please send me a link!!
Hal 9000 said:
Not hardcoded; does your player not have an option to turn them off?
ok that’s a relief to hear. My player (MPC classic) does indeed have the option to turn off subtitles, but there are still white subtitles on it even when the subtitles are turned off, like it’s hardcoded. I’ve never had this issue with any other files. If I turn them on, then my normal subtitle setting appear on top of the white subtitles.
I’ll just need to try some other players.
Edit- When I tried it in VLC there were no subtitles, so the problem is definitely on my end. Sorry for not checking before raising the issue. It’s totally fine now.
Anyway I’ll just take this opportunity to thank you again for creating such a fantastic edit. I know you’ve heard this hundreds if not thousands of times, but it is definitely my “Go To” version of the movie 😃 … it’s fun to make prequel haters watch this version and then hear them say they enjoyed it.
Am I doing something wrong or does the Alternate Ending file have subtitles hardcoded (As in I cannot disable them)?
Love your work by the way
Great to hear from Harmy. Can't wait for the new upgrades. :)
Not like I need to tell you, but take your time. Make it right. We will be here.
Where can I find the various Hal9000 commentary tracks? They were not attached to any of the torrents for the 3 edits.
I found youtube links to the commentaries on fanedit.org, but they were all expired or taken down.
Any help would be extremely appreciated. I would love to hear Hal9000's insight to the creation of these edits!
Hal 9000 said:
I hope I don't sound facetious, but reinstating the original crawls would be a pretty easy task if you wanted to try it. I changed the names, as has become orthodox, to distinguish these edits from their source material. Anyone watching is properly informed that they are in for something different from Revenge of the Sith. Not that OCD, literal or figurative, can be overcome with logic, but it's an alternate version and carries a distinct title. I believe Jackpumpkinheadd has or was going to replace the opening crawls with the originals for his own preference.
You're right, I should probably just do it myself for personal use.. Could you possibly direct me to a recommending free editing software to get the job done? There seems to be a lot of options, so I would appreciate any advice!
It is frankly amazing how much your edit improved this film. Hats off, sir, and thank you.
Jake Lloyd should hate George Lucas forever for ruining his life. This fan edit proves that with a bit of editing, he could have avoided years of negative criticism. He was perfectly likeable in your edit.
Hal 9000 said:
The other thing is to attempt to reinstate Anakin's line, "I will do whatever you ask," as Palpatine has him kneel. This may not be technically possible, and for all I know I may have tried to do just this in the first place. If it's possible, I think it'd be helpful to allow Anakin some transition between, "What have I done?" to, "Yeah, let's be evil." It would demonstrate resignation to his loyalty to Palpatine at the cost of all else, which in turn requires him to obey his orders. It's a subtle step removed from immediately joining the dark side.
Hi Hal 9000,
First off let me say that I absolutely love your edits. They have become my official prequel trilogy.
If I may make a suggestion for the scene you reference in the above quote... I think perhaps less is more, here. Have you ever considered trimming down Anakin's dialogue even more? I believe he says so much with his expressions alone in this scene. I think the scene is actually harmed a bit by Anakin's forced dialogue. I have always wondered how it would look if Anakin was mostly silent during this scene. Bowing down, clearly conflicted, but submitting with his body language. Then at the end, a simple "Yes, my Master"... I would love to hear your thoughts.
Edit: you know what, I watched the scene again, and it actually contained less dialogue than I remember. I guess I just hated the line "I pledge myself to your teachings"... it just seemed so forced. But it seems like taking it out would ruin the flow of the scene. So you can probably disregard what I said here.
However, to answer your question, I think you should leave it as is. I think adding more dialogue would weaken the impact. "I will do whatever you ask" is unecessary dialogue if you ask me. I think it is already obvious to the viewer that Anakin will do whatever Sidious wants at that point.
Also, a total sidenote here: Would you ever consider releasing a version that re-instates the original titles of the films? I think you have very cool titles in your edits, but it bugs the hell out of my OCD.. Especially when I am trying to forget that I am watching a fan edit and pretend this is the real story. Hope you understand my request comes from a place of respect... I think your edits are FAR superior to the original films and for that reason I would like to convince my brain that they ARE the real thing. I understand if it is not worth the effort to re-encode and all that jazz.
Thanks again for the great viewing experience!
Ah thanks I figured it out. Imgburn is quite userfriendly.
Harmy you have the honor of being the creator of my very first dvd burn!! haha and it was well worth it.
Im watching it on my HD, great quality. The hype was true. I love you.
Is there a guide that says how to properly burn these files to a dual layer dvd so I can play it on my PS3? I went out and bought some verbatim dual layer dvds, but they were expensive and I only bought 5, so I want to make sure I don't screw it up. Thanks :)
Very Cool pictures, Harmy! Looks and sounds like you had a great trip!
You are right about the part that was missing. It's already back and working fine.
I am nearly done downloading Star Wars and I will see it for the first time since I was a little kid as it was really meant to be seen. Being born in 87, For the most part I grew up with the 97SE versions, so this will be a real treat. I hate when old films are mutilated. Looking forward to 1.2 as well!
This looks incredible. I haven't been interested in Star Wars for years, due to the prequels and the stupid constant tinkering by Lucas on the originals. Until now! Thank you Harmy. I'm downloading as I type this. Can't wait.
edit- part 12 didnt seem to be working last night but now it is. Woohoo! cheers