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MalàStrana

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#1282248
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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emanswfan said:

Hey, so I tried upscaling ESB:R to 4K. I denoised, upscaled, and regrained the footage all in After Effects.

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Honestly, I still have to mess around with the denoising and regraining, both of which might be overdone.

So essentially it’s very much a work in progress, but I’m using the same techniques here as I have for my PT regrades.

I’m not sure what you’re doing: you’re upscaling in 4k the 720p mkv Ady released in summer 2017 (gosh, time flies…) ? How would it be possible to get higher resolution out of a 720p native resolution ?

I still hope a higher bitrate mkv is gonna be released soon.

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#1281646
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Star Wars Episode III: Labyrinth Of Evil (Finished!)
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Hal 9000 said:

Hmmmmmmmm… I cannot promise anything, but it miiiiight be worth reissuing TAS, even if I don’t change anything, just to include Mala’s audio tracks in the main release. I’ll have to think about this; it’s never a trivial amount of work.

I remember when I created the alternate track for TAS that I corrected two sections: the Obi-Wan leaving Coruscant deleted scene was only 2.0 so I recreated your cuts to update the scene in 5.1 (using the original deleted scene from your myspleen package); and during the meeting of Anakin with Padmé, the C6 rear channel was missing (from around 0:09:21 for like almost 3 minutes - I believe I duplicated the C5 channel to fill the gap).

I believe you also mentionned you liked the idea of removing all dialogues when Anakin goes to search his mother. If you still wish to add it to your track, fine with me 😉

There was also a video issue during the credits, the image has a weird bug (at exactly 1:48:00).

(yeah I always watch the entire end credits of a SW movie 😄)

So if you’re thinking about re-releasing TAS, here are still a few small things you would correct.

(and before others put it on the table: your edit is perfect, at the only exception of the narrative issue of entirely removing the factory scene; but I know you loathe that scene so much it’s out of the question 😃 )

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#1281638
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Star Wars Episode III: Labyrinth Of Evil (Finished!)
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ChainsawAsh said:
NFBisms added in a couple Dee Bradley Baker "General Skywalker"s in his edit and it worked fine for me, and I’m usually real picky about that shit. Mala also made an alternate audio track for Hal’s edit and included these bits from NFBisms as well.

In fact I took the idea from NFBisms but I did recreate the excepts I used. I don’t remember where NFB placed them, but I made two radio like voiceovers (to somehow try to hide it’s not Temuera’s voice) during the first 20 minutes of Hal’s edit.

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#1281010
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Star Wars Episode III: Labyrinth Of Evil (Finished!)
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As anyone ever tried to add more Tarkin in RotS ? He only makes a caméo appearance at the end of the movie, but in TCW he happens to be more present as some kind of military advisor of Palpatine. I wonder if anyone has ever tried to add him (as his “R1” version ?) in the background of more scenes (like in the Opera or when Palpy is welcome by Windu). Might not be the purpose of your edit, I was just thinking about it after seeing Dre’s ANH regrade thread.

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#1281002
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Star Wars Episode III: Labyrinth Of Evil (Finished!)
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I’m not sure about the Chewie removal though. The weird scene “good bye Chewbacca” removed seems enough to me to deal with the “fan service” issue of his presence. Besides, it was the last time Peter got the part entirely. Do you believe the shot of the Clones “The wookies are dead now” could be retained ? It shows how the new Empire is dealing with certain allies, which is cannon not only with ANH (“this… thing”) but with Rebels and Solo as well.

About the Yoda/Qui Gon scene, you could begin the dialogues during the wide exterior shot. You could then gain a few seconds; don’t know if it’s enough to get the entire lines.

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#1280877
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Star Wars Episode III: Labyrinth Of Evil (Finished!)
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Hal 9000 said:

MalàStrana said:

By the way, it could be a good opportunity to fix something I haven’t told you about which I found out when making my alternate tracks: the march on the Jedi temple has a video misalignement where you can see a thin white line on top of the image. It’s very small, but I noticed this at some point when watching the sequence over and over again.

I don’t see anything in this sequence after taking a look. Could you post a screencap of the issue? Is it with one specific encode?

Here is the issue : https://imgur.com/a/XsgSxWF

On the top area there is a white line running along the top black bar (see the red circle). It’s not obvious on the cap, but if you play the scene you might see it.

