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#1505514
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>1080p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Ady, I’m guessing you probably have a thousand people asking, but I’ll ask a little differently.

Instead of an ETA (“done when it’s done”), how’s the progress going on ANH:HD and ROTJ:R?

Does it appear the major roadblocks are gone? Is progess being made the way you want? How soon do you think ANH:HD has left before all of the focus goes on ROTJ:R?

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#1493167
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KENOBI: A STAR WARS STORY [RELEASED] [5.1 Surround]
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Woo! One thing to add, the bottom of the Kenobi logo can be cropped a little. There is a remnant of the underline from the uncropped logo on the left side.

I would also even suggest removing the whole “A Star Wars Story” from underneath and just have the Kenobi logo larger. Rogue One didn’t have the “A Star Wars Story” in the title card either.

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#1491468
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KENOBI: A STAR WARS STORY [RELEASED] [5.1 Surround]
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You could cut the whole swimming scene and go directly to the stormtrooper opening the door and Obi-Wan choking him out. You can assume he’s wet from being in the “sewers”.

Order the scenes as:

  • Obi confronts Haja
  • Obi in the streets
  • Random creatures
  • Elevator
  • Imperials monitoring the computers
  • Stormtrooper opening door and Obi’s: "I’m in’

This will also help to explain why he didn’t have to swim back with Leia.

Shorten Haja’s dialogue to Obi in the streets:
“Alright if it’s the sewers you want there’s only one place to go. I’ll buy you as much time as I can.”

Let’s not have Haja spell out his “making amends” intentions to the audience like we’re too dumb to understand.

Edit: Haja is a Jedi fanboy. Of course he wants to help a real one.

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#1489793
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The Kenobi <s>Movie</s> Show (Spoilers)
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adywan said:

One of the things that didn’t sit right with me was how Owen and Ben interacted at the end. Owen became more sympathetic towards Ben and allowed him to meet Luke. he had only showed animosity towards ben and wanted him to have nothing to do with Luke, yet right after Luke almost gets killed because of Ben, he suddenly lets him now him. Then switches back to keeping him away from Luke at all costs in ANH. That encounter gave the writers the perfect opportunity to show why Owen wanted ben as far away from Luke as possible. But, no, they screwed it just so he could get his Skyhopper model.

There had to have been some discussion after Reva returns Luke as to who she is and why she was there and attacking them, and it should have been shown in the episode. I would think that Owen learns the week Ben just had, that Anakin is still alive, and that Ben was off-planet protecting Leia. He was probably just being friendly after what Ben’s been through with Leia, but the understanding is still that Ben watches from a distance.

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#1489396
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Star Wars Episode III: Labyrinth Of Evil (Released)
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I think there’s some stuff to add back in, maybe not as much though. What about just these changes? Some of the more tolerable that is more of a mix between the theatrical and your edits:

TPM:

  • Use Sir Ridley’s crawl but stick with original TPM title.

  • Put back the battle droid dialogue to one other, starting when they talk before going into where the Jedi are.

  • Have them go underwater to Otah Gunga, but trim it up however you can. Only use the first part of the submarine trip. (Mixed on this, the cut works so well for the pacing in your current edit but adding back in makes this edit different enough)

  • Make sure to include “sitting ducks.” But can still trim up Ric being so delighted by that little droid.

  • Could put back some of Jar Jar’s handful of, “Muy muy” lines.

  • Recreate the theatrical version of the engine startup sequence for the most part, but still remove “me no watchin’”

  • Put back Anakin’s “yes!” after Qui-Gon says “these are yours”

  • Put back “you mean I get to come with you in your starship?”

  • If any cuts remain to the farewell to Schmi, undo them.

  • Put back Qui-Gon’s line, “Tell them to take off!”

  • Put back scene on Naboo where the Viceroy sits on his walking throne, originally removed because it references the underwater trip to Otah Gungah.

  • Put back scene where Obi-Wan apologizes to Qui-Gon and Jar Jar emerges from the swamp. Be sure to remove added line over shot of company approaching gungans.

  • Revise Jar Jar’s antics throughout the battle. (Keep it as is, but put back “steady, steady” line, “ouch time.” Also, when retreating, imply he’s riding away on the animal and is shot off and lands onto the tank, using a boomer.)

AOTC:

  • Use Sir Ridley’s new title crawl, but with the original AOTC title.

  • Put back Anakin losing his saber and being (more gently?) reprimanded for it. And conversation entering the bar.

  • Anakin can mention attachment being forbidden.

