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#1303805
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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Another Happy Sanding.
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NeverarGreat said:
I think the change is worth trying, but I think most of the issue is actually with the Anakin/Padme scene following the office scene. Anakin immediately acts suspicious because Obi-wan has been there, and while that wasn’t too problematic in the original coming right after his departure for Utapau, now it feels odd since he has presumably been gone a full day at least. I also think that scene in general is too schizophrenic with Anakin going from mistrust of Obi-wan to weariness back to mistrust and then doubtful of his own abilities. Removing the exchange ‘I feel lost’ ‘Lost, what do you mean?’ might allow a more natural flow.

My intent with putting the two scenes in that order was to imply that Anakin is now suspicious not only because of Obi-Wan’s appearance in the second dream sequence but because of Palpatine’s suggestion that Padme is hiding something from him. In his mind, I imagine he’s having paranoid thoughts that the two of them conspiring together behind his back. I will try the edit you suggested, thanks.

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#1303691
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Star Wars Episode III: Labyrinth Of Evil (Finished!)
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Hal 9000 said:

I’d agree, but only for the hologram in Ep3, because of AOTC’s implication that he’s starting to deteriorate. It must have been somewhere between 2 and 3 that he started masking himself. At least if you go by that.

I don’t think AOTC’s implication that he’s starting to deteriorate is that strong or obvious. He just looks like a normal old man for the most part. Maybe a little more palid than he does in Episode 3 but not significantly so.

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#1303663
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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Another Happy Sanding.
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Don’t want to get anyone’s hopes up just yet but I’ve started tinkering with this again. Trying to find a narratively satisfying place to put the 3rd seeds of the rebellion scene and I think I may have finally cracked it. Borrowed a shot from Siliconmaster482’s edit which I believe was pulled from Attack of the Clones and flipped/color corrected.

Here is the clip: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ar3OOaZZGQ9oaf5ZGoqojil3Dj2Ugwy4

EDIT: Watching through it a few times, I may ultimately decide to wipe to the next scene after “Senator Amidala is hiding something, I can see it in her eyes”. Thoughts on that vs. how the clip currently plays?

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#1303274
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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Extended Edition
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Surprise! I made a V2 of this. It’s uploading as we speak and will be available via DM or on MySpleen. I will try to be better about responding to DMs in a timely manner.

Here are the changes from V1:
-The deleted scene in Bail’s Office is moved up by one scene and features new “sunset” color correction to better blend with the surrounding scenes (courtesy of Hal9000)
-The deleted scene in Palpatine’s Office is moved until after Obi-Wan touches down on Utapau, allowing for a less jarring transition.
-There is only a single audio track in this version. Yoda’s communion with Qui-Gon is included but I kept the original Vader scream since this is an Extended Edition and not a fanfix.
-Yoda’s exile to Dagobah is moved up by one scene, before Padme’s funeral. This allows for the original ending and it’s music to play out uninterrupted. (transition courtesy of Siliconmaster482)

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#1302306
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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Another Happy Sanding.
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Thanks GLogus. I just don’t have all that much time to dedicate to editing these days, but never say never.

However, it sounds like you might be interested in Hal’s V6 of LOE with Alternate Ending. It reinstates Padme’s death, and rolls back a couple of minor things that were cut in previous versions. Unfortunately it doesn’t bring back Yoda’s fight with Palpatine, but there’s always L8’s edit and SiliconMaster’s ‘Revenge of the Sith: Rebalanced’ for that.

I’ll definitely update this thread if I make any progress.

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#1301945
Topic
OT Edits to Fit the PT (A Resource Thread, Hopefully)
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DougieP said:

An alternative to Ben on Hoth that I quickly made up. I used Hals change of “the” to “a”.
“There you will learn from Yoda, a Jedi Master.”
https://vimeo.com/368321068

Has anyone ever tried to fix Owen not recognising 3PO in 4? With 3PO having his memory wiped in 3, 3PO would still introduce himself to Owen. Maybe during this, Owen would butt in saying “3PO?” or something. Im not sure what lines are available. 3PO would respond with “Oh…” in confusion. Not really thought too much into this.

Good effort on the Yoda clip, but I think his inflection makes it sound odd to end the sentence there. I think “A Jedi master who instructed me” is fine personally.

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#1301938
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The Last Jedi: Legendary (SPOILERS)
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So I took a look at V3 workprint (actually my first viewing of Legendary all the way through) and I have to say that I think it all worked really well! I’m in the camp that loved the movie to begin with, but I think the edits you made definitely make it feel tighter and more focused in places. The deleted scenes are also integrated really well and feel like they always should have been there.

