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#1450572
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The Mandalorian Episode 2: Search for the Jedi (Released - RT 2h 29mins)
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szopman said:

Well, that’s how I feel when I watch your Mando edits. Btw long time ago, If I remember correctly, you said you d do an alternative version of those edits, titled as STAR wars Episode VII, Ep VIII etc.

By anthology style I meant no opening crawl, just something like “The Mandalorian: A Star Wars Story” 😀

Out of curiosity, I know it’s too soon to say without the original material, but do you think You ll make a movie edit versions of Ahsoka or Obi-Wan or Boba Fett serieses?

I’m currently toying with doing a “complete edition” which involves two 1h 45min movies for each series.
EP1: Chapters 1 to 3 including the opening bar scene and the Jawas.
EP2: Chapters 4, 5, 7 and 8.
EP3: Chapters 9, 10, 11 and 12.
EP4: Chapters 13, 14 and 16
These will probably involve a different intro, and will keep me occupied until the book of Boba.

As for the other series… absolutely. My intention is to make movies from all the live action material. Really looking forward to Kenobi… it should work really well as a movie since it was originally designed to be one.

I’d also like to make a couple of Bad Batch movies, but I’m not sure I’ll have the time.

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#1450492
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The Mandalorian Episode 2: Search for the Jedi (Released - RT 2h 29mins)
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szopman said:

As always, great job man!!!
I love it. Of course, I miss some bits (ep1 opening sequence, some Ahsoka scenes) but overall, fantastic job, great editing. As a one concise movie, it s even better than the previous one (mostly thanks to the original material, but still).

It really feels like watching a proper Episode VIII made in the 90s 😉

Will you ever consider releasing a version of those movies in style of Anthology Movies (RO, Solo)?

Thanks. And EPVIII from the 90’s…… how amazing would that have been 😃.

In terms of releasing a version in the anthology style - what do you mean?

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#1449923
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The Mandalorian Episode 2: Search for the Jedi (Released - RT 2h 29mins)
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CMMAP said:

smudger9 said:
The total write-off of the Razorcrest was an absolute pain. Including the repair trip to Nevarro completely derailed the story so it had to go. I then had to balance how damaged the Razorcrest got on arriving on Trask with the believability that a single Mon Cala could fully repair it. I thought a totally sea-logged ship was too much damage so I cut it. As for seeing the dripping crest in the background - I cut as much as I could and, again, if you hadn’t seen the full episode you probably wouldn’t realise that it was the Razorcrest in the background.

I certainly believe you 😃 And you made a good point regarding a viewer who never watched it and we watching it with more attention to detail. So it´s a fair change/compromise you´ve made.

When I saw “the Passenger” my first thought was “oh no!”. I knew it was going to be an absolute pain for this movie edit. It added about 2 months to the editing process and the final result was still a compromise!

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#1449815
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The Mandalorian Episode 2: Search for the Jedi (Released - RT 2h 29mins)
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stevepaynter said:

CMMAP said:

So i´ve watched it today and have to say it´s near perfect execution, storywise and technically. Every choice smudger9 made, from my perspective, was right to tell the story of Din and Grogu to find the (a) jedi. Even if that meant, Ahsokas fight on corvus to liberate the village had to be cut. It doesn´t add anything to the story of grogu.
I loved the IMAX conversion idea when they´re fighting the krayt dragon, very neat!😃

Some suspension of disbelief is needed after Din landed the razor crest on Trask (water splashing of it and algaes.

What i couldn´t identify which luke skywalker deepfake you used, smudger9? It´s certainly not the original but looks a little bit different to the one from shamook?

Do you intend to release a bluray version of episode 2?

I agree, Smudger has created another quality edit here once again and clearly a lot of time and effort has gone in to it so really appreciate this from Smudger.

  • WARNING SPOILERS *

Similarly, my only two criticisms is the Razorcrest landing in Trask is really out of place with the seaweed clearly seen on the Razorcrest in the background. I’m not entirely sure what Smudger had against the Razorcrest falling into the ocean like in the original.

Also, for me, cutting the fight scene between Ashoka and the Magistrate was a big disappointment with no mention of Thrawn either. The removal of the hand over of the beskar spear was on odd choice as well as Mando later picks it up after the Razorcrest is blown up. If you were watching this for first time you’d be thinking “where did that spear come from?” As it kinda just appears out of nowhere.

Other than those two things the edit was superb and really enjoyed it. Thanks again Smudger and look forward to more Stars Wars movies in the future.

You quite rightly pointed out the two things that I pondered most with this edit.
Firstly, the Ahsoka village battle. That was something I knew needed removing, but thought long and hard before doing it. It doesn’t add anything to the story and is an unnecessary side quest. In terms of the Beskar spear, I didn’t feel that needed explaining. There are many reasons a Mandalorian would have one and had you not seen the full episode, you probably wouldn’t question it.

