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#1458814
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FanEdit Reviews - Post Your Reviews Here
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Raising Cain: Re-Cut - Peet Gelderblom (2012)

This is the far superior cut of Raising Cain, so much so that it was released as the official Director’s Cut by Brian De Palma himself. Here’s a good video describing the changes made (with spoilers):
https://vimeo.com/35089698

Glad to see this has basically replaced the original as it is much more in-line with De Palma’s Hitchcockian thrillers, whereas the theatrical linear order is far less interesting and effective.

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#1456887
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FanEdit Reviews - Post Your Reviews Here
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Apocalypto: The Legend of Jaguar Paw - Sinbad (2018)

A/V: Great quality and a fairly small file size, audio was good. A/V cuts were seamless, expertly done. Subs were little quick sometimes but mostly fine, and there weren’t too many of them.

I liked the approach of cutting dialogue, in fact I would’ve gone even further.
I felt that some of the character development scenes from early on are missed, although i understand they had to go to keep dialogue minimal.
Did not really feel most of the cuts, honestly surprised that 24 minutes have been removed.
Overall, the higher pace and reduced dialogue builds on Mel Gibson’s frantic, nightmarish experience. Very enjoyable watch, especially if you want a quicker version of the film, and a very strong fanedit from Sinbad. Apocalypto is an incredible film in its own right, and although the plot is the same, I recommend having watched the original before going into this one.

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#1452943
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FanEdit Reviews - Post Your Reviews Here
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In the Mouth of Event Horizon (In the Mouth of Madness; Event Horizon) - RollWave (2014)

Technical details: 2.9 GB, video bitrate 4000 kb/s, 1280x720 AVC, audio bitrate 448 kb/s, 5.1 channel AC-3, no subs.

I enjoyed the original, In the Mouth of Madness, which this edit is largely based upon, however I found Event Horizon to be a fairly weak film with but with great visuals and horror moments. Therefore, I was very intrigued by the idea behind this fanedit, which essentially replaces the dreams and “in-book scenes” from ItMoM with scenes from Event Horizon. The end result is remarkable. The chosen scenes flow suprisingly well within the narrative of ItMoM; the placement of these scenes was very well chosen. I won’t spoil anything here. The editing on display here is highly skillful, much more so than you get from most fanedits, as it is not simply a case of ItMoM playing for a while, then switching to Event Horizon, and then back - but rather, scenes and imagery from Event Horizon is actually edited into ItMoM so that the final product feels like a single unified work.

One very minor point, at 1hr 27, the cinema scene of Trent waking up is the original and not the Event Horizon replacement. But that only lasts for a moment.

Overall, I have been looking forward to watching this edit for a number of years, and can safely say the hype paid off. Thank you to That One Guy for sharing this, and thank you to RollWave for making such an impressive piece of work. It’s a shame he’s not around anymore as both this and The Boy Who Never Lived are very technically impressive, and I’d be fascinated to see what else he could make.

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#1441190
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FanEdit Reviews - Post Your Reviews Here
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The Godfather Part II: Extended Edition HD - hal_over_9000 (2016)

Absolutely phenomenal. I have newfound respect for Part II, I think it’s surpassed the first one for me. There was one very brief audio glitch around the 3 hr mark. Other than that, brilliant editing here throughout, I’m honestly unsure of what was added because of how seamless it was. Despite the epic runtime and having already seen the original last year, I was never once bored. There’s a lot more depth to the story and characters now. Part II is an all time classic and it’s only improved upon by this extended edition.

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#1438073
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FanEdit Reviews - Post Your Reviews Here
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Jigsaw: A History of Violence (Saw, 2004-17) - Maniac, Zagadka (2020)

This edit presents a cut of the backstory of John Kramer that spans multiple Saw films in the first half, with the second half being a trimmed down version of Saw (2004). I’d recommend watching Saw I-IV before this edit, as it does spoil some things. Overall, the edit is excellently done and is highly imaginative with its choice of scenes spanning half a dozen films. The focus is more on the psychological aspects of Saw and John Kramer’s philosophy rather than the gore. A critique I have of this edit is that the reveal of Saw (2004) is spoiled just before it happens, I would have placed the backstory relating to the reveal to just after Kramer gets up, not before.

