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***The Official NON-Star Wars FAN EDIT*** Release Thread

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Hey there gang!

I figured it was time for a thread that focused only on the NON-STAR WARS Fan Edits so here it is – PLEASE feel free to add edits that you have or have created here in this thread.

I’ll add more titles to my below list as I add them to my personal collection; once added the list will be update with all the details and specifications as I can. And as always if you catch any errors please let me know so the information can be updated.

I’m always looking for new Fan Edits to add to my collection and I’ll upload any edits that are mailed to me to help get them out there and trades are always welcome so drop me an email if you’d like to trade (email addy below)

Now, a message to all the Fan Editors - AWESOME work guys! Please keep these coming!

So on with the FAN EDITS!!



THE FAN EDIT COLLECTION



Batman & Robin: De-Assified - A Greencapt Special Edition
Fan Edit by Greencapt
Running Time: 01:02:30

This is the newly released and increasingly infamous Greencapt edit of the motion picture 'Batman & Robin'. This edition, called 'Batman & Robin: De-Assified' has a running time of 63 minutes and features so many cuts that I can’t list them all here.

- Fan Created Edit
- 1 DVDr
- Source: Official DVD
- Dolby Digital 2.0 (224 kbps)
- Anamorphic Widescreen
- Custom Cover art available


Blade Runner - The ADM Fan Edit V.2
Fan Edit by ADigitalMan
Running Time: 01:56:32

The opening (through the "flyover" sequence) was sourced from the official Directors Cut DVD mainly to improve the legibility of the opening crawl and opening credits. Then from the first scene with Leon, the source is the Criterion Laserdisc (aka “The International Cut”). The ending was also sourced from the DVD because the music comes in more abruptly with the happy ending now chopped off. Along with the unicorn dream - The Unicorn sequence lent nothing to the story, other than for Ridley Scott to play to the afterthought that Deckard may not be who he thinks he is; plus, again, it makes the credits more legible. Other than that, the narration and extended "ultra-violent" scenes are preserved by using the Criterion Laserdisc Edition.

- Fan Created Edit
- 1 DVDr
- Source: Official DVD and the “Farsight” Criterion Laserdisc transfer
- Dolby Digital 2.0 (224 kbps)
- Anamorphic Widescreen


Blazing Saddles: The ADM Extended Edition
Fan Edit by ADigitalMan
Running Time: 01:38:20

Five deleted scenes (which were present in the TV cut) reinstated.

- Fan Created Edit
- 1 DVDr
- Source: Official DVD
- Dolby Digital 5.1 (448 kbps)
- Anamorphic Widescreen


The Dark Side of OZ
Fan Edit by Darth Anonymous
Running Time: 01:41:53

This is the latest and possibly the best version of the now legendary Movie and Album Synchronicity.

- Fan Created Edit
- 1 DVDr
- Source: Official DVD / Official CD
- Dolby Digital 2.0 (448 kbps)


E.T. The Extra Terrestrial: The ADM Special Edition
Fan Edit by ADigitalMan
Running Time: 01:59:12

Everybody knows what was wrong with E.T.'s special edition. Political correctness run amok and CG-E.T.’s were more heretical than anything Lucas has done to Star Wars. However, the inclusion of a couple deleted scenes was novel, and many of the optical effects were cleaned up to improve the movie. The editor has taken what was good about the special edition and leave the rest out.

- Fan Created Edit
- 1 DVDr
- Source: Official DVD
- Dolby Digital 5.1 (448 kbps)
- Anamorphic Widescreen


Hannibal: Desserts Served With Your Main Course
Fan Edit by ADigitalMan
Running Time: 02:30:41

After re-editing the Star Wars saga to his own satisfaction, fan editor ADigitalMan began looking at other films he has appreciated over the years and, where possible through the availability of good supplemental material, has extended them through the judicious
addition of deleted scenes and alternate takes.

