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Original Release Date:
2013
Original Running Time:
143 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
110 minutes
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Synopsis:
This Version of 'Man of Steel' has been edited down a bit for a slightly faster pace, while it also has been completely re-Colored and Re-scored using the Classic john Williams soundtrack.
Intention:
While I liked the Hanz Zimmer score, it still didn't feel like Superman to me, so I re-Scored the entire film with the John Williams Score and re-cut the film in a more traditional fashion, trying the best I could to match the original 78' Version, and also got rid of the sickly green overtone carried throughout the film.
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
- Removal of the Hanz Zimmer Score
- Replaced with the John Williams Score

Because of the Removal of the music, an entirely new 5.1 Dolby Digital track had to be redesigned. Which will include new Sound FX, new Ambiance etc.. while some Sound FX have also been replaced in order to enhance them, especially Superman's takeoff's.

- The entire movie has been Re-Colored

- New VFX: Removed the drone from certain shots aboard the Scout Ship.
Cuts and Additions:
The Edit: Krypton – Sequences Removed:
- In this Version the Codex is the Command Key. It is no longer in Kal'El's blood.
- Birth Scene
- Jor'El talks to Council
- Jor'El is taken prisoner by Zod's men
- Jor'El retrieves the Codex
- Activation of Codex into Kal-El's body
- "Any mention of being born naturally etc."

Removed Scenes / Shots: In no particular order
- Fishing Scene
- Tanker Rescue
- Stealing clothes
- School room sequence
- Bar scene & Truck on Pole
- Clark fighting the Krptonian Drone in Scout ship
- Clark healing Lois
- Church Scene
- When Clark comes home – 2/3 of the scene has been cut.
- Tornado Scene
- Superman trying to fly and crashing
- (Zod's Message) The Other countries receiving the transmission have been removed
- Shots and small sequences of the Fight Between Superman & Faora-Ul in Smallville
- Kryptonian skipping down the road before attacking fighter jet
- Superman laying on the rocks after destroying world engine
- Zod hopping up the building
- Shot of Kryptonian looking at Superman's blood in the syringe
- Scene about Kal'El's blood being the key
- Zod & Jor'El having a conversation aboard the scout ship
- Perry & Gang getting trapped in the rubble of another building
- 1/2 Daily Planet ending scene, Clark gets in Elevator and it cuts to black
- Some shots of Logo's & Trademarks such as Ihop.. etc...

Dialog Removed:
- "I let my father die.."
- "...yada yada yada.....flack jacket...."
- "as for my rescuer............."
- "...yada yada yada.. visit an old friend"
- "I can't print this Lois you may hallucinated....."
- "...yada yada yada..Ive fought these people before"
- "If you destroy this ship, you destroy Krypton"
- "Krypton had its chance"
- "My soul is what you've taken from me"

Moved / Changed:
- Krypton has been cut in a similar fashion to that of the 78' Superman movie
- Lois's search for Clark happens after talking to guy in bar.
- Placed Bus flashback after Lois talks to Pete.
- Flashback Jonathon talking to Clark, now During Clark & Lois conversation
- Flashback of Clark being instigated, now During Clark & Zods conversation
- All shots of Superman taking out World Engine – Cut together
- Superman talking to General is now the last scene

Added Shots / Scenes:
- All New Establishing shots of Planet Krypton
- New Establishing of Antarctic
- New Zoom and establishing of Saturn & Superman's ship
- Shot of the Entrance to the Daily Planet
- Superman Flybys – With completely new sound design
- All new Titles
- All New ending in The tradition Superman cinema style

Movies Used:
- Man of Steel
- Superman Returns
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Contact
- Superman: The Movie 78'
- The Thing (2011)
- NASA Footage
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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2013
Original Running Time:
143 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
110 minutes
Available in HD:
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Synopsis:
This Version of 'Man of Steel' has been edited down a bit for a slightly faster pace, while it also has been completely re-Colored and Re-scored using the Classic john Williams soundtrack.
Intention:
While I liked the Hanz Zimmer score, it still didn't feel like Superman to me, so I re-Scored the entire film with the John Williams Score and re-cut the film in a more traditional fashion, trying the best I could to match the original 78' Version, and also got rid of the sickly green overtone carried throughout the film.
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
- Removal of the Hanz Zimmer Score
- Replaced with the John Williams Score

Because of the Removal of the music, an entirely new 5.1 Dolby Digital track had to be redesigned. Which will include new Sound FX, new Ambiance etc.. while some Sound FX have also been replaced in order to enhance them, especially Superman's takeoff's.

