I can’t afford to donate monthly, but I would like to make periodic donations when I have a some extra money in my pocket.
Hi RU.08, I sent you a few PM’s about donating toward your projects, but I haven’t received a reply. I’d love to help if I can.
Looks GREAT, Dek! I’m super impressed with what you were able to achieve with your color correction, can’t wait to watch it all the way through soon. Now, if only the ADM extended edition looked this good, we’d have the definitive version of The Terminator… (hint-hint to fan editors out there)
I’d love for my wife’s first time watching The Terminator to be this regrade. Just looking at the screenshots is enough to know this is definitive. Thanks for making your hard work available to fans, Dek! How does one get the MEGA link?
Besides The Lion King and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, what other Disney films had shots altered for the DVD/Blu-ray releases?
Alice in Wonderland too (the water)
Which shot of the water? I recently did a frame-by-frame comparison of the Blu-Ray against the 2000 Gold DVD, and could not spot any difference in the rippling water before Alice first sees the White Rabbit. Is there a different scene that people are talking about? Maybe the Walrus & Carpenter scene? I didn’t check that one.
Is there a comparison somewhere online with screenshots that haven’t been deleted? My greatest frustration when trying to find comparisons in 2018 is the endless number of missing screenshots here and on other forums.
My wife and I really enjoyed TLJ. Was it a perfect film? No. I didn’t expect it, or need it, to be.
I loved what they did with Luke. It was a bold choice to have him not fight a single battle. I’ve read so much criticism of this that just boils down to “But I really wanted to see Luke fight” and that is lazy criticism as far as I’m concerned. It’s a much more narratively interesting choice to make to depict Luke in this way.
I love that Rey’s parents are nobodies. People seem to forget that the Star Wars galaxy used to be a big place. There was a time when it wasn’t this one tiny corner where everyone is somehow related. Put yourself in the writers’ chair. You have two choices: Rey’s parents are somebody we know, or they’re not. If you make it somebody we know, how do you make that information valuable to the character’s development. What does it matter to anyone in these movies whether Rey is the daughter or granddaughter of someone we all know? It doesn’t. It only matters to audiences and fans who have spent the last year on Reddit building elaborate theories. By making Rey’s parents “nobodies” it does a lot of great things. It makes her special in her own way, not because she’s part of a genetic dynasty, but because of the will of the Force, or chance, or fate. It widens the galaxy back up again. It reminds the audience that there are a lot of force-sensitive people out there who are potentially impotant in this story. Not just members of the Skywalker/Solo family. It also gives Rey the opportunity to feel all of this along with the audience. To realize that she is on her own in a liberating way, and that her family is the one she makes on her own. I love that. It ties in with the final shot of the movie, the young slave boy using the force to pick up his broom and stare out at the stars.
Snoke. Another interesting subversion of expectations. I think this is the criticism I sympathize with the most. I had hoped for more from him. I started to wonder early in TLJ if he was Grand Moff Tarkin and survived the DS destruction somehow. But we have to remember, we knew very little about the Emperor before he was killed in ROTJ. It was only later that we got his back story. I guarantee you that we will get Snoke’s back story at some point in some other medium. But again, from a writing perspective, how do you deliver confirmation of one of a dozen fan theories in a way that matters at all to the characters in the story? You can’t, because there is no way that it is important to Rey or anyone else. Only to the fans.
TLJ was a movie that deliberately sought to subvert our expectations. And more than that, I think it is intended to be the literal darkest film in the saga, one that actually shatters our beliefs and understanding of what this is all about. TESB is often called the darkest film of the OT, but it’s still pretty cozy and comforting as far as adventure films go. It’s a warm blanket and mug of tea compared to TLJ (ham-fisted humor aside). I think we’re supposed to be left as upset and broken as many fans feel, because paradigms have been shattered, in preparation for synthesizing a new order in part 9.
Sorry for the long post, this is just what my wife and I concluded after an hour-long TLJ discussion last night.
The way Luke actually died. For no fucking reason. At all.
Not. Fucking. Cool. Rian.
My nephew and I were discussing this…why DID he die? Did he use up all his life force when he astral projected? I mean, WTF?
Yeah sure, why not? I imagine projecting your form across the galaxy is pretty damn exhausting. Or is it possible he CHOSE to die so that he could be more useful to Rey as a Force Ghost?
I don’t expect to have all of these questions answered in this movie when there is another still to come.
Before the expiration of the $1,000 challenge offer tomorrow, 12th November, please can I take this opportunity to encourage anyone who enjoys Ady’s Revisited project, but has not yet donated, to do so? There is still time to have your donation matched by the very generous offer made by 1,000 Challenge. There has never been a better time to donate to Revisited, as your donation will effectively be doubled at no extra expense to you.
