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#985792
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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And here’s the Dropbox link to the rest of my covers. click here

Included are 6- and 10-disc versions (ie. 50GB and 25GB, respectively), as well as 9- and 13-disc versions including Adywan’s Revisited editions for when they come out. The individual covers are for Criterion-size cases, but I’ve also included standard-size versions of the complete set, because I’m one of the poor sods who can’t get Criterion cases (at least not without paying ten times their cost in shipping to Australia).

I’ve also included a 12-page booklet with the comprehensive details of the contents of the set; I’ve made a draft 16-page version for the complete set including Revisited, but, obviously, that won’t be able to be finalised until the Revisited versions are released, and who knows how many years away ROTJ:R is, so I haven’t included it in the upload.

Any comments, suggestions, or requests are more than welcome.

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#975296
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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All these covers are making me feel quite inadequate, but here’s my own contribution. I’ve deliberately kept details of this specific release off the individual covers, so you could use them for any release of the Despecialized Editions. I’ve done a 10-disc version (for people who can only do 25GB discs), disc art and a simple 12-page booklet as well, and I’ll be putting them all in a single zip file and uploading them soon. They’ll be better image quality than you can see here, I’ll be exporting them as pdfs not jpegs; this is just for the sake of having a preview.

Any comments, suggestions or requests are more than welcome.

Box set cover

Star Wars cover

The Empire Strikes Back cover

Return of the Jedi cover

I’m also planning on a variant of this set including Adywan’s Revisited edits, for when they’re all finished.

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#959886
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Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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Mainly just posting here so I can keep up to date on the thread. I don’t have the data allowance to get this set as it stands, but I should be able to grab it later in the year. I’m also working on a case design for the set, which I’ll share here when it’s done. Planning on two- and three-disc versions as well as a four-disc set including these plus Ady’s Revisited for completists. Any other suggestions or requests?

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#687426
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The Hobbit (2014) - Resource and idea thread
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I'm not wedded to keeping the eagles, especially if we can segue from the mountain escape to the beginning of the second film, but my first cut needed to be a real book-purist one. I don't mind if my final cut omits things from the book, so long as it isn't any worse in that respect than the LOTR movies. (I still haven't forgiven Jackson for leaving out THE ENTIRE FUCKING ENDING.)

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#687359
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The Hobbit (2014) - Resource and idea thread
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I've been having a go at this over the last couple of days. My rough cut of the first film comes in at 103 minutes (without credits). That's mostly been chopping whole scenes, although a number of times I've had to make fiddlier snips. That's just a first pass, though; I've been as generous as I can, with a view to cutting more later. I'll watch it through to see how the pacing goes, and try to shave off another half hour or so if I can.

Changes so far (that I can remember):

  • Prologue completely gone (might use prologue from part 2 as a prologue; we need something to precede "good morning")
  • Unexpected Party trimmed
  • Troll scene trimmed for childishness
  • Radagast severely trimmed (He shows up, quick flashback to Dol Guldur, then he dashes off; the extended chase scene is cut)
  • No flashbacks to battle with Azog
  • Rivendell trimmed; no White Council
  • Stone giants completely gone and not missed
  • Stupid CGI in Goblin-town gone; Great Goblin trimmed.
  • Gollum introduction edited because as it stands it assumes the audience knows him; I want to introduce him more gradually and make him creepier for the audience who hasn't seen LOTR. This will need more work for continuity and pacing.
  • Goblin chase almost completely gone — they start to run, it cuts back to Bilbo, next we see is the escape from the mountain. No stupid CGI.
  • Azog completely cut until the pine-tree battle, and then cut down to be just another Orc. Thorin gets left behind or thrown out of his tree — we don't see — and they only realise when not!Azog's warg attacks him.

I may cut down Thorin's mistrusting-Bilbo arc, which was quite exaggerated from the book, in which case I can cut down the last battle even more, eliminate Azog, and lose a minute or two elsewhere.

I haven't actually seen the second film yet, so I'm not sure what I'll be able to do with it, but at the very least I'll try to eliminate Legolas and Tauriel and Smaug's golden shower.

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#681783
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The Star Wars Mono-logy
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I'll be very interested to see this. Question: which version of the films will you be using as a basis? It could be very cool to stick entirely to the original versions (rather than SE or Revisited) and make the thing look like it could have been made in the '70s.

Also, a film as long as this one is going to be deserves an intermission, like an olde-stylee epic. Thoughts on where this might go?

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#591767
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ESB and ROTJ Wishlist
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That idea actually has some narrative potential — if Han came out of the carbonite having lost his strength and confidence, it could do a lot for his character — so long as his arc for the rest of the movie was dealing with it, regaining what he'd lost and developing as a character that way.

The movie as it stands only does the beginnings of this. I'm not saying it has to be done, or that it even could be done, but it would be one way to try to improve the film.