Heavy Star Wars: Episode VII

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Heavy Star Wars: Episode VII
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A Rock N' Roll Mashup!
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Star Wars with a rocking soundtrack! Heavy Star Wars takes the existing action and adventure, trimming away unnecessary story/action/bad acting, and replaces the soundtrack with Rock music!
My intention was to make a Star Wars movie a bit more easier to watch, especially if you are not a fan. I started with Episode III on a whim, finished Episode I, then II, and now this is the first move into the original trilogy! John Williams' Music is forever tied to the Star Wars movies, but I decided to use music from a completely different genre to not only tell the story, but to add a bit of humor and perhaps some subtle insight as to the motives of the Jedi Knights. I tried to make this movie a bit more mature, by removing some silly scenes, and removed some moments of doubt among the Jedi to make them more assertive and confident. I also added a bit more contrast and a cooler color palette with brighter colors to give it a more comic book feel.
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Music in order of Appearance:

Heavy Metal - Sammy Hagar
Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll - Blue Oyster Cult
Rainbow - Snowman
Back in Black - AC/DC
Planet Caravan - Black Sabbath
Silver Machine - Hawkwind
Emergency -Motörhead
Boogie Oogie Oogie - A Taste of Honey
Battle of the Planets - Tatsunoko Production Company
Around the World - Daft Punk
Rock the Casbah - The Clash
Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum
Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
Strange Days - The Doors
The Ballroom Blitz - Sweet
Stargazer - Rainbow
Barracuda - Heart
Across the Universe - The Beatles
Special Thanks:
Special Thanks to George Lucas for truly creating a world that is believable, MatrixGrindhouse for reviewing the film, and JJE-187 for putting together the look of the DVD cover!
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The inspiration for my approach was the movie Heavy Metal, and also my background in editing music videos helped with creating a hopefully visually interesting experience.
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MTV music video editing was used in the action scenes, but in the moments where I had to cut down scenes for time and what not, whatever was left and I had to piece together, I edited the movie as close as possible to the pacing set by the original movie.
Cover art by mredthefed (DOWNLOAD HERE)

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(Updated: May 02, 2020)
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I am biased to this edit as I have seen every Heavy Star Wars video in the series and I love them. They are well executed and the rock n roll concept make these fresh. Some great trimming of the fat of the original film and is perfectly handled. Actually I can not fault the editor for any of his choices and his music is, well inspirational and funny at the same time.

This edit is another winner so if you want an excellent, well thought out edit with subtle comic book humor that rocks, you must see this and if you haven’t seen the rest of the series-seek them out. A splendid time is guaranteed.

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