Book of the Dead

 
8.3 (1)
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Book of the Dead
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Original Release Date:
1982 & 2013
Original Running Time:
85 minutes & 91 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
106 minutes approx
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
This edit has the original and remake in one movie.
Intention:
I came up with the idea to put the original and remake together. The happening of the original took place in the year 1983 and the remake in 2013.
Additional Notes:
This edit was revised in October 2015, any reviews previous to that refer to version 1. This edit is deleted and recut as Possession
Release Information
MP4/M4V/MOV
Editing Details:
Movie maker
Some elements of Adobe Premiere 13
Aiseesoft Blu-ray Converter Ultimate
RipEditBurn PLUS for audio editing
Wondershare video editor
Cuts and Additions:
I cut a lot of unnecessary dialogue in both movies.
Some other cuts:
Sandweiss drawing a clock is cut
At the end of the original Campell walks thru the cabin is cut
All scenes are cut in both movies that was not important for this edit, to make the horror and action on top.
There is music overdub from the remake in the original

User reviews

1 reviews

Overall rating 
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0  (1)
Visual Editing 
 
9.0  (1)
Audio Editing 
 
9.0  (1)
Narrative 
 
8.0  (1)
Enjoyment 
 
8.0  (1)
Overall rating 
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

I love the original Evil Dead series, the remake not as much. I was intrigued by this idea to make one super-long Evil Dead movie, but I was skeptical as I usually don't think 2-in-1 combo fanedits work (except for Matrix sequels).

A/V Quality - 9
HD quality is great, but the volume level for first Evil Dead was too low.

Editing - 9
Overall a great job done by Maniac. There were a couple audio transitions that stood out, but nothing major. The biggest editing issues I had were: 1) The reframing of the first Evil Dead could have been improved. It was just simply cropped and centered, and a handful of shots looked wrong. More attention should have been paid to this aspect. 2) The transition from the first movie to the second felt odd. I think it could have worked better if the cold opening from the remake had been placed at the very front of the edit, then go to 1983, then go to 2013.

Narrative & Enjoyment - 8
Eh, I didn't really think it worked out too well played back-to-back. It's obvious that the Necronomicons, cabins, etc. are not the same, and it feels a bit redundant to watch the same thing twice. An interesting experiment, but a bit of a drag. If this had been maybe 30 minutes shorter and more cleverly edited, this could have been something really great.

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MP4/AVI/etc. (HD)
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