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.
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."
mikedrew87, wasting no time at all, presents his second fanedit, The Boogeyman.
This edit offers a new vision of the 2007 'Holloween' remake.
"I love the original 'Halloween', probably my favorite movie of all-time, but the remake was kind of a mess. So I wanted to try and make this an enjoyable and more fast paced film, but trying to keep the spirit of the original in mind.
I tried to hide the fact of how dangerous Myers is in the beginning. So by not showing the murders, it comes out as more of a mystery. It's more fast paced, without much dragging."
njvc presents his new fanedit, The Dark Knight Saga Recut - Part I.
This series of edits intends to streamline Nolan's Batman films, keeping the tone consistent throughout and emphasizing the strongest elements of the series.
"Batman Begins is a great origin story, establishing the gritty and realistic tone that would come to define Nolan's trilogy. Unfortunately, the film is also weighed down by numerous issues, including clunky exposition, poor attempts at humour, distracting CGI effects, and an overly yellow colour grade in many scenes. This edit attempts to fix those issues, hopefully strengthening this already great film and allowing its stronger elements to shine through."
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