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#1320690
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From the Earth to the Moon "Despecialized" Cut
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Well, in the spirit of necrobumping old projects, my renewed interest in space (after watching “For All Mankind”) has decided to continue on this project, although it may be in the back-burner as I am also working on the “A New Hope: Semi-Special Edition”

I might start using Topaz’s Gigapixel AI to upscale the miniature shots in the DVD and color-correct them to match to the rescanned HD elements.

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#1317889
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Rumor: COUNTDOWN to The Rise of Skywalker EXTENDED CUT - * <strong>SPOILERS</strong> *
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Force-Abel said:

On the coming novelization of ‘The Rise Of Skywalker’, by author Rae Carson:-

“just gonna shamelessly take this moment to mention that if the #TheRiseOfSkywalker film included everything in the novelization, it would definitely be at least 3 hours long”

^ https://twitter.com/raecarson/status/1212810807009873926
 

The book will be available from March 3rd - https://www.amazon.com/Rise-Skywalker-Expanded-Star-Wars/dp/0593128400

That tweet kind-of confirms the reddit leaks in regards to the insider speaking about how Disney screwed up JJ’s original 3-hour cut. Then again, it’s a rumour.

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#1317362
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Valheru_84 said:

So a supposed insider at TROS production has apparently spilled the beans on a heap of behind the scenes chaos where it basically seems that JJ was creatively hobbled and the film fiddled with by corporates behind his back to the point he apparently yelled in one meeting that the movie might as well say “directed and written by Lucasfilm”. I don’t think the film he wanted to make would still be one I would enjoy or accept but this just seems like more credence to how poorly the whole DT has been managed and planned (or not planned at all):

https://www.reddit.com/r/saltierthancrait/comments/eisnd8/heres_what_ive_been_told_from_a_source_that/

Oof, that drama really is…
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Saltier than Crait
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(Honestly, I’m so overwhelmed after reading that post that I cant find the right way to express my thoughts on it, maybe some other time.)

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#1313949
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Interesting tidbit: While I was scrolling through r/starwarsleaks, I read a thread regarding the death scene of Ben, in which it points out numerous inconsistencies in the shots (i.e Rey clearly delivering dialogue that have been cut out) that suggest that they originally were planning to have a completely “different ending” in which Ben Solo could’ve lived.

Link to reddit thread:
https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWarsLeaks/comments/eetirx/the_scene_where_ben_dies_is_actually_reversed/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share

Link to original twitter post pointing out the isses:
https://mobile.twitter.com/Centennial_2/status/1209242571639267328

JEDIT: Here is the OP of the Reddit post’s idea of the actual sequencing of this scene:
“I think that the right sequence in this scene is: he comes back from the pit, heals Rey, lies down due to exhaustion, she wakes up, pulls him up, they do talks, he laughs and then they kiss, implying that they both would’ve survived.”

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#1313937
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The Rise of Skywalker box office results: predictions and expectations - <strong>NO SPOILERS</strong>
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It seems as if the entire forum members have gone into depression, some waving their white flags at Disney, others in denial about how they really want to love and accept this trilogy, and others just outright planning an armada against The Mouse.

Well, predicition for WW is about $180m I guess.

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#1312700
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Just came back from watching TROS, and man oh man what a movie to process. So far I feel the film is trying to play safe, adding fanservice, nostalgic cues, and trying to adress the issues they think the fans didnt like about the last movie. Although I really liked the film, (a bit moreso than TFA!) I still felt it had some flaws.

Firstly, it’s pacing. It felt too much was going on within the First act, going between Ben and Rey back and fourth, force connections, space-indian festivals, so much was going on. Although I like crazy adventurous openings, it felt too crazy.

Fortunately it slowed down a bit when we then realize about the heritage of Rey and the movie, although seems to be a three-hour movie cut down extensively, it still gave us room to settle down a little bit and take in before we go into the final battle.

Thirdly, the characters. Although I really do enjoy how dynamic the trio are, playing the game of “where-did-you-come-from?”, The new characters here, like Lando’s implied daughter, and one-off helmet girl didn’t really get to be fully fleshed out in the movie and serve as cardboard stands.

Also, Luke’s terrible wig.

Although these are some issues I found, I think a way to actually make sense of the movie, which is to hopefully get an extended cut for the bluray realize to fully realize the cut-down action, missed opportunities and sudden retcons seen in the film.

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#1310135
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A New Hope: Semi-Special Edition
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Hal 9000 said:

I like it, but I agree that there’s no visible debris, which would make it better. The fire seems to look like a miniature has been blown up.

Could you break down what elements (original and new) you used? I’m interested in this shot and would like to just see if it could be improved further.

Well the only thing original is the starfield. I added the glow and then the explosion after it. I might have to use Despecialized since the SE has that added glow I couldn’t remove.

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#1309882
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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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Speaking of praxis rings on explosions, I made a edit for my new A New Hope fanedit that has a new explosion for Alderaan that doesn’t look “too modern” or “stitched from two seperate explosions” like in the theatrical, and no praxis rings.

https://streamable.com/3m8fb

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#1303470
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A New Hope: Semi-Special Edition
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Ok, so heres a small snippet of the new “enhanced” scene of the speeder traveling towards the cantina (directly after the mind-trick scene in the OUT), with a new SE-ish shadow underneath the speeder while retaining the bottom half of the speeder seen in the theatrical.

This scene is still W.I.P. (moreso a proof of concept), and there are tons of things that need fixing (trying to clean up and stabilize the 4k77 source, color-correction) and I am not particularly good in doing such thing (I’m a first-timer) so any VFX help with this scene is greatly appreciated!

https://streamable.com/br7au

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#1303465
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A New Hope: Semi-Special Edition
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UPDATE: This project isn’t dead, however things are going by very slowly as of the moment due to personal matters.

However, I have been slowly developing this and so far have created a very, very rough rough-cut of the final film, using Neverar’s Technicolor Recreation as a base.

I am also doing preliminary VFX work for the infamous “139 frames” scene of the speeder going to the cantina, I might post a snippet of that soon.