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2019
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872 minutes
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484 minutes
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Synopsis:
This edit takes the final two seasons and rearranges them to make the Night King and his army be the climax as it should have been. Tons of cuts and edits were made to try to save the characters from the awful writing and to keep their original arcs intact.

My main fixes were to:
- Remove the rushed Mad Daenerys arc
- Retain Jaime's character
- Give the Night King some substance
- Give Bran things to actually do
- Make Arya and Sansa not appear to be so stupid
- Remove the dumbing down of Tyrion and endless ball jokes
- Remove or tone down fast travel
- Remove all fakeout deaths, especially in the battle for Winterfell
And tons and tons of other small changes.
Intention:
Game of Thrones had one of the most disappointing finales I've ever seen. The story, the characters, the pacing, they got everything wrong. I wanted to be able to rewatch one of my favorite shows, but so much of it is meaningless with the original ending. While this edit isn't the Game of Thrones finale we deserve, I hope it satisfies anyone who wants to be able to rewatch the show without having such a disappointing end.
Special Thanks:
The VO artist (unnamed) who recorded the additional voiceover tracks.
All the viewers and editors who gave me so much feedback along the way.
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
I focused first and foremost on rearranging the seasons so that the Night King attack happens at the end. Then I tried to remove all character assassinations such as Jaime not caring about the innocent, Daenerys going mad all of a sudden, Jon reduced to only saying "she's muh queen". Then I worked at fixing smaller things like fast travel, fakeout deaths, and lots of poor character choices.
Cuts and Additions:
- Moved the Night King attack on Winterfell to the end, pushing the attack on King's Landing earlier
- Rearranged many, many scenes to make this main rearrangement work as well as to cut down on fast travel wherever I could
- Removed Dany going mad and burning everyone in King's Landing
- Jon and his army, and Arya and the Hound are never at King's Landing, and its destruction does not happen
- None of her army attacks the unarmed guards and civilians after they lay down their weapons
- Cersei no longer just sits around drinking wine and doing nothing. Her storyline is much better paced
- A lot less Euron. No finger in the bum!
- Euron does not shoot a dragon out of the sky and Dany does not forget about his fleet
- Cersei and Euron both die by dragonfire in the attack on King's Landing, rather than their original deaths
- Had to basically remove Varys and Littlefinger from the plotline sadly...
- Removed Arya and Sansa fighting and then tricking Littlefinger. He stays alive in this edit
- Took out all the dumb ball jokes from Tyrion
- Removed Arya finding her wolf again randomly
- Theon regaining his crew because he doesn't have a dick is removed. He now gets them back by willpower
- Removed the hunt for a wight beyond the Wall plotline. Repurposed it without that wight staying alive
- Bran now communicates with Jon via visions to have him go after the Night King beyond the Wall
- Everything that happens with the Night King now goes one after another very quickly
- The Night King lures Dany up to get her dragon
- The two episodes before the Battle for Winterfell are combined and removed a lot things like Arya sexing up Gendry
- Sansa is no longer fighting with Dany for no reason
- Removed all fakeout deaths at the Battle for Winterfell
- Less main characters on the frontline
- Rearranged the battle into two episodes to appear longer and for pacing
- Bran is revealed to be a part of the Night King. That's how the Night King can control the dead, using Bran's warging powers
- The Night King kills Arya and Bran warges into her body to deliver the final blow
- Removed basically everything that originally happened at the end. No Bran becoming king. No hitler Dany. No Jon killing Dany
- A lot more main character deaths to make the Night King feel like he was an actual threat
- New funeral scene with other characters' deaths added, and the unused song "Stay a Thousand Years" added
- Jon doesn't kill Dany. He now calls on the dragon to destroy the throne
- Ends with a montage of characters still alive, Sansa being crowned, and then Jon going beyond the Wall with Dany
- There are tons and tons of other minor changes to scenes for pacing, or to remove plotlines they are referring to because of the reordering,
or to remove characters from scenes that shouldn't be there, or to make small fixes for things I didn't like.
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Genre:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2019
Original Running Time:
872 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
484 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
This edit takes the final two seasons and rearranges them to make the Night King and his army be the climax as it should have been. Tons of cuts and edits were made to try to save the characters from the awful writing and to keep their original arcs intact.

