Star Wars Revisited
The Star Wars Revisited project is a series of fan-edits of the Star Wars movies, freely available on the internet. It is not for sale, and no one can ever make money on it. It is done by a fan, for the fans. We ask that you own a copy of the official DVDs before downloading.
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All rights and respect to George Lucas, who made this universe for us to play in.
Adywan wishes you a Happy Star Wars Day with a new HD shot from ESBR!
Here is a smaller, but word-free version:
Adywan has confirmed a few details about how he will continue the Revisted Saga past this point:
Ok, now we’ve got April 1st out of the way i can now make an announcement about the future of the Revisited saga. I will no longer be working on ROTJ:R after i have finished ESB:R………
Oh no, i will be working on ALL 5 REMAINING HD VERSIONS OF THE SAGA.
I know, it it probably the most insane thing i could ever attempt; TPM:R, AOTC:R, ROTS:R, ROTJ:R and ANH:R-HD all being done simultaneously. Why have i gone completely insane and decide to do this? Well its all to do with logistics. For the PT i really need to film extra scenes, new characters and this also goes for some extra stuff needed for ROTJ. If i can find people to fill these roles then wouldn’t it be easier for me to get the filming done in one or a few big shoots instead of trying to get everyone back throughout the years of making these?
Also it would stop me getting bored with doing the same movie or grind to a halt because i’m stuck on a certain shot. While i’m planning ROTJ:R i can be doing the ground work on the PT, working out how i can accomplish all the things i want to do and even if these ideas can work.
I’ll start off with a complete colour correction of all films, making the PT look closer to the OT in terms of colouring and a little less like they were shot on HD cameras, but more like 35mm film. These films need to match visually when watching 1-6. The PT are most likely going to be shorter films than they are now. Probably coming in at around 1hr 30mins.
So what do i have planned for the PT?……
C-3P0 will NOT be built by anakin or even work on the Lars farm. He won’t even see Tatooine until Ep4. Instead he will be attached to Amidala/ Padme. After all he is a protocol droid. Why the hell would Anakin build a protocol droid for his Mum?
Anakin NEVER referred to as Vader and Vader will be the one storming the Jedi Temple, not Anakin ( and no youngling slaughter either). If things plan out how i envision then you won’t know that Anakin and Vader are one and the same until ESB
Anakin’s turn to the dark side will not have anything to do with the thought of Padme dying in childbirth. It will be switched back to the original storyline that George even started filming, that it will be a seduction of power.
NO BLOOODY MIDI-CHLORIANS.
And hopefully a certain Moff will make more of an appearance throughout the final prequel too….
And thats just a few things.
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Finally, the video you’ve all been waiting for is here!
Well here it is. Although we haven’t yet reached 100% of the target, we are now down to double figures so i thought that i would upload the clip now because i’m going to be pretty busy working on ESB:R from now on. It runs for approx 2 1/2 minutes and shows the beginning of the Battle of Hoth. I know i said originally that you would get to see the new shield generator, but i didn’t realise until i started rendering the clip that the generator isn’t seen until after the clip ends. I will post some screenshots next week sometime so you can see it in the movie.
There are a few tweaks here and there left to do but overall it is 100% complete. As always the audio track is only a temporary track and will be missing sound effects as the audio track won’t be started work on until after the video side of things is 100% complete.
Oh, and you’ll know the big secret when you see it so please try not to spoil it for others that might not have seen the clip yet when commenting.
And once again a HUGE thanks to everyone that donated. This just wouldn’t be possible without your support
(Make sure you turn HD on as Vimeo’s SD version is pretty low quality)
Adywan is wrapping up his work on Empire Revisited, but needs one last donation push
Well, it does look like i will have to make another, and this time final, donation drive. I was hoping that the last one would have been the final one and that i would be able to finance the remainder myself. But, after working out my everyday finances, i will be only able to finance a very small amount of what is left. I really didn’t want to have to do this again for ESB:R, but there is no way of avoiding it i’m afraid.
So here it is….
