League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Strikes!, The

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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
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Original Release Date:
2003
Original Running Time:
110
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
100
Time Cut:
20
Time Added:
10
Brief Synopsis:
1899: The End of the Victoria Era of Adventure, and the Dawn of the Pulp Age of Heroes!
When a threat so evil emerges that the fate of the entire world hangs in the balance, the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is assembled. The LXG must unravel a diabolical plot and face off against one of the world's most infamous villains!
Intention:
Continuing my series of fan edits featuring Pulp era adventures, this time along with converting to black and white, I have made the Africa scenes sepia and Mongolia scenes cyan. Aged damaged film FX have been added throughout the feature, along with lower video quality deleted scenes. The objective was to increase the character development and trim back many of the over the top action scenes.
Special Thanks:
All the members of the forum!
TM2YC, Rogue, Hebrides, Baileym43 and hbenthow
Release Information:
DVD
Special Features
Trailers
Gallery
About This Edit
Cuts and Additions:
- new opening credits
- new April 1899 title card
- cut Bobbies chasing tank through the streets of London
- couple of minor cuts during Quatermain's fight in the clubhouse
- cut CGI bullet
- cut CGI London cityscape
- new July 1899 title card
- cut "Where are we going -- Australia?"
- cut "One of our members is late"
- cut "I call it an auto-MO-bile"
- added 4x3 Deleted Scene One with rain SFX and music
- repurposed/flopped a shot of the Nautilus diving
- deleted scene of Jekyll and Quatermain -- "Hyde will get his hands dirty"
- Quatermain continues his walk, meets Mina, they observe Nemo -- "Not the one I don't trust"
- transition shot of Nautilus surfacing
- deleted/extended scene of the bridge -- clearer suggestion of Skinner's guilt
- Quatermain/Sawyer target practice scene
- deleted/extended scene with Mina and Dorian (added music)
- Jekyll/Nemo using extended deleted scene (added music)
- moved/inserted Quatermain/Sawyer meeting with Nemo
- Jekyll discovers missing formula, informs Quatermain, Sawyer and Nemo
- cut Nemo commenting on the "old tiger" and Quatermain's response
- cut the group sneaking into exterior of fortress, cut from Quatermain "the game is on" to Moriarty in his den
- trimmed Quatermain and Sawyer running through Fortress hallways
- added damaged film to the dodgy Invisible Man planting dynamite
- trim Nemo freeing the prisoners
- cut the henchman explaining the contents of the box since Skinner already did this earlier
- cut Dorien "I hoped to get to nail you one more time"
- broke Sawyer's battle with evil invisible man and fire guy into two separate scenes and reordered/trimmed the action scenes with Hyde, Quatermain, Sawyer and Mina... has a faster pace continual cliffhanger feel to it
- lots of trims to Hyde's fight
- added damaged film fx to Dorian rapid aging
- removed cut away shots to the bombs counting down
- added damaged fx to M cape glider shot
- cut CGI bullet
- added fade to black with Sawyer standing over Quatermain
- Sepia for final Kenya scene
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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2003
Original Running Time:
110
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
100
Time Cut:
20
Time Added:
10
Brief Synopsis:
1899: The End of the Victoria Era of Adventure, and the Dawn of the Pulp Age of Heroes!
When a threat so evil emerges that the fate of the entire world hangs in the balance, the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is assembled. The LXG must unravel a diabolical plot and face off against one of the world's most infamous villains!
Intention:
Continuing my series of fan edits featuring Pulp era adventures, this time along with converting to black and white, I have made the Africa scenes sepia and Mongolia scenes cyan. Aged damaged film FX have been added throughout the feature, along with lower video quality deleted scenes. The objective was to increase the character development and trim back many of the over the top action scenes.
Special Thanks:
All the members of the forum!
TM2YC, Rogue, Hebrides, Baileym43 and hbenthow
Release Information:
DVD
Special Features
Trailers
Gallery
About This Edit
Cuts and Additions:
- new opening credits
- new April 1899 title card
- cut Bobbies chasing tank through the streets of London
- couple of minor cuts during Quatermain's fight in the clubhouse
- cut CGI bullet
- cut CGI London cityscape
- new July 1899 title card
- cut "Where are we going -- Australia?"
- cut "One of our members is late"
- cut "I call it an auto-MO-bile"
- added 4x3 Deleted Scene One with rain SFX and music
- repurposed/flopped a shot of the Nautilus diving
- deleted scene of Jekyll and Quatermain -- "Hyde will get his hands dirty"
- Quatermain continues his walk, meets Mina, they observe Nemo -- "Not the one I don't trust"
- transition shot of Nautilus surfacing
- deleted/extended scene of the bridge -- clearer suggestion of Skinner's guilt
- Quatermain/Sawyer target practice scene
- deleted/extended scene with Mina and Dorian (added music)
- Jekyll/Nemo using extended deleted scene (added music)
- moved/inserted Quatermain/Sawyer meeting with Nemo
- Jekyll discovers missing formula, informs Quatermain, Sawyer and Nemo
- cut Nemo commenting on the "old tiger" and Quatermain's response
- cut the group sneaking into exterior of fortress, cut from Quatermain "the game is on" to Moriarty in his den
- trimmed Quatermain and Sawyer running through Fortress hallways
- added damaged film to the dodgy Invisible Man planting dynamite
- trim Nemo freeing the prisoners
- cut the henchman explaining the contents of the box since Skinner already did this earlier
- cut Dorien "I hoped to get to nail you one more time"
- broke Sawyer's battle with evil invisible man and fire guy into two separate scenes and reordered/trimmed the action scenes with Hyde, Quatermain, Sawyer and Mina... has a faster pace continual cliffhanger feel to it
- lots of trims to Hyde's fight
- added damaged film fx to Dorian rapid aging
- removed cut away shots to the bombs counting down
- added damaged fx to M cape glider shot
- cut CGI bullet
- added fade to black with Sawyer standing over Quatermain
- Sepia for final Kenya scene
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"The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" wasn’t perfect and had more than a few deviations from the source material, but for me it was an entertaining movie, now even more so thanks to BionicBob's masterful edits.

