Stephen King’s IT: The Cinematic Cut by Conrad MacIntyre – I set out to update the existing miniseries and turn it into a single feature without a segmented narrative. Minimize the downtime, and trim back wherever possible. I believe I have succeeded at tightening up the content, masking the special effects that did not hold up very well, and presenting the best possible version of the original content.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Arkenstone Edition by Kerr – I’ve tried to keep the focus on Bilbo, Thorin and Gandalf as much as possible, while still making room for characters like Tauriel, Legolas, Bard and their stories (but making sure they never overshadow our main storylines). The last 45 minutes or so have also been reworked heavily to improve the pacing, and I’ve replaced the sequence in the forges with Smaug’s rampage in Laketown from the beginning of BotFA as the climax of the film.
Doctor Who: Rose – Eight to Nine Edition by Zarius – I decided to have some fun with the first episode of the 2005 revival, very minimal edit, just a simple case of adding “Night of the Doctor” as the opening act to make it appear that Mcgann has transitioned to Eccelston, oh, and I altered the ending ever so slightly so Rose does not depart with The Doctor at the end so it feels more like a stand-alone.
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