Conan the Destroyer - Serious Edition

Conan the Destroyer - Serious Edition

 
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Conan the Destroyer - Serious Edition
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Original Release Date:
1984
Original Running Time:
103
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
79
Time Cut:
24
Brief Synopsis:
This an attempt to make Conan the Destroyer (1984) a more serious movie.
Intention:
Conan the Barbarian (1982) was probably one of the finest fantasy films ever made. The sequel wasn’t unfortunately, it was toned down to get a PG rating, and added too much humour in the process. Annoyingly Conan was given not just one sidekick, but three of them, and each has cringeworthy one-liners or silly moments. Also a whiny girl was added into the mix, and Conan is made more of an idiot.
Special Features
2.35:1 PAL Anamorphic
English Dolby Digital 5.1
Deleted Footage Extra
Editing Details:
What I have done is reduce the humour and jokes to the bare minimum. Removed much of the silly moments with Conan and deleted as much of the naive princess as possible. Other changes include removing a scene explaining the bad guys motives too early, an awful fireside drunk scene and the ending is much improved ending on a more sombre note. When the monster dies at the end, Conan now kills it before it collapses, making him seem more heroic. Altogether 18 minutes have been removed.
Cover art by Boon23 (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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8.6
 
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10.0

stubbs20 june 21 2009

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6.0

Istvan6 may 24 2009

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10.0

thefaneditrcritic may 24 2009

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6.0

Aug 2 2010

I really wanted to love this one. I REALLY, REALLY wanted. And I almost did. The theatrical release was an abomination that insulted both the previous film and the audience, and this fanedit does fix a lot of that and improves the narrative a great deal. However, a lot of the audio cuts are resolved through the fadeout-fadein route (instead of crossfades or just plain cuts), which is totally distracting, clearly marks the places where material is missing, and took me out of the movie every single time.

I can’t rate it higher than a 6/10, but I encourage Leonenut to make a 2.0 version. This can be very good, it just needs to be polished.

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(Updated: August 29, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
7.6
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
7.0

june 12, 2010

The actual editing is good. But, sorry, I still didn’t like it.

This edit takes out a lot of the campy humor that plagued the sequel to the terrific Conan The Barbarian. Sadly, doing that alone still doesn’t make the film feel like a good follow-up. What it does is make it sequel watchable, so that’s always a plus. But, I think taking out the humor is just the first step to fully polishing this movie up. A couple things that I think would help work would be to trim Arnold’s dialogue. In Conan the Barbarian, he hardly speaks. Here, he speaks much more frequently. He doesn’t feel like the stone cold bad ass barbarian anymore. Secondly, any successful attempt to integrate the music from Conan the Barbarian would be tremendous. That film had such a identifiable and great soundtrack, that adding some of it in here would make leaps and bounds to making Conan the Destroyer “feel” like the first.

editing 9/10
film 6.5/10 (original is 4/10)

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