Steel of Man

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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Genre:
Franchise:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2013
Original Running Time:
143 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
104 minutes
Time Cut:
41 minutes
Time Added:
2 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
Lois Lane gets rescued by a mystery man and endeavours to find him and tell his story. We are taken through a story of discovery and a man's determination to make up for the loss of his father. This fanedit rearranges the original scene order and removes many flashbacks, while adding much colour grading to accentuate the mood of each scene. It also refocuses the movie on Lois and Clark, removing much of the subplots of the military and the People of Metropolis.
Intention:
To focus the film, take away a lot of bloat and brighten the mood to make it feel more like SUPERMAN.
Other Sources:
One scene from batman vs superman
https://www.pexels.com/video/drone-footage-of-a-mountaintops-4926521/
https://www.pexels.com/video/drone-footage-of-cars-on-the-road-3568454/
https://freesound.org/people/iwanPlays/sounds/567249/
https://freesound.org/people/KikeVilaplana/sounds/436527/
https://freesound.org/people/courter/sounds/448092/
https://freesound.org/people/kvgarlic/sounds/135504/
https://freesound.org/people/arpeggio1980/sounds/437461/
https://freesound.org/people/Link-Boy/sounds/414853/
https://freesound.org/people/billgrip/sounds/490850/
https://freesound.org/people/SoundsnapFX/sounds/583964/
Special Thanks:
Nic
VortexUnlimited
Artisdead
Lantern51
Editzilla
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
The opening logos were coloured by using animated masks in resolve.

AI tools were used to clean up a lot of the audio. I hate the wilhelm scream.

Marrying clips from two movies together may seem a simple thing, but it is far more complex than we would realise. Special attention needs to be given to contrast levels, detail level, film grain, motion blur, colour depth, etc.

special frame was used for different years. This is to give a clear visual difference and ensure viewer knows what is a flashback and what isn't. Intertitles help a great deal with this too.

Cuts and Additions:
* Title sequence colourised
* Krypton intro removed
* Lois Lane in icy Canada inserted as opening scene
* edge of screen light flare added to aid the sense of location
* shots of Clark removed or reframed to hide his face
* first introduction of kryptonian drone is when it attacks Lois
* When Clark saves Lois, she is in shock so her POV shots are blurry and we cannot make out his face.
* The shots of Clark helping Lois are shortened and her scream is greatly reduced.
* after the scout ship flies off, new film title is inserted
* talk with Perry White follows, as does talk with hack journalist
* Lois' search for her mystery man is inserted here, cutting out references to logging and bar job
* oil rig scene added as flashback, heavily trimmed and removing Clark's face
* Lois meting Pete Ross inserted
* schoolbus flashback added, re-editing to take emphasis off Clark and onto Pete Ross as he is telling Lois this tale, cut after Pete in Kent farm
* Lois arrives at Kent farm and then cemetery to meet Clark Kent
* Clark gives flashback of his Dad talking to him by truck and showing him spaceship
* return to cemetery and Lois' reaction shot, then to daily planet and angry Perry
* Clark tells Mom he has found his people
* cut to north pole and Clark meeting Jor El
* as Jor El talks to Clark, inserted flashback of Jor El berating Krypton council and Zod initiating a coup
* cut back to Jor El telling Clark about the genesis Chamber
* Flashback to Jor El retreiving the codex and sending Clark off to earth
* cut back to Jor El introducing the symbol of El and Clark learning to fly
* cut back to Clark and his Mom at the farm sitting on steps.
* Lois at daily planet, Zod ship arrives, Clark at farm, witnessing Zod's arrival. edited to remove military and some of the random people
* inserted shot of tornado
* cut the colonel from the Lois capture scene
* removed church scene; Clark does not hesitate in rescuing Lois
* cut glamour shots of military hardware
* inserted flashback to zod's trial while he is in dream sequence on the black zero
* removed military people identifying Zod's ships flying to earth
* removed kryptonian doctor taking Clark's blood
* moved Clark breaking restraints after shot of spacecraft over Smallville
* removed Lois shooting Kryptonians like she's an expert with alien laserguns
* inserted Zod's ship arriving at Kent farm before Clark getting up off table
* removed Jor El "you can saver her Kal"
* cut from Lois rescue to Faora grabbing Mom and finding Clark's ship
* heavily trimmed scene of Lois talking after they land in field to give more urgency
* cut quickly back to Kent farm with Mom being seriously threatened
* cut grain silos exploding and Clark furiously punching Zod
* cut Clark cruelly gloating at Zod as he suffers from sensory overload
* trimmed military glamour shots
* shifted camera frame to hide the fact that Clark negligently jumped right into a building
* cut shots of excessive damage cause by warplanes
* cut all Faora's nonsense dialogue about evolution
* cut more and more and more shots of military
* cut Clark punching Kryptonian into trains
* cut "a good death is it's own reward"
* when Clark goes to check on Mom, inserted flashback to Tornado incident, stock footage of highway included.
* Tornado incident heavily edited so that his Dad does not tell Clark not to save him. His dad is a hero and Clark is busy getting his Mom to safety.
* Removed military making commentary on the world engine
* trimmed scenes of Black Zero descending on the city
* heavily cut city scenes during world engine battle, so there is a clear cross cutting just between Clark and Zod and then clear cross cutting between Clark and Lois.
* Cut most of the heavy petting scene. Although I brought the focus back to Lois and Clark, the relationship is still not this well developed and it is unearned,
* reframed Zod's shots to give him more emphasis in his powerful moments
* inserted shots of Clark's dad to show how his dad is at the front of his thoughts
* cut much wanton destruction of the city
* inserted shot of the time his dad died to show Clark is equating Zod's unrelenting violence as similar to the tornado
* reframed Clark's face to show his distraught reaction to killing Zod
* inserted Batman v Superman scene of mountaintop conversation with his dad. Shots of Jonathan are framed as memories and establishing shot of mountains is included from stock footage.
* cut scene of military drone
* inserted 'Ballad of Perry White' in credits.
Trailer

