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Original Release Date:
2022
Original Running Time:
176 minutes
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184 minutes
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Synopsis:
This fan edit splits up The Batman (2022) movie into a four episode miniseries, making the 3 hour epic more digestible and providing a Graphic Novel type experience. There are a couple of narrative changes with little cuts here and there, some rearranged and re-scored scenes, a deleted scene added back in and a new ending.
Intention:
Despite its flaws, I liked the movie quite a lot. However to me the movie structure didn't feel like a traditional three act story but more akin to a graphic novel. Like a collection of multiple comic book issues. Each chapter tells a complete little story in of itself, while simultaneously adding more and more pieces to the bigger puzzle which makes up the overarching story. That's why I felt that splitting up the movie into four episodes would enhance The Batman Experience.
Additional Notes:
This edit contains a couple of easter eggs to stuff a specific plot hole which will be revealed in the forum thread at some point. Stay tuned... UPDATE: You can find the easter eggs here: https://forums.fanedit.org/threads/the-batman-year-two-miniseries.24857/post-396689
Other Sources:
- The Batman (2022)
- The Batman OST (by Michael Giacchino)
- The Batman - Deleted Arkham Scene
- Ambient Sounds and other SFX from the Batman Arkham City Video Game
Special Thanks:
- To the fanediting community for their encouragement and constructive criticism
- To my wife for tolerating this little obsession of mine
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features:
- Episode Runtimes & File Sizes:
Vol.1: "Vengeance" - 44:24 min (6 GB)​
Vol.2: "The Rat" - 49:41 min (6,7 GB)​
Vol.3: "Sins of the Father" - 42:09 min (5,6 GB)​
Vol.4: "Into the Light" - 46:48 min (6,2 GB)​
- Video Specs: 4K (3840x1600)
- Bit Rate: ~17-18 Mb/s
- Codec: HEVC/H.265
- Audio: 5.1 Surround Sound
- File Format: MP4
Editing Details:
The following software was used to make this edit:
- Adobe After Effects
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Audition
- Adobe Lightroom
Cuts and Additions:
CHANGES:
- Format changes to a Miniseries with 4 Episodes:
Vol.1: Vengeance​
Vol.2: The Rat​
Vol.3: Sins of the Father​
Vol.4: Into the Light​
- Batman Intro is now the first scene.
- Studio Logos serve moved from Beginning to after we see the Batman beat up the thugs at the subway station as the Vol.1 Intro and reused as part of the episode intros.
- The murder of the Mayor moved to right after the Batman Intro.
- There is no prior observation of the Mayor and his family by The Riddler anymore, which makes his sudden appearance behind the Mayor more surprising and menacing.
- New Music when Batman enters the Crime Scene of the Mayor Murder.
- The Abduction of the DA by The Riddler is trimmed slightly, omitting specific shots and enhancing the suspense of the scene
- New Music when Bruce visits his old room at Wayne Manor
- Selena saying Good Bye to Batman is not the last scene anymore, moved to Beginning of Vol.4 and trimmed slightly.
Falcone is dead and there's nothing left for her in Gotham.​
There is a scene later on, where she is stopped by a policeman, preventing her from leaving the city because of the flood, which fits nicely with this change.​
- Daytime in the Selena Goodbye Scene changed from Dawn to Dusk to make it fit better into the timeline.
- Aerial shot of Gotham City moved to the Beginning of Vol.2 to serve as an Episode opener (Daytime changed to Night).
- There's and obvious attraction between Selina and Batman but they don't have to throw themselves at each other right away.
The flirting is still there but there is no kissing in this edit:​
Batman/Selina kiss on the rooftops replaced by Vol.3 Intro.​
The Bad Guys are more impatient in the final scene. Gone is that longish moment between Selina and Batman after she saves him in the final act and tells him that everything is going to be fine before kissing a half conscious Batman. Now they just exchange looks for a brief moment before one of the thugs drags her away and the action continues.​
- Hospital Scene with Alfred moved to the End of Vol.4 and closes out the miniseries as the new ending. I chose this scene for multiple reasons:​
Solves the problem of the immediate Retcon after Falcone tells Bruce what his father has done. Now Bruce has to go on fighting all the way through to the end with the knowledge that his father was not the white knight he thought him to be.​
It's not particularly dramatic to have Alfred hospitalized after the bombing of Wayne manor just for him to wake up shortly after. Now he is out for longer.​
Even though Vengeance has become Batman at the end, there are still issues to work out for Bruce, which become apparent in his talk with Alfred. The two of them remembering his parents, talking about loss and (re)bonding provides a bitter sweet end to the series.​
That whole exchange at the hospital between the two is mostly absent of music. Therefore I remixed some of Michael Giacchino's great score to accompany the scene and make the ending hit you in the feels.​
- To plug some plot holes without having to change too much of the narrative, I added three little Easter Eggs, one in each of the first three episodes. Props to those, who spot them. If not discovered, they will be revealed at some point in the forum thread.
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CUTS:
- The Riddler observing the Mayor's Family from afar
- The DA Abduction slightly trimmed
- Batman flying by an office window after jumping off the GCPD building. Now we stay with him during the whole flight sequence.​
- Batman kneeling down to look at the Penguin after the Car Crash
- Batman/Selina Kiss on the rooftops
- A ramp for the Batmobile conveniently falling into place at the right time during the Penguin car chase sequence
- Batman and Selina looking at Bat Signal during Good Bye
- Batman and Selina riding their bikes together slightly trimmed
- Batman/Selina Kiss after she saves him in the Final Act
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ADDITIONS:
- DonKamillo Box Office Entertainment Intro Animation
- Vol.1-4 Intros with Title Cards and Custom Music (remixed from OST)
- Vol.1-4 Credits with Custom Music (remixed from OST)
- Deleted Arkham Scene featuring The Joker
- 3 Easter Eggs
- Emotional Score during final scene (-> Hospital Scene with Alfred)
Intro Clip