I would like to thank 1,000 Challenge for his kindness and generosity in making this offer, and of course also Adywan for his continued hard work, dedication, talent and generosity at making and sharing the Revisited films with the rest of us.
I really enjoy and appreciate Ady’s work, and so I have just made a donation as part of the $1,000 challenge. Please consider doing likewise. Thank you.
Just donated. Thanks for the reminder!
This pinky finger on Han has always bugged me:
Photobucket is the worst. You’ll have better luck sharing images with imgur.com
Good God, where is Adywan to rein this all in already?
Anakin Starkiller said:
it just doesn’t make sense to wear white.
That’s the whole point. The Galactic Empire is a malfunctioning system of government run by a mad dictator.
TV’s Frink said:
I think some of you puppet lovers are seeing them through nostalgia glasses.
Yoda was brilliant. But compare him to some of those ROTJ puppets…it’s not even close.
Even the bad puppets have a charm to them that’s hard to ignore, but suddenly becomes easy to undervalue when you’re trying to “fix” things to make everything “perfect.” It’s like looking back on photos of the Halloween costumes my mom made for us in the 80s. They weren’t perfect, but they’re still fascinating to look at in a way that my friends’ storebought plastic costumes never were. Maybe you’re right and it is nostalgia, but I have a soft spot for the bad ROTJ puppets because there’s something endearing about the handmade craft quality to them that shiny CGI just doesn’t have.
I am curious to what extent ady means when he calls this a fan edit.
With ESBR and ANHR (Purist) you had basically the same films, edit-wise (besides small, almost unnoticeable adjustments), with the idea being a sort of special special edition, meaning mostly visual fixes. I wonder if the special special edition changes to ROTJ inherently change the edit in larger ways (i.e. alternate Boba death, additional and/or different pilots and fighters, additional and/or different battle scenes on Endor, etc.). Basically I’m curious if there’s really much of any editing planned beyond what is necessary to implement the new elements and maintain a good pace.
I’ll take it either way, of course.
I think we can expect to see a few changes in the story that go further than ANHR and ESBR - like a different death for Fett, some heavier line trimming, maybe even whole sequences cut or restructured in the battle of Endor. What I don’t think we’ll see is Ady reorganizing the film the way it’s been recommended here - cutting whole scenes, moving scenes around, adding entirely new scenes, changing introductions, etc. I don’t know, that’s just my gut feeling. Just because ROTJR is getting the heaviest editing job of the Revisited saga doesn’t mean it’s going to be a radical prequel-style edit.
Yeah, the whole point of flipping it is so that R2 is moving in the same direction in both shots. I guess Ady decided that was more important for the flow of the action than R2’s holo projector being on the correct side.
A kind Twitter-er has made some before-and-afters for the Battle of Hoth:
That’s cool! It would be awesome if there was a way to do a mouseover effect like screenshotcomparison.com but with video or animated gif.
i think i got it.
Please Please Please don’t multipost spam the thread with all the images you already linked to. Please.
I stumbled on the ESB:R Video-
Great video, thanks for sharing. It’s always fun to see other people gushing over something you love.
Is it too late for suggestions? 😉
The only thing that bugs me is really small: when Han shoots the Probe droid, then is talking to Leia, I wish that a quick shot of her computer screen with an image of the Probe droid was put in right as she’s saying “An imperial probe droid”.
I thought the saber glow was really effective, but it might have been the same problem as the breath thing, keeping it consistent between camera angles.
Mistar Muffin said:
That shot is simply incredible. One of my favorite replacements in the whole movie, along with the Dagobah set.
Mistar Muffin said:
Ryan McAvoy said:
My favourite thing at the moment might be the moving graphics superimposed on the glass in the Hoth command center. It still feels like the same shot but with a modern touch. Great job. It’s also something that could believably have been done in 1980 via practical means.
Here is a comparison of this shot:
You can’t get a sense of how it moves from the screenshot but it really gives the actress the appearance of looking at something specific on the glass. It sort of has a “locking on” animation while they are targeting the Star Destroyer with the ion cannon and then turns red when they fire.
I added the comparison to my earlier post.
One of my favorite additions too!
Of course, I think one of the most important changes of all, aside from the color correcting, is fixing the changing thickness of the lightsabers. If little else was fixed, I’m grateful for that consistency!
Ady, small error I noticed, maybe something you can fix for the bluray.
From 1:40:52 to 1:40:54 you can see a mask of Luke’s body in the fog to his left slide to the right just before he swings his lightsaber.
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.
Going to have a small get-together tomorrow to screen ESB:R. It’ll be great to see what changes people notice.
TV’s Frink said:
BUY A NEW MOUSE WITH A WORKING LEFT BUTTON
TV’s Frink said:
I want it in his edit for him more than anything else.
That’s an interesting theory.