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#1387740
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HELP - Making A SWVC YouTube Video & Need Sources
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Hey gang, I think I’m going to try my hand at making a Star Wars Visual Comparisons YouTube video covering the changes to Han v Greedo in editing and re-editing, with the goal to prove that Greedo shooting is plain and simple revisionism with no basis in the original edit or filming.

Anyway, I need help! I lost track of what special features are from where, so I was hoping to get some help in being pointed to the highest quality versions of some BTS and deleted scenes.

First off, is there any better quality version of the Lost Cut of the Cantina scene than what I found on YouTube?

Where did these outtakes come from and are they available at in higher quality?

Is there a better version of the original Han and Jabba scene than Benning recreated for Star Wars Begins?

Some of these might be on discs I have, but I still would love some help finding them!

Thanks everyone!

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#1387652
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Possible 'proof' that Greedo was always meant to shoot
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Just in case anyone wants to believe anything written in those Archive books:

When the Jabba scene was cut, the Greedo scene did not make sense. It was shown with Greedo speaking an alien language without subtitles in 1977, so it looked like Han just shot in cold blood. Subtitles were added for the 1983 VHS release to clarify Greedo intended to kill Han.

https://twitter.com/kershed/status/1330302102296535042?s=21

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#1386158
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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:

DZ-330 said:

I understand that Revisited is its own canon, however, has the thought of reversing the change of Chewie getting a medal to not conflict with “The Rise of Skywalker” been considered?

Canonically he did receive a medal. That was revealed in the mainline Star Wars comic in 2015.

And then he gave it away because WOOKIEES DON’T CARE ABOUT MEDALS.

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#1381692
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What was changed for 1995 THX version?
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The 1995 THX version is based on the same scan used for the 1993 Laserdisc (and therefore the same as the GOUT bonus disc). Home video scans weren’t as invasive as they are now, it was just a copy of an internegative (assumedly) in SD. From what I understand, the “THX” of it was just the standard used to get the master onto the VHS/Laserdisc. They didn’t do anything special for that release, they just made sure the copies were high quality.

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#1380423
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'Star Wars: Squadrons' - video game
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c0rpze said:

Hey everyone, what’s the learning curve for this type of game if you haven’t played a lot of flight sims? I have played X-Wing Alliance and Tie Fighter on PC a long, long time ago (no pun intended) and own the Battlefront games. Though, I’m average at best at these type of games. I’ve been intrigued by being able to play Squadrons in VR especially after playing the Battlefront X-Wing experience (and that is something else!). I also read up on some reviews and have heard negatives. Any positives you may be able to share?

I was afraid I would not be good at this game, and I’m not, but I’m having fun with it. I have the same experience as you, so I imagine you would be as mediocre as I! I think the key is finding your class and sticking with it. Get good at Bombers or Interceptors, something like that.

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#1379818
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Modern SE Revisionism
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JadedSkywalker said:

I don’t know but shouldn’t an archive of the making of the Original film actually reflect that film, and not some 1990s cgi that was garbage. Even Rian Johnson referred to the special edition as the cartoon versions.

I wish i could find that comment its probably since been deleted.

Please do! Between that and the interview with JJ where he plugs Despecialized, we’d be really set. I’ve personally asked Rian for a comment (he follows @starwarsviscomp), but no go there.

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#1379710
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Modern SE Revisionism
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Z6PO said:

The guy (Paul Duncan) interviewed George Lucas recently for his Star Wars books (there’s an Archives for the prequels coming soon), so maybe he doesn’t want to upset George by defending the theatrical cuts? It’s better for his work to stay in good terms, no matter what…

Oh, I’m sure of it. But there’s a difference between not advocating for the theatrical cuts and asking why anyone would want them in the first place.

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#1379698
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Modern SE Revisionism
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A couple weeks ago I sparked an SE argument with the guy who wrote the Star Wars Archives “1977-1983” for him using SE images in his book. He claimed it’s not a problem to talk all about motion control models then only have finished CG images made 20 years later because “Lucas’ intent”. He later responded to someone asking why the theatrical cuts shouldn’t be released and he responded asking why should they if it wasn’t what Lucas originally wanted to release?

If a guy who researched and interviewed everyone involved with making the movies doesn’t understand why the ORIGINAL WORK should be preserved, I’m not sure we can convince anyone. I’m going to keep on keeping on because I’m never going to give up, ever, but it sucks.

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#1377976
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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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exitzero said:

G&G-Fan said:

Will the Imperial March be retained for the HD version? It’s one of my favorite changes of ANH:R.

I don’t know what other music you could even use for the Death Star reveal. Besides, isn’t the Imperial March used in Rogue One anyway?

I know that R1 used a new version of the original Death Star reveal cue, I could use more of that in ANHR.

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#1373991
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Cthulhunicron said:

Drew mentioned that when the 97 SE version was created, Lucasfilm did a 1080p scan of the original negative. The scan was then digitally cleaned up, revised with new cgi effects and deleted scenes, and then printed back onto film for a new “original negative.”

I know other people already corrected this, but I do want to point out that’s not what I said, or at least not what I meant. Ady was correct in his statement, that the SPECIAL EDITION elements are locked in at 2K at best, including the digitally recomposited shots.