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#1075718
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Rogue One: The Battle of Scarif Fanedit
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eldusto84 said:

PM sent. And there is only a brief scene with Tarkin, right when the Death Star prepares to fire on Scarif.

I watched this last night, and let me tell you, the quality of this edit is amazing, If I were to watch this without any knowledge of Rogue One, it would be nearly impossible to tell what has been edited out. Unfortunately, everyone in this forum is incredible familiar with all the Star Wars films, so every time there is a change on them it grabs our attention. So some of the things I will proceed to point out would probably not be applicable for a casual viewer.

  • The new title crawl is excellent, the same goes for the following pan down shot, if you were to watch this as a bridge between Revenge Of the Sith and A New Hope it would make perfect sense to start on Mustafar, a prequel planet we are familiar with from the previous movie.
  • For me, the changes in Vader’s dialogue were quite distracting since the lines are too recognizable from the classic trilogy. Especially the “perhaps you think you are being treated unfairly” line, It doesn’t sound like something he would say to end the conversation. Personally I have no problem with his original “pun”, it matches his character in the original trilogy… it is similar to him choking Needa to death and then saying “Apology accepted, Captain Needa”. Also, James Earl Jones’ voice has changed with the years and I believe it needs a slight pitch change in order for it to match.
  • John William’s score is expertly edited in, there are some parts that don’t quite match the action but are too far in between and it is expected since the music was not written specifically for this movie.
  • I believe that since all references to the Galen/Krennic/Jyn relationship have been removed, the scene where Cassian restrains Jyn from going at Krennic should also be edited out, the audience only knows him as the Director and do not know why she would have so much anger towards him in particular.
  • I like that you decided to go back to the original music towards the climax as it accentuates the final pieces. After all the music does get more “Williamesque” towards the ending anyway.

I hope you take any criticism in this post as constructive. Overall I really enjoyed this, thank you for the work you put into it and sharing it with us.

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#1075048
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Rogue One: The Battle of Scarif Fanedit
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eldusto84 said:

It’s May 4, and that means that Rogue One: The Battle of Scarif is now complete!

It’s just under 50 minutes long, making it a nice little companion piece to the original theatrical release. Alternatively, you could watch this right before A New Hope! Again, the main point of this edit is to focus on the epic battle sequence from Rogue One, while also adding elements to make it fit in more with the other Star Wars films. This means, among other things:

  • An opening text crawl, which summarizes the events of Rogue One leading up to the battle of Scarif.
  • Insertion of several music cues from John Williams. About 50-60% of the film’s score is now comprised of classic Star Wars cues.
  • Classic Star Wars sound effects added in certain places, along with a few old-school wipe transitions.
  • Other cuts and adjustments to scenes throughout the battle, either to fit the new music cues or to pace the film a bit differently. For example, there isn’t as much back-and-forth cutting between all the different characters anymore. This may have originally been to make the film seem more exciting, but it also made it difficult to follow the action at times.
  • The film ends exactly as it did in the original version, making it a perfect segue into A New Hope.

If you’re interested in checking it out, let me know 😃

Hi eldusto84, I would love to check this out!

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#455423
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Irvin Kershner has passed away
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"The world has lost a great director and one of the most genuine people I've had the pleasure of knowing," says Lucas

"Following Star Wars, I knew one thing for sure: I didn't want to direct the second movie myself. I needed someone I could trust, someone I really admired and whose work had maturity and humor. That was Kersh all over."

Read the rest here:

http://www.starwars.com/themovies/episode_v/irvin_kershner_remembered/index.html

 

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#335678
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Ripplin said:

I made a VIDEO folder on my SD card and also made sure it was in the VIDEO folder on my memory stick and it still didn't do somefin' or nuffin'. My PS3 has firmware 2.30 on it. Does it need something newer to recognize that format?

 

 Instead of hitting X to open the SD card, hit TRIANGLE and select "Display All", this will show all the folders on your SD card and you should be able to navigate through them and find the file regardless of where you placed it.

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#314724
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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adywan said:

Jedi won't be having any extra force ghosts appear nor will they morph into their younger selves. The ending will be different in some ways, this i have already planned. Gone will be the "new age" music at the end and i will be replacing it with a more fitting orchestral piece (i just have to find the right piece of music for that). Also, as i have mentioned before, a main character will die, returning the story to what what originally planned. One thing i want to do is somehow turn Jedi away from being just a rehash of ANH, which is exactly what it is now. I'm not sure how i'm going to accomplish this yet though. A few more things already planned is that we will finally see some rebel fighters smash into the Death Stars shields. And the Superstardestroyer will no longer crash into the Death Star, but will in fact take out some other stardestroyers (hopefully if i can pull it off). "weesa free" will also be gone. Apart from these changes nothing else has been planned out yet and i'm not going to even think about ROTJ until ESB is finished, so can we return this thread back to the original topic which is ESB. No more Jedi suggestions please.