A few minor nitpicks:

I personally don’t care for the removal of the “Triple TIE combo shot”. I think the Falcon’s entrance on Crait now feels underwhelming. It just kind of shows up.

If it’s possible to redub the parking violation alien with Abednedo language, I’d like to see it. It’s true that aliens with accented English are not new to Star Wars, but it feels like distinctly a prequel thing rather than an OT thing. It’s also one more element that makes Canto Bight feel more familiar than alien compared to other Star Wars locales.

I wonder if it would be possible to adjust Poe’s dialogue during the prank call scene so that he’s clearly saying “General Hux” rather than “General Hugs”. I think that’s one of the elements that still makes the scene feel a bit too cheeky considering what you’re going for with the rest of the edit.

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#1301934
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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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ChainsawAsh said:

All this is EU crap. That line makes Vader seem weak and with no agency in the movie. It’s why Vader kinda sucks in ROTJ compared to ANH/ESB, at least until he brings Luke to the Emperor.

To be fair, it’s not EU, it’s prequel stuff. Ady has said that the prequels have no bearing on his edits though.

Personally, I wouldn’t want to see that line go. One can argue that it weakens Vader, but we already know Vader is powerful. If he’s so afraid of the Emperor, it must mean that the emperor is that much more powerful. Besides, the more Vader seems thoroughly whipped by the emperor, the more impactful it is when he gets the upper hand on him in the end.

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#1301430
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The Last Jedi: Legendary (SPOILERS)
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Hal 9000 said:

Now that I am starting to turn some of my attention to THE LAST JEDI, I hate to make this edit much longer than it already is. It’s already the longest Star Wars movie, and when I consider that my prequel edits clock it at as low as 1 hour and 50 minutes, I am wondering what else could be trimmed.

I am just tossing this around, but what do you guys think of the idea to borrow poppasketti’s approach to removing the Finn vs. Phasma duel? Compared to the theatrical TLJ, this hypothetical version of Finn’s journey would…

  • Add the orientation early on from the deleted scene with Poe’s jacket
  • Reinstate a sense of “wow I guess people get oppressed” from the Canto Bight balcony (compared to TLJ:L V2, anyway)
  • Remove Finn and Rose racking up insurance claims across Space Vegas
  • Remove his fight with Phasma, but reinstating the scene that demonstrates his resolve and references the earlier deleted scene

It seems like Finn would still have a good arc this way. The only concern that sticks out to me about the idea is that Phasma gets reintroduced only to die offscreen. I’d rather she not appear in the film at all if we go this way, but this is the way it would have to be. For this reason, I am leaning away from making this change, but I felt it was worthwhile to toss out there for discussion.

I know you moved away from this idea, but have you thought at all about revisiting it, considering the new Phasma shots Poppasketti created for an upcoming version of his edit? I don’t know that I have a strong preference either way, but it would seem your main sticking point with the change has been solved.

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#1300145
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Star Wars Episode III: Labyrinth Of Evil (Finished!)
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Siliconmaster482 said:

Hal, you mentioned in your commentary that the non-existant ideal version of the movie would have Windu charge off to Palpatine by himself to cement this side of his character. Since we can’t do that, making him a quippy douchebag is close enough.

I remember that was one of the planned changes in Adywan’s edit of the film before he decided to give up on the prequel trilogy. I do think it would have been an improvement.

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#1298687
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The ‘Custom Special Edition’ That Almost Wasn’t, But Then Was
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ChainsawAsh said:

Hal 9000 said:

I find myself genuinely surprised at how well changing Vader’s line to Luke in ROTJ to, “Your mother once thought as you do” works. This is due largely to the audio work Sir Ridley and others have brought to bear. I’m not 100% sure, but I imagine it would be worth making at least an alternate audio track for a ROTJ project.

Here’s how the best version so far, from Sir Ridley, sounds when fully baked in. I included a few lines from Vader before and afterward. What do you all think about potentially going this route? Content-wise, it seems to be a meaningful alteration, given that this is a fan project which does not threaten the availability of the OOT. Padme beckons Anakin in ROTS, now Luke echoes this.

https://vimeo.com/362829979

I love the idea, and the timing of the line is perfect now, but the Vader-y processing/EQ still needs work to be seamless, I think.

Agreed, I really like the idea if the audio can be made to blend better.