Haha he’s got the voice down. I want the be the guy that gets to iron the green screens for George. And maybe get to watch Andy Serkis hand groom George’s beard behind the scenes.
poppasketti I’m a bit late in the game here but can I get your google drive link? I didn’t realize how much I hated the Finn-Phasma fight until I saw how well your edit works. Thanks!
Hal9000, poppasketti and krlozdac thanks for the hard work put into all your edits. I always loved TLJ, and krlozdac I really appreciated the choices you made to piece together the recalibrated edit. I found the google drive link you posted on reddit. Just finished watching it and man I have to say there is no reason for me to watch the original version of TLJ anymore. This is far superior to the theatrical release, thanks to the efforts of many people. Godspeed rebels. Haha I really mean may the force be with you.
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Hal 9000 said:
Sounds good to provide such an “alternate ending cut”. What about the Yoda deleted scene in the original ending cut ?
The Dagobah scene will be excluded. It was added to replace the funeral for pacing and… just feeling right.
Right! The funeral was like a bittersweet thing. So was the Yoda scene. It would be redundant to have all that and the Death Star and uncle Owen and— Bilbo hugging Gandalf.
Hal 9000 said:
You know what? Screw it. Enough people have asked for this the past few years that, even though I wouldn’t want it, I’ll just release a version with the alternate (or original) ending. I won’t give it subtitles or commentary track or anything special, and I’ll just release the big mkv version. Anyone inclined can download it and reencode to their satisfaction.
It will be identical up to the point at which the medical robot comes out. It’ll be the original version through the end of the movie, save for removing the line “she has lost the will to live” and altering the Vader scream to the Russian version as in LOE proper.
Thanks a ton Hal. Awesome.
If you think about it TPM ruins everything. Without it we could have had AOTC as the 1st Prequel film, a middle film all about the atrocities of the clone wars, and then ROTS where Padmes kids are already alive and no need for a half-assed George Lucas retcon. ROTS should just end with a Jar Jar funeral while the Ewoks dance. Yub-yub. Lol
The 5gb and 10gb mpeg-2 rebalanced files both had highly noticeable visual artifacts and in my view were not watchable, so I downloaded the 30gb mpeg-2 which was perfect quality. After converting it to x265 10 bit 1080p got it down to 3gb and still extremely high quality. Watched it at home tonight with the kiddos and loved it!!! Seamless professional edits. Anakin is so much more relatable and the story more enjoyable. And thank the whills the Vader no got the axe. Thank you Siliconmaster, truly great job.
Hal 9000 said:
It’s the HDTV capture from schorman13, for reasons expressed earlier. Given the look of TAS, the deleted scenes used, and even the brief Boleyn footage, I think it’s a little better source to use. Not all-around better, but better for cohesion.
Hal, any chance of not using the Boelyn footage for an updated release and reverting to the “yeah she’s dead” ending? Your HAL9000 version(s) really are the gold standard in every way except for the incredibly jarring progression of Padme in bed with baby Leia and then suddenly Luke being summarily deposited on Tatooine without any real explanation of why this is happening. Padme just kept Leia and tossed Luke??? It’s a real wtf moment that probably can’t be solved given the source material.
Anyway, love your work. The way you have Windu get right to business to execute Palp and how Anakin immediately jumps after Obi-wan and gets his legs sliced were awesome. Having no Yoda palp fight did make the Obi-Ani battle so much better.
Just deepfake Tom Cruise’s face onto Travolta’s giant head and insert nude Xenu into every scene. That’s all it needed.
Siliconmaster, thanks for the link. I noticed the mkv’s are encoded in mpeg-2 format? Before I download the full BR Disk ISO version, is it encoded in mpeg-2 or mpeg-4?
Thank you for the hard work you put into this. Loved the YouTube clip you posted comparing the Windu Palp fight. Nice seamless choices you made which cut away all the terrible exposition but left Palps cruel smirk just before he zaps away. Could you please also send me the link to the fanedit files? Would love to be able to watch ep 3 again. Thanks!