5 new edits this week:
“[Intention:] To uncover a solid (in slightly basic) detective story beneath the color and music distracting original that hasn’t aged well.”
The goal is to keep [Joss Whedon’s] original promise. Removing the worst of the humor, creating a threatening villain and tightening up the pace of the final act, transforming the movie from an underwhelming letdown into a worthwhile sequel to the original.
This Expanded version uses the Donner Cut as a basis, and adding in footage and scenes from the Theatrical Cut and a few other sources to try and to assemble a more complete version of Donner’s own cut.
The Shadow Knows celebrates the gorgeous sets and costumes (using the Shout Factory blu-ray as source) and Jerry Goldsmith’s score (adding cues from the Intrada CDs). Ying-Ko’s backstory is shown through three dreams, letting the film open in medias res on the bridge. The dreams build up in awfulness: recurring reminders of his ruthless past.
[Intention:] To give proper closure to Clark and Lois’ relationship in Superman: TAS and to move their relationship forward, and to give the show a fitting epilogue.