It will be difficult to say anything that hasn't been said about this amazing edit.
I'm at this forum because of this edit and my quest to find another.
The idea and concept of this. How does one determine what needs to be cut to end up at an appropriate length that matches up to the LOTR score that was intended?
The title card. The beginning. Do you dream that up? How do you decide what should be included? Who voiced it over?
Incredible edit from beginning to end. I barely missed anything from the story arc. This is exactly how you trim almost 3/4 of the fluff from a series and make it into an exciting fast paced movie. I only regret that perfection takes time because there are six more seasons for Andreas to edit.
Awesome movie. I really felt it told the story exceptionally well. To distill a season down to a movie, make the resulting story so damn enjoyable, and the character's personal arcs so well defined that you really do feel invested in everything they are doing is really something remarkable. I can not wait for the movies that follow. /bravo
A great edit. The core story of season 1 was told in an exciting and fast-paced way. Some story elements do get cast aside and the extent to which they work varies. For example, by losing most of Arya's story with Syrio it actually becomes a fun twist when her "dancing lessons" turn out to be swordplay instead. Losing the entire journey from Winterfell to King's Landing isn't missed at all. In fact, I'm sure other plot threads were dropped with no major effect on the overall storyline (although it will be interesting to see how Bron's inclusion in future edits will play out given that Tyrion's side plot to the Erie is gone). The only real complaint is that Dany's story feels very abrupt - she goes from being treated as property being bartered to being a well respected part of the Dothraki very quickly (in fact, there are two scenes immediately after each other that effectively show the same thing - they like her, but have no respect of Viserys. It seems like only one of them would have been needed. But truthfully, this is some minor nitpicking - when everything else is spot-on, the minor issues just stand out.
The editing is done well. The inclusion of LOTR music works very well, especially the choice to give each family music related to a specific element of Middle Earth.
Having watched only your Harry Potter edits, I am familiar with your brilliant audio work. This heavily translated to this edit as well, as the audio work here is amazing. Just amazing.
And there isn’t much to nitpick. Having watched season 1 three times already, watching your movie version of it felt like something completely else. I totally immersed myself and am very thankful for this experience. I am looking very much forward to movie 2 (?).