Seeing Red (Theatrical Cut)

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Brief Synopsis:
Lex Luthor and Clark Kent grow up as the best of friends, but then on the night of Lex Luthor's Wedding reception, all hell breaks loose. Due to the influence of The Blur's father, Jor-El, and the power of Red Kryptonite, Clark Kent turns to a life of Crime while Lex Luthor attempts to save his marriage as well as The Smallville Fertilizer Plant from being closed by his father Lionel Luthor.
It is really hard to get people into Smallville because seasons 1 and 2 are so heavy on monster of the week stuff, I wanted to make a film that could bring people right into season 3.
Additional Notes:
Seeing Red's Theatrical Cut and Extended Extended Edition should be considered two different edits of the same movie.
Other Sources:
Superman Theme by John Williams
The Joshua Light Show by Liquid Loops
Ed's Amazing Liquid Light Show
Star Field by Derek Mosher
Space Travel HD by PROXYSX
Special Thanks:
Bionic Bob and Zarius for previewing
The cast and crew of Smallville for their performances
and Christopher Reeve for inspiration

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Commentary track and trailers
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I tried to make this edit as close to a studio production as possible.
Cuts and Additions:
Cuts from Episodes -Tempest, Red, Lineage, Calling, Exodus, Exile, Phoenix, Extinction
I added new opening and closing credits.
Cover art by Ken Poirier (DOWNLOAD HERE) image


[Opening Credits]

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The biggest concern I have with mashing Smallville episodes together is sometimes the narratives can be hard to deconstruct to create a new type of scene that fits into an edit's own context. I think this has done a pretty good job of weaving everything in and out first I was like "that was abrupt" in places (particulary when Clark is mulling over about the prophecies in the cave and then being called by Jor-El), but seeing the whole picture helps put a lot of the decisions early on into better perspective.

Two flaws were the highly intrusive music mixing in with the dialouge at the plant scene and an irritable Good Charlotte song when Clark's on the bender in Metropolis, but those are faults of the tv show, not the editor.

I enjoyed the film, having seen too many Smallville edits which start at the begining, it's actually refreshing to see something that dips a bit into the later portions of the early run, while some aspects of this edit require existing knowledge of the show, the focus on the characters is helped greatly by the pre-credits set-up from "Pilot" so anyone fresh can at least tell what's going on and what sets Lex and Clark apart in regards to being from two different worlds

There is an extended cut of this which I have yet to see, but no doubt I will find it just as entertaining.

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