Star Wars - Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (The ADigitalMan Special Edition)

Star Wars - Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (The ADigitalMan Special Edition)

 
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Star Wars - Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (The ADigitalMan Special Edition)
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Original Release Date:
1983
Original Running Time:
134
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
136
Time Added:
2
Brief Synopsis:
To remove the most offensive elements of the SE and try different improvements than what LFL made.
Intention:
To remove the most offensive elements of the SE and try different improvements than what LFL made.
Release Information
NTSC DVD-9
Cuts and Additions:
1.0

Using the PAL laserdisc as an alternate video source (reconverting the frame rate to NTSC); Sebastian Shaw has been reinstated as the ghost of Anakin Skywalker.
Using an imported German language version of the 2004 DVD’s, the audio mix has been modified to remove the last line in the trilogy being uttered by newly added Gungans. Wesa Free from hearing “Wesa Free.” (The stereo track in the Dual-Layer version, the audio comes from the French track on the NTSC DVD.)
And in a change completely unique to this edition, the Special Edition song “Jedi Rocks” has been replaced with the CD-version of “Lapti Nek”, as sourced from the 1993 Anthology Boxed Set. The Special Edition video in this sequence has been re-edited to match the music. ADigitalMan states, “Not only did I grow up with ‘Lapti Nek’ in the movie, but I grew up playing this for five years in the stands at Friday night football games. ‘Lapti Nek’ always had a special place in my heart, so it had to be reinstated”.

2.0

Using the PAL laserdisc as an alternate video source (reconverting the frame rate to NTSC); Sebastian Shaw has been reinstated as the ghost of Anakin Skywalker.
Using an imported German language version of the 2004 DVD’s, the audio mix has been modified to remove the last line in the trilogy being uttered by newly added Gungans. Wesa Free from hearing “Wesa Free.” (The stereo track in the Dual-Layer version, the audio comes from the French track on the NTSC DVD.)
And in a change completely unique to this edition, the Special Edition song “Jedi Rocks” has been replaced with the CD-version of “Lapti Nek”, as sourced from the 1993 Anthology Boxed Set. The Special Edition video in this sequence has been re-edited to match the music. ADigitalMan states, “Not only did I grow up with ‘Lapti Nek’ in the movie, but I grew up playing this for five years in the stands at Friday night football games.’Lapti Nek’ always had a special place in my heart, so it had to be reinstated”.
A closing montage of all six movies centering around Anakin’s journey takes place after the “other worlds” celebration and before the Ewok celebration. The closing music is replaced with the new variations on the “Force March” (a.k.a. “Throne Room”) as recorded for the closing credits of Revenge of the Sith, which were included on the CD but left out of the movie itself. It finds a new life here.
The shots of Shaw as Anakin’s Ghost have been recomposited and re-aligned for even smoother integration into the film. This actually restores 15 frames to the film that were lost in the PAL/NTSC conversion, re-synching the iris-out to the credits where it should be.
A couple extra Jabba lines are added in during his tussle with Oola during Lapti Nek to improve his lip synchronization.
Cover art by ADigitalMan (DOWNLOAD HERE) image

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5 reviews

Overall rating 
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0  (1)
Visual Editing 
 
9.0  (1)
Audio Editing 
 
9.0  (1)
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8.0  (1)
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8.0  (5)
Overall rating 
 
7.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
7.0

Overall ADigitalMan did a fine job making an Unspecial Edition, even though it's a DVD the quality holds up fine. What didn't work was the montage of characters and moments from all 6 movies ADM added at the end, before the Yub Nub celebration. Unnecessary and trite. The rest was fine.

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