Wolverine and the X-Men
- PAL DVD-5
commentary track with cast and crew
added the wolverine Japanese bar scene
removed magento’s flashback scene (great scene it was remade for the first class film)
removed kitty pryde and pyro
removed Charles’s line about meeting erik when he was 17
removed line about erik helping charles build cerebo
removed notion that xavier didn’t know about magento’s helmet blocking his powers
removed line yellow spandex line
removed storms line about what happens to toad
removed bryan singers flashback scenes and replaced them with scenes from origins
x-men origins: wolverine cuts
removed the team x sequences
victor creed no longer goes by that name
kayla no-longer a mutant
victor and logan no longer brothers
wolverine doesn't volunteer for the weapon x programme
everything after agent zero helicopter crash has been cut
The editing is well done. The things that bother me most about these movies are the inconsistencies, which is precisely what this version addresses. It seems the dvd version was the source rather than the blu-ray so it is not available in HD, however I still would rather watch this version than the official HD version. One thing to note that I found odd, the artwork says it has 5.1 but it actually only has stereo. 5.1 would have been great of course, but since not all fanedits have it, it's not a huge deal that it's missing. Still seems strange to advertise it in the artwork if it isn't present.
The problem with a film franchise is that when you have multiple films all going off in different directions, the underlying story tends to get a bit lost. The most obvious example of this would be Star Wars, but X-Men has it's own timeline that has started to get a bit convoluted (Especially since the release of X-Men: First Class). Leeroy has seamlessly replaced the flashbacks about Wolverine's past with the ones from the Wolverine film. He's also removed the characters that were played by different actors in this film, and they're not missed. These changes really help tie this one in to the rest of the series. Will be using this edit when I have my X-Men marathon before Days of Future Past is released next year.
February 10, 2012 @ 3:24 am
Technically, this is a fantastic edit. But it didn't really change the movie too much for me to consider revisiting this version again.