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#1369355
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Mos Eisley - Restored Sequence (up on youtube - Released)
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I actually was the dude (I’m not sure if anyone else brought it up beforehand) who gave attention to this on the Star Wars Trilogy Forums on the D+77 thread (I think?) about how badly the vaselined shot was and even took a crack at restoring it for my cancelled ANH: “Custom Special Edition” fan-edit, which I only completed like 1 second of it because of how slow my computer was (aswell as my subpar VFX skills)

I later then talked to SkyDude on PM’s about the blurry shot since he could actually fix that shot and so the final infamous “Mos Eisley wide pan” shot was made by him.

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#1360381
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Info Wanted: Back To The Future Theatrical Color Timing?
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(Repost from my Fanres post):

Ever since I started my own little “Back To The Future” project back in May, I began researching on the film’s technical aspects, more specifically, the color grading.

I always found the Blu-Ray, DVD and DCP versions very “pink-magenta” looking, similar to how the Star Wars Special Editions looked, creating errors in the film itself, (Marty’s skateboard wheels colors fluctuating from yellow to pink in the Blu-Ray release) I wondered if that was always the case or was it the fault of the people who decided to DNR and “Edge Enhance” during the digital processing of the movie for home releases.

I recently came to the FanRes forums* after finding out about the “Open Matte upscale” done by PDB back in 2015 and seeing his color regrade of the film, noting about how “technicolor” it looked with pretty vivid colors and natural skin tones, so I’m not sure if thats a pretty close regrade or something more revisionist.

Since there are little to no color references to the film aside from the BBC TV broadcast, which is noted to have a green tint, I was wondering if a “theatrical regrade” of the film can be done, aside from images of 35mm film strips on eBay, but I am also not sure if that is a reliable color source.

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#1335549
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The ‘Custom Special Edition’ That Almost Wasn’t, But Then Was (Released)
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Well, I am working on trying to remove the explosion ring from Alderaan for my fanedit, and I can give the 1080p file next week or so, but I cant guarantee it due to the pandemic going on.

I also have a re-composited shot of the grainy speeder drive-by shot in the OOT graciously done by SkyDude over at the Star Wars Trilogy forums which I can give to you aswell.

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#1330883
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Episode IX: A New Order (<em>Alpha version released</em>)
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IlFanEditore said:

Some other comparisons.
So, right now the movie opens with Kylo going to Mustafar and then on Exegol. Basically all the same, except we don’t read anything about Palpatine in the crawl.
After that we go directly to Rey and her training. No interference from Ben touching Vader’s mask, and totally removed scene with Finn and Poe.
Then we hear Palpatine’s voice message.
Then blablabla, we get to Kylo and KnightsOfRen and the meeting with First Order officials. No Boolio, no woman saying that she likes Kylo’s mask.
Then go to Pasaana. Here I added a small scene of Kylo touching Vader’s mask, and that act begins to connect Rey and Ben.

CHANGES: reduces blues, enhanced reds and added subtle light glow.



Tried to reduce the over-the-top yellows.


I see a bit of color fringing and clipping especially on the sky region. I suggest push the temperature to a more orange-red tone similar to Jedha in Rogue One, Jakku in TFA, the sequence of Threepio and Artoo walking towards the palace in ROTJ.

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Star Wars: Remastered - A New Special Edition (WIP)
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Outstanding work Petrovelly! Here’s some things I’ve noticed:

-There are some rendering glitches in the shadow regions of the Star Destroyer.

-There appears to be chromatic aberation in the edges of the Destroyer.

(Maybe it was for artistic intent but IMHO I’m not a fan of it because it gives the pretty solid render of the Destroyer a very “it was made in 3d and not an actual physical ship/model” look to it.)

-The engline glow needs a bit of lens flare, but as an suggestion and to add an layer of realism, base the flare from the camera lens used.

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#1320690
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Idea: 'From the Earth to the Moon' - &quot;Despecialized&quot; 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...
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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
(Ba dum tiss…)
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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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#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.