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#1399732
Topic
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Mature Cut (Released)
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MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN MATURE CUT

Introduction:

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a 1994 science fiction horror film directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh and Helena Bonham Carter. The film is considered the most faithful film adaptation of Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel “Frankenstein”. In the film, Frankenstein brings his fiancee Elizabeth back to life. In the book, this does not happen at all. This caused criticism, but I think that such changes are perfectly acceptable in a film adaptation.
I have always been a big fan of the film. Especially because when I was a child I always played with a pinball machine that came out with the film.
When I was watching the film again after a while, however, I noticed some negative things. Kenneth Branagh’s acting is exaggerated and the film had some ridiculous moments. As I removed these scenes, the film is now a bit tighter, more serious and the story progresses quickly. I also changed the soundtrack in some places to make the moments of Elisabeth and Victor more emotional.
My goal was NOT to make a version that is as close as possible to the book, but to make the film as good as possible. That’s why I didn’t take the original novel into account when editing.

As German is my mother tongue I have made a German audio track in addition to the English version. It’s not included in the MKV but can be downloaded as a separate AC3 file.

Important notes:

Special thanks go to the YouTuber Mercuziopianist. With his permission, I used his piano solo “The Wedding Night, Frankenstein OST”, for a scene in which Elisabeth plays the piano.

Prior Changes:

  • I removed most of Kenneth Branagh’s overacting.
  • Removed Victor’s Childhood. This includes his mother’s death. Although these scenes explain his later motives, most of them were exaggerated and therefore couldn’t be fixed. Moreover, they unnecessarily prolonged the film.
  • Elisabeth is not Victor’s sister. I’ve always found it awkward that Victor marries his sister, especially in the scenes in which he talks about his sister becoming his wife.
  • I used Patrick Doyle’s piece “The Wedding Night” as a theme for Victor and Elisabeth. I think this makes their scenes together more emotional and easy to remember.
  • Removed Victor’s and Elisabeth’s dance after he revived her. I’ve always thought this scene was kind of strange and awkward.

Detailed changes:

Beginning:

  • removed the opening prologue. The film starts directly in the arctic sea.
  • removed Victor’s childhood.
  • removed the silly scene in which a lightning bolt strikes next to Victor and Elisabeth.

The Ball:

  • removed some of Victor’s and Elisabeth’s dialogue in which they say they are siblings.
  • inserted Patrick Doyle’s piece “I Won’t If You Won’t”.

Frankenstein’s Laboratory:

  • removed a scene in which Frankenstein resurrects a frog.
  • removed a scene in which Elisabeth runs through Ingolstadt crying.
  • I have cut/trimmed some scenes of the creation of Frankenstein’s creature. Especially because Branagh acted over the top here again.

Victor’s and Elisabeth’s reunion:

  • I changed the song which Elisabeth plays on the piano. I used the piano solo “The Wedding Night, Frankenstein OST” from the YouTuber Mercuziopianist. In my opinion this song fits much better. I also use this theme or a variation of it in most of Victor’s and Elisabeth’s romantic scenes.
  • after Elisabeth stops playing the piano, I used Patrick Doyles piece “The Wedding Night”.

In the mountains:

  • I have removed the scenes in which Victor climbs the summit. These scenes weren’t too realistic.
  • changed the dialogue between Victor and his creature. The creature doesn’t want a wife in my edit, it just asks for a companion. This creates a higher level of drama in later scenes in which the creature hands over Justine’s body to Frankenstein. This shock has a stronger effect on him because he wasn’t expecting a woman, and certainly not Justine.

Wedding Night:

  • removed some of Victor’s and Elisabeth’s dialogue in which they talk about being siblings.

Elisabeth’s resurrection:

  • trimmed some of the scenes of Elisabeth’s resurrection.
  • removed Victor’s and Elisabeth’s dance after he revived her.
  • trimmed the dialogue between Victor, Elisabeth and the creature.

