Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery - Sanitized
Rogue-theX for suggesting the Austin snoring effect.
Dwight Fry for reviewing the workprint.
Captain Khajiit, Frantic Canadian, geminigod, njvc, and ThrowgnCpr for technical assistance.
- NTSC DVD-5
- AVCHD (DVD-9)
Reduced Mustafa dialogue during his death scene
Cut frozen Gary Coleman and Vanilla Ice
Shortened the Tom Arnold / Austin / Patty O'Brien scene in the bathroom
Cut Vanessa biting the sausage
Cut reference to Carrot Top movie
Cut "In Japan, men come first" joke
Cut Austin's fart in hot tub and follow up fart jokes
Cut Austin punching Mrs. Exposition and then making ugly jokes
Cut Beavis and Butthead
Cut Austin planning to soil himself
Cut sea bass burp
Cut guard taking another peek at Austin in his Union Jack underwear
Cut Austin slamming his balls with his car's gearshift a second time
Cut Vanessa blowing up the penis balloon
Cut Austin telling Random Task "you fight like a woman"
Extended "Female of the Species" slightly to fit extended end credits
VERSION 2 CHANGES (SEPT 2013):
Redid all cuts from scratch to fix audio echo problem
Restored second gunshot during Mustafa death scene
Fixed end credit spelling mistake
I watched the HD MKV. Picture quality was excellent. I also heard the echoey sounds in Dr. Evil’s lair and they bugged me (knocking points on A/V Quality). Editing was as smooth as Dougie’s bald head. The cuts worked well, awesome funny movie is still funny as hell.
A/V Quality - 8
Editing - 10
Narrative - 9
Enjoyment - 9 (original 10)
Recommended drink: Cosmo
(NOTE: Supposedly the editor has fixed the echo issues but I haven’t downloaded the V2 yet. If I ever check it out I’ll change the rating.)
So my thoughts while watching this and reviewing the cut list are that maybe this is not the AP movie that Frink should have started with. The potty humor in this one is really not that egregious and I really missed a couple of the scenes. I always get a good chuckle out of the post-thawing piss. I guess 'cause it reminds me of my morning pisses. I also thought you took out the best part of the Will Farrell death scene. When he says "you shot me" it never fails to crack me because of the surprised sound in his voice. Austin's fart poem and Fagina's reply "that was beautiful" was also missed. Those were the main three part I definitely missed. Everything else wasn't really missed especially the bathroom scene with Tom Arnold, which I was personally happy to see shortened.
The cuts seemed completely seamless to me, so kudos to your editing skills. however, I took note of the enhanced echo sounds in certain scenes and found it very distracting, but as discussed this may be due to the source material and not the editors fault. FYI - I was watching the MKV.
Really the one to start with should have been "The Spy Who Shagged Me" which contains way more than its fair share of gross out humor.
This should definitely be checked out and I recommend it for those who find the potty humor to be distracting. Personally, I have to say I prefer the original of this one, but I am looking forward to checking out "The Spy Who Shagged Me."
So its been YEARS since i've seen the original Austin Powers (probably at least 10 years, no exaggeration. So seeing as Frink had made an edit of the movie, I thought it'd be the perfect time to revisit it.
This is the first Frink edit I've watched from start to finish (I tried Ridiculous Menace and AOTR but they ended up not being my my cup of tea). I didn't read the cutlist before watching and I didn't rewatch the theatrical cut before watching this edit. But I did know that Frink had removed some of the potty humor.
The editing was pretty good. I did catch myself saying a few times "isn't there supposed to be a line or gag here?" but that was a consequence of remembering the original, the editing was damn near invisible for this edit!
Overall I enjoyed this edit. That being said I'll stick with the original. After viewing the cutlist, I missed most of the parts that Frink removed. But this is Frink's edit and not mine!
This edit is worth a watch, especially if you haven't seen the original in awhile and if you're like Frink and others who weren't fans of the potty humor in the theatrical cut.
Oh and a parting word to Frink, "Sanitized" is misspelled at the very end credits! Yeah, I went there!
This is a very interesting experiment done by Frink. Taking the hilarious AUSTIN POWERS INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY, remove what some consider to be "potty" or too over the top humor, and see what you have left?
Well I am happy to report you still have a very funny movie. I believe this is a true testament to the genius writing and performance of Mike Myers. His work often get dismissed as silly and juvenile, but I think this edit proves how clever and witty he really is.
But I must admit, I missed the potty humor. I think it is well done in these movies and takes it to another level of hilarity. And there were a couple scenes where the pacing/timing felt off to me because of the cut humor such as the bathroom toilet scene with Tom Arnold.
The video and audio was excellent and the cuts were well executed.
So a very good fan edit, I was well entertained but I still prefer the original.