Heavy Star Wars: Episode VIII

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Original Release Date:
2017
Original Running Time:
152
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Fanedit Running Time:
108
Time Cut:
44
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Brief Synopsis:
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!
Intention:
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.
Other Sources:
Music in order of Appearance:

Heavy Metal
Sammy Hagar

Disco Inferno
The Tramps

Afternoon Delight
Starland Vocal Band

Mother
Danzig

Boogie Oogie Oogie
A Taste of Honey

Battle of the Planets
Tatsunoko Production Company

Atomic
Blondie

I Shot the Sheriff
Bob Marley and the Wailers

Spooky
Dusty Springfield

Cherry Pie
Warrant

Ride My See-Saw
The Moody Blues

The End
The Doors

Back to Black
Amy Winehouse

Brain Damage
Pink Floyd

The Weight
The Band
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!
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
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.
Cuts and Additions:
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 JJE-187 (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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(Updated: September 09, 2022)
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I have just finished the final installment in the Heavy Star Wars saga (that is, until Heavy Episode IX is released), and I have a feeling that this episode in the saga is gonna be controversial. Much like the theatrical version of Episode VIII, this one is different from the others, and chances are you're either gonna love it or hate it. Personally though, I loved it.

Much like Heavy Episode II, this edit has a lot of soft, mellowy tunes in comparison to the others. Part of me wants to criticize this edit because it would be more consistent if I did. But, oddly enough, I think the song choices worked better this time around. I don't know if it's because the lyrics were more fitting (such as with Afternoon Delight), or if the songs were well placed (such as with Ride My See-Saw), or if it's just because The Last Jedi is the different one, but whatever it is, I liked the usage of these softer tunes more than I did for, say, Episode II. It's hard to describe why it works so well here, but I think if you're willing to do so, compare this with Heavy Episode II. You'll see the difference.

I'm not sure if this edit will please every fan of the Heavy Star Wars saga, but it did please me. I'm curious to see how other Heavy Star Wars fans will react to this episode (Especially in regards to whether Afternoon Delight is a brilliant song choice or a disastrous one). If you've already gone this far with the other Heavy edits, see this one for yourself. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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Owner's reply October 26, 2022

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i can't watch it. what do i have to do?

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