  • Yoda and younglings instead of Mace on platform deleted scene.

  • Put back little description of Boba Fett.

  • Put back Obi-Wan and Jango’s dialogue, including name drop of Darth Tyranus.

  • Put back angry Ani in the garage, but cut down his confession of a slaughter and blaming Obi-Wan, when he turns to walk away cut to when he sits down:
    Anakin: “Why did she have to die? Why couldn’t I save her? I know I could have.”
    Padme: “To be angry is to be human.”
    Anakin: “I’m a Jedi, I know I’m better than this.”

  • When Obi-Wan reports to Yoda and Windu, put back Mace asking about the assassination of Amidala.

  • Maybe work harder to have only R2 leave the ship on Geonosis and save the day, as at least one other edit has done. Ideally not flying, though, as it’d be the only time in the films.

  • Put back the crowdpleasing saber duel with Yoda.

  • Sidious can address Dooku as ‘Tyrannus.’

ROTS:

  • Use Sir Ridley’s crawl, but use original ROTS title.

  • Put back line “this is where the fun begins.”

  • Use suggested order of scenes for the second act of the movie

  • Reorder dialogue for “The Senate scene”, if possible:
    Mace Windu: In the name of the Galactic Senate of the Republic…
    Palpatine interrupts with: I am the senate.
    Mace Windu: …you’re under arrest, Chancellor.
    Palpatine: Are you threatening me, Master Jedi?
    Mace Windu: Not yet.
    Palpatine: It’s treason then.

  • Reinstate youngling slaughter

  • Put back Obi-Wan and Yoda fighting to reenter the Temple.

  • Put back Kenobi and Yoda planning to destroy the Sith.

  • Keep trims to Obi-Wan and Padme, but add back in “killing younglings”

  • Redo Anakin’s and Padme’s conversation on Mustafar based on what makes sense now.

  • Reinstate Yoda duel, minding saber ignition sounds for consistency, and referring to L8wrtr’s version.

  • Put back dialogue about the ‘high ground’ at the end of the duel.

  • Film ends similarly to the theatrical, of course. Vader can still have his Russian yell, but Padme dies and we see her funeral, etc.

  • Try to keep the new shots that remove the droids from the twins’ birth.

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#1488892
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Star Wars Episode III: Labyrinth Of Evil (Released)
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Hal 9000 said:

I haven’t made plans to modify this substantially, although I would imagine making two small changes to Ep1 and Ep2 in the event I find myself reissuing it anyway. Those being to reinstate the explicit idea Anakin is “too old,” and Anakin explicitly mentioning that attachment is forbidden for Jedi.

I do not think any changes need to be made to Ep1 and Ep2.

Ep1:
I think it works better for your vision as a whole to NOT want the Jedi to train Anakin because they think he is either too dangerous or they are unsure what his future would hold, not that he is older.

Ep2:
By having Anakin explicitly mention that attachment is forbidden for Jedi, I feel adding this back in could go either way. I tend to think of the Jedi and Anakin as being similar to the Catholics vs. Protestants. Catholic priests are more strict and have more rules that are meant to bring them closer to their religion, like practicing celibacy, while Protestants believe that “we are encouraged to love”. Blah, blah, blah… I think this helps to show that Anakin doesn’t fully agree with the Jedi’s current views and it helps to cement his turn against them in your edit of Ep3. By leaving “attachment is forbidden” more vague, it allows Anakin not to feel he is “breaking” the rules by being in a relationship, but leaves him feeling wrong enough about it to hide it from the other Jedi… another internal conflict that helps lead to his turn.

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#1486221
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The Kenobi <s>Movie</s> Show (Spoilers)
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After the sequels finished, I started to get pretty annoyed with Lucasfilm and their direction… now with the Disney+ shows, it feels like a bunch of friends playing with their action figures and making something fun.

My expectation is some fun moments, cool visuals/action scenes and an alright-good story. Disney has proved they are NEVER going to reach the storytelling heights of the OT, and I’m glad to see them just trying to tell some new stories.

Here’s where the fun begins…

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#1485913
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - ** PRODUCTION HAS NOW RESTARTED **
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Bridger12 said:

ROTJ:R will still have him be Sebastian Shaw, huh?
My head canon is be that Force ghosts can appear to people however they want to be seen.

This is Adywan’s canon not yours. The majority of your posts are agressive of changes that Ady plans to make and has clearly explained in the past several times. This edit may not be for you.

Edit: Nice edit to your post above by the way!