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#1289454
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George Lucas: Unreliable Narrator & Time Travelling Revisionist...
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Mocata said:

I was trying to find an interview with George that was in Empire magazine somewhere in the early 2000s. THX had just been released on DVD so it was a tie-in piece. So like, let’s say 2004. The interviewer asked him about the new changes to the film and the quote I want to say was something like…

“Oh it’s like Star Wars. There is no original version”.

Of course I could be mistaken and this is probably paraphrasing without remembering the actual question the journalist posed but the answer he gave stuck in my brain. I don’t own any copies of this magazine any more and I don’t think there’s a transcript online.

If you do find, this, let me know.

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#1288397
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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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Are you still making a new Cargo Shuttle so Vader and the Emperor aren’t using the same ship as the “Parts and Technical Group”? I imagine if Vader lands in his fancy shuttle then the next shot is a Cargo Shuttle we won’t habe the “did they wait till morning to take off?” confusion.

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#1288202
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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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Jackpumpkinhead said:

Call me ignorant or whatever,

Ok

but I don’t see the benefit of 4K for these movies. They are old movies that, whether we all like it or not, will always look like old movies.

This is besides the point of a 4K fan edit, but you do realize that film resolves to a resolution of 4K if not more and that there is a fan preservation of the movies in 4K right over here gestures vaguely to the internet that looks like magic with automated tools cleaning them up. Or the fact that dozens of movies as old as or older than Star Wars get UHD releases every week and look incredible.

We can’t keep running around spreading this misinformation that Star Wars is somehow too old to be preserved properly. We can’t believe that, especially when LFL has already done it themselves internally.

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#1285775
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Speculation about the 4K Future of AOTC and ROTS
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This video could be helpful for understanding some things. It doesn’t go into HDR as much as it should, but it does explain that our uscales usually use just one method, while the professionals use different upscaling methods per shot sometimes. So AotC/RotS would benefit from a professional upscale, not to mention the less-compression UHD provides AND wide color gamut.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/06/19/upscaled-uhd-4k-digital-intermediate-explainer/

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#1285381
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Complete Comparison of Special Edition Visual Changes
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oojason said:

From doubleofive’s Star Wars Visual Comparison twitter account:-

https://twitter.com/StarWarsVisComp/status/1138113595722670080

‘In order to add details into the deep shadows present in the original shot, Vader’s face, chest plate, legs, and right arm were added from another source & tracked onto his body for the DVD. (2004)’…

 

Harmy pointed this out years ago, and I wasn’t sure what to make of it as we thought it was brightening only. Recently someone else pointed it out again with the explanation that they are new pieces. Check out the tweet thread for GIFs.

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#1284702
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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:

adywan said:

Kingj3489 said:

Hey everyone. Can somebody please help me find the Xvid version of ANH:R? I’ve failed for days to find it and am losing hope…
It’s the only version that correctly has Ponda Baba’s arm severed. I don’t know why Adywan changed that one. If someone could help me I would be so grateful.

It was changed for 2 reasons.

  1. Ponda had hoof/ flipper like hands. You can see this clearly in the Cantina. So none of them hand the furry hands

  2. Ponda doesn’t even go to draw his weapon at the moment Obi-Wan strikes. the ONLY one to draw their weapon was Dr Evazan. So it should be Evazan’s severed arm on the floor



Right! What I’m asking is, what was wrong with your flipper edit? Though what you point out does make sense. That scene does play out strangely. Thanks for doing what you do, friend. I’m dying to get my hands on ANH:R HD.

Like Ady said, in this picture Ponda hasn’t even flinched, let alone grabbed a gun with his… suction cup somehow? So it turns out that adding the flipper just asks more questions than it answers.

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#1284552
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DESPECIALIZED EDITION <em>QUALITY CONTROL</em> THREAD - REPORT ISSUES HERE
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DB2 said:

I watched 2.7 Despecialized Star Wars last night. Looks very good, but I noticed specular highlights were clipped at various times throughout the movie. Reflections could sometimes look too bright. Any thoughts on this?

Probably because most of it is using the Blu-ray as a source which suffers from things like that.

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#1266928
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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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4throck said:

Yes, those shots are from Jedi.
You can see Luke walking behind Vader on this shot:
https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/d/d7/Vader_leaving_Cloud_City.png/revision/latest?cb=20130324062628

Look here for more info: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_changes_in_Star_Wars_re-releases

appears out of the clouds

That’s not Luke, that’s the officer he tells to “Bring My Shuttle”/“Alert My Star Destroyer To Prepare For My Arrival”.

disappears in a puff of smoke

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#1264382
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Tantive3+1 said:

I just remembered (and just direct me to the post(s) if this was already addressed but) what happened with the icy breath on Hoth and the lightsaber glow during Luke and Vader duel?

I believe we as a forum voted against the breath since it wasn’t really worth the time it would take for Ady to do it. Same idea with the glowing.