Here he has attempted to create an alternate cut of Hannibal, the adaptation by acclaimed director Ridley Scott of Thomas Harris' controversial follow-up to Silence of the Lambs. ADigitalMan has integrated over a dozen deleted scenes to bring the running time around 2:30. In an attempt to make the movie fit better as a sequel to Silence, it was imperative to restore Clarice's trip to the dungeon as she looks for clues to the whereabouts of her old nemesis. Meanwhile, as Hannibal sets up Inspector Pazzi in Florence for the ultimate tribute to Pazzi's infamous ancestor, he can't help but offer advice about another serial murderer terrorizing historic Florence. And while "Il Mostro" isn't as central a figure as "The Tooth Fairy" or "Buffalo Bill" were in the previous stories, we come to know that Hannibal may indeed know more about the killer than he is letting on. More important exposition is restored as well, including the fate of Jack Crawford, the escape of Hannibal from Florence, and the moment of clarity for Hannibal when he fixates on Paul Krendler in the final act.

Finally, a custom modified version of the alternate ending is presented here, with more subtlety and grace than the theatrical cut or even the supplement allowed. Love or hate this sequel to Silence, there is no denying that Ridley Scott did a masterful job with what he had to work with (even correcting the greatest sin of the novel by outright changing the book's universally-deplored ending). A film rich in visual depth, both in the old world and the new, this edit merely goes to enhance a beautiful romantic art film. It's merely incidental that the unrequited love is between serial killer who eats his victims and the agent tracking him.

And so, ADigitalMan presents and extended alternate cut for you entitled "Hannibal: Desserts Served with Your Main Course." Get out the fine china and crystal, enjoy all the goodies you are treated to during this feast of a film, and prepare for the most cerebral dinner party you will ever experience.

- Fan Created Edit
- 1 DVDr
- Source: Official DVD
- Dolby Digital 5.1 (448 kbps)
- Anamorphic Widescreen


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone - The ADM Special Extended Edition
Fan Edit by ADigitalMan
Running Time: 02:38:37

Inspired by the ABC television broadcast; ADigitalMan has deftly re-edited back into the film the deleted scenes not seen in the theatrical release by adding roughly 6 minutes of footage.

- Fan Created Edit
- 1 DVDr
- Source: Official DVD
- Dolby Digital 2.0 (192 kbps)
- Anamorphic Widescreen


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - The ADM Special Extended Edition
Fan Edit by ADigitalMan
Running Time: 02:52:20

Inspired by his first extended edit; ADigitalMan once again has deftly re-edited back into the film the deleted scenes not seen in the theatrical release by adding roughly 11 minutes of footage.

- Fan Created Edit
- 1 DVDr
- Source: Official DVD
- Dolby Digital 2.0 (192 kbps)
- Anamorphic Widescreen


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - The ADM Special Extended Edition
Fan Edit by ADigitalMan
Running Time: 02:24:11

To round of the Harry Potter collection; ADigitalMan has deftly re-edited back into the film the deleted scenes not seen in the theatrical release by adding roughly 6-11 minutes of footage.

- Fan Created Edit
- 1 DVDr
- Source: Official DVD
- Dolby Digital 5.1 (448 kbps)
- Anamorphic Widescreen


James Bond - Tomorrow Never Dies: The ADM Cunning Linguist Edition 2.0
Fan Edit by ADigitalMan
Running Time: 01:58:59

This DVD features a remixed song during the opening credits (the K.D. Lang song heard in the closing credits is now used) because (a) the Sheryl Crow song sucked and had nothing to do with the remaining score of the movie. (b) the K.D. Lang song was supposed to be there from the get go, as evidenced by the fact that it actually ties in with the musical score the way all the other Bond films do.

- Fan Created Edit
- 1 DVDr
- Source: Official DVD
- Widescreen


The Matrix: DEZIONIZED
Fan Edit by CBB
Running Time: 02:50:48

Everything that has a beginning... may not have a disappointing end. But the Matrix Trilogy had a very disappointing end.

Reloaded was nothing compared to The Matrix and Revolutions even nothing compared to Reloaded... Pathetic. That is why we made this edition. We did watch the movies over and over, sensing there was quality in them, but so many things were distracting, did not make much sense, and were just boring to watch.

