Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: 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:
2007
Original Running Time:
138
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
140
Time Cut:
5
Time Added:
7
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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 Order of the Phoenix:
- Incorporate most of the deleted scenes
- Cut out as much bad acting, dialog and writing as I could
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:
- Tightened up the Dementor attack for better pacing
- Added HP Theme when Moody opens up the Headquarters building
- Tightened up a bit of the hearing to remove Mrs Figg hand raising joke and her describing the boys rather than the dementors. I don't think that translated so well to the movie
- Added the deleted scene of the kids in Gryffindor Tower. Followed JJPotter's audio editing and adjusted further to get the audio matching better. Slight color correction
- Added the deleted scene of Trelawney getting evaluated, and followed how JJPotter removed her original scenes, but adjusted the audio differently to blend better. Again more adjustments to color
- Cut Harry telling Hermione that the others came to listen because he is a freak. He just tells her that they should go now
- Cut Ron saying "Who are you and what have you done with Hermione". It was really forced
- Cut out a bit of the Filch ridiculousness while he tries to get into the room of requirement
- Cut the "I'm okay" bit when the kid gets dropped in the room of requirement training
- Trimmed some of Hermione's long pause and then awkward laughing with Ron and Harry after the "emotional range of a teaspoon" bit
- Cut Sirius toasting "Harry!" That line always bothered me for some reason
- Trimmed the trio walking down the stairs because there is an awkward pause in Ron and Hermione's dialog
- Cut some of Harry talking to Sirius about being the snake in his dreams because of some awkward dialog
- Added some heroic Neville music when he is talking about how his parents died
- Cut the bit about Dumbledore having style right after he teleports away with Fawkes. Another forced and unnatural joke that is better left in the book
- Trimmed Grawp's intro and cut some unnecessary stuff like him picking up Hermione and Ron hitting him with a stick
- Added the deleted scene in the forest with Umbridge and did a lot of color correcting to get this matching
- Trimmed up the kids running from death eaters in the department of mysteries for better pacing
- Adjusted a shot of Harry as he's possessed by Voldemort to make it look less awkward
- Cut another shot of Harry as he's possessed when he stretches up like a snake but doesn't move his legs. It looks really dumb
- Added the deleted scene of Harry walking into Dumbledore's office. Followed JJPotter's color correcting some but had to adjust further to get it how I wanted
- Added the deleted scene of Ron asking Harry to go eat with them and color corrected
- Trimmed the very last line when Harry says that they have something worth fighting for. The pause between his words was really long so I just cut it down
- A few other minor trims throughout

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This is the definitive cut of Order of the Phoenix for me. Sound quality is great, cuts are great, and I love how this is the only edit that actually gets the order of the deleted scenes of Harry entering Dumbledore's office and Harry telling Ron to go eat right. The other edits swap them around for some reason when the cuts on Harry's face show different. I wish the joke of Dumbledore's got style was kept in but that's it really.

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awesome content and crisp picture and sound. thank u .

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