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#1248416
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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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SparkySywer said:

dgraham414 said:

I just had this thought when I was watching ANH:R last night. I understand that you are going to be changing some things between the current form of ANH:R and what will become ANH:R HD. Now what follows isn’t supposed to be inflammatory it was just a thought that I found interesting.

Would you consider the fact that you are tweaking with your version of ANH:R to be almost akin to the way Lucas tweaked with the standard ANH. We’re coming upon the same dilemma where the original ANH:R will not be available in an HD format, just like the OUT is not available in HD formats. You changed your mind about some decisions that were made and want this new HD version to be the definitive version of the films, yet there are people (like me) that would just like to see the current ANH:R but in HD.

I’m not sure this equates completely, but I feel like you could understand Lucas’s mindset on why the Special Editions exist in the first place. I also recall a popular argument for why the Special Editions are bad is because they supersede the Original Versions. That same thing is now going to happen with ANH:R. I’m not trying to be accusatory, I just thought this was something as a community that we could discuss.

The original version is not possible to rerelease in HD as it was. I forget why, I think the original assets are gone, but regardless, the original version can’t be rereleased. With the Theatrical Versions of the movies, they absolutely can be rereleased.

ANH:RHD is not ANH:R in HD, or ANH:R 2.0, it’s its own project, from scratch, just with the same purpose as ANH:R, and its inspiration. I think that alone justifies making changes.

I mean, the original effects were rendered at 480p and were done a decade ago 8 hard drives ago, that’s why he has to redo them.

But you’re absolutely right as this is basically a new edit, using the original edit as a guide. Ady has learned a lot in the last decade, so some things he didn’t do as well as he thought he could will be done just as he wants, and faster and better.

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#1236958
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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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Ronster said:

I think it looks good… The only one I am a bit iffy on is the binary sunset.

Have it how you want it but after looking at the original theatrical footage and then the techni-disc and then when I saw the van-ling Dvd menu colors I decided the Dvd menu color was the best reference. You might not feel the same way but I think it’s the best reference for that shot an as is the massasi temple also.

The DVD menu colors were painstakingly recreated from the best sources according to a guy who worked on them, so I would personally default to them for reference. However, this isn’t a restoration, its the first step for a fan edit, so it’s up to how it makes Ady feel.

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#1235518
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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Another Happy Sanding.
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Collipso said:

doubleofive said:

Collipso said:

i don’t get the “obi-wan should never refer to R2 by name”. honestly, it doesn’t change anything, because they’re still in the very same room and Anakin calls him by his name so… it just seems a bit pointless to me.

It’s an effort to reconcile Obi-Wan not “recognizing” R2 in ANH, when his actions in ANH can just as easily be interpreted as either Obi-Wan teasing R2 or just simply not caring about droids all that much.

i get that, i just don’t think it’s that effective in making it believable he wouldn’t remember R2 by Star Wars.

Oh no, I don’t think it’s effective either.

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#1235507
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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Another Happy Sanding.
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Collipso said:

i don’t get the “obi-wan should never refer to R2 by name”. honestly, it doesn’t change anything, because they’re still in the very same room and Anakin calls him by his name so… it just seems a bit pointless to me.

It’s an effort to reconcile Obi-Wan not “recognizing” R2 in ANH, when his actions in ANH can just as easily be interpreted as either Obi-Wan teasing R2 or just simply not caring about droids all that much.

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#1233249
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The Dark Knight Theatrical Aspect Ratio, HD
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Colson said:

doubleofive said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Would a Netflix capture or the iTunes release be higher quality?

I imagine the 4K Dolby Vision iTunes release is going to beat it out. I don’t think there’s a need to preserve the Netflix version.

Every shifting aspect ratio movie I’ve run across is flat on their digital copies, Nolan, Ghostbusters, etc.

Is the 4K iTunes copy flat? If so, my bad!

Yes, I can’t think of an iTunes copy that shifts aspect ratios for any movie. I can confirm TDK personally though.

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#1233239
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The Dark Knight Theatrical Aspect Ratio, HD
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ChainsawAsh said:

Would a Netflix capture or the iTunes release be higher quality?

I imagine the 4K Dolby Vision iTunes release is going to beat it out. I don’t think there’s a need to preserve the Netflix version.

Every shifting aspect ratio movie I’ve run across is flat on their digital copies, Nolan, Ghostbusters, etc.

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#1224508
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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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Ronster said:

This Shot is flipped Horizontally. It makes a lot more sense flopped with the planet on the left and the guy on the right… But It’s your decision what you want to do about that one…

They actually flipped the trees for the SE, I guess for lighting reasons, but it still doesn’t seem to match the lighting on the guy or the ships.