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Original Movie/Show Title:
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Original Release Date:
2022
Original Running Time:
176 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
184 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Available in 4K:
Synopsis:
This fan edit splits up The Batman (2022) movie into a four episode miniseries, making the 3 hour epic more digestible and providing a Graphic Novel type experience. There are a couple of narrative changes with little cuts here and there, some rearranged and re-scored scenes, a deleted scene added back in and a new ending.
Intention:
Despite its flaws, I liked the movie quite a lot. However to me the movie structure didn't feel like a traditional three act story but more akin to a graphic novel. Like a collection of multiple comic book issues. Each chapter tells a complete little story in of itself, while simultaneously adding more and more pieces to the bigger puzzle which makes up the overarching story. That's why I felt that splitting up the movie into four episodes would enhance The Batman Experience.
Additional Notes:
This edit contains a couple of easter eggs to stuff a specific plot hole which will be revealed in the forum thread at some point. Stay tuned... UPDATE: You can find the easter eggs here: https://forums.fanedit.org/threads/the-batman-year-two-miniseries.24857/post-396689
Other Sources:
- The Batman (2022)
- The Batman OST (by Michael Giacchino)
- The Batman - Deleted Arkham Scene
- Ambient Sounds and other SFX from the Batman Arkham City Video Game
Special Thanks:
- To the fanediting community for their encouragement and constructive criticism
- To my wife for tolerating this little obsession of mine
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features:
- Episode Runtimes & File Sizes:
Vol.1: "Vengeance" - 44:24 min (6 GB)​
Vol.2: "The Rat" - 49:41 min (6,7 GB)​
Vol.3: "Sins of the Father" - 42:09 min (5,6 GB)​
Vol.4: "Into the Light" - 46:48 min (6,2 GB)​
- Video Specs: 4K (3840x1600)
- Bit Rate: ~17-18 Mb/s
- Codec: HEVC/H.265
- Audio: 5.1 Surround Sound
- File Format: MP4
Editing Details:
The following software was used to make this edit:
- Adobe After Effects
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Audition
- Adobe Lightroom
Cuts and Additions:
CHANGES:
- Format changes to a Miniseries with 4 Episodes:
Vol.1: Vengeance​
Vol.2: The Rat​
Vol.3: Sins of the Father​
Vol.4: Into the Light​
- Batman Intro is now the first scene.
- Studio Logos serve moved from Beginning to after we see the Batman beat up the thugs at the subway station as the Vol.1 Intro and reused as part of the episode intros.
- The murder of the Mayor moved to right after the Batman Intro.
- There is no prior observation of the Mayor and his family by The Riddler anymore, which makes his sudden appearance behind the Mayor more surprising and menacing.
- New Music when Batman enters the Crime Scene of the Mayor Murder.
- The Abduction of the DA by The Riddler is trimmed slightly, omitting specific shots and enhancing the suspense of the scene
- New Music when Bruce visits his old room at Wayne Manor
- Selena saying Good Bye to Batman is not the last scene anymore, moved to Beginning of Vol.4 and trimmed slightly.