My main fixes were to:
- Remove the rushed Mad Daenerys arc
- Retain Jaime's character
- Give the Night King some substance
- Give Bran things to actually do
- Make Arya and Sansa not appear to be so stupid
- Remove the dumbing down of Tyrion and endless ball jokes
- Remove or tone down fast travel
- Remove all fakeout deaths, especially in the battle for Winterfell
And tons and tons of other small changes.
Intention:
Game of Thrones had one of the most disappointing finales I've ever seen. The story, the characters, the pacing, they got everything wrong. I wanted to be able to rewatch one of my favorite shows, but so much of it is meaningless with the original ending. While this edit isn't the Game of Thrones finale we deserve, I hope it satisfies anyone who wants to be able to rewatch the show without having such a disappointing end.
Special Thanks:
The VO artist (unnamed) who recorded the additional voiceover tracks.
All the viewers and editors who gave me so much feedback along the way.
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
I focused first and foremost on rearranging the seasons so that the Night King attack happens at the end. Then I tried to remove all character assassinations such as Jaime not caring about the innocent, Daenerys going mad all of a sudden, Jon reduced to only saying "she's muh queen". Then I worked at fixing smaller things like fast travel, fakeout deaths, and lots of poor character choices.
Cuts and Additions:
- Moved the Night King attack on Winterfell to the end, pushing the attack on King's Landing earlier
- Rearranged many, many scenes to make this main rearrangement work as well as to cut down on fast travel wherever I could
- Removed Dany going mad and burning everyone in King's Landing
- Jon and his army, and Arya and the Hound are never at King's Landing, and its destruction does not happen
- None of her army attacks the unarmed guards and civilians after they lay down their weapons
- Cersei no longer just sits around drinking wine and doing nothing. Her storyline is much better paced
- A lot less Euron. No finger in the bum!
- Euron does not shoot a dragon out of the sky and Dany does not forget about his fleet
- Cersei and Euron both die by dragonfire in the attack on King's Landing, rather than their original deaths
- Had to basically remove Varys and Littlefinger from the plotline sadly...
- Removed Arya and Sansa fighting and then tricking Littlefinger. He stays alive in this edit
- Took out all the dumb ball jokes from Tyrion
- Removed Arya finding her wolf again randomly
- Theon regaining his crew because he doesn't have a dick is removed. He now gets them back by willpower
- Removed the hunt for a wight beyond the Wall plotline. Repurposed it without that wight staying alive
- Bran now communicates with Jon via visions to have him go after the Night King beyond the Wall
- Everything that happens with the Night King now goes one after another very quickly
- The Night King lures Dany up to get her dragon
- The two episodes before the Battle for Winterfell are combined and removed a lot things like Arya sexing up Gendry
- Sansa is no longer fighting with Dany for no reason
- Removed all fakeout deaths at the Battle for Winterfell
- Less main characters on the frontline
- Rearranged the battle into two episodes to appear longer and for pacing
- Bran is revealed to be a part of the Night King. That's how the Night King can control the dead, using Bran's warging powers
- The Night King kills Arya and Bran warges into her body to deliver the final blow
- Removed basically everything that originally happened at the end. No Bran becoming king. No hitler Dany. No Jon killing Dany
- A lot more main character deaths to make the Night King feel like he was an actual threat
- New funeral scene with other characters' deaths added, and the unused song "Stay a Thousand Years" added
- Jon doesn't kill Dany. He now calls on the dragon to destroy the throne
- Ends with a montage of characters still alive, Sansa being crowned, and then Jon going beyond the Wall with Dany
- There are tons and tons of other minor changes to scenes for pacing, or to remove plotlines they are referring to because of the reordering,
or to remove characters from scenes that shouldn't be there, or to make small fixes for things I didn't like.

