Do you recommend this edit?
June 03, 2022
Thanks for the kind words! I too have complicated feelings about the deleted scenes which perhaps I'll get into on a commentary someday, but ultimately think they're better included than not.
As for the grade, to some extent the edit is inspired by the new batch of Star Wars movies and shows, bringing back the feel OT Star Wars while introducing some more modern sensibilities. Digital grading has become bolder in the 17 years since the film came out, and my goal is to remove the dated early digital waxy and drab aesthetic (and yes the film does become more blue in the second half as things get more dire and melancholy!).
Thanks again for the review (and for some of the ideas I stole from your edit)!