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Vilgefortz

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#1512257
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The Witcher - The Last Wish
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Ok then, so here is my first attempt at editing streaming content. As a fan of Sapkowski’s books for the last 23 years, I was anticipating this adaptation but was eventually disappointed by it. Too much unnecessary filler, pointless attempt to make Yennefer main character which she never was in the books, omitting things crucial to the story, logical errors, geographical errors, too many things to count… It can’t be fixed the way i would want it to be, but I could at least make it a little closer to my beloved books, at least first one of them, as the show later deviates from the books more and more, making the story unrecognizable (season 2 is a complete mess which I dont think can be fixed like the first one could).

So here’s a 2,5 hour long edit of episodes 1-5 of Netflix show. The goal was to keep it closer to the book, in a form of a few short stories presented one after another (there is no “The Voice of Reason” framing story as it was not in the show, and since “Grain of Truth” short story was changed in the show, and moved to season 2, it’s not present here either).

Geralt is the only main character here, we stay with him most of the time, there’s no Ciri (yet), and Yennefer shows up when Geralt meets her.
Episodes 2 and 3 were switched here for better flow, so Jaskier doesn’t disappear just after he is introduced. Because of that, prostitute’s line mentioning bard was cut.

There are also additional audio tracks (english and polish), re-scored with music from Witcher games soundtracks and “Hexer” TV show music by Grzegorz Ciechowski (which I consider to be the best witcher related music ever created), but for all those who enjoyed Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli’s work, there’s original audio track too.

I think this is as close to a proper adaptation of first Witcher book, as we can get with this material.

PS. The sequel will follow (based on episodes 6-8), but it won’t be that close to the corresponding book (“Sword of Destiny”) as more than half of it was completely omitted in the show.

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#1509312
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition HD Recreation (V3 Now Available.) (Released)
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Fullmetaled said:
No I meant why haven’t fans fixed these blunders like what your doing?

Well, sometimes they do.

What I did with TMP was inspired by some Terminator 2 restoration by Sanjuro_61 (based on this last botched transfer) that added grain to it, changed colors and ended up being best looking version of the movie I’ve ever seen and the only one I rewatch since I’ve got it.

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#1509297
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition HD Recreation (V3 Now Available.) (Released)
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Can you tell me why popular films like the back to the future trilogy uhd and the et uhd haven’t been regrained like what you’re doing for Star Trek the motion picture’s directors cut?

I suppose it depends of people who make decisions, in case of TMP —>

https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Star-Trek-The-Motion-Picture-4K-Blu-ray/294699/#Review
“This is discussed in detail in the supplements. Listen to the Fein, Matessino, and Dochterman commentary track at the 1:06:40 mark (as well as the “Return to Tomorrow” supplement) where the conversation begins about the grain removal and re-introduction because it was “distracting.” It detracted from the experience, they say.”

Some people think that “grain is bad”. And if it happens that the decision of what to do with particular movie is in their hands, then we may get botched transfers that doesn’t even resemble film look.

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#1509291
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition HD Recreation (V3 Now Available.) (Released)
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ElectricTriangle said:

There’s no need to do it that way, when the theatrical blu-ray generally has much less DNR (for live action), so you edit that to match the DE edition. This is what I will be doing.

Sure, you can do that and it may end up better looking, but by doing what I just did I have quite nice looking Director’s Edition made in half an hour (+ re-encoding) without any editing required and with grain in place also in DC exclusive VFX shots.

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#1509236
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition HD Recreation (V3 Now Available.) (Released)
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Fullmetaled said:

Vilgefortz said:

ElectricTriangle said:
I bought the UHD and was extremely disappointed to discover it had a bunch of DNR all over it.

I am currently trying to fix it (on standard Blu-ray though)

Before: https://images4.imagebam.com/89/a1/5c/MEFYHRN_o.png

After: https://images4.imagebam.com/b2/11/8e/MEFYHRK_o.png

So what are doing that’s fixing this is it adding fake grain?

