i never knew what a super 8 film was until rogue-thex started to fanedit films into this format, and i've enjoyed all the super 8 edits thus far. i'm not what you would call a die hard star wars fan i couldn't tell you anything that happens beyond the film series. wasn't a fan of the prequels but i wouldn't go as far as saying they ruined my childhood. this version cuts an awful lot that was bad regarding the original film and while i feel this effected the narrative it keeps things simple.
as i mentioned the narrative at times doesn't introduce who's who for instance count dooku appears without knowing what his motives are. but at the heart of the star wars films the story is about good guys fighting the bad guys which is the general essence the edit carries forward. the tint is very effected and with the cgi adds a strange mix of modern film making mixed with nostalgia. the edit doesn't have a lot of effects i've seen in other super 8 cuts done by rogue and to be honest i wish more was included
overall i find this a much more enjoyable way to re-watch the prequel films and look forward to future instalments
A/V Quality – 10/10 – Audio was supposed to have pops and video was supposed to have grain/scratches/hair/flicker, so I can’t comment on the clarity.
Editing – 10/10 –The color correction worked most of the time, although I found it annoying in scenes where ships were landing – too bright. Gorgeous job making everything look old.
Narrative – 10/10 – A few sequences seemed rather rushed, but I think that’s nearly unavoidable for an edit like this. The fact that Rogue-theX was able to cut a 2 1/2 hour movie down to about a half an hour is incredible.
Entertainment – 10/10 – This is easily my favorite version of AOTC, since I didn't care for the original at all. Absolutely splendid!
Review by Captain Khajiit — March 6, 2011 @ 1:27 am
Review by Captain Khajiit
The treatment that was given to the video gives this edit a vintage feel, whether it is a true representation of how Super 8 footage degrades over time or not. I found the new look to be the perfect antidote to the digital look and excessively-used CGI of the original. 10 out of 10
There were no hard cuts. The audio was perfect — and 5.1 for those that want it. 10 out of 10
TMBTM has said more-or-less exactly what I feel about the plot; this is a highly entertaining edit and the feeling that there are a few missing points fits with the Super 8 feel. Some irritating aspects of AOTC are ineradicable, but their impact is effectively minimised. 8 out of 10 (original 5 out of 10)
Rogue’s editing is accomplished. The editing choices were excellent. There is little that I would have had the editor do differently. 9 out of 10
The DVD menus look great. There are extra trailers that really are worth watching–that’s high praise from me. The choice of cover art is extensive, and it all looks fantastic. 10 out of 10
The faneditor has a vision for the edit that he sees through to completion. This is a must-see edit for everyone; Star Wars fans, casual fanedit viewers and people like me who never thought that they would enjoy watching AOTC again.
This is the best firstling I have ever seen — 10 out of 10.
So I finally finished watching Rogue’s Attack of the Clones: The Super 8 Cut. (I know, I know, how did it take me such a long time to watch a movie that was just barely over half an hour long?!)
DVD Menu Design: I really liked the menu design. I know some people love to make(or see) very elaborate menus and others are find with simplicity. I just appreciate DVD Menus that don’t make it look like a custom dvd of home movies or something but that is just my personal preference. Anyway, I thought the menus looked very nice.
I really enjoyed this edit. I was really intrigued as to how Rogue would be able to pull off an edit of AOTC in less than 40 minutes. Well Mission Accomplished! Whatever magic voodoo you used, I want to buy some of it. The way it was edited left you with lots of action while maintaining a coherent plot. It’s hard to say what plot holes were “noticeable” as something like the Star Wars films are something most people are so familiar with. And since you’ve already seen the movie, your mind can kind of fill in the gaps and holes while watching a fanedit like this. But just to play devil’s advocate i think if this was my first time watching AOTC there wouldn’t be that much i felt was missing or confusing plotwise.
Full screen worked great here as did all of the effects used to changed the tint and color of the film, the film “noise” the scratches etc. This all gave it that retro feel. I was really impressed with some of the little details in this edit that may have gone unnoticed by other viewers. I think it would have been simple enough to use filters or what not, change the tint, add the scratches etc and be done with it. That would have been fine and would have still accomplished the task. But Rogue went beyond that. There were two scenes (at least two that I noticed) where there were small jump cuts. I thought this was very cleverly done and the kind of detail that just added to the retro feel of the edit. In the scene where Obi-Wan is falling from the sky in the city at night, and Anakin is trying to maneuver his speeder and catch Obi-Wan, just as Obi-Wan lands the screen goes black for a second and then the film returns to normal. Again this, i assume, was another intentional choice to make it retro and less than “pristine”. I really appreciated these little details.
Sound and Video Quality: Audio and Video editing, were great. There was nothing jarring that I noticed besides the intentional stuff.
DVD Extras: There’s really not much left to be said that hasn’t already been said in other reviews of this edit. The trailers were really great. The Enter the Dragon trailer was my personal favorite!
Rogue had a great idea and was very creative in its execution. As others have mentioned, I would be very interested in seeing the other two Star Wars prequels given a similar treatment. I look forward to your future edits Rogue!