Apollo 13: Go For Launch Cut

Apollo 13: Go For Launch Cut

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Apollo 13: Go For Launch Cut
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Original Movie Title:
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Original Release Date:
1995
Original Running Time:
139
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
139
Time Cut:
1
Time Added:
1
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Brief Synopsis:
Replace a few shots in Apollo 13, using the the amazing 65mm footage from Apollo 11 (2019).


Intention:
After recently watching Apollo 11, I thought it would be fun the replace a few shots in Apollo 13, using the the amazing 65mm footage from Apollo 11. I wont significantly re-edit any of Ron Howard's live action shots, instead focusing only on replacing the impressive-for-1995-but-dated-today effects shots.
Other Sources:
- Apollo 13 20th Anniversary Bluray
- Apollo 11 BluRay
Release Information
AVI/MKV
Editing Details:
I wont alter the audio in any way. I'll sync the 65mm footage to the 1995 sound mix.
Cuts and Additions:
- use a 1969 era Universal logo
- replace some miniature/effects shots of the crawler
- replace effects shots of the Apollo 13 with actual Apollo 11 footage
- replace some crowd shots with actual Apollo 11 crowd shots
- replace one shot of the lunar module docking sequence
- minor color changes
- minor re-editing of Apollo 13 to help the new footage seamlessly work in the movie, with minimal distraction.

User reviews

1 reviews

Overall rating 
 
7.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0  (1)
Visual Editing 
 
10.0  (1)
Audio Editing 
 
10.0  (1)
Narrative 
 
10.0  (1)
Enjoyment 
 
5.0  (1)
(Updated: December 09, 2019)
Overall rating 
 
7.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
5.0

I loved Apollo 11 and I hadn't seen Apollo 13 in a long time, so I thought this would be a great way to rewatch Apollo 13. This is an unambitious edit, in that the editor kept 99.9% of Apollo 13 intact, only replacing 1 minute of footage. In that sense, it achieves its goal. The A/V is perfect quality and the editing is invisible. The new shots are barely noticeable and if you had watched this blind, you wouldn't know a single frame was different.

But Apollo 13 is a relatively long movie and I really would've liked to see a more ambitious cut of it (but not as ambitious as Rogue-Thex's excellent Super 8 Cut). There's lots of excess here that could have been jettisoned. The whole family on the ground drama is the obvious choice, especially because the tension never pays off. We sit through endless scenes of Lovell's family going through hell as the ship hits roadblock after roadblock only to have the movie end before he's reunited with them.

As a fanedit, I can't really recommend this over the original. It's too similar and your experience won't really be any different. If it's been a while since you've seen Apollo 13 or if you've never seen it, check out this edit, if only for the fact that it's still a great movie.

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