Never seen either of the official cuts, bought the Blu-ray for the sole purpose of seeing this edit after watching Wraith's "Requiem War" distillation of the original trilogy about a year ago. From the cutlist it sounds as either this or Wakeupkeo's newly-produced "Mangold Extended Edit" will be my go-to versions, it's so refreshing to have a more grounded story than that typical of the genre nowadays, which I been weary of for a good few years.
Technical aspects all looked and sounded good, great quality to my eyes and ears (LQ v3 with 6 GB file and 317 kbps audio) with no ugly cuts that I noticed. The only thing I was a little surprised at was the relatively quick conclusion to the final fight, but maybe that is result of being conditioned to examples that occupy much more significant fractions of a film's runtime.
Thanks to both the creators for putting this together, seems to me so far that this franchise is best experienced through edits!
This Fanedit is my go go version to me, 'cause I remember watching the Theatrical thinking that like ''there some flaws but it looks nice''.
But then when I read a information about James Mangold original idea for this movie, I felt suprised, that the Villians, the viper, and the Mariko's grandfather (being a villiain too) was like any kind of Superhero movie would be, but for him, it wasn't, and I kinda like his original Idea, it make me imagine a while watching the Theatrical and Extended Cut a whole different film with his Idea.
Now the visual still looks great, the Audio it needs a little work on that, but anyway, looks good, the narrative with this version looked interested, except the ending, I prefer the alternative ending where Yukio gives Logan the Wolverine suit, you know what I mean? Still, looks good, and I don't care what anyone says, James's Idea looks much better without villians, and I wish James could watch his idea coming to light, thanks to us Fanedits.
So that's why this version is a go go to me, I definetly recommend this edit, it looks great.
I don't have much to say, I enjoyed this edit a lot! I like the original but this is cool, seeing what could have been or what original intentions were. My only hitch was the audio I guess. There were some spots here or there where it was weird but I also don't understand how any of this gets put together so I find the work that Wakeupkeo has done here as amazing still. And again, this is worth watching!
I watched this movie in the original version many moons ago, so this was a nice reminder of how cool it actually was. It is a bit of an odd mix to have Wolverine mixed with the Japanese culture, however I always was drawn a bit to comics where the heroes were out of their elements and the story took place in a "non typical" environment for them. It always felt like a "special edition" to me.
This edit took out the best of this mix and of this "special edition story". It is funny, because even back then when I watched the theatrical cut of this movie I hated the original ending. This one feels kind of abrupt to me in one way since subliminary the movie seems to move to a specific climax that kind of never comes, but maybe that's just because I saw the original ending, hard to say.
Anyway this edit is fantastic and really makes me want to read an X-man / Wolverine comic now :)
Thanks for the hard work!