Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Almighty Edit

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Original Release Date:
2001
Original Running Time:
159 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
148 minutes
Time Cut:
11 minutes
Subtitles Available:
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Synopsis:
I've always loved the Harry Potter books, but the movies have been pretty hit or miss for me. I completely love what they have made, but there are many scenes of poor acting, or bad character choices that are completely fixable.

My main goals overall:
- Create light edits that don't try to reimagine or create anything new, but rather just enhance the original movies
- Remove small annoyances and some poor performances (Harry shushing Ron, Barty Crouch Jr tongue flicks, dumbing down Hagrid, etc)
- Retain as much world building as possible (Clock in the Weasley's home, monster roar at housekeeping in PoA, etc)
- Keep the original music to their own movies, except for a few rare occasions
- Tighten up action wherever I could

Goals for the Sorcerer's Stone:
- Make Hagrid not appear to be so dumb
- Cut out a lot of Harry's unnecessary one-liners
- Trim up some of the dated CGI
Intention:
Harry Potter is one of my favorite series' ever. I've got so much nostalgia from growing up with the books and movies. But even watching as a kid I remember disliking some things about the movies. I don't want to rob the movies of their charm, but I did see some thing that I believe would be better changed or removed. I think these small changes make the experience a better one overall.
Special Thanks:
Anjohan (Andreas), and JJPotter! I took a lot of inspiration and some exact cuts from their edits to make my own.

Poster art by Carlossap on TPDb
https://theposterdb.com/user/Carlossap
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
I didn't want to do anything too drastic, but instead create a very light edit to remove things that might take you out of the viewing experience.
Cuts and Additions:
- Used the extended edition as a base
- Trimmed Dumbledore turning out the streetlights so many times
- Trimmed Dudley jumping down the stairs on top of Harry's room
- Removed extended scene - Dudley's suit
- Trimmed Hagrid breaking down the door
- Kept extended scene - Hagrid and Harry's train ride but trimmed a bit of the end
- Trimmed Harry meeting Quirrell
- Cut Hagrid fumbling for Harry's key to the vault
- Added some ominous music when Harry is asking about Voldemort, and also cut Hagrid not being able to write his name
- Cut Hagrid saying that Voldemort is still out there instead of dead
- Added Apparate sound effect when Hagrid leaves Harry at the train station
- Cut Malfoy trying to extend a hand to Harry. He just bullies them a bit and it's over
- Mixed Snape's extended potions class with the original
- Trimmed the first flying lesson a bit for the bad CGI and unnecessarily long scenes
- Added a tiny bit of music when the trio first meet Fluffy and escape. Also trim it so they don't overpower a giant dog while pushing the door closed
- Harry doesn't say "I like this ball" when Oliver is teaching him Quidditch
- Cut Harry's one liner saying they need another feather after the explosion
- Cut Hermione telling Ron how to swish and flick when he saves Harry from the troll
- Cut Quirrell freaking out about the Troll roaring after being knocked out
- Cut Snape telling Harry good luck in Quidditch
- Cut most of Harry doing nothing during the first half of the Quidditch match. He just sits in the air most watching the others most of the time...
- Cut Hagrid saying Harry's gonna be sick after he catches the snitch
- Trimmed Hagrid talking about Nicolas Flammel so he doesn't sound so dumb all the time
- Cut Ron going to see the mirror completely. Harry's emotional scene at the mirror along with the extended scene with Ron trying to comfort him just don't work as well with Ron's mirror scene in there.
- Kept extended scene - Neville's leg lock curse but trimmed the end
- Cut Harry shushing Ron while Hermione tells them about Flammel
- Cut Hagrid talking like an idiot again just before the dragon hatches
- Cut Voldemort walking through the forest before the group splits up
- Heavily trimmed up Voldemort trying to attack Harry in the forest and removed a lot of the bad effects here. Much better now
- Cut some of Firenze's talk about Voldemort
- Completely cut the trio going to see Hagrid to ask him about the dragon seller and Hagrid being an idiot again telling them how to get past Fluffy. This is unnecessary as they don't use this knowledge to get past Fluffy, it's already done for them, and it's yet another scene of making Hagrid look dumb.
- Cut Snape talking to them just after seeing McGonagal to try to tell Dumbledore about the stone.
- Added a bit of music to when Neville confronts the trio, and cut Ron saying it's for his own good after they leave him on the floor.
- Trimmed them getting past Fluffy so he doesn't wait so long to bite them, and doesn't bite the door
- Trimmed up the next few rooms just slightly for pacing
- Other minor trims throughout
Faneditor Name:
Genre:
Franchise:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2001
Original Running Time:
159 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
148 minutes
Time Cut:
11 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
I've always loved the Harry Potter books, but the movies have been pretty hit or miss for me. I completely love what they have made, but there are many scenes of poor acting, or bad character choices that are completely fixable.

