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Man Of Steel-The Kent Cut

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I’m working on a 1 hr 42 minute workprint of Man of Steel which I’ll make availible on my blog, the intent is to include a few scenes from Batman V Superman without devling too deeply into that movie. I did’nt want to do what everybody else does and insert Bruce into the battle of Metropolis, I wanted to maintain this movie as entirely Superman-dependent, and as a result the only character from BVS to carry over into this edit is Lex Luthor in one of the final scenes setting up the sequel. I also intend to have Kal become Clark much earlier in the movie…20 minutes in to be exact, and have him investigate the bat-branded criminal and meeting his widow, who tells him the only way to deal with uncompromising monsters is with a fist…this thus provides Clark with some inspiration for how he ultimately deals with Zod.

Also out of the edit is Lois investigating Clark and tracking him down. She knows who Clark is when he’s introduced to her at the Planet. HE comes to HER, and she arrives at the Kent farm shortly after Zod’s transmission to Earth, and Supes and her surrender immediatly to the military rather than the military capturing Lois and forcing Superman to surrender in order to see her. Most of the edit from that point on is untouched until the ending. The movie begins with the rescue on the Bus and ends with Clark talking to Jonathan’s ghost in the artic from BVS.

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Sounds like a cool take on the film. I would love to check it out when you have a work print…

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Thanks for your interest, I’ve tested a few drafts this afternoon and it’s steadily coming together. I’ll try to continuously update over the week on the progress.

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Currently uploading the workprint to Vimeo. I dialed back a bit on the end credits, so the edit is now 1 hr 36 minutes. I had some rendering issues and there’s a few (very) faint audio pops in some moments, but nothing too distracting. Luckily it’s just a workrprint draft and nothing definite.

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Will you be using the Blu-rays or the DVDs as source? If you’re using the DVDs, not interested.

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Sounds good. If I can help preview anything, let me know. I would be happy to help.

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Cameron Samurai said:

I used the blu-ray sources.

Sounds good. Will it be AVC and on a BD25 or BD50? HEVC MKV would be fine too with DTS-HD MA 5.1 Film grain untouched?

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Thanks for the workprint, I am anxious to check it out…

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Cameron Samurai said:

Thanks for the interest.

I’ve only just managed to render the workprint without any audio pops…the problem had something to do with converting the file to MP4. I’m working on a solution to that right now for future releases.

Handbrake?

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Cameron Samurai said:

Oh god yes, that’s such a pain to use, had to use AVC for it instead.

You should use H265/HEVC instead of H264/AVC. I don’t consider Handbrake a pain to use. But I use it frequently and always use the same settings. ALWAYS 0 Noise Reduction. Film grain is our friend. If the film was shot on celluloid, obviously.

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