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 originaltrilogy.com
Suggestions are once again being considered by the talented Adywan on the OriginalTrilogy.com 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.