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#1094241
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Wonder Woman: No Hades Twist
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Here’s the problem though, what the hell is Diana doing during the ending then? She’s not going to just stand around while Steve and his gang are doing all of this fighting and she’s just standing there feeling upset that Ares isn’t there.

I agree wholeheartedly about the ending being a bit cheapened by the reveal, but after seeing it again last week I can tell you that it’s going to be a real challenge making the ending work. Diana wouldn’t let Steve just sacrifice himself because she was willing to do that.

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#1090040
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Godzilla Fan Edits (Showa, Heisei and Millennium series)
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It’s surprising that there are little to no edits or edit ideas floating around for these movies. I just recently completed watching all of the Showa series (after having seen a few from the Heisei and Millennium ones). While I appreciate all of them for what they are and the legacy they’ve created, a lot of them could use some tightening up. I have to admit that I’m rarely interested in the human elements and mostly interested in watching Godzilla fighting some monsters. Raids Again is one of the few that I felt I really loved the human element to (besides of course the original).

Let me point out that I’ve only watched Japanese releases and not any U.S. cuts.

What are some ideas that some of you have for any of the films?

I wonder if there was a good way to combine elements of Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla and Terror of Mechagodzilla OR combining elements of Ghidorah The Three-Headed Monster and Invasion of Astro-Monster.

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#1090025
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Jaws/Jaws 2 extended editions
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Slavicuss said:

RayRogers said:

Only have JAWS 1 & 2 on Blu-ray disc. Don’t even have 3D or THE REVENGE on the format though. Carried over all the features from the DVDs too.
Pity the deleted scenes aren’t 1080p.

It’s very noticeable (deleted scenes PQ) after viewing the Blu-ray versions of the first two films. Presented as supplements allows for their poor state. I’d like to see an extended cut of JAWS & JAWS 2. Very probably never happen though.

I didn’t bother with 3 & 4 - truly wretched films.

I actually had started work on a JAWS 2 Extended Edition using the DVD instead of the Blu Ray. It got sidelined, but I’ll have to dig it up and finish it.

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#1085939
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Star Wars - Rise of the Dark Side (a PT 3-in-1 edit)
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Well, it’s not exactly Obi Wan telling Luke what happened per say…

It’s more like Obi Wan is answering Luke’s questions about his father and then when he asks “how did my father die?” we then see Obi Wan kind of freeze on that question and then flash to the Star Wars logo and opening crawl. We’d be coming back to Obi Wan once Vader’s helmet is lowered onto Anakin and we hear the iconic breath a few times. Then Obi Wan says how Vader betrayed and murdered Luke’s father. This also helps line up what Obi Wan says in ROTJ that it’s true from a certain point of view (still a dick move, but it aligns things properly). I’m not sure yet, but we will jump back one last time for the ending from older Obi Wan to the conversation between Yoda, Bale and Obi Wan about going into hiding and we will end not on the binary sunset shot, but on Obi Wan looking at the Lars’ as they are holding Luke.

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#1080815
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Star Wars - Rise of the Dark Side (a PT 3-in-1 edit)
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Ok, so I figured I’d throw my hat into the 3-in-1 edit ring. I swore I would never do a PT edit because there are just so many and some people get very critical of them. My motivations for doing this are for my wife who just finished watching the OT and is curious, but not motivated enough to watch the PT. She’s not a movie person, so it’s hard to get her to watch most movies.

I initially wasn’t going to start a thread until I got most of the way through, but in this case I would like to bounce ideas off of some of you to help me achieve a satisfying outcome. My approach is a little bit different in that I want to use older Obi-Wan telling Luke about the Clone Wars and Anakin as bookends or at least the intro along with some voice overs as the film progresses and to maybe help with the passage of time between films. Here are some of my goals:

-Use old Obi-Wan and Luke as an intro and some voice overs
-Get the runtime down to between 120-140 mins (without credits)
-Remove all shots of and references to R2D2 and 3P0
-Keep the focus on Anakin and Obi-Wan
-Make Anakin more likeable so that we can feel bad watching him turn
-Keep most things that are considered canon now except for the droids being present and midichlorians or however you spell that nonsense
-Little to no Jake Lloyd
-Not sure about Grievous since he is basically the McGuffin to get Obi-Wan out of the way for Anakin’s turn
-Get rid of as much cringey dialogue and action shots as possible

I’m currently working backwards so that I can better see how to make the progression towards the ending. I’ve started tinkering with ROTS and right away I have been taking out R2 from the initial space battle along with the spider droids. One somewhat major thing I changed was when they encounter Dooku, the count does not bring the platform down on Obi-Wan because that would do some serious damage. Also, once Anakin bests Dooku, he doesn’t hesitate to decapitate him. Once he does so, then he realizes how far he went and reflects on that with Palpatine. I’m thinking of inserting part of the deleted scene with Grievous killing Shaak Ti, but if there is a suggestion on how to be rid of Grievous and either explain or do some trick editing for Obi-Wan it would be helpful!

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#1039242
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The Legend of the Magnificent Seven (Fan Edit of the 2016 Magnificent Seven)
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Hello! I have a thread going at FanEdit.org as well about this project I’ve been working on.

Here are the three things I am aiming to accomplish with my edit:

  1. Replace some of the film score with the original 1960’s score by Elmer Bernstein
  2. Insert 3 of the 4 deleted scenes from the home release (the Goodnight deleted scene serves little to no purpose)
  3. Rid the film of any indication that Sam Chisolm’s motivation is purely out of revenge. It doesn’t feel right that he would drag these 6 other men and a town of innocent people into his own personal fight against Bogue without them knowing it.

I’m happy to share more of what I’ve done up to this point as well as a cut list if there seems to be some interest.

Here is a link to a clip from my edit:

https://vimeo.com/198202014

Password: magnificent

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#1021185
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Jaws/Jaws 2 extended editions
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On FanEdit.org I had a thread about doing a Jaws 2 Extended as well as a trimmed down version of the film. There are parts where I felt the movie really could use some trimming and there were a few too many fake outs on potential victims, plus too much time with the kids. The Extended version I was working on had some rough deleted scenes, but it was still going to add about 4.5 mins to the overall film. I stopped due to a computer issue mixed with my editing software, but I’ll be getting back to it soon.

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#951179
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Star Trek Fan Edits
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Star Trek: Bugs

This was a 20 minute mash up of OS footage with the bugs from Starship Troopers. Quite a fun experience!

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#950143
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ACTION HERO (Last Action Hero Fan Edit)
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In re-watching Last Action Hero and reading about the troubles it had along with watching some reviews on YouTube, I felt that as an Arnold fan I should give this a crack. One of the things that bothered me was that as the movie went along, Jack’s life didn’t seem all that great in the movie, which we saw in his apartment and when he spoke of paying a cashier to call him at work. Also, dog pyramid? I also wanted to try and make things a little more believable in the real world, but that was hard to do with what I had to work with, but why was Death allowed to walk around NYC and retain his powers while Jack was mortally wounded? Anyway, here is my cut list of the edit I’ve done:

-Cut the robbery scene in Danny’s apartment (didn’t add anything to the movie outside of the keys for the cuffs later which has been rectified)
-Cut the reference to Danny being late to the theater since the robbery scene is gone
-Cut Lethal Weapon reference to the cop who dies in the tree 2 days before retirement (no sax riff)
-Cut “I’m a kid” line as Danny lands in Jack’s car
-Cut Sharon Stone and Robert Patrick cameo since T-1000 and Catherine Tremmel don’t exist in JACK’s world. Because it was a moving shot, I cut the exterior as well as Danny looking around because he mentions how he was recently in a police station which calls back to the earlier scene I cut about Danny’s apartment being robbed
-No cartoon cat or mention of him (sorry Danny DeVito)
-Cut the dog pyramid (ugh)
-When Slater is remembering the ending to Slater III it cuts away to him at a news stand and then back to the ending again. It was a bit jarring, so now we will just see the full ending play out and then cut back to Danny and Whitney talking about the son
-When Slater jumps off the balcony, cut the over the top Olympic diving moves. Just not necessary. Jack jumps and we see him coming down in slow motion then we cut back to Danny grabbing the bicycle
-No ET reference. Now Danny will glide off the road and just crash the bike with Jack cringing
-Cut the captains head steaming as he yells as Slater and Danny. Most of the yelling happens off screen with the focus on Jack and Danny
-Cut out the random Bogart cameo
-Trimmed Jack’s apartment scene where he isn’t reflecting on how bad his life actually is. This meant cutting the reference to his ex-wife being happily remarried and he pays someone to call him at work. I always HATED that and felt it was TOO real for his movie world. Now he is just bummed about losing his badge and how Whitney is not the most normal of daughters
-Trimmed the Practice betrayal so it looks like Danny pulling the gun on him saves Slater and doesn’t involve the handcuffs or cartoon cat. The scene itself is great, but the cartoon cat needed to go.
-Cut all scenes of Death (I had a way of cutting it so Danny has a eureka moment and goes for the other half of the ticket without needing Death to tell him)
-Changed title within the credits from Last Action Hero to Action Hero
-Changed music during credits so we start with an AC/DC song then the rest of the credits use some of the very cool score that was composed by Michael Kamen, including Jack’s theme

I wanted to rework Jack throwing Danny while they were hanging from the theater in our world, but as much as I tried different things with slow-mo and reverse shots I just couldn’t get it right, so it had to stay in. Plus, Benedict needed to explode because it was how I explained them losing that half of the magic ticket without showing it falling or leaving it open-ended.

I’d be happy to share this with anyone interested. I need some people to preview and give suggestions.

Original running time: 130 minutes
Fan Edit running time: 120 minutes
Time cut: 10 minutes

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#313825
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Payback (1999)
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If I can get a copy of the work print, then I am hoping to do a fan edit combining all 3 versions and then changing around the music into a 70's feel and make the picture grainy so it has a an old grindhouse feel to it.
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