Ending:

  • removed some of the dialogue between the captain and his crew.
  • used a part of Patrick Doyles piece “What’s Out There?”
  • changed the ending of the film. In my edit the captain doesn’t say he’s going to sail back. Instead, he leaves this open and turns away from the crew. The film shows the madness that arises when you push the limits of science further and further, not learning from mistakes. I therefore found it important to consistently pursue this approach to the end. A happy ending would have had a negative impact on the film’s message.

There are for sure many more little changes, but these were the significant ones!

Final Version & Format:

The final runtime for the movie is 107 minutes (102 min without end credits).

1080p High Quality MKV (20,0gb)
Video: H.264 at 25-30mbps VBR
Audio: - English 5.1 DTS, 5.1 Dolby Digital, Stereo
Extra: Chapter markers

German 5.1 Dolby Digital (AC3) audio track separately available as a download.

Feel free to tell me about any mistakes, I will take a look and try to improve.

Blu-Ray-Cover:

If you OWN the original movie in at least HD-Quality, PM me for a link!

MMP (ManiacMovieProductions)

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#1399729
Topic
The Lone Ranger Essential Cut (Released)
Time

THE LONE RANGER ESSENTIAL CUT

Introduction:

The Lone Ranger is a 2013 American Western action film directed by Gore Verbinski. The film stars Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as John Reid, the Lone Ranger.
The film received generally negative reviews from critics and was a box-office bomb, so I didn’t expect much when seeing it for the first time. But after having seen it, I was very surprised that it wasn’t as bad as I had expected. Sure, it had some flaws, especially the “Old Tonto” and “nature out of balance” scenes, but the core of the film is fun to watch. The finale is gorgeous and I think, contrary to the opinion of the critics, Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp gave a very good performance.
The film’s biggest problem were huge amounts of unnecessary content which made the film boring, especially in the middle part. I removed about 30 minutes and I think it’s a lot more fun to watch it now.

As German is my mother tongue I have made a German audio track in addition to the English version. It’s not included in the MKV but can be downloaded as a separate AC3 file.

Prior Changes:

  • I removed the whole “Old Tonto” sub-plot. These scenes repeatedly interrupted the film’s flow and weren’t funny at all.
  • I removed the “nature out of balance” scenes. Without these fantasy-scenes the film becomes more realistic and feels more like a traditional western film. I kept the scenes with the spirit horse.
  • I removed some of Red’s scenes. She doesn’t have an ivory-leg and she doesn’t have a built in shotgun.
  • I removed some scenes where the comanches buried Tonto and John.

Detailed changes:

Beginning:

  • removed the first “Old Tonto” scene, the film starts on a railway construction site.
  • removed the Bank-robbery scene as well. This scene is used later in the film.

Derailed train:

  • removed the scene in which Tonto is arrested after the train got off the rails. In the original version it’s never explained how he fled from jail, so I removed his arrest. Tonto just walks away from the train.

John meets Rebecca:

  • removed every scene in which you can see Tonto in jail. I had to cut and rearrange some of the dialogue between John and Rebecca.

Canyons:

  • removed the next “Old Tonto” scene. After the Rangers got killed, Tonto appears and digs graves.
  • removed the scene in which John wakes up on a huge wooden construction. I think this scene made no sense and wasn’t funny.

Campfire:

  • removed the rabbits killing each other. The entire “nature out of balance” scenes seemed out of place for me.
  • removed/trimmed some of the dialogue

Red’s scenes:

  • removed a scene in which Red shoots with her shotgun-leg. I thought the scenes with the leg-gun were stupid.
  • removed much of the dialogue between Red, John and Tonto.
  • trimmed the scene in which John touches the silver clump.

Desert:

  • removed some of the conversation between John and Tonto.
  • removed the next “Old Tonto” interruption.

Comanche camp:

  • after telling John Tonto’s story, the comanches do not dig our heroes. It didn’t make sense that the comanches turned against John and Tonto, especially because they were friends with John’s brother. My version gives the impression that they made an agreement and let them free.
  • removed the whole scene in which John and Tonto are buried. Unfortunately, I also had to remove the cavalry attack. But in the end, I’m glad I removed this whole part. It just unnecessarily elongated the film.

