I’m just gonna come out and say, I think this is my definitive version of TFA. First off, I really digged how you opened with new Jakku establishing shots then Rey. Your new scene order on Jakku made a lot more sense to me. Your dialoge cuts were seamless in most cases such as the Kylo Poe interactions, and the “Stay Calm” moment. I was happy to see you use so many of NeverarGreat’s brilliant edits such as the Island Sketch, and the Rey dreaming of Ahch-To was awesome! It was a really neat idea to add Vader at the end of Rey’s vision from the Vader V Kylo Fan Film. I really appreciated the edit’s to Han’s comments on the bowcaster to better line up with Legends. Rey’s use of the force to break free was much better in my opinion. The sith eyes on Rey were perfect for that scene and really sold how she could best Kylo. The dream ending was neat, and overall like I said this is my favorite version of TFA now.
Of course man, take your time, good luck finding work.
Are there any updates on the 1080p version?
Can I get a link to both of the Mando edits? Thanks!
Anakin Starkiller said:
Obviously a crappy quality video but it works fine as proof of concept for a totally doable (if time-consuming) change. My question is why you’d give him a lightsaber in the first place, and I think the only answer is to make him a Jedi. That poses the question of how you would achieve that in the rest of the films.
You could do it maybe in one movie that combines and changes the sequels.
This could be really cool!
This sounds really interesting? What are your plans for the Hera stuff?
This is one of the best edits I’ve ever seen. It’s so clean and some cuts are almost impossible too detect unless you’ve seen the original. But there’s one really small nitpick I have, during the Battle of Takodona, I’m pretty sure we hear a Stormtrooper call himself a TK instead of an FN. Like I said it was a very small nitpick because other than that this cut was actually perfect.
Has anyone seen this short clip from Petrovelly?
The second segment is Kylo’s fighter on Mustafar.
I really like how they aged Vader’s castle!
I’m planning on downloading and watching this later today and I was wondering, did you ever end up putting Maz and Leia in Rey’s vision?
I’m so hyped for Version 2, it’s really impressive what everyone’s accomplished in trying to make these movies better!
Has this edit been released, if so can I get a link?
Random, admittedly half-baked idea: turn the TROS scene of Palpatine talking to Pryde into an ANH scene of Palpatine talking to Tarkin. Don’t know how feasible that would be, but it might be a good way of incorporating the Emperor into an alternate version of the only Lucas movie in which he doesn’t appear:
“The princess of Alderaan has disrupted my plan. But her foolish act will be in vain…send the Death Star to a world they know. Let it burn.”
That would be an awesome way of getting some Emperor in ANH!
Movies Remastered said:
Have you guys seen this project? He’s got some insane new VFX and a great vision.
Imagine if this played before the opening crawl, I would’ve gotten chills in the theater
I also prefer the shuttle, I find it weird that the TIE Advance was chosen instead of the Shuttle.
In the 1080p version, Boba will appear (though he will not fall into the Sarlacc).
Also, the Throne room will be recolored to remove that over-the-top black and white.
Alright, I can’t wait to see the new version when it comes out.
I really like a lot of things in this edit like the replaced music, especially during the Luke hologram and Vader’s funeral scenes, I loved the color grading on Endor, and the replaced backgrounds looked really nice. I also really liked how you merged the start of the Vader arriving to the Death Star II with the scene of the Emperor arriving. A complaint I have with this edit its the lack of Boba Fett making this version of ROTJ incompatible with Mando season 2, but that doesn’t ruin the edit by any stretch of the imagination I just would’ve preferred for Boba to stay in. Another complaint I had was the coloration in the Throne Room scenes, personally I think it was a little to gray and kind of made some scenes with Vader look like they were in black and white. But overall this edit was fantastic and I will certainly watch this edit again!
I was wondering if someone could send this edit to me, the OP has been inactive and I really want to see it.
I’m currently working on a rough draft of a VERY radical edit of the sequel trilogy taking place in an alternate timeline where Luke actually struck down Palpatine in anger during Return of the Jedi, and then killed Vader in the following duel in a fit of rage, before disappearing and leaving Han and Leia behind to do the spirit of the Emperor’s bidding and fully embrace the dark side.
Basically continuing from the ending of The Man Behind The Mask’s “War of the Stars” edit, if you’ve seen them (probably my favorite Star Wars edits of all time).
