Dredd: Digest Edition
Blade Runner Trilogy O.S.T.
Blueberry (a.k.a. Renegade)
Natural Born Killers
Pink Floyd - Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert
Stir of Echoes
Cut Dredd taking out the Slo-Mo heads in the van.
Cut Mama's gang taking control of the building defense systems, instead playing it as though the Computer Guy hacks it from his computer.
Cut crooked judges, this was my first editing decision. Not that I don't care for that angle of the story, but I knew it would make the second reel too dense. Cutting the crooked judges scenes forced me to be creative about how the second reel unfolds and I'm glad I did because I was then surprised at how much this movie can be re-arranged.
Cut night time city footage, it now plays out as though the events happen over the course of one day.
Cut approximately 5 scenes into a montage of Dredd and Anderson kicking ass and the Computer Guy and Mama watching in order to get a whole plot point across in under a minute.
Re-arranged and swapped many shots and parts of scenes in order to make this version flow as well as I could manage in the confines of the runtime.
Put together alternate opening and closing credits in place of the original ones.
As a Judge Dredd fan, I wanted the 2012 film to succeed. Karl Urban is very well cast. The story gives us great insight into living IN Mega City One, as opposed to ruling OVER it in Stallone's action comedy. But for me there wasn't enough to fill an entire movie. Imagine my delight when I found Rogue-Thex's 34-minute edit! It paces better than the original movie, and fits great with the original comics where most storylines were short and stand-alone.
If the 1995 movie reminds me of Wagner (high-gloss, clean, overt humor), the 2012 movie reminds me of McMahon (gritty, dirty, angry). I would love to see Urban in a sequel, using Bolland as reference (authoritarian, unyielding, beyond us mere mortals).
My one criticism of the edit is Anderson's jarring re-appearance (as also noted by others).
My only regret from this fanedit is that it's over so quickly. It's the right length for the material, I just wish there was more material.
Really great short of one of the few great comic book films in the last decade. While the original Stallone flick is completely forgettable, 2012's Dredd was a fantastic film, and Rogue manages to distill all the grit and tone of the film into a short. A great watch, no noticeable cuts and very very entertaining. Excellent stuff.
I've been a Dredd fan since he was introduced in issue 2 of 2000AD (gives my age away a bit).
I enjoyed the original Dredd movie release and was interested to see how it could be shoe horned into a 30 minute package.
Well Rogue did it and it's great. The movie still flows well and the cuts are not noticeable at all, barring Anderson's sudden reappearance with Dredd after her escape. If I hadn't seen the original and this was presented to me as a short, I don't think I would have felt anything was missing.
I agree with earlier reviewers that splitting the movie into two halves was jarring and cut into my immersion. I understand that it's supposed to be a Super 8 type cut but no Super 8 effects were added and the title isn't "Super 8 Cut" so why not leave out the reel change?
Minor gripes aside I'd recommend this cut to anyone, Dredd fan or not.
Thanks Rogue ^_^
I watched this awhile ago and forgot to write a review. So I watched it again. And here's the review:
Very, very well done! Rogue set out to make a 30 minute version of Dredd, and he accomplished just that. There are no plot holes, continuity errors or anything like that. If someone who hadn't seen the original film watched this, they wouldn't realize anything was cut. Well, yeah they probably would have, because it's 30 minutes long and is divided into two parts. Normal movies aren't like that.
Anyway before I saw Dredd I was almost entirely unfamiliar with the character. Now, because of Dredd, I am a bit more familiar. Does this edit satisfy comic fans? No idea. But I'd like to think so. I don't know why it wouldn't. If you liked the theatrical version, you'll like this. I don't know if you'll like it more, though. Next time I feel like watching Dredd, I'll probably just watch the original version. But, if I'm in a crunch for time, I know I'll watch this. Because this digest is a fun fest.
Long term Dredd fan. I was really curious how you could really edit down a 90minute film into a 27....
Does he do it? Hell yes! I was really surprised and in all honesy I didn't think he'd be able to do it, but yes he does.
The editing is superior, I did watch an earlier version that did have a few holes in it, but the later version patched these all up. Things play out slightly differently in this edit from the original film, but it all works and it is seemless.
Wanna watch Dredd and only have 30 mins? Then watch this version.