Hello again friends, with the success of my previous Mando/Boba Supercuts, the time to get out a timely released 4K HDR (and 1080p) Kenobi cut is upon is. If you’ve seen my previous Mando/Boba edits (or really any of my other work), you’ve got a pretty good idea of what to expect here. If not? I’ll break it down for you.
What Content is included in the Kenobi Feature SuperCut?
This is a single edit for all 6 episodes cut into a long form (nearly) 4 hour feature with minimal content cut out. The only content removed from the episodes are, recaps, titles, and about 45 seconds of footage from the 2 Leia chase scene to restructure them both to be faster paced and less distracting. The episodes are bridged with a mix of wipes or hardcuts matching the editing style of the rest of the show where appropriate. The original audio tracks are preserved as they are wherever possible, with the exception of the second Leia chase, the flashback Hayden duel, and Credits, which I have recut into 6 minute versions using both the official Credits theme and an actual recording of John Willians own conducted version of the Kenobi theme. The edits don’t remove any full scenes and there isn’t truly any deleted content for me to restore like my other edits, but they function similarly to the Clone Wars/Rebels/Mando/Boba edits where the goal was to turn the show’s arcs into feature films.
The Entire Project is simply named “Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi - The Feature Supercut”
Why would I watch these? Isn’t it just like watching the Kenobi Episodes on D+?
I never initially intended to make the Mando or Boba edits for that very reason, but in truth they worked surprisingly well, and I feel this is even more true in Kenobi’s case. The goal of these earlier edits was initially experimental, seeing if the shows arcs would work as long form films. After putting them together and showing them to a smaller test audience, we feel that the show works surprisingly well in this format. Keep in mind, I’ve already set a precedent for monstrous 4.5 hour film cuts with the very successful releases of the ROTS cut and Episode IV/Rogue One supercuts, which Kenobi is now also meant to be a sort of narrative bridge between. Lucasfilm themselves just did a 5 hour Kenobi screening (without any edits), so the desire for a true Supercut is now more widely understood. They’re fun to watch at home and very enjoyable for a group of friends. Furthermore, this eliminates the somewhat annoying problem of different chapters being inconsistent lengths and actually helps the pacing of the entire show.
As silly as it seems, watching the show in this format makes me feel less annoyed that some episodes were only 30 minutes. I believe Lucasfilm (and Marvel Studios, for that matter) create a lot of content with movie arcs in mind, and only tends to split them up due to production necessities and marketing needs of their platform. It was pretty obvious during the Clone Wars productions, and despite the stylistic differences between episodic directors, a similar philosophy can be seen here with many of the D+ shows too.
Did you make any major changes to the content?
Yes, there are a few changes laced throughout the cut.
- I extended the prologue with a new sequence discussing the clone wars series a bit along with Ahsoka’s impact on Anakin’s arc, it’s less than a minute long, but it uses footage from seasons 5-7 overlaid with the Crystal Crisis conversation about her departure to drive home Anakin and Kenobi’s feelings about the entire affair. I also incorporated some shots of Siege of Mandalore into the Episode III portions of the prologue to better reflect the editing style of my existing ROTS Supercut, since I intend this cut to be a successor (and sequel) to that one.
You can watch the extended promo here: https://www.reddit.com/user/NumeralJoker/comments/vfes8t/extended_prologue_for_the_star_wars_kenobi/
- Both of the Leia chase scenes are re-edited to be shorter, punchier and more effective, making them less awkward and distracting. Much like in the BOBF cut, they seemed a bit unfinished during production and this at least partially helps those issue. The second chase needed to be re-scored due to the nature of the edit, so I used an old favorite trick of mine.
You can watch a (near final) version of the chase sequences here: https://www.reddit.com/user/NumeralJoker/comments/vhk38c/ive_recut_the_2_unpopular_leia_chase_scenes_for/
- The entire Hayden/Ewan duel from part V has been recut into a single scene, given a new soundtrack, and moved up the timeline to be a single flashback a few minutes later in the film. I’ve also utilized DarthPorg’s superior 4K De-Aging for Hayden, as it is by far the best one currently available. This of course means later scenes without the flashback need to be bridged together appropriately.
You can watch the new cut here, integrated into its new place: https://www.instagram.com/p/CfLS-XqgdML/
(Youtube is currently blocking any footage from the show, so I’ll upload samples/a trailer for the cut at a later date).
- An extended/restructured 6 minutes credit sequence with an extended version of the Williams Kenobi Score.
All said and done, the total run-time for the edit is 3 hours, 52 minutes and 50 seconds.
That’s so wizard, Ani. How do I watch these?
If you’re familiar with my other releases, Email Sheevsenate0505@gmail.com (memes are appreciated. I can and do read the messages when they’re not coming in by the hundred) for an automated response to find the links. I can’t post them here directly, of course, but if you notice the number of followers/karma on my profile (no, they’re not Russian twitter droids), you should have a pretty good idea that this isn’t a scam.