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The Last Jedi (the watchable edit)

Sir Ridley said:

It’s an interesting idea to have Rey find Luke in the hut, I’d like to see how that works. If that can be done seamlessly it would get rid of the controversial saber toss and also make the transition from the TFA scene to the TLJ scene less obvious.

I think it’s a bit odd to have Luke survive, though. How are you going to deal with the continuity to episode IX where he isn’t alive anymore?

I actually only cut the shot of him fading away, so it’s pretty ambiguous. With that said, I did that purposely in case Episode 9 completely blows… in which case, I’ll just consider this the end for me.

The Last Jedi (the watchable edit)

RogueLeader said:

I think it does serve the function of visually showing that Luke has no intention of ever leaving that island.

I understand that’s how people interpret it, but the fact that he’s retreated to the “most un-findable place in the galaxy” does the trick in my opinion. I’m pretty sure if he wanted to leave the island, he’d find a way… even without his x-wing.

The Last Jedi (the watchable edit)

TV’s Frink said:

ForceGhostRecon said:

  • Cut X-wing in the water - makes no sense other than being a cool visual

At the risk of regretting posting in this thread, how does it make no sense?

You should’ve posted how you think it actually makes sense - I’d like to hear it.

In my opinion, it makes no sense. So he flew it to Ahch-to and then leaves it nearby underwater mostly intact, after he re-purposes an s-foil he used for the door to his hut… cool. but not really. In my opinion, superfluous, other than a ‘cool’ callback to the OT.

The Last Jedi (the watchable edit)

I just finished my edit of The Last Jedi. The goal was to cut out everything I felt was terrible… and that was a long list of things. The goal is to remove all the cringe and make it more simple and Star Wars-y.

List of changes:

  • Cut Poe prank call with Hux at the beginning
  • Cut Finn/Rose side arc altogether
  • Added the end of TFA with Rey arriving on Ahch-to - she now climbs the steps and finds the stone huts at the top, where she finds Luke hiding out in his hut. In turn, the edit now links up with TFA edits which cut the original Luke ending. I always thought it was stupid that she just happens to find Luke standing on a cliff in his sunday best for no reason, only to go back to his hut to change into his dark disheveled outfit. Laughable imho. I feel like this works much better, especially considering Luke’s “how did you find me?!” line when chewy breaks the door in.
  • Cut X-wing in the water - makes no sense other than being a cool visual
  • Added fade to black when Luke asks “where’s Han?” - iris opening transition to Rey telling Luke about Kylo and asking for his help
  • Added Finn and Poe deleted scene
  • Cut Poe/Holdo “fuel” arc
  • Kylo and other fighters never blast Leia into space (I’d love to do a v2 and add in Luke saving Leia - i forget the editor’s name but that treatment gave me goosebumps
  • Finn/Rose arc is gone. DJ/Phasma gone
  • Added “Luke mourns Han” deleted scene
  • Cut Ahch-To “nuns”/keepers, and removed Luke saying “what is that?”
  • Edited dialogue between Luke and Rey - removed 'nobody is from nowhere" bit
  • Cut Luke/Rey joke bout “reaching out” and slapping on the hand
  • Cut Finn’s “hates that ship” line in the Crait battle
  • Cut Holdo/Leia cringey exchange “may the force be with you” and just let Holdo say it.
  • Cut Snoke laying on the floor
  • Cut Finn’s suicide mission into canon - now they turn back with everyone else.
  • Removed Finn/Rose at the end
  • Luke doesn’t die
  • Cut out Rey mentioning Luke dying to Leia at the end
  • Removed kids at the end
A New Hope intro with integrated Rogue One Vader Scene

DigMod said:

The difference in filming style and the sound design don’t really allow for something like this. The shots in ANH are wide and long, RO is tight and short. Interesting take though, and unique among what I’ve seen.

I agree the filming-style differences were a bit hard to work with in this project and make it successfully mesh - and I actually rebuilt a lot of the audio, I appreciate the feedback!

A New Hope intro with integrated Rogue One Vader Scene

I put this together as a little experiment to see if it could work. The idea was to pretend (obviously) that the Vader scene didn’t happen at the end of Rogue One, but rather Vader was the first onto the Tantive after the ship was taken into custody.

