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#1377274
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The Empire Strikes Back - at 40...
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Hell to the yes ! It’s playing at the Drive In down the street from me tis weekend . Going to take myself there for an early birthday treat tomorrow evening . Will be a little odd going by myself , but not gonna miss this one ! I drove by there after work tonight and there was a line of cars out to the street at 6 p.m. , so I think I will get there early tomorrow , like maybe 5 thirty , to secure a good spot …http://www.49erdrivein.com/

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The Last Jedi: Legendary (Released)
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^ Thank you , you did a lot of work on this and it shows ! I enjoyed it very much . Mix in the Kylo and Rey ending using TROS footage at the end as another user on here has done , and this would make for a perfect conclusion of the sequel story for me . I watched the 720p tiny encode version and it was a bit dark , but I am guessing the higher resolution ones don’t have this problem. I love what you did with Canto Bight the most . It really moves the story along at a better pace and no longer feels like a scene out of Fantastic Beasts from the Harry Potter universe ! Good job !

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#1366656
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What's your take on Emperor Palpatine being brought back for The Rise of Skywalker?
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I thought the first Dark Empire was awesome . Dark Empire 2 and Empires end were complete shite in my opinion.I could buy the Emperor coming back once, and I thought the reasoning in Dark Empire was handled a lot better than TROS .But then they kept on bringing him back and introducing more and more super weapons .Wich was the worse part of it for me . TROS took the worst parts of the Dark Empire series and ran with it.

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The Machete Order Revised
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this one is interesting , I may try this on my next marathon viewing …https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV3mdMJJsPk The video’s description-Release Order, Chronological Order, Machete Order, everyone has an opinion about the best order for watching the Star Wars movies. I have a new order to recommend: the Spoiler Order, one that preserves the famous “twists” of the franchise for longer than either the Release Order or the Machete Order.

This video discusses those spoilers, so if you don’t want to listen to spoilers, here’s the Order:

Episode I, The Phantom Menace
Episode IV, A New Hope
Episode II, Attack of the Clones
Episode V, Empire Strikes Back
Episode III, Revenge of the Sith
Episode VI, Return of the Jedi

After watching in that order, you can watch the other movies in whatever order you like. I also talk for a little bit at the end about why Chronological Order is better if you don’t care about spoilers.

I am curious to hear others opinions on this…

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#1362995
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General Star Wars <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> Thread
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so the current Marvel comics version is canon , but marks the 3rd time the tale has been told . First ,in the original Marvel Star Wars issue 35 and then in the Vader’s Quest series from Dark Horse in 1998 .That original Marvel Comic will always be the canon version of how Vader learned Luke’s name to me .And Fett was not involved in it .

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<strong>Return Of The Jedi</strong> - 'Behind The Scenes / Making Of' <strong>images</strong> thread
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V.I.N.Cent said:

 

and some years after ROTJ, but still a cool pic:

 

I don’t recall this pic before, maybe an unused promo poster? Or for a later game or other merchandise?

^ That colorful poster was a mail in promotion for Hi-C fruit drinks …a friend of mine had it when we were kids .I remember I thought it was cool but wondered why Luke seemed to be looking away from Vader while fighting him .

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Return of the Jedi (Chronological Saga) - (* Final version released *)
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Just watched it and very much enjoyed it ! Your opening logos were fantastic…very slick and professional looking and sounding .I love what you did with Endor , it really does feel like a more alien world now .The overall tone of this edit is much more serious and now I am on board with many of the music choices you used .I think it would have been cool to use a line from the novelization for one of Jabba’s subtitles , " I was killing your kind when being a Jedi meant something " . Your edit gets his attitude of disdain for Jedi across, but I think the novel line would be much more of a direct way of doing it. Am I mistaken , or did you add in some foley effects like footsteps etc in some parts ? The opening scene feels much more ominous now and I like it a lot .The only thing that took me out of this a bit was the gray in the Emperor’s throne room . I think I see what you are going for…the tone does enhance the glow of the Emperor’s eyes and the colors of the lightsabers and the lightning…I just think you overdid it a bit . I don’t think you should change it back to the way it was originally shown, but maybe put a little bit of the blue tones back in . As it stands now, it reminds me a bit too much of Sin City and in pushing the gray tones , it makes all of the characters in the scene almost devoid of color .I liked the subtle enhancement of the Death Star explosion and the kind of " gaussian blur/dreamlike"color effects of certain scenes .I think it was a good choice to get rid of the dance number in Jabba’s palace …It helps with the tone you are going for .I also prefer the more reddish glows on the x-wings to the purple you used and would love to see Sebastian Shaw’s force ghost re-instated . Another cool thing would have been to clean up the editdroid laserdisc footage with Yoda with the line," Obi-Wan would have told you long ago, had I let him " and insert it into this edit .Your musical choices in this sequence did help make it feel new and exiting though .In fact , I thought the music you used in much of this edit helped give everything a greater sense of urgency .Sorry to ramble . just giving my overall thoughts and hopefully,constructive criticism .Overall, I really did enjoy this . Thank you for sharing .Out of curiosity,are you planning on doing further edits to this ?

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#1350608
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Return of the Jedi (Chronological Saga) - (* Final version released *)
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IlFanEditore said:

Could you please tell me what you think of this?
I’m still not sure… I’m not eagerly fond of the music in Return, so I’m trying to replace it here and here.
I’d like to have an opinion.
I tried to remove the original music with Audacity, but it was hard to keep other noises and voices.

https://vimeo.com/424133753
PW: fanedit

I prefer the original music , although this is an interesting experiment and provides a new experience . That is just me though . I am interested in seeing/hearing how you incorporate the ending of this scene with the one that comes afterward in the space battle though .

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#1350606
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Vader- a 7 in 1 edit of the Star Wars Saga (Released)
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Just viewed part one of this edit you sent me via pm . Sorry for the delay, have not been feeling well . First thoughts …Some of the music choices were…unexpected . I like how you deepened Jar Jar’s voice to make him a bit less goofy in the scenes he is in and I like the GodFather 2 style flashback editing . The only thing that took me out of it were a few of the sound effects you threw in to highlight some moments you obviously had some problems with . I chuckled a bit ,admittedly, but your description of this edit implied a more serious tone to me . I think there are ways you can edit around some of those scenes or drop some of them all together and still make the narrative work . I will give more feedback when I watch the second part . Overall it was an enjoyable experience so far . Thank you for sharing .

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#1349151
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FAN EDIT REQUEST THREAD - Post your dream Fan Edits Here!
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would love to see an edit of Conan The Destroyer…I have only found info for one edit online and it seems hard to obtain .Something that puts back in a lot of the score from the original 1982 CTB would be nice. and cut down the goofy bits with Malak the thief and excises the camel scene where Malak says " remember that "? or some such nonsense . I mean,WTF Malak , you weren’t even there !