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
  • NTSC DVD-9
  • AVI/MKV
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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9.6
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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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I was really looking forward to this edit being a fan of all things X-Men but I have to say i was disappointed with this edit. After an hour I was struggling to continue to watch it due to the amount of continuity errors that really took me out of the edit .

It didn’t need two introduction

Continuity issues were addressed with the removal of Kitty Pryde in X1 but then she’s in X2 and then X3 she’s played by a different actress. Same problem with Pyro

The deleted scenes shouldn’t have been included due to the drop in quality as it just takes you out of the edit

Xaviers suit changes from dark blue to grey when visiting Eric

Jeans hair style changes from one scene to another (the inclusion of the deleted scene from X1 her hair is long next scene is back to being short again)

wolverine’s clothes change from the bar scene to when we see him at the dam

How doe’s Eric know so much about the Wolverine when he’s been in prison all this time, the first time he’s meet him is at the camp fire

Way too many scenes of Wolverine/Jean romance and Wolverine/Scott rivalry have been removed. Wolverines reaction after Jean’s death seem’s alitttle out of the blue because of this

The deleted fight scene between Wolverine and Lady Deathstrike has wire’s that are clearly visible it’s inclusion in this edit is shocking

The third film really wasn’t needed the editor created a new film out of X1 and X2 which ran for 2hours. The main problem with the third film is that it had too much story for such a short running time (104mins). Here the problem remains only it’s been crammed into 75mins.

Both Todd and Sabertooth are were told associates of Magneto yet in X3 he’s recruiting mutants. They should have been removed from the film. Just why is Sabertooth attacking Wolverine for any way?

To many scenes of kitty and Colouss are removed though at the end their suddenly X-men

I’m really disappointed that so many mistakes have been made given that the editor has shown what a great job in combing the first two x-men movies.the edit felt like a work in progress.

Overall 5/10

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February 22, 2009 @ 2:56 am

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