So it goes:
-ANH intro
-Star Destroyer blast hits the Tantive
-We see rebels inside the Tantive running from explosion inside
-A rebel shuts down their main reactor (insert exposition by our fav droids)
-this causes the door to get stuck as the ship is being taken up into the star destroyer
-the rebels hear an explosion
-Vader carnage
-Rebel hits button to close the door
-the rebels prepare for second wave (stormtroopers and Vader again all ANH)

I’ve seen so many RO ending/ANH beginning mash-ups online, and they are all pretty similar, so I really just wanted to try something new. Let me know what you guys think!

“vintage” version

A New Hope: Reimagined - Simple Fanedit

DigMod said:

What did you use for the “upgrade”?

For the duel, I used the scene38 trailer footage. Only a few short clips have been released but that’s all I really wanted for my edit - in my opinion, the few short bursts makes sense considering aged Obiwan and Vader’s suit limitations - it also doesn’t take us too far away from the feel of the original. I think it flowed really well.

For the Death Star explosion, I repurposed some footage of Krypton exploding and added the sound effect.

For the TIE attack, I had a short CGI clip saved from a while ago that I had used in my EP3 edit (I can’t remember where I got it) and it fit perfectly for this. I actually like Adywan’s treatment better, but the quality didn’t match up for this edit.

And the overall edit was a regraded edit of ANH I had saved a while ago… it’s always been my favorite color graded version visually, but i felt like it needed a few ‘upgrades.’

This is basically to hold me over until ANH:R. 😃

A New Hope: Reimagined - Simple Fanedit

I have a very simple fanedit I made for myself but I’d like to share with anyone who is interested.

  • Regraded entire movie
  • Original Cantina characters
  • No Jabba scene
  • Blue (correct) training saber
  • Upgraded Obi-wan/Vader duel using reimagined scene38 footage - this came out GREAT!
  • Upgraded TIE attack during attack on death star
  • Upgraded Death Star explosion

PW: upgrade

the re-edited duel:

the re-edited TIE attack:

the re-edited Death star explosion:

PM if interested in the file.

The Last Jedi edit - The Fallen Knight

I just read about a new fanedit of The Last Jedi on Reddit by a user named “ClarkZuckerberg” - Does anyone have a download link to this edit? It sounds really good.

Just to give everyone a glimpse of the change list:

  • Cut Poe joking with Hux at the beginning
  • Cut Finn/Rose side arc altogether including Maz as it served no purpose and was just fat.
  • Rose thus turns into just another Resistance member like Connix.
  • Cut Poe/Holdo “fuel” arc as it also served no purpose and felt wasteful in it’s time. This includes cutting Leia being blown into space and subsequent “Carrie Poppins” scene. Thus the last we see of the Resistance until evacuating the small ships and Holdo sacrificing herself, is after Kylo decides NOT to shot and neither do the tie fighters (in this version) 😉 This leaves Finn/Rose with the resistance for the whole movie without leaving any continuity errors. Holdo role significantly changes from admiral to close friend of Leia who sacrifices herself for the Resistance.
  • Cutting Finn/Rose arc thus of course also cut DJ/Phasma. DJ felt out of place and again not necessary, and Phasma was once again a throwaway like in TFA. This cuts the movie down quite a bit and is mostly focused on Rey/Luke and Kylo/Snoke’s story, as it should have been, with a dash of Resistance escaping at the beginning and end for the movie to still make complete sense.
  • Cut Ach-To nuns, and removed Luke saying “what is that?”
  • Cut Luke/Rey joke bout “reaching out” and slapping on the hand
  • Cut Finn meta joking about how the first order “hates that ship” in the Crait battle
  • Cut Holdo/Leia awkward joking about “may the force be with you” and just let Holdo say it.
  • Cut Finn trying to crash into the battering ram and Rose saving him. They are presumed to turn back with the other ships when Poe tells them to as Finn does not argue otherwise. This also removes him dragging Rose back.
  • Had to zoom/scale the explosion to crop Rose and Finn out when the battering ram blasts the giant door open.
  • Removed broom boi ending as it felt like an epilogue which felt out of place for the middle movie of a trilogy, and especially in a Star Wars movie.
  • Added 2 wipes (diagonal and left-to-right) where needed and a custom end “close out” circle to fit the end of the movie

If anyone has a download link, please PM me. 😃