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#637082
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Return of the Jedi: Radical Re-Edit (Released)
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I hopscotched around the workprint last night, mostly trying to hunt out the large changes.

I think it is really impressive and enjoyed what I saw a lot and would certainly like to see where you take this.

I was quite impressed with how you addressed the Endor battle (ground theater).  I always imagined the cut scene on the Death Star focused on the space battle and I like how it was tied in with the fanfilm work of stormtroopers vs. rebels.  I've heard other people opine about having Boba Fett vs Han worked in here and how you did this was quite engaging.  I realize that based on your source material you're probably stuck there with the burned in captions (and Boba Fett using the word "closure" doesn't work) and the actor in the Fett costume...that costume doesn't fit, again, beyond your control.

 

My only true concern here is the scenes with Boba Fett on Endor.  They work pretty well but all the really tight shots on Fett's helmet doesn't work for me at all.  Again, I know that you are shackled by the material that you're working with.  If you're trying to make something that could be seamlessly watched with the other five films these shots stand out because none of the movies have facial shots cropped this tight.

 

I hope that you don't mind my comments.  I am really impressed with your work so far and look forward to watching the workprint from start to finish sometime this weekend.  

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#636943
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Return of the Jedi: Radical Re-Edit (Released)
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I'm in agreement with the rest of the people who don't like the Yoda scene split. It just seems like a speed bump to me.  I really like everything else that I saw.  I wish that I could offer some advice on how to work around that, maybe I'll have an idea after watching your workprint.  I don't think it hurts to leave it intact - I do like that you cut the scene with Ben entirely.  I was disappointed first seeing this in the theaters because Yoda's dialogue is mostly recycled, then Ben shows up and doesn't really say much of anything new or different outside of Leia is your sister....and there is nothing wrong with leaving that to be a force revelation during the final saber battle.

 

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#633490
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The Unofficial Complete REVISITED SAGA Ideas and Random Discussion Thread
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Darth Maul is just a hulked out...thing.....with a double ended light saber to make the fanboys go nuts.  Nothing about E1 is redeemable for the larger picture fanedit.

 

The Empire as seen in 4-6 is xenophobic and while they outsource to bounty hunters in V it is otherwise white human and male.  I find Maul to not fit into this even if in terms of TPM we are talking proto-Empire.  Maul is ultimately a dumb villian that serves as a lackey for the proto-Emperor who, like Fett in V/VI is dispatched too easily and quickly.

 

Dooku falls to a similar fate.  There is ample opportunity here to have a Lando-esque character whose allegiance is ambiguous and the opportunity is squandered.  Maul should have never been there, imagine E1 if Dooku was the agent of Palpatine and didn't die at the end and was ported into E2 as something more than a weak plot device.

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#632426
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The Unofficial Complete REVISITED SAGA Ideas and Random Discussion Thread
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I agree with most of what is above.  All of E1 needs to go and 2 and 3 could be mined for material.  To me some of the items that really need to be ported over are the birth of the rebellion (cut) scenes.

It's also nice to see someone else arguing for the complete elimination of Greivous, the weakest and worst character in the PT (yes, I think JJB is a better developed character than GG, they both need to go).  

 

I would much rather see 4-5-6 as standalones and then maybe 4-5-6 with PT content as flashback.  I know that the canon material doesn't use flashback but maybe this is the only route for redeeming what little good exists in the three movies.

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#629329
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Help: looking for... Blue Velvet - a Q2 edit
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Thanks for the reply and help, Mr. Frink.  

The application that you referred to, I would use that on the files for the BR or the regular dvd that were in the packet that I received off of fanedit.org, yes? 

 

(edit) That did it!  Looks like I have some work ahead of me.  Thanks, again.  Teach a man to fish and all that.

 

 

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#629294
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Help: looking for... Blue Velvet - a Q2 edit
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I just found out about the hour of deleted scenes on the BR which I promptly bought.  I have no skills ripping BR otherwise I would take a crack at it myself.

I tried installing the jdownloader and I have never seen so many malware alerts – ever – on a computer.  I know it isn’t malware but after some time trying to convince my PC that this was really ok I gave up.

