versions are the 2012 Reliance 4K scans that Lucas was preparing for the 3D releases that got scrapped, and according to Pablo Hidalgo, that Greedo scene change was the last alteration George made to the film(s) before he sold LFL to Disney.

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#1304616
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StarWarsLegacy.com - The Official Thread
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schorman13 said:

Broom Kid said:

I still have my faintest of faint “recreated Original Versions as a bonus feature on the box set” hopes holding on.

Essentially - a Disney-created “despecialized edition.”

To me that’s about the only way the boxset would become a “must buy” for anyone. If there’s nothing exclusive, like the theatrical versions, then most people will be fine just having them to stream on D+.

This way, they can use 4K Star Wars to drive up D+ membership, and still have something left to help sell the boxset next year.

Yup. That is the best case scenario at this point.

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#1304615
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Disney+ streaming platform : <strong>Star Wars content</strong> &amp; various info
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flametitan said:

OK, but… why Maclunkey? Of all the changes they could have made, why that one in particular? Who was the executive that thought: “This scene is iconic, but you know what it’s missing? Greedo saying a gibberish word right before he shoots. Yeah, it’ll be like how in a Western they say Draw right before they shoot, but made more Star Warsy.”

If you believe Pablo Hidalgo, that executive was George Lucas back in 2012.

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#1304133
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OT Edits to Fit the PT (A Resource Thread, Hopefully)
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DominicCobb said:

FreezingTNT2 said:

Here’s a suggestion: remove the part in RotJ were Palpatine refers to Luke’s saber as “A Jedi’s weapon”.

Does that really contradict the PT, though? We see Vader has a saber throughout the OT, and we know for a fact that it’s not just his leftover Jedi saber, because Ben had that and gave it to Luke. Saying it’s a Jedi’s weapon doesn’t mean he’s saying it’s exclusive to the Jedi.

Yep. I’ve seen that suggested as an “inconsistency” in the past and I’ve never understood it.

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#1303784
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Star Wars moving forward without Ms. Fisher
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The “8 minutes” thing also makes it seem like they really are only using TFA outtakes, since I can’t imagine that between TFA and TLJ there was only 8 minutes of unused footage of her. Unless RJ used everything he had and put everything else on the BR deleted scenes section (assuming they’re trying to avoid using any footage we’ve seen, even if it wasn’t actually in the films).

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#1303681
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Star Wars Episode III: Labyrinth Of Evil (Finished!)
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DominicCobb said:

jarbear said:

The hardest part is the whole Palpatine deform thing. We can logically say he is “unleashing” his dark side … or his “true” form in a sense. But when you watch it, I understand it does feel kind of random. I think I am kinda ok with it, but I do understand that is a bit harder to logically explain it, since originally he was getting deformed by his own lightning …

In my mind the easiest argument is that him deforming himself with his own lightning doesn’t logically make any sense either. So no matter what, you’re left with a confusing scene, but one option is stupid and the other isn’t.

+1