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Initial post: Sep 28, 2008 6:21:48 PM PDT
Have you heard of the Adywan's Starwars Revisited ?

I just heard about this fan re-edit , it's very good, new special
effects, Greedo Blinking, better explosions, superior sound and picture,
color correction,Top notch menus and DVD design.
Superb picture throughout.
Flawless video editing. ect

apparently he took two years doing this..A true labor of love wouldn't you say?

I think this guy should be commended for his extensive and detailed efforts. Far beyond what Lucas would've done, and all the decisions are smart and respectful of the originals.
(but the level of passion, detail and obsessivness is exactly how you wish the official releases would be treated. Some of the things you watch, and read about the changes, and you thnk "why didn't THEY do that!")

Adywan's epic `fan edit' is a thrilling revelation in many ways, compared to the underwhelming `creative choices' of what had been a much-anticipated 2004 `Special Edition' DVD release by Lucasfilm. In addition to the more obvious enhancements and carefully-considered trimming, it's the numerous SUBTLE corrections and improvements throughout this version that combine to make this edit so successful.
Although there are some additions and omissions by Adywan that not every fan may entirely agree with, if this had been the actual `Special Edition' DVD release back in 2004, then most of the more expectant ones would have been very satisfied. A lot of painstaking effort has gone into this project over a long period, and it shows spectacularly. Adywan has revitalised the whole look of the movie with better overall colour-correction, than was seen on the 2004 DVD release, and has given the soundtrack a better-defined Dolby Digital 5.1 overhaul too. Best of all, he has created some amazing all-new effects which perfectly integrate into the existing visuals.

Who knows, perhaps Adywan's efforts will inspire Lucasfilm itself to look again at what could be achieved with it's disappointingly delayed `30th Anniversary Boxset', BEFORE it's finally released.... However, `Star Wars Revisited' is now the best-looking (and sounding) version of `A New Hope' for the foreseeable future, and even the mighty Lucasfilm have a task ahead if they are to impress all those that have seen the high standard set by this particularly creative edit.

This isn't just some new fan edit someone threw together, this is something vastly different. This will be HUGE. I guarantee Entertainment Weekly will do a story on it. It is that amazing.

He's doing ESB next, but there won't be nearly as many changes as he made to ANH. The main thing he's focused on is color correction so the snow on Hoth will be white instead of blue and Vader's lightsaber will be red instead of pink. There's an entire thread about it at
Suggestions are once again being considered by the talented Adywan on the forum, as he currently develops his version of `Empire Revisited', and eventually the rest of the Star Wars saga.... I have no doubt whatsoever that he will only enhance these for the better too in ways that will surprise.

Star Wars is BACK!

Here's some links to some images of the changes: (as well as the forum that
are taking things above and beyond George Lucas vision)

What does lucas have to say about this superior version of starwars that is
sweeping the internet?
why does it take a fan to do a superior job that
lucusfilm cant do?

Now why couldn't George make this minor changes instead of the major ones that ruined it?

Adywans New version of star wars isn't meant to replace the original,
genius. It's supposed to be an overhaul of the SE that Lucas screwed up in
both 1997 and 2004.

Adywan is also doing a Blue ray edition for all six movies to be released for free on torrent sites and newsgroups - and all fan-edits are free and legal to download as long as you own the 2006 DVD trilogy set.

Lucas films version is now so far sub-standard it is laughable.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 10, 2008 6:50:27 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 11, 2011 2:07:38 PM PST

Posted on Feb 12, 2009 9:23:10 PM PST
it wasn't a "bit of change to the color," he fixed the drastic abomination that was the 2004 release.

Posted on Apr 29, 2009 2:43:48 PM PDT
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Posted on May 1, 2009 2:29:59 PM PDT
Kurgan says:
I think a lot of fans of Star Wars Revisited see it as "if Lucas had done the Special Edition of Star Wars properly."

A few folks have gone off the deep end and said they prefer SWR to the originals, but then there are people who love the blue, ugly 2004 editions best (no accounting for taste!).

I prefer the originals, but I prefer SWR to the 1997 or 2004 Special Edition. Some of Adywan's changes I don't agree with (like the "mini lightsaber" on the torture droid, or making Vader's mask eyes black or getting rid of the shot of Tarkin right before the Death Star explodes... and some of his proposed changes for ESB: Revisited, like turning the "Ion Cannon" shot into a blue lightning shot, or making all the TIE Fighters gray instead of blue), but overall I find less to complain about there than in Lucas' own revisions.

