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20-years later, fans still really hate the Star Wars special editions that George Lucas forced upon us in 1997. The biggest crime is that he altered the original film prints, so the original cuts of the movies have yet to be officially released in any sort of modern format. Though, many dedicated fans have done their best to amend this. Super fan Adywan is one of the most shining examples and he has just finished work on the long-awaited The Empire Strikes Back: Revisited, a painstaking fan edit that is intended to present fans with "what the special editions should have been." And you can see it for yourself, if you're willing to jump through some hoops.
Adywan's new version of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back is now available. The creators provided some links to download the newly edited version of the movie, which incorporated newly created models and "upgraded" shots in order to create something much more in line with the original theatrical release, but with some less offensive improvements.
As much as fans may want to see The Empire Strikes Back: Revisited, which follows the "Revisited" version of the original 1977 Star Wars, it is certainly operating in some sketchy areas, legally speaking. Disney currently owns the rights to Star Wars and releasing any version of these movies is certainly not legal, but Adywan and his team are doing their best tomake it clear they aren't doing this for profit and aren't trying to step on any toes. That is why they aren't directly providing copies to anyone and why they aren't accepting any money. And neither are we.
This is a post for the case and artwork. Not for the sale of the movie. We are not affiliated with Adywan nor do we know him personally. We are simply fans of his work and are giving free copies for those who want to see these special fan edits but do not have the means to download the files, convert and then create a master to produce a DVD or Blu-ray.
Any money you spend is for supplies, printing costs, graphic designers and shipping. We'd be asking a lot more than $10 if we were looking to make money.
This is something that Star Wars fans arguably deserve. Even though these versions are intended to "exist within its own canon," they are filling a void.