I have turned my attention to The Timeless Children, editing out everything to do with the Timeless Child revelation and replacing all the sequences with Brendan from the previous episode. Also removed the cliffhanger. I also replaced the Morbius Doctors with the ones from Curse of Fatal Death. Current runtime is one hour, six minutes.
Edit is now available to watch on the SDN Editions website.
I would not mind seeing this edit, send me a link!
I can see your point a bit just thinking about it, it does somewhat undercut Snoke in TLJ a bit, but at least with Palps showing up at the end of ‘Force’, you don’t necessarily have to worry about feeling like there was no story left to tell with Snoke’s defeat (yeah, there’s Kylo, but given how easy it was to redeem him in the next film, staying corrupt here just looks kind of dumb in hindsight)
Rise of Skywalker-The Final Sith by MacsDamage
This some interesting choices, such as Rey being shocked she lost control wrecking Kylo’s ship instead of blowing up Chewie’s transport, Kylo is not that severly wounded when Rey stabs him, and in fact it’s this action that causes Leia to pass away and Rey feels it, and it’s what drives her back to Luke’s island.
Kylo and Hux both survive the movie, but dissapear entirely once their redemptions play out. Kylo doesn’t show up for the final battle.
The Emperor is also held back from appearing until the final act, and Rey doesn’t temporarily ‘die’ when she defeats him.
It’s not a perfect edit, there’s some jarring slow-motion during ‘dramatic’ moments…who do these characters think they are? John Morrison?
I saw your clips and I absolutely admire the direction you take with them, Palpatine emerging at the end of Force Awakens feels very natural and, as you say, helps further Kylo’s modus operandi in the movie, and I like the twist of the “kill the past” narrative, that way it’s not just something he can flip flop over, there’s a clear intention that can be accomplished whether he stays good or evil.
Here’s where I’d place Rey finding out about her grandfather towards the end of Last Jedi
I’m also enhancing a lot of The Last Jedi with scenes from Rise of Skywalker, such as having Kylo go to Palapatine shortly after he kills Snoke and learns the truth about Rey…just as Rey is helping to evacuate Crait and has her final link-up to Kylo in the movie, he reveals her lineage to him, but she just shuts him out. Besides that, I’m not out to radically change that film, just spicing it up.
I’d legit considered cutting all of Harrison Ford out of Return of the Jedi and ending the movie on his rescue
i had the same idea about Maz Kanata castle and the D’Qar base being one and the same for my Ford Awakens edit, glad to see a similar idea play out here. Good luck with this edit.
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi-The Spence Final Cut by Spence
First off, a big hand must be given to musiced921 for supplying me with this edit. I was actually looking for the one without the Ewoks in it, but obviously it didn’t satisfy Spence at the time, hence why he re-did it, and this is the edit I ended up receiving. Nevertheless, it was an interesting edit, running rather leanly at just one hour and thirty three minutes, it rearranges scenes, creating a more meaningful first scene for Luke that establishes his path.
In the original cut, he kind of acts a bit high and mighty already, almost as if he didn’t need to go to Dagobah and complete his training, but here the crawl and the scene on Dagobah is structured to follow on from Vader’s arrival, and we follow Luke on his journey to Tatoonie, not entirely sure of himself as Yoda says he must confront Vader to be fully realised. It’s a very well woven scene, and gives both Luke and the audience less detachment from what Luke had been up to in between Empire and this.
The idea of placing the Emperor on the Star Destroyer is another great touch. After all, why would the Emperor risk making himself a sitting duck on the Death Star when chances are his plan could go tits up? Being on a Star Destroyer at least gives him the chance to take off as soon as things do.
The restructuring of the battle of Endor rattles along, there is more urgency, you feel this is a costly battle as good men die and Luke feels more entrapped with the walls closing in, his fateful duel with Vader is even accompanied by familiar cues such as duel of the fates!
I’ve seen a few edits that have utilised the ending with Luke burning Anakin’s body as the fireworks rage on, but it’s still powerful imagery to end the original trilogy on. I’d still somewhat like to see the Ewok party as it gives us all a chance to see the group of friends, now very much a family, a chance to be together one last time. Luke can always bury Vader after seeing the ghosts. Maybe the ghosts could have been watching Luke burn Anakin, there’s an idea. Ah well.
And lastly the additional end credits are a hoot…though I do wonder who ‘lordsidi’ is and what he did to warrant an “absolutely no thanks to…” credit. Feels a bit weird to promote the DVD version of this in the credits when all I have of this is the MP4, but ah well…if someone could track the DVD version down, let me know what I’m missing, because it doesn’t tell you anything here.
