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#1418451
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Zack Snyder's Justice League: Redux Ideas thread
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Maybe a “tilt and scan” 16:9 version? I get that the aspect ratio it’s presented in is part of Snyder’s vision, but the ratio makes no sense for home video consumption (which is at the moment the only way you can see this film). Hell even Christopher Nolan, who actually films on 70mm IMAX and has a reason to use that aspect ratio, converts those sequences to 16:9 for home release in order to retain as much of the “IMAX experience” for home viewing as possible.

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#1417447
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Evil Dead: The Complete Story Cut V1 (Evil Dead Trilogy 4k Source Edit) EXAMPLES IN POST (Released)
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LeperMessiah117 said:

I see I’m not the only one who put Journey to the Center of the Mind at the end of Army of Darkness.

Ummm… I’m open to checking out your edit, but I’ll wait until V2 because I am opposed to viewing AoD international cut again. I HATE what they did to the Tiny Ashes scene. Butcher’s work if there ever was.

I’m totally with you on the issues with the International cut. There are so many scenes with jarring cuts in this version, that I was wanting to use theatrical instead, but it won’t matter much when the UHD is released.

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#1417239
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Evil Dead: The Complete Story Cut V1 (Evil Dead Trilogy 4k Source Edit) EXAMPLES IN POST (Released)
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Evil Dead: The Complete Story Cut (Evil Dead Trilogy Edit) EXAMPLES IN POST

V1 [Shifting AR or Widescreen Versions] IS COMPLETE, SEE A COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS OF IT BELOW. POSSIBLE UHD HDR VERSION COMING SOON (V2), ONCE ARMY OF DARKNESS IN UHD IS RELEASED

Evil Dead: The Complete Story Cut is a fanedit of the entire Evil Dead trilogy, edited into one single movie. Although this type of edit has been done many times before, my edit had the following goals in mind:

• Use the best possible sources of each movie (direct UHD Blu-Ray Sources, V2 uses Scream Factory’s Army of Darkness International Cut 4k Restoration Blu-Ray)
• Blend each film into the next in the most seamless way possible, and create a more streamlined experience
• Provide an edit that can properly flow into the mythos and canon of Ash vs. Evil Dead as much as possible
• Preserve as much of each films’ solo integrity as I can (A.K.A. Not to tamper with the flow of each movie unless needed)

I am a big fan of the Evil Dead franchise, and was always interested in editing all three films together, despite the drastic continuity issues (re-castings, movie quality increasing with each film, etc.). Many considered that to mean that each sequel takes place in their own continuity. Then came Ash vs. Evil Dead…

Being a short film editor, I gained interest in the possibilities. The show now gave reason for each film to exist in one canon, inconsistencies aside. Having seen many attempts at edits of the entire trilogy into one film, I wanted to make an edit that takes inspiration from the many edit ideas from other individuals, and pick the best edit points to form this: A sort of refined version of an Evil Dead trilogy supercut that is both simple yet meticulous in it’s edits, and the kind of cut that represents the way Ash would usually explain his story to other characters in the show.

SOURCES:
I used rips from each of my UHD Blu-Rays, and made sure each movie was it’s most up-to-date, quality-wise. This includes-

• The Evil Dead Blu-Ray (2018 UHD Lionsgate release)
• Evil Dead II Blu-Ray (2018 UHD Lionsgate release)
• Army of Darkness Blu-Ray (2015 Scream Factory release/1080p Shout Factory Blu-Ray)

*Now, in order to obtain the best possible qualities for this edit, I used the International Cut of Army of Darkness, as it is the only version of the film that has received a full brand-new 4k transfer (the theatrical version presumably combines this transfer with their old theatrical cut negative) for V2 I will use the upcoming Army of Darkness UHD Blu-Ray from Shout and it will be finished in 4k, maintaining each film’s HDR as well, as that is what is currently keeping V1 from being completely UHD HDR. I’m not too interested in working with 4k Upscales using AI programs, but that might change in the future…

CHANGES/EXAMPLES:

Knowby’s Recordings-
Inserted Knowby’s recordings from Evil Dead II into ED1, replacing the original Bob Dorian narration. This idea originated from Josh Roush’s Epic Edit, and I found doing so really helps blend 1 and 2 together a bit more, as an earlier introduction to Annie Knowby is much less jarring than having her appear all of a sudden. (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U-lL0sn99OJab8JdPXezVz7jP2WJgxac/view?usp=sharing)

Evil Dead to Evil Dead II transition (Includes Shifting AR Change)-
The infamous transition between 1 and 2. While I’ve seen many takes on how one can connect the end of 1 and the beginning of 2, I feel the best way to do so is to take advice from the man Bruce Campbell himself (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzOIHOjYcqM) That being said, Here comes the reason there are two versions of V1. I originally wanted to present the whole feature in 1.85:1 Widescreen, however, the UHD of the first film does not have a widescreen version, and only contains the full open gate 1.33:1 version of the movie. Two versions of V1 came into play when I decided to make a version where ED1 is in widescreen, as well as a version where it is in its original 1.33:1 AR. For the widescreen version, I did an entire frame by frame tilt and scan that matches the Widescreen blu-ray from Anchor Bay back in 2010. That way the whole film can be properly viewed in the widescreen format, while blending in with the AR of the rest of the two films. In the “SHIFTING AR” version of V1, ED1 was preserved in its original AR, however a transition between Evil Dead 1 and 2 needed to be made… so I thought about a few ideas until I came to an edit that I found to be a fun transition point. Now, the shot of the evil entity flying into the house in ED1 has a seamless and almost unnoticeable shift from 4:3 to widescreen, using the entity bursting into the cabin doors as the point of shifting as seen in the video. (https://drive.google.com/file/d/12eab-pNaT7RcdfALTSyT_cKoETYEn0bR/view?usp=sharing) Furthermore, I adjusted the speed of the entity ramming into Ash, as well as changed the color timing for the second movie for 5 seconds. This was due to the second film essentially being more blue in it’s outdoor scenes compared to its predecessor, who had more of a warmer hue. The color then transitions back into its original color pallete by the time Ash hits the tree. It is an (unnoticeable to the naked eye) change, and a more seamless transition. (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1M2zxhUOSS3ZRUiguYztDMf5-QucDNZT3/view?usp=sharing)

