The Phantom editor cut nearly 20 minutes of film, and I will touch upon those that stuck with me most. A representation of the digital age, where everything is malleable, and one person's vision or revision can quickly and easily be shared by millions. Reddit will takedown posts automatically if they violate copyright rules to the extent they always have done so. This is it, the one that started it all. He created his own personal vision of Star Wars entirely on consumer level film and sound editing programs, and is already hard at work perfecting Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in the same manner! You must not use any of the download links provided on this site unless you already own a legitimate copy of the edited film.
Fans, in other words, have continually been taking it upon themselves to save Star Wars from itself. In fact, he may have gone a bit overboard, as the entire final battle between Maul and the Jedi was pretty good, and including it would have given a little more character to the relationship between Obi Wan and his master. Review by Grauser — June 20, 2010 11:05 am In early 2001, one film projected the burgeoning scene of Fan Editing into the spotlight. Making things worse, prior to her death, Leia doesn't scold Poe Dameron, in turn robbing him of his lesson about true leadership versus foolhardy heroism. Perhaps the worst change is done to a totally unexpected character. The first time we see Anakin, he is grown up and played by Hayden Christensen Jake Lloyd never appears in this version.
She travels to Mustafar to confront him, and realizes that Obi-Wan was telling the truth. And we are left on that dark note. Episode I: The Phantom Edit is a very clean and professional edit. Other editors have taken the time to actually re-edit these movies, so spend your time watching those. Kind of fitting for a film like The Last Jedi, whose defining message was that letting go of the past could be a positive force for change.
The Phantom Edit was the first unauthorized re-edit of The Phantom Menace to receive major publicity and acclaim for making the film appreciably better, and although many other re-editing attempts followed, the original Phantom Edit is still highly regarded as a successful exercise of professional and artistic narrative film editing. While it's true some of the key female characters are excised altogether, others remain in the film but in a severely reduced capacity. Additional reviews and praise for The Phantom Edit: I first heard about this fanedit from a buddy of mine somewhere around 2002 or so. Smith admitted to having seen the re-edit but denied that he was the editor. Anakin returns to Tatooine and finds his mother tortured to death by the Tusken Raiders, but gone is the laughable aftermath. In the fan edit, it's Luke Skywalker himself, , who appears on Crait to confront the First Order towards the end.
Scenes were also cleverly trimmed to get to the point and remove the fluff. I: Attack of the Phantom, on TheForce. Starting near the end of the Darth Maul battle, we see Qui Gon Jin become mortally wounded, after which Obi Wan defeats Maul, approaches his dying master, and pledges to train the boy, Anakin. Although this edit should be watched on it's own merit, it is worth it in it's own right to watch it from the perspective of viewing a piece of digital history. It now starts off with the viewing of the hologram and fixes the continuity problems. Removed the writings and added a laser effect. Obi-Wan informs Padmé that Anakin has joined the dark side.
I had heard a lot of praise for the commentary so I listened to that as well. The Commentary is worth watching the movie for, it gives a wonderful insight into the Phantom Editor's editing process, as well as his motivations behind his changes. In the , software developer and Star Wars fan Rod Hilton sets out a way to experience the saga by simply rearranging the movies. Starting the story in the middle of this fight was a brilliant choice. A five minute partial fight scene.
The mystery behind the editor, the suspected Hollywood connections, the mass dislike of the film in it's original form, all helped to fuel the demand for Episode I. This is purely for entertainment purposes and not for profit. These shots now have the correct background. I — The Phantom Edit is a fan edit of the movie Star Wars Episode I — The Phantom Menace, removing elements of the original thought by some to be unsuccessful by critics and adult fans. Based on cutlist information only, my favour still goes out to Attack of the Federation, which I plan to watch in the very near future as well. While the dialogue still sucks, and the romantic scenes are still a bit cheesy, I was left caring way more about this relationship than I was in the original prequels. While Jar Jar has not been completely edited out, and you do still have to endure hearing the sound of his voice, The Phantom Editor has done a great job of reducing his presence, to an almost bearable measure.
There was one that was a split-screen of each of the 3 movies. No Podracing, no Death-Star-climax-mirroring, no politics, no tariffs, no midichlorians, no awkward-age-difference-between-Anakin-and-Padme-that-haunts-you-as-a-viewer-forever, no Jar Jar, no racial stereotypes whatsoever and between Watto, Jar Jar, and Newt Gunray there were quite a few. After that, Grace hopes that other actors, editors and filmmakers will run with the ball, produce and showcase remixed films on a annual basis within this private community. It was acclaimed as providing a more focused and better paced version of the film. This is a fan edit of the prequel trilogy into one feature length film. Much like Topher Grace or Team Negative One, Star Wars fan Petr Harmáček a.
The purpose of the edit, according to creator , was to make a much stronger version of The Phantom Menace based on the previous execution and philosophies of film storytelling and editing of. The Machete Order keeps the saga focused on Luke, while developing the story around him. In their tandem , Kylo is edited to easily take out the Praetorian Guards while Rey struggles with dispatching just one. But the movie still sucks big time here. The front light now blinks from red to blue. A 46-minute fan edit of made the Internet rounds recently and has been widely derided - and deservedly so. As you watch, you will come to realize that the main purpose of this particular fan edit is to make the love story between Anakin and Padme believable, and Episode 1 only damages the believability of that story.