The Matrix Hacked: Revolutions by Doctor M
This is a bold undertaking, and the true magic of fanediting… taking the narrative as it exists and flipping it on it’s lid. It astonishes me that the Warchowskis accidently stumbled into a near-perfect resolution for the movies and not realize it, and it falls to Doctor M to make the snap judgement in an effective manner. The choices here are most interesting, it covers the crisis in the Matrix in unexpected ways, but in doing so it creates a different reason for Smith’s existence in the real world, and allows the battle for Zion to take center stage. While the ending could be perceived as a bit of a ‘‘fizzling out’’ this cannot be helped due to the footage availible. Nevertheless, it is a fitting ending and the themes of what Neo and Trinity mean to each other get a considerably good pay-off with it.
Matrix Revolutions: Hacked is for all of you that still love some candy.
The first two seasons of the cult show SLIDERS were ahead of it’s time, tackling major issues through the lenses of alternate worlds where said issues make substantial impact on society…but by the third season onwards, the show went down a deep dark rabbit hole…only it didn’t wind up in Wonderland.
In time, beloved fan favourite characters were killed off or written out and a a struggle against dimension-hopping alien warriors stripped the show of all nuance and believably. The fifth season ended on a bitter note, leaving the fates of the characters up in the air.
This short fan-edit looks to try and change that. Made with fans of the show in mind, Revelations: Resolved takes the best moments of an otherwise bait-and-switch story and cuts out everything to do with the twist ending (spoiler: the Mallories are not home), everything plays out like a firm goodbye to most of the cast and gives the sole remaining Slider more of a hopeful ending to his arc.
For fun, I took the final moments of the official episode and repurposed them as a cold open, in keeping with some of the antics the friends would always get up to when we popped in on them before the next big slide.
Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker: The Anti-Cringe Cut by DonKamillo
Rise of Skywalker is a film of many choices, that’s as true to the final official product as it has proven for many faneditors. This one, put together by the maverick anti-cringer DonKamillo, makes the kind of choices that we need a lot of with this: bold ones.
The narrative is altered to remove moments that seem more random in placement and execution, leaving 3-PO without his memory shows a costly side to the quest. Kylo no longer being a lousy (Adam) driver in the desert gives his entrance a much grander sense of menace, where as you were left kind of thinking he was an idiot when he arrived on the scene.
Rey no longer being related to Palpatine yet still have his power kind of goes unexplained, unless we’re meant to take the ‘diad’ line as the explanation, I also feel the footage kind of lets down the line Rey crosses when she kills Kylo and Luke is very relaxed and forgiving. That cannot be helped, and Kylo’s send-off with Han actually works far better in this cut as a moment of passage rather than a plot device to necessitate a random change of heart to further the plot along. It is my choice for the best edited scene of this movie.
I would have preferred if Rey had died defeating The Emperor, as somewhat of a karmic ‘price’ paid for killing Kylo, and the film should have ended with Luke looking out at the suns on the island from Last Jedi. Maybe you could have inserted a force ghost of Leia from the end of ‘Rise’ in that scene. Just a thought.
Overall, while it doesn’t ‘rise’ to the same heights as the tour de force that was The Last Jedi anti-cringe cut, this is still a solid and superior cut to the official release that ended the sequel trilogy on a rather drab note.
It took a few cracks, but I did it…I made Dark Phoenix work with X-Men: The Last Stand, to function as a third in the trilogy that began with Days of Future Past and continued with Apocalypse.
-Film begins with the first fifty-four minutes of Dark Phoenix, only without the aliens popping up
-The DP footage comes to an end when Teen Jean departs Magneto’s island, from there Last Stand footage begins with the Danger Room sequence (because it has the line “the not too distant future” at the start to indicate the passage of time)
-Scott’s PTSD over Jean is now repurposed. Instead of seeing her drown, he sees her absorb the Phoenix force in space. Scott departs the X-Mansion to clear his head (we know he returns in DOFP’s final scene so we’re good)
-Logan knows of Jean in this timeline as a continuity nod to their meeting in X-Men Apocalypse. There is no romantic connection between them this time.
-Beast’s visit to the X-Mansion in the present day is now much more formal due to the tension between Hank and Charles in the past. Exchange with Logan shortened
-Instead of seeking out Mystique, Magneto seeks out Jean.
-Xavier ‘sensing’ Jean at the lake moved to after Magneto and Jean have a conversation at Magneto’s base camp. Blackbird arrives at the lake and Logan storms the camp looking for Jean. Gets involved in fights.
-Film proceeds apace, Magneto and his forces attack Alcatraz, X-Men suit up to stop them. We see Warren Worthington, but he has more of a mystery about him, now he’s just a student at Xavier’s school wanting a piece of the action and help out where he can.
-Logan and Jean’s meeting from X-Men Apocalypse inserted into his final battle with Phoenix. Memories of this allows Jean to regain control and beg Logan to save her. He stabs her.
