The Empire Strikes Back: Revisited by Adywan needs your help

It’s no secret that The Empire Strikes Back is my (and many other fans’) favorite Star Wars movie and one of my favorite films of all time. Now, a truly talented and hardcore fan, Adywan, with an eagle eye for technical details and serious editing skills has taken it upon himself to improve the high-definition version of the film with many changes in his soon eventually to be released fanedit known as The Empire Strikes Back: Revisited. The changes range from (on the minimal side) color correction to (on the extreme side) hand painted mattes, homemade models and digital effects. The fanedits he makes are essentially his take on what the Special Editions should have been; technical improvements with no story changing elements or silly gags thrown in.

Below is one of his comparison videos. Continue reading for another. Notice the new models for the AT-AT Imperial walkers through the binoculars (along with the revised look of the binocular view). The color correction is spot on and there are more speeders and walkers visible. He even added orange stripes to a full size speeder that were missing from the original shot as they take off from the hanger.

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Donald Trump is [behaving like] a pompous ass

A few days ago, Donald Trump announced that he will no longer serve Glenfiddich single malt scotch whiskey at any of the bars in his properties because the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland – Top Scot title was awarded (by public vote) to Michael Forbes, who refused to sell his land to Donald Trump as part of Trump’s plans to build a golf course. Forbes is a farmer and has lived on the land for 43 years.  The fact that the contest is only sponsored by Glenfiddich’s parent company William Grant and Sons and decided by a public vote shows how ridiculous The Donald is being in his decision.

So, everyone raise a glass of Glenfiddich in honor of Michael Forbes for both winning the Top Scot award and for not being bullied into selling his land!

Raise a glass of Glenfiddich

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