The total write-off of the Razorcrest was an absolute pain. Including the repair trip to Nevarro completely derailed the story so it had to go. I then had to balance how damaged the Razorcrest got on arriving on Trask with the believability that a single Mon Cala could fully repair it. I thought a totally sea-logged ship was too much damage so I cut it. As for seeing the dripping crest in the background - I cut as much as I could and, again, if you hadn’t seen the full episode you probably wouldn’t realise that it was the Razorcrest in the background.

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#1449664
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The Mandalorian Episode 2: Search for the Jedi (Released - RT 2h 29mins)
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CMMAP said:

So i´ve watched it today and have to say it´s near perfect execution, storywise and technically. Every choice smudger9 made, from my perspective, was right to tell the story of Din and Grogu to find the (a) jedi. Even if that meant, Ahsokas fight on corvus to liberate the village had to be cut. It doesn´t add anything to the story of grogu.
I loved the IMAX conversion idea when they´re fighting the krayt dragon, very neat!😃

Some suspension of disbelief is needed after Din landed the razor crest on Trask (water splashing of it and algaes.

What i couldn´t identify which luke skywalker deepfake you used, smudger9? It´s certainly not the original but looks a little bit different to the one from shamook?

Do you intend to release a bluray version of episode 2?

Thanks for the review. The Luke Skywalker footage is actually the original footage. I tried the deep fakes but couldnt get the quality to match up, making them inferior.

The Blu-ray version and cover art will follow this weekend.

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#1439883
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The Mandalorian: A Vergence in the Force (RT 2h 27mins) (Version 2 in Progress)
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stevepaynter said:

Hi smudger,

Two questions:

In Mando Season 2 they have post credits scene of Boba going to Jabba’s Hut do you plan to have that scene in movie and not in post credits.

Also, were you planning using the Force theme when Luke arrives to save the day?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AI-m0rhZG8

  1. No. It doesn’t really form part of the season 2 story and if you add it in, it completely disrupts the flow of the ending.

  2. No. It makes a cool clip but the music feels out of place when viewed as part of a movie. Also, it would be extremely difficult to do it properly. I would need to rebuild a lot of the audio to remove the original music…… in that clip you can clearly hear the original music bleeding through in several parts.

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#1439784
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The Mandalorian: A Vergence in the Force (RT 2h 27mins) (Version 2 in Progress)
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Currently updating this to replace the Sanctuary story with the Gunslinger, so that it fits better with Episode 2.

One thing that a lot of people wanted was for the Darksaber scene to be put back in, which I have now done. Its been moved forwards to keep the upbeat ending of Mando and Grogu leaving Nevarro on their journey. Had to to some rescoring to make it work.

https://vimeo.com/575031476

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#1430661
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The Mandalorian Episode 2: Search for the Jedi (Released - RT 2h 29mins)
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BandobrasTuk said:

smudger9 said:

Kanemedhurst said:

How are you going about having Mando meet Cara Dune if Sanctuary has been cut?

Two options.

  1. Keep the first meeting with Cara and when Mando says “looks like this planet is taken” wipe to the Razor in space and then transition to Gunslinger.

  2. Cut their first meeting and just use their meeting from chapter 7… there is sufficient implication from the dialogue that they are old acquaintances.

I am for the first option.
Because it means more character building imo.

I agree

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#1430620
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Kanemedhurst said:

How are you going about having Mando meet Cara Dune if Sanctuary has been cut?

Two options.

  1. Keep the first meeting with Cara and when Mando says “looks like this planet is taken” wipe to the Razor in space and then transition to Gunslinger.

  2. Cut their first meeting and just use their meeting from chapter 7… there is sufficient implication from the dialogue that they are old acquaintances.

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#1430469
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ExpandedUniverses said:

smudger9 said:

arabian said:

Just curious… since Fennec and Peli weren’t included in Vergence in the Force, how do you introduce them in this? And since you’ve cut the whole prisoner thing with Mayfield, so do we just not get the whole Mando taking off his helmet thing?

Really looking forward to this!

Pelli and Fennec are introduced as per the series. I will be going back and making a second version of Episode 1 that replaces Sorgen with Tatooine. I initially made a version that cut references to past meetings, but with Fennec being in Book of Boba, it’s a no brainier to go back and put the Tatooine scenes into episode 1.

I’m glad you’re going back and making a “Tatooine version” of the first film! Your edit was great, but I’ve just never liked Sorgan or the Sanctuary episode. The only important thing that happens in that episode is the first meeting with Cara Dune, but you can keep that and cut the rest of the episode by simply having Mando leave after he says “well, looks like this planet’s taken”.

I liked The Gunslinger episode a lot better than Sanctuary, so I think it’s a great idea to make a version with it instead.

Anyway, I’m very excited for Search for the Jedi and version 2 of A Vergence in the Force!

It was a really close call between Sanctuary and Gunslinger. Sanctuary won because of the character development. However, after season 2 the balance has shifted in favour of gunslinger.