So yeah, check it out. Of course as long as Lucas doesn't sue him into the ground...

Posted on Dec 1, 2010 7:15:08 PM PST
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Posted on Dec 2, 2010 8:16:21 AM PST
Curtis G says:
What Dwayne said. SWR is my go-to version.

Posted on Jan 8, 2011 7:43:49 PM PST
My main problem with Adywan's edit (which is incredible btw) is that he entirely re-edits and speeds up the Obi-Wan/Vader duel in the Death Star. He makes it more action-oriented and puts in the score from Revenge of the Sith in where they fought on Mustafar. It's kinda cool honestly, but shouldn't be changed to that. Other than that, the vast majority of things are for the best, except minor things like adding an electric effect to the syringe that the torture droid has on the detention facility.

I'd highly recommend any big SW fan, and all SE whiners to check it out.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2011 11:51:11 AM PST
It's funny, but the duel is the big change that Adywan regrets... I read it in an interview, but I forget where.

Posted on Jan 17, 2011 11:49:13 AM PST
mao_soup says:
I really respect that he went to all the work...but in the end, it's more of George. Just give us the movie we grew up watching. Nothing more, nothing less.

Posted on Feb 11, 2011 3:16:31 PM PST
Quatermain says:
I agree with Curtis G. This is now my preferred version. It's a great middle-ground between the original and what 2004 ended up as. And at least Han if firing the first shot now!

Posted on Feb 17, 2011 3:54:12 AM PST
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Posted on Feb 17, 2011 3:56:50 AM PST
Drew Stewart says:
Check out the official news site!

Posted on Mar 4, 2011 3:46:49 PM PST
HELL FRIGGIN' YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted on Dec 21, 2011 6:53:27 PM PST
E.Stavrum says:
Will someone please rip/trade me for a copy of SW:R on DVD?
I have no PC access and have no way to download it.
E-mail me! I've been trying for weeks to get 1 copy

Posted on Jan 12, 2012 7:04:29 AM PST
There's a version called Harmy's Star Wars "Despecialized version" thats pretty much just like the originals. He went to old laserdiscs, and other sources and used some professional level equipment or something to restore them without edits.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 12, 2012 4:48:21 PM PST
Huckleberry says:
did you ever get a copy? I have the same issue and would love to see this edit..

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 12, 2012 5:29:43 PM PST
E.Stavrum says:
E-mail me and it's yours-

Posted on Jul 3, 2012 6:51:12 AM PDT
How the heck do you get a copy of these fan edits?! I can't find them for downloading anywhere. And I would love to donate to the guy.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 7, 2012 8:33:16 AM PDT

You can always join our facebook site for more info on Star wars; Revisited ! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 16, 2013 12:28:55 AM PST
james wyman says:
When will the Blu-ray editions be available to download

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 16, 2013 12:42:20 AM PST
james wyman says:
i think you really need to go back and look at the movies and then watch the fanedits, because the fanedits make much more sense. i know, because i have owned every release on video and dvd, and i am tired of lucas just releasing these movies and not really doing anything other than fancy window dressing. For years i have watched these movies hoping that one day Lucas would redo the effects of the star wars movies, well when the 20th anniversery came around man was i disappointed, and millions were let down. These new versions will have their place in history and they will be looked at with awe because a true fan took the time to set things right. The Force is with Adywan.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 16, 2013 5:23:32 AM PST
you can find that out by joining the facebook site, every little tidbit of info gets dropped there.
or see the homepage..

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2013 2:34:57 AM PDT
james wyman says:
I can complain about Lucas' versions. while i seen the originals in there original release, i saw then that these movies could be better. When Lucas first did Star Wars, he had no idea what he was doing. He didn't realise then that the movie turned the whole movie spectrum upside down. It was then that he realised what he had. The Empire Strikes Back was the best of the three originals. The Fanedit of Star Wars is what the Special Edition Should've been. The Empire Strikes Back Revisited and the other movies coming soon will be as they should be in accordance to the original story. The Prequals were an utter dissappointment. Adywan can only make these movies watchable. To say you don't like the Fanedit version is to say you don't like Star Wars period. You need to keep an open mind when watching this movie.
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