Ah, Space Pirates.
By Bob Holmes, the best of them all
You gotta start somewhere
Ah, Space Pirates.
By Bob Holmes, the best of them all
You gotta start somewhere
The edit has been fixed, also tweeked it so the laser cannon is again destroyed (felt I cut that out almost for the sake of a radical cut)
Currently working on a new draft, but I’ll PM you when I’m done.
Thanks for the interest, I’ll be sitting on this for another month or so, I want it to be ready for Christmas.
Putting together draft two after test-screening the first with friends and getting pointers
I’ve now removed any and all mention of Poe’s dreadnought gambit, it created too large a continuity error.
-Luke’s “i will not be the last jedi” speech cut due to technical errors, also makes no sense in the context of the new ending.
Here’s what I have for Luke meeting Han
Will you be re-editing The Rise of Skywalker as well?
I don’t think I could quite pull the same trick three times the way I’ve managed here, but I’m give it a crack if I feel it can be done. Always experiment!
This was not an easy edit, and even in it’s current format it’s not exactly ideal. So far I have a draft prepared that I will make available shortly, right now here is what is featured. There will be spoilers for both this cut and my previous new trilogy cut.
-This is a follow-up to my Force Awakens edit “The Ford Awakens”, where Han Solo survived the events of that movie…due to having zero footage of him to use in the Last Jedi, I had to give him a minimal role in the film. He only appears on-screen once (in the scene where he meets Luke…yes, he meets Luke), and the rest of his appearances are represented by various soundbites from the original trilogy, each carefully selected to connect to certain scenes in the third act.
-The edit has a cold open pre-title scene but does eventually lead into the text crawl
-The entire battle with the Dreadnought has been cut. It shoots on the base, the resistance escape. Later on, Po’s mission to take out the Dreadnought is mentioned by Holdo but we don’t see it, you are meant to assume this happened during the times the pursuit of the fleet isn’t seen
-Luke is already training Rey when the movie begins.
-Kylo smashing his helmet in a rage is cut
-Canto Bight is retained as is Poe’s whole issue with Holdo and his mutiny, largely to make sure the film was of an acceptable length, it’d be 35 minutes long with the amount of cuts I made.
-Third act trimmed so that the resistance don’t take out the main cannon. Luke still arrives and assures Leia this is not the end, and he will not be the last jedi. Film ends on a cliffhanger with seemingly all hope lost and Rei tempted to join the dark side by Kylo.
Plot holes I couldn’t hope to fix:
-Kylo and Snoke’s initial conversation is heavily edited. Kylo has been wounded in battle, but because Rey didn’t wield a lightsaber in my “Ford Awakens” edit, it’s left unclear how he got it. The scene merley serves as a reason to unmask Kylo
-Finn journeyed with Rey and Han to Luke’s island in “The Ford Awakens” but is back with the fleet here, again, this was because I could not work out how to get him off the island or even have scenes with them on the island. Just assume he got tired waiting for Rei to complete her training and went back to help the resistance.
Again, this was largely done to satisfy my own curiosity, if anyone’s interested or has further questions, feel free to ask. I will also have samples shortly.
OK, edit up. PM me if you want it.
Cranked this one out over the course of the week. Superman Returns was one of the earliest edits I ever attempted in my cruder amateur days, and now with more experience and a burst of inspiration, I’ve come up with what I hope is a worthwhile edit that helps make the movie more of a highlight reel for the man of steel and what he stands for than some dreary deconstruction
-Pre-titles sequence using the scene where Lex raids the fortress
-Scenes rearranged, which includes inserting the last scene of the movie into a much earlier point, meaning Clark is aware right from the outset that Jason is his son. Instead of learning who he is on the boat, we learn it from Clark as he watches Jason in bed at Lois’ home (yes, I retained Stalkerman for narrative purposes), and Lois and Kal’s first meeting is after he visits Jason’s bedroom.
-Superman’s return to public service occurs with taking out the bank robber
-Lois’ bitchier moments trimmed and lessened so she comes off as more emotionally conflicted…she’s not mad at Superman, just dissapointed, and often wrestles with publishing a new piece about why the world needs him, it was important to place the scene where she can’t type up that piece before she meets Clark outside her home to demonstrate how conflicted she is on her opinion.
-Lois and Richard laughing at Clark cut
-Lex reading the paper skips over the Superman headline for reasons that’ll become clear as you read this cut list
-Clark and Lois’ rooftop meeting trimmed so the tension is lessened, at least until the moment they almost kiss. Lois is accepting of Clarks’ presence and they go for a flyby.
-Clark’s conversation with Martha moved along to just before he heads over to the Fortress to find the crystals missing
-Film proceeds as normal until Clark is hospitalised. Lois visiting him cut because…
-After Clark awakens, we cut to the new ending…the shuttle rescue
-Flyby over the earth trimmed significantly to properly synchronise with the music after Clark takes off from the stadium. Lois fainting cut.
password to view: fanedit
Edit should be available sometime in the coming few days. Will update when it is.
