Just wanted to drop a small update…
I am nearly finished version 2. There is not much left to be done.
But a couple of surprises I have had with some small bits of missing footage and their relationship to the Audio.
The first instance is with regard to Bruce in His room when O’Hara come in and tells him “You must attend the morning Ritual in Uniform” Basically once this scene is over we cut to the Training grounds and the Karate training before the tournament begins. A missing shot here reveals why the Audio does not synch with the Men Punching… This then continues on until we get to the referee who’s lines are also are way out of Synch but now it is in synch. But because the Chinese actors mouthed their Lines phonetically this is slightly cut footage of the shot of the referee. But it works the same way as other shots of this nature were handled. So although it’s nothing amazingly exciting it just makes the film more plausible and it’s a nice discovery.
The second instance is when Bruce is in the Communications Hut in the underground Complex. Bruce uses the morse code machine. We then cut to the cameo of Robert Clouse decoding the message. Now here comes the missing shot. In the original film we cut to Bruce climbing out the Window and jumping down to be attacked by the guards there is no Alarm until he jumps out the window. But the missing shot is of the Alarm and when added it times out to be a small shot of the Alarm with the Sound and it fit’s seamlessly as a single extra Loop. Rectifying the absence of the sound of the Alarm which started much earlier.
So these 2 discoveries are a couple of reasons to be proud of discovering editing errors and rectifying them so that it lines up how it is actually meant to be experienced.
I have added some small extra snippets to the Cave Fight and have also extended the Mirror maze by about 5 seconds. Further Color Tweaking and more Audio Edits. I Might not Do the Extra End Credits I don’t think it would work. Very Close to wrapping this up.
There is potential for another 3 small snippets to be restored to the film. And a few extra frames of Han’s Smashed Reflection that are missing. a few audio edits too. But I could be practically done by next week.
EDIT - The small snippets are not in good enough quality so it leaves footage wise just the missing frames Hans Reflection and about 3 audio edits and a closing title card left to do.
Missing shout Guard swinging the stick in Cave fight that smashes through the glass of Communications hut.
Fix Dodgy Music Fade during the Banquet introduced in the Special Edition Version Audio Mix
Restore Bruces shout before he Punches the reflection an error I introduced by accident.