Sign In

Insert SE alterations into other movies

Replies
23
Author
Time

From another thread, lamenting how the general public doesn’t seem to care about the SE changes and the OOT/SE debate:

SilverWook said:

Too bad we can’t add a bunch of CGI crap to The Wizard of Oz just to see if anybody notices. Purely as a thought experiment of course.
If any movie is burned into the public consciousness, it’s that one.

This got me thinking, how could we edit George’s abominations into other people’s favorite movies to piss them off?

I’ll start with the Wizard of Oz:

When Dorothy starts skipping down the yellow brick road, a giant ****ing dinosaur blocks out the screen.

Right before Dorothy sings “Somewhere over the rainbow”, Sy Snootles busts out Jedi Rocks instead.

When the witch gets hit with the H2O, instead of “I’m melting” we hear Vader’s “NOOOOOO!”

Any other ideas?

Author
Time

Hayden Christensen in the library at the beginning of Ghostbusters?

Author
Time

Lawrence of Arabia: Episode IX: The Motorcycle Menace: Special Edition

When Sherif Ali first appears, visiting his well, he is chased off by the sound of some guy yelling in a parking lot. After he leaves, Lawrence and his guide emerge, unhurt, from behind a rock.

Prince Faisal has no eyebrows. This alteration makes no sense unless you’ve also seen the revised Doctor Zhivago, which explains how Prince Faisal lost his eyebrows to frostbite.

After Lawrence rescues Gasim from the Nefud Desert, Gasim tries to shoot Lawrence at point blank range, but rather improbably still manages to miss. Lawrence returns fire, killing Gasim in self-defense.

The Arab alliance passes several wacky dinosaurs as they storm Aqaba, adding some much-needed physical comedy to an otherwise tense scene.

Sherif Ali steps on the Turkish Bey’s foot, adding some much-needed physical comedy to an otherwise tense scene.

After his imprisonment at the hands of the Turkish Bey, Lawrence blinks a lot more, causing his compatriots to feel uneasy around him.

When attacking the retreating Turkish soldiers, Lawrence does not issue a battle cry. In a later revision of the film, the original “No Prisoners!” battle cry is restored.

All of the signs in Damascus have been changed to Aurebesh.

Lawrence is discouraged because politics in Arab-controlled Damascus has devolved into a rather awful musical number.

Near the end of the film, General Allenby, played by Jack Hawkins, has been digitally replaced by a much younger-looking random different General played by Hayden Christensen.

As Lawrence is driven away in a staff car, you hear the random General screaming “No! Noooo!” although he’s not actually in the scene. The last two alterations make no sense even if you’ve seen the revised A Passage to India, also featuring Hayden Christensen, where this random General character is revealed to be General Allenby at a younger and more obnoxious age.

This post has been edited.

Project Threepio (Star Wars OOT subtitles)

Author
Time

In “The Blues Brothers”, replace the “Rawhide” performance in the roadhouse with “Jedi Rocks.”

Author
Time

In Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indy chases off small group of bad guy swordsmen, then realizes that he has run into a much larger group and flees in terror, just like this change:

Oh, wait! 😉

The ROTJ collaborative thread is a wealth of ideas, both on how to edit Return of the Jedi, as well as how to collaborate in an edit.

Author
Time

MisterRey said:

BigMcLargeHuge said:

In “The Blues Brothers”, replace the “Rawhide” performance in the roadhouse with “Jedi Rocks.”

Replace “Anything Goes” from “Temple of Doom” with “Jedi Rocks.”

And replace Kate Capshaw with Sy Snoodles throughout the entirety of the movie.

The ROTJ collaborative thread is a wealth of ideas, both on how to edit Return of the Jedi, as well as how to collaborate in an edit.

Author
Time

darth_ender said:

MisterRey said:

BigMcLargeHuge said:

In “The Blues Brothers”, replace the “Rawhide” performance in the roadhouse with “Jedi Rocks.”

