Star Wars Episode III: The Phantom Apprentice (The Clone Wars Series Finale)

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Original Release Date:
2020
Original Running Time:
98
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Fanedit Running Time:
97
Time Cut:
1
Time Added:
2
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Brief Synopsis:
"The final arc of four episodes of Clone Wars should have been released as a theatrical film: it's epic, emotional, sinister and unforgettable. Fans like me are calling it ‘one of the best stories of all’, even compared with the movies. Well, this is that film. ‘Star Wars Episode III: The Phantom Apprentice’ takes place parallel to ‘Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith’ and it’s the true closing of the prequel trilogy and the Republic era, before entering the dark period of absolute domination of the Empire (Rebels, The Bad Batch, Obi Wan Kenobi, Solo, Andor, Rogue One...)."

“The story: The Clone Wars are coming to an end. Republic forces are suffering heavy losses and, in the wake of Order 66, Ahsoka, Anakin’s former apprentice, try to survive to the Great Jedi Purge.”
Intention:
The final arc of four episodes of Clone Wars should have been released as a theatrical film: it's epic, emotional, sinister and unforgettable. Fans like me are calling it ‘one of the best stories of all’, even compared with the movies. Well, this is that film. ‘Star Wars Episode III: The Phantom Apprentice’ takes place parallel to ‘Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith’ and it’s the true closing of the prequel trilogy and the Republic era, before entering the dark period of absolute domination of the Empire (Rebels, The Bad Batch, Obi Wan Kenobi, Solo, Andor, Rogue One...)

This edit merged in the form of a film the superb last four episodes of the Clone Wars final season, and it contains the final arc of Ahsoka and the clon army. This edit must be seen in parallel or later to Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith. The intention is to see this fan edit independently (without the need to see the complete Clone Wars series) after the prequel saga, because it contains the necessary basic material about Ahsoka, Maul and Mandalore to understand subsequent Star Wars movies and series, such as The Mandalorian season 2 or the live-action series Ahsoka (although for a full understanding I would like to make an fanedit similar to this but focused on the Imperial period, summarizing material from Rebels or The Bad Batch and thus better understand important topics such as the relationship between Ahsoka and the heroes of Rebels, Admiral Thrawn or the World Between Worlds).

Besides mixing the 4 episodes, added a new opening text crawl and other small modifications, also a light color correction has been made over all the footage; the Clone Wars has always been a series that, unlike the movie saga, has a dull and bland color palette. With this new color grading, the intensity of the colors has been increased to make it as colorful as the movie saga.
Other Sources:
- Star Wars Fanfare (Main Theme) by John Williams
- Stock photos and sounds
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
Full HD 1080p BluRay 5.1
English and Spanish Subtitles available
Editing Details:
General fan edit changes (more detailed in section “Cuts and Additions”:

- Merged the last four episodes of The Clone Wars last season (7) into one single film.
- Color correction: enhanced the color saturation of the whole film in order to make it as vivid as the films.
- Added a handmade classic yellow opening text crawl that summarizes what happened in The Clone Wars.
- Added a custom all new "pan down to planet" after the opening crawl.
- Removed a few minutes from the first sequence.
- Added Iris Out at the last scene like in the movies, giving way to the end credits + Custom end credits (text + music): merged the four episodes' original credits into one.

Teaser:
https://youtu.be/EnO2YF-W2kM

Trailer:
https://youtu.be/L8xHFVlKhvc
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Cuts and Additions:
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---------------------- Editing Details -------------------------

- Merged the last four episodes of the Clone Wars last season (7) into one single film.
- Color correction: enhanced the color saturation of the whole film in order to make it as vivid as the films.
- (0:00:00) added NOTFLIX logo
- (0:00:00) Removed original “previously” recap and narrator voice over from the four episodes and replaced by a single all new opening text crawl
- (0:00:30 > 0:01:58) Added a handmade classic yellow opening text crawl that summarizes what happened in The Clone Wars (+ John Williams' Star Wars Fanfare).
- (0:01:58 > 0:02:14) Added a custom all new "pan down to planet" after the opening crawl.
- (0:03:22) Removed a few seconds of Obi-Wan and Clone talking about the Tactical Droid
- (0:03:49) Removed 2 minutes where Anakin jokes and distracts the Tactical Droid and droid army in order to go straight to the action.
- (1:32:55) Added Iris Out at the last scene like in the movies, giving way to the end credits.
- (1:32:56) Custom end credits (text + music): merged the four episodes' original credits into one.
- (1:33:01) Added NOTFLIX credits
- (1:35:21) Added disclaimer and NOTFLIX logo
Teaser Trailer

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2 reviews
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0(2)
Audio Editing
 
9.5(2)
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10.0(2)
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10.0(2)
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9.8
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10.0
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9.0
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I recently wondered why the Clone Wars didn't end with a movie to bookend the series (since it started with a movie). Well this fanedit does that. NOTFLIX did an amazing job editing theses together into a movie that wraps up the Clone Wars and as a companion piece to Revenge of the Sith.

One small audio issue at end of where would be the end of the first episode of the Siege of Mandalore but other than that excellent edit.

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By far one of the most important storylines in all of Star Wars, NOTFLIX was able to take what was admittedly an already very well created work and turn it into something that manages to flow even better. Include this in your next rewatch of the series - it's worth it!

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Owner's reply September 13, 2023

Thanks a lot for your review, daddy! See you next time.

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