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The go to definitive prequel cuts? — Page 2

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TV’s Frink said:

This collection of files is not updated anymore (it’s been a few years so it doesn’t include recent edits) but for a long time I did exhaustive tracking of every single change made to every edit I was able to get my hands on. If you go to fanedit.info and search “frink” you can find it in “The Prequel Cut List.”

Frink, I couldn’t find it there, and while I did find an older post of yours with all of the cutlists and the master spreadsheets by googling ‘Frink Prequel Cut List’, the megaupload links to the master spreadsheets weren’t available. Care to reupload?

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Right now my personal favorites are:

I) Octorox’s The Phantom Menace: Faster, More Intense

II) Either L8wrtr’s The Republic Divided or Octorox’s Attack of the Clones: Sanded Down

III) A personal fanedit I made combining bits from Hal9000, TM2YC, and Q2.

Hal9000 has produced probably the highest quality fan edits out there. L8wrtr has made some great narrative decisions, and Q2 has both removed a lot of time and gotten rid of Darth Vader in Episode III, which I think is an absolute must if you want to watch these things in numerical order. I was never entirely happy with any of these fan editors’ series as a whole, and was wont to pick and choose amongst them (a feeling I think most on this site share.) I began to edit together L8wrtr’s and Hal9000’s cuts and was happy with my result until I heard of Octorox’s project, which is essentially taking the best choices from Hal9000, L8wrtr and the Phantom Editor, and making a master cut. The Phantom Menace: Faster, More Intense did everything I’d done in my personal cut and a few things more. For me, it’s nearly perfect. L8wrtr and Octorox’s edits of Episode II are good for me because getting rid of as much of that movie as possible is really the best bet. And I think they’ve handled the romance the best (Octorox especially so with an unorthodox love “montage” that I think works really well.) The only thing keeping me from naming Octorox’s Sanded Down as my favorite Episode II is that the music transition after the love montage is a bit jarring and the pacing and music during the Battle of Geonosis feels a little off for reasons I can’t quite pin down. I’ve combined cuts from Hal900, TM2YC, and Q2 for Episode III. Unfortunately, I wasn’t a “good” editor and failed to keep track of which cuts come from which editors. My main concern with Episode III, which is my favourite of the PT, is removing Darth Vader, which Q2 did quite well, and while I liked the idea of keeping Padme alive, I kinda feel that her funeral with the necklace payoff is one of the more moving moments from the PT, so I wanted that. The deleted scenes showing her in meetings with Mon Mothma and Bail Organa fleshed her out a bit more and made the idea of reducing the only real female role to a plot device by killing her a little more tolerable.

I only got into this community about a year or so ago, but once you’ve watched a few edits and download lightworks, you’ll be ready to start cutting your own edits as well. (Or, hell, I don’t even know if that’s the go-to program, it was just free.)

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Will have to give Octorox’s Ep1 a watch natedeug, sounds interesting and maybe “the edit I’m looking for” 😉

The anti-cheese edits do it for me so far but I’m always on the look out for better edits. I don’t think anyone will ever be able to truly 100% “fix” the prequels but they can definitely make them at least watchable or even borderline enjoyable as Kerr’s edit of Ep3 proved to me.

.Valheru

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I just want to say I’m flattered to have my edits mentioned alongside great ones like Hal’s, L8wrtr’s or Kerr’s 😃

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So you’ll make Episode III: Less Grievances edit then? =)

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I prefer JasonN’s fanedits. He removed most of the bad acting and dumb subplots, and they still feel like complete movies

His edit is also the only one that removes that godawful Sandpeople subplot.