The Sandman
Synopsis: "Upon escaping after decades of imprisonment by a mortal wizard, Dream, the personification of dreams, sets about to reclaim his lost equipment."

Edit summary: Most of this show is contrived netflix garbage, but there's a small segment in the middle of the show that has a completely different tone and makes for an interesting short film, so I've cut out that section and combined it with a bit of backstory to round it out. Additionally the image scaling is changed a bit to remove the vertical stretch that the producers put on the image to make it "dreamlike" since it's annoying at best and literally nauseating to some people.
Newsroom
Synopsis: "Aaron Sorkin created this HBO drama, which centers on a cable news channel trying to return credibility to journalism despite plenty of resistance. Jeff Daniels stars as the ambitious anchor of a nightly news show, and Sam Waterston plays his boss."
(Synopsis compliments of Netflix)


Edit summary: Removed the Maggie/Jim romance subplot and cut large swathes of season 2 and 3 to remove the Snowden-type conspiracy plot, trimming it down to a show about people wanting to bring back real news, without any grand conspiracies or dramas.
Survivors
Synopsis: "When a lethal flu virus ravages the global population, Abby Grant (Julie Graham) begins a search for her missing son, and soon becomes the leader of a small group of survivors trying to live in a world thrown into chaos. As Abby follows clues to her boy's whereabouts, her band must compete for scarce resources with violent gangs, a strange cult leader and more. This remake of the 1970s British TV drama of the same name co-stars Max Beesley."
(Synopsis compliments of Netflix)


Edit summary: Removed most of the sci-fi or supernatural elements and focused on the realistic pandemic storyline of the first season - most of the second season is cut.

Ver7: Remastered as 1080p edit
Don't Say A Word
Synopsis: "Ruthless crook Patrick Koster (Sean Bean) and his partner kidnap Jessie to force Jessie's therapist father, Nathan (Michael Douglas), to help coax a mysterious code number from a traumatized teen girl (Brittany Murphy)."

Edit summary: This edit cuts back on the mother, daughter, and police woman scenes in favor of a quicker and less interrupted suspenseful ride. The police scenes in particular feel like a third wheel until late in the film, and the mother/daughter scenes don't do much beyond belatedly fleshing out the characters a bit more.
Richie Rich
Synopsis: "The colorful son of the richest man in the world must save the day when scheming henchmen try to take over his family's vast business empire."

Edit summary: This edit cuts the Mount Richmore plot and other over-the-top silliness, for a shorter, darker, and more linear story. It becomes a short film about Richie finding friends rather than the original villain plot.
I Used To Be Famous
Synopsis: "Follows Vince, a desperate former popstar who dreams of making a comeback. An impromptu jam session with autistic young drummer Stevie sparks an unexpected friendship between the two misunderstood musicians."

Edit summary: Trimmed a bunch of the drum circle and music industry scenes to make the film more character and relationship focused.
The Mentalist
Synopsis: "Simon Baker (in his first Emmy-nominated role) stars as Patrick Jane, a rogue detective and case-cracking consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation -- a far cry from his last gig as a semi-famous "psychic medium" with no paranormal abilities. Despite his bogus past, Patrick's charm and powers of observation endear him to the CBI team -- except for Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney), who doesn't care for his antics. Tim Kang and Amanda Righetti also star."
(Synopsis compliments of Netflix)


Edit summary: Cut the majority of the cop procedural episodes that had no relevance to the Red John plot, keeping only a handful of the more interesting ones, and streamlined the RJ storyline. Some episodes are rearranged and altered to create a better overall flow with the much shorter series length.
Alice in Borderland
Synopsis: "Obsessed gamer Arisu suddenly finds himself in a strange, emptied-out version of Tokyo in which he and his friends must compete in dangerous games in order to survive."

Edit summary: The first season is left mostly intact, just removing some bad cgi and a lot of unnecessary backstory flashbacks that are supposed to give characters depth or meaning but just end up feeling like a waste of time.

