Batman – Dluppers Fan Edit
-cut opening credits
-editted the following scene where the family gets mugged and batman attacks the thugs on the roof,it is now part of the custom intro titles.
-cut harvy dents speecha and jacks intro scene
-cut the talk between harvy,gordon and the mayor about cancelling the festival on the steps
-cut the scene where jack palance rats out the joker to the cops
-heavyily edited the scene where knox and vicky walk around bruces art room and he follows them and they have a chat.
-cut the shot where we see the joker hand rise out of the toxic waste
-cut the whole bruce and vicky dinner scene
-cut the kiss between vicky and bruce on the stairs
-cut the scene with vicky and bruce in bed
-cut the morning after scene between bruce and vicky
-cut the scene where jerry hall sees the joker for the first time and faints
-cut the little talk between the joker and bob(henchman) just after the electrified man bit
-cut vicky and knox taling at the newspaper
-cut the scene where vicky follows and spies on bruce with the flowers
-cut the speech by one of the mobsters and the joker kills him with a feather pen
-cut the joker punching the tv with a mechanical punching glove
-cut the scene between bruce and alfred talking about the pen death scene and gun shot
-cut the joker looking at photos of vicky
-cut harvy talking on the phone in his office
-cut the scene where the joker applies make up to look normal
-cut the whole scene where the joker and goons trash the museum to prince music
-cut the scene where batman and vicky get into the batmobile and the following car chase and crash
-cut the batmobile driving remotely to batman location
-cut batman taking vicky to the batcave and the morning after where vicky is missing her photos
-cut the whole scene where bruce goes to vicky’s apartment and the joker turns up and shoots bruce
-cut the following scene where knox and vicky talk about bruces parents
-i turned the flashback of bruce’s parents being shot to black and white
-cut vicky suddenly turning up at the batcave to talk to bruce
-cut the scene where the batmobile drops a bomb at the factory and the resulting explosion
-cut the first attack in the bell tower(only cut due to technical problem,i wanted to keep it)
-cut the bit where gordon find the laughing sound box in the dead jokers pocket
-cut the following talk between knox and vicky
-moved the bat signal unvaling to earlier in the film
-cut vicky getting in the car with alfred , waiting for bruce
batman returns cuts
-cut the opening scene with the penguins parents and the dumping of the baby in the river(this present in version 1 though)
-cut the credit sequence
-cut max’s speech to the crowd
-cut selina realising max has forgot his speech notes
-moved the scene where gordon calls for the bat signal, used later on
-cut gordon thanking batman for help(this is in version 1 though)
-cut the scene wher selina goes home and listens to her messages
-cut the scene where the penguin resues the mayors baby
-cut the scene where the penguin is looking through birth records
-cut batman roaming the streets in his batmobile
-cut the scene where the penguin goes to his parents grave and tells everyone his real name
-cut the scene where max leads penguin to his mayor party and the bit with the nose biting
-cut batman injured in the batcave
-cut the speech from the penguin and the pinning the badge on a woman(is in version 1 though)
-cut bruce and alfred at the mansion watching the penguin on tv
-cut the scene where the penguin attacks the princess with the bat-arang
-cut the mention of vicky in the bruce and selina couch scene
-cut the mayor talking to the crowd before the relighting of the tree
-cut the speech by the penguin to the crowd and batman using his dj skills to loop over his speech(is in version 1 though)
there are more cut, but only small ones to shorten scenes.
So I know that this edit is 4 years old and the editor is long gone, but I watched this edit as part of my Batman Fanedit Marathon and I feel obligated to give my review.
First let me say that when I joined this site this edit intrigued me immensely. Batman and Batman Returns mashed up to play side by side. I had to see this. Alas, it was offline. Thankfully a few months ago Frink reuploaded to Megashares and I downloaded it immediately. I decided to wait to watch it until The Dark Knight Rises came out and here we are.
Without further ado…
This edit is pretty much a mess. The opening credits is a good place to start. The comic book style credits was a brilliant idea and it was almost pulled off. Unfortunately there were a ton of grammar errors and the text bubbles were formatted wrong.
The edit starts off well enough, introducing the myth of the Bat and setting up the villains. Then I noticed that in Batman Returns there’s a lot of snow on the ground and in Batman no snow. I can nitpick about a lot of small things (there are 2 different mayors in Gotham at the same time supposedly, not to mention that Penguin is running for mayor for reasons we know not of) but instead I’ll just stick to the main flaw.
This is 2 totally different movies that don’t play well when pieced together. I mean look, you have Dent and the Mayor denying Batman exists, then 10 minutes later for no apparent reason they’re holding a press conference unveiling the Bat Signal.
At least the finales weren’t spliced together to be side by side. But even so, Batman rescues Vicki and kills the Joker then is immediately in the Bat Sub going after Penguin.
Audio/Video Quality – 7 (2 1/2 hour movie compressed to SL DVD)
Visual Editing – 8 (no complaints here really except that credit sequence and 1 or 2 awkward fades)
Audio Editing – 7 (Abrupt audio transitions here and there)
Degree of Editing – 4 (more attention to how to it plays out as a film would have been nice)
(NOTE: “Degree of Editing” is a 100% arbitrary rating that I keep in mind when reviewing edits. This is not meant to insinuate that a faneditor is lazy or not. Some fanedits require a lot more work than others and I take this into account.)
Narrative – 5 (originals are 9 & 8)
Enjoyment – 5 (originals are 10 & 8)
This was one of the first fanedits I watched and I really enjoyed it. Neither Batman or Returns need an edit themselves (in my opinion), but the idea of combining them so that both movies take place at the same time was inspired. For the most part the interweaving of the two stories was very well done, although there were a few minor inconsistencies here and there. Bonus points for the comic book opening – very well done. On a scale of 1 to 10 Frinks, this edit receives 8 Frinks.