Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Extended EditionFeatured
Musiced921 - For assistance in the approval process
Mc Gloomy on YouTube - For the idea for the created Sirius/Ron attack scene
- Added spinning Knight Bus scene with blue screen removed and spinning background added
- Added extended bird scene
- Added scene following the first trip to Hogsmeade
- Added Sir Cadogan portrait scene
- Added a new Sirius Black attack scene so the Common Room deleted scene would make sense when added.
- Added Common Room scene following Black's attack
For fans of Prisoner of Azkaban, this is a phenomenal edit. I've seen the film a couple times, and had great difficulty picking out what was edited here...it's seamless. In addition, the completed effects scene looks very professional, I would never guess it had been done by a faneditor. I also have to compliment the music use and synching, as it fits perfectly (unlike some edits which wedge in music that feels out of place). All in all, this is high quality all the way.
The only thing I marked down is the "enjoyment" rating, which is purely due to problems I have with this film. The script absolutely butchers the book, and this leads to events and revelations piling up quickly with lots of Hollywood conveniences that don't seem organic or have explanation. It's left to the audience to make lots of assumptions (for example why a student has the power of time travel in this movie only, why all these adults know Harry's parents, know the map, know each other, why Harry suddenly has godlike power in this movie only, etc, etc). There are so many pretentious shots and directorial flairs that don't serve the story at all (like showing the passing of each season with shots of the tree) and the accumulation just rubs me the wrong way. Some of the additions to this film (like the extended bird scene and night bus scene) actually make me like it less. I would really "enjoy" an edit of this film that attempts to trim more out, though really there's only so much that can be done due to the script and direction.
Still, I'm aware that this is some people's favorite HP movie, likely for all the reasons I disliked above. This is an edit which aims to give fans more of the film they like, and in that, it succeeds perfectly. Great job, JJ Potter.
I'm not gonna talk about this edit specifically but rather all of JJ's Harry Potter extended editions. This couldn't have been an easy undertaking and the hard work he's done definitely shows in all of the edits. Every deleted scene incorporated into each film's narratives is flawlessly put back in and add a lot to the story and characters, as well as fix some issues these films have. He's taken a wonderful franchise and made it even better, to the point where all of these extended cuts have now become my go-to versions of these films. Nicely done, and keep up the good work! If there's one in the works for The Crimes of Grindelwald, I'm curious.
Absolutely fantastic work by the editor here. Every visual transition is absolutely seamless. Audio is sublime, the Williams theme absolutely soars. Some of the deleted scenes were mixed differently than the rest of the film by the studio, so occasionally it sounds like a slightly different Orchestra, but I had to strain to hear it. It's almost impossible to tell unless you're searching for it. Scenes added include much needed character development and exposition, and the film is better for having them in. Definitely my go-to version for this film. Excellent work.
Very well done re-integrating the scenes. Seamless apart from the common room attack scene, which unfortunately had slightly lower quality, but was well worth including. Book purists like myself will be very grateful for these edits. Great work!