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#1320462
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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It uses bootleg footage and is titled pretty pretentiously (if deemed inappropriate to post about, please remove. thank you mods), but the YouTube channel “Rey Kenobi” posted an interesting edit to the ending that I think could be a kind base model for editors who like the idea of Ben living at the end. It uses Leia’s death as a springboard to heal Ben after his apparent death after healing Rey. I won’t post a link due to bootleg footage, but if you wanted to hunt it down on your own, there you go.

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#1318589
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The Usual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread - * <strong>TROS SPOILERS WITHIN</strong> *
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One thing that’s really bothered me about the ST is how every film in the trilogy ends on the same piece of music, the “Binary Sunset” theme. If/when I get around to editing this trilogy, that will be top of my list to change.

I think it would be poetic to end TROS on the “Throne Room/Finale” music from ANH, probably utilizing the slower/more epic sounding unused second half of the theme, starting at 3:29 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ca5A-7wy_A

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#1317929
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The Usual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread - * <strong>TROS SPOILERS WITHIN</strong> *
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Anakin Starkiller said:

I know this might be controversial but I think Jakku ought to be Tatooine for poetry reasons. It just feels strange having all three protagonists start on a desert planet and two of them are the same but then the third one isn’t?

I agree. I would’ve much preferred Rey not be from a desert planet at all. SO many interesting environments she could have originated from. The whole junker/scavenger angle could have easily worked on Coruscant or Corellia, but they just had to go with another desert planet.

But since it would be next to impossible to remove the desert planet angle, I agree it’s thematically more interesting to make it Tatooine and keep the whole “rhyming stanzas” thing Georgie boy was always on about than have it still be a desert planet, but not the same one that appears in in five of the previous six movies.

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#1317000
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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DominicCobb said:

Honestly that still would have sucked shit. I’m not sure in what way it would have been better.

No confusion as to when Palpatine procreated and with whom? The previous two movies setting up that Rey is “nobody”. Her “cave vision” seeing a bunch if duplicates of herself would actually make sense instead of being imagery for imagery sake?

I admit it’s not the most spectacular idea, but it at least makes more sense than what we got.

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#1316806
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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I wonder if it would be possible (or even a good idea) to change the twist into that Rey was a clone made by Palpatine to give his soul a new body. Might be able to be accomplished by adding a few Rey bodies in the tanks with the Snoke bodies.

Keeps the same energy as her being his granddaughter without having the question of who the hell did Palpatine hook up with. Also keeps continuity that her parents were “nobody”.

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#1316724
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The Usual <strong>Sequel Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread - * <strong>TROS SPOILERS WITHIN</strong> *
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I wonder if it would be possible (or even a good idea) to change the twist into that Rey was a clone made by Palpatine to give his soul a new body. Might be able to be accomplished by adding a few Rey bodies in the tanks with the Snoke bodies.

Keeps the same energy as her being his granddaughter without having the question of who the hell did Palpatine hook up with. Also keeps continuity that her parents were “nobody”.

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#1316102
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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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Thatstinkyguy said:

Found a site that sells the Despecialized Trilogy on the site and eBay. They brag about being “the real deal” too.

Link to website removed by moderator - let’s not give them the publicity they wish for.

They’re getting pretty ballsy now. Selling from their own dedicated website claiming to be some sort of official retailer? I guess they win though because I have no idea how to fight that.

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#1316101
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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Octorox said:

Darth Lucas said:

Add other force ghosts to the Luke/Leia shot like Anakin and Obi Wan.

With the exception of Ben, I don’t really get this suggestion. Anakin, Yoda and Obi-Wan have no meaning or significance to Rey. They did to Luke, but we already got that scene at the end of Return of the Jedi.

What I think a lot of fans don’t want to accept (and to be honest, I don’t think Abrams and Terrio wanted to accept this either) is that the OT characters are not the main characters of these new movies. The protagonists are the new characters: Rey, Ben, Finn, Poe, and Rose. Any OT or PT characters should be there to support their character development, not to steal the spotlight.

