First off, just want to say that I honestly love this place, I’ve scrolled around for a few months now but never made an account till now so I could announce this. As a fellow video editor I have nothing but respect for all the work everyone does here. With that said I would like to publicly announce that I am working on my very own cut, called the HDD Cut (named after my YouTube Channel), of Godzilla (2014).
The main purpose of this cut is to make a more pleasant viewing experience via slimming some shots and scenes down by a few seconds, but most of all by completely redoing the Color Grading. Unfortunately, Godzilla 2014 is notorious for an extremely bad transfer. If you watch the trailers it looks like a completely different movie than the Home Release, which is dark, dreary, and at times literally impossible to see. So I am going shot by shot and redoing the entire Grade for the movie. I hope to surpass even the original Theatrical Version in terms of visual quality.
Now this project will go through many versions. I plan to release a Beta by the end of March, but after that it will go into a hiatus for a while as I gain better equipment. The Beta should be good enough in itself, but as a perfectionist I will probably be working on this for years until I have created the definitive version of this movie. Until then I will probably make small updates with extra cuts, slight grade touches, some more sound work, etc. Am I psycho? Am I obsessed? Yes.
Here’s two previews of the Cut: