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Preserving Attack of the Clones: The IMAX Experience

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Has anybody thought of doing this? For those curious, the IMAX version is an official edit shown in theaters with IMAX cinemas, cut down to 2 hours and never released on home video. The meadow picnic scene is gone, as is the scene with Obi-Wan in the archives. I’d love to see someone preserve this rarity.

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Unless someone has the digital files used in theaters, we can’t really preserve it, but I can’t imagine that someone hasn’t tried to recreate it. Perhaps someone else will know more.

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doubleofive said:

Unless someone has the digital files used in theaters, we can’t really preserve it, but I can’t imagine that someone hasn’t tried to recreate it. Perhaps someone else will know more.

It wouldn’t be hard to do if we knew the exact cuts.

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From Enwikipedia’s list, the following scenes are removed.

The Jedi Council meets with Palpatine after the first assassination attempt.
Obi-Wan in the Jedi Archives
Anakin complaining about Obi-Wan's mentorship skills to Padme
Padme and Anakin meet with Queen Jamillia on Naboo.
The meadow picnic scene
Anakin riding on a shaak
Dooku speaking with Obi-Wan while Obi-Wan is being held prisoner on Geonosis
Anakin and Obi-Wan's initial meeting with Padme
Bail Organa's lines are all removed.
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CourtlyHades296 said:

From Enwikipedia’s list, the following scenes are removed.

The Jedi Council meets with Palpatine after the first assassination attempt.
Obi-Wan in the Jedi Archives
Anakin complaining about Obi-Wan's mentorship skills to Padme
Padme and Anakin meet with Queen Jamillia on Naboo.
The meadow picnic scene
Anakin riding on a shaak
Dooku speaking with Obi-Wan while Obi-Wan is being held prisoner on Geonosis
Anakin and Obi-Wan's initial meeting with Padme
Bail Organa's lines are all removed.

These all sound like improvements. Someone make it happen.

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Smithers said:

NeverarGreat said:

Yeah, but if you keep making ‘improvements’, soon there’s nothing left to watch. 😉

Every time I try to re-edit AOTC it turns out to be 20-40 minutes long. There’s no way around the awfulness.

That’s about as much watchable content there is in the whole movie.

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towne32 said:
They should build a whole website and forum based off a petition like this.

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You could recut it like a silent film, filling in the story with cards in between scenes.

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Frink got the darn thing down to 90 minutes, sans credits. Someone could do a serious version using his cuts as a template.

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It’s easy to get Attack of the Clones under an hour. Just redub the analysis droid scene to imply Jango is on Geonosis rather than Kamino and change the crawl to imply that the clones have already been created and the debate is more about whether or not to deploy them. Then cut the romance similar to the Phantom Editor.

The question is whether or not you’d really want Attack of the Clones under an hour.

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Octorox said:

It’s easy to get Attack of the Clones under an hour. Just redub the analysis droid scene to imply Jango is on Geonosis rather than Kamino and change the crawl to imply that the clones have already been created and the debate is more about whether or not to deploy them. Then cut the romance similar to the Phantom Editor.

The question is whether or not you’d really want Attack of the Clones under an hour.

Expanding upon that, you could have Anakin dreaming of Obi-Wan’s danger rather than his mother’s. He could go directly to Geonosis from Naboo.

Prequel Fan-Edit thread: http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Yet-another-series-of-prequel-edits/id/17329

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I saw this version and remember that it played much better i.e. it went faster and all the awkward Anakin moments were mostly gone.

But this also removed my favorite scene in the PT. Grr.
(Dooku speaking with Obi-Wan while Obi-Wan is being held prisoner on Geonosis)

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Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

CourtlyHades296 said:
The meadow picnic scene
Anakin riding on a shaak

Just imagining what those would look like in IMAX makes me want to gnaw my kneecaps off.

Imagine the rest of the film in the Onnimax done.
Not pleasant. At all.

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