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almightycutie attempts to take Seasons 7 + 8 of GoT and turn it into one solid ending season by jettisoning all the material that didn't work. This means that much of S7 is left intact while much of S8 is cut, in particular all the bits that made previously clever and resourceful characters into plot devices. Tyrion is still smart, Sansa isn't so relentlessly bitchy, and Dany doesn't betray her core principles because she's not getting that Jon Snow D.
The key change is amazing in how well it works, so much so that it almost seems like it would be better if GRR Martin wrote it this way. AC flips the order of events to that Dany deals with her fight with Cersei first, then comes to aid the North in a final battle against the Night King. This reframing allows many characters who met certain fates to have different ones now that the Battle of Winterfell is the culmination of the story. AC does an impressive amount of additional effects-work to try to weave the structure of this together and to refocus the narrative in a believable way, and I think the majority of it works very well. I left in-depth comments on the edit's actual page: https://forums.fanedit.org/threads/game-of-thrones-complete-seasons-7-8-edit.19047/post-385712

Overall, there's nothing in this that screams "I Am a FaNEdit nOT thE ReAL thINg", so it's definitely a workable replacement for S7 and S8 of the actual show, if you're a fan. The narrative runs into some structural issues in the last few episodes though, and I think it needs a Version 2.0 to really give a satisfying ending to fans. Perhaps like the many Hobbit edits, this first GOT one will show the way and provide a platform to build off of and just get even better. It's an incredibly ambitious accomplishment, and I look forward to what AC does next!

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There is some very impressive work in this edit, and the way the story plays out as one season works wonderfully. Technically, I saw no issues and this is a very strong work. If this had been the way the story had gone originally, I don't think there'd be as many complaints about it.

For me personally, the cracks start to show in the concept in the last few episodes. I love how the battle of King's Landing was handled, but there's a few moments that don't quite flow together right (Dany's costume change mid-flight stuck out to me right away.) Overall, that section is an improvement over the original show. There's some great effects work in the final Winterfell battle, and conceptually I like the idea of killing off some characters in that segment.

The moment in the throne room with Dany and Jon didn't quite work for me, though I like what the edit was trying to do with it. I just don't think the material was there to make that moment seem genuine.

Overall, this is definitely an improvement over the original version, and if some of those final moments could be made to work a little better, it might be the definitive version. For me, I don't know that there's a way to not make the end of this series disappointing given what we have to work with, but this is pretty close.

Great job, I enjoyed this a lot.
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This is a very impressive project which recuts and reorders the final two seasons of Game of Thrones to provide a more satisfying narrative structure. While it is impossible to fix the poor writing from D&D, almightycutie has done an excellent job of cutting the weakest, most irrelevant subplots, re-ordering plotlines so that they play out in a more logical sequence, and re-purposing plotlines with interesting results. A very intelligent approach throughout and impressive effects added. The A/V cuts are also all well done.

Additionally, this does feel like a proper full season of Game of Thrones with good pacing, as opposed to the rushed feel of the original S7-8. The approach here was not to cram but rather highlight certain plotlines of more relevance and disregard those that added nothing or detracted. As a result, the remaining plotlines (which have been significantly altered in some cases) feel developed and coherent.

For me personally, this replaces the train wreck of the last two seasons in my mind; it's as if they never happened. Again, great job AC.
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I am so impressed with this Game of Thrones edit. It took me a long time but House of the Dragon got me interested in Game of Thrones again and I had to set my mind that season 7 & 8 didn't exist for me to enjoy a rewatch. Then I found out about Game of Thrones Redeemed, I had to check it out, I didn't know how it could be redeemed but I was willing to give it a go.

Almightycutie has done an amazing job. Things I liked best.....Jon Snow is a strong character again, That the focus is more on the knight king and the whitewalkers, swapping those battles around made it sooooo much better. Not wanting to spoil but I loved what happened in Kings Landing with Cersei, it felt kind of like poetic justice for us fans who were stuck seeing her stare out windows for 2 seasons.

Pretty much all the stupid decisions and cringe moments are gone....YAY!

