Hi everyone! So I thought I was done with fanedits after making J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Guess not! For my second fanedit, I’ve decided to make a version of Rogue One that revolves entirely around the Battle of Scarif. This was the most exciting sequence in the film by far, and I feel would make for an exciting short film.
In order to make The Battle of Scarif stand on its own (meaning you wouldn’t necessarily need to see all of Rogue One to understand what happens in this cut), I’m making the following edits and adjustments:
So there you go. If you’re in the mood to watch Rogue One but would rather skip the attempts at character development and Forest Whitaker’s pet tentacle monster, pull up Rogue One: The Battle of Scarif and jump straight to the ‘splosions. As with my Hobbit fanedit, The Battle of Scarif will be edited in HD with 5.1 surround sound to ensure the highest possible audio/visual quality. I'm already 80-90% finished with the edit, and will likely release it in the next few weeks. In the meantime, head over to the VIDEOS PAGE where I'll be uploading scene excerpts for your enjoyment. Thanks!
4/23/2017 07:30:20 am
This sounds excellent. I look forward to seeing you fanedit!
4/24/2017 07:27:59 pm
I don't know if you accept any suggestions or if it's too late to ask, but I think, and some might agree and others might not but hear me out.
4/25/2017 06:03:01 am
Hi Peter, thanks for the suggestions. Can I ask why you think the Death Star should be removed, and why we shouldn't see the fate of Cassian and Jyn?
5/12/2017 02:32:34 pm
I agree with Dustin, on both accounts. The plans were "beamed" to the Tantive in a way.
4/25/2017 10:02:38 am
In A New Hope we're given the impression that the Death Star was never used or fully operational not like what we've seen in Rogue One where it's used willy nilly. And I've heard many people say they would've liked it if Jyn and Cassian lived.
4/26/2017 11:12:47 am
In A New Hope, there's an Imperial commander who says "until this station is fully operational, we are vulnerable." Tarkin also says "I think it is time we demonstrate the full power of this station."
4/26/2017 02:34:31 pm
In regards to Jyn and Cassian not existing in the OT, don't be one of those people, please. It is a big galaxy and a big rebellion, after all. Just because Gareth Edwards is short-sighted doesn't mean you have to be too. One explanation that they could have used to get around it was to have Jyn and Cassian med-evac off Scarif and spent all of A New Hope aboard the Medical Frigate (the one from ESB) bedridden and healing up.
5/4/2017 03:48:11 pm
Peter . . Jesus dude!! The guy spent time making this to share for free. You don't have to turn into a whiny little bitch because he didn't do what you asked him to do AFTER the edit was finished and published. "Don't screw up" and "I thought you could've made the movie worth watching" are the most dick, entitled, whiny statements I've ever seen in response to a FREE fan offering.
5/4/2017 05:45:49 pm
Great work on this fan edit. Don't worry about these weird haters. My only comment is that the file doesn't seem to have 5.1 surround sound. When playing through Plex or Direct on the PS4 it shows up as stereo. But perhaps it's just something weird with my set up.
5/4/2017 07:08:58 pm
Thanks Hans. This version of the fan edit is only in stereo however. I wanted to make the May 4 release, and prepping a 5.1 version would have taken a lot more time. I am hoping to make a 5.1 version available soon however.
5/4/2017 05:52:00 pm
FYI This is how Plex sees it:
5/9/2017 06:27:25 pm
I was wondering when someone was going to get around to doing this. I've been saying ever since December that it needed to be about 40 minutes tops. I still don't agree with some things done here, but it's better than fast-forwarding and skipping through the official release.
5/9/2017 07:09:09 pm
Thanks for the comment! I'm sure you understand it's impossible to please everyone...many people enjoyed seeing Mustafar in Rogue One, including myself. The prequels weren't masterpieces but they did a great job of expanding the Star Wars universe and showing us cool new worlds. Plus, Rogue One is technically a prequel too!
5/9/2017 07:11:04 pm
Sorry but I had to come back. Unfortunately, after only 5 minutes of viewing, I had to delete this. As a fan editor, it should be known to not fiddle with Vader's dialog. It was very jarring and off-putting. The different levels and different effects used on the voice through the years make it a big-no-no to try and manipulate. It takes the viewer out of the experience faster than the prequel music and sounds did on the previews. Gareth Edwards' film is a cluster**** no doubt, but unfortunately this edit is just a shorter one. Maybe as time and technology go on, this can be pulled together. Good luck.
10/26/2017 09:47:02 pm
11/7/2020 02:54:42 am
Get a grip.
5/9/2017 07:59:59 pm
Dustin, thank you! Someone who understands how much music means to a movie. I really enjoyed watching your version of rogue one much more than the original version. It's so much more like Star Wars and had me on the edge of my seat for that battle, unlike when I saw it in the theater. I really appreciate the time and effort you put into this I hope others do too. Well done! I used to only enjoy the last 5 minutes of Rogue One, not anymore!
5/9/2017 08:33:46 pm
Jeff, to be clear, Harmy's Despecialized Edition is a restoration, not a fan edit.
5/10/2017 03:12:35 am
The fan edit is great, though you did say that the Leia scene was cut, but it's still in there, so I don't know what you changed your mind or if the ending just didn't work without it. I've got no problems with the Leia scene to begin with, so I'm not complaining, just curious.
5/10/2017 11:18:48 am
I just changed my mind with Leia's scene. The CGI bothers me but it ends the film on a better note than Vader watching the blockade runner get away.
5/19/2017 08:34:26 am
What about having the voice of Leia, but speaking her line of "Hope" while her back is to the camera and we see her hair buns?
5/11/2017 02:58:36 pm
Fantastic edit! The John Williams music you added in works surprisingly well for all scenes! Also what's the music score that starts at 32:15? It sounds amazing.
5/12/2017 06:52:17 am
Thanks! The track title is Escape from Cloud City/Hyperspace from Empire Strikes Back. You can listen to it here https://youtu.be/dQw4w9WgXcQ
8/19/2019 08:48:17 pm
Um... Have I just been rickrolled? :-)
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