*** NOTE: TPM has minimal changes/cuts and is a relatively straight forward ‘film to episode’ adaptation while AOTC is a dramatically different experience with many never before seen edits and changes. ROTS is somewhere in between. Enjoy!***
ABOUT THIS EDIT:
While I appreciate the characters and story of the prequels, the movies never worked for me for many reasons, especially Attack of the Clones. Even the fanedits out there are unable to ease the pain of AOTC as most of them feel edited and many of the problems still remain.
Inspired by The Mandalorian and EddieDean’s Clone Wars edits, I decided to see if the Prequel movies would work better as a TV Show. EddieDean also encouraged me to start a thread and share these. One of the biggest benefits of the episodic format is that it allows scenes and characters to breathe without feeling rushed (coughRevenge of the Sithcough)
While I have rough edits of each, I have just started to create clean and polished versions. I started with theatrical, color corrected, versions of each film and AI upscales of the deleted scenes. Many of the cuts and trims made, are personal decisions and choices that allow ME to enjoy the content more. Surprisingly, JarJar doesn’t annoy me like he used to and I didn’t cut as much of him as I thought I would, but more specifics will be mentioned below. Also I left in things that many other editors remove, such as Midichlorians, so these episodes will fit with canon material.
For me personally, watching my episodic rough cuts of AOTC was the first time I ever truly enjoyed this content. These edits won’t be for everyone, but perhaps some will enjoy this format as much as I do, thus the reason I decided to share them.
And without further ado, I present…The Prequel Series
Episode 01 (29:54) FINISHED (Version 0.9) Phantom Menace: Invasion
Episode 02 (40:37) FINISHED (Version 0.9) Phantom Menace: Meeting Anakin
Episode 03 (29:53) FINISHED (Version 0.9) Phantom Menace: Anakin Goes to Coruscant
Episode 04 (34:26) FINISHED (Version 0.9) Phantom Menace: Return to Naboo
Episode 05 (35:18) FINISHED (Version 0.9) Attack of the Clones: Assassination Attempt
Episode 06 (30:00) FINISHED (Version 0.9) Attack of the Clones: Clones and Seperatists
Episode 07 (36:10) FINISHED (Version 0.9) Attack of the Clones: Rescue Mission
Episode 08 (21:27) FINISHED (Version 0.9) Attack of the Clones: The Clone Wars Begin
Episode 09 ( – : – ) On Hold Revenge of the Sith: Saving Palpatine
Episode 10 ( – : – ) On Hold Revenge of the Sith: Spying on the Chancellor
Episode 11 ( – : – ) On Hold Revenge of the Sith: Fateful Decisions
Episode 12 ( – : – ) On Hold Revenge of the Sith: Battle of Heroes Part 1
Episode 13 ( – : – ) On Hold Revenge of the Sith: Battle of Heroes Part 2
PM me if you wish to see these. Run times include the credits. Specific changes, credits, and thanks will be listed below. Let me know if you see any rough transitions, sync problems, or other significant issues. I’m leaving room for one more round of revisions prior to finalizing.
This project has currently been put on hold in favor my movie edits due to a lack of interest. Most of the innovative edits used in these episodic episodes, have been recycled for my movie edit. You can find that here:
If demand is there, perhaps I may finish the Revenge of the Sith episodes, but that movie is enjoyable in its present form. My issues were primarily with TPM and AOTC and I have created content that finally allows me to enjoy those films. Thank you to the forums for encouraging me to try something different.