This is the closest thing I have to a cutlist, but there’s a lot of what I call “micro-edits” throughout that won’t be in this list.
Did a color correction on the movie to make it look a little more like a 70’s film stock without overdoing it.
Added further film grain to make it feel more in line with 70’s movies/4K77.
Many instances of sound effects and music have been completely reworked, especially the podrace introduction, which had it’s entire soundscape rebuilt for parts of it.
Added disclaimer and “Spence Fanedits” title card
Opening crawl is unchanged.
Removed “as you know, our blockade is perfectly legal”
Removed “what?! What did you say?”
Cut a few seconds of Qui-Gon receiving his tea.
Cut from “kill them immediately” to the ambassador ship being destroyed.
Cut droid dialogue when Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are cornered in the meeting room.
Cut “have you ever encountered a Jedi knight, sir?” “well, no”
Cut “this is impossible!”
Cut “they’re no match for droidekas”
Removed some awkward dialogue between Padme and Nute.
Cut from “can mean only one thing, invasion” straight to the army landing.
Cut Jar-Jar’s interaction to make it seem that Qui-Gon is deliberately tackling him to the ground to save him.
Cut “muy muy, I love you!”
Cut “exsqueeze me”
Cut “yousa follow me now, okey day”
Cut Tarpals’ “yousa in big doodoo this time”
Cut the majority of Nass’ ticks except for the last one.
Cut “symbiote circle” line.
Cut the dramatic delivery of “the planet cooooore”
Jar Jar now just says “A little help here would be hot”
Cut Jar Jar’s dialogue after being freed.
Removed the majority of the Bongo sequence, keeping a little bit of the traveling and Jar-Jar explaining he was banished because he’s clumsy,
Cut some Rick Ollie Captain Obvious-isms when they flee the planet.
Cut “now there are two of them” after Maul is introduced (generally most of these cowardly moments that end Trade Federation/Sidious scenes are removed.
Cut Jar Jar stepping in poop.
Cut most of Jar Jar’s antics in Watto’s shop, with the exception of turning off the pit droid.
Cut Jar Jar juggling a bunch of junk as Qui-Gon enters. This was tricky.
Cut Jar Jar being confused which direction to turn as they exit the shop
Cut Anakin’s “yippee”
Cut a few seconds of Jar-Jar getting up after being attacked by Sebulba.
Cut all scenes involving C-3PO from the film.
Kept the Jar-Jar tongue joke, but removed his reaction after Qui-Gon lets him go.
Removed any midichlorian discussion.
Removed Anakin’s crappy friends being crappy to him. Kittster is the only one still hanging out.
Removed the end of Qui-Gon and Watto’s bet, before Watto talks to Anakin. It goes straight from there to the podrace arena.
Lots of cuts throughout the podrace.
Lots of the pilot introductions are cut
The parade is cut
The piece Sebulba breaks off of Anakin’s podracer is no longer visible in the next scene.
Cut the other pod that stalls out.
Cut anything that makes the scene not feel fast and dangerous.
Lots of tiny cuts throughout to spike the pacing.
Cut Obi-Wan saying “pathetic lifeform” he now just says “another lifeform”
Added the deleted scene of Anakin fighting Greedo, but cut where Greedo was called by name.
Cut another Anakin “yippee” in his house.
Moved the scene of the probe droid searching Mos Espa to right after Anakin leaves home, and added the probe droid deleted scene right after it.
Cut Anakin saying he’s “tired”
Removed Jar Jar saying Padme is hot.
Trimmed the beginning of Padme and Palpatine’s meeting on Coruscant.
Trimmed some dialogue from the Jedi council scene for better pacing.
Anakin’s test now begins with Yoda asking him how he feels, removing the silly view screen guessing game at the beginning.
There’s no more dialogue after Padme says “prepare my ship!” For a stronger exit from the scene.
Mention of Maul joining Nute on Tattooine is removed and he is cut from all scenes until the duel. The idea is to let the audience forget about him until he makes a dramatic return.
The scene with Ollie showing Anakin the ship controls is moved to right after they leave Coruscant, and a lightspeed effect is added to the ship windows so it matches the rest of the sequence.
Some more Boss Nass ticks removed during the forest scene.
Removed the scout and Anakin seeing the soldiers coming.
Trimmed the dialogue in the planning scene to keep it moving faster and remove some questionable acting from Padme.
Some sequences in the third act are re-ordered to stay with certain events a bit longer. I also used the famous L8wrtr structure where Anakin saves the day by blowing up the ship, which allows Padme to capture the Viceroy.
Extended a piece of the fighter cockpit to cover Anakin’s face where I cut some dialogue.
Trims to Jar Jar to make him more heroic, in his own clumsy way. Both he and Anakin do not do anything by accident throughout. They are purposefully heroic.
A lot of Anakin’s reactions, like “uh oh” or “this is not good” are removed.
Sped up the grappling hook sequence and had them enter the hallway from the window a bit faster.
Jar Jar no longer accidentally frees all of the big bombs from the carriage, this is something he does on purpose. He just doesn’t think about the fact that they’re going to roll at him too.
Removed sequence where Jar Jar lands on top of a tank and juggles a bomb. He is now immediately captured after the mount he’s on is hit by a canon.
The movie after Maul’s death is more or less unchanged.