Azazel

 
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Azazel
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Original Release Date:
1998
Original Running Time:
123
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
110
Time Cut:
14
Time Added:
1
Brief Synopsis:
This edit of FALLEN was most of all created to let AZAZEL not win. Gone is the demon narration as well as over-the-top or unneeded scenes. Now it’s “just” a horror thriller”.
Intention:
Being always disappointed by the cat thing, the Stones songs, Denzel’s uninspired voiceovers and the somewhat disappointing ending, FALLEN never ranked too high in my list of best movies, yet it had some great moments that made it worthwhile for me to think about changing it. I wanted most of all to let Azazel not win and get rid of the stuff that bothered me. In the end, all the narration went bye-bye, which was a difficult undertaking sound-wise and the plot was changed to make the new ending ending possible.
Special Thanks:
Winnie, ThrowgnCpr, Mollo, Avp and the fabulous FE community
Release Information
NTSC DVD-5
Special Features

110 minutes Single Layer NTSC 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen with AC3-5.1 audio
LANGUAGES : ENGLISH (5.1) GERMAN (2.0) SPANISH (2.0)
SUBTITLES : ENGLISH (selectable)
MENUS : animated with sound
SCENE SELECTION : yes
EXTRAS: Trailer
Deleted Scenes Featurette (with commentary)
CBB Overview for all 29 fanedits
COVER&Disc ART : yes, on DVD-Rom part
Editing Details:
Fallen is already a well made horror thriller in its original version. It has depth, thrilling atmosphere, good acting and some unforgettable moments (move-by-touch and Time-is-on-my-side anyone?). Still the narrative and the rather unsatisfying ending don’t make it a classic. By turning the focus from Azazel, who tells the original story, to Hobbes, the cop that hunts him, the mood of the movie is changed a lot. The moments when Hobbes is followed are more scary and the moments of silence have way more depth. With the cats gone and some rather stupid discussions deleted, it mounts into an all new and exciting ending.
Cuts and Additions:
- deleted all of Azazel’s narrative voiceovers
- deleted the beginning, started with Hobbs
- replaced title credits with my own to get rid of the Rollign Stones song
- deleted Azazel watching Hobbes when he enters the police station
- cut a bit of Hobbes’ checking out the empty house.
- cut the cat from watching Hobbs studying demonology.
- deleted Hobbes’ “Come on out” speech
- cut Stanton’s “what are you talking about” speech
- trimmed Azazel’s roleplay as Jonesy
- cut Azazel/Jonesy hunting Hobbes in the house
- deleted the cat
- created new ending
Cover art by ThrowgnCpr (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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9.2
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0

This was a great edit! I only watched Fallen once years ago and didn’t refamiliarize myself. Editing here was seamless, I couldn’t tell what had been cut. The story works well and I enjoyed it much more this time around than I remember when I watched the original.

A/V Quality - 9
Editing - 10
Narrative - 9
Enjoyment - 9 (original 8)

Recommended drink: Bourbon and ginger ale

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Just watched with the wife last night: this was an amazing experience – perfectly paced, what kept going through my head was:

“I hope Denzel Washington sees this, so he’d see his amazing performance sharpened and enhanced, and so he can hire the CBB crew to edit his other films!”

CBB really shaped this movie into a gem!

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I never saw the original, and I never will, because what ever it would be like, it can’t be as good as this. Although I get a sense of what it was like from the extras.
Thank you for this excellent version. 10/10

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