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  1. ViRGE
    June 20, 2018 at 5:38 am |

    I’m still surprised it’s taken this long to get the feature cut release. But if they’ve been working on the special effects and such, then it sounds like this isn’t just a slightly different cut, but that they were doing a whole new round of additional post-production. Either way, it’ll be nice to finally be able to watch Origins.

  2. SteeveB
    June 21, 2018 at 1:15 am |

    Sorry to disappoint, ViRGE, but it appears that aside from the new pre-title opening sequence (which is nice(!) – but doesn’t really appear to tie into the movie very well), the feature cut is practically shot-for-shot the same as the webisodes, with the spin sequences removed, some shots just before spin sequences removed, a post-credit bonus scene was removed, and a few shots near the end cut short where they really shouldn’t have been.
    And when I say shot-for-shot, I mean that if you open the feature cut and the webisodes side by side, each camera angle change happens at the exact same moment.

    The enhanced visual effects also appears to be fixing a mistake seen in the web episode where professor Langford first goes through the gate. The VFX folk accidentally applied a glow effect in such a way that it also applied to the professor’s outline (mostly visible around his shoes) and the platform edge.
    Maybe they re-rendered some effects for 4K – but I’d imagine they would have done so from the get-go, as it’s really not that much more expensive (in terms of processing time) for the types of effects used.
    Admittedly I might have missed something else subtle.. but don’t expect new wand/mind control/stargate puddle effects, Goa’uld glowing eyes, or more shots of the actual stargate (instead of the side-on shots used to not require rendering out a puddle at all).

    There’s a more complete breakdown of the differences over on reddit if you’re interested. I can only imagine the time it took to go from webisodes to feature cut wasn’t in the editing work, but rather in the licensing deals to get it available on a lot of digital platforms.

  3. SteeveB
    June 21, 2018 at 9:21 pm |

    I did – I did miss a few subtle things. They removed a red dot from a floor and adjusted a few lens flares. I also missed that they removed another bonus scene which actually reduces the amount of gate activity we get to see.

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