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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Redux (Released)

To get around the shield gate, I removed dialog referring to them needing to blow a hole in the gate for the transfer. Now it’s just implied that they can just do the transfer but they still need to get a line out to make sure they know the transfer is coming.

Meanwhile the rebel fleet is still trying to open the gate because it’s their people that are trapped down there.

Then Vader shows up and you know the rest.

I had to do several audio separations and rescore music and add back in sound fx to accomplish this but I had people preview this before release and I have already been told that this is their go to. But they are already fans of my edits LOL so I don’t know how far to go with that compliment.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Redux (Released)

I felt this was the best of the Disney Star Wars movies. However, I also thought it could feel a bit more Star Wars like. So I added wipes to the movie and recolored it to feel like an older movie that was upgraded to HD instead of a movie filmed in HD. I also cut the moments that felt a little out of place or I just didn’t enjoy.I wanted to create a companion to my A New Hope Edit, but this still stands on it’s own.

Special Thanks:
-TM2YC for letting me use their opening crawl.
-DigModiFicaTion for letting me use the Star Wars style disclaimer at the beginning, letting me use his edit to get around the movie titles and going to when Jin wakes up, helping me with some of the Tarkin deep fakes.

-Shamook and derpfakes for doing the original Tarkin deep fakes.

  1. Added some film grain, wipes and color corrected to match the look of Episode IV better
  2. Added Star Wars style Fan Edit disclaimer – Thanks to DigModiFicaTion
  3. Opening Crawl and drop down to planet added – Thanks to TM2YC

As for the cuts that I am making:

  • Cut Lyra’s mentioning of The Force when giving young Jyn the necklace. Jyn isn’t force sensitive in the final cut of the movie, but there are some references to it that are left in. All will be cut. Plus too many people talk about The Force in this movie to go to EP IV and hardly anyone knows what it is?
  • Added transition from lid opening to Jyn waking up ala DigModiFicaTion’s awesome edit Rise of the Rebellion
  • Cut Cassian on the trading outpost. It makes him too unlikeable. Replaced with Bodhi’s scene on Jedah. Removed title cards.
  • Used planet shot from DigModiFicaTion’s Rise of the Rebellion
  • Cut Saw’s line about lies and deceptions. He comes across more menacing and less crazy
  • Used Tarkin Deep Fake by Shamook
  • Used Tarkin Deep Fake by Derpfake
  • After Jyn wakes up, she looks out the window. NO fake friendly conversation with Cassian
  • Removed Bor Gullet
  • Removed Evazan and Ponda Baba
  • Cut the little girl crying in the street during battle
  • Trimmed a little of Jyn stick fighting for pacing and a little to OP for my taste
  • Trimmed Chirrut’s fight for pacing and a little to OP for my taste
  • Trimmed the wannabe cantina type shot after Cassian gets put in jail cell.
  • Trimmed the conversation between Cassian and Bodhi so Bodhi doesn’t seem quite so out of his mind.
  • Cut Baze saying “Alright, I’ll get the Pilot”
  • Cut Saw looking at the explosion. We don’t need to cut back to this guy after everyone runs out. It just breaks the tension.
  • Used Tarkin Deep Fake by Shamook
  • Used Tarkin Deep Fake by Derpfake
  • Used planet shot of Eadu from DigModiFicaTion’s Rise of the Rebellion
  • Cut K2SO saying that Cassian’s weapon was in a sniper position.
  • Changed Vaders Dialog when speaking to Krennic
  • Cut Jyn saying “May The Force be with us”
  • Cut Jyn thinking (praying) while holding her necklace
  • Cut Jyns speach to Rogue One Squadron right before then land. I go right to Cassian breaking down the plan to everyone. These guys were trained mercenaries and spys for The Republic, they don’t need a speech from someone they never met. They know what they signed up for.
  • Cut R2 and C3PO
  • Replaced shot of Cassian and Jyn opening door to the plans with a shot from the trailer to build a little mystery. Plus it’s the only way to add a deleted scene LOL.
  • OK… Let’s follow the movie plot here. The Rebel fleet shows up so the shield gate gets closed. This is why they need to transmit the plans. But to do that they need to blow open the shield gate? See the plot making zero sense? If they can blow open the gate, then they are no longer trapped and DON’T need to transmit the plans! This has always bugged the crap outta me and I’m really surprised that no one has fixed this yet that I am aware of? So now they don’t need to blow open the shield gate to transmit the plans. The Rebel fleet is just having a failed rescue attempt.
  • Cut Raddus asking what is going on down there and his lieutenant saying that the transmissions are blocked.
  • Cut the Red 5 reference
  • Cut any scenes referring to them needing to blow a hole in the shield to transmit.
  • Cut Darth Vader hallway scene as it is now in ANH
  • Cut Leia getting the plans as it is now in ANH
  • Added Vader scene from Kenobi series.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (The Anime Planet Cut)

Ep 1 – Those Who Challenge the Sun (43 Min)
FMA episodes 1 & 2
A lead on the Philosopher’s Stone leads the Elric brothers to a remote desert city whose citizens worship a sun god and are led by a prophet who is purported to perform miracles. Knowing the truth behind the prophet’s power, the Elrics seek to unseat him and reveal the truth to the citizens of that desert city. They also seek to steal the source of the power for themselves, until they discover a secret about it that even the prophet didn’t know.

