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#1284846
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Star Wars Episode I: Cloak Of Deception (Finished!)
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I had a free night last night, so I went on my Exercise Bike and watched COD v.6.

One word to sum it up: WOW.

It is a big improvement on V5. COD for me has been a big improvement on TPM, there is no doubt on that. In comparison to Hal’s trilogy, it was the weaker of them since it seems things were trimmed a bit too much. But with V6, it helps return some scenes and moments but still giving them the “proper” trim.

Also, reinventing the Pod Race scene back to its former glory. (With the added Subulba Vent Scene was nice.)

You added back some of the humor with Jar Jar but made sure it didn’t go too far. Nicely done.

Also what stuck out too was adding a few of Anakin’s lines in the space battle was a nice addition too.

Hal, amazing work and I look forward to your updates on the other movies as well.

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#1284747
Topic
STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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ChainsawAsh said:

Darth Lucas said:

Rogue One attempted to fix this continuity error by giving ponda a similar arm to the severed one shown in the Jedha scene.

Ady, I wonder if thats a change worth implementing in ANHR:HD? To change ponda’s hands BEFORE the arm is severed to match as opposed to changing the arm on the ground.

Would provide better continuity with Rogue One as well.

I’d rather cut the cameo out of Rogue One myself.

Agreed. Ady’s approach is the best approach in my opinion logically on what happens during that scene anyway.

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#1284730
Topic
The Last Jedi: Legendary (SPOILERS)
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That is an interesting thought, I wonder though if it makes it a “harder” sell that the group gets a ship to leave without any piece of the chase. As your edit stands, they go down the pipe and later you see them in a ship. One can conclude they used the “sewer” to get out and get DJ’s “borrowed” ship.

If I recall correctly, it is just Finn and Rose at the stables … so by having the chase cut how can it be explained or even assumed in a some what natural sense they meet up with BB8 and DJ.

Again not trying too shoot things down so quickly since I am too thinking out loud regarding it. I do understand having those moments may help motivate Finn a bit more and naturally before he makes his full dedication to the cause.

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#1284002
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Star Wars Episode II: The Approaching Storm (Finished!)
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nl0428 said:

Hal 9000 said:

I apologize if some of my posts have been terse lately. Most of the time, the reality is that I only have one free hand to punch keys with. I appreciate the fervent discussion very much, because it makes for the best possible, most informed final product. I am also tossing around the droid factory in my head, but have no intention at all to reinstate the garage scene.

That’s alright. We all think your Star Wars work is fantastic and are contributing to help you make new versions/edits.

On a side note, if you were to include the garage scene, there is something that could be done that I believe only seciors has done. That is to put the scene in a different spot.

ATTACK OF THE CLONES:
[Anakin Brings Shmi Back]>[Garage Scene]>[Shmi’s Funeral]

SECIORS (ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC):
[Anakin Brings Shmi Back]>[Shmi’s Funeral]>[Garage Scene]

Haha, but seriously, I am glad Hal is going the direction of not reverting back to the garage scene in anyway.

Hal, we all understand and no problem, we all give different perspectives to help give you some ideas on your V6.

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#1283988
Topic
Star Wars Episode II: The Approaching Storm (Finished!)
Time

ChainsawAsh said:

SomethingStarWarsRelated said:

How about:

Padme: “…as a member of the senate, maybe I can find a diplomatic solution to this mess.”

WIP PAN

Anakin and Padme handcuffed in the chariot.

😉

You know, if something this can be executed well, I’d be all for it!

Hahahah, that is pretty amusing and would be curious to see.

But please, the garage scene is completely unnecessary and goes against Anakin’s adjusted character through Hal’s edit. Watched the movies (minus LOE since ran out of time) and the wife said Anakin is such a whiney character and appreciated how it was toned down in TAS.

The droid factory scene that was edited is a big improvement from the original scene. I am going back and forth in my mind what would be better, that or the deleted scene … both have their pros and cons. However, the above suggestion would be interesting to see too.

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#1283986
Topic
Star Wars Episode I: Cloak Of Deception (Finished!)
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Octorox said:

Please no Greedo scene. It’s one of the few things I really don’t care for in l8wrtr’s edit. Honestly, all of the Episode I deleted footage looks pretty rough from a quality standpoint. The only scene I would include is Qui-Gon and Anakin discovering the probe Droid.

I agree with your comments, it is really too bad the deleted scenes were no in 1080 and polished up a bit. The Probe Droid scene does fit the narrative well since it shows why the two were running towards the ship for kind of no reason.

But yes, please, no Greedo scene!

