Birds of Prey : The Chronological Edit
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Badass ladies, without the Ace Chemicals plotline.
Badass ladies, without the Ace Chemicals plotline.
Original Release Date: 2020
Original Running Time: 108
Fanedit Release Date: October 2020
Fanedit Running Time: 96
Subtitles Available?: Yes
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- Cassandra Cain's name has been changed to Kassandra Kane.
- Story told chronologically
- No Ace Chemicals plotline.
Harley, now more of a known entity, is discovering the protections afforded under Joker are slipping away. We meet Harley as a spoiled drunk, still milking the privileges of being Joker’s girlfriend, so her personal growth seems bigger from basic piece of shit to possible new anti-hero. The rest of the major characters are introduced sooner, and Sionis’s displays of sadism ramps up more progressively until he dons the mask.
**2022* Quality update!
What began as a simple 5.1 audio upgrade with subtitles has turned into a lot more. Looking back, while the edit is technically fine, the cuts made were broad and crude in comparison to what I am now capable of. Sections of big fight scenes were cut, dialogue was used as it was spoken, and I still had a continuity error with Montoya's stinking shirt I felt I couldn't avoid. A couple of years practice can give a whole new perspective on what is possible. Without sacrificing my original intent, I was able to add back in small minor things like a bit more of the jailbreak fights, but with tighter trims for the parts that didn't work for me. Generally better transitions that allow little bits of the movie to remain, and I was able to remove the Montoya's continuity error. The most noticeable changes are that I moved the "history of the diamond" from Montoya at the PD to earlier, when Ronan mentions it at the club talking to Mr. Keo. We also get a very trimmed Harley backstory in the intro too. But most importantly, I was able to address a big complaint about the source movie - the use of the Cassandra Cain name. Now, her name has been changed to Kassandra Kane in the subtitle and the Bounty Hunter Phone Messages where her name is seen. Credits changed too. I know this doesn't "solve" the complaint, but it's an attempt!
Cassandra Cain's name has been changed to Kassandra Kane.
Intro animation trimmed.
Trimmed scenes of Harley alone in apt, buying hyena and playing roller derby
Moved scene of Harley in Bar with driver to later
Removed Ace Chemical destruction scene and added new title sequence
Moved Montoya’s intro scene to later
Moved Sionis warehouse scene to later
Moved Egg Sandwich chase scene to later
Moved Montoya in the Station scenes to later
Moved Harley’s entrance into Station to later
Movie REALLY begins with the introduction of Black Canary.
The "history of the diamond" from Montoya at the PD to earlier, when Ronan mentions it at the club talking to Mr. Keo
Mr Keo face graphics when talking to Sionis removed
Removed Sionis talking to customers after Mr Keo leaves
Removed Harley talking to rando guy and getting shots with him
Removed all mention of "Mr. Zsasz" name
Cut to scene with Harley and Driver
Cut to scene in Alley with rando guy trying to abduct her
Cut to Montoya intro scene, cut shorter to exclude Ace Chemicals explosion
Cut to Dinah arriving home
cutting to Harley escaping in alley, thanking business owner.
Cut to Sionis in warehouse with Mr Keo, Black Mask intro shots removed
Cut to Dinah picking Sionis up
Cut to Montoya confronting Dinah in Hallway (continuity error with Montoya’s clean clothes, but movie pacing seems off if made to strictly chronological)
Cut to Sionis having breakfast, removed mention of Ace Chemicals and Sionis looking for Harley
Cut to Egg Sandwich Chase scene, removed mention of ace chemical destruction, removed roller derby adversary, removed Harley describing the whole situation as lucky
Cut to Cassandra stealing diamond sequence
Cut to Montoya arriving at Station
Cut to Sionis reacting to news of diamond gone
Cut to Harley hostage scene
Removed Harley dance scene Madonna tribute
Montoya and Dinah phone call cuts to Harley entering the jail, which is cut much shorter and removed her shooting all policemen but one
Removed Cassandra recognizing her from roller derby
Removed Harley looking directly at the camera in the van with Cassandra
Removed Sionis line “you wouldn’t betray me, would you?” to Dinah
Removed Sionis calling out “Zsasz!”
Removed mention of “Mr. Zsasz”
Removed Zsasz showing his scars.
Removed Dinah calling Henchman #1 “Zsasz”
Removed Huntress naming “Victor Zsasz”
Removed Montoya fighting the huge guys by herself
Tightened up fighting in funhouse overall to remove most choreographed moments
Shortened time it takes Huntress to tow Harley to first car of henchmen
Tightened Harley and Sionis Car chase shots
Cut short the Birds of Prey fight scene and lines about their name, mainly to detract from the weird costumes.
Changed “Victor Zsasz” name in credits to “Sionis' Henchman/Confidant”
Removed post credits audio.