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#1297712
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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BedeHistory731 said:

Yeah, I like the line too. It’s the first crack we see in Vader’s resolve, furthered by his stare at the gantry window. I was kind of spitballing, as a lot of us seem to be torn about some of the dialogue choices in ROTJ. I saw that line appear on a few cut lists and was curious about where we stood on it. I’m glad we’re in favor of keeping it!

The Luke/Vader stuff doesn’t really need any dialogue trims.

I’ll agree that we don’t need to trim that particular line, but I do think that some of the Luke/Vader dialogue needs to be trimmed or altered. Vader repeating the line “You don’t know the power of the dark side” from ESB is lazy and doesn’t give us or Luke any new information, it’s an empty taunt at that point. “I must obey my master,” I’d argue, is a line that telegraphs Vader’s turn at the end in a more on-the-nose way than the “too late for me” line, and I think I’d be okay with its excision.

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#1102406
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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metalmunki said:

doubleofive said:

Yes, R2?

That’s all right. I’d like to keep it on manual control for a while.

(Untranslated beeps)

Was that creative license or did you have a source? Because I always thought R2 was saying something like ‘it’ll take me some time to calculate the jump to light speed’, like Dagobah is really out of the way, and R2 isn’t really prepared for such a journey. Then Luke’s reply is like he doesn’t mind the wait. Otherwise how do you ‘manually control’ a hyperspace route? Doesn’t really fit with what we know about Star Wars space travel.

Even so ‘would you like me to take over control?’ is kind of a clumsy sentence, mate!

The source is the Aurebesh on the screen. All of the letters have a direct English translation.

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#1097809
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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timdiggerm said:

I thought the new hangar matte behind the three talking guys stands out as a little too crisp compared to the actors in the foreground. But it is certainly better than the original.

Agreed, it seems to be even more sharp than the actors. It should be blurred/grained up a little bit. But definitely better than the bad matte painting from before!

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#1097535
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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asterisk8 said:

Amazing work, Adywan! I never expected any less. Worth the wait!!! I don’t have any complaints other than that my name is spelled wrong in the credits, but it’s not a big deal.

adywan said:

Ooops, sorry. 😦

Kamdan said:

I believe Ben Burtt’s name was misspelled in the end credits as “Benn Burtt.”

adywan said:

These errors will be fixed for the Blu-Ray.

Adywan, just finished watching it all the way through, absolutely amazing work! I love that you added such wonderful subtle details like condensation on Han in Carbonite and the spider on Dagobah.

My only complaint is that, like asterisk8, my name was misspelled in the credits – it’s written as “Max Gersham” when it should say “Max Gershman.” If it’s at all possible to fix it for the BluRay that would be great but it’s no problem either way, I understand if you want to leave the credits as-is.

Also in regards to text, I noticed that a few parts of the English subtitle track have little errors like no punctuation in one part and a few words being omitted (Han calling Leia “sweetheart” isn’t written out in the subtitles a few times), but again, no big deal if it’s left the way it is.

Thank you so much for this massive undertaking. It’s surreal to think that it’s been a little over 9 years now since the project was started. We all appreciate you so much for persevering and giving us something truly magnificent.

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#1090047
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Update from Adywan on the Facebook page:

Adywan

The Wampa test shoot was promising. The ideas i had seem to be working, but they’re not 100% there yet. still some tweaking to do. But I’ll be doing the proper shoot this weekend and then it should take about a week to complete the compositions. So i will know by the end of next week whether or not the new Wampa will be included in ESB:R.

The wampa looks fantastic and is a dead ringer for the original puppet, really holding out hope that it will go as planned and will show up in ESB:R.

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#1072975
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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NeverarGreat said:

It’s amazing how many commenters here respond in all seriousness to tongue-in-cheek suggestions.

(Forgive me, for I have Frinked)

If this is in response to the question of whether or not the new Wampa stays in the film, I am conscious of tongue-in-cheek responses but what INVAR wrote about it being cut out is completely plausible. Ady even said that if the new Wampa won’t work, then he will be scrapping it, and removing all shots of its face would take care of that.

Just wondering if what INVAR said is true, though I’ve not seen Ady mention anywhere that the Wampa did not work out at all.

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#1072920
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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INVAR said:

jedimasterobiwan said:

So does this mean you got the wampa to work if so i really can’t wait for june 😃

No. No Wampa. Like the mechanical shark in Jaws, Ady could not get the Wampa to work. So, taking a cue from Spielberg, Adywan has decided that less is more. There will be an augmented white blur that knocks Luke off his Tauntaun, and the suspense of not knowing or seeing whatever malevolent force is lurking out there in the snow will enhance the entire experience. In the cave sequence, shadows will cover the threat approaching Luke’s hanging form in the cave with some of Williams’ academy award-winning theme from two years earlier intermixed with the Force theme to build the tension. As the shadows grow closer with audible growls of the unseen creature approaching, Luke cuts himself free and swings the saber and we are left with that single furry white arm falling cauterized to the snowy floor - leaving us to our frightened imaginations of just what it was that attacked Luke.

Wait, is this true? Did the Wampa really not work out? 😦

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#1037078
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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The Wampa looks amazing, Adywan. My apologies if this has already been covered, but do we know specifically which shots will be replaced with the new Wampa? Will the growling closeup of the Wampa be replaced with this one? Because Ady’s version looks to be based pretty closely on that one. Or will only the full body shots of the very different looking Wampas be replaced with this one? In which case, how will it be filmed, exactly? Will it be superimposed on the full body shots, or will it be filmed in snowy backgrounds with a full fur suit?

Again, sorry if this has already been discussed.

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#883051
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doubleofive said:

He’s trying the title on for size. I’m not sure anyone has ever had a problem with that line.

The CinemaSins video for ESB actually reminded me of it, it points out that moment too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_0yLbcV3U8

Most of the complaints are made in jest but I feel like he’s making a fair point when he says Luke immediately went “right into the acceptance phase of that shocker.”

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#883033
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Don’t think this was ever mentioned, and this might be an unpopular suggestion as it has to do with ESB’s dialogue rather than visuals, but here goes. I always thought it was really odd that after he’s been rescued by Leia and Lando, moments after Vader reveals himself to be Luke’s father, Luke responds to Vader’s telepathic communication by saying, “Father?”

Wouldn’t the reveal be such a shock to him that he’d be in denial for at least a short while? Especially since a year later, in ROTJ, he’s still in disbelief when he asks Yoda if it’s true that Vader is his dad. That moment in ESB always just rang false to me. I feel like if he wordlessly acknowledged Vader calling to him and just have his first line in the scene be “Ben, why didn’t you tell me?,” that scene would work a lot more naturally and emotionally true.

But cutting dialogue from what is arguably the best movie of the OT is a touchy subject and I’d totally understand if Ady doesn’t want to go there.

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#653308
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darth_ender said:

While I am truly very impressed, I'm just curious, wouldn't CGI have been sufficient and easier for this sort of thing?  Not trying to knock the cast, as it truly is amazing!

I'd imagine tracking a CG chest without it "hovering" above the original shot would be a nightmare. And an all-CG shot would stand out too much, I think.

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#646864
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Monroville said:

I always figured that Vader was on his kneeling holo circle that he was on when speaking to the Emperor (ie Veers is projected in much the same way when speaking to Vader).  Thinking about that, it looks like Vader is on one knee, as you can only see his left foot, which can only be bent at the knee due to how short the distance between his foot and his hip is:

I highly doubt that Vader is kneeling because Vader in Ady's refilmed shot is standing up yet matches the proportions of the old shot. Also, why would Vader ever kneel before Veers?