A/V quality, editing: There is some audio crackling throughout. Otherwise, very well done, and in good quality.

This is worth watching for the reconstructed backstory, tight editing, and rescore. The first half of this edit in particular is excellent, a completely new narrative. Would like to see a sequel covering Saw II-III or later installments. Which, given the post credits scene, might come one day.

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#1434233
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FanEdit Reviews - Post Your Reviews Here
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Leon: The Non Lolita FanEdit - Tykjen (2019)

Excellently removes pretty much all of the dodgy stuff from Léon: The Professional, and leaves a fast paced and enjoyable action film with (still) interesting characters and far less cringe and uncomfortable scenes. Gary Oldman takes up a larger percentage of the runtime now and that’s always a good thing. The only way I’ll be rewatching Leon from now on.

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#1430951
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The Dark Knight: Retribution (Released)
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I went through the edit today, and I liked quite a lot of things about it: altered plot points, such as Batman being darker in his actions, the voice modulation of Batman, the rescore, the audio distortions, and, to an extent, the new dark look of the film. Scarecrow & fear-toxin Batman are downright demonic.

However, I couldn’t watch the whole thing as, for me personally, the new grade puts a strain on my eyes. I think this could be toned down a bit, especially in the daytime scenes, but also the nighttime scenes, as the contrast/slight blurriness can be painful to look at. I also think that the edit could do with stripping down the film to barebones and keeping the pace high, so as to place the focus on the more modified scenes by removing some scenes and sideplots, e.g. the business side of Wayne enterprises. But that’s just my personal preference.

I still think this is great and really imaginative, and I’m impressed with what you’ve done here, I’d just tone down the visual filters a bit.

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#1430857
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INSOMNIA CAFE - Friends Season One The Movie! (WORK IN PROGRESS - EARLY PHASES)
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stickydixon said:
I myself am proud of the removal of the laugh track, because there was no “track”, every one of the six channels had the laughs in them. If there was a laugh, I had to try remaking all the sounds that would have been there.

Yeah I suspected this was the case as the laughing is partially in audience as well.

Well I really like what you’ve done so far and hope you keep at it, I look forward to seeing more clips from this project.

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#1418404
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INSOMNIA CAFE - Friends Season One The Movie! (WORK IN PROGRESS - EARLY PHASES)
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The sample clip you shared looks great, really good job in removing the laugh track. The audio drop at 1:36 is a bit sudden, might wanna smooth that out. The additional bell ringing sound effect at 1:47 is very well done, and you’ve done a great job at adding additional sound effects (or removing the laugh track channel? I doubt that’s possible), must’ve been hard.
I thought opening with the Australian broadcast was a bit odd since it’s an American show. Only a minor gripe.

How’s this coming along? And what kind of plot are you aiming for.

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#1406956
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Westworld TV-to-movie ideas
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You should consider checking out Tykjen’s edits of Westworld, might give you some ideas:

https://www.reddit.com/r/fanedits/comments/gq9dby/a_collection_of_westworld_fan_edits/
https://www.reddit.com/r/fanedits/comments/8tbexd/this_is_the_wrong_world_westworld_arnolds_fall/
https://www.reddit.com/r/fanedits/comments/cezwvh/westworld_this_is_the_wrong_world/
https://www.reddit.com/r/fanedits/comments/da0qwa/westworld_ford_bernard_season_1_edit/
https://www.reddit.com/r/fanedits/comments/difium/westworld_william_supercut_season_12_with_a_dash/
https://www.reddit.com/r/fanedits/comments/ah3a5v/westworld_season_2_bernard_chronological_cut_with/
https://www.reddit.com/r/fanedits/comments/da13mh/westworld_dolores_season_2_edit/
https://www.reddit.com/r/fanedits/comments/l63rzj/westworld_special_williams_first_game/
https://www.reddit.com/r/fanedits/comments/l5j9y7/a_westworld_special_the_story_of_james_delos/

