Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1: Xandarian Edition

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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2014
Original Running Time:
120
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
124
Time Added:
4
Subtitles Available?
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
The legendary outlaw Star Lord leads a gang of intergalactic criminals, in a relucant crusade against a fanatical warrior with plans to purge the universe of life.

This extended cut reintegrates 7 deleted and extended scenes back into the film, with 4 more minutes of footage. With finished VFX, and a new mid-credits scene, strap into your spaceship, put in your mixtape and get ready to be hooked on a feeling in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: XANDARIAN EDITION!
Intention:
As the third Guardians of the Galaxy film was coming out, I decided to revisit the first film and add back in some of the deleted scenes that were finished. There's some character moments, especially one with Gamora/Nebula, that I liked to see back in, and now they are!
Additional Notes:
This was one of my first fanedits way back in 2017, and was terrible on a technical level, with bad cuts and encoding all over the place. People still message me every now and again, so with the new film coming out I decided to go back and remake my own ancient edit.
Other Sources:
- Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-Ray: The film and deleted scenes have come from the standard release
- Guardians of the Galaxy 3D Blu-Ray: The full frame IMAX sequences were taken from this disc
- MCU Phase 2 Bonus Disc - Grandpa Quill mid-credits was taken from this disc
- Rocket Raccoon Says F--- (UNCENSORED): A long since removed Youtube video by Evan Santiago has some edits adding swears to the film
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
- Interview: James Gunn, Karen Gillan and Zoe Saldana talk Deleted Scenes
- Unused and Unfinished Scenes
- Alternate and Deleted Trailer Shots and Lines
Editing Details:
There's a few unfinished VFX in some shots, and I have done my best to clean up and complete them, so hopefully its not too bad.
Cuts and Additions:
- added Gamora and Nebula having a fight/argument just before Gamora leaves for Xandar
- finished VFX in 3 shots for previous scene, removing supports for the set dressing
- added Gamora killing her Sakaaran entourage, so that she goes to Xandar solo
- finished VFX in 2 shots in previous scene, fixing the view out the window into space, and the digital Sakaaran face
- added John C. Reilly and Peter Serafinowicz discussing the Kyln prison before sending Quill, Rocket, Groot and Gamora there
- finished VFX in 1 shot, as the lineup VFX was still temp VFX
- added the guard who stole Pete's walkman dancing along to an all-new song
- extended moment with the prisoners taking Gamora out to kill her
- added a drunken F-bomb from Rocket in the Knowhere bar
- added a new mid-credits scene, with Grandpa Quill staring up at the stars, hoping that his grandson is out there somewhere
- custom Marvel title card at the end of the credits
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2014
Original Running Time:
120
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
124
Time Added:
4
Subtitles Available?
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
The legendary outlaw Star Lord leads a gang of intergalactic criminals, in a relucant crusade against a fanatical warrior with plans to purge the universe of life.

This extended cut reintegrates 7 deleted and extended scenes back into the film, with 4 more minutes of footage. With finished VFX, and a new mid-credits scene, strap into your spaceship, put in your mixtape and get ready to be hooked on a feeling in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: XANDARIAN EDITION!
Intention:
As the third Guardians of the Galaxy film was coming out, I decided to revisit the first film and add back in some of the deleted scenes that were finished. There's some character moments, especially one with Gamora/Nebula, that I liked to see back in, and now they are!
Additional Notes:
This was one of my first fanedits way back in 2017, and was terrible on a technical level, with bad cuts and encoding all over the place. People still message me every now and again, so with the new film coming out I decided to go back and remake my own ancient edit.
Other Sources:
- Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-Ray: The film and deleted scenes have come from the standard release
- Guardians of the Galaxy 3D Blu-Ray: The full frame IMAX sequences were taken from this disc
- MCU Phase 2 Bonus Disc - Grandpa Quill mid-credits was taken from this disc
- Rocket Raccoon Says F--- (UNCENSORED): A long since removed Youtube video by Evan Santiago has some edits adding swears to the film
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
- Interview: James Gunn, Karen Gillan and Zoe Saldana talk Deleted Scenes
- Unused and Unfinished Scenes
- Alternate and Deleted Trailer Shots and Lines
Editing Details:
There's a few unfinished VFX in some shots, and I have done my best to clean up and complete them, so hopefully its not too bad.
Cuts and Additions:
- added Gamora and Nebula having a fight/argument just before Gamora leaves for Xandar
- finished VFX in 3 shots for previous scene, removing supports for the set dressing
- added Gamora killing her Sakaaran entourage, so that she goes to Xandar solo
- finished VFX in 2 shots in previous scene, fixing the view out the window into space, and the digital Sakaaran face
- added John C. Reilly and Peter Serafinowicz discussing the Kyln prison before sending Quill, Rocket, Groot and Gamora there
- finished VFX in 1 shot, as the lineup VFX was still temp VFX
- added the guard who stole Pete's walkman dancing along to an all-new song
- extended moment with the prisoners taking Gamora out to kill her
- added a drunken F-bomb from Rocket in the Knowhere bar
- added a new mid-credits scene, with Grandpa Quill staring up at the stars, hoping that his grandson is out there somewhere
- custom Marvel title card at the end of the credits

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9.9
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10.0(3)
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10.0(3)
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10.0(3)
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9.7(3)
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9.7(3)
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10.0
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10.0
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This is now my definitive version of what is my favorite Marvel film. Expertly-done integration with the theatrical edition of the film, and there's no reason to watch any other version.

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Overall rating
 
9.7
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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There's little to say about Bobson's take on Guardians of the Galaxy. This is the same movie you know and love, just with an added 4 minutes. I do like how this version clarifies Gamora's intentions, but otherwise, it's the same movie. I noticed the cutlist mentions an extra scene where Rocket says the F-word, but it must've flown by my head. I didn't hear it. Still, I'm sure it's a welcome change for some of you if you hear it.

Overall, if you loved the first Guardians movie (and that's a lot of people), then you'll more than likely enjoy this edit too.

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(Updated: June 18, 2023)
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
All deleted scenes are expertly reinserted into the film in a flawless fanedit.

As a note, none of the scenes alter the story in any way. I find myself neutral to them; they neither enhance nor detract from the film significantly. They were likely trimmed for pacing reasons. Completists will enjoy having them back in the film and I certainly recommend this fanedit to anyone who loves Guardians of the Galaxy and wants the added material back in the film.

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