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:
Digital
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 can make this really short: this edit makes the theatrical movie far more enjoyable, for me (didnĀ“t liked it very much originally because of the jokes and it was somehow irrelevant to me).
Bobson did ja great job technical and narrative wise.

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I really got to thank Bobson Dugnutt for this edit! For me, Doctor Strange was one of those MCU films that, although it did not suffer from an overabudance of the usual Marvel humor, many of its jokes fell flat on their face, especially the repeating Beyonce joke and the magic-carpet-like antics of the Cloak of Levitation. Bobson Dugnutt cuts and trims all those annoying moments perfectly, seamlessly, resulting in a much better experience than the theatrical version. For example, trimming off the Cloak's comedic moments and watching it afterwards strangling that poor zealot, banging him on the floor and walls, came off as a much more fearsome spectacle than in the original film. And I can assure anyone who's interested that as a whole, Doctor Strange: Dark Dimensions is full of moments of such brilliance, like the Beyonce song replacement with a fitting song or the trimming of the Google Translate joke with that Edgar Wright-esc (as Bobson himself puts it) transition. My only complaint, if there's any, is the missing prologue with Kaecilius and his zealots. I truly understand where that's coming from and what the editor was trying to achieve, but it's just me wanting more of Mads Mikkelsen in the film! Nothing else to say, that's my canon version of the film from now on!

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NOTE: I have two parts to my fanedit reviews: "Technical" for the quality of the editing (entirely, or nearly entirely, within the Editor's control, and "Narrative Enjoyment" for how much I liked the movie (the Editor only has partial control....you can only polish a turd so far).

Technical:
Perfection. I could not tell that this was not a theatrically-released cut of the film. Not a single jarring cut, or scene out of place, or confusing moment. Video and audio quality were excellent. You wouldn't know the film had been fan-editted if you weren't told.

Narrative Enjoyment:
Very Good. Bobson's edit has definitely improved the movie. He took it from a 6 or 7 to a 9 for me. I felt like I missed nothing compared to the original, and I felt like the introduction to magic and the Ancient One was more compelling than with the original edit of the film that included the prologue. And it's been many years since I've seen a movie that I thought wouldn't be better off by being trimmed by at least a few minutes, so the slightly shorter runtime is also appreciated. In spite of Bobson's efforts, Doctor Strange still isn't one of my favorite Marvel movies though, but it does serve it's function of introducing Doctor Strange quite well. I think part of the problem is that I don't find Stephen Strange very likable, even by the end, and also the movie really makes me want a sequel movie where he's in his full powers and is wearing the mantle of Sorceror Supreme. Soon.

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There didn't seem to be too many cuts or changes from what I remember, but the movie is so much more enjoyable. Cut the dumb jokes, but it is still lighthearted like all the other marvel movies. It is way better than the original!

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So, I will be honest, this was the movie that turned me off the MCU. Yes, I did watch GotG2 after it, but that movie was the nail in the coffin that this movie built. This movie spent more money and time on stupid jokes and interesting but ultimately pointless visuals. This edit carves that crap out like a masterful surgeon, leaving an honestly amazing film that I am excited to have viewed. Thank you so much for your excellent fanedit. On the technical side, I saw nothing that could have been improved on. To my unskilled eyes, this was flawless.

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