Great change list for v6 ! And of course you can use anything you wish from the alternate track 😉 This specific change requires the replacement of all 5 channels.

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#1280823
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Star Wars Episode III: Labyrinth Of Evil (Finished!)
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Fanediting is the path to the dark side. Fanediting leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.

That’s exactly why I told you I won’t be making any suggestions, since I assumed the small tweaks you wanted to make were gonna be highly painful 😄

(besides, I would only do the same suggestions I made for v5, i.e. to retain more Padmé-Anakin scenes 😉)

By the way, it could be a good opportunity to fix something I haven’t told you about which I found out when making my alternate tracks: the march on the Jedi temple has a video misalignement where you can see a thin white line on top of the image. It’s very small, but I noticed this at some point when watching the sequence over and over again.

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#1280586
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Star Wars Episode III: Labyrinth Of Evil (Finished!)
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Good luck… again 😄

I won’t suggest anything to put back this time 😉

edit: oh man I just realized that my alternate tracks won’t be aligned anymore 😕 will you let me know how to adjust those easily with the new timestamp ? Thanks in advance ! 😃

edit2: in case of more EpIX surprises, maybe you should consider making two versions of the ending: the LoE one, and the Padmé dies one, since we may not know what could be canon with EpIX if JJ wishes to really put an end to all 3 trilogies.

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#1280520
Topic
Vader vs. Kenobi Reimagined [A New Hope / &quot;Scene 38 Reimagined&quot;] – Release
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I don’t think the creator of this fan film intended it to be really put back into a full edit. It’s obvious it doesn’t match the original footage at all in every single way possible. It’s called “Scene 38 reimagined”, not “Scene 38 Replacement”. It’s fun as it is though, and it’s exactly was it was meant to be I believe.

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#1280355
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Lesser said:

I’m so glad JJ can return the look he gave TFA to TROS.

This is sadly what is going to happen, only by judging from the look of TROS trailer: JJ is back… and so is his cheap looking style 😕

(the guy is a showrunner, not a filmmaker… when I rewatched the whole Mission Impossible saga last year, his entry between John Woo’s and Brad Bird’s contributions was very hard to watch, it got so old and cheap, so his is TFA)

Among Disney’s SW, only R1 and TLJ display high cinematography of the same level seen on Episode I to VI. I really wish Rian had directed Episode IX 😦

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#1280225
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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I would say it was about time, when you see all the material taken from his OT (including abandoned ideas) and his (still unreleased, so alleged) ST treatments, Lucas is probably due a credit for more than just “based on characters created by”.
That being said, this is good news but hardly reconforting (because of the guy who directs the movie and wrote the final draft).

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#1280107
Topic
The Worst Scene/Sequence in Any Star Wars Film
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ChainsawAsh said:
I don’t, however, get this feeling from the “You talk first” bit at all. I’ve never understood the issue people have with that one.

It’s a joke quite out of tone that makes fun of the main threat. I would also add it’s not funny. TFA is the less Star Wars movie of the bunch with the way dialogues are written all along. It’s not that the dialogues are that bad, it’s just most of the time they don’t “sound” Star Wars to me. AotC has bad dialogues, but they still sound Star Wars, for example. And during the entire running time of TFA you get this kind of “out of SW” dialogues, giving the feeling of a bad fan fiction (the very weak script and the way older characters interact with the story and th new characters quickly transform what seemed to be a quite fun ride into a painful experience… not even mentionning that JJ filmmaking is very 90’s tv series oriented and looks cheap).

So I totally get that “TFA dialogues” qualifies as “the worst thing in any SW film”. But yeah, it’s not a scene or a sequence.

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#1279551
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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nl0428 said:

SilverWook said:

Didn’t the micro series air slightly ahead of Episode III? Coming off of that impression of Grevious into the movie version would be a letdown.

Yes, the micro-series aired from 2003 to 2005, ending not long before Revenge of the Sith was released. The micro-series was the very first appearance Grievous made too.

And too bad Lucas Grievous wasn’t exactly the one seen in the brillant micro series. He still retains the design and a few aspects though, but he’s missing the frightening part Genndy gave him. Probably the best villain in the Saga, aside from Vader and Sidious of course, and maybe equal to Jabba. Such a shame its best version isn’t cannon anymore.