Justice League Grindhoused

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Original Release Date:
2021
Original Running Time:
242
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Fanedit Running Time:
133
Time Cut:
103
Time Added:
6
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Brief Synopsis:
Shortened to 133 minutes, focused on action and main plotline, with most of the character backstories removed or significantly shortened, this version relates heavily to 70s aesthetics but is not limited to it. The movie got used, damaged look and most of the music was replaced with some 70s (but not only) funk, rock, and cues taken from another movie soundtracks and some TV series themes.
Intention:
To have fast-paced action cut with different looks and music, relating to Grindhouse aesthetics,
Other Sources:
- Justice League theatrical Blu-ray
- Enter The Dragon Blu-ray
- Gremlins 2 Blu-ray
- Planet Terror DVD
- some sfx from Mortal Kombat 2 game
- soundtracks from "Escape from Planet of The Apes" (Jerry Goldsmith), "Batman" (Danny Elfman) "Kelly's heroes", "Magnum Force" (Lalo Schriffrin), "El Cid" (Miklos Rozsa), "Navajo Joe", "Big Gundown" (Ennio Morricone) and TV shows themes from "Wonder Woman ( 1975-1079), "Batman" (1966-1968), "The Flash" (1990-1991).
- songs by: The Brothers, The Soul Machine, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Johnny Cash, ZZ Top, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, The Doors, Queen, Eric Clapton, Rare Earth, Rolling Stones, Blue Swede, Bonnie Tyler, Upstroke.
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Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
The approach taken is not really "pure Grindhouse" - there is damaged look and most of the soundtrack is from 60/70s, but if something else felt right for the scene I didn't resist, so there are songs from 80s and from later years too. The audio is built around central channel from 5.1 audio track with added music and sometimes rebuilded SFX.

This edit is based on my previous "Remixed" edit, so there are some similar changes to the structure of the story, the opening scenes are the same, but it's 60 minutes shorter. Mono and stereo audio tracks included, but in the stereo track only added music is really in stereo.
Cuts and Additions:
Too many to list all of them (almost half of the movie is missing here).

- Cyborg's backstory heavily shortened
- Flash backstory removed
- Aquaman backstory mostly removed, only some little hints remain
- most of the subplots which were not important to the integrity of the story removed or shortened
- movie ends just after Steppenwolf's defeat, no epilogue at all.
- story restructured in almost the same way as in "Remixed" edit - Bruce starts to search for heroes after Diana's history lesson.
- some sequences replaced with theatrical version (scene with Gordon on the roof, final part of tunnel fight, Wonder Woman's sword catching scene, Wonder Woman throwing the bomb in the air, Flash Vs Superman, diggin' up Superman's corpse)
- some theatrical bits added here and there ("Save one person", "Playing well with others", "Aquaman being honest")
- some BvS flashbacks added to opening scene
- new opening credits sequence
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9.5
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9.8(8)
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9.3(8)
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(Updated: October 13, 2021)
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9.3
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10.0
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9.0
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6.0
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9.0
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10.0
I, LOVED, THIS, EDIT!!

I'm slightly bias because I love anything Grindhouse but this edit was an absolute joy to watch.

The opening credits were awesome, the colour grading, dust, decaying audio and film effects were great, and the overall feel of this cut transformed the original material to another level.

The added music selection is seriously on point, especially with the use of instrumentals in places but I did feel the only thing that let this version down was the transitions between some songs. While I understand the new score needed to be loud in order to cover the original soundtrack, most songs felt they went on a little too long and could've ended much sooner in the scene to give breathing space to the dialogue. Some earlier additions could've ended a bit smoother too.

I.e. - The Doors track is perfect but should've ended after the bar sequence between Bruce and Aqua man, having it continue during the outdoor scene made for an unnatural transition between the folk singers.

The first scene between Bruce and Diana should've also ended much sooner as it felt like it ended abrupt which pulled me out of the scene. A simple fade out after the flashback could've helped that transition smoother and be less jarring.

It would've been really cool if the music slowed down while the Flash caught the Batarang and continued playing when the scene returned to normal speed.

