Star Wars - Episode II: Attack of the Clones: The Super 8 Cut

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Star Wars - Episode II:  Attack of the Clones: The Super 8 Cut
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Original Release Date:
2002
Original Running Time:
142 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
34 minutes
Time Cut:
108 minutes
Synopsis:
This is not the pristine, perfect cut of episode II, it is a condensed Nitro fueled version meant to entertain in a fast and straightforward manner.
Intention:
To turn Star Wars Episode II into a vintage super 8 abridged release, Spread across two 17 minute 'reels'.
Additional Notes:
THIS IS A FULL SCREEN (4:3) RELEASE.
Special Thanks:
This edit was inspired by the super 8 preservation Puggo created. Thank you Puggo, BionicBob, Captain Khajiit, Tv`s Frink, RemixedByJorge and everyone at fanedit.org and originaltrilogy.com.
Release Information:
DVD
Special Features:
- About the edit
- Bonus trailers
Cuts and Additions:
1. Created new opening and end credit sequences
2. Gave the movie a worn out, aged film look. this edit is in fullscreen to help give it a more retro feel
3. Shortened pretty much every scene i kept
4. Removed all but one Naboo scene
5. Removed Darth Sidous From all but the end of reel 2
6. Removed nearly all the political nonsense
7. Tightened the pace of action scenes
8. Cut the lamest part`s of Anakin and Padme`s love story
9. Yoda is not a dancing lightsaber wielding disgrace in this version
10. Obi-wan and Anakin do not spend half the film arguing about everything
11. Anakin doesn't go off killing a bunch of sand people like some creepy mixed up sith guy
12. Removed scenes of Obi-wan snooping around the separatist base, we find out
13. C-3po does not partake in the end battle scenes
14. Pretty much removed anything that got in the way of the entertainment
Trailer


This Fanedit Was Nominated for "Best Fanedit By A New Editor" in the 4th Annual Fanedit Awards

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Faneditor Name:
Franchise:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2002
Original Running Time:
142 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
34 minutes
Time Cut:
108 minutes
Synopsis:
This is not the pristine, perfect cut of episode II, it is a condensed Nitro fueled version meant to entertain in a fast and straightforward manner.
Intention:
To turn Star Wars Episode II into a vintage super 8 abridged release, Spread across two 17 minute 'reels'.
Additional Notes:
THIS IS A FULL SCREEN (4:3) RELEASE.
Special Thanks:
This edit was inspired by the super 8 preservation Puggo created. Thank you Puggo, BionicBob, Captain Khajiit, Tv`s Frink, RemixedByJorge and everyone at fanedit.org and originaltrilogy.com.
Release Information:
DVD
Special Features:
- About the edit
- Bonus trailers
Cuts and Additions:
1. Created new opening and end credit sequences
2. Gave the movie a worn out, aged film look. this edit is in fullscreen to help give it a more retro feel
3. Shortened pretty much every scene i kept
4. Removed all but one Naboo scene
5. Removed Darth Sidous From all but the end of reel 2
6. Removed nearly all the political nonsense
7. Tightened the pace of action scenes
8. Cut the lamest part`s of Anakin and Padme`s love story
9. Yoda is not a dancing lightsaber wielding disgrace in this version
10. Obi-wan and Anakin do not spend half the film arguing about everything
11. Anakin doesn't go off killing a bunch of sand people like some creepy mixed up sith guy
12. Removed scenes of Obi-wan snooping around the separatist base, we find out
13. C-3po does not partake in the end battle scenes
14. Pretty much removed anything that got in the way of the entertainment
Cover art by Rogue-theX (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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Trailer


This Fanedit Was Nominated for "Best Fanedit By A New Editor" in the 4th Annual Fanedit Awards

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Review by L8wrtr — July 2, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

I avoided watching too many Episode II edits while I worked on my own, and I purposefully avoided this edit as I wanted to be able to simply sit back and enjoy it. Finally this morning I sat down with my two boys and took this in.

Normally I divide a review into various categories of video, audio etc.. but this is no ordinary edit.

Simply put, this is just hands-down, grin-inducing fun. Is it perfect? No. And it shouldn’t be. Rogue’s vision was perfect and his execution of that vision was even better. His use of the aged look, jump-cut splicing, audio imperfections etc allowed him to make editing choices simply not possible with a traditional edit.

The only comprable edit I can think of is The Man Behind the Mask’s War of the Stars. Never intended as a replacement edit, this is another example of the power and potential of fanediting as an artform. By ignoring the boundaries of creating a ‘traditional’ edit, Rogue has crafted something fun, original and FAST out of a completely pre-existing work of art (insert snicker here about referring to Attack of the Clones as art).

From a story standpoint, what’s truly fascinating about this edit is that it also works as a commentary on Episode II itself. The editor himself describes the chunks of deleted footage as contributing to plot holes, however really, that is not the case. The missing footage creates some continuity errors, but really, the critical plot points of Episode II are told in roughly a half hour. While the nuance of the story only makes sense if you’ve seen the original, a first-time watcher would get the basics of the story, and that is quite a feat.

