Creasy - A Man on Fire Fanedit

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Creasy - A Man on Fire Fanedit
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Original Release Date:
2004
Original Running Time:
146
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
103
Time Cut:
50
Time Added:
7
Brief Synopsis:
Now this is a true revenge thriller from the POV of Creasy including a new ending. More cruelty, more vengeance, less distractions. And finally there is even is a reason for it all.
Intention:
Man on fire was a genre mix and therein was its major problem. The audience never knew what they were watching: a movie about kidnappings? about a drunkard bodyguard? about revenge? about a lost man finding love? about betrayal?

We think Tony Scott was over-ambitious with this project, he wanted too much and integrated too much and did not know, where to stop.
We corrected that by editing the movie all around Creasy, the main hero. We could have also made a movie about kidnappings in Mexico City, with Denzel as supportive actor and even that should have been better than the original MAN ON FIRE.

Our edit is a revenge movie, rather classical, a relationship between a ruthless killer and a sweet kid is formed, the kid is killed, revenge is taken, the killer dies as martyr. Seen a thousand times and still a good concept.
Additional Notes:
Time needed for the edition planning: 15 weeks editing: 4 days sound editing: 7 days trailer: 1 day DVD layout and features: 3 days persons involved: 6
Release Information:
DVD
Special Features
DVD – Features:

Language: English
Subtitles: English, English for the spanish parts only
Trailer
Trailershow
5 deleted scenes /re-arranged for context)
Animated menus
Scene Selection Menus
Cover and Disk Art
presented in NTSC 16:9 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen
ac-3 2 channel sound
Cuts and Additions:
1 removed the beginning about kidnappings in Mexico city. Our edit is not about kidnappings, it is about a bodyguard.

2 removed all scenes, where Creasy is not present, including Mickey Rourke scenes, Pita’s family and the investigation of Manzano and Mariana.

3 removed Pita’s return and Creasy’s death on the way to Daniel Sanchez. We kept Pita dead. Our main reason for this edit. If Pita was alive, all the brutality and killings would have made no sense. Creasy’s mission was not to save Pita, but to revenge her death.

4 added an important voice-over in the phone talk between Daniel and Creasy: “Mr. Creasy, for the life of my brother, I am going to meet you.” This is the most important line in our edit (although it should have been: “Senior Creasy”, instead of “Mister Creasy”). It is the reason for Daniel to meet with Creasy, even though he knows that Creasy will try to kill him.

5 added the ass-bomb ingredients as transparent transition in he car dirve scene to Daniel. Everybody should be aware, how Creasy is planning to kill Daniel. (the scene did not turn out to be as effective as we wanted it to, but it is sufficient).

6 added the alternative ending, which actually was to take place after car ride (which was the original ending). The villain has to die and he has to die by the hand of our hero.

7 One more crucial change was the final music, which we never thought to be fitting, so we replaced it completely.
Cover art by Boon23(DOWNLOAD HERE)
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Cover art by Castor & Troy(DOWNLOAD HERE)
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9.3
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9.0(2)
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10.0(2)
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10.0(2)
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10.0(2)
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8.8(13)
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9.8
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8.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
Having never seen the original, I can't directly compare...but a quick trip to Wikipedia to read the plot summary makes it clear that this is a very different film. I was shocked to see that the original has a ridiculous twist ending that utterly undermines the entire revenge and sacrifice narrative in favor of a sappy Hollywood ending. At the last second, it turns out Pita was alive the whole time?? Give me a break; it seems obvious that this was a result of studio interference and a preference for a "happy ending."

Thankfully, that's been corrected by CBB. This is now an absolutely brutal REVENGE movie about a man whose only goal is to mercilessly hunt down and murder Pita's killers. "Creasy" is edited so flawlessly, taking place entirely from the eponymous protagonist's perspective, it's hard to imagine that the original was so vastly different. It's a testament to the strength of the edit that it's pulled off so well here.

The core narrative is effective and powerful. Creasy forms a bond with Pita, fails to protect her, and then exacts brutal vengeance. Simple, straightforward, and enjoyable. Without giving away the ending of this edit, I honestly have no idea how it was put together....presumably there was in fact an entire alternate ending filmed? However it was done, CBB's edit is absolutely flawless. The only reason A/V isn't a 10 is because it isn't 1080p, but the quality is solid regardless. Highly recommended.

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