Tuesday, 4 May 2010

May the 4th...

Has anyone else just had a day full of half-arsed Star Wars Facebook jokes? Very good guys, very good.

It inspired me to share something I recently found, Star Wars: Revisited. Ridiculous fanboy Adywan has re-edited the ENTIRE first film, A New Hope. The list of touch-ups is absolutely mental, and has tweaked and rejigged the 2004 special edition, into one of absolute perfection. Remember the Death Star reveal scene? Well check this out. Star Destroyers, a planet below, this shot now looks INCREDIBLE:

Are you sick of Tattoine only having 2 moons, and not 3? Are you constantly annoyed that R2D2 isn't the right colour in some scenes? Well worry not mental fanboy, your prayers have been answered! In all seriousness, this edit is fantastic. Little subtle touches and better editing means the film is snappier, more impressive, and subtly more involving.

A good example of just how different and, in my humble opinion, better this edit is to watch the clip, with the Death Star attack of both versions, for comparison:

Adywan is currently re-doing Empire, and this time he's actually shooting his own scenes. I couldn't be more excited, and I see this as the definitive Star Wars experience. May the 4th indeed.

If you wish to know more about the edit, and the list of stuff that Adywan's done is here. You can also watch the whole edit on Youtube if you have the patience, or do some digging and download the actual edit, if you play detective well enough. My copy is being sent to me from a friend, and I can't wait to see it.

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