Then Boon came up with the idea to leave out Zion at all, to never have Morpheus speech, nor the great battle, not the dance scene, not the prime minister and especially no Commander Locke. We thought about it a lot and we came to the result, he was right. Zion had to be left out of the sequels to get a better movie and it would be possible to do that without destroying the plot, because all major and important actions happen to be at other locations than Zion. We also shortened lots of other scenes we did not like or thought to be not fitting, e.g. the dream sequence beginning, where Trinity falls out of the window. Although this scene was great action, it just was not thrilling and as it is repeated later on, we just deleted it (in fact we put this scene to the point, when it actually happened and deleted the shortened version there). Of course we thought about plenty other scenes to leave out, e.g. the Indian family in the beginning of Revolutions, but we decided it was good to have that for mood and plot. All in all it took us several months to think about which scenes to keep and which one to cut.

- Fan Created Edit
- 1 DVDr
- Source: Official DVD’s
- Dolby Digital 2.0 (224 kbps)
- Letterboxed Widescreen
- English Subtitles
- Custom Cover art available


Monty Python’s The Life of Brian: The ADM Extended Edition
Fan Edit by ADigitalMan
Running Time: 01:43:29

Four deleted scenes reinstated. Quality of the source material is less than perfect, but you can never get too much Python. Sadly one scene wasn't reinstated because the quality was just way too bad.

- Fan Created Edit
- 1 DVDr
- Source: to be updated
- Dolby Digital 2.0 (192 kbps)
- Anamorphic Widescreen


Pulp Fiction: The ADM Extended Edition
Fan Edit by ADigitalMan
Running Time: 02:43:28

Five deleted scenes reinstated. Movie is letterboxed, but not anamorphic, due to limitations in the source material. 5.1 surround sound.

- Fan Created Edit
- 1 DVDr
- Source: Official DVD
- Dolby Digital 5.1 (448 kbps)
- Letterboxed Widescreen


Superman II: The Restored International Cut
Fan Edit by A group of Fans
Running Time: 146 min

This project began as a fan edit - The hope was to recut the film to make it feel more like Donner's "Superman the Movie." Before work could seriously begin, the extended TV broadcasts needed to be acquired to include some of those great Donner moments that didn't make it into the theatrical cut.

There would always be those hard-core fans that would want to see everything. So with the support of fans and friends from around the globe, the fan edit was put aside, and the business of restoring the entire film began. It took about 2 years to acquire the footage, and make it watchable, but the results were less than satisfying. The word once again went out for extended broadcasts, and both Bill Williams and Jonathan Hoyle answered the call. The choice wasn't easy, but after a lot of scrutiny, Bill's footage was the actual source chosen to improve RIC. But special thanks to Jonathan for sending his original master as well.

It's been said many times, this film will never win any quality awards. The footage supplied came from home recordings. So anyone expecting amazing detail and clarity will be sorely disappointed. But if you've seen any version of the extended broadcasts, you'll probably appreciate the way it's presented here. Great care has been taken to make the film as watchable as possible, no commercials, no subtitles, no station ID's. Thanks to the generous help of a very talented individual, even the audio got a polishing as well.

The final two disc RIC DVD set contains:
- The complete two hour, twenty-six minute version of the film.
- An on-screen commentary track, detailing what footage Donner shot, and other RIC trivia.
- Long out of print documentary "The Making of Superman II."
- Long out of print "Superman II Soundtrack."
- "Lost Scene Gallery" - features pictures of Donner's unreleased work on Superman II.
- "Restoration Demonstration" - features before and after footage samples.
- Complete RIC artwork folder with printable Cover and Disc art in TIFF file format.

- 2 DVDr
- Fan Preservation
- Source: VHS recording of OTA broadcasts, Official NTSC and PAL VHS tapes
- Interactive Menus
- Fullscreen
- Custom Cover art available


Willard: The Ratman’s Cut
Fan Edit by The Ratman
Running Time: 01:50:11

Fan edit based on the workprint version of the film – Willard is one of the most underrated remake films ever and this edit only makes it sweeter - the edits are near seamlessly cut into the film and really do add to the overall dark gothic feel and is a MUST HAVE if you enjoyed the remake or the original 1971 film.

ADDITIONS:
*A long scene between Willard and Cathryn at the office, working after hours.
*A scene of Willard's mother almost catching him as he's leaving to sic the rats on Mr. Martin's car.

