What are FanEdits, and why make them? FanEdits are an artform where someone takes a video source/sources and rearranges them with video editing software to create either a modified, or even radically new version of a movie.
TM2YC just released his new fanedit The Brothers Grimm: The Fairytale Workprint
Using all the available 'Deleted Material' and hints provided in Terry's Director's Commentary, TM2YC tries to bring this film a little closer to the longer, less mainstream and crazier cut that Terry originally might have wished to have seen the light of day.
"The available 'Deleted Material' was excellent but only available in a very poor and largely unfinished state. So as much as was possible, I've tried to finish VisFX, complete the Soundmix and Colour-Grade the footage to match the body of the movie. However, the scenes are still in a less than perfect state, which is why I call this... "The Fairytale Workprint""
BionicBob just released his new "Cyborg" fanedit Cyborg 7: Death From Venus
This is a fanedit of the TV series The Six Million Dollar man, "faster and more intense" as would say a well known bearded one.
"For Death From Venus, I wanted to create the episode I "remembered" rather than the episode that actually exists...LOL! I wanted something that moved at a faster, tension filled pace with a greater sense of jeopardy. So I removed all filler subplots and kept the focus on Steve battling the Venus Probe. Also, to up the threat level, this DEATH Probe actually will and does KILL.
Revenge Of The Death Probe
It's back!!! The Death Probe returns to wreak havoc and once again our weary bionic hero must give chase and stop the marauding machine!"
""Fire of the Dragon" is an earlier edit of this film, where I cut out all the extra made-up-for-the movie padding that stretched a perfectly good 2 hour movie into almost three.
However, I strongly agree with a lot of the criticism of both the original film and my first cut, in that these things (1) were a little over-the-top at times, and (2) still never happened in the book. So I decided to go ahead and make further changes to produce a "purist cut" of the movie. Instead of just being a watered down version of "Dragon", I trimmed more, reordered certain scenes, and made a new opening for it, as well as a new title.
MusicEd921 just released his second Firefly fanedit Serenity Chronicles II: War Stories
After the fanedit Serenity Chronicles I: Firefly, this second chapter in the Serenity Chronicles finds the Firefly crew harboring two Alliance fugitives and looking for any job they can find to keep their ship flying. The more time they spend hiding from the Alliance, the more Simon Tam fears for his sister River's mental stability as she begins to show signs of aggression that could endanger everyone on board.
"For this entry, I wanted to combine one of the bigger storylines of the show that involved the ruthless Niska and also gave more insight into Mal and Zoe's experiences in the Battle of Serenity Valley. These episodes lead into the grand finale, Serenity the movie.
It is difficult to do this kind of edit and not have it feel very episodic. This was certainly the trickiest of the trilogy, but I hope that you still enjoy the story I am hoping to tell with this trilogy.
Ranger613 has won his second 'favorite edit of the month' in a row, this time for the month of July with his fanedit Blade Runner: Tears in the Rain. Big Congratulations, Ranger613, and thanks to all the faneditors who made an edit that month and to all the people who voted for this contest.
"Tears in the Rain" is a vastly different version of the film, which serves as an alternate look at Ridley Scott's masterpiece, not an extension of the original. It focuses more on the Replicants and their quest to meet their maker. Rick Deckard is presented as a competent determined hunter and killer (unlike the relatively insecure counterpart in the original), in many ways an antagonist-- this is a world where Replicants are outlawed and killed on identification. They attack only when cornered, but mean no harm to humans. Not unless they can help it... This film is presented in high contrast black and white to accentuate the noir feel of the original. Trimmed down and fast paced, I hope this edit will intrigue, excite and entice fans of the original and new viewers alike.
"Blade Runner is one of (if not) my favorite films. I created this edit to give myself and other fans a new way of experiencing the material. This is not an improvement over the original, nor a slightly different version like the "Director's" or "Workprint" edition to the "Final Cut". I wanted a reorganized, unique and novel way of watching this classic, and with this edit I think I have achieved that. I also wanted to see how the film would look in black and white, and feel the noir atmosphere really comes across well in black and white. I provided a sample clip below."
Those who can't... teach. Dana Marschz (Pronounced Marschz) can't act, so what else could he do to follow his dream but teach Highschool drama. When his world begins to fall apart he has no choice but to try to stage the most insane musical every conceived. A sequel to Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' with a little help from a time-machine plot device.
This is the extended edition. This Mr. Marschz's Opus.
"Although I'm not 100% sure if it's genius or madness, 'Hamlet 2' is fast becoming one of my favourite cult-comedies, so there isn't much that needed improving. I just wanted to see the deleted footage restored to it's proper place, add a missing sombre titlecard to the last act and to remove the few scenes that strayed away from following Steve Coogan's wonderfully unhinged performance as Dana Marschz."
Trailer (Features naughty language. You have been warned!)
Spence presents his new fanedit, Frank Herbert's Dune - The Spence Edit.
Intention: To create an exciting and complete feature film version of the Dune Miniseries that runs at under 3 hours.
"Over 1 1/2 hours removed. Every shot has been individually cropped to fit the 2:35:1 aspect ratio. Elements of the score have been changed, many subplots have been cut, many obnoxious colors have been desaturated."
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