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Pulp Empire
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Original Release Date:
1980
Original Running Time:
127
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Brief Synopsis:
A Tarantino inspired Star Wars mashup and remix.
Intention:
To take The Empire Strikes Back and remix it, using songs from and inspired by the films of Quentin Tarantino. 100% of the score has been replaced, as well as overdubbing Yoda with Pai Mei, from Kill Bill Volume 2.

There are many visual nods to Tarantino as well, but in no way is this intended to be a new Tarantino film! It's intended as a fun homage to one of my favourite filmmakers, and a remix of one of the best films ever made. Steering away from the Tarantino vibe, I have also included a hero moment for most of the main characters, and thrown in a few songs that Tarantino would never use in a million years... Hope you enjoy it!
Additional Notes:
Version 2 - released August 2014. - Significantly reduced John Williams' music spill present in V1, and as a result, was able to better integrate new music with existing dialogue. - Minor visual tweaks/fixes.
Other Sources:
Footage:
Star Wars, Episodes 2-6
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2D animated series, 2002)

Music:
Kill Bill Vol. 1
Ironside (Excerpt) - Quincy Jones
The Grand Duel (Parte Prima) - Louis Bacalov
The Lonely Shepherd - Zamfir
The Flower of Carnage - Meiko Kaji
Crane/White Lightning - The RZA
Super 16 - Neu!
Run Fay Run - Isaac Hayes

Kill Bill Vol. 2
Summertime Killer - Luis Bacalov
A Silhouette of Doom - Ennio Morricone
Il Tramanto - Ennio Morricone
The Chase - Alan Reeves
L'Arena - Ennio Morricone

Inglourious Basterds
The Green Leaves Of Summer - Nick Perito
The Surrender (La resa) - Ennio Morricone
The Verdict - Ennio Morricone
Rabbia e Tarantella - Ennio Morricone
Slaughter (Album Version) -Billy Preston
Tiger Tank - Lalo Schifrin
The Man With The Big Sombrero - S. Shelton

Death Proof
Paranoia Prima - Ennio Morricone
Riot In Thunder Alley - Eddie Beram
Baby It's You - Smith
The Last Race - Jack Nitzsche
Good Love, Bad Love - Eddie Floyd
Down In Mexico - The Coasters
The Love You Save - Joe Tex

Jackie Brown
Strawberrry Letter 23 - Brothers Johnson
Across 110th Street - Bobby Womack
Monte Carlo Nights - Elliot Easton/Tiki Gods
Cissy Strut - The Meters

Other (non Tarantino selections)
They Can Not Touch Her - Bernard Herrmann
Mind Power - James Brown
Space Oddity - David Bowie
Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell
The Ecstasy of Gold - Ennio Morricone
Leave Home - The Chemical Brothers
O Fortuna - Carmina Burana
Old Man - Neil Young
The Lonely Surfer - Jack Nitzsche
You don't have to say you love me - Dusty Springfield
Special Thanks:
1) Neglify, Gatos, g1orkatsos, TMBTM and Blueyoda for previewing and providing great feedback.
2) To everyone in the forums who gave suggestions over the past year. Many of those ideas are in the final cut, so thank you for chipping in!
Release Information:
  • DVD
  • Blu-Ray
  • Digital
Special Features
Fanedit Trailers, About this Edit Featurette
Cuts and Additions:
1) Replaced 100% of the soundtrack.
2) Added a number of visual references to Tarantino movies
3) Given each main character a hero moment/montage
4) Rebuilt the sound effects from scratch in many scenes to allow for the music replacement and to manage spill as much as possible.
5) Created a non-linear structure, split into complete chapters (Inspired by Kill Bill Vol. 1)
6) Replaced Yoda's dialogue with Pai Mei (Kill Bill Volume 2)
7) Replaced the Millenium Falcon's engine with Stunt Man Mike's from Death Proof

Version 2, August 2014: Better removal of John Williams spill, minor visual fixes/tweaks.
Cover art by njvc (DOWNLOAD HERE) image
Note: DVD artwork included.

Cover art by ShortRound24 (DOWNLOAD HERE) image
Note: DVD artwork included.

Trailer

Chapter 1: The Search for Yoda

Chapter 2: The Battle of Hoth

Chapter 3: Rebels on the Run

Chapter 4: "A Jedi, Like My Father..."

Chapter 5: Among the Clouds"

Chapter 6: Battle Royale"

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This was a fantastic edit. As soon as I read the description, I knew that the samurai/western vibe of Tarantino films would be absolutely perfect for this, and it somehow surpassed even those expectations. I loved it so much, it even inspired me to make an unofficial sequel of my own to wrap it up. I'm not saying that to shamelessly self-promote, I'm saying that because the biggest compliment a content creator of any kind can get is that they inspired somebody. And if this inspired somebody enough to make their first fanedit, that's really saying alot. So thank you for this gift, my brother and I love Star Wars and Tarantino films, so we had an absolute blast watching this. Definitely recommend!

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I keep it short as most of the reviews are highlighting the Quality enough.
For me this was the First Edit i saw and it was so much fun that i recomend it to everyone.
The Ideas used are funny and witty and hearing Stuntmen MikeĀ“s Care every now and than is so cool.

Great Work !

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I suppose where I'm coming from will surprise no one, but I am a fan of most things Tarantino, and Empire is one of my top 10 (maybe even top 5) favorite movies. Naturally, I was very excited for this edit when I heard about it and wanted to see this one for myself! I'm happy to say that, despite my high expectations, I was quite impressed!

This edit pretty much is the epitome of "give 'em what they want." I wanted a Tarantino-esque version of Empire Strikes Back, and I got it. I could throw in my own complaints, but they're of the super nit-picky variety. Like maybe that stylistic choice was overused, or I wish njvc used a different song for that moment, or the narration on that part was weird, etc. None of my criticisms hold any merit to the edit as a whole.

Like everyone else has already said, this is a fun watch! Of course, most Tarantino films are fun to begin with, so I consider it as a compliment that this edit manages to capture the feel of a Tarantino film. I find that the emotion of an edit is often one of the more underlooked aspects of fan editing, so I always appreciate it when a fanedit gets the feel just right!

If you saw this ifdb page and it immediately sparked your interest, then by all means, go seek it out! You won't be sorry.

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This film was just a whole bunch of fun - it wasn't afraid to take risks and I had an absolute blast watching it. The editing is on a whole nother level, with lots of fun split screens and funky text combined with the incredible music and audio editing creates a new experience to watch TESB. That being said I think the narrative, although wildly entertaining, is not as good as it could've been and as mentioned in numerous other reviews, the excessive slo mo does get tiring after a while.

Overall, I thoroughly had a blast watching it and would recommend if you go in with an open mind - not thinking about it as a TESB edit and instead thinking about it as if it's a different film.

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A phenomenal edit that is just a very fun watch. Can't put it into words, really, but if you're a fan of music, Star Wars, and/or Tarantino, I highly recommend checking this out!

Unfortunate that it's in 720p, but other than that everything is great.
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