BUT…. i will now be adding EXTRA PRIZES for the donation draw that will be taking place once everything is made and filmed ( so winners will be able to make their choice of top prize once they can see the finished item).
Now here are the extra prizes……..
I will be adding an extra 10 runners up prizes of the personally signed a3 print of the original painting used for the EP4 Revisited DVD cover.
There will also now be an extra main prize…… Anyone who donates £25 or more will get entered into a separate draw to win the snowspeeder model. If you have donated multiple times then it is your total in donations that get counted and not just a single donation, so if you have donated more than £25 then you will automatically get entered into this extra draw. You can see it’s progress here:
As you can see in the description it has been modified so that it closer resembles the studio version of the model. I will post more photos of the finished model once it is done.
Now these extra prizes are on top of the ones originally offered, but they are still a part of the same draw. So that means that previous donators that will be a part of the draw will still be eligible to win the extras.
Full details about the donation prize draw can be found here:
Again, thank you to everyone that has helped make this edit possible.
Once i have all the materials needed then i will announce here that the donations will be closed. Any that may be received after this date will saved and used for ROTJ:R
In addition to all that, Adywan recently added this incentive:
If we can get to the target mark by the end of this month I will release a new clip that will reveal the BIGGEST ESB:R secret – The battle of Hoth. You’ll get an early peak at how i have made the AT-AT’s less like stop-motion animation, how i have made the trooper that says “Echo station 3T8″ actually look like he is saying those words, instead of something completely different as it stands in the original, the new incorporated shield generator model and a few other fixes.
You’ve got to trust me when I tell you that you’re going to want to see this clip. So donate now using the PayPal button to the right!
This is a reminder that all proceeds go to equipment to do these fan edits (hard drives, models, materials, etc) & none of it is used by anyone for any other purpose. We’d also like to remind you to purchase a Blu-ray copy of Empire Strikes Back before downloading the final version.
Described as “a commentary that definitely exists”*, this website and Commentary Track Stars have teamed up to bring you a fan audio commentary on Star Wars: A New Hope Revisited! Not so much a scene-by-scene commentary as it is a discussion on the film & what it represents, some say that “you don’t even have to be watching the movie to enjoy it!”*. Join Max & Drew as they talk over your favorite fan edit in what is probably the first fan commentary on a fan edit ever released!
*All quotes are probably just made up by Drew/doubleofive.
The opinions presented in this commentary do not necessarily represent the opinions of anyone else affiliated with Adywan.
People have been asking why i am not doing the HD versions of the edits in 1080p, but instead opting for 720p. Well it’s down to a few factors; One being that I am having to use the 2006 bonus DVD’s to return some Special Edition shots back to their original state and , as we know, the quality of the Bonus discs is pretty low. Upscaling them and cleaning them up can give some pretty useable results when going to 720p but not so good when going up to 1080p. Another reason is rendering times. The layers of FX / Video i am having to use on many shots slowed my old PC to a crawl when rendering at 720p and just wouldn’t have coped at 1080p. My new PC can handle things a lot better now, but that would mean starting from scratch, which i am not prepared to do.Another reason is that, when i get around to the prequels, i want to be able to play about with the framing of a lot of the shots. So, for example, i can frame a shot tighter into one of the actors, but keep the quality of the image. Very handy if i want to replace a line of dialogue from one of the actors.
The final reason is the actual quality of the Blu-Rays. Many people don’t realise that these are old transfer scans done in 2003 and the detail levels, especially after the grain removal done by Lucasfilm/ Lowry, isn’t anywhere near as high as they would have been if they had done a fresh scan using todays technology.
Harmy, who created the great Despecialized Editions, posted a comparison photo over at OT.com demonstrating just how little detail is lost when scaling down to 720p.
the left image is taken direct from the Blu-Ray and the right is the same image scaled down to 720p and then back up to 1080p. Now, if your TV is 1080p then either that or your player should already be upscaling the video back up from 720p to 1080p. Now as you can see there is virtually NO loss in detail.
So don’t think that just because something is 1080p that it will be far superior to the same thing in 720p