Serenity Chronicles III: Revelations
-Extended Kaylee and Jayne
-Deleted Inara and Sheydra
-Deleted Operative tracks Mal
-Extended River and Simon/Haven opening
-Deleted escape from companion training house
-Deleted Mal and Inara quiet moment
-Extended Mal and Operative coda
1 small few second trim to the ending so that as Serenity flies off into space nothing breaks off from the ship and we fade to black. The piece breaking off was a joke that I felt ruined the momentum built up by the emotional ending, especially when you accept that this is the finale to the story of the crew.
,,Unable to include Mal and Inara shuttle chase as no chase effects were done and the dialogue could not be put in elsewhere
Great edit of a great show. Me and my family had the best time watching this. From all the browncoats I want to thank you!
PS. I'm sure copying and pasting the same review for each of the movies is not the most professional thing to do but I really feel each of these edits are spectacular.
PPS. Well, I guess technically I haven't written the same review for each movie since I keep adding to each review. I wish to add to this review that I am so pissed that Mr. Whedon couldn't keep this ball rolling, at at least come back to it between Avenger movies. This trilogy really shows how much potential this series had. Well I did my part for the cause, I have three (3) preteens are now fans of the series/movies. Thanks again Ed.
A great edit, I only wish the trilogy lasted longer. Thanks MusicEd921, will definitely be re-watching again and again.
Yep, based on the original sources, this is a near flawless edit. (2 personal edit remarks mentioned below) I can't give a 9.9, so a 10 it is....
Deleted scenes added back in = amazing to flesh out the characters a bit more, love it. While the change video quality is obviously noticeable, the audio (which I think is more important in many respects) was perfect to my ears, well done.
Narrative-wise, yep - replaces the original. Absolutely. It's just plain better, enough said.
Spoiler alert? 2 minor PERSONAL quips: there is a slow fade used to transition from a Mal and Inara deleted scene to their ship in space - while the fade works artistically (I like it coming off their emotional exchange), it didn't look right for pacing and took me out of the moment. I understand that's probably the best you could do with the material, but I wonder if the reaction shot of Inara would have been better just cut. 2nd quip is the ending shot of Serenity being cut too quickly pacing-wise - took me out of the final moment sadly. Maybe it was on purpose as a metaphor: there wasn't enough, and it was over too quickly. ;)
These are both personal things, but wanting to also give constructive feedback - there it is. :)
Overall, well done on the trilogy, MusicEd - I was very pleased with the entire experience! Thank you!
I really wanted to see an extended cut of the Serenity movie!
This is it.
Your work convinces me that that FireFly should
continue as a movie series!
Audio & Video & Narrative edits just flowed so well.
The only thing to make these edits better would be the video to be in hi def 1080p!
Thank you MusicEd921!
I'm going to use the same review for all three parts of the Serenity Chronicles, because in my opinion, they need to be viewed as a complete package for maximum effect.
MusicEd921 does an outstanding job of tying together the entire series, plus the feature film Serenity, and condensing the essence of the show into 3 feature length DVDs. When I originally contacted MusicEd921 regarding these edits, I mentioned that I was planning a weekend binge-watch of the entire series plus Serenity, something that I do every year or so...
From now on, I'll be binging on these DVDs instead--they're THAT good.
I give a 9 rating on A/V quality solely because of the quality of some of the deleted scenes that were incorporated into the edits. As mentioned previously in other reviews, the quality of these scenes was lower simply because they were not remastered for the DVD release. Not MusicEd921's fault at all.
If you are a Firefly fan, you need to see these edits. :)