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2000 / 2016 / 2019
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353 minutes
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185 minutes
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Synopsis:
The re-telling of the Eastrail 177 Trilogy in SPLIT UNBREAKABLE GLASS was the first part of an experiment to retool these movies with a new narrative structure to facilitate surprises, adjustments to reveals, new parallels, new opening and closings and much much more. One can be surprised again.

In what may be a fanediting first, this version takes extensive material NOT used in SPLIT UNBREAKABLE GLASS (Dr Fletcher and David's marital issues) and tells the same (or similar tale) as an alternate version of the events from a very different perspective. Over 50% of this version of events is newly repuposed and previously unused and differently structured. With a different resolution and enough left untold to permit both edits to surprise and re-reveal, UNBREAKABLE GLASS SPLIT and SPLIT UNBREAKABLE GLASS can be watched in any order and still shine a BRIGHT light on M/ Night Shyamalan's genius, patience and discipline in anchoring these characters in the real world.
Intention:
To create a more emotional telling of the Eastrail 177 trilogy with a focus on emotions rather than alter egos and to provide a different resolution to the events told in Split Unreabable Glass. This still contains many surprises, new deleted scenes and over 90 mins of material that was not used in the Split Unbreakable Glass...with a new set piece and reveal which agai, WILL surprise and thrill viewers further.
Other Sources:
- Freesounds.org
- Freefonts.com
- Score CDs from all 3 movies.
- Deleted material from all 3 blu rays
- Additional shots of Raven Hill from Glass Blu Ray featurettes
Special Thanks:
Artisdead for his relentless ability to watch and rewatch the previews with constructive (and patient) eyes.
Crow550, for opening up a platform to discuss this.
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features:
The Making of Split Unbreakable Glass
https://ifdb.fanedit.org/making-of-split-unbreakable-glass-parts-1-3-a-feature-length-presentation-the/

and the parallel telling Split Unbreakable Glass

https://ifdb.fanedit.org/split-unbreakable-glass/
Editing Details:
The core of this version of events are peoples emotions and motivations, thus a more rounded understanding of the protagonists is revealed.
Cuts and Additions:
In order to not spoil the reaveals and parallels and to showcase M. Nights Genius and discipline, this is a NEW edit telling the story from a completely different perspective...as in different from Split Unbreakable Glass SUG that is.

DETAILS - NO SPOILERS
68% of Unbreakable material is newly used; this is new material not seen in SUG
100% of Split is new material not used in SUG
16 mins of new deleted scenes
The last 75 mins play out differently than in SUG and have been re-structured to facilitate this.
An hour of Glass is removed and 15 mins are new material not used in SUG
CASEY is NOT in this version nor is OLD Mrs Price
Barry is heavily featured and was not in SUG
A new central set piece
Different structure to SUG
The ending is also different...
30 mins shorter than SUG
And a few more surprises narratively and more examples of M. Nights consistency in direction
plus a post credits sequence...
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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2000 / 2016 / 2019
Original Running Time:
353 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
185 minutes
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Synopsis:
The re-telling of the Eastrail 177 Trilogy in SPLIT UNBREAKABLE GLASS was the first part of an experiment to retool these movies with a new narrative structure to facilitate surprises, adjustments to reveals, new parallels, new opening and closings and much much more. One can be surprised again.

In what may be a fanediting first, this version takes extensive material NOT used in SPLIT UNBREAKABLE GLASS (Dr Fletcher and David's marital issues) and tells the same (or similar tale) as an alternate version of the events from a very different perspective. Over 50% of this version of events is newly repuposed and previously unused and differently structured. With a different resolution and enough left untold to permit both edits to surprise and re-reveal, UNBREAKABLE GLASS SPLIT and SPLIT UNBREAKABLE GLASS can be watched in any order and still shine a BRIGHT light on M/ Night Shyamalan's genius, patience and discipline in anchoring these characters in the real world.
Intention:
To create a more emotional telling of the Eastrail 177 trilogy with a focus on emotions rather than alter egos and to provide a different resolution to the events told in Split Unreabable Glass. This still contains many surprises, new deleted scenes and over 90 mins of material that was not used in the Split Unbreakable Glass...with a new set piece and reveal which agai, WILL surprise and thrill viewers further.
Other Sources:
- Freesounds.org
- Freefonts.com
- Score CDs from all 3 movies.
- Deleted material from all 3 blu rays
- Additional shots of Raven Hill from Glass Blu Ray featurettes
Special Thanks:
Artisdead for his relentless ability to watch and rewatch the previews with constructive (and patient) eyes.
Crow550, for opening up a platform to discuss this.
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features:
The Making of Split Unbreakable Glass
https://ifdb.fanedit.org/making-of-split-unbreakable-glass-parts-1-3-a-feature-length-presentation-the/