I know you rather keep Sebastian Shaw in there instead of Hayden if anything else for the nostalgic feeling, Qui-Gon is an unnessecary addition, however I would have Anakin morph into Hayden because when you look at the overall saga 1-6 Hayden Christensen IS Anakin, Sebastian Shaw is only Anakin for less than a minute plus Anakin never actually looked or dressed the way he does in his Sebstian Shaw Form. And to make it look less awkward as it is now, Hayden younger self and everyone old self, I would have Obi morph as well. Is a compromise I would be willing to make, of course as always this is your edit, I was just throwing ideas out there. Last ROTJ mention, I promise, now back to ESB....
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#314604
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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adywan said:

There is no need to put Qui-Gon at the end of Jedi. Luke wouldn't know who the hell he was. Just having the 3 force ghosts that were part of Luke's life is perfect as it is(pre 2004). Adding Qui-Gon, IMHO, is as bad as adding Hayden to the end of ROTJ (one thing that is definite to return to its pre 2004 state in my edit)


What about have the 3 force ghosts as they were pre 2004, BUT when Luke looks away all 3 slowly transform to their ep3 from. This way you will have the best of both worlds. Also are you planning on keeping Naboo at the end celebration for ROTJ? If you do keep it please remove the "weesa free!!" line.
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#312859
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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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Originally posted by: adywan

Well the NTSC DVD-5 that should be compatible with the HD-DVD players Is going up now in a.b.starwars only. It is tagged as "REPACK". It also has a slightly different sound mix to the others along with a couple of very minor tweaks to a couple of shots and revised end credits that will be the version on the DVD-9's. I'm pretty sure i have the L & R channels a bit too high so i have lowered them slightly. Anyone that will be getting this version could you please let me know about the audio and if this sounds better so i can get an accurate assessment ready for the DVD-9 versions.


Damn, I love the current DVD5 and I can play it perfectly on my dvd player and ps3, but I am a completist so I will have to download this one too.
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#312027
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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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Originally posted by: adywan
Well at least there is some good news. With all these problems its now looking like the NTSC DVD-5 will be available tomorrow. I'll probably be posting both versions at the same time


Awesome, I will wait for the ntsc version then, BTW are you planning on adding a JACKET_P artwork for the DVD9 version??
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#312012
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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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Originally posted by: JediBorota
Eventhough I am in the USA, I had to download the PAL version because I couldn't wait. And I am not disappointed Ady. I consider it to be a teaser for the fixed version. It was worth the download!!


lol, I am glad I am not the only one, BTW the new "hand" looks great, the fixed tie scene does also, the xvid looked good but this thing looks 10 times better, I am really amazed by it. I can't wait for the NTSC DVD9!!
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#312002
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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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Originally posted by: adywan
I really wish that it was just that 1 DVD navigation & subtitles that were screwed because i could just post a fix. Seems like i'll have to post the whole DVD again because some audio tracks have problems too


No worries Adywan, we can't thank you enough for your work. I saw the ESB trailer on the DVD and you improved over the Emperor hologram even more than the first trailer you posted, it looks amazing!! It looks just like ROTJ emperor, you are a magician, I am really excited for ESB Revisited now!!
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#311369
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Star Wars Prologue - Epic Prequel Edit
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Anti-matter, thanks for your reply to my questions, I really appreciate it.

In the matter of Qui-gon, I believe making him disappear would be problematic, as we would be left with the question of why he did dissappear when all the other Jedi that died in Geonosis did not. In the Episode II novel Yoda is surprised when he is in meditation while Anakin is killing the Tuskens and he hears Qui-Gon's voice, he is surprised because up until that point no Jedi was able to retain his identity after becoming one with the force. This is the technique that Yoda will learn from Qui-Gon and pass on to Obi-Wan between Episodes III and IV, I think this is best left alone as seen in the films, it adds a little mistery and if anyone tries to change it it would only become more problematic and confusing.

My opinion is it should be left alone, we know enough, before Qui-Gon all Jedi would die and become one with the force ala "Nirvana", he somehow found a way to retain his identity and communicate with the living after death, he passed on this knowledge to Yoda and Obi-Wan who perfected this technique and therefore dissapeared after death and were able to communicate with Luke as a voice in ANH and later on as an apparition.
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#311196
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Star Wars Prologue - Epic Prequel Edit
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Hey Anti-Matter, nice to see people have been inspired by Adywan's edit, I'm liking what I have seen so far, it is a really interesting concept.

In my opinion EpI had a lot of good material but unfortunately it was shadowed by the crappy one, the biggest of all being Mr. Binks, nice to see you have been able to remove him. Are you plannng on keeping the whole midichlorian thing? What about the prophecy of the chosen one?

I like the idea of making all 3 films into one nice prologue. I will look forward to this one. Have you uploaded what you have so far to a.b.starwars or just torrent sites?