Fanedit Name: Scott Pilgrim: Punch-Out!! Edition
Faneditor Name: That One Guy
Tagline: Less talking, more punching.
Original Movie Title: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Genre: Action, Comedy
Fanedit Type: Fanmix
Original Release Date: 2010
Original Runtime: 112 minutes
Fanedit Release Date: March 2013
Fanedit Runtime: 56 minutes
Time Cut: 62
Time Added: 6
What if Scott Pilgrim Vs The World was actually a 16-bit beat-'em-up game? The answer is here, in the form of the least interactive videogame ever made! Scott Pilgrim: Punch-Out!! Edition is the Munchkin version of the Scott Pilgrim story - i.e. less talking & mushy relationship stuff, and more retro videogame homages and punching.
This started out as a learning project; while learning my way around Premiere Elements, I thought it would be fun to see what would happen if I cut down the film to the bare minimum needed for the story and fight scenes to make sense, with the storytelling from classic retro games like Ninja Gaiden in mind. To my surprise it seemed to work well, so as I got to grips with the software I decided to make a full-length version of the film with a retro-gaming storytelling approach.
This edit was created with Adobe Premiere Elements 10, Adobe Photoshop Elements 10, and Audacity 2.0.2. I have learned something of the limitations of Premiere Elements through creating this edit, and they chiefly relate to its audio editing and DVD authoring functions. 5.1 sound editing is all but impossible in PRE, despite 5.1 sources being supported as inputs, so any substantial sound editing was done in Audacity 2.0.2 - for example, the abbreviated version of Anamanaguchi's Penpal used for the DVD title menu, or the condensed version of We Are Sex Bob-Omb in the opening scene. Similarly, the DVD authoring functions are straightforward but oddly limited - so while you can have video backgrounds in your menu screens, and animated menu items, there's a maximum of 25 chapters and a restriction to one chapter selection screen (which is why I had to bundle the extra features into the "Level Select" menu).
On the plus side, I've been using Photoshop Elements for image editing for years, and PRE's native support for PSD files makes any image work easier - so any changes required to images used in the project can be made in Photoshop and saved to the PSD, with PRE automatically detecting the changes and updating the project. This was very useful when creating the radical alternate ending and the DVD title menu.
Cuts and Additions:
There are far too many changes to list individually, because the film was originally a little under 2 hours and is now a little under 1 hour. There is some new material added, alongside a huge amount of cuts. Anything not absolutely vital to keep the core Scott + Ramona storyline moving is gone, which means an awful lot of the banter and wisecracking has been trimmed or minimised.
Scott Pilgrim Vs The World: The Game
Scott Pilgrim Vs The World: The Game OST
Anamanaguchi: Summer 2010 Singles
2 Alternate Endings (the Knives Chau alternate ending and an all-new motion-comic radical alternate ending)
Scott Pilgrim: The Pitch - the original pitch video for the Scott Pilgrim game adaptation
Endings - the ending videos for all playable characters in Scott Pilgrim Vs The World: The Game
Bionicbob for some early encouragement and very helpful advice about editing tools and processes. Neglify for being an awesome source of feedback, constructive criticism, advice and encouragement.