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#1286268
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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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I did try to explain on some of the comments on the facebook page that something is throwing off my regrade on the comparison shots that have a strong cyan tint in the blu-rays. Whether its something to do with how the site recompresses the video or what it was i don’t know. But the whites had a yellowish tint in places that is NOT on the files i’m working with.

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#1285952
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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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Sail Barge and The Emperor’s Arrival Comparison Video:

This is how the colour grading for ROTJ:R is getting on. This really does show just how bad the grading of the official Blu-Ray for this film is. It goes from having magenta tint/ over saturated reds to a heavy blue/ cyan cast that, in the opening shot of the TIE’s approaching the Death Star, has completely wiped out any of the other colours that should be there. The swicthes to oversaturated blues and a heavy cyan tint that makes the stormtroopers etc no longer their true white colour. Cyan Scoutroopers?

https://vimeo.com/343682999

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#1284682
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Kingj3489 said:

Hey everyone. Can somebody please help me find the Xvid version of ANH:R? I’ve failed for days to find it and am losing hope…
It’s the only version that correctly has Ponda Baba’s arm severed. I don’t know why Adywan changed that one. If someone could help me I would be so grateful.

It was changed for 2 reasons.

  1. Ponda had hoof/ flipper like hands. You can see this clearly in the Cantina. So none of them hand the furry hands

  2. Ponda doesn’t even go to draw his weapon at the moment Obi-Wan strikes. the ONLY one to draw their weapon was Dr Evazan. So it should be Evazan’s severed arm on the floor



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#1284186
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The Worst Scene/Sequence in Any Star Wars Film
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LordPlagueis said:

moviefreakedmind said:

I personally would say that the droid assembly line sequence in AOTC is the worst sequence ever to appear on screen in a Star Wars film. It’s long, bland, inconsequential, and ultimately completely forgettable. Do you agree? What would you say is the worst? The Ewok movies don’t count, the Clone Wars animated movie or TV shows don’t count, the Holiday Special doesn’t count, and Rebels doesn’t count. We’re only counting the live action films: episodes I-VIII and R1.

The worst moment was Rose preventing Finn from sacrificing himself to save the Resistance so she could kiss him and say the most cliched line ever written: “That’s how we’re gonna win: Not by fighting what we hate but by saving what we love.”

It was a play on the famous line by the English writer G.K. Chesterton in 1911

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”

LordPlagueis said:
The droid assembly line scene was no worse than the trash compactor scene in A New Hope. Both signify the “Belly of the Beast” stage in Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey.

You have to be joking here. The two are nothing alike. The droid scene is riddled with terrible slapstick and comes across in no way threatening. Completely the opposite to the Trash compactor scene.

but the worse scene for me in ANY Star Wars film HAS to be the balcony scene in ROTS.

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#1283434
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Lucasfilm's movie plans post Ep. IX
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NeverarGreat said:

The flaws are primarily a problem of the two main characters, and begin in TFA:
I would say Finn’s defining trauma is that of being a Stormtrooper realizing in his first battle that he’s not a killer. However, he immediately starts killing his own mates when the story needs him to, and this aspect of his character is never explored again.

I have seen a few people comment exactly the same type of thing, but they have misinterpreted that scene, even when it’s explained later in the film:

[FINN:]

But my first battle, I made a choice. I wasn’t going to kill for them. So I ran.

So it’s NOT that he isn’t a killer, he just refused to kill innocent civilians and that is the moment he sees them for what they are and decides to run. Slaughtering innocent unarmed people and killing during battle are two completely different things.

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#1282875
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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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ray_afraid said:

Wow. I’ve long thought the officer uniforms in Jedi were green. Neat!

Yeh. The material they used was Feldgrau (Field Grey). Which looks grey in some light conditions, brown in others and even a slight green tint in others. The problem is that ROTJ theatrical prints were screwed up in reproduction for release. Some were very blue and others have a boosted cyan channel. Same happened with ESB. I was told on very good authority that the ONLY version of ESB that ever had the correct grading was the 70mm version that was shown at the London Premier.

Now, thanks mainly to the screwed up SE’s, costuming groups think that the uniforms should be olive green, when they are not.

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#1282872
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Empire Strikes Back 35mm &quot;dailies(?)&quot;
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Someone i know cam across this thread.

http://www.yakfaceforums.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?p=169395&fbclid=IwAR21Xd0xzNMMtBQy7gxFONfuQfvatjY7iN3cRrM-rUKqYmHv4kd8-_pauHY#p169395

Looks like this guy has what could be some items that could be of historical value. It would be great if these could be scanned in before they get lost forever to some collector

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#1282790
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The Last Jedi- Full Movie Re-Edit
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Petrovelly said:

4throck said:

The content ID system is automated.
In layman’s terms, all of the original movies are in the system, that then compares them frame by frame to your video.
If it matches, it gets blocked. The mouse doesn’t need to do a thing.

I guess he played movie sequences on his stream so the system kicked in.

Well, I don’t think so. I did upload many Star Wars Clips (Star Wars: Remastered and color grading) and they didn’t block any of those. Besides, on YouTube there’s plenty of clips from that movie, uploaded month’s ago.
I have a bad feeling about this…

Youtube have been blocking videos i’ve uploaded for years and facebook has really clamped down recently too. It is to do with the algorithms. It’s a bit hit and miss which ones get flagged

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#1282367
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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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The official blu-ray of ROTJ, although people seem to think this one has the better colour grading than the other two in the OT, probably has the most problems. From the heavy magenta tone throughout, to boosted reds in the dark areas, green imperial uniforms in places and, where the others suffered with heavy blue tints and over saturated colours, ROTJ seems to be lacking some of the blue tones in the film. There are also shots where most of the colour is missing in favour of a blue/ magenta shift.

