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#307959
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Info: ESB and ROTJ Wishlist
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That was the other thing I meant to mention in my previous post: Fett's voice. I'm glad that Lucas replaced the original voice with Morrison's — I don't think the performance is an improvement, but I am a stickler for continuity. However it is done — whether by keeping Morrison's voice or some other means — especially if Ady's planning to eventually do the PT, the most important thing is that we have continuity between the Fetts.
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#307912
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Info: ESB and ROTJ Wishlist
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I seem to be in a very small minority here, but I found the music changes in '97 ROTJ really worked a LOT better. I also prefer the eyebrowless Vader and Hayden as the ghost (or would if he wasn't quite so goofy, but it'd probably be possible to find alternative footage somewhere). It's not like Shaw's been entirely cut from the film, he's still there for his main unmasking scene. My first experience of the OT was in the theatrical release of the SEs and when I watched the OT later I was like "what the heck is this music supposed to be?!", especially in the finalé. It also took me several viewings to realise that the ghost next to Obi and Yoda at the end was supposed to be Anakin — he's too heavily made-up as Vader to be quickly recognisable and from a continuity standpoint he looks nothing like Anakin in the prequels.

A similar thing goes for Ian's Emperor in ESB — keep him if you can.
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#307733
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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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My first comment (because it’s not something that’s already been touched on) is that the audio is a noticeable fraction of a second ahead of the video for a few minutes around about the escape from Mos Eisley/destruction of Alderaan section. This might just be a problem unique to me, and in any case I doubt it will show up on the DVD.

As for hand/flipper, I vote for the human hand, but I’m not *too* fussed.

The Ben/Vader fight. Oh my FSM. I know you used the existing footage in the same way as they did in ’77 with the Sandperson... and just as skilfully. I never knew it had been done to the Sandperson until it was mentioned in the documentary on the DVD, and the only reason I know you’ve done it is because there’s nothing else you could have done to achieve what you have. The music here and in the Death Star reveal/roundtable is also perfect.

I thought the hyperspace vortex on the journey from the Death Star to Yavin wasn't going to work, but I was pleasantly surprised. Not sure if I myself would have thought of it or chosen to do it, but I approve.

Briefing room graphics: Almost exactly how I envisioned them.

Control room graphics: Better than I envisioned them.

Death Star Battle: Shiiiiit. How the photon did you manage THAT?!

The TIE attack: When I first saw it I could see where Mojo_LA is coming from; oddly enough, the second viewing (ten seconds later — I had my finger on the rewind button the whole time) it didn’t bother me nearly so much. The third time I wondered why it had bothered me at all. Funny that.

And the rest of that sequence simply blew me away. Again, it was a “little thing” that I particularly appreciated, which was being able to see the Y-wings/X-wings and the TIEs chasing them down the trench in the same shot.

C-3PO’s reaction to R2 getting hit: the shot that’s there at present is at least as appropriate as the original.

If the end credits for the DVD aren’t locked yet, might I possibly ask for a space in my name ie. Roccondil Rinon. If not, ‘tis no biggie. I must confess I did feel my ego swelling when I saw it there. This is STAR WARS, after all.

Finally, I have to agree with the majority of people on this forum and say that, unless I feel like watching the GOUT DVD (as I probably will once in a while) or showing someone how (relatively) lousy the 2004 version is, this will be THE version of the film that I will watch. I pray to the Flying Spaghetti Monster that you will be touched by His Noodly Appendage and inspired again (as you clearly have been with this edit) to Revisit The Empire Strikes Back, my favourite movie of all time, and Return of the Jedi, and perhaps even the Prequels.

Bring on the DVD-9!
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#303532
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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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Originally posted by: adywan


I've started planning the layout of the DVD and these are the most likely specs:

Disc 1
5.1 AC3 English audio track
5.1 isolated score track
Animated interactive menus
English subtitles
Chapter selection
Language selection menu
Easter eggs

Disc 2 ( to be released a few months after disc 1)
Star wars Revisited "Spaceballs" version
Trailers
Deleted scenes
The making of the Star Wars saga (a new documentary spanning from the making of ANH right up to behind the scenes of "revisited"
FX comparisons
& more

Both the PAL & NTSC versions will be identical


Isolated score track. Lack thereof on the official release was a major disappointment for me. You make me very very happy.
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#302508
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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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In the first place it wasn't Henson, it was the same crew that did the rest of the movie, it just happened to be Frank Oz performing it.

In the second, my first reaction was "NOOOOO, Adywan would never touch him" but on seeing what he did to the aliens in the Cantina some (very) subtle changes along similar lines would not be unwelcome. However I won't mind if he leaves him completely alone, and let's not crystal-gaze too much just yet.

Awesome news re the update, Ady! This will be the best Christmas ever! (Or January or, you know, whenever-you're-done.)
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#301359
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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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I wouldn't discount the possibility of using a bit of music from somewhere in the PT just because it's from the PT, or leaving a section musicless. Some of the greatest action scenes have no music; the chariot race in Ben-Hur is the most obvious to me, and of course they made the same choice for most of the pod race in The Phantom Menace. Cueing the music part way through a sequence (like they did in the pod race) is an excellent way to heighten the excitement. If you can't find appropriate music, please don't cut the sequence.
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#300238
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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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Please, Eros. There's a difference between constructive criticism and hanging shit on something for no good reason; you and RB seem to be well and truly on the hanging-shit side of that particular fence. On our side, well, we may be rather enthusiastic — so what? If we weren't, why even be here? Why are *you* here?