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February 09, 2013    
 
8.9 (29)
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Original Movie Title:
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Original Release Date:
2012
Original Running Time:
124
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
138
Time Cut:
10
Time Added:
24
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Brief Synopsis:
Incorporated deleted, alternate and supplementary footage and made numerous edits to original scenes to strengthen story, clarify character motivation, and address some often-mentioned issues viewers had with the original theatrical release.
Intention:
Watching the excellent deleted and alternate scenes in the Blu-Ray extras convinced me Prometheus could be a better movie with those scenes included, and then making my own changes followed naturally from there.
Special Thanks:
njvc, white43, and darth_xenu for invaluable advice on improving important edits/scenes, Neglify for sheperding me through the submission process, and njvc again for making an awesome motion menu that will be used for an upcoming DVD version.
Release Information
MP4/M4V/MOV
Special Features
720x300 MP4 &
1280x534 MP4
Cuts and Additions:
- Instead of starting with the engineers, we begin with the two human drivers of the mission: Weyland (his TED talk) and Shaw (her call to Weyland). New title card. Shaw's call scaled and cropped to fit film's aspect ratio, new background (generated + line animation from 'Prometheus transmission') fills sides of frame
- David watching Shaw's dream now happens in the middle of the David-alone-on-the-ship sequence instead of at the beginning
- Included extra dialogue in Vickers and Janek's first conversation
- During the briefing, cut Weyland's "what happens when we die" line - nothing in what Shaw and Holloway have found on Earth has to do with the afterlife (Shaws says mentions afterlife in her call, but Weyland's stress should be different)
- In theatrical release, during the briefing, Shaw states that the engineers created humans as if it's a fact, and then when asked by a fellow scientist to back that up, then gives her "what I choose to believe" line, which renders this important aspect of her character ridiculous. Here, she makes it as a direct statement of belief straight up, which then gets mocked by Fifield.
- Cut a couple of Vickers lines that were redundantly underlining bitchiness
- A few small edits to Holloway dialogue to make him a bit less douche-y
- Trimmed a few bits of exploration scenes to increase pace (includes removing silly "it's minus 12 in here" line - they'd all be putting their helmets back on in that case)
- Included Millburn discovering (non-dangerous) alien lifeform scene
- Included Shaw's "not alone" speech to crew
- Shaw and Ford no longer pump the engineer head with electricity until it explodes
- Stitched together new line for Fifield to explain why the keeper of the "pups" gets lost: "I can't connect us to my pups' map"
- Tightened up "probe picking up life form" scene
- Millburn no longer treats the alien worm as if it's a cute animal at a petting zoo
- David now spikes Holloway's drink just before handing it to him, instead of *right* in front of his face
- After Holloway's death, while out on the table, Shaw remembers the dig in Scotland with him (archeological site scene) and has a vision of the engineers on earth (the engineer-sacrifice scene)
- Included Janek's talk with Vickers, which gives him a much better reason for sacrificing himself at the end. It intercuts the scene of David talking to Shaw about her pregnancy. Added music.
- Additional music to second half of David talking to Shaw about her pregnancy scene
- Included alternate Fifield return scene, which I think is far superior in the way he looks and moves (including a hint of xenomorphism with the head elongation)
- Included extended conversation between Vickers and Weyland, a good character moment for both of them, especially giving some nuance to Vickers, and also has acknowledgement that Weyland's circle is aware of Shaw's "child" on the ship, via Vicker's "thing squealing next door" line. Added music and sfx.
- Included the extended conversation between the humans and the engineer. Mix of theatrical and alternate footage. Added music.
- Removed Shaw's long leap across the widening plates. She's already been asked to do so much in her post-operation state
- The co-pilots no longer crack a joke right before making the ultimate sacrifice
- Shortened juggernaut-rolling sequence, to try to mitigate this issue: http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2012/06/13 (safe to say I liked the film more than they did, but they make a good point )
- Included Shaw's melee with the engineer
- Included alternate end conversation between Shaw and David, which is *so* much more fitting in tone given what Shaw has been through. Some theatrical footage mixed with alternate
- Added bit of 'space jockey' music from original Alien and callback to the xenomorph-mural to very last scene
- Small adjustments at various other places
- Made color-corrections in all added footage to try to match it with theatrical
Cover art by Severian (DOWNLOAD HERE) image

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Overall rating 
 
8.9
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.2  (29)
Visual Editing 
 
9.1  (29)
Audio Editing 
 
8.9  (29)
Narrative 
 
8.8  (29)
Enjoyment 
 
8.8  (29)
I enjoyed this at the cinema but on viewing it again on Bluray found it a little lacking as an Alien prequel.
Severian's edit is a lot tighter with good integration of deleted scenes (although one obviously stands out with incomplete wire removal) and cutting of non-plot essential scenes. The addition of the TED speech and the begining was great and I liked the Shaw video messages too.
I certainly enjoyed it more than the original and it will be my go to edition now.

