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#1487302
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Stranger Things - Film Edition (Released)
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I just finished watching all the released episodes of season 4. The Hawkins and Eleven story do finally come together at the end there, so those two stories together would probably work. I still think there are a lot characters and side stories going on between the two groups, but perhaps when you remove all the unnecessary scenes it will flow better.

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#1487031
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Stranger Things - Film Edition (Released)
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I’ve been watching season 4. While I like it, there are way too many storylines happening at the same time. Just when I am getting interested in one story, it shifts to another and loses steam for me.

With the length of the episodes, I wonder if it might be good to split them into four different movies [I haven’t finished the first half of the season yet to determine the best order]:

  1. Hopper/Joyce [Russia]
  2. Eleven/Mike/Will [California]
  3. Dustin/Lucas/Vecna [Hawkins]
  4. Final Film [I assume the three stories come together at some point]

The only concern is if each story has a good spot that can work as a conclusion.

Also, what is the markup for spoilers on here? I can’t seem to figure it out.

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#1485146
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(The Last Jedi) Fate of the Jedi | A Star Wars Legends Re-edit [Workprint Released]
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What I didn’t like:

In your edit, Luke uses the force from distance three times (once to save Leia, once to break the Imperial ships, and once to fight Kylo Ren). For me this plot device was kind of repetitive in the movie, and took the impact of Luke’s “force projection” sequence at the end. I found the second sequence where Luke uses force from distance in your edit to be a bit unnecessary, and since you used scenes of Luke’s sacrifice to assemble this sequence, his sacrifice became a lot less emotional for me towards the end of the movie;

Would you suggest cutting out Luke intervening in one of these moments to instead have the original plot device occur? I remember when I went to see TLJ the first time, I was fully expecting to see an incredibly powerful Luke, putting his full knowledge of the force on display for us to see for the first time. I tried to recreate that expectation in my film, really giving the audience a chance to sit in awe at his power. I thought my edit accomplished that pretty well, but maybe you didn’t like that version of Luke. Did you not think a powerful Luke is a good idea?

I personally love the powerful Luke moments. It helps the Mary Poppin’s Leah and the lightspeed attack make sense. It is what makes your edit stand out and I wouldn’t want to see them removed.

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#1468178
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Mando EP3: A New Path (A Book of Boba Fett Edit) [RELEASED]
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vranir said:

Since he doesn’t remember getting out of the sarlac in his armor, maybe don’t show that part? You could cut away after he uses his flame thrower inside the sarlac or start with him disoriented, being found by the Sand People.

I thought the same thing. The full Sarlacc escape could be placed somewhere later or as a post credit scene. We could follow the journey of the armor. If I remember correctly, Cobb Vanth tells the story of how he got the armor in his own flashback. I wonder if there will be a flashback where Boba Fett learns that Cobb has his armor, which would help.

EDIT: This is a bit off topic, but Boba Fett wanted to stay undercover and pretend he was still dead. I wonder if he ended up hearing about Boba Fett killing a krayt dragon, which is actually Cobb Vanth in his armor.

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#1467772
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Mando EP3: A New Path (A Book of Boba Fett Edit) [RELEASED]
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smudger9 said:
My rough cut of the first 3 episodes is still only 53 mins with some brief flashbacks to be added, which shows just how little of these episodes progresses the story. Total time of the flashbacks is 71 mins, so there is still a chance there will be enough material to warrant a separate movie.

Well, episode 4 brings another 30 minute flashback. The material does seem to bring an end to the flashback story and I think it would work well as a conclusion to a standalone film.

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#1449001
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The Clone Wars: Refocused - Released up to S04E09 (Son of Dathomir) [83%]
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EddieDean said:

This is very much a side thing and way lower priority than anything else, but I’ve also been playing with the idea of turning both Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones into TV-length episodes as a season zero. So essentially this show would emcompass the entirety of the prequel era, as an accessible mixed-media episodic show, that was consistent with (and additive to) canon, but focusing on telling the highest quality coherent story.

The huge advantage of this approach is that chopping into episodes and maintaining my opening text means that I can keep certain plot points offscreen and recontextualise and clarify more of the movie content, and allow us to focus only on the best and most necessary content.

That said, I’d fit all of that around the existing show, rather than the other way around. I don’t want that to be mandatory, and I’d far prefer if my TCW:R allows the viewer to slot in their preferred versions of the movies.

I’ve been wanting someone to do this for a long time. I think it would be good for Revenge of the Sith as well, so you can slot in the final four Clone War episodes in between. I know you are basically doing the opposite with the shows (editing the arcs together) and wouldn’t work since I assume you are doing the same with the final episodes.

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#1431847
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The Clone Wars: Refocused - Released up to S04E09 (Son of Dathomir) [83%]
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EddieDean said:

Dissent on Umbara (s03e03), aggregating the whole Umbara arc, clocking in at 52:07, is nearly finished.

