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#1383345
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The Mandalorian: A Vergence in the Force (RT 2h 27mins) (Released)
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AbramPT said:

Finally finished watching this edit after having kept up with your progressive workprints back when you started this whole thing. What a wonderful way to watch Season 1! I may be in the minority here, but certain aspects of Season 1 (specifically episodes 4-6) were either painful to get through or just didn’t add anything to the story. Fortunately, your edit fixes most of that!

As far as feedback goes, most of the editing was seamless. Yes, the introduction of the mudhorn is a little rough, but it doesn’t look like anyone has any better ideas of how to pull that off.
Random thoughts:

  • Maybe the Trandoshan fight could be cut? I feel like that chunk of the movie has too many action pieces strung together as cool as that moment may be. We also already have enough examples of other bounty hunters trying to capture the child so it wouldn’t mess with anything.
  • Some moments in episode 4 are super cringey but I understand that the 2nd act is crucial to the story. Is there any dialogue/jokes that could be trimmed to make it more bearable? And for what it’s worth, I’m also a huge advocate for trying to pull off Neverar’s idea of Mando receiving the transmission before he leaves the planet a la some vfx magic.
  • One final thought is that Kuiil’s death happens a little too quickly for my taste. If I remember correctly, it’s drawn out slightly more in the original cut. Perhaps you could still show the stormtroopers capturing the child and flying away, and while the camera pans over Kuiil’s corpse (RIP) you could add some audio of IG-11 emerging from the ship to pursue the imps!

Sorry, this is a long post for something you may very well be content with and don’t want to alter any further. Regardless, thanks for your work on this and I’ll definitely be following your Season 2 thread closely!

I completely agree about the Kuiil death scene. That was my okay gripe with the edit. It jumps way too fast from the scene.

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#1383295
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The Mandalorian: A Vergence in the Force (RT 2h 27mins) (Released)
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szopman said:

WitchDR said:

smudger9 said:

szopman said:

I got tempted and watched the 2x01 😇

I am already wondering how you Will deal with the second season, there maybe more stuff that are more important, necessary and on bigger Scale than in the s01. You May end up with two Episodes this Time 😀

Whatever happens, please, dont cut the first sequence of the episode, cause its brilliant 😀

I’m pretty sure I will need 2 episodes this season. Unfortunately the first scene is already on my cut list. 😃

I’m assuming maybe you will try to blend 1x05 with the first episode of this season? I think you could maybe start the second movie off with them in the middle of hunting down Fennec Shand?

At this point, i dont think mentioning 1x5 even makes sense.

You could easily have the crawl explain how Dyn has found out about their being a Mando on Tatoonie. Then maybe start the movie with him landing and meeting the mechanic (unless you remove the scene of her recognizing Baby Yoda.)

It will be hard but from what I’ve seen Smugder do, I’m sure he’ll find a way to make it work.

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#1383266
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The Mandalorian: A Vergence in the Force (RT 2h 27mins) (Released)
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smudger9 said:

szopman said:

I got tempted and watched the 2x01 😇

I am already wondering how you Will deal with the second season, there maybe more stuff that are more important, necessary and on bigger Scale than in the s01. You May end up with two Episodes this Time 😀

Whatever happens, please, dont cut the first sequence of the episode, cause its brilliant 😀

I’m pretty sure I will need 2 episodes this season. Unfortunately the first scene is already on my cut list. 😃

I’m assuming maybe you will try to blend 1x05 with the first episode of this season? I think you could maybe start the second movie off with them in the middle of hunting down Fennec Shand?

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#1365200
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'Godzilla - The Heisei Series' Remastered (a WIP)
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G&G-Fan said:

WitchDR said:

Any update on this? The Heisei series is my all time favorite, and this full on fanedit sounds incredible. Cutting the first two movies together especially, since I also find the first one to be a drag to watch through on a marathon.

