Heavy Star Wars: Episode V

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Heavy Star Wars: Episode V
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Original Release Date:
1980
Original Running Time:
124
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Fanedit Running Time:
100
Time Cut:
24
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
Star Wars with a rocking soundtrack! Heavy Star Wars takes the existing action and adventure, trimming away unnecessary story/action/bad acting, and replaces the soundtrack with Rock music!
Intention:
My intention was to make a Star Wars movie a bit more easier to watch, especially if you are not a fan. I started with Episode III on a whim, finished Episode I, then II, and now this is the first move into the original trilogy! John Williams' Music is forever tied to the Star Wars movies, but I decided to use music from a completely different genre to not only tell the story, but to add a bit of humor and perhaps some subtle insight as to the motives of the Jedi Knights. I tried to make this movie a bit more mature, by removing some silly scenes, and removed some moments of doubt among the Jedi to make them more assertive and confident. I also added a bit more contrast and a cooler color palette with brighter colors to give it a more comic book feel.
Additional Notes:
I am still getting good at balancing the audio and music. There was a wide dynamic range of audio levels, but I wanted to meet somewhere in the middle so it doesn't get too quiet and then too loud. Hope it works!
Other Sources:
Music in order of Appearance:

Heavy Metal - Sammy Hagar
Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
Renegade - Styx
Radar Rider - Riggs
Space Truckin’ - Deep Purple
I shot the Sheriff - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Run Through the Jungle - Creedance Clearwater Revival
Fell in Love With a Girl - The White Stripes
Magic Man - Heart
Battle of the Planets - Tatsunoko Productions Company
Ready for Love - Bad Company
Am I Evil - Diamond Head
God Was Never on Your Side - Motörhead
Across the Universe - The Beatles
Special Thanks:
Special Thanks to George Lucas for truly creating a world that is believable, MatrixGrindhouse for reviewing the film, and JJE-187 for putting together the look of the DVD cover!
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
The inspiration for my approach was the movie Heavy Metal, and also my background in editing music videos helped with creating a hopefully visually interesting narrative.
Cuts and Additions:
MTV music video editing was used in the action scenes, but in the moments where I had to cut down scenes for time and what not, whatever was left and I had to piece together, I edited the movie as close as possible to the pacing set by the original movie.
Cover art by mredthefed (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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Space Truckin’ by Deep Purple (Preview)

Faneditor Name:
Franchise:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1980
Original Running Time:
124
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
100
Time Cut:
24
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
Star Wars with a rocking soundtrack! Heavy Star Wars takes the existing action and adventure, trimming away unnecessary story/action/bad acting, and replaces the soundtrack with Rock music!
Intention:
My intention was to make a Star Wars movie a bit more easier to watch, especially if you are not a fan. I started with Episode III on a whim, finished Episode I, then II, and now this is the first move into the original trilogy! John Williams' Music is forever tied to the Star Wars movies, but I decided to use music from a completely different genre to not only tell the story, but to add a bit of humor and perhaps some subtle insight as to the motives of the Jedi Knights. I tried to make this movie a bit more mature, by removing some silly scenes, and removed some moments of doubt among the Jedi to make them more assertive and confident. I also added a bit more contrast and a cooler color palette with brighter colors to give it a more comic book feel.
Additional Notes:
I am still getting good at balancing the audio and music. There was a wide dynamic range of audio levels, but I wanted to meet somewhere in the middle so it doesn't get too quiet and then too loud. Hope it works!
Other Sources:
Music in order of Appearance:

Heavy Metal - Sammy Hagar
Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
Renegade - Styx
Radar Rider - Riggs
Space Truckin’ - Deep Purple
I shot the Sheriff - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Run Through the Jungle - Creedance Clearwater Revival
Fell in Love With a Girl - The White Stripes
Magic Man - Heart
Battle of the Planets - Tatsunoko Productions Company
Ready for Love - Bad Company
Am I Evil - Diamond Head
God Was Never on Your Side - Motörhead
Across the Universe - The Beatles
Special Thanks:
Special Thanks to George Lucas for truly creating a world that is believable, MatrixGrindhouse for reviewing the film, and JJE-187 for putting together the look of the DVD cover!
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
The inspiration for my approach was the movie Heavy Metal, and also my background in editing music videos helped with creating a hopefully visually interesting narrative.
Cuts and Additions:
MTV music video editing was used in the action scenes, but in the moments where I had to cut down scenes for time and what not, whatever was left and I had to piece together, I edited the movie as close as possible to the pacing set by the original movie.
Cover art by mredthefed (DOWNLOAD HERE)
image

Space Truckin’ by Deep Purple (Preview)

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(Updated: August 11, 2022)
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My adventures through the Heavy Star Wars edits continue with the crown jewel of the Star Wars franchise: The Empire Strikes Back. I gotta be honest here. There's no way I'm going to hate this version of Episode V. It's Empire in the style of the 1981 animated film, Heavy Metal! If you've been watching these edits chronologically, and you think that's a bad idea at this point, I think you may need to find a therapist. I can't in good conscience resist this take on Episode V. It could be terrible, and I'd still enjoy it.

But keeping my own opinion distant, I do think this is one of the stronger Heavy Star Wars edits. I don't think that's a surprise since this is the best Star Wars film ever made that we're talking about here. The only criticism I can come up with is that the second act doesn't seem to have enough songs in there. However, given how hard it is to find a good music cue during that section, I can see why the second act doesn't have a lot of rock 'n roll. I'm sure Ed did his best to find good song placements, so I'm gonna be more forgiving about the flaw.

If you're already enjoying these Heavy Star Wars edits like I am, there is no reason to skip this. It's Empire, but with rock 'n roll music and a fun visual style. Why miss out on that?

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