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#1514140
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Return of the Jedi Renewed (released)
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honestabe said:

Atom-88 said:

yoshif8tures said:

Hi, I have the files but I’m unable to unrar them. Are they corrupted?

I was unable to unrar at first, kept tellinh me that rar001-002 is missing. The files just needed renaming the last 3 digits of the file to matche the file 1 (e.g rar001-002, *rar02-03 needs to be rar002-003 and so on). Hope this helps anyone else experiencing the same issue.

This did not work for me unfortunately. I was only able to extract part 1, which was about the first 15 minutes of the movie.

This is odd because in the part 1 rar file, I can see the movie it has prior to extraction. Parts 2 - 9 do not show any files within the rar files. I find this strange because in the past I did something similar to this with rar files with Adywan’s ESB with no issue.

Try the latest version of Winrar to unpack.

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#1512578
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - ** PRODUCTION HAS NOW RESTARTED **
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doubleofive said:

What needs to be shown is what happens when you take the 60 FPS version and take it back down to 24 to cut back into the movie. I imagine the effect will be pretty much the same as it was originally.

I tried this while working on ESB:R. The results weren’t great. In many cases the effect looked worse than the original stop motion. You are losing so many frames going from 60 to 24. I tried halving the frames and then interpolating them back to 24 and it worked a little better but , even when going from 24 to 60, you get weird artefacts where the program tries to interpret the missing frames and causes horrible results. There is one shot in ESB:R that ended up in the final version ( the TaunTaun shot running across from right to left just before it stops on the ridge and we first see Luke) In the end i used added motion blur to just the stop motion objects to smooth out the stop motion and this worked better than using the frame interpolation method. I have used the same method on the holo table creatures in ANH:R HD

I really don’t see the obsession of this whole 60fps interpolation thing. why do people think this looks better, when all it does is eliminate any filmic look and gives the horrendous " soap opera" effect. Everything looks fake. It also makes the models lose the intended scale. Looking at that clip, the AT-AT’s now look like small models , especially the closeup shot of the head, and the Rancor, which wasn’t even a stop motion creature anyway, has lost its scale and looks like a small puppet.

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#1511232
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>1080p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Fullmetaled said:

@adywan someone told me if you have the hdr or Dolby vision metadata from the original trilogy it can be added to your fanedit but the only thing I wasn’t sure on was would your new footage complicate that or not just wondering. because if it doesn’t I’m surprised you and nobody knew about this I didn’t know about until yesterday.

I don’t know who told you that, but they really have no idea what they are talking about. You can’t just take HDR data and apply it to something completely different. Plus the Dolby vision and standard HDR grades for the OT are complete garbage. As i have said to you before, there will be NO HDR grade for these edits, so can this please be the last word on the subject?

yotsuya said:

Telion said:

Adywan, this my be seem out of the blue or random, but I’d just like to say for no reason at all, that (as I’m sure you know) not everyone appreciates you only for you window shopping suitablilty.
This is an Adywan appreciantion post. You’re great and you should be told that more.

Everyone has their own ideas about their perfect edit. Adywan’s purist edition is one of the best as it is the original cut with his fixes. He has made so many and spent so much time on the tools and skills that it would be hard to replicate everything. I just stuck to the 4 that bug me most and that was hard enough. I can edit, but such FX work is very difficult. I admire his skill and what he has produced and can’t wait to have his purist 1080p version in my collection. It probably will supplant the actual original cut, except when I’m feeling nostalgic.

There isn’t going to be a “purist” 1080p version i’m afraid.

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#1508384
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Battle of Hoth with Lego Snowspeeder
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Ronster said:

Ok Ady but that is camera pointing into the snowspeeder. that one shot where luke pulls up and away and i am sure if the model was placed under we would see the Speeder outside the cockpit and there is only sky there in the film…

It’s within cockpit overshoulder of pilot shots looking forward i am talking about.

Not camera looking in to snowspeeder front window looking back out towards the gunner.

Ok got the shot I am most suspicious of 7.01 in video below just after Dak get’s killed.

https://youtu.be/BTP-PXeG9Fg

Usernamegeri don’t worry about doing a whole masked in video but that particular shot Luke ovetshoulder pulling up to me feels like we should see the snowspeeder body. Not a torpeedo cockpit.

If you can even do a rough still image I’d like to see it. No probs same boat not much time sorry.

Like i said, that snowpeeder prop was used for ALL the cockpit shots, both front and rear facing.

