Blade Runner: Danse Macabre
- Blu-Ray (BD-25)
-Added Blade Runner: Danse Macabre title
-Removed Opening Text Scroll
-Added new Text (fictional quote from Tyrell)
-Removed most of Deckard getting food
-Removed most of Leon's V.K. Test
-Re-edited opening shots of LA to correlate with new music
-Removed Gaff's origami
-Trimmed dialog between Deckard & Bryant
-Removed dialog, "No." "But that's a risk..."
-Re-edited Rachael V.K. Test so that more time appears to have passed
-Removed dialog, "Commerce, more human..."
-End scene after dialog, "Memories..."
-Intercut between Deckard in Leon's apartment with Leon/Roy going to Chew's
-Remove Deckard inviting Rachael into his apartment
-Intercut between Pris meeting JF and Deckard in his apartment
-Removed Unicorn Dream
-Modified "CSI" scene to be slightly less egregious
-Removed Deckard/Taffy scene
-Removed Deckard calling Rachael
-Removed "headshot" of Leon
-Added hard out
-Re-edited Deckard/Rachael scene such that romance is minimized and his aggression is highlighted (he rapes her)
-Removed scene of JF meeting Roy
-JF doesn't "Checkmate", only "Checks"
-Re-edited Roy killing Tyrell so it's more "heard, not seen"
-Removed Roy riding the elevator
-Re-edited Pris' attack on Deckard so it's less implausible
-Re-edited final shot of Deckard killing Pris so it's more "heard, not seen"
-Removed Roy's first encounter with Pris' body
-Removed Roy's head going through the wall
-Removed the dove
-Removed "Slave" dialog
-Removed repetive shot of Deckard looking at Roy
-Removed dialog, "Done a man's job..."
-Removed dialog, "Finished."
-Removed Unicorn Origami
-Removed Deckard/Rachael scene
This was a great edit. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was intrigued by this from listening to the Feature This podcast. When I read about it in the forums, I mistook your saying "this was a boring movie" as "this is not a good movie." When I heard you start to talk about it, I decided to watch the edit. Here, Blade Runner is tight, streamlined down to about an hour and 20 minutes. I feel like it flies by but in a good way. Compared to the relative crawl of the original, this felt refreshing. I loved the new score; I kept saying I couldn't believe this track works so well with this quite a few times. The ending was perfect; loved it.
A/V: 10/10 - The blu-ray looked great, the sound was very balanced to me.
Visual Editing: 10/10 - Invisible cuts, which is no small feat because lots of little parts in scenes are excised throughout the whole thing.
Audio Editing: 10/10 - Loved the new score. Can't say enough how well it worked with the visuals for me.
Narrative: 9/10 - Very quick but everything is there. It actually rewards repeat viewings because I watched this twice. The second time I wanted to listen to the commentary track but was unable to on the menu. So I just watched it again anyway and a couple of things I thought were holes or didn't make sense were set up well, just that it doesn't spoonfeed anything to the viewer.
Enjoyment: 9/10 - Really enjoyed this. My only minor quibbles relate to the disc. The menu buttons aren't mapped correctly. When I hit down it goes down to 'Audio' but up does not go up to 'Play Movie.' The left/right buttons are mapped to it even though it's a vertical menu, as well as down but not up. Maybe that's my player for some odd reason. The other thing is that if you make a blu-ray disc (believe me, I know the hassle), why not put chapters in the movie? It's as easy as dropping flags into your timeline and adds to the polish. The commentary track did not work which was a big bummer. I will try to burn the disc again and update this but when I accessed the audio menu and clicked on anything (Fanedit Commentary, Dolby 5.1 or Subtitles OFF) I just got a red X and nothing actually changed.
Now, the one harsh criticism I have for this edit is that the name 'Tyrell' is misspelled in the opening quote of the entire film! I don't know how that happens.
Other than that, phenomenal work and highly recommended.
I'm a fan of Blade Runner but I do understand people who find it boring. I also love the soundtrack (but music is such a subjective thing so I also understand why some people might not like it).
I liked the majority of the music choices in this edit. Although to I'm not in the same camp as Neglify in that I didn't like some of the ironic music choices (i.e. Roy's fight with Leon) but like I said, music is subjective. Again, I did enjoy the majority of the music choices.
I've watched a couple of fanedits that tried to streamline Blade Runner. I think it's an extremely hard task to do well. This was definitely a valiant and enjoyable effort.
Quality of the movie and the editing itself were very well done. Nice job beezo!
This was a really nicely done edit. I love "Blade Runner" as is (the so-called Director's Cut is my favorite version) but I can certainly understand why someone would think it's boring and needs "salvaging".
A/V Quality and Editing are top notch, excellent work. As for Narrative and Enjoyment, this version feels a bit off and some of the bigger changes you made I didn't like too much. The music you used was great and I especially liked some of the songs you used ironically. As well, props for including an audio commentary (which I see is your M.O. so far on fanedits). I listened the full commentary and it was great that you pointed out a lot of edits I wouldn't have noticed, such as shots you reversed, and I felt like I completely understood your editing choices and why you changed what you did.