Exactly.
If T2 new Blu-ray look could be fixed that way, then Star Trek may be fixed too.

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#1509172
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition HD Recreation (V3 Now Available.) (Released)
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ElectricTriangle said:
I bought the UHD and was extremely disappointed to discover it had a bunch of DNR all over it.

I am currently trying to fix it (on standard Blu-ray though)

Before: https://images4.imagebam.com/89/a1/5c/MEFYHRN_o.png

After: https://images4.imagebam.com/b2/11/8e/MEFYHRK_o.png

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#1506897
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The Last Duel - The Chronological Cut
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Ridley Scott’s Last Duel gives us some interesting opportunities for editing work. Not only the narration is non-linear, but we see same things from various POVs - so, what if we try to transform it to more linear narration, choose one of those viewpoints, or mix them together, to get a different take on this story?

I’ve decided to try it as a sort of experimental quick project, to see how this story works presented in more traditional fashion.


  • All scenes have been re-ordered chronologically
  • if there was more than one version of a scene, one was selected
  • in some cases, different versions were mixed
  • some scenes have been cut for better transitions / flow
  • some non-essential scenes have been cut as well
  • added new color grade
  • added new title card

1080p, english 5.1 and polish 2.0 voiceover audio tracks included.

Final running time: 124 minutes

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#1505188
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Three Effing Bears - A John Rambo story.
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Trying to make AI-Stallone voice to say what I wanted it to say was a nightmare sometimes.

In many cases I needed to find different words of the same meaning cause it failed every time to say what it was supposed to say. Sometimes I needed to figure out what should I write to get the result I needed cause the voice read something wrong. For example - if I wanted it to say “bear” I needed to write “baer”, because it reads “Bear” as “Beer” (as can be heard in the trailer).

Also, sometimes it reads the words differently in complete sentence compared to stand-alone words, and stand alone may sounded better or worse, so there was a need to record words separately and edit the sentence from them.

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#1504999
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Three Effing Bears - A John Rambo story.
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stickydixon said:
Ah, makes sense. I do wish that you would’ve included both sources–I feel like having Arnie play an evil Russian commando in Vietnam would both be funny and make sense, given what happens in the real movie.

Yeah, but edit ended up long enough even without additional backstory bits and Uncle Bear isn’t that prominent character to need more of a backstory. He’s “Not even that hard” after all 😉

After re-watch I think that Brother Bear segment could be trimmed a little, but frankly, I dont have a desire to work on this edit anymore. It was quite an exhausting experience.

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#1492725
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Help Wanted: Rambo First Blood Extended Edition(EE) , The Goonies Extended TV (composite edition) , Reservoir Dogs EE - Please Help
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“There were more deleted scenes in First Blood than the DVD knew about. You can find them on YouTube”

In VHS quality and 4:3 AR. Can’t see the point in using those even in grindhouse edit. Especially that there’s nothing interesting.

“Rambo I did a collection as I’ve extended 1 2 3 4 5”

Since when there is any deleted material from Part II available?

I’ve made First Blood edit lately which runs 111 minutes but it’s not only extended, but also heavily modified. And I mean HEAVILY.

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#1484717
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Three Effing Bears - A John Rambo story.
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GRINDHOUSED SERIES VOL #4

A less serious retelling of John Rambo’s story. Rambo himself is a narrator who tell us story of his life in Forrest Gump fashion - the main narrative is the story from “First Blood” while second and third movie (along with some more additional material) become flashbacks of his earlier adventures. Everything is tied with John’s quest to find and face three mysterious bears colonel Trautman told him about.