The deleted scenes help flesh out the story and characters out more, and though the deleted scenes have a murkier picture quality and the 2000s CGI was janky at times, the b&w helped to obscure those issues. The use of a sepia tone for Africa, a gray tone for Europe, and a blue tone for Mongolia was genius, and the damaged print effect sold the "age" of the movie, as if it was made decades ago.

If you like fun, pulpy adventures, then I highly recommend LXG Strikes!

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What to say? Lots going on here.

the actual editing to the movie is good. some of the worst stuff cut out, souple of nice bits here. deleted scenes giving a bit of flesh to the story is nice. its still the same movie. it's just not the best starting point. However, the visual work that's been done is the star of the edit. it adds a load of life and charm, making everything seem a little cheerier and old-timier that does more for keeping me invested than a lot of what's actually going on. it also helps hide some of the worst offending shots in the movie, and allows for some less obvious deleted scene insertions.

Good work. Showed it to my brother who has a soft spot for this movie. he had a lot of fun too.

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As with the original, Tom Sawyer sticks out like a sore American thumb amidst all the iconic British pulp characters, but he's much more tolerable in this version, which moves along with the zippy pace of a good Republic serial rather than a dull, leaden 2000s Hollywood action film. Though there is precious little of Alan Moore's groundbreaking deconstructions in this adaptation, James Robinson (writer of the definitive 90s superhero Starman) gets some of his deft characterization and period detail through this troubled production, which is a close Silver Medal when it comes to comic writers.

BionicBob's tasteful choices salvage this movie from an utter wreck to a film you could imagine existing within the meta-world of the League, as fictional characters from the British Empire queue into the cinema to watch a now-Scottish Alan Quatermain and a vampiric Mina Murray battle the forces of evil -- fidelity to the source material be damned.

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I like the original: nicely done, but a bit bland. There was no real sense of the grime and grit of the Victorian era. Rather, there were empty, immaculately streets, neat docklands, and not a proletarian in sight, all making one think of a giant stage set where the extras were sent home early. Some of the production design was incredible, like the Nautilus, and Hyde (although his CGI has not aged well), the action set pieces were great, and adding in Tom Sawyer and Dorian Grey worked well. But it was all a bit ... empty. It lost the depth of the comic, despite some nods to the comics' richly detailed world like the paintings of previous Leagues on the walls of M's office. This edit's framing the film with an introduction that includes tips of the hat to Maple White Land, Opar and other forgotten fantasy worlds worked nicely; tweaking, cutting, and adding in deleted materials helped the story; and making the film look more like a battered serial from the 1930s, locating it in a lost world of pulps and penny dreadfuls worked surprisingly well in providing a grittier look and a sense of heroic fun and derring-do. A really great job. Thank you editor!

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Why is this so engaging, and fascinating to look at even though there is literally no color to it??! There is a bizarre novelty to this people, give it a go, it might surprise you. Great job as always Bionic! Thank you for making my childhood come to life.

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