Spider-Man 3.1: The Hybrid Cut

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Spider-Man 3.1: The Hybrid Cut
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Every hero has a choice, to face the darkness... or be consumed by it
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Original Release Date:
2007
Original Running Time:
137
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Fanedit Running Time:
143
Time Added:
6
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Brief Synopsis:
A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker and causes inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptations, and revenge. This edit combines the Theatrical and somewhat newly released Editor's Cut as well as some shots from the trailers to create the longest possible cut of Spider-Man 3.

Intention:
I wanted to create the illusive "Spider-Man 3.1" cut that fans had been clawing at for years, but since I don't have all the available scenes, this is simply the longest cut with all released deleted scenes.
Other Sources:
- Spider-Man 3 (2007)
- Spider-Man 3: Editor's Cut (2017)
- Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man 3 (2007)
- Various Spider-Man 3 Trailers
Release Information
MP4/M4V/MOV
Editing Details:
The base of this edit was the Editor's Cut and while it does feature many new scenes, it also cuts a few of them from the Theatrical Cut. This edit hybridises the two by adding back the cut scenes from the TC back into the EC as well as some extra snippets from the trailer.
Cuts and Additions:
Changes from the Editor's Cut to the Hybrid Cut
- Added 2 new shots of the Symbiote crawling up Peter's chest and creating the new symbol. The 2 shots have vastly different VFX, so a close up of Peter has been used to space these two shots apart
- Added an alternate ending to the scene of Peter taking the Black Suit off for the first time. Instead of looking down at it and up, and deciding to take it off, he looks back up and sees a quick flash of a Proto-Venom in his reflection before ripping his shirt off
- Reinstated Peter apologising to Mr Ditkovitch and him giving Peter relasionship advice (cut from the EC)
- Reinstated theatrical version of Ursula telling Peter he has a phone call
- Reinstated the spinning newspaper at the start of the James Brown montage. I rotoscoped it out from the JJJ shot and put it on a black background.
- Reinstated Aunt May talking to Peter in his apartment about MJ
- Reinstated Bernard telling Harry that his father killed himself. This scene was replaced by the subsequent scene
Total Runtime: Editor's Cut 02:17:48 and Hybrid Cut 02:23:15

Changes from the Theatrical Cut to the Hybrid Cut
- Cut shot of Sandman comically diving into the sandpit and replaced it with a longer shot of the cops chasing him
- Added 2 new shots of the Symbiote crawling up Peter's chest and creating the new symbol. The 2 shots have vastly different VFX, so a close up of Peter has been used to space these two shots apart
- Added an alternate ending to the scene of Peter taking the Black Suit off for the first time. Instead of looking down at it and up, and deciding to take it off, he looks back up and sees a quick flash of a Proto-Venom in his reflection before ripping his shirt off
- Added a short scene of Peter looking at the Black Suit case contemplatively
- Added a few extra seconds of Sandman looking up in the subway
- Added alternate version of Ursula telling Peter he has a phone call
- Added extended scene of Peter looking at the case with the Black Suit and smiling as he gets it out
- Cut shot of JJJ saying "We haven't printed a retraction in 20 years!" and replaced with longer shot of Eddie walking out
- Added Black Suit Spidey swinging away from the Bugle
- Moved Peter and Harry at the Cafe to after Eddie gets fired
- Added alternate version of Peter and Harry's convasation before they fight
- Moved James Brown funky montage to after Harry and Peter fight
- Added Sandman turning into a sandcastle for his daughter
- Added Harry looking at a photo of himself, Peter and MJ
Total Runtime: Theatrical Cut 02:19:11 and Hybrid Cut 02:23:15