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#1508369
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Battle of Hoth with Lego Snowspeeder
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Ronster said:

Instead of replacing the people in the cockpits… add the missing exterior snowspeeder to the cockpit angles.

I am pretty sure the actual cockpit used to film the scenes was just a sort of torpedo shape. There was not any snowspeeder attached to a gimble.

The ones on the hoth set were mounted on forklifts if I recall correctly but they were not used for the cockpit stuff.

They used the full size snowspeeder prop for all the cockpit shots

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#1506862
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>1080p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Fullmetaled said:

doubleofive said:

D1n Djar1n said:

Hello, I sent you a DM regarding your Edits of The Phantom Menace and others

What are you talking about and why did you bring it up in this thread?

I think I know why he probably thought adywan gets so many messages that he didn’t see it.

He hasn’t sent me a DM so i think he posted in the wrong thread.

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#1505488
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>1080p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Just a quick comparison video…

For this edit i am now using both the 2011 official Blu-Ray and the latest 2020 version. For the most part the 2011 Blu-Ray of ANH has more detail than it’s 2020 counterpart. But in some cases, the 2020 version tips the 2011 one in terms of quality and detail, especially in dark areas. So i have been replacing certain shots in the edit with the 2020 blu-ray.

This video showcases the sources used for each shot in the Homestead Droid sale.

The audio, as usual, is just a guide track and does not represent what the final edit’s audio will sound like.

https://youtu.be/K-z4-rMjFs8

EDIT: Damn it. Bloody Youtube, facebook and vimeo blocked it. You can download it from here ( approx 110MB)

https://mega.nz/file/fZNmjZBL#kQDRUYyK34-bJfkSVCugjRCJhNPgZ1YvV8Ypbyz6WeY

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#1501944
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Cassian Andor - Live-Action Series
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GuardianoftheWhills said:

NeverarGreat said:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5S9Vx3-QM0

New clip.

This Twitter thread has footage of the first ten minutes of Andor, which was shown with Rogue One in cinemas: https://twitter.com/AbandonedLizard/status/1563313819207643137?s=20&t=gTg7b1CiVgUKG0AWjVtn-A

Can anyone clarify if it is the first ten minutes or just 10 minutes from the first episode?

Anyway, it looks good.

I take it that no one grabbed the video before it was taken down?

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#1499727
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Star Wars A New Hope: DSG Special Edition <strong>(BACK TO W.I.P)</strong>
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Dat_SW_Guy said:

Also I think you should base the SE shadow as reference, and if you can, also trim down the speeder a bit to make it thinner like it is shown here:

Don’t use the SE version of that shot as a basis on how thin the speeder should be. They made a mistake when they did that shot for the SE and cut the bottom off the speeder. Sky_'s version has the correct speeder proportions.

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#1498306
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Cassian Andor - Live-Action Series
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jedi_bendu said:

I think the only shot I found dodgy was that one of the Star Destroyer at the start. Considering how many noticeably bad special effects there were in Kenobi, that’s not bad going.

Yeh, that one wasn’t as good. Did you notice they cut the top of the tree off when compositing, then it suddenly appears when the stardestroyer has passed?

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#1497946
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Cassian Andor - Live-Action Series
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RicOlie_2 said:

I’m starting to wonder if the ships just look cheap on my computer screen. Does no one else notice that they seem badly edited into several shots?

They look really good to me. And certainly better than how crappy the ship effects looked in Kenobi. It does look much better watching the trailer on my TV through Disney+ than it does with the highly compressed version on youtube though. The only effects shot that looked really dodgy to me was the wide quarry shot. It looked more like a quick concept matte than a finished and realistic one.

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#1496809
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ILM - Disney+ 6 part documentary series
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Well they just dropped the whole series in one go. Just watched the first 3 eps. LOTS of unseen stuff for Star Wars, not so much new stuff for ESB, but there is still quite a bit. It’s probably going to be a lot less for ROTJ because the next ep is going to feature Indy and other projects ILM were working on by the looks of it, while the first 2 were Star Wars and the third was mainly ESB. The footage they are showing for the unaltered versions looks different to what was in the trailers, less processed, but i’d need to do proper comparisons to know for sure. These are obvious rough scans from prints, and definitely not 4k scans because they do lack detail, especially when compared to 4k77, 83 etc.

