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#322333
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Ladyferry,

I respectfully and passionately disagree with your stance on Boba Fett's voice. In 1979 when they were filming Empire, there was a narrative and artistic reason they chose the voice they did for Boba Fett, and that gravelly sinister mysterious voice was just as responsible as the intricate costume for catapulting Fett into the mythic status he held with all of the kids in my generation growing up in the early 1980s. Boba Fett proved his perfection long ago and his popularity did not simply endure, but increased in those middle years after the Star Wars Trilogy. Changing Boba Fett's voice was needlessly revisionist in the wrong direction. While we're at it, why don't we digitally give Han Solo a haircut and replace the Emperor's understated hood with that overblown wavy monstrosity he wears in the Prequels?

Simply put, Boba Fett's original voice is as iconic as James Earl Jones' for Vader and part of the Star Wars landscape. Why did Lucas see it unnecessary to replace all of Vader's lines with a filtered Hayden Christensen, but went to the pains of excising Fett, who in some polls is the more popular character? No one knows, but it doesn't work and Morrison's line deliveries are inferior to Wingreen's by a wide parsec. I agree with Ady on this one - leave Fett's voice as it was in 1980.

nohandluke

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#321513
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Ady,

In regards to the problem with the blown-out elevator background - you said you needed a source that wasn't cropped to replace it.

Is there ANY way to use the source from the 1997 SE Laserdisc set?

I have a boxset version I would be happy to donate to the project - The only issue is I'm in the U.S., so mine is NTSC...

nohandluke
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#320762
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Well, I've just spent my Sunday morning reading all 45 pages of this thread - doing some catch up reading on everything I've missed while I've been away for a while (had some pressing Indiana Jones work to do on some other web sites). Anyway, all of this is shaping up quite nicely and as Ady and I already discussed more than a year ago, his vision and my vision for the revision of the SEs is simpatico and this thread bears that out.

Ady, I know the color maskings are driving you up the wall, but I have to tell you the results so far have been OUTSTANDING. Don't worry too much about getting the color from the pre-THX and Revisited to match - Your eye alone has proven to be more than up to the challenge of delivering these movies from the hellish blue tint of evil that has all but decimated the DVD versions. And getting the colors back to a realistic pleasing balance is what counts, not matching to pre-THX whatever.

As far as the effects and changes, you already know you and I are on the same page. Just keep one thing in mind - If you're adding any ships at the end with the Rebels, let's remember that the full Rebel fleet wasn't assembled in one place until ROTJ - "Hurry, the Alliance should be assembled by now." - To my mind that means that the ragtag group that escaped Hoth would not have yet rendezvoused with the Mon Calamari fleet until ROTJ....

Can you tell I'm making a case to keep any ROTJ unique stuff out of Empire? :)

But whatever decision you make, I'll ultimately support it as always. Keep up the great work, old friend.

nohandluke
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#320102
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Ady,

Great to see this coming into pre-production. I can't begin to describe how excited I am to see this in the making. As always, if you need anything during this process, let me know. The Star Wars community is a better place because of your contributions. Now that I have a new computer that works, I'll be more regular on this thread.

Your friend,
nohandluke
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#307753
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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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Ady, who wants a pill like that listed in your work anyway? I'd just remove him and take a mental note for future projects to disregard everything he posts. It's not like anybody remembers George Lazenby anyway.... Interesting though that even though he doesn't support the project, he did take the time to download it. What a flaking hypocrite...
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#307327
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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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Everyone,

I'll probably get flamed for this, but this nitpicking after Ady has put three years of his life into this edit is kinda shameful. He's gone above and beyond every step of the way and when I watched the XVID, I wasn't watching for mistakes - rather, I was breathing a sigh of relief at the number of Lucas' mistakes that are no longer there.

Given that Ady only had a specific amount of footage to work with and manipulate and was working within very tight creative confines with only so many elements to draw from, the result is nothing short of phenomenal. Imagine if you had spent three years working on something, taking everyone's suggestions all along the way - up to and including showing people the Yavin battle and whatnot in advance to give them a chance to comment before the final picture lock - only to have everyone come back after it's finally done with all of these criticisms and debates.

I for one am grateful someone was willing to do what I personally cannot. The mistakes aren't Ady's - their Lucas' for failing to make this right in the first place.

If you think you can do better, then by all means edit it yourself - but play fair and edit it from scratch, from the original 2004 DVD as Ady did, and then we'll be happy to compare notes and see if you can match or better Ady's results.

nohandluke
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#303967
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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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I like your fervor Jaitea, but part of the joy of the original Fett is his mystery. Ady has been very minimal in his allowance of "intrusion" of PT-related material into the original trilogy and for good reason - I have spoken with Ady and I know his overall intent is to mesh the PT and OT much better, but Ady has also found a way to walk the tenuous balance between pleasing PT fans and pleasing PT-haters with these OT edits. He has done this through incorporation of landscapes and objects in the background (and in some cases subtle foregrounds) that are from the PT, but nothing that would directly come from the PT so overtly. I agree with this philosophy as it nods to the PT while refusing to compromise or potentially affect adversely the originally established mythos.

Although I cannot speak for Ady as I am not him nor his spokesperson, I recall a mention somewhere in the many posts here that Ady planned on restoring Jason Wingreen's sinister (and superior) voice to Boba Fett - another move I support as Morrison's line deliveries for Fett were phoned in and yawn inducing. But, all this talk of the possible ESB Revisited is probably best left to another thread entirely.

nohandluke
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#303496
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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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Funny,

The vast majority of the members of this thread haven't had any problems with these "dumb file host" sites in the last year and a half that this thread has been active. Only very recent newcomers seem to be having trouble...

Hearing all of this negativity towards Adywan's efforts to make available to us footage he could just as easily keep to himself for eternity really raises my ire. Grow up and be respectful in your requests.

nohandluke
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#302470
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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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I've been confused as to where everyone else came from too. Must have been a great schism somewhere in another Star Wars website that sent everyone over here. As far as Adywan sequels go, I long to see those come to fruition too, but I know he'll need much-deserved rest first.

You've done us all a great service Ady.

Oh and to those out there hinting, screaming, pleading and implying a CG Yoda, I would like to respectfully comment that the puppet work of the ESB Yoda is the most amazing technical feat of the movie if not the entire series. Not for a moment did I believe in any of the CG incarnations of Yoda in the Prequels like I always do when seeing the ESB Yoda. Though I cannot speak for Adywan, if I was a betting man I'd say that's one element he's going to leave alone because Ady is all about aesthetic seamlessness - Everything he's agonized over has been to make sure every element looks like it belongs alongside the others - A CG Yoda was already a failure at ILM's level - a homegrown Yoda would be time consuming and ultimately breaking something that isn't broken.

Puppet Yoda rocks the house. Leave him be.
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#302395
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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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Hey all,

What I'm about to say is not an edit suggestion, just a random thought I've always had about the climax of Star Wars. Given the space battle over Yavin's clear count of the victims and the survivors, I've always been puzzled by the lone Y-Wing streaking away from the Death Star alongside the two X-Wings and the Falcon. Who is this dude and why wasn't he in the fight????
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#301387
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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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I agree that sometimes a section of action without music can be very compelling. I think it would be very cool to have part of the battle without music if you just can't find anything to use. Then again, I don't have the luxury of seeing the workflow like you do, Ady. I'm yelling in the wind from my vantage point. It's different in the trenches.

Is there any way you can pull from the end space battle in Return of the Jedi - the section where they reference the Falcon/TIE attack or some other sequence?