Changes from the Theatrical to the Editor's Cut (as the EC being used as a base and people may not be familiar with it)
- Cut shot of Sandman comically diving into the sandpit and replaced it with a longer shot of the cops chasing him
- Cut Peter apologising to Mr Ditkovitch and him giving Peter relasionship advice
- Added a short scene of Peter looking at the Black Suit case contemplatively
- Added a few extra seconds of Sandman looking up in the subway
- Added alternate version of Ursula telling Peter he has a phone call
- Added extended scene of Peter looking at the case with the Black Suit and smiling as he gets it out
- Cut shot of JJJ saying "We haven't printed a retraction in 20 years!" and replaced with longer shot of Eddie walking out
- Added Black Suit Spidey swinging away from the Bugle
- Moved Peter and Harry at the Cafe to after Eddie gets fired
- Added alternate version of Peter and Harry's convasation before they fight
- Moved James Brown funky montage to after Harry and Peter fight
- Cut the spinning newpaper from the start of the montage
- Added Sandman turning into a sandcastle for his daughter
- Cut Aunt May talking to Peter in his apartment about MJ
- Added Harry looking at a photo of himself, Peter and MJ
- Cut Bernard telling Harry that his father killed himself. This scene was replaced by the subsequent scene

Total Runtime: Theatrical Cut 02:19:11 and Editor's Cut 02:17:48

I hope all of this makes sense to someone out there
Cover art by Bobson Dugnutt (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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Thank you for this extended cut! I always dislkied Spider-Man 3 because they compressed too much in a short amount of time. I still feel that, but putting the extra scenes in made it better.

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Outstanding work! I always resented Spider-Man 3 for ending the saga on a frustrating note. The film was a bloated mess and tonally inconsistent.

Bobson Dugnutt does the impossible with his restructure and makes the film not only less frustrating, but enjoyable. I still have some issues with how packed the film is, but the emotional journeys of the characters learning to forgive now make for a satisfying and earnest end to the trilogy.

This edit develops Flint/Sandman into a stronger character. In particular, the sandcastle scene with him works so well here. It seems to highlight a key point of the film and those of all the characters -- being a superhero is like being a king at times, but that exhilaration often is short-lived much like the sandcastle vanishing so suddenly. People like Peter must learn to relish but not take for granted their abilities.

My biggest complaint with Spider-Man 3 and this edit rests with Eddie/Venom. He is the only character who does not align with the forgiveness/redemption overarching theme and he seems like an afterthought. When the film pauses to give him a chance to admit to his addiction to power and let go of that pursuit, he just quips that he likes being bad. This part rings false and dulls the impact of the rest of the action finale. I wonder if there is a way to omit that line, so it is less about him being evil and more about him being a lost cause/too far gone as Peter's line could be met by Venom just swallowing Eddie's face (a reminder that Peter was lucky to escape the creature's influence before it consumed him).

The audio and video work in this edit is superb. I watched with a 2.6gb copy and wonder if there is a version with a higher bitrate. If not, that would be my only request for a future update. Also fingers crossed for a 4K release of the trilogy!

I will continue to check out Bobson's edits, as this was impressive.

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A noticeable improvement over the Editor's Cut, but still needs trimming and reordering.
I did not like the Theatrical Cut. Really, really didn't. Only after hearing good things about the Editor's cut two years ago did I give the movie a second chance, and it was much, much better. The addition of the deleted scenes and the reordering of several scenes made the movie much more comprehensible, and Peter's addiction made a lot more sense. However, there were a few scenes missing from it that I remembered vaguely from the TC. And this is where Bobson's Hybrid Cut comes along.
The HC does what it aims to do well - allowing the audience to see the full story by creating the longest possible version of Spider-Man 3. Bobson's editing, as usual, is technically superb. However, the edit doesn't fix the film's major narrative flaws, which is why I deducted a few points. For example, three unrelated villains are introduced in the first 20 minutes by seemingly randomly cutting between them (especially between 8:10 and 17:07). I think the narrative can be much stronger by further reordering several scenes throughout the movie, and hopefully trimming others (e.g., emo Parker).

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This worked really well. I liked the original, but I loved this one. The small changes, the extra bits -- these all add up to a much ore satisfying film, closer in quality and feel to the first two Raimi pictures. Great job. Definitely my preferred version.

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I knew there was a good movie in this one somewhere, thanks to the editor for putting all the work and effort into it.

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