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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Genre:
Franchise:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2013
Original Running Time:
143 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
104 minutes
Time Cut:
41 minutes
Time Added:
2 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
Lois Lane gets rescued by a mystery man and endeavours to find him and tell his story. We are taken through a story of discovery and a man's determination to make up for the loss of his father. This fanedit rearranges the original scene order and removes many flashbacks, while adding much colour grading to accentuate the mood of each scene. It also refocuses the movie on Lois and Clark, removing much of the subplots of the military and the People of Metropolis.
Intention:
To focus the film, take away a lot of bloat and brighten the mood to make it feel more like SUPERMAN.
Other Sources:
One scene from batman vs superman
https://www.pexels.com/video/drone-footage-of-a-mountaintops-4926521/
https://www.pexels.com/video/drone-footage-of-cars-on-the-road-3568454/
https://freesound.org/people/iwanPlays/sounds/567249/
https://freesound.org/people/KikeVilaplana/sounds/436527/
https://freesound.org/people/courter/sounds/448092/
https://freesound.org/people/kvgarlic/sounds/135504/
https://freesound.org/people/arpeggio1980/sounds/437461/
https://freesound.org/people/Link-Boy/sounds/414853/
https://freesound.org/people/billgrip/sounds/490850/
https://freesound.org/people/SoundsnapFX/sounds/583964/
Special Thanks:
Nic
VortexUnlimited
Artisdead
Lantern51
Editzilla
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
The opening logos were coloured by using animated masks in resolve.

AI tools were used to clean up a lot of the audio. I hate the wilhelm scream.

Marrying clips from two movies together may seem a simple thing, but it is far more complex than we would realise. Special attention needs to be given to contrast levels, detail level, film grain, motion blur, colour depth, etc.

special frame was used for different years. This is to give a clear visual difference and ensure viewer knows what is a flashback and what isn't. Intertitles help a great deal with this too.

