Is this finished? It says released in the title
Sky, great work. I applaud you for doing this. But just out of curiosity, what made you want to Lucasize the deleted scenes?
I don’t think the idea suits the ideas behind Ady’s edit, but I’d love to see it come to life someday.
I got to admit that the pacing in the beginning of the film never worked for me. It starts off with Vader arriving in the DSII, then it cuts to Tatooine at Jabba’s palace rescuing Han where they get captured and fight at the Sarlaac pit for about 30 minutes, then the core of the story gets back on track on Dagobah with the Yoda and Obi-Wan scenes.
I’m all for ray_afraid’s ROTJ opening edit idea
Did you refilm your arm for the scene when Obi-Wan cuts off Dr.Evazan’s arm off at the cantina?
- A New Hope
- The Empire Strikes Back
- The Last Jedi
- Rogue One
- Return of the Jedi
- The Force Awakens
- Revenge of the Sith
- The Rise of Skywalker
- The Phantom Menace
- Attack of the Clones
I bet the answer is “No, because putting that scene in ruins the pacing and the reveal-fanfare-music when Luke & Obi see the Falcon for the first time.”
I agree. And doing a scene with Boba Fett instead of Jabba would require a budget thats already being spent on ROTJ:R.
Will there be cover arts for when the Blu-rays for OT:R are released?
What was the name of the film that JJ Abrams saw Daisy Ridley in that made him say “Who’s that girl?” and cast her in TFA?
Which type of methods were used in coming up with the lightsaber duels depicted in the OT? European fencing? Asian swordfighting?
Adywan, in your full list of changes you’ve put:
“Have a small portion of the Ewok celebration which then leads to the funeral pyre scene. This is where the Force Ghosts will appear and the film will end with Luke being alone (which in turn foreshadows TFA).”
And I was just wondering where the stance is on that now. After TLJ/TROS, I know I’m not sure about how to feel when it comes to the sequel trilogy. I liked TFA, but it didn’t stand on its own and kind of hung on ANH/the promise of solid sequels but, given the disjointed nature of that trilogy… idk.
The real reason I ask is because, if that sort of open-ended ending was still part of you’re plan, then…
Spoilers for Rise of Skywalker
Could that new scene of Luke training Leia work as an alternative ending. It would still require trimming down the celebration and I’m not sure whether the pyre scene would work better where it is rn or just before the new scene, but I can imagine that scene fitting in there. I feel it would work well to act as a pay off to the whole “there is another” and give the whole siblings plot an actual conclusion, rather than just drama. It would also work for “haters” and fans of the Sequels alike, and would give credibility to certain controversial plot points that felt forced due to them having no setup.
Overall I believe it would add to the movie, and Star Wars saga, as (for some) the final movie in the saga, would end with Luke fulfilling his role of teaching the next generation of Jedi. The ‘Return Of The Jedi’.
Ending it on the pyre scene, with the ghosts added, was just an idea. The more i thought about it, the more i missed the celebration ( Yub-Nub, not the SE version with the ripped off native american/ new age music). The planet celebrations will still be erased ( why the hell are there thousands of people celebrating in mos eisley, a small spaceport?). The Empire isn’t fully defeated at this point and the celebrations are way too quick to happen. I’m going back to the pre-SE version of the ending ( with one or two changes, like the added wedge shots).
You could still end ROTJ:R with the funeral pyre scene by having the celebration happen before it just without Luke in it.
Does Vader fundamentally misunderstand what it means to be a Jedi?
Anakin Starkiller said:
The First Order and the Resistance work just fine if you change one small detail: they’re both funded by the Republic. Now it becomes a proxy war between two rival parties within the system. Snoke could be some rich senator.
The First Order shouldn’t be funded by the New Republic but instead should be viewed by them as terrorist-like.
The way people reconstruct or create their own continuity with the PT, how would you redo the ST?
First I would start by having the First Order to be a group of survivors from the Empire who believe in the dark side of the Force and by not having the Resistance but as a group of pilots from the New Republic.
The ST shows as if the Battle of Endor did nothing to stop the Empire that also seems as if they then went on to use a different name as the First Order.
If the Empire are like Nazis that rose to power then the ST should depict the First Order as a group of Neo-Nazis.
Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon shouldn’t be master/student as this contradicts what was stated in TESB but as friends or as two Jedi who work together with Yoda being the one who instructed Obi-Wan or both of them.
Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)
One other thing I’ve mentioned before is that during the Space Battle of Endor (and possibly during the Ground Battle) there should heavy casualties from both the Empire and the Rebel fleet afterwards, not just a majority of the Rebel pilots surviving afterwards and most of the Empire fleet being destroyed for a happy ending.
For example: in ANH there were many heavy casualties to Red Squadron during the Battle of Yavin to where only Luke, Wedge and a single Y-Wing pilot were the only ones who made it in the end (plus the MF) and not a majority of the Red Squadron pilots surviving afterwards for a happier ending.
Now that the 4KSE of ROTJ has been released, will you still be using 4k83 to fix the framing errors or will you go with 4kSE?
All Jedi lightsabers in the PT should be blue so that Luke’s new lightsaber in ROTJ is more unique.
- Are you gonna use the deleted scenes of the crew in the falcon and the guys manning the turrets?
I can tell you that, unfortunately, that’s a no. Ady has said that footage just isn’t salvageable to an acceptable level.
However, Ady does have a crew filming new scenes in the California Red Woods to expand the Endor ground battle!
Actually that is some of the only footage for ROTJ that could now possibly be used, with a lot of work, especially now with Topaz upscaling AI being available along with better noise reduction software . The rest of the deleted scenes from Jedi go from low quality to less-than-laserdisc quality, so can’t be used. But most of the shots inside the falcon are rubbish anyway. Why the hell are they running through the corridors with guns during the space battle? Maybe one or two shots, if any at all, may be used
Does this mean that the deleted scene of Vader calling out to Luke while he’s building his new lightsaber could possibly be used?
What difficulties did you face in recreating ANH:R for HD?
Knight of Kalee said:
Adywan, are you going to redub this female A-Wing pilot that somehow got dubbed over by a dude?:
Adywan’s already confirmed that this will happen.
Yet when we get to ROTJ, Han suddenly thinks Luke is a rival and becomes this jealous idiot? All that has to go. Han became a pretty much useless character as it is in Jedi, but this jealousy crap put it over the edge.