Star Wars - Episode IV: Deleted Magic Revisited
In 2009, I decided to revisit the major deleted scenes of Star Wars. Most of these scenes had only been released in low quality, 12 frames per second, on CD-ROMs in the late 90s. I used the program Twixtor to generate new frames and restore these scenes to 24 frames per second – not a perfect solution during fast motion, but jaw-droppingly successful during dialogue scenes, and an improvement that is like night and day. I combined a multitude of new sources within the same frame to restore the Jabba the Hutt scene. I animated a shot of Luke and a Treadwell droid, and a shot of Ben attacking with his lightsaber during the Cantina sequence. I have restored these scenes to a quality never seen before, and placed them on this disc for you, edited into the original, unchanged Deleted Magic feature documentary from 2005. Enjoy.
Jambe Davdar (Jabba the Hutt scene)
– DVD-ROM extras – Four video files (Lost Cut Crawl, Anatomy of a Dewback Pt. 2, Rough ROTJSE ending, and AOTC Droid Ship Cutscene) – for more information, check the disc.
– The DVD label artwork
Review by do_not_spit — February 15, 2011 @ 4:42 am
10/10 If you have even a passing interest just have a look, it will not disappoint. One note, my pc had trouble with the jabba sequence playing the vob files through windows media player so ended up copying to dvd/watching on ps3 and it looked incredible. Many hats off to you sir…
Review by Ripplin — October 24, 2009 @ 7:49 pm
One of the most recommended fanedits ever for me. I love just about everything in this edit. One minor annoyance is the very long preview up front, full of scenes from ESB and ROTJ. Feels too much like spoilers, and OCP never did do edits for ESB or ROTJ, either. ;) However…without Deleted Magic, would Jambe Davdar had made his equally excellent Bulding Empire and Returningto Jedi docs? That’s another reason why I love this edit. Definitely a MUST HAVE for any fan.