X-Men: Requiem War

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X-Men: Requiem War
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2001/2003/2006
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100/128/99 minutes
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Fanedit Running Time:
196 minutes
Synopsis:
This is an ultimate re-cut of the X-Men Trilogy to make these characters closer to the comics and darker in nature. Cheesy lines were removed throughout, needless exposition was removed, dialogue trimmed for pace and repetitions were removed.
Intention:
The intention was to make these characters closer to the comics and darker in nature. Cheesy lines removed throughout, needless exposition removed, dialogued trimmed for pace and repetitions removed. Plot thread reworked and some dropped completely. Motivations tweaked.
Special Thanks:
I have been inspired by the Phantom Editor.
Using techniques described by the Phantom Editor I have attempted to recraft the Xmen trilogy into this.
I am grateful to all the comments and suggestions which led me to further polish this to where it is
especially Boon 23 who’s never ending support and candid comments make me see the error of my ways (and ditch the unworkable even if I love it…THANKS)
Release Information:
  • DVD
  • Digital
Special Features:
The Dual DVD features some extras, motion menus and prime quality video and audio quality.
Editing Details:
XRW has 7 completely new scenes constructed to move the story on or combine multiple scenes to create a new drive, conclusion or eliminate duplication and redundancy
These scenes are (in no particular order for you to enjoy their appearance).

- A 2 new Cerbro Sequences
- A new ending
- A new climax (not at the end)
- A reworked crowd scene
- A new chat between major characters
- New title sequence
Cuts and Additions:

- the Rogue/Bobby sub plot love story is removed
- the train station attack and Ellis Island attack in X1 removed.
- Magneto starts of in jail…we don’t need to know why (you will see how it’s made to work)
- Also Mystique attacks upfront so that the senator is already her at the senate in X.
- The movie opens with X 3 opening and unused titles constructed from scratch.
- Angel subplot removed (but he is in it???…sorry not telling)
- Selected deleted scenes and new sequences were inserted to allow for better pacing or character development.
- Deleted scenes were finished off with sound effects and music where needed and aspect ratio corrected (where required)
- NOT all deleted scenes were used (I want to
tell a story, not cram all footage together for the sake of it)
- More music and unused cues were inserted to make certain scenes less empty
- Biggest headaches were the transitions between films which have been smoothed in a number of ways….(you need to watch to see how)
- No scene was left untouched.
- There are over 500 edits
X-Men RW v2.1
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Genre:
Franchise:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2001/2003/2006
Original Running Time:
100/128/99 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
196 minutes
Synopsis:
This is an ultimate re-cut of the X-Men Trilogy to make these characters closer to the comics and darker in nature. Cheesy lines were removed throughout, needless exposition was removed, dialogue trimmed for pace and repetitions were removed.
Intention:
The intention was to make these characters closer to the comics and darker in nature. Cheesy lines removed throughout, needless exposition removed, dialogued trimmed for pace and repetitions removed. Plot thread reworked and some dropped completely. Motivations tweaked.
Special Thanks:
I have been inspired by the Phantom Editor.
Using techniques described by the Phantom Editor I have attempted to recraft the Xmen trilogy into this.
I am grateful to all the comments and suggestions which led me to further polish this to where it is
especially Boon 23 who’s never ending support and candid comments make me see the error of my ways (and ditch the unworkable even if I love it…THANKS)
Release Information:
  • DVD
  • Digital
Special Features:
The Dual DVD features some extras, motion menus and prime quality video and audio quality.
Editing Details:
XRW has 7 completely new scenes constructed to move the story on or combine multiple scenes to create a new drive, conclusion or eliminate duplication and redundancy
These scenes are (in no particular order for you to enjoy their appearance).

- A 2 new Cerbro Sequences
- A new ending
- A new climax (not at the end)
- A reworked crowd scene
- A new chat between major characters
- New title sequence
Cuts and Additions:

- the Rogue/Bobby sub plot love story is removed
- the train station attack and Ellis Island attack in X1 removed.
- Magneto starts of in jail…we don’t need to know why (you will see how it’s made to work)
- Also Mystique attacks upfront so that the senator is already her at the senate in X.
- The movie opens with X 3 opening and unused titles constructed from scratch.
- Angel subplot removed (but he is in it???…sorry not telling)
- Selected deleted scenes and new sequences were inserted to allow for better pacing or character development.
- Deleted scenes were finished off with sound effects and music where needed and aspect ratio corrected (where required)
- NOT all deleted scenes were used (I want to
tell a story, not cram all footage together for the sake of it)
- More music and unused cues were inserted to make certain scenes less empty
- Biggest headaches were the transitions between films which have been smoothed in a number of ways….(you need to watch to see how)
- No scene was left untouched.
- There are over 500 edits
Cover art by Wraith (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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March 13, 2009 @ 9:22 am

Some expert work here. :)

The blending of films #1 and #2 is often ingenious – you’ve paid maximum respect to storytelling and technically the editing is wonderful.

