Breakfast at Tiffany's
Synopsis: "In this Blake Edwards-directed adaptation of Truman Capote's novel, fortune hunter Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) finds herself captivated by aspiring writer Paul Varjak (George Peppard), who's moved into her building on a wealthy woman's (Patricia Neal) dime. As romance blooms between Paul and Holly, Doc Golightly (Buddy Ebsen) shows up on the scene, revealing Holly's past. The film received Oscars for best song ("Moon River") and best score."
(Synopsis compliments of Netflix)


Edit summary: I was never a fan of the rather long "Doc" interlude in the story, so I cut that, and ended up cutting the "decorator" as well. This left quite a different story about a struggling writer who likes a girl that uses men for money. It captures some of the moments I love about this story in a more streamlined way, but I wish the relationship plot arc was paced a little more nicely - unfortunately it feels like most of the relationship development happens in the last third of the film, which makes the plot feel a bit more contrived without the filler content.
Ondine
Synopsis: "An Irish fisherman discovers a woman in his fishing net whom his precocious daughter believes to be a selkie."

Edit summary: Cut the "realistic" backstory for Ondine's character and some of the family drama to make the film a bit more like a fairy tale, also changing the ending to be less saccharine.
Keanu Reeves Universe
Synopsis: "Multi-movie fanedit challenge"

Edit summary: This combines 14 films into a rather esoteric edit, using mostly Keanu Reeves films with a couple Jennifer Connelly films to flesh out the new narrative.

Please note, this does have some adult content from Generation Um, and also contains quick flashes of scenes which could potentially cause problems for people with epilepsy.
Drops of God
Synopsis: "A woman discovers the world's greatest wine collection that's left by her estranged father and competes against his protege to claim her inheritance."

Edit summary: Cut this into a film length, strengthening the ending which felt quite scattered, removing one of the competitions, the blackmail, along with most of the flashbacks and most of the romance and affairs that had a rather dominant flavor over the whole show. This gives it more of a laid-back feel with a focus on wine, family, and the competition itself, removing the dark underbelly of the story.
Into the Badlands
Synopsis: "A mighty warrior and a young boy with supernatural powers search for enlightenment in a ruthless post-apocalyptic America controlled by feudal barons."

Edit summary: Toned down MK's "special boy" plot and removed the magic powers and monks from the series. Made Tilda more tolerable, and reduced Veil's story a bit so it's a supporting story rather than overpowering the action with her repetitive plot.
House
House (2004)
Synopsis: "Using a crack team of doctors and his wits, an antisocial maverick doctor specializing in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way."

Edit summary: This heavily culls the episodes down to the most interesting cases, as well as smoothing out the overarching plot and cast changes. Disposed of the antagonistic cop, billionaire, most of the romance plots, some of the new team recruitment, hostage plot, etc. The ending is also completely different since this edit focuses far less on House's drug addiction.

This brings the series to a svelte 18 hours, and although it's a heavier cut than I normally do at only 14% the length of the original, I think it does a good job at reducing the procedural feel and making it more of a quality and enjoyable rewatch.
Winter's Tale
Synopsis: "A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her."

Edit summary: Cut most of Will Smith's role, toned down the fantasy side slightly, and trimmed/refocused the start of the film to seem less scattered. Removed the majority of the voiceovers.
Treason
Synopsis: "Adam Lawrence was trained and groomed by MI6; his career seems set. When the past catches up with him in the form of Kara, a Russian spy with whom he shares a complicated past, he is forced to question everything and everyone in his life."

Edit summary: Trimmed to speed up the rather sluggish pace in parts and bring it down to movie length, removing a couple silly parts and bad acting on the part of the "American".
My Lovely Liar
Synopsis: "Tells the story of a woman who cannot trust people because of her ability to hear lies and a murder suspect who no one believes in."

Edit summary: This edit removes most of the murder mystery and reworks the bit that's left to come to a much quicker conclusion, only keeping it where it serves as a framework for the romance. The whole show had a completely different tone and pacing in the back half that needed a serious rework to preserve consistency. I also Americanized a few subtitles, where the literal translation either seemed rough, too verbose, or didn't easily convey the sentiment of the conversation.

The multiple parent side stories are also either removed or reduced as well as many other side plots that take significant amounts of time - some of these plots are good in the original, but I was originally aiming for a movie-length cut. But six hours was about the natural minimum without gutting crucial flow and plot elements, so even though the edit ended up being episodic and not movie-length, I still left out the previously trimmed episodic content. A couple of the stories were fun I think they'd throw off the balance due to their length.
My Name
Synopsis: "A woman joins an organized crime ring and infiltrates the police as an undercover agent in order to find out the truth about her father's death."

Edit summary: The first six episodes are a slow burn that's decent so those are left intact. But episode eight had a completely different tone from the rest of the season so I trimmed that down and combined it with episode seven to make a more cohesive finale.

Ver3: Remastered
The Idol
Synopsis: "Jocelyn is desperate to reclaim her rightful title as the greatest and sexiest pop diva in America after a nervous breakdown disrupted her most recent tour, and Tedros - a notorious nightclub entrepreneur - reignites her passions."

Edit summary: Cut the entire Tedros storyline and made the first-episode plot a self-contained story.

Ver4: Remastered
Simulant
Synopsis: "Set in the near future, a humanoid enlists a global hacker to remove all restrictions on his thoughts and capabilities, triggering an A.I. uprising and a government manhunt to eliminate the rise of the machine consciousness."

Edit summary: This removes the Robbie Amell/Jordana Brewster plot, focusing on the stronger Esme short story contained within the film. The overarching plot is intentionally left a bit ambiguous because the answers given would be somewhat cliche and distract from the theme of the edit.
Wind River
Synopsis: "A wildlife officer, who is haunted by a tragedy that happened because of him, teams up with an FBI agent in solving a murder of a young woman on a Wyoming Native American reservation and hopes to get redemption from his past regrets."

Edit summary: Kept the laid-back pace of the main story intact, but trimmed some of the main character family life, and some of the flashbacks to focus on the core narrative without interruption. Some scenes are recut and rearranged for better impact.
The Bourne Trilogy
Synopsis: "A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and attempting to regain his memory."

Edit summary: While I think the original Bourne trilogy is solid, I wanted something a bit more rewatchable - some parts I love but some long action sequences and slow parts really lose my attention when rewatching the series. So this reworks the plot a bit - removing the romance plot with Marie, trimming or removing a lot of the car chases, and integrating all three films together into a loose narrative. A few scenes are tweaked to change the timing/context since the last two films in the trilogy technically overlap.
Shadow and Bone
Synopsis: "Dark forces conspire against orphan mapmaker Alina Starkov when she unleashes an extraordinary power that could change the fate of her war-torn world."

Edit summary: Cut the flashbacks and the ship/storm sideplot that isn't really necessary for the first season and interrupts the pacing of the main plot. Other small cuts to help the pacing and also hide some botched special effects as much as possible.

Season 2: toned down the superhero abilities a little bit to match the vibe of the first season, cut the Ravka crew scenes since the story was pedestrian and unrelated to the core plot, and recut some of the Alina plot to fix the writing.