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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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(Updated: January 05, 2024)
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WATCH THIS...NEXT!!!!
REVIEW 101...and ANOTHER I thought I had reviewed...but had not...

PULP EMPIRE, more than ANY other edit opened up my eye to what could be done beyond extended editions, fixes and trims!

THIS WAS THE FIRST TRUE GAME CHANGER for me.

It was one of two edits that brought me back...coz I wanted to to dive in again.

The audacity, creativity, taboos and holy grails that this masterpiece just slices through is just astonishing.

WHO...in their right mind would not just tamper with a perfect film, but actually, turn it inside out, rescore it, change the entire feel, grindhouse it while actually making it even better (in its own mystical way), add a foreign language, GIANT CAPTIONS, and Ennio Morricone to boot...?!?!

When anyone asks me which fanedit they should start with, or recommend...PULP EMPIRE is my ONLY answer.

I'm not going to bore anyone with spoilers or the technicals...this is just perfection.

Seek it out...throw away your preconceptions....and go for the ride of your life.

I L O V E T H I S !! ! ! ! ! !
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(Updated: December 10, 2023)
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Wow. I am blown away. This was absolutely fun, fun, fun from start to finish! Rating this from a technical perspective it isn't perfect but it takes so many chances, does so many interesting things, and succeeds on so many levels that it hardly even matters. Be warned, you'll need to know your Star Wars movies relatively well because this edit is non-chronological.

Just some of my favorite moments: Pai Mei's voice for Yoda (inspired!), the character names popping up (DARTH VADER), the Hoth splitscreens, "Boba Fett" scrolling across the screen during his amazing intro, "A Silhouette of Doom" over the anime saber battle. And that's all just in the first half!!

Find a copy of this and watch it. It's guaranteed the most fun you'll have with a fan edit this month.

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Second fan-edit I've ever watched, and this has completely sold me on the idea and potential of fan-edits. This is honestly a masterpiece of achievement. I want to show this to every person I know now.

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First off I know I'm a tad bit late to the game on this one. But c'mon just how many Star Wars edits are there????? Anyway I was sorting through some titles and realized I hadn't watched this one. I know it's in the style of a Tarantino film, but with the music score (Tarantino yes) I was hald waiting for Clint Eastwood to round the corner waiting to paint the town red. The mood of this and the split screens brought me back to the 70s and even the 60s. And with about 40 minutes cut, you don't even notice. Even though I don't do techie reviews I can see this took a bit of time and effort. I told a friend about this title, he's new to fan edits and sent him a link to watch. He's very curious about what he's going to see. My only knock is sometimes the music overtook the dialogue. Other than that on my popcorn scale of entertainment I will give this a 7 out 5 it's that good and enjoyable. Well onto my next title

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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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