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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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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I'm legitimately shocked. After watching this, I think I have a much bigger appreciation for Spider-Man 3 now than I ever did before, and anyone who knows me personally and on social media knows that I have a rather intense dislike towards that film. There are still quite a few things that bug me, but its themes of learning the value of forgiveness, that the world isn't always black and white, and how caving into toxic masculinity and ego can change you into something ugly, but at the end of the day, you evolve and learn to grow from it and learn from all those mistakes and terrible things, really shined through this time around. There's some really clever editing here too. For example, the James Brown strut montage now comes after Peter tries killing Harry with the pumpkin grenade, which makes a lot more sense and really shows you how progressively awful the symbiote's influence is on Peter. I used to complain about the dance scenes, but what I failed to realize is that this is Peter caving into toxic masculinity as a result of his inflated ego thanks to New York praising him everywhere he goes as Spider-Man. I also never took into account that the symbiote wouldn't now real humans would interact in those situations, since it is alien in origin and nature after all. I also took more notice of how it's like a drug to Peter. No matter how many times he puts it away, he can't get enough of that power and craves more of it. Same with Eddie Brock. While I would've preferred if they just created an original character perhaps partly inspired by Brock, I did enjoy his characterization here this time around. Mary Jane was much more likable and justified in her emotions and actions here than I first thought. Gwen Stacy not being the science genius she was in the comics also bothered me much less here, surprisingly. There's also a scene I really loved in this cut that wasn't in the theatrical version, where Flint Marko's daughter Penny is at a park and he turns into a giant sand castle for her without her knowing he's even there, just wanting to feel her embrace him again. I really liked this edit.

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Good job Bobson Dugnutt!
The theatrical version felt rushed to me, trying to mix too many villains in one single movie.
This "hybrid cut" fixes it for me. It is incredible how these extra 6 minutes (with some skilled editing) can improve so much the result. I enjoyed this version as much as the two first movies of the saga.

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