Superman III: The Definitive Smallville Cut

Superman III: The Definitive Smallville Cut

 
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Superman III: The Definitive Smallville Cut
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie Title:
Franchise:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1983
Original Running Time:
120
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
103
Time Cut:
23
Time Added:
4
Brief Synopsis:
A serious & dark version of Superman III using Smallville elements from Superman I & IV, but without the continuity errors & with the Evil Computer.
Intention:
To improve on my original Superman III edit by sorting out the continuity errors & putting back in the Evil Computer.
Additional Notes:
persons involved: Film edited by Father Merrin Edited Co-written by Zarius (The Junkyard Cut) Superman Titles SFX by Sepharih Idea for SI Lana/Clark & SIV Smallville Scenes by bionicbob
Other Sources:
Superman I & IV
Release Information
NTSC DVD-5
Special Features
Credits & Trailer
Cuts and Additions:
1 (Prologue) Clark & Lana to Jonathan Kent���s attack (SI)
2 New Opening Credits
3 Daily Planet (Edited Slightly)
4 Gus at Work 1 (Edited Slightly)
5 Clark Morning (Re-Edited Medium SIV)
6 Gus at Work 2 (Edited Slightly)
7 Factory Fire (Edited Medium)
8 Stealing Discovery (Edited Medium)
9 Lana at Dance
10 Gus Meets Boss (Edited Medium)
11 Lana Dance Tidy Up
12 Gus & Boss Plan
13 Clark Bowling
14 Gus Hacks PC (Edited Heavily)
15 Columbia (Edited Heavily)
16 Clark & Lana Picnic
17 Ski Slope (Edited Heavily)
18 Satellite Gets Kryptonite
19 Clark Daily Planet (Edited Slightly)
20 Gus Gets Kryptonite
21 Gus & Superman (Edited Slightly)
22 Lana & Superman
23 Superman Late
24 Gus & Boss on Phone
25 Superman Olympics
26 Gus & Boss Talk
27 Superman Destroys Fortress of Solitude (Edited Heavily SII Donner Cut)
28 Gus with Boss & Oil Tankers (Edited Slightly)
29 Gus Hacks Another PC
30 Lana on Phone
31 At The Petrol Station
32 Superman Drunk
33 Superman Vs Clark
34 Superman Oil Fix
35 Superman Vs Evil Computer (Edited Medium)
36 Lana Ring
37 Daily Planet
38 Clark at Farm (Edited Slightly SIV)
39 The Fortress of Solitude Re-built (Edited Medium SII Donner Cut)
39 End Credits
Cover art by Father Merrin (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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Review by white43 — March 18, 2008 @ 9:58 pm

Father Merrin – what can I say? I absolutely LOVE this cut!

I will admit that I always enjoyed Superman 3 – I love Richard Pryor, but you’ve done what was necessary. You’ve turned a film about Richard Pryor, with Superman in it – to a Superman film, with Richard Pryor supporting in it.

Removing all the silly comedic moments reduces Pryor and Pamela Stevenson to proper support characters. The film is about Clark Kent – it’s about him returning to his life in Smallville and it works! Really clever editing and restructuring really make this film worthwhile. The elements you have lifted from I and IV at Smallville make this all worthwhile. Lana even becomes more significant….she now feels like Clarks proper soul mate.

There are a few scenes that are a little short and the only one I have a gripe with, would be Supermans destruction of the fortress of ice. It’s too short, it feels a little out of place and until Supermans apparent ‘rebuild’ at the end it makes no sense.

Gus Gorman now feels like a bungling computer programmer, less comedic, more a victim of circumstance, much better.

An altogether darker approach and a worthwhile sequel…nice work. Well done!

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