This film seems like it’s going to take the most work to try and fix or improve the colour problems.

Here is a sample that really shows how screwed the colours for ROTJ really are. Green uniforms? Really? The opening shot of the hangar is an example of missing colour. It’s so desaturated but given colour by the overall blue tint. Almost gone are the yellow floor lights.

Then we have Luke’s holographic message in which the blue is completely missing in the official version.

The section in this preview alone took over a month to re-grade the colour.

Another comparison preview, this time featuring Han’s unthawing and the Rancor battle will be uploaded later in the week. Sadly the video was blocked on facebook, youtube and vimeo so the previews will only be available as a download for the foreseeable future

CLIP DOWNLOAD LINK:

https://mega.nz/#!OA0FASqa!UEtPu7E20sJPljnXIIZn7jqwLrjwIVtQgIlJMWogKB8

For those unable to download the comparison video, here are some screenshots:







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#1281752
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Star Wars: Remastered - A New Special Edition
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Petrovelly said:

You’re right guys. It works better.
It will propably take a lot of time to make the whole scene, because of the Star Destroyer. I can’t find detailed enough free version so I have to modify that one I already have… which won’t be easy, due to my lack of skills in modelling, huh.

There’s a highly detailed Stardestroyer over at sci-fi3D

http://www.scifi3d.com/details.asp?intGenreID=10&intCatID=8&key=534

Sadly, it’s not the ANH version, but maybe someone could help out modifying it?

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#1278212
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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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Hal 9000 said:

That picture looks great for that scene. The BluRay is cast in a deep blue. It looks like you’ve cut it in such a way to favor BluRay-sourced footage, but it shouldn’t be noticeable unless someone has the original scene committed to memory.

Actually i hardly used Blu-Ray sourced footage for this scene. The shots below are the only ones i used from the blu-ray. The rest is all 4k83 sourced

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#1278175
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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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FIRST PROPER CLIP FROM ROTJ:R.

Here is the first clip that has some FX work added and some editing tweaks. Although the torture of the droid at the beginning is likely to be removed in the final version, everything is pretty much as it will appear in ROTJ:R. Tweaks done to Jabba’s & Sy’s mouth, a blink now and then on the creatures ( only one is complete so far in this), re-edited the original, integrating some of the SE shots, and organising shots to sync up better with Sy’s vocals. Using the great 4k83 restorations as a basis for this, along with the blu-ray, some colour grading (which is still in progress) and some more scratch/ speckle clean up work to be done. Some FX work needs to be done on a couple of shots where i need to fix the background ( mainly the side shot of Oola from the SE’s where they shot her against a blue-screen but added a character in the background that isn’t there in the shots before or after)Sound is, as usual, a very rough temp track as the sound side of things won’t start until the visual side of the film is completed.

https://www.facebook.com/swrevisited/videos/292146901711612/

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#1275378
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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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The B-wing shoot at the weekend went amazingly well. I can’t thank everyone involved enough for the brilliant job they did. We got all the shots needed and i can’t wait for you to see Blue Squadron in action in the final film. As a small teaser, here is a short video. The clips are randomly sequenced and not how they will appear in the film & NO dialogue ( we don;t want to spoil everything 😉 ) but you can finally get to see the pilots and the cockpit in action.

https://www.facebook.com/swrevisited/videos/263216254588950/

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#1274176
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Disney to buy 20th (21st) Century Fox? (Disney has now bought them - 14 Dec '17)
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darklordoftech said:

Is it just me or did a lot of fans turn against the unaltered versions once the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney was announced? Before the sale to Disney, I always heard that Lucas was evil incarnate and that the Special Editions are unwatchable, but the day that the sale to Disney was announced, I started hearing “releasing the unaltered versions would result in the discontinuation of the Special Editions” or “releasing the unaltered versions would go against the canon”.

It was around the time that TFA was in production and it was reported that they threw george’s ideas for EP7 out the window and basically cut him out of the production. The “George” fans became very vocal claiming that only “George’s vision” is canon and the Disney films will only ever be fan fiction. They pounced upon anyone daring to say they wanted the unaltered versions. They feel like they are the “true fans” and the ones upholding George’s legacy. It’s bloody ridiculous.

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#1271727
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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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ray_afraid said:

Anybody else hoping Ady will re-think giving Boba a “definitive death”?
Unlike the changes to SW & ESB, this is one that will force a change in the viewers EU. In the original, it’s easy to imagine Bobba surviving (as many do), but by giving him his fathers head chop ( I believe the plan is to use footage from AOTC), it’s over.
Also, if you’re a saga fan, both Boba Jong and Boba Fett will receive the exact same death.
I’m not even a big Boba Fett fan, but this idea just sits wrong with me.
I think I’ve said this before, but I’m hoping this is the reverse of “No AT-ST’s in ESB:R”.

Not sure where you got that this is the way he is going to die ( and i certainly wouldn’t reuse footage from AOTC even if i did decide to kill him off that way). A real bugbear of mine is the resurrection of dead characters( Boba surviving the Sarlaac, Maul surviving being cut in half, the Emperor returning as a damn clone etc). It cheapens their death if you just bring them back just because they are a popular character. Bringing a character back as a force ghost is a different matter entirely though as this isn’t really bringing them back to life. Boba was nothing more than a throw away character that the fans inflated his importance. I really don’t care what the EU has said or done as i have stated many times, the EU does not exist in relation to the Revisited Saga. Boba is going to die and there will be no doubt that he is dead in ROTJ:R. How this is going to happen? Well, that hasn’t been fully decided just yet.