So all-in-all, this is a resounding 10/10 for me. Amazing work Rogue, well-done.
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Review by DwightFry78 — March 6, 2011 @ 7:52 pm

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Review by TMBTM — March 4, 2011 @ 1:52 am

It was a very nice way to revisit the movie although I feel that, for someone not knowing the movie, there are some little plot holes (well the original movie also have some: syfo dias anyone?).
How exactly Obi knows where is the planet to look for in the archive and the name of it? (a simple “a bounty hunter from Kamino…” line by Zam just before she dies would have make sens here). And who exactly is that Dooku vilain that every characters seems to know, but the audience not?
That said, those kind of missing things ARE parts of super 8 cuts of movies anyway, and they did not break the flow of the story at all.
The look of the edit is “gorgeous”, maybe a bit too beautiful, but it’s not a complain at all, I loved it. From the picture I saw before I was worried that it would be just a tinted black and white version, but no, it’s very smartly done.
The pace felt a bit like a “long” episode of the CG Clone Wars show and this is also a compliment.
I also liked the added music from the OT at times. Nice touch.

I’m also very pleased that some of the trailers that are on the DVD will maybe turn into future releases, because they looked great!

This is a solid first fanedit that shows a lot of work and passion. Congratulations.
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Review by bionicbob — March 1, 2011 @ 10:52 pm

So let me just get it out of the way, and say up front,
this Fan Edit is EXCELLENT! I was thoroughly engaged and entertained.
Thumbs up from me!

Let’s get into specifics…

The Trailers….

All excellent vintage choices. Many of them childhood favorites.
I nearly pissed my pants with laughter when I saw the title Rogue gave the Bruce Lee movie! Awesomeness!!! (though maybe there should be a RESTRICTED WARNING for that one…)
It would have been really funny if the Flash Gordon trailer was presented in MONGO-vision…
One thing is clear from these trailers, Rogue loves to manipulate music, and he really shows his diverse tastes and talent. It definitely piqued my interest and left me wanting to see more.

When I was a little kid (this would be the mid/late 70s), we lived in a small town with a small independant movie theatre, and every Saturday they would have a double bill matinee of slightly older/poor print movies. I used to love going, it is where I saw the old Tarzan movies, Sinbad, tons of westerns and other B and C movies. Your trailers totally transported me back to that time.
Well done!

The Movie….

Okay, the very fact Rogue managed to cut Attack of the Clones down to less than 40 minutes and that it totally works, is brilliant in itself! He smartly built the story around 3 big action pieces, kept the mystery and key character moments, and it all blends together marvellously.

I love that Rogue totally cut the Emperor out of the movie except for the closing shot. I think this is fantastic choice. All the Naboo stuff is gone and not even missed. As I said, storywise, the edit completely works! Well done.

The Look/Tech…

I am no expert, and my old brain has trouble remembering what actual Super 8 footage looks like, but I do like what Rogue has done here. Whether it is truly a Super 8 Look or not doesn’t matter to me. What matters is he has taken something we have all seen more times than me like to admit and given it a fresh new look which I found to be very enjoyable.

I like that each reel has it’s own distinct look. I love the smudges and hairs that show up.
The audio is great with all the hiss and pops!
I found all the cuts to be clean and smooth, all the transistions worked well for me. The Full Screen format worked really well for this type of edit and enhances the illusion.

Technically, I think Rogue should be very happy with his acheivement.
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November 17, 2011

Thumbs up.

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i never knew what a super 8 film was until rogue-thex started to fanedit films into this format, and i've enjoyed all the super 8 edits thus far. i'm not what you would call a die hard star wars fan i couldn't tell you anything that happens beyond the film series. wasn't a fan of the prequels but i wouldn't go as far as saying they ruined my childhood. this version cuts an awful lot that was bad regarding the original film and while i feel this effected the narrative it keeps things simple.

as i mentioned the narrative at times doesn't introduce who's who for instance count dooku appears without knowing what his motives are. but at the heart of the star wars films the story is about good guys fighting the bad guys which is the general essence the edit carries forward. the tint is very effected and with the cgi adds a strange mix of modern film making mixed with nostalgia. the edit doesn't have a lot of effects i've seen in other super 8 cuts done by rogue and to be honest i wish more was included

overall i find this a much more enjoyable way to re-watch the prequel films and look forward to future instalments

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I got to see this online. It's absolutely wonderful. I agree with the other reviewers' praise. One thing I'd like to add is that even though the hyper-paced cutting is intended to be choppy and awkward, I found most of the editing to efficiently cut through Episode II's runarounds and extended downtime. Many of the cuts--even the extreme ones--could easily be considered for a more conventional editing approach as well.

I loved every moment of this edit and look forward to the complete trilogy.
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Review by QuickCut — November 28, 2011 @ 5:15 am

This was an amazing edit!

A/V Quality – 10/10 – Audio was supposed to have pops and video was supposed to have grain/scratches/hair/flicker, so I can’t comment on the clarity.

Editing – 10/10 –The color correction worked most of the time, although I found it annoying in scenes where ships were landing – too bright. Gorgeous job making everything look old.

Narrative – 10/10 – A few sequences seemed rather rushed, but I think that’s nearly unavoidable for an edit like this. The fact that Rogue-theX was able to cut a 2 1/2 hour movie down to about a half an hour is incredible.

Entertainment – 10/10 – This is easily my favorite version of AOTC, since I didn't care for the original at all. Absolutely splendid!

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Review by Garp — October 12, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

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Review by kerr — March 23, 2011 @ 12:27 am

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