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#1484029
Topic
BATMAN & ROBIN: DEEP FREEZE
Time

Just some updates!

Here is the first scene to feature Dr. Pamela Isley since the whole South American lab scenes were cut (as was Bane). The scene that follows is Mr. Freeze watching home movies and feeling torn about what he must do (at least in the way that I cut it).

https://vimeo.com/700291258
(Password: fanedit.org)

This is the scene that follows where we see the fundraiser party that both Poison Ivy and Mr. Freeze crash. Poison Ivy makes her first appearance in costume without first being seen inside a gorilla suit. I’ve also changed the music to feature her actual theme written by Elliot Goldenthal. When Mr. Freeze arrives, the scene was heavily edited to remove his cringey lines as well as his vine swing.

https://vimeo.com/703364528
(Password: fanedit.org)

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#1480468
Topic
BATMAN & ROBIN: DEEP FREEZE
Time

JackNapier said:

My only note is remove that awful ice man comith line.

I can understand that, but unfortunately that line has to stay in (and it was moved from earlier in the movie). Without it, it feels too rapid fire and doesn’t flow well. The idea is that he is saying something to Batman as he is about to freeze him with the gun right before Robin comes in and rescues him.

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#1478246
Topic
BATMAN & ROBIN: DEEP FREEZE
Time

If you’re reading this thread, then you know what the 90’s Batman and Robin movie is and why it killed the franchise for several years. After watching The Batman and getting into that noir world, I thought about what a polar opposite it was from Batman and Robin and then…in some sort of fever dream…I had an idea.

Let me start by saying that this movie is bad, so I’m not going to make this into the greatest Batman movie of all time nor am I going to cut away everything that was inaccurate to the comic books because I wouldn’t even be left with a title sequence. This is also not an attempt to Burton-ize or Nolan-ize this movie. My approach is to find a middle ground which is more akin to the animated series. That is to say that this movie will be darker in appearance and little to no campiness in tone. Eliot Goldenthal’s score will be lessened and replaced with music from the Arkham games. My reasoning for this is that, well when you hear Jaws, you think of Jaws and when you hear Shaft, you think of Shaft. When you hear Goldenthal’s score, personally it takes me to visions of ice skating heroes and Mr. Freeze forcing his henchmen to sing songs while freezing.

Here are the overall plans that are in the works, but not the full cutlist:
-To tone down on the obnoxious colors, I’m converting it to black and white
-Replace as much Goldenthal score (at least his Batman theme) as possible with Arkham music
-ALL bad Arnold puns are gone
-NO BANE AT ALL (it’s amazing how easy it was to cut him out completely)
-New opening featuring our heroes going after Freeze with intercutting credits
-Severely lessen the museum action sequence and remove ice skating heroes, dinosaur surfing and cheesy sound effects
-No rocket ship attempted getaway
-No Ivy origin or lab scenes
-Try to make Freeze a more sympathetic villain as his drive is to help his wife, not murder innocent people until he thinks his wife is dead
-Batman and Robin will bicker due to Ivy, but I’m working on taking away the trust issues
-The reveal that Ivy betrayed Freeze through a video recording will be edited so it is an audio recording Batman is playing for Freeze.
-Move some shots around because Freeze will not be Ivy’s cellmate at the end. Instead, we’ll see Ivy in Arkham and then I’m using an earlier shot of Freeze in Arkham holding an ice sculpture of his wife as I feel that is the perfect way to end his story.

Now, for a preview. This is not the final product as I want to adjust some of the darkness levels in there and mess around with some of the sound effects and foley a little more, but this is to give you a preview of my idea and where I’m going with this. This is going to take a while! These first 8-9 minutes took me 3 weeks!

https://vimeo.com/694867632

Password: fanedit

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#1477719
Topic
ALLIGATOR ELONGATOR'D EDITION
Time

This is now up and on IFDB: https://ifdb.fanedit.org/alligator-elongatord/

I’ve taken the original theatrical version of the film and added back in all of the additional TV footage so you get the same amount of gore and swearing and gator poop along with a few additional scenes having to do with our main characters receding hair line as well as some additional time in the sewers, a little more of the hunter Brock and his animal sounds and finally, the infamous backyard attack!