The end was maybe a little disjointed but I don't care....I loved it and with the material that was available Almightycutie did a darn fine job. This will make rewatching Game of Thrones a pleasure again, I couldn't rewatch for years because of those last 2 seasons and it was such a shame because the earlier seasons were so good. Thanks Almightycutie

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I’m not going to repeat all the comments below, it’s been years since AC released this Fanedit so there’s no point going over old ground. I will agree though, the audio was a little wonky in places, so much so I went for Stereo instead of Dolby Digital.

So, AC’s work is faultless – It must have been a real slog to cut everything up and try to stitch it together. AC just had the given content so the change of clothes here and there must have been painful to use, but what choice did AC have? There are some scenes that chop really quickly, if it were me I’d have slowed the footage down a touch just to get that extras 2-3secs. **SPOILER ALERT** Dani in flying off in E11, slowing that down could have helped.

One thing I’d have changed, breakfast at Winterfell after party night ! Great use of Stay A Thousand Years, but there was no atmosphere. Personally I’d have added some wind, crackling fire sounds, people crying etc. It was an emotional scene but very flat with just the audio track. But I’d imagine by the time AC got to E11, there was no real creative energy left.

My biggest gripe, AC went too hard on brightening up Battle for Winterfell. For years people have moaned about that episode – I don’t get why. On my setup at home I can see it all perfectly without bumping up the brightness or contrast – AC tried SO hard that some of the winterfell buildings turned green. The original episode had me hanging off the end of my seat, I remember it perfectly – I made food and a hot drink at the beginning and by the end, the drink was cold and the food untouched. I really don’t get the ho-ha about that episode, it was the best thing I’ve ever seen on TV and probably ever will. It was perfect television.

AC went to a lot of effort with this edit, not just the chopping up but some imagery they made and special effects. The slight changes in Ramin’s music was great too, it was impressively executed.

Finally, the best part of S09 ? It’s made me fall in love with GOT again – I’ve not done a rewatch for 2-3yrs now, I just couldn’t.. but now I can and I have to thank AC for that

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The level of work that went into this must have been enormous. There were graphical edits that were really professionally done, and the reworking of the story from front to back (literally reversing the order of events) was so genius. It felt like that's the way the story should have been. I have my small nitpicks, but they are extremely small.

Loved:
* Jamie, Brienne, and Cersei's new endings
* Dany's vision at the Throne. Genius!
* Aiming the raiding party at the Night King
* Justice for Missandei and Greyworm!

Liked:
* Arya's surprising new ending!
* Sansa's ending,
* Bran warging into different people throughout.

Wished it was different:
* The Winterfell battle is still too dark.
* Confusing events at Dragonstone in Ep3
* The Tarley execution
* Jon's ending was too confusing.
* One small plothole at Ep9/37:35, Greyworm references Danaerys taking the throne in the future, but it's already happened.

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There were some limitations due to the source material available (particularly in the last episode), but the author did a terrific job given what they had available to them. Well done!

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Full Disclosure, I watched for the first time all of GOT through Anjohan's GOT Movie edits and I used this fan edit to wrap up the series as his X is not out yet at the time of this review with his IX film just released. If you want to follow my order watch all his movies and finish the series off with the last three episodes of this edit.

Over the years even before watching GOT, I had heard how infamous the final season of GOT was. However, I had forgotten most of the points over 4 years and recently I decided to give the series a watch through Anjohan's movie edits of the show in a more condensed format. That being said, I think this edit is the best way to end the series given the material that we have and limitations. Though there are still some plot holes here and there, it did not take me out of the experience out right shocking me how certain things ended pretty much feeling like this would have actually happened if the show had gotten the writing better.

My only gripe is the ending does feel a bit disjointed and choppy with it feeling like it ends a bit abruptly. It is to be expected given what the editor has to work with, but its still a better ending that what we were originally given. Maybe another version could fix it one day if AI advances further.

I would love to see with the recent advancement in AI voice over that maybe a V4 could be made to help improve the voice over or some more cgi can help fix background moments that seem a bit jarring (I.E the wight walker hugging Knight Brienne lol)

If you at all were disgruntled by how GOT ended, this is the closest and possibly best way it can end given whats available. It isn't perfect, but its far better than what we got.

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