Ep 2 – A Story of Family (49 Min)
FMA episodes 3 & 5 with a little of FMAB episode 2
A young Ed and Al are determined to bring back their dead mother, who was their pillar of strength in light of their absent father and war struck country. After being found by Colonial Mustang, the Elric brothers hop aboard a train to Central City and quickly find themselves defending the passengers – including General Haruko – from terrorists.

Ep 3 – Crimes of Passion (64 Min)
FMA episodes 6, 7 & 8
Once in Central City, Ed and Al move into the vast mansion of the Sewing-Life Alchemist Shou Tucker and begin to prepare for the Alchemy exam. After passing the exam and becoming an official state alchemist, Ed takes a closer look at Tucker’s chimera experiments and begins to realize that something wrong has been going on. A disheartened Ed resigns from his position as State Alchemist just as Winry arrives into town to visit. Winry however, may end up as the next victim of the city’s serial killer.

Ep 4 – The Other Brother Elric (43.5 Min)
FMA episodes 11 & 12 I know the article said to skip this but this is how the Elric’s find out about Dr. Marco and that comes into play later on.
The Elric brothers head to Xenotime in hopes of finding the Philosopher’s Stone, but instead find two brothers who’ve stolen their identity and are poisoning the town with strange red water. Ed and Al uncover a conspiracy involving the Tringham brothers’ father, his involvement with the red water and the disease that’s stricken Xenotime.

Ep 5 – An Alchemists Challenge (63 Min)
FMA episodes 13, 14 & 15 Removed any reference to their Mom as Bradley’s secretary. Removed any reference to episodes that are no longer in this continuity
Just in time for his annual Assessment, Ed challenges Mustang to a fight. If Ed wins, Roy must tell the truth about the traveling Dr. Marcoh who saved children in Xenotime. While the shape-shifting Envy disguises himself as Cornello, Ed and Al find Dr. Marcoh and learn about the Stone’s involvement in the Ishbal Rebellion.

Ep 6 – That Which is Lost (44 Min)
FMA episodes 16 & 17.
As Dr. Marcoh faces a deadly encounter with Lust, Armstrong and the Elrics flee to Resembool. Ed however, gets sent into a rage when they lose Al in the process. The hobbled Elrics return to their childhood village for the first time in four years. As the Rockbells construct Ed’s new limbs, the boys sift through the ashes they left behind. While Al comes to the fearful realization that his memories are fading, Ed visits his mother’s grave, and both must redefine their view of family and home.

Ep 7- The Truth Behind Truths (43 Min)
FMA episodes 18 & 19 Cut reference to Lust being a part of Scars past.
Ed and Al are forced to go in search of another source for Dr. Marcoh’s books after Lust, Gluttony and Scar burn the first Branch Library to the ground. Once they find a way to read Dr. Marcoh’s book, Ed and Al are horrified when they learn what the key ingredient in making a Philospher’s stone is, but they forge ahead to explore an abandoned lab.

Ep 8 – The Fifth Laboratory (43.5 Min)
FMA episodes 20 & 21 Cut reference to Lust being a part of Scars past.
Ed and Al square up against two guards that are just like Al; souls bound to armored suits. Ed however, may be in trouble as his auto mail malfunctions. Barry sets off explosions that inadvertently free the homonculus Greed and the other prisoners. Shou Tucker returns from the dead in a surprising new form.

EP 9 – Fullmetal Heart (43.5 Min)
FMA episodes 22 & 23 Cut Juliet (Bradley’s secretary).
After the explosive finale to Lab Five, Ed and Al wake up in the hospital, once again in pieces. Winry travels to Central to make repairs, and is enraged by the brothers’ refusal to tell her the truth about their lives. Meanwhile, Al’s recurring questions about his existence come to a boil. Was there ever an Alphonse Elric? Or are his memories and soul alchemically created lies?