Thanks Severain ^_^
Overall rating 
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0
Reviewed by smellyskunk July 19, 2014
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I enjoyed this at the cinema but on viewing it again on Bluray found it a little lacking as an Alien prequel.
Severian's edit is a lot tighter with good integration of deleted scenes (although one obviously stands out with incomplete wire removal) and cutting of non-plot essential scenes. The addition of the TED speech and the begining was great and I liked the Shaw video messages too.
I certainly enjoyed it more than the original and it will be my go to edition now.

Thanks Severain ^_^

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Prometheus do you see this? Yeah I do, and it's quite an edit! The movie makes sense now, and is serious, and is so clearly a prequel to Alien. I liked the added scenes, particularly Weyland's speech at the start, and how scenes were moved/relocated. Everything was seamless as far as I could tell, video and audio.

There remain some potential improvements in narrative, as others have pointed out. The zombie half mutated guy that gets the blow torch, not really sure where his mutation fits into the creature life cycle. Probably could do without that, just leave it where we last saw him inside the compound with a creature going down his throat.

I really enjoyed this movie now, and look forward to sharing the edit with others.
Overall rating 
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0
Reviewed by kellenpure March 24, 2014
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Prometheus do you see this? Yeah I do, and it's quite an edit! The movie makes sense now, and is serious, and is so clearly a prequel to Alien. I liked the added scenes, particularly Weyland's speech at the start, and how scenes were moved/relocated. Everything was seamless as far as I could tell, video and audio.

There remain some potential improvements in narrative, as others have pointed out. The zombie half mutated guy that gets the blow torch, not really sure where his mutation fits into the creature life cycle. Probably could do without that, just leave it where we last saw him inside the compound with a creature going down his throat.

I really enjoyed this movie now, and look forward to sharing the edit with others.

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This is the first fanedit I've ever watched, and I absolutely loved it! Prometheus is a movie that I've watched often, and although I was quite disappointed during my initial viewings, I've always enjoyed it a little more with each viewing. I think this is partly due to my desire to like the film and partly due to overlooking/expecting the odd/sometimes wacky things that happen in the original film. I feel like this edit is superior to the original in every way, and I thank Severian for putting in the effort to make this!

While I felt detached from the characters in the original movie, this edit made me really feel connected to the characters. I especially liked the Shaw clip in the beginning because it made her quest seem more personal and the tech interface was also kinda creepy in the way it analyzed her facial movements. I also liked moving the cave scene because it had a more emotional impact (reminding us that the innocent-not sure if this is the right word but can't think of a better one at the moment-exploration for truth led to some really horrible consequences).

My two (extremely minor) gripes are: (1) the clip of Shaw saying "what I choose to believe" felt a little rushed. I liked switching the lines but something about the transition from when she gets asked what engineers "engineered" and her answer felt too fast. It would have been nice if the picture stayed on Shaw's face a bit before she said "what I choose to believe" but there may not have been enough picture for that. (2) the placement of the engineer scene after the flashback to the cave was a bit jarring, like it seemed out of place, but I can't really think of a better place for it. And the echoing words "we come from them" was a very nice touch.

Again, thanks a bunch for the great edit!
Overall rating 
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0
Reviewed by dren January 22, 2014
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This is the first fanedit I've ever watched, and I absolutely loved it! Prometheus is a movie that I've watched often, and although I was quite disappointed during my initial viewings, I've always enjoyed it a little more with each viewing. I think this is partly due to my desire to like the film and partly due to overlooking/expecting the odd/sometimes wacky things that happen in the original film. I feel like this edit is superior to the original in every way, and I thank Severian for putting in the effort to make this!

While I felt detached from the characters in the original movie, this edit made me really feel connected to the characters. I especially liked the Shaw clip in the beginning because it made her quest seem more personal and the tech interface was also kinda creepy in the way it analyzed her facial movements. I also liked moving the cave scene because it had a more emotional impact (reminding us that the innocent-not sure if this is the right word but can't think of a better one at the moment-exploration for truth led to some really horrible consequences).

My two (extremely minor) gripes are: (1) the clip of Shaw saying "what I choose to believe" felt a little rushed. I liked switching the lines but something about the transition from when she gets asked what engineers "engineered" and her answer felt too fast. It would have been nice if the picture stayed on Shaw's face a bit before she said "what I choose to believe" but there may not have been enough picture for that. (2) the placement of the engineer scene after the flashback to the cave was a bit jarring, like it seemed out of place, but I can't really think of a better place for it. And the echoing words "we come from them" was a very nice touch.

Again, thanks a bunch for the great edit!

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This is the 5th and best fan edit of any movie I've seen. When Prometheus came out I was looking forward to it but was terribly let down especially as I had missed in in the theatres and figuring I'd like it I bought the blu-ray. The pacing and editing are what I seem to remember putting me off the most. I barely remember watching it and it sits at the bottom of the back of my blu-rays.

