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#1238563
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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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Snaketibe said:

adywan said:

Darth Hade said:

Please keep the scene where Boba is flirting with the girl in Jabba’s palace.

It is the only good addition to the Return of the Jedi Special Edition.

Sorry, all of the “Special Edition” additions to that scene will be going. They’re so awful.

Agreed, they are awful (CGI Sy Snootles, the new band members, the 3 dancing girls, etc.). However, I thought the new scenes they filmed with Femi Taylor reprising her role as Oola were actually pretty good. She looked exactly the same as she did 15 years earlier and I’ve always liked her extra scenes in the rancor pit.

Will you be keeping Oola’s extra scenes or will your edit return her involvement closer to the original version?

Oola in the pit is likely to go.

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#1237970
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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The NTSC DVD-5 “Barebones Edition” of ESB:R is now available. Links can be found via the latest post on the facebook revisited page.

For those wanting the Blu-Ray edition, then i’m afraid you are not going to be happy. You are going to have to wait a lot longer…

Creating the disc structure, all the special features etc takes a lot of time. So i have decided to go about it a different way. Instead of spending time that could be spent on working on ANH:R & ROTJ:R, i will now be creating and releasing all 3 Blu-Ray versions of the films AFTER i have completed the saga.

This way i can have a 3 disc saga and then just one special Features disc that will feature a longer behind the scenes feature on all 3 films in the Revisited saga, plus all the extra special features that go along with it.

Therefore i can have each disc concentrating on the film only, which will maximise the video bitrate that would otherwise be taken up by the extras, resulting in higher quality BD-25.

I know this is probably not what you wanted to hear, but it is the most sensible way of going around this.

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#1236857
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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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Collipso said:

hello ady. i seem to recall you mentioning that once you were done with ANH:R HD’s color grading you’d move on to grading ROTJ:R. and since you posted a preview of reel 6 a couple of weeks ago i figured it’d be almost ok to ask, but i can’t contain myself: have you started grading ROTJ yet? i’m really interesting in what your RotJ is going to look like.

Check out the Episode IV thread 😉

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#1236855
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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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The colour grading for ANH:RHD is now complete. All that’s left to do now is to render it out, watch it and then make any adjustments necessary. Now i can move onto the colour grading stage for ROTJ.

Here are a few sample comparisons…















A 1080p 25GB mkv version of the colour graded version will be uploaded soon for anyone that wants it.

(And, please, if you quote this post, make sure you remove the urls for the pictures so it’s easier for people to scroll down the page)

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#1236777
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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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Darth Hade said:

Please keep the scene where Boba is flirting with the girl in Jabba’s palace.

It is the only good addition to the Return of the Jedi Special Edition.

Sorry, all of the “Special Edition” additions to that scene will be going. They’re so awful.

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#1235037
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Star Wars - The Lost Cut is not exactly what you think it is....
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Where are you getting your information about the lost cut from? Sorry, but it’s completely wrong. There was no sound mix done for the Lost cut. It was mainly on set audio but also silent in a lot of places. The cut was put together with what footage was available at the time (1976). There were only a handful of FX shots in the cut, with the ones that were being mostly unfinished or rough versions. They hadn’t even finished shooting the live action stuff, so many shots were just slates where a shot needed to be inserted later. The opening scene had NO laser fire or flashes added until the final shot where it was hit. Footage from the B&W lost cut has been released ( The cantina scene and a section of the opening battle, Luke & the Treadwell scene that’s in B&W) including the whole Tantive IV chase), so we know exactly what the opening of the lost cut looked like.

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#1234972
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Is <em>Revenge of the Sith</em> the Best or Worst Prequel?
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pittrek said:

The Phantom Menace is just boredom. The only reason why to watch it is the John Williams score and that it’s the best looking Star Wars prequel.
I actually LIKE AOTC (yes, I’m the one person who likes it). But still, the only thing I really like are the action scenes, because those are the only scenes in the whole prequel trilogy where I feel something and care about anything what’s going on.
Which means that ROTS is definitely the worst for me. It’s not even watchable. I honestly can’t say anything positive about the movie, except for John Williams’s score is brilliant as always. It LOOKS like a computer game, the story makes no sense, the acting is horrible, the actors stopped caring a long time ago, the dialogue is like it was written by a 8 years old… Well at least it’s funny if you’re drunk enough.