I’m glad to see that you think it sounds great. It’s always nice to see that some are excited for a project, it greatly improves my morale to actually see to it that it gets done.

Admittedly I haven’t been working on this much as I’ve been focusing more on other projects (my dinosaur documentary project and my Star Wars edits), but once I’m done with my Revenge of the Sith edit then I’ll start working on this.

I have been starting to doubt whether I’ll actually be able to effectively combine Return of Godzilla and Biollante, as it will mess with continuity quite a bit. Maybe instead of combining them in a way that makes it seem like they’re happening at the same time (as I originally thought), I’ll edit it so a heavily cut-down 84 acts as like a prologue at the beginning (there is something like that in the actual opening of Biollante but this one would be more expansive), still taking place 5 years before. Godzilla would still look different but not really much I can do about that.

I may also offer two options: one edit of 84 and Biollante combined into one film and another option in which they are still separate movies. I will trim down 84 to pick up the pace (and probably even add the American scenes of Raymond Burr like I did with my 54 edit, because Steve Martin is awesome), and have a separate Biollante fan-edit that still makes a lot of the changes I was going to for that movie:

-Cut the scene where Gondo talks about the prime minister not believing the psychic children. There’s literally an institute designated for psychic children and the prime minister doesn’t even believe they exist?
-Cut the scene where Kirishima and Azuka talk about making the bacteria at night time. This scene really doesn’t give us any new information and I feel like the first half of this movie takes too long to get started.
-Cut the part where Miki draws Rose Biollante. It ruins any suspense and surprise of seeing Biollante for the first time.
-Cut all of the scenes that split the battle between Godzilla and the Super X II, removing that terrible shot of Godzilla’s head rising from the water, removing excess fat, and not stopping the momentum of the film.
-The scene where Doctor Shiragami talks to the news woman and when he, Miki, and Azuka realize Erika is no longer in Biollante is moved after the battle with Godzilla and the Super X II.
-After Miki says “Biollante was calling out to Godzilla!” it cuts to the shot of Godzilla walking to Lake Ashi at night with added sound effects, as the music playing during the clip is continued from the scene that I cut below.
-As a result, the scene of the military getting into position before the first fight is removed.
-Cut the two times Godzilla completely misses Biollante by a long shot with his atomic breath near the end of the fight. Like seriously, it’s as if he intentionally missed! What’s the point?
-Cut the scene with the helicopters after the first fight.
-Cut the entire subplot of “We sent everything to Isle Bay and Godzilla actually appeared in Osaka!” as it just convoluted the film. It doesn’t even need to exist for the plot to make sense, and it takes focus away from the much more interesting subplot of Miki trying to change Godzilla’s direction with her telepathy.
-Cut the part where Azuka makes the soldiers leave the platform. It’s probably the most illogical thing in this movie. Why would you get rid of your own protection and transport? And you really think that you’re more qualified to be in such a dangerous situation then trained soldiers?!

This way people who like 84 a lot won’t be left out. I do think it has it’s good parts, but the pace needs to be picked up.

Sweet! Yeah I just read thorough your SW 6 film edit and am excited to see where that goes as well. Always nice to see edits of ANH include the Scene 38 recreation. Also really intrigued to see how the Jar Jar dub is pulled off in full movie length.

Definitely want to see you get the SW one done, since I’m a bigger SW fan lol. But cant wait to see what you can pull off with this project, since I feel the Heisei series as a lot of potential to be something really great, if tweaked a bit.

You said you did an edit of 54? Can I get a PM of that? Would love to check it out!

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#1340421
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The Mandalorian: A Vergence in the Force (RT 2h 27mins) (Released)
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Super excited for this! Cutting out the beginning with the comedic Mythrol bounty was a good move, though I will miss the great door kill. I’ve seen a few edits of the show already, but a lot of them didn’t cut enough.

Thank you for making an “Episode 7” version also!
That’s exactly how I wanted to imagine it lol.