Well along comes this edit. What a difference! I thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end with just a couple of unavoidable cringe-worthy moments still there. This is the best edited I've seen yet as well - particularly the audio. Seamless. There was a moment in the visual editing that didn't work as great as everything else but I don't even remember the particulars on it anymore.

This is how the movie should have been released to theaters. This is one I'll watch again and again and I am looking forward to seeing more of Severian's work. Excellent!
Overall rating 
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0
Reviewed by mathew1965 January 16, 2014
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This is the 5th and best fan edit of any movie I've seen. When Prometheus came out I was looking forward to it but was terribly let down especially as I had missed in in the theatres and figuring I'd like it I bought the blu-ray. The pacing and editing are what I seem to remember putting me off the most. I barely remember watching it and it sits at the bottom of the back of my blu-rays.

Well along comes this edit. What a difference! I thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end with just a couple of unavoidable cringe-worthy moments still there. This is the best edited I've seen yet as well - particularly the audio. Seamless. There was a moment in the visual editing that didn't work as great as everything else but I don't even remember the particulars on it anymore.

This is how the movie should have been released to theaters. This is one I'll watch again and again and I am looking forward to seeing more of Severian's work. Excellent!

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I'm a huge movie guy and I've been on the site for about a year checking out all the great work all the editors have done. In true cliche fashion, it was Adywan's Star Wars edit that brought me to the site but I've been a devoted follower ever since. I mention Adywan in this review because his edit is what I think a fanedit should accomplish: polishing the rougher parts of a film to make it into something better or something new. Quite like Adywan's edit, Severian has most definitely achieved this feat and in seemingly simple ways.

I've loved the Alien films since I was a kid and Ridley Scott is (maybe used to be at this point) a master of SF. I was so incredibly pumped for the film and then I remember leaving the theater scratching my head. There were so many fantastic ideas in the film, and it looked gorgeous, but it was missing a core experience for me to connect to. Once I saw that an edit had been done for the film, and that Severian seemed to feel the same way about the original cut, I had to check out his edit and I was not disappointed. Here's my breakdown on each category:

The film still looks gorgeous and there were only a few moments where the image was slightly fuzzy.

The visual editing is amazing. I honestly could not tell that this was a fanedit (aside from seeing the original film of course). Every scene was treated with care and the changes all flowed easily into one another. I was also scratching my head at the end of Severian's work but for a different reason: how in the world did he make something so soulless find it's way again so easily? Reading the cut/changes list doesn't do this edit justice. Severian has taken an original work and made it insanely better by adding a real connection to it.

The audio editing is also flawless. I didn't notice any issues in the sound and it played quite well over my surround sound.

Like I've said a few times, I honestly disliked the original cut and Severian delivered an Alien movie that I proudly display next to the first two. I can only hope that Ridley Scott takes a page from Severian's book as he continues the franchies; if not, at least I know Severian will be there to give the fans good films. Honestly, if you liked the original or hated it, check out Severian's cut. The cuts are all flawless and it is impossible to tell that it is a fanedit; this is the version that should have been shown in theaters. Thanks for the experience!
Overall rating 
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0
Reviewed by lifeisinablink January 05, 2014
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I'm a huge movie guy and I've been on the site for about a year checking out all the great work all the editors have done. In true cliche fashion, it was Adywan's Star Wars edit that brought me to the site but I've been a devoted follower ever since. I mention Adywan in this review because his edit is what I think a fanedit should accomplish: polishing the rougher parts of a film to make it into something better or something new. Quite like Adywan's edit, Severian has most definitely achieved this feat and in seemingly simple ways.

I've loved the Alien films since I was a kid and Ridley Scott is (maybe used to be at this point) a master of SF. I was so incredibly pumped for the film and then I remember leaving the theater scratching my head. There were so many fantastic ideas in the film, and it looked gorgeous, but it was missing a core experience for me to connect to. Once I saw that an edit had been done for the film, and that Severian seemed to feel the same way about the original cut, I had to check out his edit and I was not disappointed. Here's my breakdown on each category:

The film still looks gorgeous and there were only a few moments where the image was slightly fuzzy.

The visual editing is amazing. I honestly could not tell that this was a fanedit (aside from seeing the original film of course). Every scene was treated with care and the changes all flowed easily into one another. I was also scratching my head at the end of Severian's work but for a different reason: how in the world did he make something so soulless find it's way again so easily? Reading the cut/changes list doesn't do this edit justice. Severian has taken an original work and made it insanely better by adding a real connection to it.

The audio editing is also flawless. I didn't notice any issues in the sound and it played quite well over my surround sound.

Like I've said a few times, I honestly disliked the original cut and Severian delivered an Alien movie that I proudly display next to the first two. I can only hope that Ridley Scott takes a page from Severian's book as he continues the franchies; if not, at least I know Severian will be there to give the fans good films. Honestly, if you liked the original or hated it, check out Severian's cut. The cuts are all flawless and it is impossible to tell that it is a fanedit; this is the version that should have been shown in theaters. Thanks for the experience!

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