While I cut a lot, I feel like I haven’t really changed the plot at all, as this one contained a lot of redundancy or filler. I don’t think you’d miss the excised half hour at all.

This sounds great. While I like the Umbara arc, it is not my favorite. It is visually stunning, but a bit a repetitive and takes too long to develop. I look forward to watching the edit.

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#1430014
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The Clone Wars: Refocused - Released up to S04E09 (Son of Dathomir) [83%]
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EddieDean said:

Thanks Solemn, that’s great to hear. I’ll add in a little more about those bomb droids then, for sure.

For Padmé, getting her on the street without a lot more content needing to be included was tricky, since originally she was with Onaconda talking to another senator at the senator’s house. The problem with reinserting that is that she leaves Ono in very good spirits, which means I wouldn’t be able to use the reflections on all the bad stuff around her while she’s wandering. I tried to hint at it in the scene just before she sees that Ono’s been injured, by adding a line “I’ll check around the other senators” or similar, but it seems like that’s not quite filled the gap for you.

I’m not sure what other options I have here, so I’m open to ideas…

I watched the scene with Padme again and I see the line you added. It didn’t seem to sink in the first time, perhaps because Padme bumps into the injured senator right after. I wonder if the line could be added to her initial “thoughts” as she is flying in to the location? I don’t know if it would work with the other thoughts she is wrestling with though. Whatever the case, I think your current edit is fine (especially now that I see the line that hints at where she is going). Don’t fret about it too much. One could also just assume Padme is heading home after a long day at work.

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#1429988
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The Clone Wars: Refocused - Released up to S04E09 (Son of Dathomir) [83%]
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EddieDean said:

Review cut / Workprint available - s03e01 - The Politics of War

32 minutes long, comprising Heroes on Both Sides, Pursuit of Peace, and Senate Murders.

I just watched your latest edit EddieDean and you’ve turned these episodes into an excellent single episode. It has been a long while since I’ve seen the original episodes and I had a hard time seeing/remembering what was cut or rearranged (which is a testament to your great editing).

I only have two nitpicks: The bomb bots appearance felt a bit sudden. I am also not sure why (or where) Padme is walking in the dark before being attacked. I don’t know if there are any scenes to add a bit more context or smooth these over. Whatever the case, these are minor criticisms for an otherwise amazing edit.

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#1386149
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The Mandalorian Episode 2: Search for the Jedi [Released]
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natestarwarsfan122 said:

Hi! I have been watching this project and it’s predecessor for a while from the shadows. I think that if a voice actor could be found, the first act of the movie could flow like this; chapter 9 opening, replace the tatooine line with trask, or mon calamari. Then cut to an establishing shot of trask, and go on from the restaurant scene. You could then cut out any boba Fett stuff from the rest of the season and focus on the main story. I think this would work well for establishing what I think don’s arc in the season will be. Thanks!

It is an interesting idea, but it might be challenging getting around the broken ship (especially since the subsequent repair job was haphazard). It might be possible to use other shots of the ship in flight, but I am not sure about leaving the planet itself.

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#1384815
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The Mandalorian Episode 2: Search for the Jedi [Released]
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smudger9 said:

szopman said:

For me, most of the 1st EP should stay, most of the 2nd should go.
Maybe the transition shouild be from him saying it Will be a trouble to go without hyperspace, to him landing with the crashed space ship? It would be a humorous Way to show he was right, without gettin into details 😅
Im really curious how the season will go, and how structure wise to make it one or 2 movies

That’s what I’m leaning towards. I’m seriously considering using the Chapter 5 dogfight to bridge that gap and take it out of my first film.

Perhaps another dog fight or damaging situation will happen this season that you can use.

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#1379068
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The Last Jedi Reforged (Released)
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MMP said:
The edit is finished, yes!
And yes, I did cut the sillier moments from both.
The caretakers appear in two scenes. First when Rey shoots the hole. You can’t cut this scene if you want to implement the deleted scene, because Luke introduces them here. The second time is in the deleted scene (caretakers village), which is an important scene for the movie I think. They work good as background characters and I don’t think they are too silly in these scenes.
The porgs are in 2-3 scenes. Maybe I could have removed more, but I like them…and my girlfriend loves them, so I would get some difficulties if I would have cut too much 😉 If you want to watch it yourself, just PM me.

I actually like the deleted scene as well. It is funny, but no overly silly in my opinion and I am glad to see it added into the film.

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#1374788
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Info Wanted: Highlander 1986 Fan Edits - are there any extended versions?
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There is an International Uncut and a U.S. Director’s Cut with differing material: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091203/alternateversions?tab=cz&ref_=tt_trv_alt

Most edits I’ve seen are of Highlander II, but there is at least one recent edit of the first film: https://ifdb.fanedit.org/highlander-the-black-knight/

There are flashback scenes in Highlander II. There might be some useful material there that could be brought into the first film.