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MalàStrana

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#1296885
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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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ray_afraid said:

The comparisons to Nazism aren’t coincidental.

In Nazi regime a few women were known as pilots (and in France and UK during the same period you wouldn’t find many women serving as soldiers or pilots anyway). Besides, the comparison is weird: Germany didn’t colonize many countries and they haven’t kept their colonies for long, so there wasn’t that much black or arabian people to begin with in Germany when Nazi won the elections. So yeah German soldiers were white male during WWII… as were Polish soldiers, Italian soldiers, France metropolitan soldiers, UK soldiers, Russian soldiers, etc.

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#1296870
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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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ray_afraid said:

There’s no diversity at all in the Empire. No females, no other races.

Technically, the clones during the events of ROTS are officially the first soldiers of the newly founded (“first galactic…”) Empire, so Maori warriors were represented as a very strong minority 😉

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#1296328
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Star Wars Episode II: The Approaching Storm (Finished!)
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MalàStrana said:

As I am thinking about the alternate audio track I made for V5, I’ve just found the following that I could duplicate for V6 (most of my V5 changes are no longer relevant for V6):

  • Replace Padmé’s “Ani” with “Anakin” taken from the deleted scene (All channels)

  • Add eerie motif at Kamino from McNeely’s “Imperial City” (All channels)

  • Replace ending cue with McNeely’s “Imperial City” excerpt (All channels)

As soon as I find time, I’ll try to do it.

Finally found time to do it. Currently in the work (not gonna take long; Hal’s v6 has implemented one change and fixed and other changes are not longer relevant with the scene that are back into the cut); luckily I kept the uncompressed files of each separate channel, so quality wise it’s gonna be the same as before. The export will be ac3 since I don’t have the tool to do it in lossless dts quality. As soon as Hal has finished and shared his EpIII edit(s ?), I’ll will make the same slight alternate track.

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#1296317
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Star Wars Episode III: Labyrinth Of Evil (Finished!)
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Hal 9000 said:

The two core ideas behind LOE have been having Padmé go to live on Alderaan and to shift the nightmare to after the other factors for Anakin’s turn have been laid in. An alternate version that forsakes these isn’t LOE anymore, but might be worth doing and publishing for those who would want it. It would have my other sensibilities about the rest of the movie, just not driven by those two ideas.

I would welcome a conservative take on EpIII with your changes, like what you did with EpI&II v6. I agree that adding back too much of what you removed would counter balance what you achieved with LoE (which is in fact a “restructured” cut, à la TFA:Restructured). It really depends on how much work it would be for you to put together two cuts.

I however still think that the balcony scene is important to emphasize Anakin and Padmé hapiness before the storm of events strike them. I can’t really picture how anti climatic it would be to keep it in the order you mentioned. Maybe you could move it elsewhere in the movie, after Anakin got appointed by Palpatine and before the 2000 petition.

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#1296196
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Star Wars Episode III: Labyrinth Of Evil (Finished!)
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It looks like a very good scene order. I’m in favor of keeping the balcony scene, so I would be fine with any little adjustment to leave it somewhere. And that way you can keep most of the theatrical transitions.

(I hope with another break you’ll even find a way to keep the apartment scene “Not the Jedi I should be” 😄)

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#1295425
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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timdiggerm said:

I do think there’s plenty of room for a second film with Han & Lando crossing paths again.

Not that that’ll ever get made. But the story leaves room.

Yeah but I’m pretty sure it’s gonna be as a tv series.

(and having finished the Dark Crystal tv series, I know it’s possible to make a very good prequel to a Gary Kurtz work through tv series)

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#1294133
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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nl0428 said:

The theory was that at the end of the trilogy, Ben would be redeemed as a Jedi, and Rey would fall to the Dark Side.

One complete trilogy to tell that, it would be seriously lacking interest… which is sadly the case of the new trilogy so far 😕 i’m not hyped by the new trailer: repurposed ideas, Mad Max 3 vibe, and many shots which look cheap (the darth Rey shot is terrible, looks fake with a catchy weapon, it’s ridiculous).

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#1294132
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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SilverWook said:

It could just be a force vision. Imagine if this shot had been in the ESB trailer.

Which means that Luke sees himself in Vader. The Darth Rey shot of the new trailer is featuring a look and a weapon Rey has no reason to imagine (ie if it was a Dagobah sequence, she would picture herself as Ren, not as something new).

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#1293764
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An <strong>Info &amp; Help Thread</strong> for the '<strong><em>Fan Edits and Projects for Other Properties</em></strong>' section... (Searches, FAQs, 'Where can I find x?', 'Is there an Edit of film x?', Myspleen, and more...)
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Thanks ! Totally forgot to check FE, I just checked on the spleen where the edit is nowhere to be seen. Seems the project is SD locked, I wonder if the faneditor made an update with DH sources. I’ll try to find it anyway, it seems to be exactly what I was looking for.

Thanks again 😉

edit: hum… can’t find it anywhere 😕 could someone point me in the right direction ? Thanks in advance 😃

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#1293738
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An <strong>Info &amp; Help Thread</strong> for the '<strong><em>Fan Edits and Projects for Other Properties</em></strong>' section... (Searches, FAQs, 'Where can I find x?', 'Is there an Edit of film x?', Myspleen, and more...)
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Guys, does anyone know if there is a fanedit of Star Trek Enterprise last episode ? I’m rewatching the show but I don’t really want to finish with the terrible official last episode, so if there is on that cuts out all of the TNG material to leave the focus on Archer, I would welcome it.

Thanks in advance ! 😃

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#1293120
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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screams in the void said:

Mala, how much of the cgi version have you watched in order to make a fair comparison ?

All of it 😉

But over 120 episodes with a 20 minutes running time, TCW fails to maintain my attention entirely where CW is a 120 minutes ride, pure Star Wars-packed. It feels more like a movie, especially its second part that closely ties to ROTS. I should also mention an incredible sequence at the beginning of the first volume: Anakin walking in an eery and dark Coruscant crowded area, and seing his own reflection - a dark and trouble face - while being chased by who later revealed to be Padmé. Great piece.

(also the knighting scene which is brillant)

(and such a good idea for Anakin and Obi-Wan to have a sort of argument over how they miss Qui-Gon)

CW = masterpiece. Period!

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#1293080
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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Rodney-2187 said:

Not sure how available it is though since it’s not canon.

The dvds are out of print but iso files of the american discs can be found on the spleen (and maybe elsewhere).

I’ve said it many times but I stick to my position: Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars is the best thing that happened to Star Wars since the OT. It gives in around 2 hours most of what I wanted to see in the PT (Anakin/Obi-Wan friendship, Anakin being the best starfighter pilot ever, intelligent references to the OT - Yavin IV duel ! -, badass vilains - Ventress, Grievous -, more depth - the heroes journey that foreshadows Anakin’s fall -, more mythology - kyber crystals, lightsaber construction -, and breathtaking action scenes - gosh, the entire battle for Coruscant is great!).

Without the microseries, the PT is lacking its heart. I’ve always thought that Lucas probably was upset the PT was a Trilogy since its narrative works better as a 4 part story, otherwise the infamous Clone Wars only happen at the end of Episode II and end around the middle part of Episode III. He probably was also upset this cartoon was way better than expected, so he “erased” it with a CGI version which is nowhere near as good.