Cuts and Additions:
* Title sequence colourised
* Krypton intro removed
* Lois Lane in icy Canada inserted as opening scene
* edge of screen light flare added to aid the sense of location
* shots of Clark removed or reframed to hide his face
* first introduction of kryptonian drone is when it attacks Lois
* When Clark saves Lois, she is in shock so her POV shots are blurry and we cannot make out his face.
* The shots of Clark helping Lois are shortened and her scream is greatly reduced.
* after the scout ship flies off, new film title is inserted
* talk with Perry White follows, as does talk with hack journalist
* Lois' search for her mystery man is inserted here, cutting out references to logging and bar job
* oil rig scene added as flashback, heavily trimmed and removing Clark's face
* Lois meting Pete Ross inserted
* schoolbus flashback added, re-editing to take emphasis off Clark and onto Pete Ross as he is telling Lois this tale, cut after Pete in Kent farm
* Lois arrives at Kent farm and then cemetery to meet Clark Kent
* Clark gives flashback of his Dad talking to him by truck and showing him spaceship
* return to cemetery and Lois' reaction shot, then to daily planet and angry Perry
* Clark tells Mom he has found his people
* cut to north pole and Clark meeting Jor El
* as Jor El talks to Clark, inserted flashback of Jor El berating Krypton council and Zod initiating a coup
* cut back to Jor El telling Clark about the genesis Chamber
* Flashback to Jor El retreiving the codex and sending Clark off to earth
* cut back to Jor El introducing the symbol of El and Clark learning to fly
* cut back to Clark and his Mom at the farm sitting on steps.
* Lois at daily planet, Zod ship arrives, Clark at farm, witnessing Zod's arrival. edited to remove military and some of the random people
* inserted shot of tornado
* cut the colonel from the Lois capture scene
* removed church scene; Clark does not hesitate in rescuing Lois
* cut glamour shots of military hardware
* inserted flashback to zod's trial while he is in dream sequence on the black zero
* removed military people identifying Zod's ships flying to earth
* removed kryptonian doctor taking Clark's blood
* moved Clark breaking restraints after shot of spacecraft over Smallville
* removed Lois shooting Kryptonians like she's an expert with alien laserguns
* inserted Zod's ship arriving at Kent farm before Clark getting up off table
* removed Jor El "you can saver her Kal"
* cut from Lois rescue to Faora grabbing Mom and finding Clark's ship
* heavily trimmed scene of Lois talking after they land in field to give more urgency
* cut quickly back to Kent farm with Mom being seriously threatened
* cut grain silos exploding and Clark furiously punching Zod
* cut Clark cruelly gloating at Zod as he suffers from sensory overload
* trimmed military glamour shots
* shifted camera frame to hide the fact that Clark negligently jumped right into a building
* cut shots of excessive damage cause by warplanes
* cut all Faora's nonsense dialogue about evolution
* cut more and more and more shots of military
* cut Clark punching Kryptonian into trains
* cut "a good death is it's own reward"
* when Clark goes to check on Mom, inserted flashback to Tornado incident, stock footage of highway included.
* Tornado incident heavily edited so that his Dad does not tell Clark not to save him. His dad is a hero and Clark is busy getting his Mom to safety.
* Removed military making commentary on the world engine
* trimmed scenes of Black Zero descending on the city
* heavily cut city scenes during world engine battle, so there is a clear cross cutting just between Clark and Zod and then clear cross cutting between Clark and Lois.
* Cut most of the heavy petting scene. Although I brought the focus back to Lois and Clark, the relationship is still not this well developed and it is unearned,
* reframed Zod's shots to give him more emphasis in his powerful moments
* inserted shots of Clark's dad to show how his dad is at the front of his thoughts
* cut much wanton destruction of the city
* inserted shot of the time his dad died to show Clark is equating Zod's unrelenting violence as similar to the tornado
* reframed Clark's face to show his distraught reaction to killing Zod
* inserted Batman v Superman scene of mountaintop conversation with his dad. Shots of Jonathan are framed as memories and establishing shot of mountains is included from stock footage.
* cut scene of military drone
* inserted 'Ballad of Perry White' in credits.
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Overall rating
 
9.2
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
Narrative
 
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9.0
I saw Man of Steel for the first and only time about a year-and-a-half-ago, but while I cannot remember the story in great detail I can recall a sense of apathy towards it. This edit on the other hand made me feel for the characters, the more-lively image helps one better engage and the altered structure reduces (in my mind) distracting comparisons to the Donner/Reeve classics. It did occasionally feel like parts were missing, the engagement with the villains starting rather early, but cannot be sure if this was a result of aspects inherent to the original or I waiting for something that occurred in the excised 40-odd minutes.

Technically good on the whole, but the boosted saturation occasionally led to colours blooming, e.g. at one point Superman has visibly blue hair. The added time/location cards also felt, for want of a better word, a touch "informal" but this is a minor complaint.

A great start to my venture among DCEU edits, while I don't think Man of Steel can ever be timeless in the sense of Superman: The Movie, tremault has made it watchable!

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Absolutely phenomenal colour re-grading. It's the Superman film that was hidden underneath Man of Steel. Intriguingly focused mystery Act 1, making Clark more otherworldly, almost an angelic presence, only to then draw us in close for Act 2 and his conflict. The only reason this doesn't get even higher marks for narrative and enjoyment is that the third act is by necessity a load of sound and fury, though again, tremault pulls its soul out of the fire for the conclusion. This has got my brain whirling regarding what could be done with BvS. Professional, focused, coherent and polished. This is one to make sure you recommend to all.