ALTERATIONS:
*An alternate shot featuring Mr. Martin's assistant cursing the fact she has to give him a foot massage.
*Mr. Martin is now seen attending Willard's mother's funeral.
*The original version of Willard getting fired is re-instated. This features harsher language by Mr. Martin.
*Longer scene of Cathryn in the bathroom, and Willard finding Scully the cat's mutilated corpse.
*An extended version of the ending.

- Fan Created Edit
- 1 DVDr
- Source: Official DVD
- MPEG 2.0 (192 kbps)
- Anamorphic Widescreen


The Wizard of Oz: The ADM Special Extended Edition
Fan Edit by ADigitalMan
Running Time: 01:44:24

For those of you with the official DVD or special edition Laserdisc, you'll know from the supplements that the Scarecrow had an extended dance sequence during "If I Only Had A Brain" that mirror's what the Tin Man did in the following scene. It was choreographed by none other than the great Busby Berkeley. Unfortunately it was lopped out (with other things) to improve the run time (it was about three and a half minutes itself). When the movie was restored, a pristine copy of this number was still in the vaults and restored along with it, though not reinstated. Rather, it was just one gorgeous piece of supplemental material.
I think Busby Berkeley is smiling somewhere right now. Also featured on this disc as a second audio track is Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon when selected it creates what has been called the “Dark Side of Oz” synchronicity - DVD Easter egg is “Echoes: Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite” this is a synchronicity of the film 2001: A Space Odyssey and Pink Floyd’s Echoes from the album Meddle.

- Fan Created Edit
- 1 DVDr
- Source: Official DVD
- Widescreen
- NEW Dolby Digital 5.1 Remix of Original Audio (348 kbps)
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Remix of Dark Side of the Moon (192 kbps)
- Widescreen




COMPOSITE EDITS
A Composite Edit is not really a fan edit but is the result of combining multiple sources of media (i.e. home recorded VHS, retail copies of VHS, Betamax, Laserdisc and DVD’s) in order to recreate a lost workprint or alternate version of the film. The quality of these composites can truly vary from near DVD quality to sub standard VHS and in some cases you’ll get a combination of sources on one DVD; so it’ll be widescreen with nice quality then it will suddenly jump to fullscreen with poor quality.




Superman: The Movie - The International Salkind Extended Cut – COMPOSITE EDIT
Fan Edit by Darth Anonymous
Running Time: 188 minutes (NTSC)

This alternate fan edited COMPOSITE version includes all the known footage spliced together from the official DVD, home recorded & retail VHS tapes and the Letterboxed Laserdisc.

As the film and its sequels enjoyed its popularity in the early 1980’s, producers Alexander and Ilya Salkind took it upon themselves to prepare the film for its eventual television broadcast. In order to market the film to television stations around the world, the Salkinds re-edited the film with approximately 45 minutes of additional footage not released in theaters. Whereas Richard Donner had complete directorial control in editing the film for theatrical release, the Salkinds had control of the film for international distribution and television marketing, and the film was re-edited without Donner’s approval. The added footage brought the running time of the film to 188 minutes, the longest known version of the film to be assembled and shown to audiences around the world on public television.

In addition to the many added scenes, a number of musical cues from John Williams’ original soundtrack were restored to the film, some of them not heard in the theatrical release of the film nor on the popular two-disc soundtrack album. Additional cues underscoring scenes on Krypton, the planet’s destruction, and Otis’ journey through the Metropolis subway tunnels were heard for the first time, while other cues underscoring the launch of Kal-El’s starship, Superman intercepting and hurling the missile into space, the aftershocks of the earthquake, and Superman in action, all previously heard on the original soundtrack album, were restored to the context of the film. As some scenes where grabbed from the LD, you will see these segments with the original sound. These moments are very subtle at best, but they are prevalent during the latter portion of the earthquake segments, starting from the point where Lois tries to start her car and begins falling into the cracks.

