Elseworlds: The Prelude To Crisis Edition

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Original Release Date:
2018
Original Running Time:
126
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
114
Time Cut:
14
Time Added:
4
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Brief Synopsis:
Oliver and Barry awaken to discover they have been body swapped! To solve this mystery, they will need the help of Supergirl and travel the lengths of the DCU, from Gotham City to the cosmic beyond. All the while, a mysterious entity known as the Monitor, watches and evaluates their every move.
Intention:
I love the Arrowverse and the epic DC Comics crossovers of my yesterdays days. The greatest of these stories was 1985's CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS and seeing this saga come to life on the television screen was both a joy and frustration. My intent is to fan edit the chapters leading into the that 2019 crossover and ELSEWORDS in the first page in that larger story.

The general intent of this fan edit is keep the story focused on the core Prequel elements and trim back some of the distracting relationship soap opera moments.
Special Thanks:
Dwight Fry, MusicEd, Fran Gracia, Nic, drvrjon
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
Coming Attractions before Main Feature
Cuts and Additions:
--all commercial breaks, recaps, series intros gone
--series title cards for parts two and three zoomed and cropped out
--Elseworlds font used for city and Earth designations for visual continuity

Part one....
--cut Earth-90 prologue
--cut "I am the Flash/Ollie" teaser
--created new Elseworlds title card
--rearranged order of Barry Argus scene
--cut to hard black when Barry is punched out by Ralph
--minor trim to Smallville scene to remove title card and audio rebuild
--cut Barry asking if Ollie is puffing out his chest
--move up earlier Oliver training Barry scene
--ADDED deleted scene of Clark and Ollie
--cut concerned Iris reaction shot
--cut Sherlock Wells alimony cheque
--cut Barry and Iris scene

Part two...
--cut "I am the Green Arrow/Barry" teaser
--cut the Son of Deathstroke scene
--trimmed the Trinity's Argus scene to remove repeat of plot
--trimmed Barry's reaction shot to Felicity
--cut Argus scene about Felicity and body swap
--cut Felicity and Caitlin scene
--cut Mr. Terrific "cool" line
--rearranged Deegan releasing Arkham inmates
--ADDED Supergirl and Deegan scene
--rearranged Fear Toxin scene
--ADDED Earth-90 flashback
--cut Ollie's line about the Monitor giving Deegan the Book back

Part three...
--cut "I am Superman/Deegan" teaser
--trimmed/rearranged evil Superman arrival transition
--trimmed Kara and Evil Superman conversation
--cut Monitor's line about Ollie's 'hubris'
--cut Alex and Frost scene
--combined 3 separate scenes of Barry, Ollie & Mr. Ramone into one, complete audio rebuild
--moved/trimmed 1st Kara & Alex scene
--trimmed "nice suit" scene
--rearranged Lois slo-mo falling scene
--cut Batwoman phone call and Psycho Pirate scene
--ADDED new Elseworld title card

--added new end credits
--added mid-credit scene
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Bionic Bob delivers on this 3 part tv Arrowverse crossover.
The video was great, all visuals remained clear throughout.
The audio was clear for the most part, except for one small part and this may have been done by the original tv audio. Some of the early audio when they arrive in Gotham City felt a bit low in my audio equipment (of course, my audio equipment is a 10 plus year 5.1 home theatre in a box, so make of that what you will). It's only a minor nitpick. Everything else felt clear. No channel reversals detected. Characters talking were always understood, sound fx always had just the right omph.
The edit itself was well done. I did not feel like I was missing anything. No strange hard cuts, every shot naturally moved on from the previous one. Not having watched the originals in 5 years, I could not remember when everyone was introduced as the story progressed, but if the main 3 (Flash, Arrow, Supergirl) introductions changed compared to the original tv edit, in this edit, they were always introduced at the right time. While I initially thought that some subplots should be removed, like Arrow & Felicity having relationship issues, their meeting up later on justified keeping that in. Good eye on that. If corny jokes were removed, I did not detect it. Thank you though, for keeping the corniest joke when the Grant Gustin really really hams it up. That joke was just too good and had to be kept in.
One final positive item: my wife, who is not a superhero fan, watched this with me and her reaction was also very positive, so the edit succeeded in not only getting fans to appreciate this, but also non fans.

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Really well done. Well put together and a really high quality edit of this CW crossover. The story flowed well and was kept tight, which I felt ultimately improved the enjoyment and narrative here.

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This cut was absolutely phenomenal. BionicBob did a fantastic job sewing together what I assume was a hot mess of a TV show. I never bothered finishing any of the Arrowverse shows because they were too drama heavy and often felt like a soap opera more-so than a comic book series. Bionicbob fixed that, and created a viewing experience that feels like a really great movie. Thank you kindly, Bionicbob! Now I can finally enjoy all of the DC TV content in the best way possible. :)

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This is another very solid superhero edit from the ever reliable Bionic Bob. The differences here have certainly improved the pacing of what was already a very long story - for example, I never for once felt the story drag here, with more or less every scene having some weight of importance to it. Sure, there's still plenty of time for some moments of light relief (after all, who wants a 100% deadly serious Arrowverse show), but none of them feel particularly superfluous.

Admittedly, I'm a bit late to the game on this one, but I really admire the hard work that Bob has gone to in presenting his version of the Crisis storyline, and this verision of Elseworlds certainly acts as the perfect prelude. It really makes you want to start watching is Countdown to Crisis edits immediately afterwards. Coming from someone like me who can easily suffer from superhero fatigue, that's meant as a huge compliment.

On the technical side it's nearly 100% perfect. I did notice a couple of scenes where audio levels did vary - i.e. one scene suddenly has slightly louder dialogue. It's no big deal at all though, and things quickly correct themselves. Bob did an awesome job with the cropping and zooming in to remove the title cards and episode credits. It was so good on my 55 inch TV that I had to check with him to make sure he hadn't discovered an amazing editing tool which could remove titles, but no, it was just skillful cropping.

All in all, an extremely entertaining 2 hours and I feel suitably pumped and excited to enter the Countdown to Crisis! Highly recommended.
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Let me say, that this Elseworlds edit of the Arrowverse crossover is just a masterpiece. All the cuts are seamless and the music choices are certainly the best.


At any moment, you cannot notice that this was made for a TV series. The pacing is great and the fun and excitement is guaranteed during all the running time.


The addition of the deleted scenes are a wise choice because they add depth to the story and focus a little bit more on the characters.

Once again, BionicBob has accomplished a truly masterpiece by removing all the soap opera antics and making it flow like a true motion picture.


I really think that Warner Bros. and DC must watch this edit and learn something on how to make and edit movies and stop making crap.

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