I see no torrents out there for this, is there anyone who could PM me with a path to downloading this one?  Thanks for your time.

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#628553
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>1080p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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I was really pleased the first time I watched Adywan's edit where he fixed the bad dub where Vader is talking to Tarkin and stops talking but then shakes his hand for effect about five seconds later.  It has always amazed me in all of the cleanups, restorations and special editions of this movie that they can't fix this one simple thing.  I also appreciated the reedit of the scenes in Ben's house.  The continuity issues with C-3PO being off/on inconsistently has always bugged me and I don't think that the scene is any worse for the repair.

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#626435
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>12GB 1080p MP4 VERSION AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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One of those walkers goes down only because Luke is able to pop open a hatch on the unarmored bottom with his lightsaber, not a common cause of these being taken out for the Empire.  If you discount this d/t the uniqueness of Luke and his talents then you have a 20% casualty rate.  

 

I don't mind the idea of more robust impacts on the walkers who remain unaffected.  The existing shot is fine and doesn't need to be changed.   Things don't need to be changed for the sake of changing them, this is one of the two movies of the six that is largely fine as it is.  "Improvements" should be done to address poor fx that were not corrected over time or to create something that couldn't be done at the time.  What I've seen with the AT-ST's fits that, they were in the movies but nothing was done with them.  Seeing them operating as walking flak batteries is a nice enhancement.

 

 

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#626400
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>12GB 1080p MP4 VERSION AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Ronster's idea is dynamic but a big problem is that it doesn't fit the context of the scene or the movie.  The rebels are essentially executing a delaying action to keep the power generator and the shield intact so as many transports as possible are able to escape.  The Empire is supposed to be trouncing them, their armored vehicles are supposed to be impervious to the equipment that the Rebellion has cobbled together.  The shot of the cannon hitting the walker to no effect is important in illustrating this.  

This chapter of the movies is supposed to be darker and the Rebels are on the run and the Empire has the upper hand despite the destruction of the Death Star in the last chapter.  

I'm not hoping to see a lot of AT-ST's or AT-AT's go down in this fanedit.  I realize it is a fanedit but some things shouldn't be changed too much in order to maintain the integrity of the original story.  

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#618907
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Help: looking for... 'Dead Poets Society' - preservation of the US laserdisc version?
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I had this laser disc years ago and sold it thinking it was a slam dunk that the extended cut would be released on dvd.  The LD is damn near impossible to find on eBay, I've been watching for a couple years now.  It's on my list; too, years ago I converted my LD library to DVD and I really wish that I had this one still when I was doing all that.

 

I just re-checked eBay and there's one up there, first one I've ever seen.  Bid is at $10 right now if you want it badly enough.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Laserdisc-DEAD-POETS-SOCIETY-Robin-Williams-NOT-Rated-Color-142-Minutes-A113-/221176283525?pt=US_Laserdisc&hash=item337f224185

 

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#616040
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Info: The Redemption Of Anakin Skywalker - whole SW series edited to one 3hr epic
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Best part of it for me was the near total elimination of Gungans and the absolute excising of Gen. Grevious, the weakest & foulest character in all six movies.  I do miss the Yavin battle but like the cut to Hoth after the DS escape.  I am prejudiced with that, I did the same thing cutting my old Super 8 digests into a fanedit when I bought the OT on VHS.  I understand that the editor was probably trying to keep the time down but some of the cuts are too deep and major scenes are reduced to bookends of themselves (the walker battle on Hoth for example or the rescue of the princess on the Death Star, they basically go in, get her, some light saber battle and they leave).

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#608222
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Star Wars Episode 1: Jar Jar's Big Adventure
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One of the great features of the first one....Star Wars 77 and not TPM....was that things were just presented and you accepted them or you didn't.  Most of us imaginatively went along for the ride and accepted it.

Chewie was not subtitled.  Jawas were not subtitled.  R2 was not subtitled.  Greedo was.... Perhaps a solution is to redub JarJar and not subtitle him at all if it can be gotten away with.  Otherwise dub him in an unintelligible language and subtitle it.