Trailer: https://www.reddit.com/r/fanedits/comments/tjlutf/rambo_grindhouse_project_trailer/

  • primary storyline is First Blood
  • there is a flashback about Rambo’s life from before events of the movies build from elements taken from various movies
  • II and III are compressed to the form of flashbacks tied to the main plotline.
  • a fake AI Rambo voiceover created through fakeyou.com site applied to the whole film, he is commenting events depicted in the edit Forrest Gump style.
  • there was no excessive re-scoring ( I was going to do it, but source files are not re-scoring friendly) so it is still mostly Goldsmith music, but some songs and music were added to newly created scenes and to scenes which had originally no music at all. Some little re-building SFX in few instances.
  • some deleted material from First Blood and Rambo III from Ultimate Blu-ray edition has been included
  • additional footage from 12 non-Rambo movies was used.
    Sometimes it is 1-2 minutes, sometimes just a few seconds.
  • additional music by: Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doors, Jon Hare, Pornosonic, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sammy Hagar, Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC, Pride & Glory, Mike Post, Simon Boswell and… Sylvester Stallone
  • most of the scenes in First Blood that doesn’t include Rambo himself have been cut. The story is now shown mostly from his point of view but there are still some exceptions from that (but we never leave Rambo for more than seconds).
  • grindhouse effects of varying severity added thoughout the movie
  • be warned that this edit includes high amount of swearing as well as nudity and sex scenes not present in original Rambo movies.

Final running time is 111 minutes, which includes around 67 minutes of First Blood (including credits and alternative/deleted material), 8 minutes of Rambo II and something like 25 minutes from Rambo III. So, a little more than 90% of it is Rambo, the rest is the material from various non-Rambo movies.

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#1480609
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Wonder Woman: The Amazonian Warrior (Planned Project)
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Master Lawdog said:

MoviesGamesMusic said:

You mention that you are “planning” to rescore Snyder’s films using past Superman and Batman themes. Is there any possibility you won’t do this? I love both their classic themes but they just do not fit Snyder’s molds for these characters in his films.

I don’t think it would be a popular choice as you stated.

However, each to their own as this is YOUR own personal edit. Just wanted to say I would be interested if this change wasn’t made that’s all.

Master Lawdog said:

papill6n88 said:

Master Lawdog said:

I’m planning on making edits of Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman 1984, Aquaman, Man of Steel, Batman V Superman and Justice League.

For the Superman’s ones, do you plan to make them less dark and more colorful maybe?

More colorful. I will say upfront that my plans and intentions for Zack Snyder’s films are going to be extremely unpopular with many people. I’m planning on re-scoring and restoring John Williams’ Superman theme and Danny Elfman’s Batman theme.

I’ve already done edits of Superman, Superman II and Superman Returns already, if you’d like to check them out.

I hate to say this, but I’m not going back on my decision. I just find Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL’s scores to be depressing, forgettable and droning with the wallpaper sound most films released today I have.

Hans Zimmer’s Superman theme, for what it is, is a good fine theme, but to me, it’s not a good and appropriate Superman theme. I have never liked Junkie XL’s theme, as it felt like getting smacked upside the head with a keyboard. Very loud and headache inducing.

I’m sorry that some will not like my thoughts on the music and why I plan on replacing it, however, I am not the first to do this. Agent 9’s edit of Man of Steel, which will play a heavy influence on these projects, replaced Zimmer’s work with John Williams’ masterpiece of a score, and his project won Favorite Edit of the Month on fanedit.org.

I’ve put Elfman’s Batman theme, Elfman’s Flash theme from 90s show, classic Batman Tv show theme and classic Wonder Woman TV show theme in my JL edit and won FEOTM too 😃 Also, I consider Elfman’s JL soundtrack to be better than the music from ZSJL, which I consider to be really boring.

I will always support that kind of changes.

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#1479048
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The Hobbit: Roadshow Edition ❖ FIRST TEASER NOW ONLINE ❖ (a WIP)
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Carlphish said:

Please tell me this is still forthcoming. I really need a good edit of the Hobbit to watch when I do my all-day LOTR binge-watch marathons, and this seems the closest to being a worthwhile version of those films.

Watch M4’s.
This one looks, at least for me, like some kind of neverending story in editing, like someone has bitten more than he could chew. I might be wrong but… it is over 4 years now since it was announced.