Star Wars: The Coaxium Heist
Mechanical gear sounds
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
- 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
- The added transitions make it feel more like a real star wars movie.
- No sequel baiting Kenobi! No Maul = good change.
- Qi'ra feels more like her own character now. Mysterious!
- Lando and L3 love story is gone! Mirroring Chewbacca and Han now.
- Some of the added transitions don't work quite well, although the idea of transitions are great.
- No matter the amount of editing, it is and stays an Action Heist Movie in the Star Wars Universe.
Probably one of the best Star Wars Fan Edit ever made. It leaves much of the movie intact, but cuts the unnecessary fat. Voice lines from L3 come to mind, or that entire romance thing with Lando. The added star wars screen transitions make it feel more like a star wars movie. Droids in general feel more like droids in this edit. The movie was already good in my opinion, but this Edit made it one of the most enjoyable movies of the decade.
In an attempt to get as much hype as possible for the release of Episode 9, I decided to go with the most "Star Wars-y" version of Solo that I could. And I was glad I did! I'm not a huge fan of Solo, but this edit made it a lot more enjoyable for some reason. I may be mis-remembering the original, but the characters seemed more tolerable and the story seemed to flow much better, especially when watching this edit in sequence with the rest of the franchise.
Can't wait to check out Rise of the Rebellion for the fifth film in my rewatch!
Why couldn't they release this in theatres? Another great edit by DigModiFicaTion!
I finally got around to giving this edit a watch, and I was not disappointed. I haven't given this film the same sort of close look I have to the saga films, and remember my three previous viewings as somewhat ho-hum. I really enjoyed it this time around, with DigMod's edit flashing across my screen. In fairness, it might be partly due to having given Solo a rest and returning later with fresh eyes. It wasn't until I read the cutlist that I started to remember bits and pieces that he had removed seamlessly.
If you'd have asked me, I would have told you I didn't think optical wipe transitions would have been necessary, and I don't think they are, but they really did feel nice to have. The visual work that (I'm told, because I sure wouldn't have noticed) was necessary in a few places was seamless, as was 100% of the audio work. I listened on a good (stereo) system and noticed no issues, and I'm somewhat of a stickler on that stuff. I wonder if it would have been better to allow the "we'll have you flying in no time" gag to remain since the added optical wipe transition there does not allow for any new material to be seen.
The opening 'Fox' fanfare and SW opening crawl worked better than I thought they would, though I would still prefer if the same content were presented with the blue ALTAIAGFFA text. Just a personal preference; the editor's intentions are implemented effectively.
The film doesn't feel edited at all, apart from the opening crawl. I appreciate giving the implication that Han came up with the 'Solo' surname himself, rather than a hokey moment in which an Imperial officer assigns it to him. In the new canon, we know Solo was an improvised name anyway, so this change almost certainly won't be sniped by any future Star Wars works. Removing the Maul cameo was much appreciated, and removes a serious WTF moment many audience members had who hadn't cared to venture deep into what I still consider to be rather ugly cartoons. L3 wasn't nearly as annoying this time around, though there were only a few moments I consciously noted had been removed as I was watching, the remainder going undetected.
I was genuinely surprised at the extent to which I enjoyed my viewing experience, and it seems this edit is greater than the sum of its individual trims. Fantastic work; it makes me glad that I don't have to trudge into the muck of this film myself. Very, very well done.
An amazing edit, highly recommended!
I did not like the theatrical release of Solo. I thought it was a bad case of fan-service, coupled with cringe-worthy dialogues. I gave this edit a chance because of my good experience with previous edits by DigModiFicaTion. And indeed - it was a delight.
As other commenters have mentioned, the first big difference is the color palette - gone is the blue hue, and everything feels more alive. The editing is wonderful, and I had to go over the changes list to find out exactly how many bits were removed. Honestly - I don't miss any of those bits, and the plot moves perfectly without them.
Moreover, removing the sexual innuendo between Lando and L3 turned their relationship into a more relatable one, and helps with immersion into the film. Additionally, trimming the explicit calls for rebellion helped shape L3's character as more than a caricature.
All in all - this edit is not only enjoyable, but re-watchable.