and the parallel telling Split Unbreakable Glass

https://ifdb.fanedit.org/split-unbreakable-glass/
Editing Details:
The core of this version of events are peoples emotions and motivations, thus a more rounded understanding of the protagonists is revealed.
Cuts and Additions:
In order to not spoil the reaveals and parallels and to showcase M. Nights Genius and discipline, this is a NEW edit telling the story from a completely different perspective...as in different from Split Unbreakable Glass SUG that is.

DETAILS - NO SPOILERS
68% of Unbreakable material is newly used; this is new material not seen in SUG
100% of Split is new material not used in SUG
16 mins of new deleted scenes
The last 75 mins play out differently than in SUG and have been re-structured to facilitate this.
An hour of Glass is removed and 15 mins are new material not used in SUG
CASEY is NOT in this version nor is OLD Mrs Price
Barry is heavily featured and was not in SUG
A new central set piece
Different structure to SUG
The ending is also different...
30 mins shorter than SUG
And a few more surprises narratively and more examples of M. Nights consistency in direction
plus a post credits sequence...
Cover art by Wraith (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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9.3
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9.0(3)
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9.3(3)
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9.3(3)
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(Updated: March 21, 2023)
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9.8
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After watching, I’m not sure which version I like the most, either this one or the companion /alternative edit “Split Unbreakable Glass”.

In “Unbreakable Glass Split”, the author gives us a different perspective on the Narrative Arcs of the main characters. The highlight for me was The Horde and how their growth happens in parallel with the other 2 main characters’ development. The acting performance of James McAvoy is on the spotlight here and it does shine brightly.

This is very well made, many thanks to Wraith!

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Watched after SUG, again shows just what can be achieved with a skillful hand, the story told with same sources but in a way that leaves you feeling profoundly different.

While I think I prefer the companion edit on balance, both are great pieces of work.
Hope that whoever I get around to seeing the original Glass it doesn't disappoint!

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(Updated: March 24, 2022)
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8.3
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8.0
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8.0
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9.0
QUALITY

For me, Glass and Split quality ranges between 8.5 and 9. Some scenes have some visible compression, but generally the footage looks good. Unbreakable footage is noticeably softer and grainier and wavers between 7 and 8.5. Deleted scenes don't look great in contrast, but could be a lot worse - obviously these are not something the editor has much control over.


VISUAL

Some really great visual editing, particularly in terms of drawing parallels between the composition of shots and the animation for credits etc., though I do have some gripes:

1:42 - it's quite obvious here that she's talking in this shot originally because of the way her head is moving.

18:32 - framerate drops noticeably here. I would recommend using something like RIFE to slow down footage smoothly. A couple of other instances in the gallery during this scene look like frames are dropping, though it's a bit more subtle. Happens again at 20:10 and at various other points in the edit. I noted the ones that felt most jarring to me.

21:20 - dialogue seems slightly out of sync in this scene.

2:15:12 - this shot seemed a bit too quick

2:38:46 - framerate drops

Sometimes dropped framerate slo mo is used stylistically, but here I think it just comes off as jarring. It's just not an ideal way to slow down footage and it doesn't come across well.

As an aside, some of the deleted scenes looked a little stuttery or like frames were being dropped, which made me wonder if they were originally at a different framerate to the theatrical film? This would also account for the slight syncing issue i picked up on with one of them.


AUDIO

8:15 - quite a significant drop in visual quality and a noticeable shift to stereo for this scene, which i'd assume is deleted footage. Not much can be done about the visual, but since the scene is more or less just dialogue, the audio could be shifted to be chiefly centre speaker, and some ambience could be added to better integrate it into the surround track.