- The entire movie has been Re-Colored

- New VFX: Removed the drone from certain shots aboard the Scout Ship.
Cuts and Additions:
The Edit: Krypton – Sequences Removed:
- In this Version the Codex is the Command Key. It is no longer in Kal'El's blood.
- Birth Scene
- Jor'El talks to Council
- Jor'El is taken prisoner by Zod's men
- Jor'El retrieves the Codex
- Activation of Codex into Kal-El's body
- "Any mention of being born naturally etc."

Removed Scenes / Shots: In no particular order
- Fishing Scene
- Tanker Rescue
- Stealing clothes
- School room sequence
- Bar scene & Truck on Pole
- Clark fighting the Krptonian Drone in Scout ship
- Clark healing Lois
- Church Scene
- When Clark comes home – 2/3 of the scene has been cut.
- Tornado Scene
- Superman trying to fly and crashing
- (Zod's Message) The Other countries receiving the transmission have been removed
- Shots and small sequences of the Fight Between Superman & Faora-Ul in Smallville
- Kryptonian skipping down the road before attacking fighter jet
- Superman laying on the rocks after destroying world engine
- Zod hopping up the building
- Shot of Kryptonian looking at Superman's blood in the syringe
- Scene about Kal'El's blood being the key
- Zod & Jor'El having a conversation aboard the scout ship
- Perry & Gang getting trapped in the rubble of another building
- 1/2 Daily Planet ending scene, Clark gets in Elevator and it cuts to black
- Some shots of Logo's & Trademarks such as Ihop.. etc...

Dialog Removed:
- "I let my father die.."
- "...yada yada yada.....flack jacket...."
- "as for my rescuer............."
- "...yada yada yada.. visit an old friend"
- "I can't print this Lois you may hallucinated....."
- "...yada yada yada..Ive fought these people before"
- "If you destroy this ship, you destroy Krypton"
- "Krypton had its chance"
- "My soul is what you've taken from me"

Moved / Changed:
- Krypton has been cut in a similar fashion to that of the 78' Superman movie
- Lois's search for Clark happens after talking to guy in bar.
- Placed Bus flashback after Lois talks to Pete.
- Flashback Jonathon talking to Clark, now During Clark & Lois conversation
- Flashback of Clark being instigated, now During Clark & Zods conversation
- All shots of Superman taking out World Engine – Cut together
- Superman talking to General is now the last scene

Added Shots / Scenes:
- All New Establishing shots of Planet Krypton
- New Establishing of Antarctic
- New Zoom and establishing of Saturn & Superman's ship
- Shot of the Entrance to the Daily Planet
- Superman Flybys – With completely new sound design
- All new Titles
- All New ending in The tradition Superman cinema style

Movies Used:
- Man of Steel
- Superman Returns
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Contact
- Superman: The Movie 78'
- The Thing (2011)
- NASA Footage
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(Updated: May 10, 2016)
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8.5
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8.0
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7.0
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8.0
Man of Steel Trailer #3 is my favorite movie trailer of all time, but Man of Steel the film was in many ways a disappointment. The pacing was laborious, the storytelling muddled and unevenly executed, and the action scenes exhausting. While this is not the definitive edit of Man of Steel for me (As far as I'm aware, that edit doesn't exist yet), it's a really strong alternative way of viewing the film, especially if you had no love for the original. The strongest points of this edit are pacing and economy of storytelling: The Krypton sequence is fast and furious, replacing the exhausting ordeal that was the original. The focus on Lois Lane toward the beginning of the film and the re-purposing and reordering of the flashback sequences was a revelation. The action is trimmed down to a more manageable length. Overall the film feels much more confidently told and was able to grab and hold my attention, unlike the original. Also, one of the most maligned scenes from the original film, Pa Kent's death by tornado, is thankfully nowhere to be found.

However, there were also aspects of this edit that did not work for me. The new color grading is mostly great but sometimes looks a little bright and oversaturated, like it's trying to overcompensate for the darker colors of the original. The original film had beautiful high-contrast cinematography which sometimes gets a little washed out in this color grade. kk650's recolored version of the original MOS tones down the grungy green grade while still playing to the strengths of the original photography.

The John Williams score is cool as an alternate take on the film, but in my opinion it does not really fit as well as the Zimmer score. I am probably in the minority here, but I prefer Zimmer's score to Williams, which was great in the original Superman but it's trumpeting brass and triumphant fanfares sound out of place here, whilst Zimmer's booming percussion and minimalist piano did not. The opening credits sequence also plays way too long for a modern film.