EP 10 - Words of Farewell (44.5 Min)
FMA episodes 24 & 25 with a little of FMAB episode 10 Cut Juliet as an Homunculus.
As Al runs from Ed and Winry, desperate to know the truth about what he is, mercenaries swoop into the Ishbalan encampment where Scar is recovering and massacre helpless refugees. Al finds himself side by side with Scar, on a renegade mission against the state that Ed represents. Afterwards, Ed and Al claim they’ve quit their search for the Philosopher’s Stone and board a train heading south. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Colonel Hughes’ investigation of Lab Five leads him to a startling discovery of military corruption and conspiracy that could topple the entire national government.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (The Anime Planet Cut)

There was a story about 2 brothers who had a natural talent for alchemy called Fullmetal Alchemist. This story was originally told in a manga, but before the manga was finished an anime was put out. The anime had to change and create some original story elements because the manga was still ongoing at the time.

After the manga had finished they wanted to revisit the anime with a version closer to the actual story told in the manga. This would be known as Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. The only thing was due to retreading some story elements told in the original anime, they shortened some story beats for FMAB.
Online fans had come up with ways to watch some episodes of each mix and match FMA and FMAB to get the full story. One of these was told on Anime Planet here: https://www.anime-planet.com/users/Halex/lists/fullmetal-alchemist--watching-guide-191736

So I figured why not create replacement episodes for FMAB by combining the required viewing from FMA into longer episodes to create an actual manga cut for rewatching based on the Anime Planet article.

The Amazing Spider-Man PART 2

This is vastly different than the original cut. We have a new opening to recap the ending of Part 1 and a subsequent scene not seen in Part 1. The tone is less cartoonish and more balanced. There is a lot of new music and deleted material used to flesh out the movie. Much like Part 1 this has the focus on Peter and Gwen’s relationship without all the other distractions.

Electro is pushed back to a secondary villain and Harry is brought up to being the primary villain. Electro’s motivation is different as well. The accident simply drove him insane and he hears voices in his head.

uts and Additions:

  • Starting Part 2 with a recap of the end of Part 1

  • Cut the whole Roosevelt subplot.

  • Re-cut the opening with Gwen’s graduation speech with Spider-Man fighting the Rhino instead of the cartoonish opening it had with the car chase. Peter is no longer letting people die so he has time to crack jokes…

  • Cut all of Max Dillon’s introduction from opening

  • Rearranged graduation scenes to follow new continuity from Part 1.

  • Cut Max’s phone call during montage of Spider-Man phone calls

  • Cut Spider-Man talking to store clerk with a cold

  • Cut store clerk imitating web-shooters

  • Added deleted scene with Peter and Gwen are thinking about each other

  • Cut the whole “we don’t have a chimney” scene

  • Establish Max as he is walking into Oscorp

  • Cut all the clownish dialog. It’s simply Max in trouble for being late and his boss not believing that he created the electrical grid.

  • Shortened Max and Gwen on the elevator

  • Removed the TV wall that was used in Part 1 from the Norman Osborn death montage

  • Cut all references to everyone going home and Max has to stay by himself at Oscorp

  • Cut references to Max saying it’s his birthday

  • Trimmed the fixing of the bad wire connection and him falling into the eel tank

  • Trimmed the scene in the eel tank.

  • Added a trimmed version of the extended Morgue scene

  • Made several cuts, rearrangements and trims to Spider-Man and Electro’s first meet. The goal here is to make him less pathetic but still misunderstood and things get out of had just a bit too fast to be contained

  • Cut Peter thinking about Gwen because I used the longer scene earlier in the movie

  • Cut Harry seeing a file on the super suit. He is working on the project in the deleted scene.

  • Cut Peter watching YouTube to figure out how a battery works

  • Used deleted scene where Peter sees the battle suit and Harry tells Peter that he is dying in person rather than a phone call. There are a couple of spots where the CG skyline is missing, but like the deleted scenes in Part1, they may be just a little off but the story works better with them.

  • Cut the kiss in the broom closet

  • Made several cuts to Dr Kafka and Electro

  • Cut references to other plot lines between Peter and Gwen when she is at the Oxford interview

  • Used deleted scene of Gwen getting accepted. Color corrected Peter on the rooftop to look like early evening

  • Color corrected Harry and Felicia to also look later in the day because….

  • Added Gwen talking to Aunt May and this is supposed to be the following day

  • Cut Harry crying to Electro so much

  • Added deleted scene for Peter running home and Aunt May tells him about Gwen

  • Added Ext Harry transformation

  • Cut Spidey saying “I Hate This Song”.

  • Used the Deleted Alt ending. 1. This bookends the series as a whole. Part 1 opens with Peter and his dad and Pat 2 closes with them. 2. Garfield BRINGS IT! 3. We finally get the “With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility” line.

  • Tons of rescoring of the movie!