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#1440569
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Zack Snyder's Justice League: Redux Ideas thread
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D-A113 said:

The 2.35 for me feels too cropped .

Out of curiosity - have you watched ZSJL in that format? I mean re-framed shot by shot.

I watch it either the way director intended (4:3), or the way I like (2.35:1 or something close to it - which looks pretty good, maybe except couple of shots here and there). All three ZSJL edits I made are 2.31:1.
I’ve reframed also first Avengers - in that kind of movies there’s no place for 1.78:1.

Couldn’t care less for Snyder’s philosophy which he made up suddenly after doing Watchmen, MoS and BvS in 2.35:1.

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#1440228
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Justice League Grindhoused (Released)
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Poster: https://images4.imagebam.com/e0/d6/d2/ME24BWG_o.jpg
Video clip: https://vimeo.com/564580095

Shortened to 133 minutes, focused on action and main plotline, with most of the character backstories removed or significantly shortened, this version relates heavily to 70s aesthetics but is not limited to it. The movie got used, damaged look and most of the music was replaced with some 70s (but not only) funk, rock, and cues taken from another movie soundtracks and some TV series themes. The grindhouse factor is limited to visuals and music, there are no significant changes or new plot twists to the story. It’s just much shorter & straightforward now.

The approach taken is not really “pure Grindhouse” - there is damaged look and most of the soundtrack is from 60/70s, but if something else felt right for the scene I didn’t resist, so there are songs from 80s and from later years too. The audio is built around central channel from 5.1 audio track with added music and sometimes rebuilded SFX.

This edit is based on my previous “Remixed” edit, so there are some similar changes to the structure of the story, the opening scenes are the same, but it’s 60 minutes shorter. Mono and stereo audio tracks included, but in the stereo track only added music is really in stereo.

Changes:

Too many to list all of them (almost half of the movie is missing here).

  • new opening credits sequence

  • Cyborg’s backstory heavily shortened

  • Flash backstory removed

  • Aquaman backstory mostly removed, only some little hints remain

  • most of the subplots which were not important to the integrity of the story removed or shortened

  • movie ends just after Steppenwolf’s defeat, no epilogue at all.

  • story restructured in almost the same way as in “Remixed” edit - Bruce starts to search for heroes after Diana’s history lesson.

  • some sequences replaced with theatrical version (scene with Gordon on the roof, final part of tunnel fight, Wonder Woman’s sword catching scene, Wonder Woman throwing the bomb in the air, Flash Vs Superman, diggin’ up Superman’s corpse)

  • some theatrical bits added here and there (“Save one person”, “Playing well with others”, “Aquaman being honest”)

  • some BvS flashbacks added to opening scene

  • Music: soundtracks from “Escape from Planet of The Apes” (Jerry Goldsmith), “Batman” (Danny Elfman) “Kelly’s heroes”, “Magnum Force” (Lalo Schriffrin), “El Cid” (Miklos Rozsa), “Navajo Joe”, “Big Gundown” (Ennio Morricone) and TV shows themes from "Wonder Woman ( 1975-1079), “Batman” (1966-1968), “The Flash” (1990-1991).

  • Songs by: The Upstroke, The Brothers, The Soul Machine, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Johnny Cash, ZZ Top, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, The Doors, Queen, Eric Clapton, Rare Earth, Rolling Stones, Blue Swede and more.