Amleth's Saga

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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie Title:
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Original Release Date:
2022
Original Running Time:
137
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
146
Time Cut:
1
Time Added:
9
Subtitles Available?
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
To make a slightly different movie keeping the supernatural touch that it was left ambiguous in the original movie.
Intention:
I just wanted to recreate The Northman as a theatre play and keep the "supernatural" touch that it was left ambiguous in the original movie.
So I have divided it in 5 acts. I have also reordered some sequences and scenes and reinstated all the deleted scenes.
Other Sources:
The Northman - Original Soundtrack.
Custom Viking Era map.
Younger Futhark rune translator.
Special Thanks:
bionicbob, Dwight Fry, Spence, DirtyCop1036
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
I have just divided the movie in 5 acts and I have kept the supernatural touch.
Cuts and Additions:
- Music cues from the The Northman Original Soundtrack have been used on the reinstated deleted scenes.
- Custom intertitles for the 5 Acts and locations.
- Custom Viking Era Map to establish the real locations on the movie.
- Mound Dweller scene trimmed and cut.
- Some scenes have been relocated.
- New colour grade for the whole edit, done scene by scene in order to remove the awful green tint of the original movie.
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3 reviews
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9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0(3)
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10.0(3)
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10.0(3)
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10.0(3)
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9.7(3)
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Let me start by saying I LOVED The Northman. I had small quibbles with it here and there, but nothing major. Well I think Fran Garcia was reading my mind because he made some small adjustments that perfectly adjusted everything I thought about!!!

The reordering of a few parts, such as starting with Amleth on his journey then showing his youth as a flashaback, worked great! As did the Chapters formatting, making it more like a play! I mean, great stuff there alone.

Oh and let's not forget FIXING THE COLORING!! I thought the original movie looked amazed but always a bit muted. Well Fran cleaned that up with a more lush color setting throughout. Less of the dull green tint. Dark when it needs to be dark. Bright when it needs to be bright.

THIS is my definitive version of The Northman now!

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(Updated: November 04, 2022)
Overall rating
 
9.5
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10.0
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9.0
A truly fascinating watch.

While I enjoyed the theatrical version, I must be honest, even though I never could quite put my finger on it, I found it somewhat plodding at times.

And yet, Fran's fan edit, which does not trim a lot. In fact, Fran adds even more to the film, played far more engaging for me. Perhaps it is the purposeful Hamlet 5 act structure -- which I really appreciated -- or the rearranging of scenes, making the connection to the character and story much more visceral. Or perhaps, it is because where trims are made, they are artistically done in a way that reinforces the mythological underpinnings of the story. Again, I can not quite put into words why this version connected with me on a much stronger level, only that it does. And it does it masterfully.

I watched the smaller 9G MKV file, and the picture quality was excellent. The new soundtrack additions and cues are all pitch perfect. And the deleted scenes are seamlessly integrated.

This is the type of film and fan edit that stirs a lot of dark emotions, and so I can not claim "I love it" or would be eager to re-watch it in the immediate future, but I can acknowledge it as a fantastic piece of fan editing and storytelling.

Thumbs Up!

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The Northman was my favorite movie of the year, and this edit is the best version we can get of it. Amleth's Saga or how to sublimate a masterpiece. First of all, the gorgeous new color grading, getting rid of that green tint brings out the beauty of the scenery and landscapes. Secondly, the reinsertion of the deleted scenes fleshes out the characters' superstitions, reinforcing the mythological aspect of this cut. Thirdly, the insistence on, you get it, the mythological and prophetic aspect of the story, the recut of the Mount Dweller scene is the perfect example of that. I also loved the new order of the events, keeping Prince Amleth's past for the second chapter and starting the edit with the Berserkers' attack works on point and sets the tone of the film.
The localization map was a great addition, it gives more authenticity to the overall film. Your time and effort paid off.

Finally, Thank you for mentioning me in the credits, it means a lot!

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