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The Dark Knight Saga Fan Edit (Edit Made by Saad Alkhatib)
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The Dark Knight Saga Fan Edit
(Edit Made by Saad Alkhatib)

I made a fan edit of the Dark Knight Trilogy Saga(Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises) all three into one chronological huge edit, that removes all the bad, unnecessary parts, plot holes, and unnecessary characters from the three movies to try best as possible to makes it into a more serious, realistic Batman worthy cut that these three amazing movies deserve.
I used lots of tracks from the three movies either to mix, hide, or cover certain audio parts, I also added some sound effects here and there to justify certain cuts.
I felt this cut for the whole trilogy is necessary because the whole trilogy is amazing but some parts of the movies as we all know are idiotic or serve no purpose in the trilogy especially The Dark Knight Rises, I honestly feel that this cut is the best version out there from the three movies.
This is the definitive Dark Knight Trilogy Cut. The Screenshot is a sample of a scene I was working on:
https://ibb.co/D1fYV95

Major Edits (not every single detail because it will take a lifetime to remember each scene I removed or every cut I made):
  • Removed all the children playing games scenes from the begging of the movie.
  • Removed Rachel and any mention of her from Batman Begins because honestly, she was unnecessary, she creates a little nitpick plot whole because they changed the actress in The Dark Knight, the only motive justifying her existence in Batman Begins is to be Batman's love interest, they also made her assistant DA just to justify her being around every crime batman fights.
  • The movie starts with Bruce Wayne in prison and picks-up from their then we know the story from flashbacks as it was shown in the original movie.
  • No involvement of Rachel in mixing the water with the drug, Batman now crashes it down without being Rachel's savior all the time.
  • No saving Rachel chase scene, Now the chase happens but because Batman wants to escape from police.
  • No Scarecrow following Rachel and the little boy, now he disappears during the events.
  • No last scene with Wayne and Rachel, the scene cuts to Batman and Gordon meeting at the rooftop to discuss The Joker's appearance.
  • Added the Gotham Tonight segments between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight as it adds a lot to the saga and characters.
  • Gotham Tonight segments are represented between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight except for the last one as it is represented after the bank heist as it is mentioned in the Gotham Tonight segments.
  • Removed any mention of Rachel's relationship with Batman in The Dark Knight and made her Harvey's love interest.
  • Removed any notion or mention or hint that Rachel was in a relationship with Wayne.
  • Removed Talia al Ghul and any mention of her, and any plot whole concerning her because honestly, she is the major reason this movie is not as good as the first two.
  • Removed the plotline of the Gotham citizen that has a detonator, so the story concerns Bayne using the bomb to control the city while he and his group are the only ones that know that the bomb will eventually explode until Batman and the rest of the guys discover it will eventually explode.
  • Removed the conversation about Bane and Batman about him knowing he is Wayne.
  • Removed most of the scenes concerning the whole and it's a legend, now it's more of a prison that Batman escapes from.
  • Removed the part when Robin discovers that Wayne is Batman as it is idiotic.
  • Hugely edited the ending as best as I could to try to make it made sense.
  • Removed the scene when the cat woman knows Batman's identity, she gives him to Bane then leaves.
  • Removed love story between Wayne and Catwoman.
  • Edited the final fight scene, removing all of Talai's involvement, as now Batman fights Bane and starts beating him then Catwoman shoots him to his death then the race starts to stop the bomb.
  • Removed the scene at the ending that shows Gordon now knows who's Batman's true identity.
  • Removed the ending involving robin discovering the bat cave and hints of him becoming the new batman.
  • Edited the final scene to hint that Wayne is still alive as the movie cuts when Alfred looks at the camera.
  • The final scene is of Batman looking over the city while Ras-AlGul voiceover says "Legend".
  • And lots and lots and lots of edits all over the three films that I honestly can't remember but all of them serve the narrative above.
Not because it is my edit, but I honestly believe this edit is the best ever that tells the story of the Dark Knight trilogy without having plot wholes or useless characters or complicated idiotic plot twists.
If you are a fan of these movies, then this is a must.
I've put months doing this edit and it took a lot of my time, but the results were worth the time and effort.

PM me for the download link.
Note: the file size is huge approximately 45 Gigabytes.
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Congratulations Saadkh! Sounds very interesting based on the description!
It would be a pleasure to check it out!
I've always been bothered by some of the issues you point out.


Would you care to elaborate a bit on the video and audio sources?
What I mean is, the quality varies a lot from one movie to another, so did you make any adjustments on color timing and other aspects to make it all more seamless?

Please, I don't mean any criticism, it's just a curiosity (and we're on a technical discussion forum afterall Wink )


From what I know, here's some break down on technical aspects of the BDs:
Batman Begins was first released with a heavily compressed VC-1 enconde and DTHD 48-16 audio, then, for the 4K Remaster, much DNR, some brightness issues and DTS-HD MA 48-24 audio.

The Dark Knight was also released with a heavily compressed VC-1, plus severe EE and DNR on the IMAX segments, and DTHD 48-16 audio.

The Dark Knight Rises fares much better on the technical aspects, with AVC and DTS-HD MA 48/24.

The 4Ks all have DTS-HD MA 48/24 and better Video encodes.
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(2020-10-29, 05:57 AM)BDgeek Wrote: Congratulations Saadkh! Sounds very interesting based on the description!
It would be a pleasure to check it out!
I've always been bothered by some of the issues you point out.


Would you care to elaborate a bit on the video and audio sources?
What I mean is, the quality varies a lot from one movie to another, so did you make any adjustments on color timing and other aspects to make it all more seamless?

Please, I don't mean any criticism, it's just a curiosity (and we're on a technical discussion forum afterall Wink )


From what I know, here's some break down on technical aspects of the BDs:
Batman Begins was first released with a heavily compressed VC-1 enconde and DTHD 48-16 audio, then, for the 4K Remaster, much DNR, some brightness issues and DTS-HD MA 48-24 audio.

The Dark Knight was also released with a heavily compressed VC-1, plus severe EE and DNR on the IMAX segments, and DTHD 48-16 audio.

The Dark Knight Rises fares much better on the technical aspects, with AVC and DTS-HD MA 48/24.

The 4Ks all have DTS-HD MA 48/24 and better Video encodes.

Hi,

Thank you for your kind words and for your polite and kind manners, This project was not easy to tackle but being the stubborn person I am, I managed to do it,
I tried my best with the available material to make it as good and smooth as possible.
Here' some of the information you asked for:

Resolution: 3840*1600
Language: English 5.1
Frame Rate: 23.976 fps

I am not as technically gifted as you when it comes to knowing this particular information, all I can say is that it was a direct rip from the blue-ray, and I did not play with any ratio's nor in the color aspects as I felt Nolan did a great job with these and no need to change that vision because it wasn't a bad thing, all three films are dark and all three films are shot in a unique way that shows that they belong to the same universe.

I really hope love to know if you enjoyed it, Smile
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Thanks given by: BDgeek
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WOW 4K resolution, impressive!

Thanks a lot for your comments and very kind and prompt reply!
I'm downloading it now, and I'll let you know as soon as I get to watch it.

There's just something I didn't understand, you mentioned it's a direct rip of the Blu-ray, did you mean the 4K UHD Blu-ray or did you upscale the regular BDs?

Thanks again, I really apprecite your kindness in sharing your project!
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