Original time 91 minutes
Edit time 99 minutes

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#1467525
Topic
Editing other sci-fi movies into Star Wars stories
Time

Anakin Starkiller said:

szopman said:

Guardians of the Galaxy could fit nice into SW universe 😉

You’d have to redo the whole soundtrack.

Yeah I agree. Guardians might be a little too “quippy” for Star Wars as it is.

This discussion is also taking place at FE if anyone wants to check that out as well: https://forums.fanedit.org/threads/fake-star-wars.22432/

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#1467419
Topic
Editing other sci-fi movies into Star Wars stories
Time

I swore up and down I saw this idea/discussion topic mentioned here, but I couldn’t find it and didn’t find it on FE or Reddit, so maybe I dreamed it up on my own…

So, just for fun to kick around or discuss, what sci-fi movies or Star Wars ripoffs could be tinkered with and repurposed to be their own Star Wars stories that take place outside of the grander stories?

I recently was watching a little bit of Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone and thought that this could be a cool, smaller story that took place in the Star Wars universe. The main character was definitely a poor man’s Han Solo, but maybe with some sly editing, you could make this a Dash Rendar movie that takes place before ESB, or forget connecting it to the main story, try to just make it seem like they are on Jakku and replace sounds with Star Wars sounds.

Battle Beyond the Stars could be a Star Wars Seven Samurai (even though that story was covered in both The Clone Wars and The Mandalorian).

I know these are crappy B movies, but was wondering if anyone else had thoughts or ideas just for discussion and kicking around or fun edits.

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#1460191
Topic
Ladyhawke: RESCORED (Released)
Time

Hello all!

Just some updates:

*THE EDIT IS DONE! I haven’t had a chance to upload it to MEGA, but it will be up there either tonight or tomorrow. Please send me a PM if you’re interested and I’ll respond with a link as soon as it is up!

*The edit has been retitled to “Ladyhawke RESCORED”

*Please consider leaving reviews once you’ve had a chance to view the edit!

*If you’d like more specific info, please check out the thread over at FE.org and the IFDB listing.

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#1457150
Topic
Ladyhawke: RESCORED (Released)
Time

I do have a pretty big update! I finished going through the film and rescoring it! I would say that by the end, 95% of it has new music all from the score soundtrack from Jerry Goldsmith’s Lionheart.

I have rendered the file and I am going through it as a viewer and making notes of any tweaks I need to make. I was able to view about 35 minutes worth before getting distracted by the kids and wife, but it’s coming along.

If you want a taste of the wonderful score, give this a listen: https://youtu.be/43fKTXB6-L4 (4:47 is where it gets REALLY good).

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#1452944
Topic
Ladyhawke: RESCORED (Released)
Time

UPDATE!

I’m about 87 minutes into the edit with 25ish more to go. I’ve updated my original post with 2 more clips for your viewing pleasure!

Outside of an occasional update, I will not be posting anymore previews. There’s still a decent amount of work left to do, but I am extremely happy with how things are turning out!

I hope those of you that are following this are excited about where the project is headed and for the finished product!

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#1451790
Topic
Ladyhawke: RESCORED (Released)
Time

Vultural said:

Ah! If you do subs, please share.
And I’m one of those for whom large filesizes are problematic.
Usually they are OK, unless internet goes out and I lose the whole damn thing.

The new ambush preview sounds good, by the way.

I was thinking about using Handbrake to make a smaller file size for those that don’t want to wait for a 25-30gb file to download.

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#1451721
Topic
Ladyhawke: RESCORED (Released)
Time

Vilgefortz said:

By the way - do you cut anything or is that re-scoring only? (hoping for the latter)

VERY little is being cut. The movie is awesome and wonderful and lots of other positive adjectives. I’m cutting just a tiny bit of Mouse’s musings when he talks to himself because sometimes it goes on just a little too long and anything else that is cut are either a frame here and there to sync up with the rescoring and if I have to cut any dialogue that can’t be isolated due to the original score (example being when Marquet yells Navarre’s name after the first big fight scene).

