Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1: Almighty Edit

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Harry Potter as you remember, but with a light touch of editing
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Original Release Date:
2010
Original Running Time:
146
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
149
Time Cut:
1
Time Added:
4
Subtitles Available?
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
I've always loved the Harry Potter books, but the movies have been pretty hit or miss for me. I completely love what they have made, but there are many scenes of poor acting, or bad character choices that are completely fixable.

My main goals overall:
- Create light edits that don't try to reimagine or create anything new, but rather just enhance the original movies
- Remove small annoyances and some poor performances (Harry shushing Ron, Barty Crouch Jr tongue flicks, dumbing down Hagrid, etc)
- Retain as much world building as possible (Clock in the Weasley's home, monster roar at housekeeping in PoA, etc)
- Keep the original music to their own movies, except for a few rare occasions
- Tighten up action wherever I could

Goals for Deathly Hallows p1:
- Incorporate a select few deleted scenes
- Fix bad writing and acting wherever possible
Intention:
Harry Potter is one of my favorite series' ever. I've got so much nostalgia from growing up with the books and movies. But even watching as a kid I remember disliking some things about the movies. I don't want to rob the movies of their charm, but I did see some things that I believe would be better changed or removed. I think these small changes make the experience a better one overall.
Special Thanks:
Anjohan (Andreas), and JJPotter! I took a lot of inspiration and some exact cuts from their edits to make my own.

Poster art by Carlossap on TPDb: https://theposterdb.com/user/Carlossap
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
I didn't want to do anything too drastic, but instead create a very light edit to remove things that might take you out of the viewing experience.
Cuts and Additions:
- Added the intro deleted scenes for Petunia talking to Harry, and Mr. Weasley making the radio, but left out the Dudley scene. It required way too much work and it also wasn't in very good quality
- Color corrected some of the darker scenes like Snape's intro as he's traveling to Malfoy manor
- Cut the short scene in the tunnel where Harry runs across the top of the bus while Hagrid spins them around the tunnel. It was a really goofy scene in the middle of the battle
- Slight tweak to the timing when Lupin is questioning Harry to make sure he isn't an imposter
- Did the same thing I did in HBP where I did some slight rotations to the frame to make it appear that Ginny isn't so much taller than Harry. Only in the scene when they are all arriving at the Weasley house after the initial sky battle and then in the Zip me up scene. I know it's superficial but I prefer it changed like this
- Really tiny cut, when Ron convinces Harry not to leave the burrow alone, as they are walking back Ron is saying "Where are the horcruxes?". I cut the line because it felt so forced
- Kept the "Zip me up" scene with Ginny, but changed the music to be more intimate for them and less somber
- First time Harry is looking at the broken glass I trimmed seeing Aberforth so it doesn't linger quite so long. Only cut a few frames
- Added the deleted scene for Ron telling them that Voldemort's name is taboo
- Cut Hermione telling Harry that they could stay out in the forest and grow old together. It was a weird line from her
- At the Lovegood house, when Mr Lovegood says "Deathly Hallows" the trio all say "What?" but staggered. Cut that awkward delivery
- Another minor trim of the broken glass at the end when Harry asks for help
- Trimmed Dobby's last words. Instead of ending saying "Harry Potter", his last words are now "Dobby is happy to be with his friend". It felt better to me like this

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9.8
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10.0(1)
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8.0(1)
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9.8
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Another great edit of Deathly Hallows Part 1 and a shame the Dudley's Redemption scene could not be implemented due to low quality, but still nice to see the other deleted scenes nicely put in. Only issue I saw was there was a few times the audio stopped playing for some reason. It was really weird that it just went silent all of a sudden. Other than that, looking forward to the final HP movie to receive this treatment.

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