The second season is a much deeper cut, fixing a bunch of poor dialogue and the super heavy-handed plot-hinting, and removing numerous slow sections to match the pace of the first season. It feels like they started trying too hard to be deep and it just doesn't come across as genuine without a heavy edit to strip and trim it. Also significantly changed the ending to remove the fanservice.
Star Wars
Synopsis: "Star Wars is a space fantasy that follows a group of characters with special powers who participate in the struggle for the fate of the galaxy, with the Empire trying to seize control and crush the Rebellion. The series is split into three trilogies, Episode 4-6 were created first, then a prequel trilogy (Episode 1-3) was released, giving the origin story for some of those characters. Finally episodes 7-9 basically reboot the series and poorly recreate the main plot from episodes 4-6 to "continue" the series with new actors in a cash grab for a new generation."

Edit summary: Ep1: Cut a ton of Jar Jar Binks scenes and some bad CGI, heavy trims to the pod racing to improve the pace of the film.

Ep2: Cut some Jar Jar Binks scenes, some bad acting moments, a bunch of droid slapstick, and streamlines other scenes for pacing.

Ep3: Cut the missiles and buzz droids in the intro, the back half of the General Grievous fight, streamlined some of the lightsaber fights to be a little less "dramatic", and trimmed quite a bit of bad acting and dialogue.

Ep4: Cut a little bad CGI, lame lightsaber moments, lightsaber jump cuts, and a long unnecessary droid scene, plus a few trims to fix some plot holes.

Ep5: Cut the random yeti plot, the cave, and Yoda acting crazy. Trimmed a couple iconic but poorly acted moments.

Ep6: Cut some bad CGI, and some parts of the Ewok battle.

Ep7-9: Trash bin
Harry Brown
Synopsis: "A recently widowed former Royal Marine, decides to take action against the teenage drug dealers terrorizing and killing the residents of his South London neighborhood."

Edit summary: Small trims here and there to speed up and streamline the story a bit. It's still a slow burn, but the trims remove the lulls so it's smooth and engaging.
Youth
Youth (2015)
Synopsis: "A retired orchestra conductor is on vacation with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip's birthday."

Edit summary: Trimmed into a short film purely focused on Michael Caine and Paul Dano. I liked the essence of the spa vacation without the drama introduced by the side stories. This does change the meaning and the core stories quite a bit in the process.
Best Man Down
Synopsis: "A newlywed couple cancels their honeymoon and returns to the snowy Midwest to make the funeral arrangements for their best man, who died unexpectedly after their ceremony."

Edit summary: Stripped out some of the newlywed stuff and changed the order of the scenes around to focus it more on Addison Timlin's character.
Columbus
Synopsis: "When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana, a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey, a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library."

Edit summary: I have a lot of respect for this director, he did an amazing job weaving a light story into some beautiful imagery. Really excellent the way he juxtaposed the actors with the architecture.

This edit just tightens up the story slightly, toning down some of the side characters to keep the focus on the Jin and Casey story. It makes the pace slightly less sluggish but does not make it a fast movie by any means, the contemplative vibe is left fully intact along with some long periods of silence, it just isn't quite as extreme as in the original.
For All Mankind
Synopsis: "In an alternative version of 1969, the Soviet Union beats the United States to the Moon, and the space race continues on for decades with still grander challenges and goals."

Edit summary: This edit drops season 3, along with the daughter plot, the affairs, the mexican girl, and a lot of the non-space drama at home. These cuts speed up the formerly sluggish narrative, although certain long scenes are preserved where appropriate. The show is very high quality and has a lot of historically accurate references, but this edit focuses more on the science fiction drama.
The Gray Man
The Gray Man (2022)
Synopsis: "When the CIA's most skilled off-book operative accidentally uncovers corruption, a psychopathic former colleague puts a bounty on his head."
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