Another thing is I want to cut anything that hints at Mouse’s attraction or intent to woo Isabeau because that bothered me a little. I haven’t gotten to those scenes yet, so I’ll keep you updated when I get there. 40 minutes into the movie now and just past the ambush scene where Isabeau, as a hawk, was wounded with an arrow.

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#1451650
Topic
Ladyhawke: RESCORED (Released)
Time

Vilgefortz said:

musiced921 said:

I’m just going with an mp4 at this point. I used to do the whole DVD menu with special features, but with the advent of blu ray and bigger files, I stick with just mp4’s. For what it’s worth, when I’m finished, I will be making a trailer while I do some test previews and sound checks.

What size of mp4?
I really hope you won’t crop black bars (because that makes things complicated with blu-ray conversion).

I usually do full Blu-ray with menus, but mp4/mkv half the size of it is usually first to be released. When I’ve announced Blu-ray of JLG (which has much better compression - twice the size and two-pass encode) literally no one was interested. Well, their loss, not mine.
Anyway, any edit interesting enough to watch it more than once, I like to have burned as regular Blu.

The size is too early to say. The file I’m working from is 22gb mp4 after I converted it from a 33gb mkv.

I didn’t and won’t be cropping anything. No way lol!

If you like my edit and want to make it into a blu ray, I’d be honored if you shared the finished files and I’ll share it as an option for others in the future.

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#1451645
Topic
Ladyhawke: RESCORED (Released)
Time

Update!

Here is another preview! This is the ambush scene after Mouse escapes from Navarre with the help of Isabeau. This shows a combination of some of the original score hits that segue into the new score.

Password: fanedit
https://vimeo.com/621833685

Vultural said:

You are one of the old school members. Chances are you were active during the Boon tenure.
What are you making with Ladyhawke?
An mp4? Or a DVD with menu and trailer?
Fewer craft the latter nowadays.

I’m just going with an mp4 at this point. I used to do the whole DVD menu with special features, but with the advent of blu ray and bigger files, I stick with just mp4’s. For what it’s worth, when I’m finished, I will be making a trailer while I do some test previews and sound checks.

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#1451254
Topic
Ladyhawke: RESCORED (Released)
Time

Vultural said:

This was always an A film.
Do you plan to cut or alter much?

Not much at all really. I’m about 36 minutes into the film and had to make a few little snips to align with beats of the music, the main bad guy yelling Navarre’s name because I couldn’t extract the audio clean enough, and a little bit of Mouse’s talk with god after seeing Isabeau for the first time because I felt like it went on a little too long.

I really love the story of this movie, but I really can’t get past the music. My wife and I just kept cracking up whenever it came on.

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#1450694
Topic
Ladyhawke: RESCORED (Released)
Time

I started a thread over at FE.org and figured I’d mention it here for anyone that is interested in this edit and following it’s progress.

Ladyhawke came out in 1985 starring Matthew Broderick (in top billing!), Michelle Pfeiffer and Rutger Hauer. Directed by Richard Donner, this movie is quite a gem lost among other films like Excalibur and the awesome Willow. I would really go out on a limb and say that the music choices for this film is what really kept it from being more well known.

This edit was attempted a couple of times by other editors, but they seemed to have stopped pretty early on. Here is my goal: RESCORE as much of the film as I can using only music from Jerry Goldsmith’s work in the film Lionheart.

I’m about 25 minutes into the film and have utilized about 50+ new sound effects as most scenes require being rebuilt from the ground up with foley work, as best as I can to get some dialogue isolation with no clear center channel and the inclusion of the new music.

Here are clips to give you an idea what I’m going for:

Password: fanedit

Clip 1: https://vimeo.com/613876044

Clip 2: https://vimeo.com/615212030

Clip 3: https://vimeo.com/621833685

Clip 4: https://vimeo.com/632098365 (please note that the clip says 9 minutes, but it’s really only 3 and a half minutes)

Please let me know what you think!