Replace “Anything Goes” from “Temple of Doom” with “Jedi Rocks.”

And replace Kate Capshaw with Sy Snoodles throughout the entirety of the movie.

So we’re trying to improve Temple of Doom now?

Episode I: The Ridiculous Menace / Episode II: Attack Of The Ridiculousness / Episode III: Revenge of the Ridiculousness

Author
Time

darth_ender said:

MisterRey said:

BigMcLargeHuge said:

In “The Blues Brothers”, replace the “Rawhide” performance in the roadhouse with “Jedi Rocks.”

Replace “Anything Goes” from “Temple of Doom” with “Jedi Rocks.”

And replace Kate Capshaw with Sy Snoodles throughout the entirety of the movie.

In addition replace Short Round with J’ywz’gnk Kchhllbrxcstk Et’nrmdndlcvtbrx throughout the entirety of the movie.

Who needs to see Rogue One? Just play the first mission of DARK FORCES 😉

Author
Time

TV’s Frink said:

Haarspalter said:

PREDATOR (1987)

When the Predator heels his wounds

Is that like cooling your heels?

Damn, my typos are getting out of land.

Who needs to see Rogue One? Just play the first mission of DARK FORCES 😉

Author
Time

A TV version of Raiders of the Lost Ark already did this by adding CGI to the effects shot of the cliff face in the truck chase.

That shot was altered specifically because, as stated in a 1990s LFL book on the Lucasfilm Archives, George Lucas personally approved the original matte shot after a test screening, despite concerns from ILM employees who still wanted to tweak the composites.

Just one more instance of Lucas deliberately being a hypocrite with respect to his past self so as to discredit the idea of Special Editionism in the public mind.

“That Darth Vader, man. Sure does love eating Jedi.”

Author
Time

2001: A Space Odyssey

This is Earth millions of years ago, right? Where are all the dinosaurs? A stegosaurus now lumbers past during one of the desert shots, then sits on the camera.

Re-rendered Monolith now stands at a slightly different angle.

Morphing effect allows audiences to finally understand that the flung bone metaphorically “is” the orbiting satellite.

Only one pencil floating through the aisle of the space plane? Try 50.

“Blue Danube” didn’t have the energy and soul that the station docking deserves. The scene is now set to “Heywood Rocks”.

A spotlight at the lunar excavation site is now partially obscured by an improbably placed boulder.

No longer is HAL 9000 a boring old computer eye on the wall. Thanks to the magic of CGI, his robot avatar now strolls about the corridors of Discovery One alongside Bowman and Poole. Slight adjustments had to be made to the existing footage in a shot where Bowman crossed the path of the HAL robot’s power cord, but the changes are smoothly integrated and hardly noticeable.

What kind of “explosive bolts” don’t burst into glowing rings when detonated?

In the original version of 2001, Bowman hardly came off as a hero when he cruelly disconnected HAL 9000’s higher functions. This time around, HAL lobotomizes him first, making the scene “fair”.

The dated “star gate” effect when Bowman enters the Monolith has been replaced with the crisp digital imagery of the Starfield screensaver from Windows 95.

At the end of the film, a senile, bed-ridden Bowman is gloriously reborn as the fetal “star child”. To reinforce the character’s epic arc, the original “star child” model has been replaced with the younger Bowman from earlier in the film, the character’s definitive incarnation.

This post has been edited.

Author
Time

Stalvern said:

No longer is HAL 9000 a boring old computer eye on the wall. Thanks to the magic of CGI, his robot avatar now strolls about the corridors of Discovery One alongside Bowman and Poole.

In such a scenario Clarke could legitimately claim that having HAL be a robot was his “original idea” all along: drafts for such a scenario are in The Lost Worlds of 2001.

Not that it’d make the execution of a CGI-laden Special Edition any less awkward.

“That Darth Vader, man. Sure does love eating Jedi.”

To the top