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    Aug 13, 2017, 9:29 AM - Just watched The Empire Strikes Back : Revisited..... #1

    The Empire Strikes Back : Revisited was released last night.

    I downloaded it, slapped it on a BD disc and watched it on my big TV right away.

    It's just....perfect, i had the silliest grin all throughout and for a long time afterwards.

    I won't go into all the tweaks, but some took me by surprise and left me feeling very emotional at just how much Ady "gets it"

    Rich
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    Aug 13, 2017, 10:02 AM - Re: Just watched The Empire Strikes Back : Revisited..... #2

    So he finally finished it? I would like to see it. His version of ANH is excellent and the only version I ever watch anymore. I was following his thread the other board for a long time on ESB:R, I dunno, seemed like a lot of the stuff he was doing for ESB just seemed unwarranted. I agree with with about 99% of the stuff he did on ANH:R as most of them (I felt) were correcting mistakes, but some of the new stuff just seems like change just for the sake of it.

    However, I would reserve judgement until I saw it for myself.
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    Aug 13, 2017, 10:30 AM - Re: Just watched The Empire Strikes Back : Revisited..... #3

    He seems to have been much more...restrained this time. I think that while ANH:R was utterly fantastic, and yes, it's one of 2 versions i exclusively watch now, at the time he did it, i guess he was playing with his toys...hence all the TIE's and Star Destroyers etc.

    Some stuff in ESB:R actually had me shouting "NO WAY!!!!" in excitement at the screen. None of the tweaks are Lucas in style....they are all in there for a reason and every one enhances what is already an obviously fantastic movie.....from the slight smoothing of the TaunTaun movements, to the way Yoda now subtly enunciates his words....just magical!.....

    ....and when i glimpsed Snowtroopers descending from the side of an AT AT.....i couldn't believe my eyes!

    All this in pristine HD with, PROPER image colour and contrast as well as excellent sound.....i think i might have to go watch it again!

    Rich
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    Aug 13, 2017, 11:16 AM - Re: Just watched The Empire Strikes Back : Revisited..... #4

    Where can I get this to see?

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    Aug 13, 2017, 11:43 AM - Re: Just watched The Empire Strikes Back : Revisited..... #5

    ^ What he said.
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    Aug 13, 2017, 1:01 PM - Re: Just watched The Empire Strikes Back : Revisited..... #6

    I donated to this project a couple of years ago and was surprised to see my name listed in the "thanks to..." section at the end of the credits roll. Pretty cool.

    I'm still partial to the Despecialized Trilogy and the TN1 Silver Screen edition of Star Wars, but Revisited looks to be an amazing accomplishment in its own right.
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    Aug 13, 2017, 2:04 PM - Re: Just watched The Empire Strikes Back : Revisited..... #7

    Never mind, I found what I was looking for.
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    Aug 13, 2017, 2:25 PM - Re: Just watched The Empire Strikes Back : Revisited..... #8

    Looks epic.....& great to see some of my mock-ups come to life.....& name in end credits

    J
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    Aug 13, 2017, 4:31 PM - Re: Just watched The Empire Strikes Back : Revisited..... #9

    I'd given up waiting for this. Very excited to watch.
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    Aug 13, 2017, 10:27 PM - Re: Just watched The Empire Strikes Back : Revisited..... #10

    Toadmeister said: View Post
    Where can I get this to see?

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk

    SAME HERE!?!?!?
    *EDIT*
    I found it, but haven't ventured into the burning needed
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    Aug 14, 2017, 12:54 AM - Re: Just watched The Empire Strikes Back : Revisited..... #11

    Watched it with a fellow SW nut tonight and at the end our jaws were on the floor. It may have taken 9 years, but Adywan delivered the definitive version of ESB. He somehow managed to take a perfect movie and make it even better. Honestly, this will probably be the only way I ever watch ESB from now on....it really is that good.

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    Laspector said: View Post
    So he finally finished it? I would like to see it. His version of ANH is excellent and the only version I ever watch anymore. I was following his thread the other board for a long time on ESB:R, I dunno, seemed like a lot of the stuff he was doing for ESB just seemed unwarranted. I agree with with about 99% of the stuff he did on ANH:R as most of them (I felt) were correcting mistakes, but some of the new stuff just seems like change just for the sake of it.

    However, I would reserve judgement until I saw it for myself.
    Trust me, once you see it you'll never question any of his decisions again. I felt like you that ESB didn't need to have any changes, but the stuff he did will absolutely blow your mind.
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    Aug 14, 2017, 1:13 AM - Re: Just watched The Empire Strikes Back : Revisited..... #12

    Hmmm

    My wife and daughter are away for a week, so I was going to have a STAR WARS MARATHON! (cuz I can't enjoy it otherwise over the sounds of eye rolling)


    Normally I would watch the Harmy despecialized, but this has me curious.