Falcone is dead and there's nothing left for her in Gotham.​
There is a scene later on, where she is stopped by a policeman, preventing her from leaving the city because of the flood, which fits nicely with this change.​
- Daytime in the Selena Goodbye Scene changed from Dawn to Dusk to make it fit better into the timeline.
- Aerial shot of Gotham City moved to the Beginning of Vol.2 to serve as an Episode opener (Daytime changed to Night).
- There's and obvious attraction between Selina and Batman but they don't have to throw themselves at each other right away.
The flirting is still there but there is no kissing in this edit:​
Batman/Selina kiss on the rooftops replaced by Vol.3 Intro.​
The Bad Guys are more impatient in the final scene. Gone is that longish moment between Selina and Batman after she saves him in the final act and tells him that everything is going to be fine before kissing a half conscious Batman. Now they just exchange looks for a brief moment before one of the thugs drags her away and the action continues.​
- Hospital Scene with Alfred moved to the End of Vol.4 and closes out the miniseries as the new ending. I chose this scene for multiple reasons:​
Solves the problem of the immediate Retcon after Falcone tells Bruce what his father has done. Now Bruce has to go on fighting all the way through to the end with the knowledge that his father was not the white knight he thought him to be.​
It's not particularly dramatic to have Alfred hospitalized after the bombing of Wayne manor just for him to wake up shortly after. Now he is out for longer.​
Even though Vengeance has become Batman at the end, there are still issues to work out for Bruce, which become apparent in his talk with Alfred. The two of them remembering his parents, talking about loss and (re)bonding provides a bitter sweet end to the series.​
That whole exchange at the hospital between the two is mostly absent of music. Therefore I remixed some of Michael Giacchino's great score to accompany the scene and make the ending hit you in the feels.​
- To plug some plot holes without having to change too much of the narrative, I added three little Easter Eggs, one in each of the first three episodes. Props to those, who spot them. If not discovered, they will be revealed at some point in the forum thread.
----
CUTS:
- The Riddler observing the Mayor's Family from afar
- The DA Abduction slightly trimmed
- Batman flying by an office window after jumping off the GCPD building. Now we stay with him during the whole flight sequence.​
- Batman kneeling down to look at the Penguin after the Car Crash
- Batman/Selina Kiss on the rooftops
- A ramp for the Batmobile conveniently falling into place at the right time during the Penguin car chase sequence
- Batman and Selina looking at Bat Signal during Good Bye
- Batman and Selina riding their bikes together slightly trimmed
- Batman/Selina Kiss after she saves him in the Final Act
----
ADDITIONS:
- DonKamillo Box Office Entertainment Intro Animation
- Vol.1-4 Intros with Title Cards and Custom Music (remixed from OST)
- Vol.1-4 Credits with Custom Music (remixed from OST)
- Deleted Arkham Scene featuring The Joker
- 3 Easter Eggs
- Emotional Score during final scene (-> Hospital Scene with Alfred)
Intro Clip

