Star Wars: The Coaxium Heist

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Star Wars: The Coaxium Heist
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Tagline:
I got a really good feeling about this
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Original Release Date:
2018
Original Running Time:
135
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
132
Time Cut:
5
Time Added:
2
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Brief Synopsis:
Young Han Solo joins a band of smugglers on his first major heist and is introduced to Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian.
Intention:
To make this feel more like Star Wars. How? Add a crawl, remove the teal filter, restore the white and add wipe transitions.
Other Sources:
Solo: A Star Wars Story Soundtrack
Mechanical gear sounds
C-3PO sfx
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Special Thanks:
To all of the community members who encouraged and had patience with me along the way and especially to my Rogue Squadron unit that puts up with my hobby.
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
This edit utilizes the Custom Crawl Creator for producing the opening crawl and extensive use of the color correction (secondary), color correction and white balance filters in Vegas Edit Pro.
Cuts and Additions:
00:00:00 - added FE title card, Custom Star Wars disclaimer, aurebesh DigModiFicaTion logo, Custom Walt Disney 20th Century Fox title card
00:00:57 - added custom crawl (expanded star field to allow for pan down)
00:02:25 - added Corellia and a space dock to pan down
00:08:46 - removed close up of Han's eye
00:10:59 - added deleted Corellia chase scene
00:16:56 - trimmed/rearranged scene to have Han tell the officer his full name
00:17:09 - replaced Han being blown through the air with a custom wipe transition to a space shot of Mimban with star destroyers approaching
00:17:15 - trimmed Mimban cloud scene to reuse later and cropped Han's first shot on Mimban to remove the on screen text
00:17:27 - inserted a rearranged version of the deleted Mimban assualt scene to show off a bit more of the Mimban war and Beckett's team though I removed any direct focus on the minigun character who dies as it creates a narrative that is never resolved. Lots of audio reworking in this edit
00:24:45 - cut stormtrooper chatter (removed Han's subtitles when he's talking to Chewbacca)
00:25:34 - cut Han's faking being mauled by Chewbacca
00:27:44 - inserted Mimban sky shot that was trimmed earlier in the film
00:27:45 - removed Han/Chewbacca shower scene and added wipe transition to Vandor space sunrise scene. While I like this scene and tired to keep it, I needed to add a wipe here and it just wouldn't work with the shower scene
00:33:14 - removed Han yelling he's ok and Chewbacca growling back to him
00:54:52 - reversed and repurposed shot of Han to allow for a wipe transition to the exterior of Niima Outpost
00:55:07 - removed droid cage fight. Sure it's world building, but it's distracting and L3 verbalizes enough to give us the narrative
01:01:54 - trimmed L3 and yelling and removed cage fight scenes
01:03:06 - cut L3 saying she can't work with people watching her. It's just creepy odd and I wanted to eliminate all of the droid sexualization stuff from the film
01:03:06 - added green screen welding sparks to distract the eye from the fact that her saw isn't spinning at all
01:05:39 - cut L3's lines to Han. Now she simply says "Excuse me". Added droid sfx and gear sfx to simulate her movements
01:10:09 - cut the equal rights scene between Lando and L3. I'm all for equity, but this just felt tacked on. Again, L3's character still fights for these rights and talks about them, but she isn't solely focused on them either. This scene just makes her into a walking poster for equal rights. She's much more than that and removing this scene makes her character more dimensional by allowing us to see her for who she is rather than this one focus area, imo
01:10:31 - cut Q'ra and L3's girl talk scene. There is no sexual tension between Lando and L3 in this edit
01:16:17 - removed droid saying "freedom"
01:19:30 - cut L3 turning around and yelling about the droid rebellion
0:1:24:24 - removed Lando hugging L3 and caressing her after her power goes out. He still yells, but it's more like how Luke reacts to R2 than what they imply in this film
01:27:12 - removed Beckett' and Han's back and forth about if the Tie fighters are still on them
01:28:24 - cut down some of the scene when Q'ra first goes back to help Lando and sees the fire
01:28:35 - cut Beckett complaining about hurting his fingers
01:31:53 - cut Lando asking if Han knew it was the escape pod why would he do that
01:33:58 - cut the back and forth after Han yells "Now!"
01:34:06 - removed the Falcon loosing power gag
01:34:54 - removed Han's lines over the radio after he says they have coaxium that they need to off load immediately
01:38:59 - stabilized scenes and layer masked the falcon departure in order to remove the falcon leaving gag
01:39:20 - removed Han's macho moment with Enfys nest and the falcon leaving gag. Repurposed a zoomed wide shot of Enfys and the marauders while Beckett continues his speech before cutting back to him talking visually
01:56:18 - removed Darth Maul cameo. I don't like it. If they make a second Solo film I'll put it back or create a flashback for the edit I'd undoubtedly make of the new film,. Here it's just fan service without any meaning. Now if anyone can do a good cosplay of Xizor I'll put him in there.. Removing him makes Beckett's character more credible,and Q'ra's character more devious.
02:00:46 - added wipe transition to Numidian Prime
02:00:53 - cut zooming in camera on Lando and some of his lines
02:03:27 - cut the dice scene and added iris out, moved audio mix up to create natural flow to credits
02:03:53 - made custom edited by and fanedited by credit to replace the preexisting one
02:12:05 - added aurebesh DigModiFicaTion logo
02:12::15 - added FE.org title card

Other edits:
- extensive color correction of nearly every individual scene
- audio crossfades for each edit to ensure seamless audio transitions
- addition of sfx or rebuilding of surround track when needed to achieve edit
- as with all my edits, I reduce the level of profanity
Poster art by DigModiFicaTion (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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Being an extended edition viewer, I went into this edit with the presumption it was just going to be okay. But having viewed a few other of DigModiFicaTion's edits, I thought I'd give it a try. I'm glad I did. This is a tighter and a more fast paced edit. And I don't miss a thing that was in the theatrical release. Excellent job, DigModiFicaTion.

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Great work! I love everything about this. I was a fan of the original but this is my new go-to version of Solo.

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The tagline says it all. Do I recommend this? Heck yes. Buy the film and request this edit. I can't imagine anyone being dissatisfied.

I bought the film purely to legally watch this edit, about which I was intrigued. This viewing was my first experience with the film beyond hearsay and to sum up what I knew, the film was dark (like hard-to-see dark), fan-servicey, and sequel-bating. But I'd also heard it was a lot of fun, in spite of itself.

All I know is, I had a blast and didn't notice any of those criticisms. Within 15 minutes, I was swept up and thoroughly enjoying the ride. There was maybe one or two parts that seemed a little off visually, but having not seen the original film, it could be something endemic to the original. My wife watched it with me and she thought it was great, too. This feels like street-level Star Wars.

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This is terrifically entertaining! I actually like the original but this has surpassed it for me. The addition of the opening crawl and screen wipe transitions really give it a true Star Wars feel. Audio and colour correction is perfectly done. I thought the Star Destroyers in one of the space establishing shots looked a little cartoony but that is the only criticism I can think of for the technical editing.

Loved that Han no longer needs to have an origin story for his surname. I was sad to see the shower scene go but I understand how the scene transition would not work with it.

Highly recommended.

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I watched this a while back and again last night, and I have to say, AWESOME work.

I never disliked SOLO but now, I really really like it. This now feel like Star Wars, the changes are well judged and well executed. The technical aspects can't be bettered and the flow now just works so well. The removals are spot on and frankly, I missed nothing. The coverat has been printed, the disc too, and this now sits on the shelf IN FRONT of SOLO (double layer shelving) since this is my GO TO version.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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