    I am downloading Empire... but curious if it's worth doing ANH... I mean it sounds like he went overboard reading the posts here.

    Worth it?
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    Aug 14, 2017, 4:34 AM - Re: Just watched The Empire Strikes Back : Revisited..... #13

    NeoRutty said: View Post
    Hmmm

    My wife and daughter are away for a week, so I was going to have a STAR WARS MARATHON! (cuz I can't enjoy it otherwise over the sounds of eye rolling)


    Normally I would watch the Harmy despecialized, but this has me curious.

    I am downloading Empire... but curious if it's worth doing ANH... I mean it sounds like he went overboard reading the posts here.

    Worth it?
    I absolutely LOVE ANH:R, besides the Despesh edition, it's my go to version of Star Wars to watch.

    I really liked the introduction of the Imperial March as Star Destroyers gather near the Death Star, which is in orbit above a large planet.....i adored how frantic and dangerous the battle of Yavin seemed too.

    The use of the duel music from ROTS for the saber duel between Ben and Vader is....apt, but questionable......it's just a bit ...TOO cute and clever....

    As soon as it's redone in HD, i'll be all over it once again!

    Rich


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    Aug 14, 2017, 11:22 AM - Re: Just watched The Empire Strikes Back : Revisited..... #14

    I've read that Adywan is going to remove the "Battle of Heroes" theme from the Vader/Obi-Wan duel when he remasters ANH:R in HD as well as making some other changes.
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    Aug 14, 2017, 12:32 PM - Re: Just watched The Empire Strikes Back : Revisited..... #15

    I can't find the original thread with the links for the downloads .. stupid Tapatalk

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    Aug 14, 2017, 3:36 PM - Re: Just watched The Empire Strikes Back : Revisited..... #16

    Has someone done a breakdown of the differences in this ESB R?
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    Aug 14, 2017, 6:51 PM - Re: Just watched The Empire Strikes Back : Revisited..... #17

    crabra comander said: View Post
    Has someone done a breakdown of the differences in this ESB R?
    It is customary for the fan-editors to themselves publish a list of changes. This looks like the official list: https://ifdb.fanedit.org/star-wars-t...sited/#changes and there is some general information there as well.

    If you want to, you could search through the the original thread on OriginalTrilogy.com for more info on a particular change ... but it is a very long thread.
    Comparison pictures and videos have been posted there, but many are very old and now lost/blocked.
    Last edited by Darth Lars; Aug 14, 2017 at 6:58 PM.
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    Aug 14, 2017, 7:31 PM - Re: Just watched The Empire Strikes Back : Revisited..... #18

    working on it

    got it!
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    Aug 15, 2017, 12:01 AM - Re: Just watched The Empire Strikes Back : Revisited..... #19

    He took about 7 years to do this thing, it's about time. I think he released the first teasers for it in 2009. It was well done and I did enjoy it. I expect the Return of the Jedi one to be more intensive, based on what he said he is doing, and may take 10 years to get done based on how long this one took.
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    Aug 15, 2017, 7:38 AM - Re: Just watched The Empire Strikes Back : Revisited..... #20

    I have a file called "final_trailer_xvid_720p.avi" that ends with a plate that says "COMING 2010" ...
    That was from before Adywan went full megalomaniac and decided to build new asteroid models and shoot scenes with troopers in the snow, etc ...
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    Aug 15, 2017, 8:11 AM - Re: Just watched The Empire Strikes Back : Revisited..... #21

    The at-st's looking around like they were sentient was a bit off-putting.
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    Aug 15, 2017, 6:20 PM - Re: Just watched The Empire Strikes Back : Revisited..... #22

    Clutch said: View Post
    The at-st's looking around like they were sentient was a bit off-putting.
    Well, they have sentient beings inside them. I didn't see it as a problem.
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    Aug 15, 2017, 6:27 PM - Re: Just watched The Empire Strikes Back : Revisited..... #23

    The guy who did this deserves a medal. The Hoth battle is so cool! Haven't watched it all yet.
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    Aug 16, 2017, 2:08 PM - Re: Just watched The Empire Strikes Back : Revisited..... #24

    I'm having trouble unzipping all the parts? Anybody got some tips? (On Mac OSX).

    SB
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    Aug 16, 2017, 2:21 PM - Re: Just watched The Empire Strikes Back : Revisited..... #25

    StevenBills said: View Post
    I'm having trouble unzipping all the parts? Anybody got some tips? (On Mac OSX).

    SB
    As long as you put the files in a folder,....and unzip the first one...password is 'adywan'

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