Silver mine:

  • removed the scenes that took place in the mine. These were kind of weird.

Lathan Cole’s Train:

  • removed/trimmed some of the dialogue between Letham, Rebecca and Danny.
  • removed/trimmed some of the dialogue between John, Latham & Captain Fuller.

John’s attempted execution:

  • removed/trimmed some of the scenes. They were much too long in the original, especially Tonto’s scene in the mine.

Bank robbery:

  • removed the next “Old Tonto” scene.
  • after the comanche attack I inserted the bank robbery scene which I removed from the beginning of the film to give it a more linear narrative.

Railroad Corporation Celebration:
I did many changes here. It would be too time-consuming to list all of them, so I only name the most important ones:

  • changed the background music in some scenes.
  • trimmed Lathans attempt to take over the railroad company.
  • trimmed Red’s scenes (she doesn’t have a shotgun-leg in my edit, so she can’t shoot with it either).

Lathams fate:

  • removed “Old Tonto” interrupting the great finale.

Ending:

  • removed the rabbit killing a scorpion.
  • removed the part of the end credits in which Old Tonto walks through the desert. Therefore unfortunately, I couldn’t show all of the end credits.

There are for sure many more little changes, but these were the significant ones!

Final Version & Format:

The final runtime for the movie is 118 minutes (115 min without end credits).

1080p High Quality MKV (21,4gb)
Video: H.264 at 23-28mbps VBR
Audio: - English 5.1 DTS, 5.1 Dolby Digital, Stereo
Extra: Chapter markers

German 5.1 Dolby Digital (AC3) audio track separately available as a download.

Feel free to tell me about any mistakes, I will take a look and try to improve.

Blu-Ray-Cover:

If you OWN the original movie in at least HD-Quality, PM me for a link!

MMP (ManiacMovieProductions)

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#1399087
Topic
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Revitalized (Released)
Time

I have very good news for anyone looking for the best possible quality!! I just bought 100 gigabytes (google drive) for one year, so I can upload the 20+gb versions of “The Last Jedi Reforged” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Revitalized”.
I think the files will be online the next days. PM me if you own the original movie and want a link. The 14gb files on Mega will still be available for those who like smaller file sizes.
The increased storage space also allows me to publish more of my fan edits, so I will upload my versions of “The Lone Ranger” and “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” in the next few days.
As german is my mother tongue I have made a german audio track in addition to the english version of Indiana Jones 4. It’s not included in the MKV but it can be downloaded as a separate AC3 file.

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#1399086
Topic
The Last Jedi Reforged (Released)
Time

I have very good news for anyone looking for the best possible quality!! I just bought 100 gigabytes (google drive) for one year, so I can upload the 20+gb versions of “The Last Jedi Reforged” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Revitalized”.
I think the files will be online the next days. PM me if you own the original movie and want a link. The 14gb files on Mega will still be available for those who like smaller file sizes.
The increased storage space also allows me to publish more of my fan edits, so I will upload my versions of “The Lone Ranger” and “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” in the next few days.

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#1395106
Topic
The Last Jedi Reforged (Released)
Time

Darth Sadifous said:

MMP said:

I don’t think I will edit another Star Wars film in the near future. I love L8WRTR & Hals’ versions of I-III and I don’t think there is much room for improvement.
I will for sure continue making fan edits but I’m not sure if I will upload them. I think there is not much interest in Fan edits that have nothing to do with Star Wars.

I personally would be interested in any fan edit you work on FYI. Keep up the good work and may the force be with you!

May the force be with you!

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#1394838
Topic
The Last Jedi Reforged (Released)
Time

Darth Sadifous said:

Words cannot express how much I love this edit. I have watched countless edits of TLJ over the years and while I liked a lot of the ideas, the sum of all the parts ultimately were always lacking to me. This is now my definitive edit of TLJ; so much so that I erased all previous edits I have downloaded over the years off my computer. You absolutely crushed it.