You’re not the only one. AOTC is the only prequel i can actually sit though. It’s still a bad film, but it has it’s moments. TPM , for me , was depressing when i first saw it, and that feeling is something i have never been able to shake off.

ROTS is just garbage. The dialogue alone is the worse in the entire saga. It’s also the film that has the most cringe worth moment in the entire saga too; the balcony scene. It was on TV the other day and i decided to give it another go. God, i wish i hadn’t. It’s actually worse than i remembered. On looks alone, it is the worse. Everything looks like a video game cut scene. Ian’s performance, from the moment he begins to battle Mace Windbag is horrendous and laughable. The god damn face pulling he does ( and the same during the Yoda fight). I’ve seen Pantomime villains less cheesy than him in this. And that god awful make up. erghhhh.

Then we have Chewie, who also looks like crap, suddenly fighting alongside Yoda and the Jedi. People seem to complain about fanservice to berate the New films, but my god, this one just throws stuff in for the hell of it, and does it badly. Padme is supposed to be this strong character that they set up in TPM, but with each film following, she becomes a pathetic shadow of that persona. By the end of this film , she is completely unlikeable. In fact, she becomes a selfish a**hole. She knew Anakin was a bad one, he admitted to slaughtering a whole tribe of Tuskens , including the women and the children, but she shrugged it off. Now she knows he killed the “Younglings” (yuk, that description is ridiculous) and she is pregnant. So what does she do? Gets all teary and depressed because Anakin has turned then loses the will to live. Erm, she’s about to give birth to her children. Surely she should be more concerned about her own god damn children than some moaning, evil piece of crap, who she knew years previous he was screwed up. But , no, she doesn’t give a crap about what happens to her children and dies in the most pathetic manner. ( and please don;t even mention that stupid fan theory that the Emperor drained her life to save Anakin).

Then you get to the end. This seemed nothing more than George sitting down and going “oh shit, i need to include this stuff and also include these explanations, but i spent too much time on other stuff. Oh, well,. i’ll just cram it all in at the end. Where’s my checklist…”.

There is just one moment in that whole film that is watchable. And that is the scene with Anakin and Padme , in separate parts of Coruscant, when Mace heads off to confront Palpatine. And that whole scene is done with visuals and no dialogue. Williams’ music also boosts that scene. But the rest, it’s just sooooo bad.

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#1234226
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Taking a stand against toxic fandom (and other )
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oojason said:

That’s sad, infuriating and troubling to hear, ady. Have people really lost the ability to isolate things they may like - or not - without the need to inform the world of their points of view in such a hateful and threatening manner? It seems increasingly so. As you say, it’s seemingly becoming the norm - worryingly so.

Hope your Mrs is okay after that, and also those 3 twats think again as to just why they were laughed at.

Dre is spot on - respect; it seems to be missing for some of these pricks.
 

I saw Chris’ response to a post re the ‘far left political propaganda film’ on your facebook page - I think he nailed it.

 

Yeh, it does seem to be the norm now, sadly. It’s almost as if there is something missing in their lives , or just plain ego, that if they hate something, the world must too.

I kept that one comment on the page because it wasn’t one of the bad ones, plus it showed what a bunch of numpties this lot are.

SilverWook said:

Don’t those idiots know some female pilots were actually filmed for ROTJ?

Talking shit online is one thing, harassing someone for wearing a TLJ shirt in person? These morons don’t even deserve to be called Star Wars fans.

Can’t people who make threatening remarks on facebook be reported?

Try telling them about the female pilots and the response is almost always " they were deleted for a reason so your argument is invalid"

I reported every post and message that was threatening. Facebook doesn’t care. They claim it doesn’t go against their policies. Yet they are quick enough to act if you post something copyrighted or give you a temp ban for the most ridiculous reasons ( someone i know called his neighbours white trash and they kicked him off facebook for 30 days). They allow racist crap, threats etc all the time. Makes you wonder the types that are policing that site. This is the same reply i got off them to every one i reported:

So threatening someone with some real sick shit and saying i would get a bullet doesn’t go against their code of conduct. Right, got it facebook.