-Jean is only wounded, not killed. We see her back at the mansion being tended to by Xavier. Teen Jean voice-over about evolution plays over Jean’s comatose body as Logan watches her. We’re led to believe Jean will recover and reunite with Scott, which we see in the final scenes of Days of Future Past.
-Last Stand ending is as normal.
The file was way too big for me to download, good thing Mega has a streaming option these days.
He made bold choices, there’s things that make the movie feel like it has more stakes, we’re spared some stupidity from Kylo, though there’s still things I would have taken more consideration for (like the line Rey crosses in dealing with Kylo and receiving no karmic comeuppance for it), but it’s a worthy effort and worth your time.
Justice League Reborn by JLfanedit
Leaps better than the theatrical cut. Audio transistions were very smooth and allowed for seamless bridging of the deleted scenes, there were a few abrupt points that have been mentioned already, but some of that was not due to the editor’s fault. Overall JL isn’t a bad movie, but neither is it a remarkable one. The new footage makes it a unique and pleasant watch however…and sometimes in a world where (IMO) mediocre joke-ridden Marvel movies with no soul to them are hailed as masterpieces, sometimes a genuine passable serious DC film with an optimistic tone can be a resounding breath of fresh air.
Well does the job and I can’t fault it on a technical level…if there’s one thing I’d change is that the “rebellion is reborn today” line could be cut, unless you were trying to indicate the rebellion rose up and quickly brought the rest of the First Order to heel…there’s nothing to really rebel against with Snoke gone and Kylo proving to be a feeble obstacle. Might as well just say “I will not be the last jedi”.
Other than that, it’s very good, shows how needless ROS really is, and we’re better without it.
I would not worry much about episodes you’re unsure about suggesting, this isn’t just a “best of…” list, if need be, the episodes suggested can be edited so you can get the outcome you want.
Good list, particularly like the inclusion of the last couple of Mona Simpson episodes. I actually think both could be re-edited into one story, taking the best moments from each and creating the definitive tragic finish to her story.
24 Minutes is another good choice, I remember watching that one summer and really enjoying it, I’d place it closer to the end of the season as it’s a pretty high-stake story and one of the last times, at least as far as I remember, that Bart was sort of a savy psudeo-action hero in the series.
Are there any Sideshow Bob episodes in that list I should be aware of? It’s alright if there isn’t any included, because I always felt his closure came with “Brother From Another Series” and that was covered by a previous season.
Thanks for directing me to the Embiggened project Kaarma, I’ll look into it.
Continuity wise, I would definitely like half of the season to form closure of some sort for characters, as much as the status quo allows really…anything else could just be carefully manipulated editing, taking things from stories that LOOK to disrupt the status quo, and actually do as opposed to being reversed by the end of the episode.
You could always try holding back revealing Palpatine even longer, keep Ren in strict mental communication with him only, and he only confronts him when he and Rey meet him at the end.
Nothing too radical about this one, there’s just one cut, one tiny cut, and the rest of the film is the same and plays as normal. The trim in question was Helga’s reaction to Arnold holding her hand towards the end…in the original version, she plays hard to get and tells Arnold off for touching her before walking ahead of him keeping a smile to herself, with Arnold also smiling and taking the rejection in his stride.
From my understanding, this twist was done as a tease for potential future seasons where Helga would continue to hide her feelings for Arnold from her class and Arnold would have to deal with being in a secret relationship with her, but Nickelodeon passed on the opportunity for future episodes, so the ending comes off as a bit mean-spirited and confusing considering they’d both went through hell in the film and earned their romantic moment.
So yeah, all I did was remove Helga telling Arnold off, after Helga initially swoons happily at the gesture, we cut to the two catching up to Phobe and Gerald just before Arnold’s parents ask if they can follow them to school. That’s it, the show ends with Helga content to be in a relationship with the boy she hates yet loves.
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I’ve seen this, and…yeah it’s not too bad at all. I had seen a critique of it over on reddit, but chose to view the edit first before comparing mine with it, there were, I feel continuity issues with the intel on the final order, and Kylo’s interaction with Palpatine the first time we see him in this edit didn’t feel right…for example, he’s supposed to be in communication with him early one, then the next he’s looking for a way to find him on Exogel (wayfinder), should’nt he be aware of where he is? Would’nt it be better if you didn’t show Kylo obtaining the wayfinder and he already has it and is simply on his way to visit Palpatine? Could we cut him threatening Palpatine with his sabre while he speaks in that scene?
Wish you could also find ways of having Ben accompany Rey to Tatoonie, several edits have made that appear so, because he just up and vanishes after Rey kisses him.
An interesting video essay on what I feel are the episodes to potentially keep, edit, and/or avoid
Gosh darn would’n’t you know it, I changed my mind on the timeline…and I think I worked out a far superior cutlist in the process.