It’s a shame that film #3 by comparison has glaring weaknesses in its script (though a good story idea) and in its overblown CGI sillyness. It’s clearly the work of a different director, too, but overall I thought you made a pretty good fist of trying to integrate a lousy 3rd movie into films #1 and #2.

Thanks for your efforts Wraith.

8/10 from me.
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This edit impressed me!

Wraith did a great job putting these together in a way that feels like a single story, particularly the way X1 and X2 are essentially combined. I'll mention a couple nitpicks about that though. The smaller one is keeping the pan to the "school for gifted youngsters" sign as Logan takes the bike out (which I see pedantic-contrarian also mentioned). It feels out of place and is a giveaway that we're watching a new movie now. And I was definitely surprised to see it happen again later. The bigger nitpick was that there is a significant amount of time between Mystique injecting the guard with iron and when the Magneto escape happens. Not a big deal on its own, but since we see that guard bring Prof X into the cell (twice) in the meantime, it feels like too much in-world time has passed too.

From a technical perspective, the editing is well-done, draws from all the appropriate sources (I noticed those X-Men Origins Wolverine shots!), and includes some nice flourishes.

Overall, this is likely to be how I watch these movies going forward. Maybe I'll return to X2 proper on its own, but this is an improvement over the original movies as a trilogy. Although the video quality is low, I was able to get used to that very quickly, and I wonder if it actually helps make the edit feel more cohesive by making visual differences between the movies less obvious. Plus, the movie looks better to me on my small 1080p compared to the big 4k TV I watched it on.

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This trilogy was one of my favorites growing up and is one of the reasons I have a deep appreciation for Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart. It’s been a few years since I’ve sat down and gone through the originals but I still memorize most of it.

If I had seen this edit when it first came out I would’ve been in awe. A three and a half hour X Men epic. Sure the actual video quality doesn’t hold up by today’s standards (I’d love a 1080p remake of this) but it’s still doable on any size TV. I think the most impressive thing to note are both transitions between films. I couldn’t even really notice when they occurred and I’ve watched this multiple times now. Well done Wraith!

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A vast improvement over the movies, it's a must watch and carries an x-men's fan seal of approval. The audio and video comes from a 576p source, so I cannot score it higher, but once you see past that, it's a truly enjoyable viewing and the only way you should be watching the trilogy from now on, solid narration, fun factor to the 11, good cohesion and great characters.
Hats off to Wraith for putting so many hours of hard work onto this project, can't recommend it enough!

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Wow. I loved this!
Although I wish an HD version would be possible, this edit is fantastic. I normally don't want to spend too much time watching each individual movie of the original trilogy, and this is a perfect way to watch it from now on. I enjoy the focus on Logan and Jean, and the flawless transitions. I felt like I was not missing anything!

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The rearranging of certain scenes and the deletion of others certainly benefited the development of the characters far better than the theoretical versions did and well Logan still gets a lot of the spotlight this edit manages to keep the other X Men relevant and give them enough screen time to show why they matter though Cyclops still gets the short end of the stick but that is the fault of the people behind the movies not the fault of Wraith, I was particularly happy to see the erasure of the love triangle aspect between Bobby, Kitty & Rogue as that subplot from Last Stand always annoyed me and made Bobby look like a cheater and made Rogue’s reasons for getting the cure questionable where as in this the bond they share with Bobby is more on the platonic side.

And of course Rogue choosing not to get the cure and find comfort in being herself was a plus and a great decision on Wraith’s part though I did find the shots of Logan speeding away well the camera panned to the sign of Xavier’s gifted school for youngsters and the shot of that tree outside the school to be a bit to repetitive though as to my favoured ending I preferred the second one as Charles surviving and Erik gaining back his powers built up to that moment in The Wolverine where Charles and Erik meet Logan at the airport quite nicely and potentially hypes audiences up for a potential Days Of Future Past fan edit where as the placement of the scenes in the first version of this fan edits ending confused me.

Though I recognise where there from and I do hope this Fanedit will be available in 1080 HD someday.

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