Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope: Custom Special Edition

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My wife and I just watched this edit for our May 4th celebration. Excellent work.

The colors are fantastic, the blend of different editions is flawless, and the quality is everything one could hope for. I really appreciated the addition of the secondary purist audio track, since we do prefer Obi-Wan consciously lying to Luke over saying he himself would want Luke to have the saber.

It is worth mentioning that (as noted in lapis-molari's review) the subtitles only match the main audio track and not the purist, but that is a very minor issue. The subs also tend to paraphrase some sentences. I noticed the different '97 SE audio mix, but again that's a perfectly viable creative choice. None of these affected our enjoyment of the movie.

This is definitely our Special Edition go-to. Highly recommended!
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Probably the best version of A New Hope available. I watched it yesterday and completely forgot to write a review until now because it feels so natural that I sub-consciously forgot it was a fan edit at all, and was an official cut.

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Having seen the despec and the blu ray versions, i would put the custom ses above them all. As far as star wars ot goes this are the visually best you can find.

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This really does represent the perfect blend of the original version with elements of the SE. And the alternate audio tracks are a very nice touch. Can't fault it.

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I recently fired up the 19SE version of A New Hope and was quite disappointed how dark and grey everything looked. I looked for a fan edit that included a more vibrant palette and found HAL9000's. This edit is, quite honestly, amazing. The colors are bright and deep without looking washed out, and the worst of the SE is discarded while the best of it is kept. This may very well become my go-to version of the film

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