Thor: Ragnarok - Sakaaran Edition

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Tagline:
No Hammer. No Doctor. No Problem.
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Original Release Date:
2017
Original Running Time:
130
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Fanedit Running Time:
129
Time Cut:
10
Time Added:
9
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Brief Synopsis:
The Sakaaran Edition aims to create the longest cut of Thor; Ragnarok using all of the legally available material with finished VFX, This cut reinserts the alternate Odin death scene, as originally shown to take place in New York rather than Norway as shown in many early trailers.

Five new alternate, extended and deleted scenes have been reinserted into the film, adding nine minutes of new footage into the film.
Intention:
I wanted to created an alternate cut of the film, with the original Odin death that was seen in the early trailers taking place in New York. The release of the scene in the Infinity Saga boxset prompted me to create something that wasn't really an extended edition fully as it's shorter than the theatrical, but an alternate look at what an early cut of the film could of looked like before the reshot Norway stuff was inserted into the film. This cut also removes Doctor Strange due to the lack of legally available material to show him in this version as the theatrical reshoots have him send Thor and Loki to Norway, as it doesn't work in this new cut.
Other Sources:
- 3D Blu-Ray
- Standard 2D Blu-Ray "Thor Meets the Grandmaster, Skurge Sees Heimdall and Grandmaster and Topaz"
- The Infinity Saga Bonus Disc "Odin in the Alley"
- Promotional Material "Travel to Asgard"
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
- Deleted and Unused Workprint Scenes
- Alternate and Cut Trailer Scenes
Editing Details:
The 3D Blu-Ray is used as the source for the IMAX sequences. Liberties have been taken to transition in and out of these scenes in a somewhat more seemless way. Not all the IMAX shots have been used as I think the only one left out is some brief shots on Asgard early on that were less than 10 seconds, that didn't justify the ratio shift for me. Other than that, all the IMAX scenes are intact, with the exclusion of the Norway Odin death.
Cuts and Additions:
- Cut Dr Strange's appearence and the Norway visit, as the film goes from straight from Asgard to the NY alley with Odin
- Added extra intro with the Grandmaster
- Added Skurge seeing Heimdall helping Asgardian Refugees, and choosing not to intervene
- Added Grandmaster talking with Topaz about universal symbols
- Moved Grandmaster post-credits scene to after the Revengers take out Topaz
- Trimmed some minor material with the travel to Asgard within the Devil's Anus to accommodate...
- Added Thor and Banner talking about loss on the way to Asgard

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The sakaaran edit was very fun to watch. I really enjoyed the alternate odin death scene where we see him in new york instead of Norway. This version gives a more dramatic entrance for Hela and gives the audience a reason to want her stopped. It's much clearer to us that she is the bad guy and not a misunderstood child we could have seen her as previously. The removal of dr strange scenes were also a success.
I did however notice a reinserted scene that hadn't been fully cgi completed by marvel so there was an awkward part with bats flying around the room after meeting the grand master that should have been left out as they make the overall cut look less professional. I also thought the grandmasters hand gestures sequence could have been removed as that went on far too long. I appreciate the editor was aiming for the longest possible version but these parts didnt add anything to the plot and took away some interest

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I remembere kind of liking the theatrical cut, but it kind of dragged a little bit. Though i was interested how i feel about bobson´s extented version and surprisingly i liked it more than the theatrical. Perhaps it´s due to the added scenes but definetly because of the Odin death in NY, it´s so much more satisfying and dramatic, i don´t know why they changed it.
So, bravo Bobson, nothing to criticise because the editing on a technical level is seamlessly :) As always there nothing or very little to criticise regarding bobsons work.

Just the overall quality bitrate-wise is something i don´t like, but that´s personal preference

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As a big fan of the original I wasn't sure I needed or wanted an edit of it, but I checked this out anyway. I liked it very much. It was cool seeing the alternate version of Odin's death scene. It won't be my go-to version, but it is a nice alternative.

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Asgard as it gets... sorry. In all seriousness, in my opinion, the best of the franchise but more of it. The alternate odin scene is better and the unnecessary doctor strange cameo is gone. The deleted scenes are flawlessly reinserted. If you're a fan of marvel and thor what more could you ask for?
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Some people seem to be unhappy with the direction the character of thor was taken in the mcu, after the lackluster first two films, I can't understand this opinion. I would easily rank this at the top of the franchise with Gotg. Bobson has made this even more enjoyable with the seemless integration of deleted scenes and the alternative odin scene. If you liked the original, I can't recommend enough.
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