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#1495042
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Icons Unearthed - new 6 part documentary on the OT (VICE)
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G&G-Fan said:

adywan said:

FFS, nowhere did i say that Marcia put the footage back in and George didn’t notice and not once did i credit marcia with the force. I just watched the doc again and it’s not actually Marcia that says george Started taking some mentions of the force out of the movie, most notably when Han tells Luke " May the force be with you" in the Yavin hangar, it’s Howard Kazanjian. Marcia says that when she saw the next screening , she noticed he had cut the force out in a couple of places, and then its said by Howard that she added these cuts back in. George got cold feet and worried after what his friend, who he respected, had told him after the screening. He had a wobble, nothing more. It’s not some great conspiracy theory against George. He respected Marcia’s opinion on things. He listened. They were a great team.

And using "Ancient Aliens " as an example of inaccurate docs? Really?

I didn’t bother with Paul’s book because of the amount of inaccuracies in it. Things that were widely know through various multiple sources and not just from one man.

You know full well George has changed his story throughout the years on the making of these films that contradict what actual proof we have an also from multiple accounts from the people who worked on the films, but you seem to only want to believe things that come out of George’s mouth and consider anyone’s accounts that don’t tow the "George " line as nothing more than people wanting to take credit for George’s work and from bitter people.

I’m done with this argument. I don’t see why you felt the need to be so rude toward what i said when i was just repeating what was relayed in this documentary episode. But you kind of proved my original jokey point when i said that Lucas Worshipers wouldn’t be happy with this doc. I only talk about one small section of the second episode and you blow up toward me for no reason.

Ooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ok, that makes a lot more sense. I apologize, truly. The way you worded it saying she added it “behind Lucas’ back” made me think that was the implication. But it was wrong of me to jump on you like that.

I don’t think George Lucas is perfect. The prequels have their flaws and I do understand that it wasn’t all him that made the original trilogy. Richard, Marcia and Paul contributed a great deal (even if Paul hyped himself up to a ridiculous degree). But I also think people shouldn’t attack George by saying things that imply that A New Hope or the original trilogy in general being good had nothing to do with him, that Star Wars was garbage until it was edited by his wife. Whether you like the prequels or not, he was an integral part to the original trilogy.

Hey, no worries. It’s difficult at times to gauge what someone is actually meaning through a post in a forum. I’m not great at portraying what i want to say in forum posts. I hear in my head what i want to write and it doesn’t always come across how i intend it to , which is why i shy away from posting lot of time time lately. So, as Vader said, “Apology accepted…” 😉 I need to apologise too for being a bit snappy toward you. I’m working on my edit at the moment, stuck in a room in front of the PC while its bloody baking here in the UK at the moment, and no air conditioning, so i got a little short tempered, Again, sorry.

I’m not one of those in the camp that think that everyone else was the reason why the OT was so great. Everyone played their part in it’s long lasting success. It was a team effort.

Funny you say about ANH sucking before Marcia/ Paul and Richard got their hands on it in the editing suite because, by all accounts, it did. But that was down to the original editor not understanding what Star Wars was about and him ignoring George and editing it into a more of a comedy , which is touched on in this doc. Using takes that swayed more towards the comedic than any sort of real emotion. It was thanks to seeing Jympson’s edits that got the Fox execs nervous and wanting to shut production down and pile all the pressure on George.

Sadly, over the years, the marketing machine has distorted so much of the truths behind these films productions. Older interviews were so much better before all the " it was planned out all along/ it was always the story of Darth Vader" spiel. It seems so many have had their roles downgraded or even erased by the marketing machine and sadly George became what he fought against so hard when he was younger. He became the Empire and you can sadly see how, in later years, it changed him.

But Star Wars WAS saved in the edit. All films are made or broken by the edit. If the studio had forced George to go with Jympson’s edit, it’s highly doubtful we would be here today talking about Star Wars so passionately. But to see articles and videos claiming that Star Wars was saved in the edit because of George lack of involvement, is just ridiculous.

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#1495006
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Icons Unearthed - new 6 part documentary on the OT (VICE)
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G&G-Fan said:

adywan said:

How is it an anti Lucas conspiracy theory when it comes direct from the mouth of Marcia Lucas. You know, the person who was married to him and actually worked on the film as an editor? God, Lucas worshippers really don’t like facts that go against him being some sort of infallible god, do they. 😉

I’m sorry that you don’t like the fact that i posted about a section that is in a documentary. I didn’t even post anything other than what is mentioned in this documentary, yet you felt it necessary to reply to what i wrote like that? Jeez

Because you know it’s impossible for people to lie. Or for documentaries to be faulty. As shown with one of the most beautiful, informative, and factual documentaries of all time, Ancient Aliens.

