Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore - Extended Edition v2.1

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Original Release Date:
2022
Original Running Time:
143
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Fanedit Running Time:
150
Time Added:
7
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Brief Synopsis:
An extended cut of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.
Intention:
The intent of this fanedit was to continue the Wizarding World extended editions that I started several years ago and to add back in all of the deleted scenes released by WB into the film.
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
* Warning screen added to the beginning of the film.
* Added intro sequence with “WW” shield
* Added scene at the Hogwart’s owlery where Dumbledore receives a message from an owl.
* Added scene at Newt’s house between Newt and Theseus.
* Changed music in the scene at Newt’s house to flow better into the scene of the brothers walking into Hogsmeade.
* Added scene of Dumbledore being followed by a follower of Grindelwald before being murdered by Credence.
* Added scene of Jacob and Lally getting their wands checked before entering the dinner party.
* Added scene of Grindelwald arriving and having a conversation with Anton Vogel before the vote ceremony.

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2 reviews
Overall rating
 
8.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.5(2)
Visual Editing
 
10.0(2)
Audio Editing
 
8.5(2)
Narrative
 
9.5(2)
Enjoyment
 
8.0(2)
(Updated: August 27, 2022)
Overall rating
 
7.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
7.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0
Unfortunately this extended edition did not live up to my expectations based on JJPotter's Harry Potter extended editions. While those edits seamlessly integrated deleted scenes that I would not have been able to pick out without my familiarity with the originals, here they almost all stood out in an unpleasant way. Two are easy to fix as they had inconsistent volume levels. The first (owlery) was far too loud while the second (Grindelwald) was too quiet. In both cases I was compelled to adjust my volume several levels to match the volume of the rest of the film. The other two cases are a result of source material limitations. The unfinished CGI stood out quite badly both in the Newt & brother conversation as well as the wand security check scenes. This is especially disappointing since those are the deleted scenes I otherwise enjoyed most. I had also made the assumption that JJ wasn't incorporating scenes with unfinished vfx in these extended edits so seeing them surprised me. The deleted scenes don't really add much, other than a nice character moment or two, to the narrative (which is a bit messy, though it has some excellent scenes sprinkled throughout), nor do they detract (aside from the aforementioned issues). In all other respects (placement, transitions, etc.) they are as well incorporated as I expect they can be.
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Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
First time reviewing. I enjoyed this version a little more than the theatrical cut. As the editor notes, not much is available to be added but there's a nice scene added between the Scamander brothers that somehow gives more weight to their interactions throughout the rest of the movie. It's not like the brothers' scene reveals anything important. It's more seeing the two characters have a more causal conversation and interaction that just makes them feel more like two brothers who have a strong bond. For me, that just helped improve the film overall slightly.

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