Star Wars - Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (9000 Saga)(Old)
- Slightly trimmed the opening space sequence
- Removed the elevator sequence completely, taking the squeaky super battle droid voices with it
- Replaced the lightsaber sound effect clearly lifted straight from ESB that always bothered me
- Snipped the stairwell crushing Obi-Wan’s legs
- On the flagship, trimmed Grevious’s ranting
- Removed Jar Jar’s one line (Thanks to Adigitalman)
- Removed the balcony scene with Padme and Anakin
- Removed the scene with Yoda and Anakin discussing his dream
- Reinstated the three ‘Seeds of Rebellion’ deleted scenes
- Boga “barks” one too many times
- During the Mace vs. Palpy duel, cut some of the flips and jumps
- Removed the cutaway shot of Yoda during the ‘Vader dubbing’ scene
- Inserted some dialogue for Qui-Gon by Liam Neeson during the rotating shot of Yoda meditating
- Removed the line about Padme losing the will to live
- And a few new surprises
Review by geminigod — January 6, 2010 @ 6:59 am
Not nearly enough editing was done to this movie to enhance the plot and remove painful scenes for my taste, but it is a clean edit with lots of little mini improvements made here and there. Some horrible dialogue cut but some left in like, “I have the high ground.” Video quality is good. Yoda fight scene is in which I admit I secretly enjoy, although I do very much enjoy the ending in alternate edits where it is removed and the closing scenes are much more condensed. There is nothing in the last 20 minutes of the original movie that couldn’t be wrapped up in about 5.
After having now watched a few different edits of this movie in my attempt to find the perfect version, you deserve credit for choosing wisely regarding the extended scenes you chose to add and not add. Qui Gon’s voiceovers came as a surprise. I personally thought it was a nice touch. It gives Yoda an out of the situation vs. fighting to the death, which is more what I would expect Yoda to do in that situation when there is that much at stake. It also ties into the speech about communing with the dead at the end (although personally I would have completely edited that scene since it makes no sense that that would be some fancy jedi power considering that Luke is able to do it instantly after Obi Wan dies.
Review by geminigod — January 6, 2010 @ 7:14 am
One more important thing I failed to say about this edit. I don’t believe anybody will find any egregious changes made in this that will upset the viewer any worse than watching the original edit from George Lucas, which is not something I can say about any of the other re-edits I have watched thus far. I desperately wish more had been cut. Of the few changes made, however, they are all for the better and none for the worse, and no changes have any impact on the continuity with the other movies. It is because of this that this is the first edit of ROTS I have seen that I can safely recommend to others as a substitute for the original.