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#1283900
Topic
Star Wars Episode II: The Approaching Storm (Finished!)
Time

Octorox said:

For reference, here are l8wrtr’s takes on the droid factory and garage scenes (I think of the edit’s I’ve seen, his were most successful in editing down these scenes):

droid factory: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1L3RMhiG8debz1CUCKgM0gYHrHrN0MUME
garage: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pHLbsJiDweog5gohQGNZTS5ZIuVI4FvX

Personally, I would vote to add the droid factory but keep the garage scene out.

Thanks for sending those, I see what he did with the droid factory scene. Hmmm, works much better than the original cut Lucas had. Not saying it has to be there, but, I admit it works pretty well.

The garage scene was edited well. But, what I appreciate on not having any of it is Anakin in the official movies is just to whiny and cringy. Granted, that moment is understandable since his mother died and all, and his conflicted conscience on his actions … but, the portrayal in Hal’s edits is a bit of a more likable character and not so whiny, cringy, and plain un-likeable. My opinion anyway.

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#1283886
Topic
Star Wars Episode II: The Approaching Storm (Finished!)
Time

Keep that garage scene out. Simple. 😉

As for the droid factory scene mentioned again, just watched it on youtube and I don’t see a way to even trim it to “make it work” it a believable and seamless way. Even if you took out all the 3PO moments, you have some brief shots of R2 at the door by himself that shows no path way or bridge from it … then he somehow gets to the controls later?

It’s too much of a mess. I do know what you mean about the transition with the inserted deleted scene with the “negotiation” scene. Not a strong scene, but it’s the only option.

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#1283715
Topic
Star Wars Episode III: Labyrinth Of Evil (Finished!)
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When it comes to the whole chosen one/prophecy thing, what’s tough is its the central thing about the prequel movies with Anakin. Unfortunately, because of Phantom Menace that is why Anakin is taken as a young boy found by a Master Jedi since “he has no father” and the “Force is unusually strong with him.” So because of the first movie, you have to have it, Anakin is already on a pedestal, unfortunately, the original movies didn’t really touch on that at all since, well, it wasn’t needed.

The real question is if Rise of Skywalker will touch on this to kind of complete the topic/story behind the Skywalkers, starting with Anakin. If it does not, then the whole prophecy/chosen one is not needed. But again, it is tough to completely remove because of the first movie. It is strange in a way without it since it was kind of a big deal in the first prequel movie. I don’t think there is a clean way to completely remove that topic.

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#1283714
Topic
Star Wars Episode II: The Approaching Storm (Finished!)
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Octorox said:

So I know this will be an unpopular suggestion, but have you given any consideration to bringing back the Dex’s Diner scene with trims similar to what Cathy Fulcher-Baker did for her edit? clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtBAiWYWR6w&t=10m26s

The reason I ask is that I think this would allow you to include the scene from the theatrical cut where Mace, Yoda and Obi-Wan discuss Anakin, rather than the alternate “deleted scene” version with only Mace and Obi-Wan as you do now. While it may be slightly stronger dramatically, I think the visual effects in that deleted scene stand out as particularly unpolished. Additionally, Mace’s line that Obi-Wan “must have faith” in Anakin seems dissonant with his character in Revenge of the Sith, who clearly doesn’t trust him.

That is trimmed very well. It works on good multiple levels. One, it gives a destination for Kamino. Since the records of Kamino are “missing” in the Jedi archive scene, it would be pretty impossible to find a single planet in a single galaxy when there are 100s, if not 1000s in the Republic, let alone the unknown regions which makes up even a bigger chunk! It’s like finding a needle in many, many, many haystacks. And in the current edit, Obi Wan finds it pretty easily in one shot. Heck, look at The Force Awakens … there is a map that leads to Luke that is missing about 15-20% of it which makes it impossible to find him without the missing piece!

Also, I will say despite the Mace and Obi Wan scene contextually a better scene, it is visually distracting since it is both incomplete and is in a lower resolution. Again, I like the dialogue much better, but it is a bit distracting visually.

So with this edited scene, it removes the silly-ness but keeps the important information.

With that, do keep out the Yoda and kids scene as well as the droid factory scene that has been mentioned. The is too silly and introduces abilities R2 does not show in the original movies. It was very goofy when I first saw it and kept thinking “How the Heck is R2 flying around but dines’t do that in the OT? There were several opportunities that would have been super helpful!!”

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#1282485
Topic
Star Wars Episode I: Cloak Of Deception (Finished!)
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There are some gems in TPM, by tweaking it, trimming it, it helps polish the good and remove the bad!

As a newish topic, if you were to have “two” versions available of the opening crawl, one with COD and the other with TPM, my mind was thinking on the way you’ve approached the new trilogy’s title. The Force Awakens -Restructure and The Last Jedi - Legendary. What word/idea goes well with this edit?