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#604423
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Star Wars - Episode VII - FACTS IN TOP POST
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If they do anything other than adapt one of the many existing post-ROTJ stories then they are asking for trouble, IMO, because so much EU stuff exists now.

They really ought to film the Thrawn trilogy by Tim Zahn, because the books are excellent and in the same tradition as the films of high adventure and good fun. Either rotoscope the likenesses of Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher et al, or recast.

In fact, I can't overstate how awesome Thrawn on the big screen would be. I really want to start a petition...

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#430142
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Episode II: Shroud of the Dark Side (the TM edit)
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Thanks to ben_danger I've seen the workprint now!

As someone who was skeptical of Trooperman's voice for Anakin due to what I'd seen in the odd preview clip, I have to say now that I think it's actually spot on. There are a few bits of poor lip-synching here and there but otherwise I thought it was a great improvement over Hayden.

Not so sure about the replacement Jar-Jar voice since he really does sound very different to the original. I couldn't even tell any of the other characters had been dubbed, the quality is that high.

Well done all round, and I look forward to the even better final version!

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#322085
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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I really like the idea of adding some dropships (not necessarily PT ones, perhaps something from the XWing games?) in somewhere - I believe that this discussion was had elsewhere, though, to little avail. I think an all-new approach shot of the dropships leaving the Star Destroyers and heading for the surface would look super-awesome, but as someone said a few posts back, we all really just want all the spaceships and walkers beating the shit out of each other for two hours flat :)

On the interior of the walkers - I totally agree that there should be no red colouring for the interior shots, on the 'shiny sunglasses' theory. While the idea of having a huge HUD would be super-duper cool, I can't think of any other instances of HUDs elsewhere in the OT...

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#311073
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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IMHO by far the worst effect in the original film that takes you out and reminds you that you're watching a film is the treatment of Luke's severed hand. Of course they simply didn't have the technology to paint it out at the time so of course Mark Hamill just had to hold his hand up his sleeve. I really hope that something can be done about this most glaring of errors. Make that alteration to the 2004SE and ESB would be perfectly good IMO.



On the Hoth battle and energy shield, I always presumed that the shield was like the Gungans' huge shields - impenetrable by lasers etc, but slow-moving objects could move through without trouble. The only difference is that in ESB the shield is invisible - which is actually in keeping with all of the other energy shields in the OT, which are never seen. I really don't see what all the fuss is about.

On the notion of dropships, Adywan is right on the slow reveal to build up to the ATATs. However, would it not be possible to do a long shot of the Star Destroyer group as several dropships are launched (which would be tiny dots, really), and those dots arc towards the planet. It could be done in such a way that prolongs the "they're coming!" tension even further. Honestly, I'm just a sucker for all the space battle stuff, though, so the more of that fit in in any way will always get my vote!
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#305553
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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: hempler
I do believe LucasFilm should hire Ady and move him and his family to California and join the compund since his work of restoration and enhancement far surpasses what they have done...


I would rather a different studio that has a far less cavalier attitude towards restoration work makes the offer.

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#298501
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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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The Little Theatre in Bath does private screenings. It's a really nice, small cinema. It's something like £200, but there are 50+ seats so we could easily book it out if there was enough interest. Not very central though! I am quite tempted to book it to watch this movie anyways as a birthday present to myself...
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#297261
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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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My take on that line "damn it Biggs, where are you?" was that Biggs was supposed to be coming to help Luke out, but it's actually Wedge that does, introducing him as a character. Luke's later line "thanks Wedge" is given with a note of surprise, as if it shouldn't have been Wedge helping him out.