I don;t even bother to engage with them any more. Just delete and block/ ban. They want the retaliation and hate it when you ignore them. They demand to be heard 😉

SilverWook said:

I wonder if it’s going to come down to the man himself, George Lucas, to tell these fans to knock it off or get lost. Gene Roddenberry once had to tell some misguided Trekkers back in the 1970’s to lay off protesting Star Wars or so the story goes.

Sadly, George is kind of responsible for the start of the Anti-Disney brigade. The moment he did the interview and called Disney “white slavers” and started acting like a child because Disney threw out his ideas, the ball started rolling. Those that see themselves as loyal to george, are now some of the most aggressive “we hate TLJ , Disney & Kennedy” commenters. They see Disney Star Wars as going against George. Even when George said he liked TLJ, it’s too late. They now claim anyone in the film industry, and others, who say TLJ is good, are being paid by Disney. They even go after Mark Hamill when he said he was wrong to be worried about Luke and realised as soon as he was filming. But they use edited interviews to say he is lying and conveniently ignore the ones he made a year before TLJ was out where he said it was down to him not like being taken out of his comfort zone. And then you have the off the cuff remarks, where people don;t seem to get Marks humour most of the time.

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#1234104
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Taking a stand against toxic fandom (and other )
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oojason said:

Great to see this smash past it’s kickstarter goal too…

WHY WE FIGHT: A Star Wars story’ - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/christopherrowe/why-we-fight-a-star-wars-story

‘WHY WE FIGHT: a Star Wars fan film about the insidiousness of fascism and what drives people to rebel against overwhelming odds’
 

Am intrigued to see what they come up with - as well as adywan’s superb quality work - and am looking forward to seeing more updates on there 😃

 

Within minutes of me posting the link on my Revisited Facebook page, it was inundated with negative comments. Ridiculous ones about how it is playing up to Kennedy’s female agenda, how they refuse to support both this project, and now my own Revisited project, because i’m supporting this fan film that is supposedly a far left propaganda film, how i’m lucky i don’t live in America because i would likely get a bullet. Then you had the comments about how i can stick my project up my ass if i’m supporting the SJW and the forced diversity Disney crap , and the same if i dare to add female pilots into ROTJ (ha ha, they’re really going to hate me then when they see who the pilots are) , along with a few direct threats for the same reasons, then they started posting how Trump is the best president ever and if i don’t like him i can “f***ing move to another country” (bloody idiots , i don;t even live in the USA), even though nowhere was Trump even mentioned in anything. And finally you had the blatant racist/ misogynistic remarks. I felt like i spend the next week just deleting posts.

To top it all, Sunday i was in Telford with my wife. I was wearing my Last Jedi T-shirt and, while we were waiting in a queue , three twenty-something year old guys approached and asked me how i could possibly wear that “thing” . The second i said it’s because i liked the film, the abuse started. Apparently my wife must be a lesbian because i was a “dickless w**ker” if i liked any of the disney crap that’s “just for women and gays”. They were lucky there was CCTV in the shop and that my wife was with me (plus i had only just got over a nasty bout of heat stroke), because i was about to lose it. Funny how they really didn’t like it when i said that at least i had a relationship and how the only way they would get sex with anything close to a female is by putting lipstick on their right hand. Not so brave all of a sudden when most of the shop started laughing at them. They left quickly when the security guard finally approached, but not before shouting some vile shit at us both when they were safely at a distance. Screw them. I will like what i want.

But, it’s the type of thing i am having to deal with on an almost daily basis on the net. And it’s only getting worse.

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#1226720
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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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toastedzen said:

Pardon me if I missed this discussion (I haven’t had time to read the entire thread yet) but for the cargo shuttle replacement is Ady using the Zeta-class cargo shuttle from Rogue One or the Sentinel-class shuttle from A New Hope Special edition? Just curious. Overly curious. But I can wait.

It will be a cross between the Tydirium and the Zeta class.

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#1225127
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Taking a stand against toxic fandom (and other )
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Jay said:
I think he’s subtly trolling. He’s too clever to come at people directly.

The Lucasfilm employee who posted a selfie while drinking from a mug that says “fanboy tears” on it is trolling, though.

Except that Andi wasn’t trolling anything. It was a picture that was posted just after TFA was released, now the anti-TLJ/ Disney brigade got hold of it, erased the date on the original tweet and claimed it was a recent pic of her trolling the anti-TLJ crowd. The fanboy tears thing was all about the death of Han Solo, nothing more.

