Revenant: The Spence Edit, The

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Revenant: The Spence Edit, The
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Original Release Date:
2015
Original Running Time:
156
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Fanedit Running Time:
120
Time Cut:
36
Brief Synopsis:
A shorter, more focused adventure/survival tale.
Intention:
Remove many of the dream sequences, flashbacks. and other artsy stuff to make a briskly paced adventure.
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
- Subplot of the chiefs daughter is greatly shortened.
- Dream sequences are compacted to only one scene.
- Much of the story that doesn't center on Glass has been truncated.
- Horse shelter sequence removed.
- Many small cuts for time and/or pacing.

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9.2
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9.5(8)
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This edit was exactly what I was looking for, A more focused narrative that focused on the main story. The editing was excellent, Someone who had never seen this movie wouldn’t know anything was changed.

The only downside is the quality of the video and especially the audio is pretty bad. A beautiful movie like this deserves a high quality version!

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Excellent fan edit turned a great film into a masterpiece.

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Bloody Brilliant! Spence has edited a much more tighter and better version of the movie. The removal of the various flashbacks and the chief searching for his daughter subplot was seamlessly removed that after I finished watching this edit I had to go back to see what was actually cut from the movie since I last watched it on DVD. One change I did realise was cut and was the gory horse scene which worked surprising well left out. I also really love the repurposing of the flashbacks scene moved to the healing scene, it felt so much more natural. Overall a much more fantastic, tighter, more focused edit that makes the movie feel less pretentious and keeps the momentum and interest all the way through the movie.

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9.8
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10.0
For ages I've been looking forward to watching Return of the Jedi: The Spence Edit, and this did not disappoint! Inexplicably, though, the entire story takes place on Hoth, and the cinematography seems oddly more fluid than I recall.

Also, this edit was billed as Ewokless, but far as I can tell, everybody looks like a grizzled Ewok, just larger.

Loved the rancor scene.

My only nitpicks would be an "it's" misuse in the burnt-in subtitles and that in a few spots, the audio crackled.

But honestly, I tremendously enjoyed this refreshing take on an old favorite. The Jedi truly returns in badassed muthafucka form.
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This is a fantastic edit. Spence does more than just reduce the run-time here. My biggest gripe with the film was the mystical on-the-nose stuff. I was excited to see that most of it had been removed and repurposed to the one place where it fits (the spiritual dream as he healed). It works so much better. But beyond that, taking away those sidebars allows the viewer to remain with Glass which makes the film a much better experience. I enjoyed the theatrical version quite a lot but felt a bit disjointed when I was busy rolling my eyes every twenty minutes at a flashback. Also gone is the chief searching for his daughter. It is hard to say definitively but I believe if I had never seen the film the edit would have no trouble selling the idea of who she is. Really, the visuals say it all. So again, the focus makes this experience better.

Then there's the ending. It was very well done. I re-watched the theatrical ending after to figure out why it felt better, more visceral and tighter. The edit flowed coherently and I didn't notice what was changed. Great job with the ending. A lot of oners were broken up. I wish more could have but upon a revisit to the theatrical again as much was done as probably could be, and a lot was broken up. I didn't notice everything because it just feels better and doesn't draw attention to the camera, which plays well here.

The video quality was very good for the filesize but since it was quite small it wasn't as sharp as my blu-ray. Spence previously said he had a higher quality version available so I'd love to check it out and update this.

Cheers, Spence. Great job with this one.
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