UPDATE: Well, some of you asked me if I did anything about the colour. And now I have! I replaced my source with TheMovieMan’s release. And wow, what a change. I didn’t realise how dark the original was before I compared the two. So there you have it. V2 is up on googledrive as we speak.
And if I may say so myself, it’s a goddamn great movie now!
Go ahead and PM me for a download link - and please write a review afterwards. I would love some feedback on my work.
First of all, “Solo – A Star Wars Story” is a great and funny movie, but I forgot how annoyed I was with some small (and some big) things in it as I re-watched it when it hit blu-ray. In my frustration over no one had made a Fan Edit, I spend my weekend cutting it to pieces. This is my first edit of a full motion picture, and I made it mainly for myself – but if any of you guys want it, pm me.
Its not a perfect edit, and most of the time spend with it, was used on rendering.
Especial the soundtrack could use much more attention, but I simply don’t have the equipment to do it. And therefor there’s only a stereo track.
About the edit:
I felt like there was no reason for too much origin story for Han, so much of the first act in the movie has been cut. No mention of Quira before we meet her at Drydens. Now she is simply a (mysterious) girl from Hans past, that he’ll get to work with, and fall a little in love with. So all references to that part of the movie has been cut.
Han is simply on the run from some troubles and decides to join the empire to become a pilot so he can learn to be a pilot, make some money, and be his own landlord. It feels like a “if you can’t beat’em, join’em” -kinda moment.
I can’t remember all the cuts I’ve made, but here a most of them:
No introduction text after “a long time ago”
No Quira before we meet her at Drydens.
No Han gets his last name from some random Empire employee.
Added the deleted scene where he gets demoted to the infantry.
No “three years later”
Cut most of Han speaking wookie.
When formerly introduced to Chewie, I cut out Han saying “Chewbacca”, as it sounded patronizing in my ears the way he says it.
Cut the awkward kiss between Val and Becket.
No Han getting the blaster from Becket.
Some Enfys Nest speaks have been muted, and Beckets outburst “ENFYS NEST!” is gone as well.
Val don’t sacrifice herself stupidly – now shes just blown up by the droids.
Some small cuts at Drydens, mostly because of Quira.
And now enter the biggest issue with the movie L3…. Oh my god she’s annoying… So all through my edit, I have cut out as much as I could of her dialog.
AND NO hints at a L3 + Lando sexing it up in the Falcon.
The droid uprising is cut to a minimum.
Lando making a VLOG on his Instagram/snapchat is out.
A small cut before Lando says “oh sh***t”.
Beckets mention of Tatooine is gone”
Darth Maul keep his lightsaber in his pants, but is still there – seriously watch Clone Wars and Rebels!
And finally, the lucky dices is not in this movie.
Runtime: 1:55:18 (Credits starts rolling at 1:46:43)