You do realize Paul Hersch literally wrote a book basically saying crediting himself for every important editing choice even contradicting a ton of other people’s accounts (even taking credit for things that were supposedly Marcia)? But nooooooooooooooooooo, Hersch said it, so it’s fact. It’s almost like it makes sense that someone who was involved with an incredibly popular movie would want to claim that many iconic things came from them even if it’s not true. They want the credit for themselves. It’s almost like it also makes sense for someone to be bitter towards their ex who chose movies over them.

You say it out loud and it sounds ridiculous. It doesn’t make any sense. First of all Lucas was very passionate about the force as a concept. DePalma just criticized anything that wasn’t realistic (also having said “Where’s the blood when they shoot people?”) so of course George didn’t listen to him. Otherwise why wasn’t he scrambling to add blood to all the shooting scenes? And second, how tf could she add things back he deleted behind his back without him knowing? Like what, when Lucas saw it in theaters was he like “OMG who added the references to the force back?! What happened?! Oh no how did my movie end up this way?!”. How would that even be possible? He would’ve watched it several times before it released, and he would make sure everything was according to how he wanted it. He was an editor for the film himself. He supervised the editing for the film every step of the way. You can’t say, “If George wanted Greedo to shoot first he would’ve done it then” only to say “George accidentally let his wife keep something in the movie that he wanted out and it somehow got into theaters and that’s how we got the force”. That makes no sense whatsoever. If George didn’t want it in the movie it wouldn’t have ended up in theaters.

It makes no sense if you think about it for three seconds, but sure, credit Marcia Lucas for the force instead of George.

FFS, nowhere did i say that Marcia put the footage back in and George didn’t notice and not once did i credit marcia with the force. I just watched the doc again and it’s not actually Marcia that says george Started taking some mentions of the force out of the movie, most notably when Han tells Luke " May the force be with you" in the Yavin hangar, it’s Howard Kazanjian. Marcia says that when she saw the next screening , she noticed he had cut the force out in a couple of places, and then its said by Howard that she added these cuts back in. George got cold feet and worried after what his friend, who he respected, had told him after the screening. He had a wobble, nothing more. It’s not some great conspiracy theory against George. He respected Marcia’s opinion on things. He listened. They were a great team.

And using "Ancient Aliens " as an example of inaccurate docs? Really?

I didn’t bother with Paul’s book because of the amount of inaccuracies in it. Things that were widely know through various multiple sources and not just from one man.

You know full well George has changed his story throughout the years on the making of these films that contradict what actual proof we have an also from multiple accounts from the people who worked on the films, but you seem to only want to believe things that come out of George’s mouth and consider anyone’s accounts that don’t tow the "George " line as nothing more than people wanting to take credit for George’s work and from bitter people.

I’m done with this argument. I don’t see why you felt the need to be so rude toward what i said when i was just repeating what was relayed in this documentary episode. But you kind of proved my original jokey point when i said that Lucas Worshipers wouldn’t be happy with this doc. I only talk about one small section of the second episode and you blow up toward me for no reason.

digitalfreaknyc said:

adywan said:

Even though they claim this is the first interview Marcia has done for years, she did do on screen interviews for the ILM anniversary screening.

Yeah but who saw that? That wasn’t public and it wasn’t part of something mass-market…unless it aired or is able to be viewed somewhere publicly.

There were many interviews done for this event and they were all posted online right after the event took place. A few sites picked up on the interviews after they were released

https://vimeo.com/224132896

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#1494993
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Icons Unearthed - new 6 part documentary on the OT (VICE)
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BedeHistory731 said:

Part of me thinks this was a condition that Marcia had for agreeing to do the documentary. It had to paint her in as favorable a light as possible for it to work.

This isn’t entirely uncommon in documentary filmmaking. Look at Vice’s own “Last of the Von Erichs” or FMW episode of Dark Side of the Ring if you want a thorough display of interviewee-influenced misinterpretation.

Even though they claim this is the first interview Marcia has done for years, she did do on screen interviews for the ILM anniversary screening . Much of what she is saying in this doc only seems to back up “whispers” about what really went on with the production in star wars compared to the “Official George Version”. It’s more likely that she just finally wanted to be able to tell her story, warts and all, but we’ll see how they deal with them splitting up during ROTj. It does touch on the subject in the previews and how george “erased” her, which we know to be true

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#1494987
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Icons Unearthed - new 6 part documentary on the OT (VICE)
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G&G-Fan said:

adywan said:

It’s been interesting hearing just how much influence Marcia had on this film, finally. The fact that George let De Palmas comments about the force get to him and George started re-cutting the film to eliminate much of the force , with marcia going behind his back and adding them all back in. George worshippers won’t be happy with this doc though.

