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#1375032
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The Mandalorian: A Vergence in the Force (RT 2h 27mins) (Released)
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Well, after watching the BluRay version of the edit, Smudger has really outdone himself.

When watching the movie you can instantly tell it’s been edited by a pro. The love and attention to detail is real class and it really feels like you’re watching a true Star Wars movie. The way the transitions are implemented and it moves to the next episode is seamless.

If this had been released in cinemas as is, I probably would have went back and watched it two to three times.

It’s a shame we lost the Jawa scene but I understand why it had to be cut. It doesn’t really add to the overall story and Smudger was adamant on getting the edit to a proper movie length at 2.5 hours so I understand the sacrifice.

I highly recommend watching the edit even if you have seen Season 1 as it feels like a real sequel to ROTJ. Well done Smudger, you’re hard work has really created something awesome!

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#1363899
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Star Wars: The Coaxium Heist (COMPLETED)
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Looks great DigMod…will you be doing the same for Rouge One?

Also, I would love this edit to bring back 2 things from the original cut:

  1. The shot of Han being thrown up in the air after he is told he will be “flying in no time” by the Imperial officer.
  2. The machine gunner in the trenches that is killed on the planet Mimban. The main reason the crew come back for Han and Chewie is there missing the “muscle” for the heist job because of the machine gunners death so not sure why it was removed from the edit.

Cheers,

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#1358608
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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The only issue I have with BFII footage in Mustafer are when the troop carriers are landing as it’s look very “gamey”. My preferred option would be TIEs flying over head and then the storm troopers disembarking from the troop carriers as that appears as movie footage. This would mean cutting out both the troop carriers landing and the interior shot of the troop carriers.

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#1355544
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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Hal 9000 said:

DZ-330 said:

I think this might have gotten lost in the thread but does anyone else have any feedback on cutting the Finn scenes from Rey and Kylo’s duel and have it not cut away except for the Leia moment.

I can take a look at that and see how it plays.

JEDIT: There’s a few points that would either be awkward cuts it having to cut out a fair bit of the duel. I’ll probably leave Finn there, just with one or two fewer exclamations if “RAAAAAYYYY”.

And I can’t even remember, did anyone ever find a non-soundtrack version of Duel if the Fates that sounded like a good fit for TROS?

The edit Dominic did with the this version of the Duel of the Fates on the DSII is my favorite so far. If it can be incorporated into the final release would be fantastic.

https://vimeo.com/414119429

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#1351376
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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Hal 9000 said:

Here’s a test of the ending, with pretty much everything except for a ghost for Ben.

https://vimeo.com/424989868

Unfortunately the music used comes in right on the heel of a bombastic conclusion to the Resistance theme, so it’s a shame it can’t be a bit more teasing and gradual as it comes in like the original scene’s music.

It’s still synced to the original, so it’s be easy to ditch in favor of the original.

Incredible…so good!

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#1349883
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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Movies Remastered said:

Octorox said:

Movies Remastered said:

Hal 9000 said:

To be fair, everyone’s always been an asshole to 3PO. “Shut him up or shut him down!” I do think it’s a little awkward how mild this line reading is compared to Poe’s reaction though. You’d expect 3PO to be more hysterical.

I dunno what it is about TROS, I just feel really sorry for 3PO. Everyone seemed really extra nasty to him this episode. 100% didn’t earn the “One last look… at my friends!” line. It’s so being cut. 😃

After 3PO says “One last look… at my friends!” it would be cool to have a short montage of Luke, Han and Leia from the Original Trilogy. This would make is appear 3PO is accessing his memory banks of Luke, Han and Leia instead.

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#1348595
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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Hal 9000 said:

Episode IX
THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

Flames of rebellion burn across the galaxy. The tyrannical First Order has retaliated by attacking any planetary system that supports their enemy.

As Rey, sole heir to the Jedi, continues her training, General Leia Organa sends her brave agents across the stars to unite the disparate worlds in the name of Resistance.

Meanwhile, Supreme Leader Kylo Ren has traveled to Mustafar, chasing whispers of a hidden power that would allow him to destroy any threat to his rule…

Perfect!

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#1347590
Topic
Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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idir_hh said:

My main issue with the film is that the story is never allowed to breathe, characters don’t have time to reflect, Rey doesn’t even acknowledge that she’s a Palpatine. Kylo’s redemption and death are merely skimmed over. It’s just run run run.

Idir_hh, have you read the novelization if TROS?

I’m a few chapters in and there is a lot more dialogue and the character motivations are much better explained and it doesn’t feel as rushed. I know it won’t improve the movie but it’s an enjoyable read of what the movie could have been. I have hope we get an extended cut coz Chris Terrio’s BvS got one a few month after release.

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#1345841
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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Meanwhile, Supreme Leader Kylo Ren has traveled to Mustafar, chasing whispers of a rumored Imperial fleet that would allow him to destroy any threat to his power…

Hmmm…not sure about this. Wouldn’t it be better to mention a hidden clue to an unknown Sith Planet aka Exogel instead of an Imperial Fleet. As Kylo did not know about the hidden fleet until he gets to the planet. The Wayfinders gives direction to a
hidden a Sith planet that is not on any known maps.

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#1344470
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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kingofmonsters said:

Anyone thought of removing the Kylo and Rey kiss? Is it possible? It just doesn’t seem right. More like Disney’s insistence on catering to both sides of the fanbase. Kylo is not a redeemable character. His arc was always going to end in death. And Rey was at his throat for most of the movie. So why kiss now? It just does not work.

I’m also rather confused about Poe and Finn’s rivalry. The seemed to have great chemistry in the the last two movies. A great friendship in the making. And now they are bickering at each other over petty things? I don’t buy it. Someone please convince me otherwise.

This edit may be for you as it addresses a lot of your complaints

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/STAR-WARS-The-Rise-of-Skywalker-Anti-Cringe-Cut/id/75046

Just be aware you need to watch TLJ - Anti Cringe Cut prior for this edit to work.

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#1342016
Topic
Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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snooker said:

https://streamable.com/cekikp

This edit helps cement the idea that these people are a family now, instead of Rey being completely alone on a desert planet at the end. Her friends are there waiting for her : )

It also helps explain why BB-8 is there, he’s just a curious little friend : )

I like how you can still hear Poe, Finn and Chewie still arguing as Rey leaves the Falcon. This is great…well done.

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#1341907
Topic
Star Wars: <strong>The Rise Of Skywalker</strong> Redux Ideas thread
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idir_hh said:

A compelling analysis of Rey’s character flaw in TROS and how it could have been fixed.
By:
A Closer Look
https://youtu.be/FVkIsr52Lxw

I just watched the whole video…I’m now super pissed Lucasfilm hired a “hack” writer like Chris Terrio for this movie who clearly doesn’t understand how write a character arc. God, why do such amateurs keep getting hired in Hollywood…so frustrating!

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#1341074
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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Hal 9000 said:

Yeah, I guess a title change would be in order in that event. I’ll have to think about that. I like the clip a great deal with the Falcon; I could still use that even if I didn’t change the line.

I think what’s missing to sell that line is a specific mention elsewhere of the name “Rey Palptine.”

This.

The “Just Rey” has no context if the Rey is a nobody and there is no Rey Palpatine. For Rey Nobody edits it would be best to cut out the line “Rey who?” from the old lady.