Update 01/09/20: And it’s done! PM me for a google drive link!
So since we don’t have a theatrical preservation for Attack of the Clones I thought I would go ahead and create one. I used schorman13’s HDTV version as the base as the color timing is closest to the theatrical cut, and Bobson Dugnutt’s Centropy Remastered for a few shots that have been altered from theatrical to DVD. I decided to recreate the 35mm version as that is what most people would have seen in 2002. Now I know this isn’t a full theatrical preservation [that’s why I said preservation(ish)] as the Centropy shots are the best source for a few sequences but this is the best we can get for the time being! Here is a list of changes I’ve made to the HDTV version and timecodes.
00:20:20:08 - 00:20:23:02
I switched the shot of obi-wan catching Anakin’s lightsaber to the centropy shot where more speeders are present.
01:26:01:10 - 01:26:03:03
Cut out the “to be angry is to be human” and the “I’m a jedi, I should be better…” lines, and added 42 frames to the shot where padme comforts? Anakin. (The shot is 42 frames longer in the theatrical cut).
01:52:39:21 - 01:52:41:11 & 01:52:54:09 - 01:52:57:03
Reverted the shots of Jango’s jetpack to the centropy version where less sparks are present.
02:14:47:21 - 02:14:54:21
Replaced the shot of Anakin’s CGI hand taking Padme’s hand with the original shot from the centropy of his practical hand twitching a few times before it cuts back to the HDTV version as the camera pans up to Anakin and Padme kissing.
All the audio is the 2002 35mm theatrical DTS track.
All subtitles have been timed correctly and placed within the frame correctly, (using spooRv’s amazing UAR version of the centropy bootleg to account for the camera’s upward perspective).
I have exported the video with maximum quality settings with a blu-ray compliant encode and a bitrate of about 40 so the quality is the best we can get from this encode using the HDTV source. It’s currently a 50ish gig file and although I am not willing to upload to the spleen as my living situation will not allow me to continuously seed, I have uploaded it to google drive and you can request it from me via PM.