- 2 DVDr
- Fan Preservation
- Source: official DVD, retail VHS tapes and the Letterboxed Laserdisc
- Fullscreen and Widescreen composite


Halloween VI: The Producers Cut - COMPOSITE EDIT
Fan Edit by Mojo
Running Time: 93 minutes

"The Producers Cut", has never been officially released due to the untimely death of the late Donald Pleasance, as the Director decided to cut scenes and re-shoot the ending.
This cut features those scenes skillfully edited back into the film utilizing the official DVD version of the film. The lost footage was sourced from an unauthorized VHS copy and contains approx. 45 minutes of alternate footage.

Mojo's DVD Specifications
Re-edited with spliced VHS/DVD footage
43 minutes of additional footage
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen [1.85:1]
Dolby Digital 2.0
Promotional Featurette
Rare "Behind-the-Scenes" footage
"Entertainment Tonight" Feature
English and Spanish Subtitles (removable)
Theatrical and Teaser Trailers
Interactive Menu/Chapter Stops
Running Time: Approx. 93 Minutes
Region 0

“My skill are no longer as Mad as the once were” RiK

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Hopefully we can get some trading and PiF going on these titles. I know there are a few there that I would like to add to my collection (namely Hannibal, Willard and The Matrix).

Personally, I am tackling a horror/Halloween compilation disc set for a big Halloween party that my friend and I are throwing this month (if it turns out good enough, I will see about getting it out there for others), but after that I plan on seeing what I can do about an edit of THE FLY, seeing as the SE comes out today. Gonna see what scenes could be worked into it (really looking forward to seeing the monkey/cat scene). Then there are a couple of others that I am thinking of. Star Wars related. Never done one personally but I am very much looking forward to giving it a shot.

Thanks, Rikter, for all of your archive work and keeping things moving in the community. I've said it before... you are our king!

A long time ago in the faraway galaxy...

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Word, Rikter. Word.
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Rikter, nice to see an organised listing of everything, however, I was kind of hoping this thread would be in the "Preservation & Fan Edits" board as that's where it belongs (I think anyway). Even though it's not Star Wars, the "Preservation & Fan Edits" board has threads that aren't Star Wars. I guess I'm also saying this because this thread is likely to get buried in all the other off-topic thrad activity. What do the mods think, should it be moved?

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how does one get ahold of the source material to put these edits together? Are you using the actual telecine of the films or what?
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never mind I read what you put down under source material. BTW, how did you bypass the encryption on the DVDs?
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DVD Shrink does it quite nicely.

"Gonna see what scenes could be worked into it (really looking forward to seeing the monkey/cat scene)."

I had this in my hand today, and put it back down. What scene is this?

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Originally posted by: klokwerk
Rikter, nice to see an organised listing of everything, however, I was kind of hoping this thread would be in the "Preservation & Fan Edits" board as that's where it belongs (I think anyway). Even though it's not Star Wars, the "Preservation & Fan Edits" board has threads that aren't Star Wars. I guess I'm also saying this because this thread is likely to get buried in all the other off-topic thrad activity. What do the mods think, should it be moved?


THIS IS STILL CONSIDERED "OFF TOPIC." IT ALSO BRINGS MORE AWARENESS TO THE PRESERVATION FORUM.

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FYI - The edits listed above are ONLY the ones that I have, I've discovered about 3-7 other Fan Edits, I'll add them to them all to the list AFTER I confirm some information - I don't want to add them to my list directly so I'll make a new section in the first post.

THANKS for the support guys!

“My skill are no longer as Mad as the once were” RiK

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Originally posted by: MeBeJedi
"Gonna see what scenes could be worked into it (really looking forward to seeing the monkey/cat scene)."

I had this in my hand today, and put it back down. What scene is this?


Brundlefly does an experiment to see if he can fuse a baboon and a cat together by using the three pod set up. This would forshadow the ending where he tries to fuse himself with Veronica and the baby. The scenario works out about how you can imagine, with the monkey and cat fusing in a horrifying way and Brundlefly is forced to bash the animal to death with a pipe. He then climbs up the wall and outside to the roof where he looks out over the city and seems to be going even more mad. He falls over the side of the building and when he comes to rest, a fly leg begins to work its way out of his rib cage (remember when he lifts up his shirt when Veronica comes to visit and says, "Look at this. What's this? I don't know?"). He then proceeds to rip and bite the little arm off, tossing it to the ground. The scene includes an unseen phase of the Brundlefly make up.

