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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV [Fanfilm Fanedit]

TMNT IV

 

Utilising as many fan films as I could find on Youtube, I’ve constructed a thirty-minute live-action ‘fourth’ TMNT movie, doing my best with the material to weave together some kind of a coherent plot (it’ll be up to you to decide if I’ve succeeded in that regard), and using a song from the original movie’s soundtrack for the end credits (all of which I’ve taken from some of the fan films I use here)

The movie begins with Raphael working on his anger issues and reuniting with his brothers in Japan, while April moves in with Splinter for a while. Casey Jones in the meantime teams with Keno to try and prevent a canister of TGRI’s mutagen from falling into corrupt hands. Soon, the Foot get involved and kidnap April, just as the TMNT make their way back home to confront the Purple Dragons…

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What If HBO Had Power Rangers? Take II…Or III [Fanedit]

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Recently took the previous cut of this edit to the discord server on SDN Editions…and got some great feedback, including one or two creative suggestions that made me completely re-evaluate what I’d done. One criticism is that the plot seemed ‘all over the place’ (difficult to achieve with jarringly different footage), so I took their suggestions and have put together a new cut. Parts where JDF isn’t available to use I substituted with the guy who played him on Power/Rangers so there is not much consistency with actor continuity during the middle, but I hope that won’t prove a base breaker. Should have the edit up soon. I’ll leave the original up so people can contrast and compare and decide which cut is better.

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HBO Presents….Power Rangers [Fanedit]

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A reworking of a previous edit I did. This collects several of the more controversial Power Rangers fanfilms such as MMPR and Power/Rangers, and combines them with Bat In The Sun’s Street Fighter Special and the Shattered Grid trailer to create a 18 or so minute ‘proof-of-concept’ presentation of a more grown up take on the programme.

Unlike the previous version, this one tries to stick to the right aspect ratios, although I still came up short a bit with some MMPR footage mid-way through the episode. Ah well.

Happy Easter.

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HBO’S Power Rangers [Fanedit]

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The world of fanfilms produces just as many examples of Sturgeon’s Law as fanfics  and official media do…and some online communities let them know it. Such is the case with Power Rangers.

Over the course of this decade, a wealth of Power Rangers fanfilms have circulated, each of their own varying quality…but the one  ccmmon theme that binds them together is that they’re all…pretty grim.

Which is fine. Perfectly fine. Power Rangers for all it’s cheese-ball presentation is essentially a story about the youth being recruited by higher powers to fight a large-scale war, where the villains know their civilian identity and can target you, your school, your loved ones. It’s pretty scary, and you dwell on the consequences of that a lot more as you get older, when you’re faced to put up with real wars on the news day in day out, sometimes even participating in a few yourself. The reality of Power Rangers makes for a harsher reflection of our own world.

The fandom can’t really take to this though, they just want fun goofy escapism, so any attempt at creating a near-the-knuckle product outside of their conventional perimeters is often met with disdain and dismissal…which sadly doesn’t leave much elbow room for projects like this.

Fortunately, I’m a broad enough chap to be open about the possibilities, and there’s enough of this material out there to put together a nifty little “proof-of-concept” pilot. A friend of mine, DANLAV05, put together a pitch pilot edit for a CW-led Power Rangers spin-off called “Wrath of Zedd”, which I contributed some small suggestions to. The edit is a lot of fun, comprised of various non-official PR material.

My intention, inspired by his edit, was to take it to another level. While he aimed at a teen audience, I’d aim for an older demographic, which meant using the material that included graphic violence and profanity. To this extent, I had to use much of the Power/Rangers fanfilm to stitch together a cohesive narrative.

This means the only Ranger that represents the original character is Jason David Frank as Tommy in the Super Beat Down videos where he tackles Ryu and Scorpion, where as Kimberly, Rocky and Jason are represented by different actors in their respective segments.

I opened the edit with Kimberly being captured on her wedding day from Power/Rangers…for the purpose of this edit, the man she’s married is not meant to be Jason.

Here’s the remainder of the timeline

-“Double Trouble” short from the aborted MMPR fanfilm project

-Back to footage from Power/Rangers showing a derelict city, which transistions us smoothly into

–Footage from the MMPR Fanfilm’s trailer with Lord Zedd

-Cut to footage of Zack taking on the Koreans from Power/Rangers, followed by Kimberly’s interogation

-Have Kimberly’s narration transition us to the Ryu vs Tommy beat down footage

-Briefly cut away from Tommy vs Ryu to more from Kimberly’s interrogation, and some more footage from MMPR

-Back to Ryu vs Tommy

-More from the MMPR fanfilm shorts (the one with the hacker finding the Project_Ranger files)

-Back to Kimberly’s interogation

-Cut to Tommy vs Scorpion

-Cut back to Kimberly’s interogation

-Cut to Red Rising fanfilm to show what Jason’s been up to…and there’s your cliffhanger

There you have it. HBO’S Power Rangers pilot…coming sometime never

The aspect ratios were a particular pain in the ass to sort out. To get the best results I had to stitch the edit together in 4/3, so please don’t get on my case for the wonky presentation of this.