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If you're going to watch The Batman, this is a very cool way to watch it. Potentially better than just pausing the original halfway through and finishing later. It certainly is an unwieldy film that lends itself to being broken up.

My review of the film itself, what works and what doesn't, is in full here: https://boxd.it/3rve8x For this edit, it's not really about fixing any issues I had, and indeed most of my complaints are script and casting, not very fixable. What this does better though is in trying to give the story a flow and sense of progression rather than make it feel like a slog. I think it mostly succeeds.

The chapter breaks mostly work very well, especially in the first two episodes. The titles do feel a bit abrupt when they come on each time; a slight fade-in on each would work better. The beginning of the third episode felt a bit odd to me... it would be more natural to cut in titles when leaving the asylum instead of in the middle of a conversation. The beginning and ending of the final episode really didn’t work for me, though. We left off on a tense cliffhanger confrontation at the end of episode three, but then we start this finale with a long, slow scene, then flash backwards to the cliffhanger. It’s a weird choice, and when I looked back at the editor's change list, I saw that this scene was moved to there. Explains why it didn't fit for me. Then the ending is again, a really long, quiet conversation. Checked the change list... yup, another move in the edit. TBH, it really made the film feel like it went out on a whimper, so it may be the biggest barrier to rewatchability.

The other issue I had here was that honestly, Batman and Selina not acting on any attraction in this film kind of created a plot hole for me. It just felt like there was no substantial reason for them to say some of the things they do and to go out on a limb for each other several times. They weren’t anything to each other yet, so they should be making more objective judgments. This is partly a weakness of the original movie, where the relationship just felt a bit forced to me in general, but it felt even worse here.

I should also mention that while the audio and video edits felt quite good to me, I had persistent audio sync issues with some of the dialogue. Usually, altering the sync by about -.3 seconds fixed it, but it was not always off with that consistency.

Overall, I do recommend watching this way and making up your own mind. And I'd also recommend that any fans of this go check out Batman: The Animated Series, which has the best Batman of all time, and is basically where this version of Penguin started. RIP Kevin Conroy (1955-2022)

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The episode format worked perfectly for this film. Made it so much more digestible and enjoyable.

There were a couple things that were moved that didn't QUITE work in my opinion. The material you have to work with is obviously limited though, and they were attempts to fix weak points in the original film anyway. So, I'd say they were probably still improvements.

Strongly recommend checking it out!

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A flawless edit that went above and beyond my expectations

I loved this iteration of Batman its the most comic accurate with nods to Scott Snyder a favorite author for Batman, my only real critique with the film was its length it slogs for the final 30 min I always thought that mini series would have been perfect that's when I came across this edit.
Now I initially thought that all that would need to be done was keep everything the same just break it into 45 min segments and problem solved. DonKamillo went much further than that, first trimmed out some scenes not much a few seconds sometimes but really improved the pacing of the scene. A small example would be eliminating the few seconds of the ramp in the bat mobile chase it really helped creating a little tension right before he pops out.
Second the title cards were really well done I loved how they were edited in popping in on certain music cues or sound effects I use this term with praise but they were 'professionally' done like real tv series and of course ending at just the right spot for a cliff hanger making you want to keep watching.
Thirdly and the biggest improvement for me was the scene rearrangements done. I continue to be wowed on these fan edits at how moving a scene early/later, a change of music can drastically improve a scene and story. Especially the changes you don't think of and are surprising like your watching it for the first time. My favorite being where Alfred's wake up scene was moved, I won't spoil where but it was my favorite change in the edit.
DonKamillo has obviously given a lot of thought and time on this project and it is a masterful edit. I consider it a privilege that I was allowed to view it. Highly recommended also the deleted scene was added back in.

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The edit is a fantastic attempt at mixing up 'The Batman' 2022 film and editing it into the format of a miniseries. As someone who enjoys all of films, TV shows and miniseries, I find that the latter is a nice 'sweet spot' between films (which can sometimes be too brief and lack character development) and TV shows (often outstay their welcome by going on far too long). True, Don Kamillo is working with the film and only has around three hours worth of footage, but I feel that his edit works brilliantly in the form of four approx 45 minute episodes.

The episodic structure really helps to break up the narrative, as Don makes each feel like an event, giving every volume its own title cards and title. This makes the film feel fresh. Don recommends to watch one episode a night over four nights - what I did was watch two episodes on one evening. Then life got in the way and it took me another week, but I watched the two remaining episodes on the same morning. I feel this inadvertently worked well for me, because it essentially split the film in two for me, and two episodes on two occasions were very easy to digest. I do tend to binge watch series anyway, so watching the entire thing in one go wouldn't have been a problem for me, but it isn't in the spirit as Don intended it. Hence, I feel that splitting up the episodes into two sets of two with a week apart as I did worked well for me.

