About time I come back to this edit. I have something to say…
Now that I think it over, Ver. 1 of this edit seems, how you say, “Lighter and Softer”, in comparison to Ver. 2. Why do I say this?
Well, I listened to Ver. 2 more closely with my headphones a couple days ago, and the choices of Danny Elfman’s score in this case make the film sound much creepier than the actual film itself.
Now I’m not saying this is a disadvantage — because it’s totally not!
The music makes the film more enjoyable and reminicent to the Burton films, particularly to those who utterly despised the film or deemed it merely ‘unwatchable’ with most of Elliot Goldenthal’s score and the acting performances of the villains. Plus, the added creepiness should please fans of Batman Returns and the deleted footage works well in fixing some of the issues the film ended up with.
Overall, I love The Tim Burton Cut as much as others do. It works well in trimming the campy overtones and making the film seem darker and more to the point.
ThatGuyWhoEdits, don’t give up on Ver. 3! I’ve been working on my own cutlist for my edit of the film, and I think you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise once you see it!
Here’s something to get hyped for in the meantime: for the Two-Face introduction at The Second Bank of Gotham, I will be removing the lines “LUCK! Blind, stupid, simple, doo-dah, clueless LUCK!”, “…for YOU!” and “Or, in your case, beer and pizza!” to make the character seem less of a laughing goofball and more of a sinister foe. Lucas Caprucho’s comment on the “BFTTBC : Two-Face Revisited” concept video inspired me for this decision, and TGWE, may I suggest you do something similar! ^^
Plus, I’m thinking of adding a blood effect for when characters are gunned down. A certain Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince edit has achieved this challenge, and I believe I can do the same for BF.
And finally, I’ll leave TGWE with a suggestion: if you want, you can rename Ver. 3 of BFTTBC into “Batman Forever: The Tim Burton Cut - Revisited”. I think it’s a cool name for you to use. 😃
Wish me luck, everyone! And TGWE…
…stay gold. 😉