Just a quick update, I inserted the league back into my cut.
DC’s Rebirth was a near perfect example of what happens when a comic company, in this case DC, actually benefits from reconstruction rather than deconstruction. A lesson Marvel Comics have even learned lately, hence the spirited resurgence in their own comics.
Naturally, Rebrith didn’t last, the reconstruction didn’t last, and thus we’re left with more dispiriting titles where pain, isolation, detatchment and lonliless appears to eat away at the heart of every hero. If all titles are the same, what little point is there investing in variety?
In this, the second of my two Batman v Superman edits (the other, Superman: Dawn of Justice, can be found here), I intend to honour Rebirth by going back into the movie and taking out any attempt at a fight between god and man. Here, Bruce is wary of Clark, but is willing to give him a chance, he is not easily fooled by Lex’s manipulations, not even when you think he’s about to. Thanks to a handy online voice distorter, I worked out a way for Bruce to become aware of Lex’s plan without having to drag Clark and Bruce into a fight.
Clark also doesn’t decree that Bruce might have to die. He’s Superman, he’s not going to consider the worst case scenario, he’s going to use his common sense and appeal to Bruce’s humanitarian side despite how he might personally feel about him.
No Doomsday, no fight, no arrest for Lex (because everyone who could connect to him is dead), no league, all we have is justice dealt with by the world’s finest acting in tandem. Hopeful, and heroic.
As for what the sequel hook is, well, I hate to be of those edits that leaves out the Knightmare sequence like every other edit does, so it’s used here as motivation for him to go all “Tower of Babel”
Running Time: 1 hr 41 mins
This edit is available to view now. PM and request.
A much better draft, the K and J parts work that’s the key thing
Thanks for your updates, I’m still interested in your latest version, hit me with it anytime once you’re ready.
This edit needs a lot more work than just a sound modification, lots of hard cuts with minimal if no transitions to cover the joints, some parts were out of synch, the use of “Black Suits Comin” didn’t completely drown out the established background music in the suit-up scene, there’s a bit near the end where K is clearly saying something but we miss what it is entirely.
It has legs though, the ideas are strong, and if the cuts could be smoothed over, I think you’ve definitely got an improved movie here, something more in line with the spirit of the original movies, and T saving the day is actually a much better ending and shows how flimsily tacked on the original climax was.
So yeah, cut it together a bit better and you’d be good to go.
Can you send me the link? I’m intrigued
(contains spoilers for the movie)
The intent is to create an Avengers edit where there is only one casualty (Widow), Tony living, less moaning from Thor the focus is chiefly only on the core Avengers and their few allies.
The main beats:
-We open the movie with the support group, five years have already passed. This is largely because I want to present Thanos in this movie at peak efficiency rather than open with him in a weakened state, besides this version of Thanos’ fate is reprised later in the film when Thanos is looking through our Nebula’s data records.
-Lots of little nips and tucks to reduce humour or otherwise humiliating moments for Thor, though I had to keep in his spiel when discussing the reality stone. A little of his reunion with his mother is left intact to maintain his arc in Asguard but other than that, it’s “get in, get out” without much fuss.
-In the final battle, it is Steve who defeats Thanos using Thor’s hammer, the defeat comes before any of the other heroes can arrive.
-Footage of Tony and his daughter in the forest outside his house repurposed for the end of the movie, it also connects pretty nicely with the scene where Cap readies himself to return to the branched timelines with the stones.
-End credits trimmed seeing as not many of the heroes make it into this cut
Usually when September launches, I feel the weeks and three remaining months go whizzing by anyway…I’m already seeing Christmas ads on tv, so timely.
Higher-res version now up. PM me if you want the link. “Night and Day” edition (which is just the extended cut without Comet and Dial’s work) ought to follow soon.
Thanks, it was a nightmare to put together. I had to abandon some plans I had for it, like starting it similar to “Twice Upon A Time” due to issues with the pan and zoom options I had. It worked for most of it, but that spot at the beginning suffered from a jittery picture
I have a low-res preview version of the renegade cut available
In addition to the extended cut, I’m putting together a “renegade” edition which will integrate footage from Confesion Dial’s fan made mash-up “Gallifrey Stands” and Oliver Comet’s “War Doctor Regeneration Updated”
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I’ve often wondered what Civil War would look like if it were edited into a straight Avengers film.
I’m putting together a new extended cut of Day of the Doctor that integrates the near entirety of “Night of the Doctor” with the 50th anniversary special. The only footage cut from “Night…” were anything to do with the titles, and scenes that list producer and director credits. “Day” is unaltered.
password to view both: who
Night and Day Edition: COMING SOON
Extended ‘Renegade Cut’:
I like the idea of starting the Infinity War footage much later on in the film and a narrator bringing everyone up to speed…but the way you’ve done it really needs some work. Don’t use numbers as a substitute for words in the description, this is a movie, not texting, also I could detect a few hard cuts here and there.
Also, edit your post to remove the download, we’re not allowed to host links publically. Offer it via PM.