I was really happy with the quality of the scene on the DVD. Between the deleted scenes themselves and those included in the 3 hour documentary, I think I might go ahead with this as my first fan edit. I of course will be leaving out the "Butterfly Baby" alternate ending. Though I will probably include the ending with Veronica waking up in bed alone. I actually liked this as it sets up THE FLY II nicely. I really love this film and am looking forward to giving it a go as an extended edition.

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i'm really interested in almost all of these releases.

i have what is on myspleen.net, but how are the rest of the releases spread?

i'd prefer torrents, but anything is fine


thanks
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Originally posted by: joebshmoe
i'm really interested in almost all of these releases.

i have what is on myspleen.net, but how are the rest of the releases spread?

i'd prefer torrents, but anything is fine


thanks


The ones listed are ones I have - I've got them via trade or a few bucks a disc

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Rikter, some (most) of ADM's work is also available on DL discs.

may I suggest that in addition to the 1 DVDr you mention if its a single or dual layer disc, and maybe make a note on the ones that are available in both forms.

additionally, if there is a thread dedicated to the edit (Batman & Robin De-Assified for instance) maybe include a link to that thread as its usually a good source for more info and reviews on the edit (if you can find it easily that is)

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Rik,

I believe I've said this before, but I think it's worth saying again. For your dedication to this community: you're the man.
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Any fans of the 1985 film "Explorers" starring River Phoenix & Ethan Hawke? When Paramount finally released this on DVD they buggered up the transfer, slightly incorrect aspect ratio (three kids with squashed heads fly around in an oval bubble) and a couple of scenes in the UK release were added as bonus scenes and weren't put into the movie - see my Explorers VHS/DVD/laserdisc comparison page for more details.

Well I set to and corrected the aspect ratio and re-inserted the scenes ...but I lost the disc somewhere, planning on re-doing it because it's one of my all time favourites, a shame there's cutting room floor scenes that will never be seen again (pause the film when Darren's getting those images zapped into his head and you'll see a still of the 3 kids walking next to each other at school)
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(This is moved here from another thread)

"DUNE" the "Fanfiltration edit"
It combines the two existing versions of the 1984 film, to make a much better movie IMHO.
My goal was fixing the horrible edit job done on the T.V. footage, plus adding the "blue within blue eyes" where it was missing. In many places, scenes have been reedited to try and faithfully reconstruct David Lynch’s original vision of the film using the December 9, 1983 shooting script as a guide. I bet Universal did nothing at all to the T.V. version but crop it to look like it's 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen. MCA Video did that with the Battlestar Galactica movie a few years ago.
My fan edit is presented in a “Pan & Scan” format; as no widescreen footage of the extended cut scenes is available at the current time of this reedit production. Yes the video looks kinda bad, but the Pan & Scan laserdisc is not the best quality, and let's not talk about how bad the T.V. print is. This was the best I could do with what is out there. This is my first edit too.

Here is a preview of my menus:

http://www.geocities.com/fanfiltration/DUNE_Samp_Main.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/fanfiltration/DUNE_Samp_Scenes.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/fanfiltration/DUNE_Samp_Soundtrack.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/fanfiltration/DUNE-demo-4.bmp

Hope this gets out to the Fans.

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Originally posted by: Citizen
Any fans of the 1985 film "Explorers" starring River Phoenix & Ethan Hawke? When Paramount finally released this on DVD they buggered up the transfer, slightly incorrect aspect ratio (three kids with squashed heads fly around in an oval bubble) and a couple of scenes in the UK release were added as bonus scenes and weren't put into the movie - see my Explorers VHS/DVD/laserdisc comparison page for more details.

