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"
So I want to start by saying that this movie was already a 10/10 perfect, but oh man did it get even better with this edit. While the deleted scenes that are added weren't VITAL to the movie, they definitely add more to the story and give a little more excitement to certain parts. For example, the gym scene when Cap was giving the hydra-shields chase. Wasn't really needed per say, but it explains why he was dressed differently in the next scene and adds a fun little backstory to it that I most definitely enjoyed.
It wasnt until reading some of the other comments that I realized that one of the deleted scenes was originally done with green screen, because it is put together so well.
This will definitely be my preferred copy from now on.
Defrosted Edition does exactly what a perfect extended edition should do and that is convince me that none of the deleted scenes feel out of place.Most of the deleted scenes feel quite in place,including the one green screen scene(which had the vfx work done on it so well that I didn't even realize it was an unfinished one until I checked the changes section again).The only one that stood out was the alternate shot of the Hellicarrier falling that was added in,mostly because of the slight change in aspect ratio and the clip being of a lower resolution.
But even that is me nitpicking,overall this just elevates Winter Soldier as being one of the MCU's best films,not to mention another effortlessly great fanedit by Bobson
Just as well that this is (IMHO) an absolutely fantastic edit - otherwise I might not have spent the time jumping through hoops to try and resolve the major problems I had trying to login here (even though I was logged in to the forums) to leave this review!?! In case anyone else has the same issue - I had to log out, forget password (to reset), then log in again - then it worked! Sorry for taking the review off topic there...
Anyway, as I was saying - this is an absolutely tremendous edit, which adds a little extra meat onto an already great story - and again makes me wonder why the studios always feel the need to make these cuts? Why are the directors pushed into reducing the timing of the movies for as little as 3-5 minutes sometimes?
I ended up skipping through the edit again (after watching it), as (aside from the clip that had green screen previously) I couldn't notice where the edits had been made/added. Absolutely seemless!
I was viewing this edit on my TV whilst viewing my original version on my laptop.
This will now be my go to version of the movie - as I'm always keen for extended versions, if they're done well. And this one certainly has been! Fantastic work Bobson Dugnutt! I look forward to (hopefully) seeing your Spiderman 3.1 Hybrid Cut, JP Lost World Cretacious Cut, BTTF Greater Scott Edit - but extremely excited to see your Age of Ultron Extinction Edit once that is released!
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.