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#1224497
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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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There’s nothing wrong with the taking off shot. It’s not flipped at all. The planet is on the correct side. You can even see it should be on the right in the picture of the schematics table you posted and when the ships are heading from the planet to the death star.

And the planet wouldn’t be orange when viewing through a blue atmosphere

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#1222648
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4k77 released
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Williarob said:

dahmage said:

maybe it was a bluray frame in SSE 1.6?

Only missing LPP frames were replaced with the bluray.

I didn’t work on this section of the film for the SSE, but chances are good that the guy who graded it was consulting other post '85 sources during the color grading - like the GOUT and the Japanese Special Collection - and none of these references had this brightness so it was ‘corrected’ for the SSE.

Both the GOUT and the Blu-Ray have the extended brightness:

BLU-RAY:

GOUT:

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#1221599
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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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Just one more day to get your pilot audition videos in.

Thanks to all those that have submitted so far. The response has been pretty great. I will be contacting each and every person who submitted their video on Wednesday to let them know if they have been successful in getting one of the pilot roles or not.

In the mean time, while we are on a pilot theme, here is a short video showing the new colour grading of the beginning of the Battle of Yavin for the HD version of ANH:R. No FX have been done so far, this is just to give you a taste of how it will look compared to the official Blu-Ray.

https://www.facebook.com/swrevisited/videos/2155722817776622/

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#1218758
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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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With just 3 days left to go to submit your audition videos to snag a part in ROTJ:R, it seems interest is very slim. Just 2 videos submitted so far. 😦

I will extend the submission date by one week ( 2nd July) but that is as late as i can have it, with everything that needs to follow with the planning etc.

Oh, and please remember; this shoot is taking place in the Midlands, in the UK. So, if you have mentioned that you were interested in giving it a go, it would not be worth it if you live outside of the UK i’m afraid.

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#1215968
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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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Do you want to be in ROTJ:R?

Well here’s your chance…

Auditions for the B-Wing pilots are now open and here is how you can enter…

Just make a short video of yourself acting out a scene ( doesn’t have to be a scene from the films) as a Rebel pilot during a battle. If you can interact with someone off camera, as if you are communicating via comlink, then even better, as this will be happening during shooting. Then upload the finished video to youtube ( make sure you set the video to “unlisted” for your privacy) and send the link to the video to:

starwarsrevisited@hotmail.co.uk. (Mark it “B-Wing Audition” )

Now the only criteria that is set for this is that you must be able to be available for a weekends filming in Wolverhampton, UK, during October ( will likely be the second weekend in October) . You may be needed for both days filming, just in case any pick up shots are needed after reviewing the days footage. I am looking for 4/ 5 pilots, but even if you don’t make it into the final selection for a pilot, you could still be asked to be a reserve that would be able to help out on the day . Age, sex etc does not matter.

Videos need to be submitted by Monday 25th June and successful applicants will be notified shortly after to begin arrangements.

Your video will not be shown in public ( on the extra features for ROTJ:R ) if you so wish ( so please add a note to the video link email to express this)

GOOD LUCK 😃

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#1194600
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The Last Jedi: Legendary (SPOILERS)
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MalàStrana said:

Should Poe and Rey meeting for the first time be removed ? As far as I remember they both were only 1 meter away for the other during the “map sequence” of TFA ? This scene in TLJ was… odd… as if Johnson didn’t even bother to watch TFA to be sure or to ask the LFL continuity committee…

She may have stood near him, but did they interact? No.

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#1190872
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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You only have to look around places like facebook to see how the RT audience scores have been manipulated. Campaigns were started before the film even come out to give it negative reviews. Not just star wars pages either. 99% of the time, RT was the place they aimed for. After the film came out it got even worse. The amount of posts i had to delete on my page where people had posted links to these type of campaigns was astounding. They even added getting people to upvote the prequels on RT to make TLJ score look even worse. Just check out the ROTS reviews and see just how many new ones have suddenly appeared since TLJ.

There’s a real dark side to the Star Wars fandom and it came out in force after TLJ. The amount of the so called reviews and the negative comments/ attacks on social media that point their hatred for it towards the fact that there is more diversity, more women taking the lead roles, Disney is pandering to the SJW’s etc is disgusting.