Battleship
Synopsis: "When a confrontation with alien invaders knocks out the Navy's main fleet, American and Japanese forces must work together to find a way to save the planet."

Edit summary: Made the main character a bit less of a screw-up, trimmed out some scenes that slowed down the plot but didn't totally remove the characters backstory, and put more focus on the boat battles - de-hollywoodifying it a bit by removing a lot of the "exciting" close up alien combat and flashy cgi.
The Hunger Games
Synopsis: "In a dystopian future ruled by a totalitarian regime, resourceful Katniss and her partner Peeta represent their district in the lethal Hunger Games, a televised survival competition in which teenage contestants hunt each other to the death."
(Synopsis compliments of Netflix)


Edit summary: The first edit still has a lot of spastic 2-second cuts back and forth that can't be removed if you want any action sequences from the 2012 film. But I did try to clean them up a little bit, as well as fixing key scenes like the bakery and Rue to better reflect the impact from the book rather than the disposable hyperactivity of the movie.

All four movies have been combined into two longer films and slimmed down a little bit, fixing the rather ponderous pace the original movies had at times.

Ver6: Remastered
Ambulance
Synopsis: "Needing money to cover his wife's medical bills, a decorated veteran teams up with his brother to steal $32 million from a Los Angeles bank. However, when their getaway goes spectacularly wrong, the desperate thieves hijack an ambulance."

Edit summary: Cut the rollercoaster-quality drone shots, cop cars randomly smashing into things, and tightened up the non-action scenes a bit

Ver3: Remastered
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.

Ver7: Remastered
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.

Ver5: Remastered
Youth
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.

Ver8: Remastered
No Time To Die
Synopsis: "James Bond is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica after leaving active service. However, his peace is short-lived as his old CIA friend, Felix Leiter, shows up and asks for help."

Edit summary: Cut most of the movie and turned the one good act into a short film.

Ver6: Remastered
Girl Walks Into A Bar
Synopsis: "An all-star cast shines in this indie comedy about a typical night in 10 bars across Los Angeles, where former cop Francine becomes entangled with a group of oddballs, including a murderous dentist, an ambitious club hostess and a regretful father."
(Synopsis compliments of Netflix)


Edit summary: Heavily trimmed to focus on Carla Gugino's story and get rid of some of the other side plots that had worse acting or terrible dialogue. More of a short film now.

Ver9: Remastered
Feast of Love
Synopsis: "An Oregon town is the backdrop for this tale of men and women touched by love's inescapable spell: From hopeless romantic Bradley (Greg Kinnear) to Harry (Morgan Freeman), a local professor with the wisdom and experience to guide those close to him."

Edit summary: Major cuts to refocus the film on the relationship between Greg Kinnear and Radha Mitchell, while still keeping enough of the side characters and plot to fill out the film. This doesn't remove the sex scenes entirely, but does cut enough of them that the film feels truer to the title, rather than Feast Of Sex.

Ver9: Remastered
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
The Batman
Synopsis: "When the Riddler, a sadistic serial killer, begins murdering key political figures in Gotham, Batman is forced to investigate the city's hidden corruption and question his family's involvement."

Edit summary: This is a heavy re-work of The Batman - removing some of the retcons and combining it with Batman Begins to treat it as a prequel to the Christian Bale films rather than a series reboot. All unmasked face-shots of Robert Pattinson are stripped out and the character is re-cut as the classic playboy archetype rather than the awkward gaunt pale recluse that Pattinson plays.

The new catwoman is stripped out entirely, and the new Jim Gordon is turned into a nameless policeman, keeping the Batman Begins version as The Jim Gordon. The Batman version of Falcone is kept, treating the Batman Begins version as a nameless gangster. Parts of Batman Begins are cut out, rearranged, or recut as well to make the stories to flow together as seamlessly as possible. A few seconds of Dark Knight Rises are used as filler too.

Ver9: Remastered, minor scene adjustments
Resident Evil
Synopsis: "Alice goes on a tense globetrotting journey from the desert to the arctic, helping survivors and trying to track and take down the remnants of the Umbrella Corporation high command."

Edit summary: Cleaned up filler material in earlier movies and cut large chunks in the later ones to make a coherent overarching story that doesn't seem ludicrous. The clone aspect was cut along with any other superpowers, taming the series into a more believable action-scifi romp that doesn't go off the rails half way through.

Please note, this edit uses the Extended version of Resident Evil: Apocalypse, which is somewhat difficult to find. There's a German and a Japanese Bluray release of the Extended version, with the Japanese being higher quality, but no US release. The other option to obtain it is the US 4k/UHD releases of Apocalypse - as far as I can tell all the 4k box sets (and the individual 4k/UHD Apocalypse release) seem to have both the Theatrical and Extended version on the 4k disc (but it isn't on the secondary 1080p Bluray that comes with 4k releases, unfortunately)

Even though the difference between the Theatrical and Extended version of Apocalypse is only four minutes it makes a substantial difference for several scenes, so remastering with the more easily available Theatrical edition would reduce the quality of the edit.

Ver8: Small but substantial trims, removing graveyard attack, reorganizing and shortening the submarine fight, and removing the hive swim, along with several other minor tweaks to scenes to improve the flow.
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.

Ver7: Moved one scene earlier to avoid potential plot hole
The Gentlemen
Synopsis: "Mickey Pearson is an American expatriate who became rich by building a highly profitable marijuana empire in England. When word gets out that he's looking to cash out of the business, it soon triggers an array of plots and schemes - including bribery and blackmail - from shady characters who want to steal his domain."

Edit summary: Remove the constant interruptions from Fletcher narrating the story and let the scenes speak for themselves.

Ver11: Moved the running scene slightly forward for better narrative flow, and trimmed down the number of times Dry Eye taps his phone so it matches the dollar amount being discussed by the characters.