Lastly, I feel that some of Agent9's edits serve to bury some of the themes of the original Man of Steel rather than trying to salvage them. Particularly Clark's anxiety over humanity fearing and rejecting him is still here but is weakened by the removal of the Church scene, and the Williams score does more to hurt in this area, making scenes sound triumphant that should be more pensive. I also think a flaw in the original film that ought to have been addressed by the editor is that Superman dons the suit and takes flight before he's committed to revealing himself to the world. It could have been a truly earned moment but it feels like the film blows its load too early. I know it might be a bit strange to have Superman travel back to the arctic after he's returned to Smallville, but I think this could have been accomplished by splitting the the scene between Clark and Jor-El in two. The suit reveal could have been saved for later.

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Given how much effort Agent9 put into regrading this thing (With glorious success!), I thought it was a shame that it looks quite compressed. The filesize is too small for full 1080p HD encode IMO. This would have looked better at 720p perhaps, or up the filesize to exploit the full HD resolution.

Visual Editing: 8
The new credits look eye-meltingly fantastic. The regrading looks stunning. The editing is mostly flawless. Only a couple of moments stood out: The cut to Jorrel's face at the end of the mural talk (Was there a grading error here?) and the cut from the pod --> to the crashed spaceship. I think I already mentioned this in the ITW thread but cutting from one spaceship crash-landing at night, to a spaceship which has crashed in the day, naturally leads a viewer to think they are the same spaceship. It takes about 5 minutes before this confusion is cleared up.

Audio Editing: 10
Bloody genius! Don't get me wrong, I love Zimmer's score and his triumphant new theme but ooooh the feels having John William's score instead!

Narrative: 7
The narrative is stripped down and stramlined with mostly good effect but I really was not keen on the first act (Thankfully after that is over, it's near perfection for the rest of the runtime). For a fanedit to truly succeed it has to work as a movie in it's own right and I don't think this does. I'd be very surprised if somebody who had never seen MOS before could follow the first act (Sure it made sense to me because I've watched all the bits that were missing). Clark and Lois' relationship was sketchy in the original, here it's just gone. He never saves her life on the spaceship, so that bond is missing for a start. The look Cavill gives her in that moment made him Supes for me, so very sad that was jettisoned. Cavill gets 1 minute of screentime where he doesn't speak, 5 minutes of Russell Crowe explaining the plot to him and then he's suddenly Superman... hurray!...? I think? Who is this guy again? What does he stand for? He's just Superman, with no character building or introduction to get us behind him. As I say, after that opening portion the removals are really effective, so do stick with this edit because it pays off in the end.

Enjoyment: 9
I had my problems with the narrative as I've stated but the wonderful new score and impressive regrading more than make up for that. This doesn't replace the original for me but it is a cut that every Superman fan should have on the shelf next to MOS. It's a totally different exciting experience. Very much recommend!

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I loved this edit. The original cut is grey and dull, bordering on unwatchable. Agent 9 has brought it back to life and truly made it feel like a Superman film. Some of the aspects I enjoyed the most:
- The opening on Krypton. Beautifully trimmed and the score integration/mirror of 1978 Superman opening was really well executed.
- The credits sequence. They look professionally done!
- The re-ordering of the early scenes to focus on Lois learning about Clark as we do. Brilliant stuff, and through a combination of your visual editing and the insertion of the Lois theme, I really bought into their relationship much more in this cut.
- The colour correction. So great to see the red and blue back on the screen. I don't like my Superman movies to be predominantly grey...
- The Music!!! Amazing work, only very few scenes were the stitches evident. You chose the themes so well, and I could really see the effort that had gone into really nailing the key moments throughout the film in a way the original cut didn't get near.
- The pacing. There was not a single shot that you cut that was missed. And thank you muchly for getting rid of scene in the Church, among many others of its ilk.
- The kiss. No longer cringe worthy, it felt natural and appropriate.
- The final shot. Classic Superman. Should never have ended on anything else!

A couple of minor nitpicks
- I know it's a tough compromise with picture quality and file size, but there was a lot of digital distortion in the blacks/shadows, especially evident when Pa Kent shows Clark his spaceship.
- Despite the awesomeness of your score work, there were a couple of music transitions that were noticeably abrupt, such as from the daily planet theme to superman destroying the satellite.
- Some clunky dialogue that could possibly be trimmed remains. eg, Faora's "Evolution always wins" conversation with Clark.