Someone posted a S1 edit on reddit recently:
https://www.reddit.com/r/fanedits/comments/kzg747/westworld_fanedit_workprint/

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#1406102
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Chronologically Lost HD (Remaster of Mike Maloney's edit) (Released) <strong>SEND PM FOR LINKS, DON'T REPLY ON THREAD</strong>
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After finishing the first 5 seasons, I watched parts of this edit, and I’ve gotta say DragoonClawNZ has done an excellent job at re-ordering this massive series, very impressive stuff. What I saw was seamlessly edited (audio & video). The parts where multiple events take place side-by-side were particularly impressive. I also have to give credit to Mike Maloney, who first made this edit in 2010.

The only thing I didn’t like was that the time travel parts were also linearised. I know some people would prefer that, so that everything is in strict chronological order, but I personally felt that they felt out of place, and that since the show established that the time travel parts were the “present” of the time travelling characters, I felt that those segments should’ve played out in the “present” timeline rather than past. But anyway, that’s just my personal view on that.

I would recommend this edit to someone who has already watched Lost, but not if you haven’t, as the time travelling parts will confuse you. This edit also offers the opportunity to watch Lost WITHOUT flashbacks if you so wish, as now entire episodes take place solely on the island (once you’ve gotten through the flashbacks episodes, which I skimmed). I think that when I eventually re-watch Lost, I’ll just watch the parts of this edit set from 2004 onwards. At least for the first 3 seasons, which had great island plotlines.

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#1380426
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A Song of Ice and Fire: Films I-III (Game of Thrones: The Book Cuts) (WIP)
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I’m currently working on an edit of Game of Thrones which aims to cut down the show so that it follows the books more faithfully. I have been reading the first book, “A Game of Thrones”, and editing Season 1 simultaneously. S1 is quite faithful to the book, but there are some differences. Scenes and dialogue that are not in the books, or contradict the books, have been cut as much as possible, whilst still retaining all core plot points. Scenes that are implied in the books but not shown have been left in. Some scenes have been tightened to improve pace, but nothing which is in the books has been cut.

All scenes have been re-ordered so that they follow chapter order. I’ve largely completed the cuts for the first film in the series, still need to work on the audio and subs.

Film I, “The Wolfsbane”, covers material adapted from A Game of Thrones, Chapters 0-35. This corresponds mostly to Season 1 (E01-05), with one scene from E06. The run-time will be around 2:55. This film is mostly setting the scene for the Stark-Lannister conflict in King’s Landing. Sideplots take place in Winterfell, at the Wall, in the Dothraki Sea, and in the Vale. The film ends with Ned Stark being attacked by Jaime Lannister.

The title “The Wolfsbane” refers to the enemies of House Stark, as well as the poison.

I was hoping to make only two films in total for S1, but the second half of the season has less filler and is too long for a single film (~4hrs), so I am now planning on 3 films in total for Season 1.

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#1374349
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Friends: The Complete Edition - Blended Uncut and Blu Ray together. (Released)
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heathen3017 said:

I wouldn’t want that. Besides, from my understanding, the 16:9 are cropped 4:3 anyways, so it still would be rather noticeable

I’m not sure what you mean by “the 16:9 are cropped 4:3 anyways”. On a 16:9 laptop monitor or TV, the BR footage is full screen, whilst the DVD footage has black bars on the left and right (as it is 4:3). The switch between BR and DVD footage is therefore quite noticeable. As there’s no way to make the DVD footage 16:9 (has not been released by NBC or whoever made Friends), the only way to make the output image ratio consistent would be to crop the BR footage. Ofc, OP can do what he likes, just my thoughts on this.

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#1374309
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Friends: The Complete Edition - Blended Uncut and Blu Ray together. (Released)
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I started watching these yesterday, and I think you’ve done a great job in terms of audio here, the transitions are seamless. However, I found the constant switch between 16:9 and 4:3 a bit jarring. Have you considered cutting the BR footage to 4:3 so the switch between BR and DVD footage is less noticeable?