The Bridge Revelation-
In the second film, Ash drives to the bridge to see it has been destroyed, to his surprise… even though he had seen the exact same thing in the first film with his sister. In a debate on deciding which version of the bridge revelation I should keep, I decided to keep the first movie’s, while editing down the second movie’s version to more of a situation where Ash had forgotten that the bridge was destroyed, and doesn’t realize that until he drives up there, reducing his surprised nature in that moment. (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T1mO0uqTp_9enRrRSqtbhbD2oo1fTQPZ/view?usp=sharing)

Evil Dead II to Army of Darkness transition-
Another inspiration from the Epic Edit came in handy when transitioning from 2 to 3. When testing out any of the possibilities, the best option came in the form of using one of the flashes in the time portal as a transition point. It is not as jarring as other options, and is just a perfect transition point between movies. (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1R6RBDJ36rRF6-QcnlWWyZTfLe4fEs7n-/view?usp=sharing)

End Credits-
I originally kept it at just using the regular Army of Darkness credits, but this changed the more I wanted a full experience. I LOVED an idea posed by an edit created by youtuber Cameron Wood. In his edit he replaced the closing moment music in Army of Darkness with “Journey to the Center of the Mind”, a song that was used as the end credits music of the first episodes of AvED. I had done the same, as it eludes to the future of the show itself. A really fun transition into Ash vs. Evil Dead. I had also combined all the credits together, and had ended the credits all together with “Jazz Traditional - Charleston” to go full circle. (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h6jwd9TvELQFvuqfpCdby68qW8rQw_yD/view?usp=sharing)

New Length: 4h 04m
52.6GB / 1080p / 5.1 AAC Surround Sound

V2 COMING SOON with higher file size, resolution, and HDR. Let me know what you guys and gals think! It’s my first major fan edit of something, and I’d love to know if there’s interest in getting the whole edit seen somehow, even though I’m not really good with figuring out how to safely release this project without getting any copyright hounds breathing down my neck.

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#1099909
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Fan Edit Ideas thread...
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Don’t know if this was mentioned before here, but ever since I had seen it at celebration, it had always intrigued me. It is the opening to the rogue one celebration panel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9BuyiFvLJA

I knew it wasn’t going to be in the film, but it eventually got me thinking…
*some average movie-goers had not known that this was a film that had taken place right before Star Wars
*seeing episode IV in the crawl would confuse them, until that interruption happens and focuses on the "rebel spies section of the crawl, then transition to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
*It is essentially a subversion of your expectation, but it eventually becomes a stylistic introduction to the story

Again it might confuse with the whole Episode IV subtitle, but once the imagery steps in, the audience realizes what they are really in for. I was completely fine without a crawl, but this would have taken the cake for me if it was what we had got.

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#1096405
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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solkap said:

OGSpark said:

Hello to all on the Original trilogy forums. I’m a new member, but an old follower. I would first like to thank Harmy for creating this project. In turn you are bringing many star wars fans together in the process.

Quick question if anyone could help me. I had downloaded DeEd v2.5, ESB 2.0 and ROTJ 1.0 years ago on my old PC (using the torrent method). I have since gotten a new PC, and am considering doing either the Uloz or multi .rar method (as detailed in TUIG) this time around to update my DeEd collection.

I was wondering if anyone on this thread is using either of these methods, and if so what was your experience with them? (i.e. were there any problems you had encountered doing it this way, did you use the exact programs as said in TUIG, etc.).

Welcome to the forum OGSpark!

I had no trouble with the downloads other than the time it took because of their size.

I did run into some errors trying to extract them using the Peazip program described in the latest version of TUIG. If that happens to you, you can try using the JDownloader 2 program that used to be in TUIG 4.0 for its extraction function as well as it’s downloading function. That worked for me. Here’s a link to a piece of that older version of TUIG, which has clean links to JDownloader 2:

https://goo.gl/F8GLpz

Also, tehparadox doesn’t seem to work anymore, but at least for now, you can still find lists of the file download links you’ll need here:

https://goo.gl/5Sif60

By the way, even though a Manual Download method is available, I personally still recommend the Multipart method. Since the files are in smaller pieces, there’s less ground to make up if one of them glitches right before it can finish downloading. But that is just my own opinion. Both methods do work.

Good luck!

Thanks so much for the help!

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#1096321
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)
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Hello to all on the Original trilogy forums. I’m a new member, but an old follower. I would first like to thank Harmy for creating this project. In turn you are bringing many star wars fans together in the process.

Quick question if anyone could help me. I had downloaded DeEd v2.5, ESB 2.0 and ROTJ 1.0 years ago on my old PC (using the torrent method). I have since gotten a new PC, and am considering doing either the Uloz or multi .rar method (as detailed in TUIG) this time around to update my DeEd collection.

I was wondering if anyone on this thread is using either of these methods, and if so what was your experience with them? (i.e. were there any problems you had encountered doing it this way, did you use the exact programs as said in TUIG, etc.).