Crossing Mulberry Street
- NTSC DVD-5
- Changed opening
- Removed character intros
- Removed all voice over narration
- Removed side plot with dancer
- Reduced romance story line
- Removed all the religious themes
This is a great streamlined get to the point edit. The story doesn't lose any of it's impact and is still a great experience. Editing was seamless
A great Gatos fanedit, not much I can say except I recommend watching it.
Gatos gives this slow burn of a film a shot of caffeine. De Niro's Johnny Boy cannon remains loose, and even with extensive cuts, there's enough left to tell that Charlie (Keitel) is having issues being in the family business. Which brings me to a recommendation: Scorsese should bring Gatos into his family business. Imagine a besuited Gatos making his rounds with the neighborhood editors and trying to keep situations from, you know, getting out of hand.
Audio/Video Quality: 9
It's standard Def but a nice grainy well encoded kind of standard def. The soundmix of the source movie is a bit rough around the edges so it's the same here.
Visual Editing: 10
I'm not that familiar with the source but I didn't notice a single cut. Perfect.
Audio Editing: 10
Ditto. Having the best bits of the pop soundtrack all condensed down makes it a wonderful rockin' experience.
Some details are only sketchded out but there is just enough here to define these characters properly and there is very little to get bored with. It's a glimpse in to a way of life, not a whole life story.
I have many Scorsese films in my collection but 'Mean Streets' is one of my least favourite. So I was a bit surprised how much I enjoyed this edit. I remember being pretty bored last time I viewed the original movie but this mini-edit flys along with a kind of dangerous energy. Makes me think I should give the original another go some time.