This is a fanedit of Star Wars Episode I that I’ve been working on for the past few weeks. In truth it is less of a fanedit than a fanedit hybrid, combining some of the best (in my opinion) of Hal9000’s edit, l8wrtr’s edit, the original Phantom edit and a few cuts from Seciors’s edit as well. There are a couple of original cuts, but relatively few.
Frankly, there is not much new that can be done with the Phantom Menace (without some serious visual effects work), but no one fanedit has ever fully satisfied me when it comes to this film. I feel they all have their strengths and weaknesses, and I set out to make a cut that curates edits from these various fanedits to match my vision for the film. While some of the cuts were recreated by myself, I confess that most of them were cribbed directly from the source material: the original fanedits, with Hal9000’s as a primary source and l8wrtr’s as a secondary. Some audio from the original phantom edit was also used. I have put an emphasis on matching the professionalism of these original edits, and I wanted to make the film a suitable replacement for someone who has never seen the Phantom Menace before. I do plan to make similar edits of Episode’s II and III once Hal finishes his V4 releases and L8wrtr releases his Episode III V2.