I've seen Queen "Flash" track being used several times before but you actually got the timing great and it fitted that scene perfectly, imo.

The original Wonder Woman theme song was brilliantly placed and really started this movie off on the right foot, and I’m a sucker for cheesy 80s tracks.

You've really captured what I love about Grindhouse movies and the cheesy ending is now my go to climax

Perfect ending to and awesome edit.

Congratulations on the award, Well deserved.

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(Updated: September 26, 2021)
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9.2
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
There are a lot of words that have been used to describe Snyder's Justice League, though I do not think the word "FUN" would the first word out of most peoples mouths.

But all that has now changed with this fan edit.

This is a FUN fan edit.

Gieferg has injected some much needed levity into Snyder's very dour grim & gritty heroics with his grindhouse antics and new musical score.

While not every song choice worked for me, many were indeed inspired, even bordering on genius. Any movie that climaxes with that Bonnie Tyler classic is an instant win for me!

Funny, some have criticized that the music is too loud, while I on the other hand, thought it could have been louder in certain epic sequences. To each their own.

Narratively, I like the restructured scenes, though due to personal taste, there are portions I would have preferred the Whedon cut versions as I prefer his less extreme version of certain characters. I also thought in this style of edit, more could have been trimmed for faster pacing. But again that is all very subjective.

Gieferg successfully meets all his fan edit objectives and creates a very interesting alternate take on Snyder's Justice League.

Well done! :)
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9.6
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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8.0
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10.0
After watching both official versions of this movie and being disappointed (for different reasons) by both, I was hoping that some enterprising editor would be able to work their magic, but JLG goes beyond my expectations. By using classic rock, old superhero theme songs and (purposely) janky editing to skip over unneccessary exposition "reels," this edit serves to underline the lunatic logic of a cadre of superhumans using a Jack Kirby gizmo to resurrect their fallen idol, followed by a climactic fight inside a nuclear reactor. Essentially this edit boils down the sickly-sweet children's cough medicine of the Snyder Cut into some delicious, tooth-rotting meth candy. An absolute blast, and it pairs very nicely with JobWillins' excellent (though still unavoidably dour) Man of Tomorrow edit.

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10.0
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I really enjoyed this edit, it was good fun. I enjoyed the music and the grindhouse effects quite a bit. If I had one small complaint it would be that the music is loud in parts, but I understand the reasons for it. Nice work.

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(Updated: September 07, 2021)
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9.9
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
I went into this edit hoping that it would redeem this movie for me. I wasn't impressed by the original at all. I felt like it was a promotional tool used to imprint into our minds, each of the DCU characters for whom they had (or would eventually) release multiple movies for individually.

It's a good concept in theory. Similar to the cartoon I watched as a kid. I would get to see all of my favorite good guys beat the smack out of all of my favorite bad guys.

That much was true, but it was assembled into a mess that was not cohesive. It seemed more like a DCU consecution.

I watched every fanedit of the original release that i could get my hands on. At least ten.. Every editor did something that improved the movie for me but they could only do so much with the available material.

I'm sure they were as excited as I was to find out about the Snyder version. When it was released I was very excited. Maybe, that would redeem this mess. It was better but not enough to redeem the movie for me. It was soooooo long.

I knew there would be edits. So I watched for them. I followed the thread for this edit and noticed the feedback given by a couple of editors that I respected. I must admit that I didn't have a clear idea of what "Grindhoused" meant. If it wasn't for the positive feedback from Blue Yoda and Dwight Fry, I might not have asked to see this edit.

That would have been my loss. Gieferg completely redeemed this movie for me. This edit may not be for a purist. It was certainly for me. I loved everything about it. I loved the music choices, I loved that there was so many of my favorite songs incorporated. I got to a point where I was guessing if certain songs like "Children of The Sun" would pop up. It felt like a live action Heavy Metal to me. I feel like the cuts and the direction that the narrative choices took made sense.

Most importantly, Gieferg made this movie entertaining, which it really wasn't originally. At least in my opinion. This is my go to version of this movie. I may never look at the DCU or super hero movies the same way again.

Very very enthusiastically recommended. Good job! I can't wait for your next idea. Congratulations on your much deserved win!

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