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#1510384
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Harry Potter Extended Editions (Released)
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PodracingThisIs91 said:

CamSMurph said:

I’m just waiting on Warner Bros. Discovery to resume the official HP extended editions. One that I’d really like to see is their own two-in-one cut of Deathly Hallows that includes both released and previously unseen footage.

Some of the scenes I want to see in particular are:
• Lupin asking Harry to be Teddy’s godfather
• Extended ‘Exodus’ montage that was featured in the trailers
• Additional footage of Scabior, which producer David Heyman said “was like watching Saw”
• In general, more Death Eather and battle footage
• Draco’s redemption, which everyone seems to be going crazy over 🙄
• Alternate death scene for Voldemort (Now this is a must! 😁)

And many, many more. There is so much footage that I can’t bring myself to list every single scene right now, but more footage is always a plus. 😎

Oh wow!, when is this releasing and where? HBO Max or blu ray?

Not at all. Some of those scenes were alternate takes that weren’t consistent with the source. Some were just test images that were rejected by the director before the effects were even finished. Heck, some of the scenes I haven’t even heard they ever filmed.

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#1510156
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Harry Potter Extended Editions (Released)
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jalekwis said:

I noticed that on the Peacock streaming service (U.S.) some of the later Harry Potter films actually have some deleted scenes reinserted into them. The first two are the normal extended editions I think, but DHp1 for example actually has the Petunia Dursley scene in it. I think their timing of where that scene is placed is slightly different than yours, which doesn’t matter but I just thought it was neat that its officially into the movie now in some capacity.

Not necessarily ‘official’. As we’ve come to see over the years, whoever licenses broadcast (or streaming) rights can cut in (or out) any footage they want.
Some of the ABC edits of the Potter movies were pretty amateur. It was like an intern did them.

That’s not just true for HP movies. Unless there is a home video release or press release with the studio talking it up, just assume the people showing it have an unapproved edit.

The only really good thing about this is they might get some deleted content we’ve never seen before.

Of course you can usually find scripts if you want to know the official locations of those scenes. My edit of Half-Blood Prince had some cropping, chopping and dicing trying to get one deleted scene back where it was intended in the script.

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#1506369
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Cast A Deadly Spell (Released)
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Was getting ready to watch this, and trying to figure some options out, I skipped towards the end to check a known censored line.
Unfortunately, if you listen with the uncensored track, when you get to the ‘f-- that saved the world’ line, the audio is heavily out of sync from then on. I checked and it’s true for both the color and noir versions.
Bummer.

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#1502682
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Anyone Interested in doing an Extended cut of Raiders of the Lost Ark?
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What continues to make me crazy is that I swear I saw a cut of of this film with Indy waking up with his arm tied to the periscope with his whip as the submarine arrives at the island.
I clicked over to see the scene on YouTube and it’s not what I ‘remember’.
Yeah, I know it’s in the graphic novel. Heck, maybe some other movie ripped it off and that’s what I’m remembering.

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#1501109
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Harry Potter Extended Editions (Released)
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I dunno. Sure you get all kinds of jerks when you do edits (I left Fanedit forums years ago for that reason), but re-reading user2000’s post, I’m more inclined to believe that what was said wasn’t intended to be mean.
OT forums isn’t just a place for fans. You have a lot of people that like to discuss editing and preservation in the best ways possible. So nitpicking, while normally is insulting, in cases like this it seems more like: ‘hey, did you know that…’.
There are things mentioned about x265 and 10-bit encoding I didn’t know. I learned something that I’ll use in the future.
And of COURSE everyone has an opinion about file size. You have picky people who probably want you to do UHD disc versions and you have people that want to be able to download it and watch it on their 5-year old cellphones.
Heck, ADigitalMan released DVD5 and DVD9 editions of his edits for that very reason… which, even though standard definition, I would still be watching if yours didn’t exist.

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#1497496
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Harry Potter Extended Editions (Released)
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So I got distracted and completely missed that v2.1 was released and grabbed them today. (Thanks, JJP).

…I hate being the one to mention this, but just checking PoA and I noticed that all three audio tracks are echo-y compared to v1.5.
Some scenes (like inside the Dursleys’ house) sound like they are in a public bathroom or something. I did a quick check on the other films, but it only seems to be an issue with ‘Prisoner’.
Anyone else notice this?

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#1480933
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Harry Potter Extended Editions (Released)
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I haven’t gotten to watch these yet, but I did notice an increased softness just skipping around after you released them. I did know you really wanted to go with the smaller file sizes, so I didn’t say anything.

Also, as far as audio and specific to my home setup, aac takes a double hit in lossy quality. My system re-encodes AAC to AC-3 in order to pass it to the tuner. AC-3, DTS are passed untouched and most lossless have the cores passed.
Like I said, that’s specific to my setup, so again, not worth mentioning.