14:31 - I can't remember if this is in the original or not, but something sounds off with this audio transition. It's possibly because even though it transitions to having the TV in the background, the cut is made in the middle of a piece of dialogue that isn't resumed in the following shot.

14:55 - woman types but the sound vanishes due to a crossfade. Transition itself is smooth, it just seems odd that we no longer hear her typing.

30:48 - audio pop

1:25:28 - "is someone there"? sounds added, chiefly because of how loud and dry it is.

1:29:43 - audio pop

1:35:00ish - here the audio of Anya Joy's character saying "Kevin Wendell Crumb" is used in a scene with the therapist. I honestly couldn't tell if it was meant to be a trippy touch/reference to something or if Wraith was trying to sell the line as the voice of the therapist, but either way it threw me off and I think the edit would be better off without it.

2:06:00 - audio pop

2:37:10 - it sounds like two scores start to clash here as another fades in. I'm not sure if it's intentional, as it seems to go on for a while? But it's highly dissonant. I guess it could be in the original movie, but it came across a bit odd to me.

2:47:46 - there are two audio pops here. Happens for a few seconds.

3:03:24 - very obvious crossfade between scores here


There were other audio pops, but I didn't want to keep pausing to note them all and some were pretty quiet. I noted down the loudest ones. I'd assume most of them are a random occurrence, though sometimes they can be caused by bits of audio that haven't been faded at the end (doesn't necessarily register on timeline playback, but can cause problems on render).


NARRATIVE

UGS is very well paced and the more quiet/contemplative/cerebral take on the material suits the lengthy 3-hour runtime better (and being 30 minutes shorter than SUG is also welcome). I enjoyed this a lot and I think it works much better than SUG overall. One of my criticisms of SUG was that the Split narrative felt too present and a little out of place with everything else, but here the material is reversed and things work much better; here the audience are kept more in the dark, with things chiefly from Kevin's therapist's perspective (which also lends itself more naturally as something to cut between footage from other films) - the Split footage alone would make for a great short edit. I also loved what was done with the station scene. Very creative. There are a few moments around this point where the narratives get properly intertwined and some really nice visual parallels are made.

Towards the end, Glass again becomes the dominant footage but it feels like a very natural transition. Things play out similarly to SUG, but the perspective is shifted slightly and the ending makes an interesting suggestion for interpretation. I won't spoil it, but Wraith knows what I mean. Somehow I think the ending (last scene before credits) made the lack of foreshadowing for the organisation a bit more palatable. In general, that aspect seems toned down compared to SUG and yet seemed to work better for me (or maybe it's just growing on me).

Great work, Wraith! IMO, SUG walked so UGS could run ;)

Couple of small things:

- In spite of being well paced, I do thing it would be POSSIBLE to split this into two parts or - failing that - place a small interval. I think something like this would be valued. I found I had to watch it in two parts anyway, and the fade out around 1:40ish made for a great halfway point, since it concludes significant chunks of the split and unbreakable narrative and transitions more into the second act of glass.

- The post-credits scene felt like it undercut the suggestion brought by the closing scene, personally. Equally, maybe I read more into the implication of that final scene than Wraith intended? :P


ENJOYMENT

Enjoyment is mainly marred by the visual issues; the majority of audio things are quite subtle, though the pops could be distracting. Overall, I enjoyed this massively and feel that this is several steps up from SUG (not that SUG isn't good, just that this feels to me like a much more natural fit for the material). Generally really satisfying narratively, lots of nice parallels. Although I did pick up on some audio things, the majority of stuff across 3 hours is obviously very well executed. My biggest qualm is probably to do with the inconsistent framerate. It's a pet peeve of mine and really takes me out of the edit.

Knowing Wraith I'm sure a version 2 will surface, but either way: highly recommended!

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Owner's reply March 26, 2022

Thank you so much for your kind words and constructive comments (with timestamps).

I will take out the polish and apply vigorously...
V2 will follow in due course.
Thanks.
W

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After watching SUG I watched this and enjoyed it. I prefer SUG, but I liked the different direction this one took. Narratively, I think it has a really strong opening compared to SUG, but the way this one cuts back and forth is a bit more jarring than SUG. However, I really really really enjoyed the ending.

