Burlesque – The Sunset Strip Edit
THEATRICAL VERSION 1hr 58min
Added 12 min
New RT 2hr 8 min
This edit aims to expand and enhance BURLESQUE by adding in the deleted musical numbers, restoring the deleted shots which were removed to get a sanitised PG-13 rating, restoring the opening sequence that was dumped prior to release, and creating a new transition sequence to get to the theatre in a slightly less rushed fashion. Some cheese was inevitable trimmed. Alan Cummings musical number is restored to this version.
Some sequences were re-ordered and individual shots also re-ordered in places for flow, pace, transition and dramatic effect.
001 New opening taking the deletd opening and reordering some shots and some shot substitution
002 Custom credits added to the unfinnished opening
003 The new opening required somelens flair and lighting work to bring it into consitent shape
004 Some shot reordering when the cafe is opened and closed required including revering the video on 1 shot for continuity
005 New sequence for trip to Burlesque theatre added.
006 at 22:32 some additionaldialogue and shots added to the extended musical number that follows.
007 A shot of Christina Aguilera (CA) added back in from the theartical version for story advancement
008 reworking of close of musical number at 25:10
009 Musical number at 29:00 expanded and uses deleted shots
010 at 1:04:42 a big CA song required extnsive editing to use all the deleted material while re-inserting the story points from the theartical version for story advancement
011 at 1:11:26 a simialr approach for another a big CA song required extensive editing to use all the deleted material while re-inserting the story points from the theartical version for story advancement including some very fiddly audio work for ambien sounds
012 at 1:25:36 alan cummings deleted song is re-enstated …why would you cast someone like him and drop his big scene!!!!
013 Film plays out as per the theatrical version from here bar a very nifty creit insertion (which I think is seamless) in the end credit roll at :2:03:15
this is one of my wife's favorite movies, we went and seen it in the movies.
i didn't mind it but i felt it could have been better. so i got this sunset strip cut to see how it would come out and to get me some Browne points with the wife.
the brownie points worked as it is better with the extended songs(except the wife sings to them all)
the editing is seamless and audio editing is as good as you can get as i did not notice any problems the quality is DVD no problems there.
this is a recommended edit and i enjoyed it a lot
10 points for this edit
the first time i tried to watch this movie, the studio version, (with my wife) i fell asleep. i'm in love with cAguilera and i still couldn't stay awake. when i read about Wraith's version i was looking forward to the excuse to try watching it again. i was not disappointed. the changes and the quicker pace did help to keep me awake 'till the end.
i watched it compressed to a single layer dvd which was my choice so i can't say anything about the A/V quality. the Vid and Aud work was also flawless, no problems there.
while i really enjoyed the uninterrupted Alan Cumming routine was nice, but seeing it pop up again later on was off putting. but easily explained as a different night, same performance just like any other theater house. and its the part my wife didn't like much either, but she did see that there wasn't much way around it.
other than that small and pretty nit-picky thing, the edit was fantastic. and i appreciate the work that went into it.