Well I set to and corrected the aspect ratio and re-inserted the scenes ...but I lost the disc somewhere, planning on re-doing it because it's one of my all time favourites, a shame there's cutting room floor scenes that will never be seen again (pause the film when Darren's getting those images zapped into his head and you'll see a still of the 3 kids walking next to each other at school)


I love this flick-- a childhood fave, and from one of my favorite movie years: 1985 (esp. BTTF). I didn't know the DVD was botched. I still have my ol' US VHS. I'd love to have a "proper" version. Were the 1 or 2 deleted scenes on the US DVD on the UK one, too? And do you know what the deal was with the original home video release that said "Home Video Version"? Sometimes, that would be accompanied by "Some Music Rescored" or something (which I assume had to do with music licensing and whatnot).
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I'm guessing the Alien3 edit restores the dogburster instead of the ox-burster? I can't think of too many changes the Special Edition warrants other than that, unless you can clean up the shit composite work on the Alien puppetry in the climax of the flick.
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Originally posted by: The Bizzle
I'm guessing the Alien3 edit restores the dogburster instead of the ox-burster? I can't think of too many changes the Special Edition warrants other than that, unless you can clean up the shit composite work on the Alien puppetry in the climax of the flick.



Hi,

Yes. This film needs a lot of nips and tucks.

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Hi, everyone. I'm new to this forum, and although I didn't intend for my first post to be here, I figured that this is just about the only thread where I've actually got something to contribute. Hope I don't come off as "just signed up to brag about something non-SW-related".

When I was in college, I created a 4.5-hour-long single film out of the Evil Dead Trilogy. I guess on here you'd call it a Composite Edit, since I used DVD and VHS footage -- but my goal was to make it *as long as humanly possible* -- include *every single snippet* of additional, deleted and alternate footage that I could possibly make fit.

If anyone knows anything about the Evil Dead Trilogy, you'll know that the third film -- Army of Darkness -- was cut down from the directors' 97 minutes to a teeny 81 minutes for theatrical release. And no less than FOUR different cuts of the film have surfaced over the years, all with slightly different runtimes and inclusions/exclusions -- and two different endings. The Director's Cut only existed in a Taiwanese laserdisc made from a bootleg VHS. Pee-yew.

Anchor Bay made a sad attempt at re-creating the Director's Cut in 1999, but the end result looked miserable and accidentally left out several shots. I was already hoping to use my college's digital video editing equipment to paste all three films together, so I decided to go for broke and recreate the Director's Cut as authentically as humanly possible.

The result was a 108-minute film that threw in four deleted scenes and portions of BOTH endings. THEN i went to work combining all three films -- which is no mean feat when you consider that the end of Evil Dead 2 takes a substantially different plot tack than the opening of Army of Darkness.

I had a hell of a lot of fun, and I did the absolute best I could considering the source material and the equipment. However -- since then, a *new* DVD of the AoD Director's Cut has been released with a *much improved* video transfer -- and I've learned that the films were actually shot in 4x3 fullscreen!, so the widescreen versions don't ADD visual material to the sides -- they CUT IT OFF the top and bottom!

Plus, I committed the cardinal sin. When I finished with the edit, I put my final cut -- onto VHS.

Long story short, I'd love to take one more whack at it, using the improved video from the new DVD, making the whole thing fullscreen and putting it onto DVD when done.

But, hey, if anyone's interested -- yeah, I've got a 4.5-hour-long Evil Dead movie you can watch. :-)

And I loooove to talk about some of the ingenious ways I made the movies fit together. Ask me about the deleted scene I found for the original Evil Dead sometime!

-Jeph!
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That's a neat idea, Jeph, and I think another person on this board is pursuing a similar idea for a DVD he's making.

If you want the highest-quality version of the AOD director's cut, though, I suggest you use the MGM Hong Kong edition. By far, it has the best picture. Check out some comparisons here.

I used to be very active on this forum. I’m not really anymore. Hi everybody. You’re all awesome. Keep up the good work.

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jephyork:
I'd like to hear about that 4.5hr version of the ED trilogy you made, having watched all 3 for the first time a few months back. I bought on ebay a necronomicon set - which I later found out was an asian bootleg - but I have the improved director's cut (the MGM Hong Kong one ReverendBeastly mentioned) and have seen comparisons of the different releases of the director's cut (from the link that ReverendBeastly provided). The improvement in quality is really something. Maybe you could email me some info about your edit? My address can be understood by placing klokwerk, my username, in front of gmail.com

To contact me outside the forum, for trades and such my email address is my OT.com username @gmail.com