I think this takes the cake for the most ridiculous, laughable, and unbelievably stupid anti-Lucas conspiracy theory I’ve ever heard in my life

How is it an anti Lucas conspiracy theory when it comes direct from the mouth of Marcia Lucas. You know, the person who was married to him and actually worked on the film as an editor? God, Lucas worshippers really don’t like facts that go against him being some sort of infallible god, do they. 😉

I’m sorry that you don’t like the fact that i posted about a section that is in a documentary. I didn’t even post anything other than what is mentioned in this documentary, yet you felt it necessary to reply to what i wrote like that? Jeez

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#1494951
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Icons Unearthed - new 6 part documentary on the OT (VICE)
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digitalfreaknyc said:

adywan said:

Watched this earlier. Some interesting things in this first part. Marcia looks like she is going to address being “erased” from SW history by George in a later episode. A few factual inaccuracies though. Looking forward to part 2.

Agreed. I definitely enjoyed it. What were some of the inaccuracies?

I’d have to go back and watch it again and note down them, but a couple i remember is that they said that George was refused the rights to Flash Gordon because Dino De Laurentiis beat him to it, which we know is completely false. The other one was that they were talking about shooting at Elstree studios but all the footage they were showing was of the Yavin Hangar scenes , which were shot at Shepperton Studios. In fact they never even mentioned Shepperton , just claiming it was all shot at Elstree.

After seeing the second episode, they have basically cut Gary Kurtz. The only brief times they mention him it’s negative. NO mention of the fact that he took over the second unit to direct many scenes in order to get the film finished on time before the studio pulled the plug. They just portray him as this “looming” figure who couldn’t control anything. Yet people who actually worked on the film have said the opposite and have been quite unhappy with the way he was portrayed in the first episode. God knows how they will feel after this second one.

We do now know about the different cuts of the film . It is said in this doc that the Biggs/ Luke scenes were cut very early on and BEFORE the rough screening George did for his friends ( De Palma, Spielberg etc) AND long BEFRORE ANY PUBLIC SCREENING. It seems that , for the one and only public screening prior to release, the only difference was the opening crawl. So all those people that have been claiming they saw a cut in the cinema that contained these scenes, are either flat out lying or completely misremembering.

It’s been interesting hearing just how much influence Marcia had on this film, finally. The fact that George let De Palmas comments about the force get to him and George started re-cutting the film to eliminate much of the force , with marcia going behind his back and adding them all back in. George worshippers won’t be happy with this doc though.

A good thing about this is that they are showing footage of the original cut of the film and not special edition. I could be mistaken, but I’m pretty sure they are using Despecialised for the footage in this doc.

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#1493787
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ILM - Disney+ 6 part documentary series
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bkev said:

Pretty laughable to be complaining about quality and claiming it’s an upscale if you’re solely comparing it to a YT upload; if there’s a trailer on D+ I’m unaware of, that’s a different story. Y’all do have more technical know-how than I do, but that seems like a stretch.

That being said, check out the shot of Han at 2:02–wonder where that source came from. I don’t think the GOUT has the damage evidenced in those frames. It might not be a new HD scan, but it’s definitely different footage than what we’re used to from Disney.

Why the hell is it laughable? I didn’t even mention quality for a start. I know that it’s compressed footage but there are tell tale signs in the footage that an AI program, like Topaz, was used. There’s even old style DNR smearing going on in one of the shots and another cropped where you can see that the source was indeed already cropped, like it was scanned from a trailer.

And why does everyone keep going back to the GOUT to “prove” that the footage is not upscaled or that it is all new? You really think that is the only source they have? Have you checked all the supplementary material over the years? But it’s also pretty obvious to see that, even with the lower quality compressed youtube vid, that all the film footage is lower quality than even some of the 16mm BTS footage they are showing in the trailer. It looks like older scanned footage they had already scanned from prints and not negatives.

OK, i have just found proof that they are using footage of the OT from trailers.

This is the snapshot from the doc trailer:

And this is a snapshot of the exact same frame from this trailer: https://youtu.be/h6aVWMb3J5M (at about 0.58)

So why, if they have a new scan, would they use trailer footage for that one shot?