This edit felt a bit more experiment, and I commend that. Thus was well edited, enjoyable enough, and if you want a different experience, I recommend this.

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A perfect companion piece to the original edit Split Unbreakable Glass focusing more on the emotions/marriage/psychiatrist and using quite a lot of deleted scenes from what I could see. They were very well used and kept the movie feeling fresh even if you think you know the original trilogy! Like its forebear Split Unbreakable Glass, a masterpiece and must be watched once you have watched that edit. I only gave a 9 for enjoyment to reflect the fact that I preferred the original and its stronger focus on the comicbook characters and their interactions and motivations. Most people will give this a 10/10 for enjoyment I would imagine!

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I finally got around to watching this edit after watching SUG about a year ago. This really does take a different narrative from the other film and is a great companion to SUG in every way. For instance, there isn't a single scene with Anya Taylor-Joy in UGS. This focuses on Kevin's alters' relationship with his psychiatrist for that end of the story. It was an excellent watch, only a couple things stuck out in my mind as I watched the film. There isn't much context to suggesting Kevin was shot twice. Also, the doctor's reveal at the end was missing something. It was just a bit too quick. Overall this is a worthwhile watch, and definitely recommend it if you had seen SUG. UGS can't exactly stand on it's own and needs to be propped up a bit with the other film.

Wraith consistently delivers good edits and makes some great choices when it comes to keeping the flow moving. This was a great companion to SUG in every way. As a set it's the definitive way to enjoy the Eastrail 177 trilogy. Thank you for all the work you put into this.

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This was an extremely enjoyable fan edit to watch. Having seen all three of these movies several times, and with a deep love for Unbreakable since it came out, I was blown away by the merging of Split into the narrative of Unbreakable. The time jumps were handled so well that no title cards were needed.

As other reviewers have mentioned there were some very minor potholes, but they were in fact so minor that I didn't notice them until I read about them from another review. In that sense for me they didn't exist, and even after knowing about them they don't bother me.

Seeing new scenes mixed in with Unbreakable was really a treat. I had the DVD as a young teen and I loved watching the deleted scenes, so to see them so smoothly incorporated into the narrative here was really fantastic.

My only problem with this edit is the ending (having not seen SUG yet). It felt a bit abrupt, even though I really like the idea of ending the edit on David carrying his wife to bed in the afterlife. Maybe the credits scene with the clandestine organization could go in the mid-credits instead of the post-credits? It's a pretty important plot point that some people may miss. As it was when the credits started rolling I could help feeling unsatisfied. There was just a little more to the story that would have rounded it out perfectly for me.

All of this is to say that this is a monumental success! It actually managed to redeem Glass for me, which after the incredible movies that were Unbreakable and Split felt like a letdown. I have to compliment you on your great great work, and I will be viewing SUG soon!

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Owner's reply November 19, 2023

Tnanks for that...

I would note, this is designed to be watched with its companion piece to get the whoe picture, but there is enough forit to also stand alone.

pleased you enjoyed...

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Unbreakable, Split, and Glass have great ideas but they suffer from scenes that drag, over explanations and awkward pauses to the point that each one of them can be reduced significantly, but there is a wonderful story to tell, it is almost like these films request a fan edit. It would be a challenge however to keep the heart and soul of those movies by editing them.

Thus we get 2 fan edits - SUG and UGS and you will get more enjoyment from these films by watching one of these fan edits.
But which one to pick

SUG has the superior narrative but UGS (This Edit) is more enjoyable and better edited.

UGS focuses on the main story and throws most of the subplots which creates the most enjoyable experience you can have with these movies, but it accidentally creates some plotholes that you may not noticed on the first watch like "When did Kevin get shot with a shotgun?", "How does Elijah know about David's weakness?" etc....

I also don't like that we only hear about some of Kevin's split personalities but we only get to see them 1.5 hours after they are mentioned, " the plot of Split suffered the most from this edit.
The plot of Unbreakable is now better with the new removed scenes, but the origin story of Elijah shouldn't be cut, The second half of the movie focuses on the story from Glass is perfectly fine (considering the source material)

If you are looking for the most enjoyable version and don't care about plot holes this is the version for you.
Personally, it is my favorite out of the 2 but I still desire a version that removed more subplots and fixed some plot holes.

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