Obi Wan has significance to Rey. Anakin has significance to Ben Solo, who would be there in this version. The thought of ending the “Skywalker Saga” without at least Anakin having some importance seems off to me.

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#1316079
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Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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The only think I really want to do in an edit (and I guess I’ll find out if it’s even possible) is have Ben survive (cut the kiss shot before he collapses). And have him be with Rey on Tatooine at the end (comp him in somehow, provided there’s suitable footage). Add other force ghosts to the Luke/Leia shot like Anakin and Obi Wan.

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#1313819
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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I am also part of the generation where the ‘97 SE was “my Star Wars”. People will argue forever and ever which is the “right” version and which is better and more enjoyable/immersive to watch. That’s really not the point though.

When I watch Blade Runner, 95% of the time I watch “the final cut” cuz I think it’s the best version. But if I didn’t have access to the original theatrical cut? You bet your ass I’d be pissed. I hardly ever watch it, but I’m glad to have the option to watch any version I so choose, because sometimes it’s interesting and fun to see it the way it was originally seen, even if you don’t necessarily PREFER it that way.

The issue has never been with George altering his movies. Directors do that all the time. The issue has always been about having the OPTION to watch the originals. Improve them all you want in any way you want, but don’t tell people the original version doesn’t exist anymore. Don’t take the movie they fell in love with away from them just because YOU aren’t wholly satisfied with it. It’s incredibly selfish.

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#1309154
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The Prequel Trilogy Revised Trailer
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GameStation52 said:

The main problem I have with getting rid of Midichlorians is that Palpatine mentioned them in the middle of a long shot when he was telling Anakin about the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise. How is it even possible to seamlessly edit out “Midichlorians” from this long shot that slowly zooms in?

https://youtu.be/05dT34hGRdg

I did a cut a while back and made it work decently as “he could use the force to create life”. It was a little jarring but worked okay. Wish I still had the clip.

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#1304238
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StarWarsLegacy.com - The Official Thread
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You’re really misunderstanding me Broom Kid. I was never insinuating that Fox had a say in what version was released. Only that they, being the distributors, would get a large percentage of any profits made from ANY home video release.

A high quality re-release of the OUT would show a spike in purchases from collectors and general public who would not otherwise buy another release of these films.

Disney’s unwillingness to release them I am sure was at least in part due to sharing profits. Note how the first thing they did with Star Wars upon their acquisition of Fox was put out new fancy Blu-Rays of the films under Walt Disney Home Video.

I’m not saying they’re definitely planning a release now, but if they wanted to at all, now is the opportune time to consider it, as they’d get all profits from said release.

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#1304049
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StarWarsLegacy.com - The Official Thread
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The acquisition of Fox absolutely makes a difference. It wasn’t released before because Lucas was in charge and didn’t want to.

Disney has no such creative qualms. They care primarily about the bottom line.

Releasing any restoration would be an enormous money maker, and Fox owning distribution rights means that Disney would only get a small percentage of those potential profits.

Fox no longer being an issue means that Disney can take full advantage of the guaranteed money without having to share profits. There is MUCH more incentive to do so with the Fox acquisition.

It wasn’t that Fox didn’t want to release it and that was stopping Disney. It’s that Disney didn’t want another company taking so much potential profit.

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#1301710
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The <strong>Original Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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ChainsawAsh said:

DominicCobb said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Plus it makes Luke’s rejoining the rebels during the briefing difficult to handle.

And I say that as a proponent of the idea.

The other problem is, you can’t really break up the stuff on Dagobah. It’s really just two scenes, talking with Yoda and then talking with Ben. But it doesn’t make sense to cut away after Yoda’s death because if you want to cut back later to the scene with Ben, you’d end up wondering “well what has Luke being doing hanging out at this dead guy’s house?”

I’ve seen the idea knocked around to somehow do a background replacement and make the Obi-Wan scene take place on Tatooine/in Obi-Wan’s hut, but that seems…difficult to pull off at best.

Or you could just cut the entire Obi-Wan scene and not lose too much, perhaps.

You could always move the Ben scene to Endor right before Luke turns himself in. It wouldn’t take nearly as much work to make dagobah look like Endor.