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I really enjoyed the new narrative, and the changes made certainly do make a tangible difference. Some parts that I particularly liked are how Lois is given more room despite not having more scenes (that's the power of a good narrative), how T chooses to blur Clark's face when Lois is hemorrhaging, how Pa Kent doesn't do the maybe line (and getting a huge upgrade from what Snyder and Goyer did with him), and how good the flashbacks have been used. On that, I'd say that I missed the Clark getting bullied and the Xray vision activation bits to show how far Clark has had to endure and adapt, and I do think that the presentation of the death of Pa Kent could still be improved- I still like it tho. Some of the edits in the first half are more noticeable since they transition a bit quickly, increasing pace up and cutting organic conversations midway. There is some noticeable obvious audio editing, and I could notice the changing soundtracks myself, but that's forgivable for the most part and shouldn't be even accounted by the uninitiated. While I do understand that the tone of this film does get an upheaval because of the increased saturation, I didn't like was how tacky the color grading gets in certain scenes.
I really like the trims, which do two things- 1, make Clark not so brooding; 2, remove some mindless collateral damage, and corny dialogue. I also liked the scene from BvS used near the end. I don't mind the retention of Supes having to kill Zod because it adds to the conflict of having to choose between Clark's own race and Humanity. But then I can't get past Snyder's choice of Clark immediately jumping the kryptonians, especially when he doesn't reason with Zod using some talk no jutsu lol, and when we screams "Krypton had its chance".. I also think that T could sure had used a small flashback to Zod killing JorEl when the former admits it to Kal, especially because without that whole scene it doesnt make sense for Zod to scream "I will find him" with full conviction... I should stop, I just might be getting ahead of myself.

Overall, this edit is testament to the fact that a good narrative is paramount to a film, and by molding it T does salvage MoS by leaps and bounds. So, well, Tremault/Triadne has done it-- fleshed the steel of the man that's Clark/Kal. I appreciate You T for your work, thank you!

(Would like to make a separate acknowledgement of the low file size and subtitles... Much obliged!)

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Owner's reply January 21, 2024

That's really sweet, thank you so much ^^

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I had walked away from the theater initially saying this wasn't my Superman. I have softened over the years but still did not have a lot of respect for the film.
Tremault has done an admirable job of tightening the story and removing/reworking scenes that just didn't work.
Great job on the tornado scene and other Jon Kent moments. Your edit shows him more of a concerned Father than a heartless jerk.
Clark/Superman is shown to be more confident and heroic in this edit.
I still have trouble with Amy Adams as Lois Lane. Not her fault or the edit. Snyder's version of her is just a little too off for me. The measuring dicks line is just bad.
However, this is a very enjoyable watch and will be my go to version. Great job!!

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Owner's reply December 22, 2022

Thanks very much :)
I agree with you on the measuring dicks line, I could have easily removed that line now that I think about it. Strange that I didn't think to do it as it is a pretty horrible line.

I'll quickly remove that in my timeline now but it's not big enough to re-render and upload, it'll just be there for a possible future revision.

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9.2
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While I enjoyed the brightening of the colors, the removal of some of the excess violence, a greater focus on Superman's humanity, and appreciate the idea behind the narrative, I can't help but feel like important scenes were lost in the nonlinear telling of the story, especially when it came to Jor-el explaining to Clark about General Zod and Krypton's destruction. Jor-el's death is mentioned but never seen. Dialogue is abruptly cut off to make way for the flashbacks, which I found annoying. I sorely missed the childhood "focus on my voice" scene, which lost another point on the enjoyment scale.

It was a good and respectable effort overall, but this is not the version of MoS that I will be going back to.

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Owner's reply December 08, 2022

my entire intent was to remove flashbacks wherever possible ^^
I appreciate your feedback of course. It's a shame I ended up losing some bits that you hold dear. I do lament losing some of those events on krypton, but it didn't make sense when following the story purely from Clark and Lois' perspective. The AI would not have had that information and Zod never would have told Clark about that in enough detail to justify a flashback. It was hard enough to justify the trial flashback. nonetheless, we all have our own priorities!
Thank you for watching and thank you for taking the time to review :)

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The streamlining of the story to start with Clark being a hero through the eyes of Louis or at least through her investigation and incorporating the opinion of his human father is great, and is all done before the 20 minute-mark, while never giving the impression that something is missing. The most important parts to the story are still there up until now. Important story parts on Krypton are inserted later as flashbacks. The blurring of Clark's face to make his identity a secret was very creative. Although I truly understand what tremault was going for and I fully agree with her decisions, I must admit that there are some seemingly abrupt scene changes, when in one scene there is music playing and in the other there is not. But this is due to a flashback scene and to make them stand out as such, at least this is my interpretation of it, and when the scene closes it all makes sense again. For example when Clark tells his human mother about this "real" parents. Loved that Clark's human father does not tell him not to save him in the hurricane scene. That bothered me in the original cut. Well done! I loved that he thinks about his dad before, during and after the final Zod showdown, reminding him of his "human side" and his father being his "conscience". The Perry White scenes in the credits and the final text is really amazing! :)
Another edit well done by tremault!

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