Doctor Strange: Dark Dimensions

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Doctor Strange: Dark Dimensions
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Tagline:
'We never lose our demons, We only learn to live above them
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Original Release Date:
2016
Original Running Time:
115
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
108
Time Cut:
9
Time Added:
2
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Brief Synopsis:
Dark Dimensions aims to trim and cut all of the ill-timed or dated jokes for a more timeless spiritual journey into the Mystic Arts as we experience it along with Strange. Gone is the extended prologue with the Ancient One, the Beyonce jokes and the overly long and drawn out gags to allow for the film to flow a little more naturally with an even tone throughout. Experience the battle against the forces from the Dark Dimension in a more enjoyable and concise way.
Intention:
I wanted to clean up Strange's origin as it wasn't a terrible film, just a bit overly long than what was needed really. There was always a few jokes that always annoyed me, but it wasn't until I started taking notes that I realised there was so much that I wanted to cut and trim.
Other Sources:
Doctor Strange Blu-Ray - The film was sourced from the 2017 issued disc
Marvel Studios: The Infinity Saga Bonus Disc - The alternate ending was featured on this disc, and subsequently used
Doctor Strange (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Sanctimonious Sanctum Sacking was used to fix up the audio in the Kaecilius sanctum fight

Special Thanks:
stferguson78, QuickestEditInTheWest, Masirimso17, TinyBreadMouse, Nic, addiesin for providing feedback and helping out in the ITW thread
macmilln for watching a preview and giving feedback
Release Information
MP4/M4V/MOV
Special Features
- Before and After Colour-Grading
- Torn Pages from Cagliostro (Deleted Scenes)
Cuts and Additions:
- cut prologue with the Ancient One fighting Kaecilius and his zealots, now we only get introduced to the mystic arts as Strange does in the story
- cut the Wi-Fi joke with Mordo, instead there's an establishing shot to show a passage of time, and a silent moment as Strange looks at the watch
- cut "just Wong? like Adele or Beyonce?"
- cut the Google Translate joke, made Wong walking past the camera into a wipe transition, a tad Edgar Wright-esc
- cut "Try me Beyonce" and "C'mon she's a big star" and subsequent dialogue
- changed Wong's song while Strange is stealing his books from Beyonce
- trim the Cloak of Levitation grabbing Kaecilius' hand twice while he tries to stab Strange twice
- trim the Cloak's extended scene of trying to point Strange towards the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak
- cut Mordo saying "It's true, she does draw power from the dark dimension", it was a bit too on the nose for my liking
- cut the Cloak trying to wipe away Strange's tears
- cut Wong laughing at Strange's joke about warnings
- cut the mid-credits scene with Thor as it's a bit outdated and shows most of his appearance in that film
Cover art by Bobson Dugnutt (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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Torn Pages from Cagliostro (Deleted Scenes)


Dr Strange New Colour-Grading

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I love this version of Doctor Strange. Gone is the weird, overly long "humor" scenes that only serve to pull you out of the mystic world of Doctor Strange. The removal of the battle in the opening of the movie serves the narrative well, allowing us to be skeptical and then quickly mystified alongside Stephen. It makes "that" scene where he is first exposed all the more powerful! I did not notice any issues with the video or audio, the editing is clean and the cuts are smartly done so they do not pull you out of the movie. Long story short, this is a great way to experience the world of Strange.

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Making a great movie better is no easy feat, but Bobson somehow keeps doing that.
I loved the Theatrical Cut for Doctor Strange, and was quite skeptical when I heard about the purpose of this fanedit. I actually liked those "Marvel-type jokes" and think that they add levity and humor. They definitely did not bother me in the TC, but I have watched enough of Bobson's edits to know that they deliver.
Long story short - wow. Those innocent trims changed the pacing of the film and greatly improved it. Even the removal of the (visually stunning) original opening scene turned out to only improve the narrative. Who would have thunk... :)
Highly recommended.

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Dr. Strange has excellent visuals but felt it was bogged down by some of the stale Marvel-type jokes that were forced, and some overlong sequences. Also, the prolouge seemed too much too soon after my first rewatch, and Bobson comes out of the gate by removing that copletely, with barely anythign lost. Now, we learn the mystics arts with Dr. Strange, and are amazed alongside him, giving us a better connection to him.
Gones are also some of the forced jokes, such as the one on Wifi. Bobson replaces that with a scene helping to show that time has gone by during Steven's studying, which before seemed like he learned the magic over a couple days instead of much longer.
Finally, the alternate ending makes the movie self-contained, and makes Mondo's possible turn more subtle.
Overall, I enjoyed this cut of the movie more, with its brighter colors and seamless edits. It makes it ready for a rewatch before the second Dr. Strange (which now has been pushed back to 2022, which means I will for sure come back to this fanedit as my go-to version).

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I watched a near-finished preview of this edit just over a month ago, here's my review copy/pasted from the thread:
Watched this morning...
"Crazy how cutting only a few minutes here have completely fixed the tonal and pacing issues of the film. Obviously there's more to it than that - you used some clever editing (both visually and aurally) to change the flow of many moments, and even after scrolling through your cutlist I never once actively thought "oh - that was edited". The colour grade is also amazing - makes the film look good even on my shitty second monitor.
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I enjoyed this film more than I ever have before - not to mention that new ending! Great work, can't wait to see more from you soon!"

In addition to this review, I also mentioned a couple places with room for improvement, both of which Dugnutt addressed promptly, and excellently. The final version of this edit remains my go-to, and is a must-watch for anyone who is a fan of the original (or, alternatively, who wasn't fond of the original because of the out-of-place humour and other stuff this edit successfully attempted to fix.)
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