My main goals overall:
- Create light edits that don't try to reimagine or create anything new, but rather just enhance the original movies
- Remove small annoyances and some poor performances (Harry shushing Ron, Barty Crouch Jr tongue flicks, dumbing down Hagrid, etc)
- Retain as much world building as possible (Clock in the Weasley's home, monster roar at housekeeping in PoA, etc)
- Keep the original music to their own movies, except for a few rare occasions
- Tighten up action wherever I could

Goals for the Sorcerer's Stone:
- Make Hagrid not appear to be so dumb
- Cut out a lot of Harry's unnecessary one-liners
- Trim up some of the dated CGI
Intention:
Harry Potter is one of my favorite series' ever. I've got so much nostalgia from growing up with the books and movies. But even watching as a kid I remember disliking some things about the movies. I don't want to rob the movies of their charm, but I did see some thing that I believe would be better changed or removed. I think these small changes make the experience a better one overall.
Special Thanks:
Anjohan (Andreas), and JJPotter! I took a lot of inspiration and some exact cuts from their edits to make my own.

Poster art by Carlossap on TPDb
https://theposterdb.com/user/Carlossap
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
I didn't want to do anything too drastic, but instead create a very light edit to remove things that might take you out of the viewing experience.
Cuts and Additions:
- Used the extended edition as a base
- Trimmed Dumbledore turning out the streetlights so many times
- Trimmed Dudley jumping down the stairs on top of Harry's room
- Removed extended scene - Dudley's suit
- Trimmed Hagrid breaking down the door
- Kept extended scene - Hagrid and Harry's train ride but trimmed a bit of the end
- Trimmed Harry meeting Quirrell
- Cut Hagrid fumbling for Harry's key to the vault
- Added some ominous music when Harry is asking about Voldemort, and also cut Hagrid not being able to write his name
- Cut Hagrid saying that Voldemort is still out there instead of dead
- Added Apparate sound effect when Hagrid leaves Harry at the train station
- Cut Malfoy trying to extend a hand to Harry. He just bullies them a bit and it's over
- Mixed Snape's extended potions class with the original
- Trimmed the first flying lesson a bit for the bad CGI and unnecessarily long scenes
- Added a tiny bit of music when the trio first meet Fluffy and escape. Also trim it so they don't overpower a giant dog while pushing the door closed
- Harry doesn't say "I like this ball" when Oliver is teaching him Quidditch
- Cut Harry's one liner saying they need another feather after the explosion
- Cut Hermione telling Ron how to swish and flick when he saves Harry from the troll
- Cut Quirrell freaking out about the Troll roaring after being knocked out
- Cut Snape telling Harry good luck in Quidditch
- Cut most of Harry doing nothing during the first half of the Quidditch match. He just sits in the air most watching the others most of the time...
- Cut Hagrid saying Harry's gonna be sick after he catches the snitch
- Trimmed Hagrid talking about Nicolas Flammel so he doesn't sound so dumb all the time
- Cut Ron going to see the mirror completely. Harry's emotional scene at the mirror along with the extended scene with Ron trying to comfort him just don't work as well with Ron's mirror scene in there.
- Kept extended scene - Neville's leg lock curse but trimmed the end
- Cut Harry shushing Ron while Hermione tells them about Flammel
- Cut Hagrid talking like an idiot again just before the dragon hatches
- Cut Voldemort walking through the forest before the group splits up
- Heavily trimmed up Voldemort trying to attack Harry in the forest and removed a lot of the bad effects here. Much better now
- Cut some of Firenze's talk about Voldemort
- Completely cut the trio going to see Hagrid to ask him about the dragon seller and Hagrid being an idiot again telling them how to get past Fluffy. This is unnecessary as they don't use this knowledge to get past Fluffy, it's already done for them, and it's yet another scene of making Hagrid look dumb.
- Cut Snape talking to them just after seeing McGonagal to try to tell Dumbledore about the stone.
- Added a bit of music to when Neville confronts the trio, and cut Ron saying it's for his own good after they leave him on the floor.
- Trimmed them getting past Fluffy so he doesn't wait so long to bite them, and doesn't bite the door
- Trimmed up the next few rooms just slightly for pacing
- Other minor trims throughout

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I really enjoyed reading the HP books as they came out but gave up with the films after the first three - although the design work was superb I didn’t enjoy some of the characterisations and lost/curtailed plot points in the transfer from page to screen (and I found a lot of the children’s acting to be flat and wooden, which didn’t help). My daughter however adores the films so we ended up owning the entire series anyway!