In terms of the actual narrative of the edit, I found it pretty experimental. I am familiar with the original release/source material, as I have saw the official film three times (the first time the day it came out in the cinema in 2022), so I knew some of what to look for. There were rearrangements and scenes added, as Don notes. The edit begins with Batman setting the scene and with the major being murdered after this - I believe this works better than the official release, as does the fact we don't see the Riddler spying on the mayor. The scene with Batman talking to the Joker later in the miniseries is something I have never saw before, and it really was creepy and well-placed where Don has put it. Some other scenes are rearranged too, though Don has been careful to be subtle and not radically alter the entire experience. Don explains his changes in his mission statement, and I must say the placement of the bikes scene at the start of the final episode works well as I felt it was a bit of a downbeat note to end the official release. Closing the miniseries/film with Alfred explaining about his father's death to Bruce works really well as it's a 'wow' moment and allows the feeling of betrayal in Bruce to fester until this final moment. It's worthy of finishing an epic project with grand scale like this. Most of the editing works very well but I particularly like this ending.

The audio and video looks great - no problems to report. Each episode is about 6 GB which is adequate for 45 mins to give good picture and sound quality. I felt like it looked good and sounded good so the maximum rating in these respects is deserved. The editing for both is also good as I have said - as well as rearrangements of scenes, the actual scenes themselves have been altered here and there with different lighting and so forth, and I think it's for the better.

Overall I believe the miniseries is extremely entertaining and a great success - I am sure many others have enjoyed it going by the other reviews. I tend to leave a year minimum between rewatches of films (I do sometimes break this rule), but all being well I can see me alternating this miniseries with the official release on future rewatches. The changes are effective but subtle, and they don't confuse anyone who is watching. The changes make perfect sense and actually improve the narrative structure, and that is all any viewer can ask for. It also allows for natural 'breaking points' if anyone doesn't want to watch the almost 3 hour film in one go.

Don clearly put a lot of work into this and it's only right that I acknowledge that by leaving a fairly detailed review. Brilliant work and thanks to Don for allowing me to watch it.


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Perfect edit. I don't use this site too often and when I found this I just had to watch. DonKamillo perfectly edits the movie into 4 'episodes' and it's my new preferred way of enjoying The Batman. I've put it on with my friends and family and they all thought it was cool and more digestible than the actual film. Major props, definitely one of the best edits I've come across

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The way you split the movie up into a miniseries works flawlessly for this movie. Each "episode" has a good chunk of drama, character development, and action to stand on its own. It also made the viewing much more accessible, and makes the overlying dark and foreboding tone of the movie easier to handle too. I still ended up finishing it in one day but I was able to get dinner and some errands done in between the episodes lol.

The title cards/opening for each segments were made flawlessly, and really sold me on the episodic format of this edit. Reordering and restructuring of certain scenes helped character introductions tremendously. Batman being the first introduction was such a simple but great change, as it immediately sets the stage for how this iteration of batman will be handled, and helps frame the rest of the world we see around him. Having riddler appear from the darkness in the Mayors room was *chefs kiss*. We have plenty shots which establish his stalking and methodical approach to his victims, so this more abrupt intro really helps immerse us with the rest of the cast trying to solve the case. Finally, the romance between cat lady and batman being tuned down was also a great touch. The title card covering their supposed kiss is another great choice of editing.

A great experience and might even be the definitive way to view this movie. It addresses many of the complaints I had regarding the original film, and makes it much more digestible to introduce to new viewers.

I have a list of relatively nitpicks I wanted to point out below. While my comments on the scenes may be verbose, they did not impact my enjoyment of the series overall.
Book 2:
34:45 - this is an awesome introduction to the new batmobile, but I feel it goes on for a bit long, especially with the ending being a rather anti-climatic scoot by the batmobile. I'm not too well versed on automobiles but I thought that bit of movement was an editing quirk at first. It would be interesting to see penguins goons start scrambling while having the sound and shots of the batmobile preserved to speed up the scene a bit, and to have less of penguin just blankly staring at the car.
36:36 - another car scene sorry. Batman finally catches up to the penguin and.... gently nudges his car. Penguin then shoots batman, they stare at each other, a truck honks at them, they stare at the truck, then penguin swerves off onto the highway. I feel that scene could just be tightened slightly.

Part 3
23:34 - When cat lady put her foot on the guys chest, it was clearly getting ready to kick him off the edge. But then she still slings out another sentence before actually shoving him. Not sure if anything can be done here, just a super minor nitpick.

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