Phantom Strikes! HD Redux, The

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Original Movie Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1996
Original Running Time:
100
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
90
Time Cut:
12
Time Added:
2
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
The Phantom, the Ghost Who Walks, must stop the demented Xander Drax from obtaining the mystical Skulls of Touganda. If obtained Drax would cintia no the power to rule the world.
Intention:
To create an HD revisited edition of BionicBob's excellent The Phantom Strikes! edit.
Other Sources:
Horse galloping through brush sfx
Biplane engine/flight noise
Official novel scmas for poster
Special Thanks:
BionicBob for creating the original cut and for being a fantastic faneditor and all the positive energy and encouragement
Skyled
lapis molari
Spence
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
Trailer
Editing Details:
By approval, this is an HD redux of @bionicbob's The Phantom Strikes! edit using the official Blu Ray release of the movie. Nearly every cut will be replicated as faithfully as possible with slight variations to suit personal preference and taste.

BionicBob's edit was used on the timeline to sync up visual cuts and to reference audio cuts/transitions.
Cuts and Additions:
--Signifies original BionicBob cut
-+Signifies a hybrid approach to BionocBob's original cuts in a scene
++Additional divergent cuts

--Origin prologue gone
++New The Phantom Oath warning screen, Vintage WB style FE card, Custom Paramount Pictures period based card
++New opening credits (used the ending vista shots as the new intro)
--cut telegraphed elbow hit to kid
++cut camera zoom in on bridge
++removed Morgan's corny "but then again" line
--reworked the bridge scene
++Removed slowmo swinging scene
--cut all Patrick McGoohan scenes
--cut Diana listing all the crimes Quill committed
--reworked the plane to horse stunt
--cut bad edit of Quill after truck crashes
--cut Diana appears to be fainting
--cut the toothpaste line
--cut Drax inspecting the wall after pulling out spear
-+cut some of Drax's dialogue during museum/Skull power scene (going to cut a tad bit more of Drax over the topness; retained the "the skulls have spoken line")
-+couple small trims in Drax's office during his exchange with Kit (rearranged dialogue)
-+reworked the elevator/guns/decent sequence
-+trimmed flight to Sengh Island
--trimmed Drax dialogue during arrival in cave
--couple of dialogue trims during Drax's meeting with the Sengh Brotherhood
--reworked the cannon shooting the gangster
++couple of Drax dialogue trims during final fight with the Phantom and removed the happy sounding yell before Drax disintegrates
--created brief origin flashback (due to the 29.976fps of the edit version I have, I had to match the time vs matching frames. as a result it feels a little bit faster than the edit)
++cut end credits (created custom period based Paramount Pictures "The End" card)
++cut language from the film
Redux Trailer

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Overall rating
 
9.3
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10.0(1)
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9.3
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An excellent HD revisit of BionicBob's excellent "The Phantom Strikes" edit. The Phantom Oath warning card was a fun touch, as well as the new starting credits and the custom WB-style fanedit logo and the retro Paramount logo. Definitely my go-to version of "The Phantom". Highly recommended.

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