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#608010
Topic
Star Wars Episode 1: Jar Jar's Big Adventure
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I'm more aligned with the Topher Grace edit that I read about where the only part of Episode 1 that is used is the lightsabre battle from the end.  You have an interesting idea, though.  

Is there a fanedit out there of #3 that removes Grievous entirely?  I despise that character more than most people loathe JarJar Binks.  For the record I think that Episode 1 is a better put together movie than RotJ, JJB or no JJB.

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#584483
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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MrInsaneA said:

Has anyone considered removing Grievous COMPLETELY from Revenge of the Sith?

This would be the biggest improvement to any of the PT films, including scrubbing Jar Jar Binks.  Greivous is the weakest and lamest character in the entire PT and the light saber duel between him and Obi Wan just reeks of the heavy hand of Speilberg's influence.  

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#581943
Topic
The Shifting Tone of Star Wars
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With a great deal of input from Marcia, Kurtz, and McQuarrie, Lucas got lucky in 1977.  A stand-alone film that works because it's stand-alone.  As soon as Lucas started trying to write more story, he ruined the story. The"adventure and "haphazardness," disappeared when Lucas shrunk the universe. Particularly the haphazardness of it all.

I agree entirely with this poster.  The original is the one and only and everything since is fan-fiction.  Some of it is quite inspired and a lot of it is just awful - including 4 out of six of the of the films made for the cinema.  

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#578343
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>12GB 1080p MP4 VERSION AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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The displays don't need to be technology moving forward. Maybe technology moving forward is NOT needing the displays to show all of the data in years after the PT.  It would make sense for the rebels to have equipment with displays because their equipment is cobbled together from whatever they can get.  Some of the displays are excellent, the Ozzel scene really needs it's display toned down if one is going to always be part of the scene as the display interferes with what you are supposed to be watching, this is not an improvement.  The displays don't need to be symmetrical.  Maybe when the view screen fires up there could be a lot of display superimposed and it quickly wipes to the margins of the screen to enable Darth Vader to see clearly who he is addressing creating a sense that when you turn it on it defaults to one setting and when you are communicating with other people it clears itself up so the parties involved are able to clearly see each other.

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#572752
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>12GB 1080p MP4 VERSION AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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I'm pretty meticulous about back ups.  I have two 2xTB drives that are live for various work projects and storage.  Each is backed up to an identical 2xTB drive once a week give or take based on what I'm working on.  The back up drives are idle, not plugged into anything.  Surges are not an issue.  I've got everything on here, video files, all my family photos, all of my music, a lifetime of collecting music, my family projects like archiving my father's history in the Armed Air Forces in WW2 and his time as a POW (I still have about a foot of letters and documents to scan for that one!), wargame files (anyone on here know who Avalon Hill, SPI, Steve Jackson, et al are?).  All this stuff is too important to me to lose because a squirrel chewed through a power line & where I live we lose our power about once a week in summer.  There's some sort of junction or transformer about 1/4 a city block from us and we can literally hear it go right before we lose all power in our house.  

 

I'd like to think this is all some elaborate April Fool's joke, whether or not it is someone out there can learn something from the conversation.  Back your stuff up and do it in a way that minimizes your opportunity of a "holy bats*** what  the hell just happened!?!?!!" incident.

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#553203
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Jaws: Super 8mm Edition Project (* unfinished project *)
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There is on YouTube a transfer of the Raiders of the Lost Ark reel.  I know it is YouTube quality but if you're just curious how the cut to a 400' reel was handled it is there for the seeing.  Some guy has about 40-50 old Ken Films, etc. copied and posted.  The quality leaves a lot to be desired but having owned a lot of these in the 70's and early 80's it was a nice stroll down memory lane watching these.  Funny, I don't remember my versions of Star Wars being cropped as severely as the ones that are posted are.

 

Look for the YouTube poster GhostHost1969, just checked his set and Jaws is there - lists it as the long version and the time tracker on the video says 30:48.