What’s more consistent than the movie is the people here not changing their mind about it even more than 2 years later 😄
Indeed but someday people will discover the movies in the chronological order; this is what I take in perspective. When you wath R1/ANH back to back, you see the inconsistencies in that order.
The issue is not about being logical or not, the real trick is: this piece of information of the DS being sabotaged by its own engineer is a rationalization of something magical/Force related in ANH, and it was totally unecessary. That’s why I compare that to the midichlorians: going for magic to something… logical, mathematical, biological, rational… it goes 100% against the spirit of the OT and particularly of ANH.
The fact dialogues in ANH have now a weird inconsistency with R1 ret-con is another issue, but not the worst.
(and at least PT inconsistencies are set some 20 years before ANH, not 5 minutes prior to it 😕)
Bast - “We’ve analyzed their attack, sir, and there is a danger… Should I have your ship standing by?”
Tarkin - “Evacuate? In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances!”
Yeah I knew I should have checked the dialogues 😄
Shopping Maul said:
The Death Star wasn’t blown up because of insider sabotage.
Indeed. This is what I hate the most about R1. It’s as stupid as the midichlorians stuff. The death star is a dragon, with a weakness that people oversaw (“we have analysed their strategy… there might be a danger”). Not just a random weapon with a defect placed within on purpose.
In R1, as a Prequel, I can excuse and understand a few inconsistencies with the OT. But this “implemented sabotage” is inexcusable for me. It steals away something of the soul of ANH. I wish R1 had been what it was supposed to be: a heist movie with a death wish commando getting the plans, not a father-daugther relationship story. Basically more or less the way Maple reedited the movie as “The battle of Scarif” 😃
Ok I’m sold on the last pics : it looks superb with the orange glow !
That’s very cool ! I like the regrade. I never noticed how dark were the bluray colors. Except on Dagobah: I prefer the bluray green colors though. It seems we’re losing lots of details with the regrade.
Just thinking about that right now: I remember there was an idea with the Death Star II shield which was abandoned (but later recycled by Emmerich in his ID4 OT hommage/rip off), where some rebel ships are destroyed trying to go through the shield (which is invisible, not like in Rogue One where the shield has a blue color). Is this going to be added in Revisited ?
About kk650’s hybrid cut, there only seems to be the following differences with your edit:
- “All extra shots of Darth Vader going back to the Executor removed” : you’ve kept one of them
- “The original emperor from the theatrical release has been returned” : you’ve used Adywan Revisited Emperor
- The Wampa scene seems to be the SE version : you’ve recreated the theatrical version
- to be confirmed, but I’m not sure kk650 has used the Falcon cockpit shots prior to the 2004 reframed dvd version
Besides kk650’s version provides 3 heavy tracks (1 pcm and 2 dts), hence I’m not sure the video quality is that much better than the 1997’s reconstruction you’ve used.
The best solution would indeed be to regrade the original bluray file, if possible with a less time consuming algorithm. At least for Hoth and Bespin (the pink saber…).
Another solution - but you won’t like it - would be to make an alternate version of your project using the bluray video untouched, for video quality consistency from Episode I to Episode VIII. I myself find the colors good (I like better the revisited colors though), only main issue being the pink Vader’s saber which really looks bad.
Are imperial forces coming from beneath the ship in ANH ? They come from a main door I think ? (I’ve found some Tantive IV blue prints but it’s not that clear actually)
We don’t get to see Organa’s ship in Rogue One, so there is no real evidence that Leai’s ship isn’t Organa’s ship 19 years later (the Falcon has changed between ROTS - Solo - ANH, why wouldn’t the Tantive IV ?)
All Blockade Runners look alike to some people. 😛
That some people is me 😃 I always thought it was the same ship with only parts repainted over the years. Antilles is even the Captain of both (unless I’m making a mistake), fueling the confusion even more.
It was a thrill to be able to help create the updated look of a classic ship we haven’t seen on screen since 1977
Except its 2005 appereances in several shots of ROTS 😄
Good luck with your new life challenges 😃
Wish you the best and I hope you’ll come back at some point 😉
See you !
At least there is one redone : the new Tatooine desert shot with the Dewback (I hope you’ll keep that by the way, I love this shot 😃)
The films doesn’t need anything to do with Anakin or Vader
Tell that to JJ, he’s the one who put references all over the place to Vader in TFA.
Excellent work ! It looks very good… but may be looking a little bit too “sharp and clean” ? (adding slight film grain could be an option, just to see the result ?)
Fang Zei said:
bring the “finished” version of I-VI (including ANH) in line with the ST
This sentence is so frightening…
This is great news!!!
Because it will make the MCU that much better and it would get rid of the remaining obstacles to a release of the OUT.
Not sure it’s related in any way…
Praising the rise of the “Empire Company” (Disney) while being a Star Wars fan is something… that baffles me.
Update: Just finished the opening crawl. Here’s what it will say.
CARAVAN OF COURAGE
The Empire has again been stopped.
Thanks to Luke Skywalker and
the Rebellion, the galaxy has once
again been freed.
Are you sure it’s V.II then ?
(not VI.II ?)
Sifo Dyas said:
Luke did not train between movies, because he would have been back on Dagobah, but he wasn’t.
He doesn’t train with Yoda, it doesn’t mean he didn’t train at all. Pretty sure Yoda’s training wasn’t about choking people or using mind tricks 😉
(has he found that in the jedi books we later see in TLJ ? Or a Sith holocron he got somewhere ? Who knows…)
Since some mention turning SW into indie movies, just a reminder: Episodes V-VI-I-II-III are indie movies.
Wish you the best Snooker. Hope we’ll see you around again !
You’re probably right about that ! So indeed most of the Episodes don’t really have a McGuffin (except the main theme of characters led by and/or for the will of the Force, especially during the PT), but I can see that ANH and TFA do have one. In TLJ it doesn’t seem to be more than a meta joke (the code breaker stuff).
Well, in ANH they already have the plans.
Oh yeah, McGuffin stuff… not sure about the use of “McGuffin” but I’m no specialist. By that you mean the plot ?