Star Wars: The Rise of Vader


Updated: 27th May 2024

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Faneditor: LordAlvarezEdits  
Fanedit Type: FanMix
Fanedit Release Date: 11th March 2024
Fanedit Runtime: 3h:43m:22s
Time Cut: 3h:8m:0s
Time Added: 0h:0m:0s
Franchise: Star Wars
Genre: ActionAdventureFantasySci-Fi
Original Title: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)   Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)   Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)   
Original Release Date: 1st January 2005
Original Runtime: 6h:51m:0s
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Certificate: 12A
Format: Digital
Resolution: 1080p
Sound Mix: Stereo
Language: English
Subtitles: No
 

Synopsis:

The story of Anakin Skywalker, his training at the hands of his master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and his eventual fall to the dark side.


Intentions:

The prequel trilogy is filled with fun moments and cool set pieces. Sadly, a lot of those moments and set pieces are surrounded by scenes that are a slog to get through and really don't add much to the overall story. Things like the trade federation issues in Episode I or the less than stellar dialogue between Padme and Anakin in Episode 2 can really bring down the overall viewing experience. This is a really great story and I wanted to make this edit for those who have not seen these movies in a long time (or maybe ever). The goal was to make the story of Anakin's fall to the dark side fit into one long, but concise movie.


Change List:

[Smaller edits may be done as well that are not part of this list of bigger edits.] 1. A new opening crawl with the new title of the film. 2. The movie opens with Padme being saved by the Jedi on Naboo. 3. The movie moves quickly to the Jedi landing on Tatooine. 4. JarJar is not deleted entirely from the movie but he has little-to-no lines and is considered much more of a background character. 5. Maul is seen for the first time in the first 10 minutes of the movie rather than around the 40 minute mark like in the theatrical cut. 6. The pod race is still included but it is trimmed down a bit because I just felt it was too long. 7. Everything with the Gungans is gone. No trip to Gungan city, no Gungan meeting with Padme. No fight in the second half of the movie. 8. Anakin flying in the ship is gone. 9. Dual of the Fates is the only real fight at the end. Almost all of the Padme and her company fighting through the building is gone. She is still clearly fighting with her company but after they leave the Jedi they are not seen again. 9. The first movie ends at Qui-Gon's funeral and fades into the second movie just before Padme's ship blows up. 10. The vehicle chase through the city is cut down. 11. Greater emphasis is put on Obi-Wan's journey & Anakin and Padme scenes are trimmed or cut fully. 12. Anakin killing the sand people is still included but the aftermath is cut down. I liked the idea of him not talking about what he went through and the anger just building rather than him having that outburst to Padme like he does in the theatrical edition. It seemed to fit better in his descent leading into the third movie. 13. The droid factory sequences are edited down. 14. The second movie ends just after Padme and Anakin get married and cuts to Anakin and Obi-Wan flying towards the grevious ship. Three years have passed. 15. Some of the Grevious ship scenes are cut to make it flow better. 16. A faster pace is given to Anakin's concern about Padme's child making his spiral out of control more impactful. 17. Obi-Wan and Grevious scenes are intact but some small cuts have been made to speed it up. 18. In the theatrical cut Yoda fighting Palpatine and Anakin fighting Obi-Wan was stitched together. I never liked this as I felt it took away a lot of the drama of the Anakin and Obi-Wan fight every time we cut away from them. I have re-edited it so the Yoda and Palpatine flight takes place before the Anakin and Obi-Wan fight. That fight between the two Jedi is now one long sequence. 19. The movie ends with Vader and Palpatine watching the Death Star be built.


Additional Notes:

My edits are really for people who want to get the story without having to watch hours on hours of content. I like to shorten films, or sets of films, into digestible content that lets you understand everything the director was trying to show in much less time.


Other Sources:

Special Shoutout to Samuel Kim music on YouTube for the end credits music.


Special Thanks:

My brother for being the first person to watch it and give me notes before the full release.


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