Witcher: Sword of Destiny, The

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Original Release Date:
2019
Original Running Time:
476 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
139 minutes
Time Cut:
337 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
This is a sequel to "The Last Wish" edit. It continues the story of Geralt of Rivia, omitting big part of plotlines that were not based on the books. Unlike "The Last Wish" edit, there was no way to base this edit only on book material because more than half of the second book, "Sword of Destiny" was omitted in the show. For that reason, this edit uses some of the non-book material to complete the story and presents it in chronological order.
Intention:
To see how the series would work, presented in more traditional way (without multiple timelines) and with less amount of unnecessary filler created by the writers which wasn't based on the books.
Other Sources:
- soundtrack from "Wiedzmin" ("The Hexer") by Grzegorz Ciechowski
- soundtracks from all three Witcher games
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
- Edit opens with Geralt & Yen plotline from episode 6 with a few little cuts
- then material from episode 1 and 7 is combined to present the story of Ciri and the fall of Cintra in chronological order
- Ciri on the run plotline is significanlty shortened. The character Dara does not appear.
- The final part of the edit is episode 8 with some omissions
- additional mages are introduced during their meeting scene
- Tissaia's and Fringilla's roles in the battle are reduced as they have no backstory here
- "Who is Yennefer?" line at the end is cut.
- Re-scored audio tracks in english and polish were created with music from Witcher games soundtracks and polish "Hexer" TV show music by Grzegorz Ciechowski, but for all those who enjoyed Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli's work, there's original audio track too.
- New title card added

Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2019
Original Running Time:
476 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
139 minutes
Time Cut:
337 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
This is a sequel to "The Last Wish" edit. It continues the story of Geralt of Rivia, omitting big part of plotlines that were not based on the books. Unlike "The Last Wish" edit, there was no way to base this edit only on book material because more than half of the second book, "Sword of Destiny" was omitted in the show. For that reason, this edit uses some of the non-book material to complete the story and presents it in chronological order.
Intention:
To see how the series would work, presented in more traditional way (without multiple timelines) and with less amount of unnecessary filler created by the writers which wasn't based on the books.
Other Sources:
- soundtrack from "Wiedzmin" ("The Hexer") by Grzegorz Ciechowski
- soundtracks from all three Witcher games
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
- Edit opens with Geralt & Yen plotline from episode 6 with a few little cuts
- then material from episode 1 and 7 is combined to present the story of Ciri and the fall of Cintra in chronological order
- Ciri on the run plotline is significanlty shortened. The character Dara does not appear.
- The final part of the edit is episode 8 with some omissions
- additional mages are introduced during their meeting scene
- Tissaia's and Fringilla's roles in the battle are reduced as they have no backstory here
- "Who is Yennefer?" line at the end is cut.
- Re-scored audio tracks in english and polish were created with music from Witcher games soundtracks and polish "Hexer" TV show music by Grzegorz Ciechowski, but for all those who enjoyed Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli's work, there's original audio track too.
- New title card added

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9.6
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9.8(5)
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9.6(5)
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9.8(5)
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Very enjoyable way to revisit the series without all the unnecessary extra story arcs, the editing was great throughout.

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This fan edit is the continuation of Gieferg's The Last Wish, a fan edit of The Witcher. Part 2 (Sword of Destiny) acts as a film version of the second half of season 1 but with more focus, better pacing and a more logical sequence of events than the original Netflix version.
Like The Last Wish, which covered the first half of season 1, this edit is a significantly more enjoyable in telling of the events in the later half of season 1. Gieferg even splices some minor scenes from later content to flesh out the story between Yennifer and Geralt but without the bloat, cringe side stories and unnecessary filler.

If you haven't seen The Last wish and feel put off by the fact this fan edit does not cover series 2, don't be. Both The Lat Wish and Sword of Destiny, due to the way Gieferg's rendition of the story flows; feels chronological and satisfying. While part 1 was excellent I feel the editor has improved with part 2. The minor complaint I had in part 1 about background audio has been completely absent in this version. The jump to the end battle sequence does admittedly feel a little abrupt, but id gladly take that over the original.

All in all, this is a must watch for the Witcher fans. Give it a go!

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After the set up from The Last Wish, this edit furthers the story by introducing and following Ciri and importantly, The Law of Surprise. It doesn't get bogged down in the forest or distracted with minor characters. Removing the Jen origin story and all the machinations of the mage college was a good choice. There could be room to tell that story as a world building exercise but it isn't necessary here. The edit flows a little better than The Last Wish, but mostly because it's telling one linear story. The jump from Ciri's story to the Battle of Sodden seemed a little abrupt. I don't know that there's anything that could be done about that given what was filmed. I really appreciate the effort to make one timeline and focused stories. Thanks again!

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Will review this based on enjoying this cut from bringing the content available into a Witcher movie as that is what Gieferg was aiming for.

All is well put together from using right scenes available and music score to underline the movie. The movie keeps getting better as you move along. Not sure if that is because of the cuts or the story line with scenes available. Really enjoyed this and the next cut he did.

Really wrapped the story into a nicer flow and to the point story of the Witcher that the seasons seem to have a hard time with. Can say same of previous cut.

If you new to Witcher or not seen seasons, these cuts done by Gieferg is highly recommended. If seen seasons before best way to review and enjoy the Witcher again. Thank you Gieferg.

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Pleasantly surprised by Gieferg's brainchild here!! As per my review for 'The Last Wish' Im going to say this may benefit from some atmospheric sound effects to compliment the additons of original Witcher musical musings, and some interlude screens fluffing out the narrative inevitably suffering from the heavy cutting.

I almost want to say this turns out like an open-ended dramatization of The Witcher 3 intro. Certainly this is true for parts of this movie. It is in fact though, quite a coherent playing out of events along the lines of the books (one trusts) tieing in with 'The Last Wish' really, really well. Its somewhat like one of those barely cobbled together fan-made (fittingly) productions that are more cosplay than proper film, only with full length.

In these fan-edits Gieferg does justice to the actors, and the production teams, and (lets say) reverently sets aside the mistellings of the Netflix saboteurs, in favour of a true Witcherish thread. Actually (spoiler alert) there is no Kaer Morhen, or any of that ruined, embellished stuff in this movie at all. 'Sword of Destiny' is the proper title indeed!!

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