The teases of Palaptine, the new music that swells, Luke’s green lightsaber and holy hell…Holdo is not only a likeable hero now, but an integral part of the resistance. So glad the Holdo/Poe subplot has been jettison, Canto Bight (Rose/ Finn’s Love Angle) is no more and Phasma dies in the ruins of Starkiller Base; especially since most of these plots are not touched upon again TROS. You won me over with the caretakers and the third lesson too as they have never been my favorite. My only minor nitpick is Luke’s green saber/ Luke’s blue saber hilt switch back and fourth during his fight with Kylo. Not a huge deal, but it took me a little bit out of the moment as it happens a couple times. Overall in terms of fan edits, 4.5 out of 5. I adore this edit! Thank you and may the force be with you…always!

Thank you for your kind words. Seems that both of us had the same problems with the original movie 😃
I’m afraid that I will not be able to fix the problem with the Lightsaber. ImmersionVFX did only rework the scenes in which the Lightsaber is lit, so I had to use the original material before and after the battle. But I think/hope most viewers wont recognize it. I watched my edit with about 5-6 persons and no one noticed it. You are the first one here, so I hope it wont disturb too much.

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#1394238
Topic
The Last Jedi Reforged (Released)
Time

Darth Sadifous said:

What cues to Palpatine’s arrival in TROS did you insert into this edit? So far FallenKnight’s edit has been my favorite version of TLJ, but seems a little too short for my taste. I am really looking forward to this. Thanks!

It’s some scenes taken from Poppaskettis edit. For example at the end of the movie Kylo Ren hears a whisper coming from the radio. In another scene when Rey looks into the mirror, you can see his outline for a very very small amount of time. These are very subtile scenes but Poppasketti did a great work so I used them in my edit.

PMs sent!

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#1391341
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
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Movies Remastered said:

MMP said:

nl0428 said:

Hey everyone. Just letting you all know that fanedit.org has opened its poll to vote for Favorite Edit of the Month for November 2020. It would be fantastic if this edit won due to all the hard work that we’ve all put into helping Hal fix Episode IX and incredible VFX work put into it.

Hmm. I wanted to vote for Hals Episode IX, but it seems to be deleted. Anyone else having this problem on fanedit.org?

The link doesn’t seem to have a page to link to.

Yes. And I can’t find the edit via search function. Seems that it has been removed 😕

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#1391326
Topic
The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (Released)
Time

nl0428 said:

Hey everyone. Just letting you all know that fanedit.org has opened its poll to vote for Favorite Edit of the Month for November 2020. It would be fantastic if this edit won due to all the hard work that we’ve all put into helping Hal fix Episode IX and incredible VFX work put into it.

Hmm. I wanted to vote for Hals Episode IX, but it seems to be deleted. Anyone else having this problem on fanedit.org?

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#1390033
Topic
The Last Jedi Reforged (Released)
Time

evilash1 said:

Hi,
After seeing this edit again, I think it is a nearly perfect version for my taste and a great improvement over the original.
If you ever use your magic in your own version of TRoS, I’ll be looking forward to seeing it!

Thanks for the kind words 😃
But I don’t think I will recut TRoS.
I think Hal9000 has done an incredible job with almost every SW-fan-edit he made.
I loved his versions of 1-7. But I didnt like TLJ. There was still too much Rian-Johnson-nonsense in it. Thats why I made my own version of TLJ.
When it comes to TRoS Ascendant, I think he did it right in almost every part. There is not much I would change. First I was concerned if there would be problems or plot holes between my version of TLJ and TRoS Ascendant, but it works almost flawless. So for me, there is no need to change anything.
I found my favorite versions of Star Wars 1-9, Rogue one and Solo (both from Digmodification) and I don’t think I will edit any SW-Content soon.
I will continue recutting movies I don’t liked in cinema.
Atm I’m working on a recut of The Lone Ranger. But I’m not sure if I will upload it, cause I don’t think there is much audience who want to see it 😉