As I’m currently rereading the series I thought I’d give the movies another chance after hearing about the extended editions, but then I saw almightcutie’s fan edit entries - after watching The Sorcerer’s Stone I wouldn’t say I’m a convert to the films, but they *have* done an excellent job in trimming a lot of the bits I wasn’t keen on and making some characters (namely Ron & Hagrid) more like their literary counterparts.. All the edits are expertly done and without the Changes list in the fan edit entry I don’t think I could point out specific changes; they really are seamless. The film flows along nicely without any hiccoughs.

There is only one very minor issue I can highlight: the sound levels are a bit low - while my normal volume level is around 50% I had to increase it to around 85% while watching this cut to achieve the same listening experience. I’ve not docked a point for this as I have functional volume controls and the audio was fine once I’d turned it up :)

I’d definitely recommend this edit, and I’ll be introducing my daughter to it as an alternative to the Blu-rays.

(Watched on a virtual cinema screen via Quest 3 VR headset using Skybox media app)
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I can Finally say that this is by far my favorite way to enjoy the harry potter films. Completely adore these edits.

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I've never been a huge fan of either the books or the movies with the sole exception of Cuaron's Prisoner of Azkaban, and last time I had a hankering to watch Azkaban a few years it was during the pandemic, so with little else to do I decided to rewatch all 8 movies. They are ROUGH--especially these first two, which are sodden with overlong, clunky, leaden dialog and acting.

Well, I wanted to watch Azkaban again, and figured there HAD to be good fanedits of them. There are, of course, and they're almightycutie's. This edit is strictly superior in every way; tighter, smarter, and quicker. One of the best and purely editorial edits is Hagrid; I never understood why these movies seemed determined to make him seem like a complete idiot--not comic so much as just "haha look at the stupid outcast guy"--weirdly mean-spirited, and it's gone here. Beautifully done.

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The first movie, a classic! The atmosphere and tone are great, cutting away for pacing and awkwardness makes this a really enjoyable watch!

Couple things I especially liked:
Making Hagrid smarter
Mirror of erised edit gives Ron's character more weight
The Fluffy cuts are brilliant

Things I liked a bit less:
The cuts to Voldemort in the forest seemed a little abrupt, but I don't recall how awkward the original was ;). It does get the job done!

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An edit, that preserves perfectly the tone of original movie, and yet gives the characters more "weight".

It focuses mainly on Hagrid and Ron, not attempting to make them so serious as to wrap the character, but trimming and re-shuffling. just enough to equate them to other characters through out the story, and be on the same level with them, without being a butt of a joke.

The visual quality is just a little-bit more "blurry" to my liking, but the sound, quality of cuts, mixes, transitions are superb. (I guess we all just got spoiled by now, with crystal-sharp imagery)

Some of my most enjoyed moments were:

- The conflict with Draco, before the sorting hat ceremony, keeps the tone of "children can be cruel", but makes it much less "on the nose". You can argue, that the original version suits kids viewing the movie better, but for an adult re-watching, it is definitely the way to go.

- The mirror subplot, re-edit, hits so much harder, and really shapes Ron character. Just a little trim, but the whole sequence feels different.

- Albeit non-canon, but surprisingly extremely enjoyable, the apparate sound effect when Hagrid leaves in the train station. It just fits the expression of Harry's face perfectly. And it's little nod, that first time viewers might not realize, which is the whole premise of extended cuts - re-watching to find that there is more that slipped our attention the first time.

And I guess the last example can really define this whole edit by itself.

The collection of little trims and cuts, lovingly made, to not damage the material. but to make it bloom an breathe more.

It is still an extended version, it still hits all the points, it doesn't try to reframe stuff in a different light, all it tries to do, is to make you go through the journey of the first film with their characters and their personal growth, so that at no point you are pulled out of this world, thinking "C'mon, this is too much, people do not talk/behave that way".

You can call it, an "Immersion edit".

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