I think the idea of the sequels taking place in an alternate dark timeline could make them feel a lot more cohesive and fix the problem of the constant character assassination and disrespect to the original trilogy.
Han becoming a smuggler again and Leia abandoning the New Republic to fight a rebellion again, and stuff like that that felt out of character for these character now makes a lot more sense if they knew Luke disappeared and fell to the dark side, doesn’t it?
I’m not quite to the point of storyboarding the actual sequels and what I want to do with them yet because I’m working on the first part I have planned first.
So picture this, I’m going to open up the first movie with mostly scenes from the Mandalorian, not the Force Awakens. I’ve already found a great way to cut down all the filler and show the main arc of Mando finding, recusing, and growing attached Grogu in a fast, streamlined way. Then skip ahead as fast as possible to introduce Moff Gideon and get to the end of season 2 as quick as I can.
The kicker though is going to be the ending. We’ve just spent the majority of the story getting attached to Mando and his quest with Grogu, they’re facing impossible odds surrounded by Dark Troopers with all hope lost, until a single X-wing seems to show up out of nowhere with a Jedi stepping out to save the day.
Except this Jedi’s lightsaber is crimson red and something about his demeaner seems off. He’s not here to recuse them.
Din asks “Are you a Jedi?”.
“No.” Luke then slaughters everyone in the room. (not sure how feasible this would be able to pull off lol but I’m sure something could work, even if it’s just an outside POV from the closed door as we hear screams as a last resort)
We see the perspective of different planets and people reacting to Holoscreens suddenly flickering.
Palpatine’s broadcast about his return plays as the galaxy’s people’s react in fright and dispair.
End of the first movie.
The second movie will take place after a large time skip and focus on setting up Rey and co., and everything else.
Kind of just disjointed rambling here lmao but I’m curious if anyone has any thoughts on this idea on paper as it is, I’ll share an actual rough draft of the first half of my edit soon. I’m about 40% into editing it.
We will watch your career with great interest!
You’re welcome, glad you liked it so much!
JEDIT: updated the mockup again, now most of the cockpit has been restored.
This looks fantastic, it’ll be great to get a better tie-in to Solo and TLJ in TFA!
Thoughts on a possible episode to fit into season two, to give a bit more character balance in a season that slightly needs it:
I’d considered the fun romp of Zillo Beast, despite having some problems with that episode (a useful ion weapon never seen again, plus Palpatine’s malice), but on review it doesn’t feature Ahsoka so it doesn’t satisfy the goal of what I’m looking for in this slot.
The other that I’d considered was Innocents/Liberty of Ryloth, which gives us a bit more tie-ins to later media but isn’t super strong on its own. That doesn’t feature our main guys BUT-
I’ve always liked the crash from Jedi Crash (on Maridun). It’s a great action sequence, Anakin gets injured, and Ahsoka looks after him. That’s a nice bit of growth, though I’d want to trim the episode heavily and mostly ignore the natives (and definitely skip the following episode with the goofy separatist attack). Thematically it would fit with season two, where the impact of the war hits the further corners of the galaxy.
I wonder if I could merge the above two? If I do, it’d definitely end up as two parallel plots, rather than two related plotlines, but it’d give us all our focal characters, and the jeopardy for both storylines could be enhanced by the implicit absence of the other characters. Perhaps the skies that the Jedi cruiser crash in are the skies of Ryloth, with the emergency escape jump that Anakin and Ahsoka take taking them off that battlefield and to a neighbouring planet/system. Then Obi-Wan’s and Mace Windu’s actions would be implicitly strained by the absence of the reinforcements. I might need to do some work to tie the plots together a bit more tightly though, or at least have them reference each other.
I’m not certain this idea is workable, but I think it’s the only worthwhile idea to pursue to potentially satisfy a couple of goals that I have for that part of my series. Worst case, I’ll find I can’t do it, and I’ll just retain Innocents/Liberty as a bonus episode.
I’ll check it out (far later).
(That said, am I moving too far away from established canon by using some of these ideas? I don’t want people to consider TCW:R too deviant to consider it a viable ‘true’ alternative to TCW. I’m not trying to produce ‘an experiment’ with this series, I’m trying to produce ‘TCW if it was made today and with hindsight’)
To be fair you did mash up the two Cade Bane episodes so, I don’t think that this idea would be any different from that episode.
Can’t Wait for Seasons 4 and 5, keep up the great work!
Sounds interesting, I would like a link!
Could I get a link to the workprint?