So, all in all, a very professionally executed score replacement, but also so much more. I'll never watch the original again. This is a fanedit to show to your friends as a great example of what the medium can do. Well done Agent 9!

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This is one of the best fanedits that has ever been created. Completely redeems a garbage movie in a way I never thought would be possible. Simply outstanding.

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This was a fun edit. :)

Agent 9 has recut Man of Steel using the original Donner's Superman The Movie as a template, and replacing the Hans Zimmer soundtrack with the classic John Williams score.

And for the most part he is very successful.

The cut work is very good, the biggest cuts being the Krypton prologue and young Clark's flashbacks, along with a restructuring of Clark's finding of the Fortress and meeting of Lois. I enjoyed all these changes. It moves the story along faster, Clarks has a more mysterious quality, we learn about him through Lois's point of view and any information lost during the Krypton sequence we learn during Jor-el's education of Clark. In fact, I actually wish more had been cut. In particular, I think the entire Smallville battle could have been cut once Zod departed without significant impact on the narrative and I do wish the Metropolis destruction could have been trimmed even more than Agent 9 had, but I applaud all the clever cuts he did make.

But the real star of this edit is the soundtrack replacement. Agent 9 did exceptional work in this department! BRAVO!!! For the most part, the audio work is seamless and adds a very uplifting, nostalgia quality to the film.

However, there were times where I felt the Superman theme was used too often. There were points where it felt repetitive or too soon or an alternate, more subdued track or cue would have been more appropriate. It was almost too much of a good thing.... it sort of highlighted how these are films of very different era's and how the interpretation of the hero has changed, and the soundtrack did not always quite fit the way one would hope it would.

But overall, this was a very positive alternate viewing experience and I highly recommend it.

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How can I get a copy of this...???

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Personally i don't think any amount of editing is going to save this movie. But ill give Agent 9 props for trying. But i don't think the John Williams music quiet fits. But there are moments during this edit that i feel like im watching a Superman movie and not one of Zack Snyder Cinematic Abortions. Because of the music and its a upgrade to Han Zimmer totally Generic Soundtrack for MOS.. I think my only complaint is i would have cut the whole Pa Kent saying "maybe" or that whole scene. I still think the ending is a mess. But i don't think there anything anyone can do about that..

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Wow. I'll start off with that word.

I hated this movie in the theaters. Overlong, Henry C really needed help to emote, etc.

This edit? Boom, I had tears at the end.

Way to pull something out of this movie.

The John Williams score choice was brilliant. Maybe that's what got me so emotional, but it hit me right in the chest.

I am recommended this highly.

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It's an interesting experiment, but I can't help but feel like it's a bit of a mismatch.

The color correction job is phenomenal, the brighter hue being easier on the eyes overall compared to the original's teal green. Thea ctual audio editing is commendable, there are spots where you can hear the original Zimmer score but I was shocked at how thorough the dialogue separation was. The music added is reasonably integrated, Williams' Superman score and parts of Ottman's Returns score used in mostly appropriate contexts (though some parts like Superman and Lois holding hands in the desert could have used silence. and the score would randomly appear). The restructured narrative works just fine and removes some dumb parts from the original, and I'll admit it was awesome to see the new opening credits delivered like that.

All that being said, the biggest issue with the edit is that the Williams score doesn't really fit the movie all too well. Zimmer's score fit with what Snyder was trying to accomplish, this more somber and darker take on the Superman mythos (I don't think it was good but that's beside the point), but the Williams music is too classical and plain heroic to fit seamlessly into this particular movie The direction style, the aesthetic, the writing, it wasn't made with the WIlliams music in mind and it shows clear as day during the entire Superman vs Zod battle. The music is just nowhere near as fist bumpingly intense as it needed to be in order to match, and it feels especially strange to hear the romantic Superman/Lois song blare the scene right after Superman snaps Zod's neck. It's not a bad edit by any means, I recommend this as an experiment to see how different it feels in comparison to the original, but I can't say it's "better" in my opinion.

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This is my first review of any fan edit. I am Christopher Reeves fan, and the score was beautiful. I loved the coloring and pace. I did not know other movies were used, so it was very seamless for me. I did notice some old sound effects, such as a flying swooshing noise, which was subtle but noticeable.
Taking the codex away from Kal's blood and into the key, was an excellent idea, and makes more sense when Superman gives it to Lois in the ship. It also makes sense when Zod is dismayed that there is no hope for his new Krypton after the Phantom Zone enslaves his crew; otherwise, Kal's blood would still be viable to use.
I am very pleased with this fan edit.

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