Shazam: Origin by Billy Batson – The first live-action superhero movie, released as a twelve-chapter serial, cut down to a 120-minute feature length film. With the DC Extended Universe film SHAZAM! scheduled for release in April of 2019, I decided to trim the twelve-chapter 1941 serial, ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN MARVEL, down to a more digestible 120-minute movie in order to give anxious fans an advance look at the character. I also hope that it may serve as an introduction to the original source material for younger film fans who are not familiar with movie serials from the past.
Seinfeld: The Extended Series – Season 1 & 2 by Bobson Dugnutt – The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York City stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York City friends – bungling George Costanza, frustrated working gal Elaine Benes and the eccentric neighbor Cosmo Kramer. All cut scenes and jokes from the Season 1 and 2 DVDs have been masterfully reintegrated back into the 5 episodes with available deleted scenes.
Apocalypto: The Legend Of Jaguar Paw by Sinbad – Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man’s idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. The original movie is pretty perfect in my eyes but I was curious to see if I could cut the dialogue from the film and it still retain its power and narrative. While it wasn’t possible to completely remove dialogue I have trimmed about 60% of it and subtitled the dialogue where I felt it was necessary. The removal of a lot of dialogue and a faster pace now means the movie run-time is 111 minutes cut down 28 minutes from the original 139 minute version.