X-Men: Requiem War

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X-Men: Requiem War
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Original Release Date:
2001/2003/2006
Original Running Time:
100/128/99
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
196
Time Cut:
131
Time Added:
21
Brief Synopsis:
This is an ultimate re-cut of the X-Men Trilogy to make these characters closer to the comics and darker in nature. Cheesy lines were removed throughout, needless exposition was removed, dialogue trimmed for pace and repetitions were removed.
Intention:
The intention was to make these characters closer to the comics and darker in nature. Cheesy lines removed throughout, needless exposition removed, dialogued trimmed for pace and repetitions removed. Plot thread reworked and some dropped completely. Motivations tweaked.
Special Thanks:
I have been inspired by the Phantom Editor.
Using techniques described by the Phantom Editor I have attempted to recraft the Xmen trilogy into this.
I am grateful to all the comments and suggestions which led me to further polish this to where it is
especially Boon 23 who’s never ending support and candid comments make me see the error of my ways (and ditch the unworkable even if I love it…THANKS)
Release Information:
  • DVD
  • Digital
Special Features
The Dual DVD features some extras, motion menus and prime quality video and audio quality.
Editing Details:
XRW has 7 completely new scenes constructed to move the story on or combine multiple scenes to create a new drive, conclusion or eliminate duplication and redundancy
These scenes are (in no particular order for you to enjoy their appearance).

- A 2 new Cerbro Sequences
- A new ending
- A new climax (not at the end)
- A reworked crowd scene
- A new chat between major characters
- New title sequence
Cuts and Additions:

- the Rogue/Bobby sub plot love story is removed
- the train station attack and Ellis Island attack in X1 removed.
- Magneto starts of in jail…we don’t need to know why (you will see how it’s made to work)
- Also Mystique attacks upfront so that the senator is already her at the senate in X.
- The movie opens with X 3 opening and unused titles constructed from scratch.
- Angel subplot removed (but he is in it???…sorry not telling)
- Selected deleted scenes and new sequences were inserted to allow for better pacing or character development.
- Deleted scenes were finished off with sound effects and music where needed and aspect ratio corrected (where required)
- NOT all deleted scenes were used (I want to
tell a story, not cram all footage together for the sake of it)
- More music and unused cues were inserted to make certain scenes less empty
- Biggest headaches were the transitions between films which have been smoothed in a number of ways….(you need to watch to see how)
- No scene was left untouched.
- There are over 500 edits
Cover art by Wraith (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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Let me start by just giving "Wow!". X-Men: Requiem stands to be one of the greatest all time fan edits. The original X-Men films have always stood out to me as the OG of supehero movies, so this was a no brainer of a watch. I have viewed Wrath's previously edit build years back and fell in love with it. Now, with an updated version the adrenaline doubled up. No wait...tripled. The amount of precise attention and detail given is explicity amazing.

My goal now is to re-watch X-Men (2000), X2: X-Men Unites(2003) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) to nitpick their flaws that Wraith has doubled down and fixed. If I ever want to watch the X-Men trilogy again (which i probably will) this edit is the way to go.

Now, I only have watched this in standard definition but that didn't stop me from having a good time. I am now anxiously awaiting the upcoming high definition version. Wraith is geniously and uniquely talented and should not go overlooked. I highly reccomend everyone to experience and bask over the glory.


Cheers Wraith to all you do and for whatever lies ahead. Congratulations!!!

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I love this edit so much. The way that Wraith had combined the original trilogy was great. The story now focuses on both Jean Grey and Logan (but mostly on Jean, actually), and although minor characters have taken a back seat in this edit (like Rogue, Kitty, etc.), it does not bother me at all. But then again, I can understand if others might find it jarring, especially if they are looking at the smallest details and the like. I just found a couple of ghost frames and audio jumps here and there, but as Wraith have said to me, those will be cleaned up with the upcoming update. All in all, the editing was superb. I can feel the passion Wraith have put into this edit. Looking forward to the updates (especially the HD update), and also the sequel.

By the way, I've watched the updated SD version with the new ending.

Finally, I would like to say that this will be my go-to version for revisiting the franchise now. And I would highly recommend this to others, even on first time viewers. Thank you so much for sharing! :)

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Original review from 12-08-2011, 02:43 AM
Wraith, you are a man of great talents. Thank you for sharing this project with us all. I was absolutely blown away by your edit, and I'm now no longer embarrassed to have the official releases on my shelf. They will likely go sit in a box somewhere and collect dust (along with my Star Wars prequels and the ST:TNG movies). This fanedit will be burned to disc and put in their place. Totally stellar effort.

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Although it's been a while since I've seen this series, I think this edit is infinitely more satisfying than the original trilogy. I'm not sure if every copy is like this (and I struggled to find even one), but there was some audio sync issues early on (only off by about half a second). I may have found version 1 instead of version 2, although I don't really know. I originally desperately tried to find Wraith's original trilogy edit but in the end I'm glad I watched this instead. It seems the other trilogy edit had over an hour more included (and wasn't rearranged nearly as well as this is), and honestly even with some weird dialogue from time to time, I think this flowed better all the way through. I'm also not sure I would want to sit for 4 hours and 20 minutes and watch the minutiae of every relationship they tried to cram into the damn trilogy (or over 6 for the original trilogy, talk about excruciating).

So while yes a lot of character motivations have been glossed over and we may not feel all the appropriate emotional beats, in terms of action and plotting this edit is king. If you want a streamlined story where every subplot isn't explored (and I feel like a lot of the included rogue/iceman scenes should have been cut) then this works really well. A few times in the edit its unclear why someone said something (due to the reordering) but I would say 90% of the time it works.

But then again it totally depends on what you want out of the trilogy. Wraith has given us about as close as you can get to a true live action Phoenix/Dark Phoenix saga as we'll ever get, and I in particular really appreciate the darker less cheesy tone throughout. I think you executed your vision for a more serious trilogy that's not tailored to children/all audiences and I think the trilogy is better off for it.

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