Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Defrosted EditionFeatured
This edit extends the film to it's longest possible length using a variety of sources. All deleted and extended scenes have been masterfully reintegrated into the movie.
- Official Trailer #2: The new final line in the film "We just did" has been taken from here
- SDCC Trailer 2013: An unused shot of the insight Helicarrier going down appeared in this trailer
- Added conversation with Sitwell and Hill about loyalty (incomplete green screen effects finished brillilantly by TM2YC)
- Added conversation with Fury and Black Widow about faking his death
- Extended scene about Black Widows past with Pierce
- New shot of the Insight Helicarriers going down
- Extra line at the end of the film, Sam asks Cap "When do start?" Cap replies "We just did"
Not much to say on this one. This edit doesn't massively alter the original film, it simply extends the runtime.
The theatrical cut is great and the fact that these scenes were deleted doesn't hurt that version in the slightest. Added back in, these scenes do help certain parts of the movie 'feel' or 'flow' better and apart from one scene, they have all been reintegrated seamlessly. The one scene I refer to required a fair bit of fx work, and may only have been noticeable to me as I was watching on a very large screen.
Audio/Visual quality was great.
I can't say wether this will be replacing my Blu-Ray yet. I'll have to watch the theatrical again and see if it feels like anything is missing ;)
All in all a great edit! Fantastic work!
I have long been appreciative of the work of faneditors, and I have to marvel at the skill level that has become commonplace. This particular film is one of my very favorites from the MCU, and this particular edit will replace the BD I have been watching - compared to Bobson Dugnutt's Defrosted Edition, the theatrical cut feels like it was made-for-TV.
This website does like to look at the technical aspects a lot more than the average viewer, but I didn't notice any problems of any kind - the flow of the story was flawless, there were no sounds or images that felt out of place or jarred me from enjoying my viewing, and it felt absolutely perfect.
I'll start with a couple comments on the editing skill of Bobson Dugnutt: in a word, perfect. Honestly, without my familiarity with the source material, I wouldn't be able to tell you what is from the theatrical release and what was added. Video is solid, audio is clear, and edits are precise. Tens all around.
If you've read my other reviews, you may have learned that I'm a sucker for extended editions. For films that I like, I often want more, more, more -- and extended editions give me just that. However, it's an open question whether the additions add to the experience. Some scenes are cut for time; some are cut because they just didn't work or they took the narrative in a different direction than what was intended by the filmmaker. There are three main scenes that are added in this EE, and in my opinion each enhances the narrative. The first is the rogue SHIELD finding Cap's discarded uniform. Not only does this close a plot hole as to why they weren't tracking Cap in the first place, it's a nice little action set piece. The second is Hill and Sitwell talking about loyalty. While the scene itself is a bit clumsy, it makes Hill's rescue of Our Heroes later make more sense: she now knows where to place her loyalty. The finished SFX in this scene are nicely executed as well. The third scene is a little character moment with Fury and Black Widow. This doesn't add much to the narrative, but is a nice little breather before the big final battle gets started. All three of these scenes are welcome additions to the film.
This version of the film is now my go-to version when doing rewatches. Highly recommended for fans of the film, of Captain America, and of the MCU.
Why isn't this out on Blu-ray with the theatrical cut? Damn this is a great edit!
This is the version that stays in my library now. The edits are seamless, and everything adds to the movie.
Outstanding extended edition, thank you!!