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#1274704
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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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 😕)

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#1274666
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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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” 😃

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#1274496
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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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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 ?

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#1273973
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The ‘Custom Special Edition’ That Almost Wasn’t, But Then Was
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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.

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#1273859
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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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 ?)

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#1271505
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Disney to buy 20th (21st) Century Fox? (Disney has now bought them - 14 Dec '17)
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LordZerome1080 said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

LordZerome1080 said:

This is great news!!!

Why?

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.

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#1271007
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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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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…)

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#1270065
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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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).

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#1268919
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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You know, this could be a totally non controversial change since there is no need to video edit anything to implement it, hence an alternate audio track would be far enough.

(I’m considering it for Hal’s upcoming ANH hybrid version)

(I’ll ask INVAR if he can provide his audio project for anyone interested)