This edit could easily be called the definitive version. Wraith has a particular attention to detail and precision that some editors are missing in their work. Everything flowed beautifully and the editing is spot on as expected. This will be my go to version from now on! Well done Wraith and thanks for putting out top quality edits!
All the previous fan edits I've watched I've done so in standard definition, but I bought an external blu-ray drive specifically so I could see this cut in HD.
I'm glad I did!
I first saw CE3K on its original release and have been a big fan ever since. The differing versions have always fascinated me and my opinion as to which one was definitive was (a bit like Spielberg's) always changing with time. What really attracted me to Wraith's edit was the restoration of the blazing light finale. This was a crucial aspect of the visual feel of the film and it was very welcome to see it this way on my home cinema screen.
I believe the mark of a great movie is just how often you can re-visit it with satisfaction and this 'Complete Edition' delivers in spades. Technically excellent, Wraith has made the extended experience work and done the story proud. No matter how many times I see it, I'm always amazed at how much new things there are to discover, especially in that highly cinematic final act.
Full marks. Well done, and thanks Wraith.
One of my next stops (when I have three and a half hours to spare!) will be this editor's Roadshow Restoration of John Wayne's 'The Alamo.' I'm not a huge Wayne fan or even a Western fan particularly, but there' something about those old Roadshow presentations that make me wish I could have visited a picture house in the fifties and sixties.
An absolutely top notch edit! It was everything I wanted and more. The editing was seamless and the movie flowed perfectly. Visually fantastic, audibly fantastic and the definitive way to see this movie.
I just watched Wraith's edit of Close Encounters, This edit is just fantastic, I found that the scenes flowed smoothly and seamlessly so you can't tell where they have been added. If you you show this to someone who has not seen it, they would not know if this film is the official edit or not. Wraith, is a masterful editor, and this is not an edit that has been slapped together, this edit has been put together with love and care and attention to detail. From now on this will be my go to version!
You can tell when you are watching a masterpiece - because when it finishes, you find yourself wishing that it never ended at all. There is always a slight sense of melancholy is knowing that the story is over, and that the joy is over as well. Wraith's efforts at creating an enhanced version of this beloved science fiction classic has undoubtedly resulted in a cinematic triumph that surpasses what Spielberg originally presented to the mass public in 1977, and again in 1980.
To Wraith, I personally consider this fanedit to be a well-deserved feather in your cap, and an outstanding example to the other members of this website of the quality that can be produced by a faneditor who dedicates their time and effort to a worthy project.