Crossing Mulberry Street

 
9.5 (4)
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Original Release Date:
1973
Original Running Time:
112
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
43
Time Cut:
79
Brief Synopsis:
Streamlined version of Mean Streets focusing on Charlie trying to balance protecting his friends and breaking into the "family" business.
Intention:
My intention with this edit was to make a more streamlined version of Mean Streets. This was originally a part of a planned project with Neglify and Dwight Fry to do a "New York Stories" compilation of shorts. This project never materialized so I decided to release my short by itself.
Additional Notes:
There are two instances where sound drops out when a character is talking, this is inherent to the source material and not something I tried to fix.
Special Thanks:
Neglify and Dwight Fry for previewing and providing feedback. TM2YC for doing a poster and for generously offering to host this short edit on his vimeo account!
Release Information
  • NTSC DVD-5
  • AVI/MKV
Cuts and Additions:
This is not an exhaustive list, just the changes I remember off the top of my head.
- Changed opening
- Removed character intros
- Removed all voice over narration
- Removed side plot with dancer
- Reduced romance story line
- Removed all the religious themes
Poster by TM2YC (DOWNLOAD HERE) image

Full Fanedit (Password: fanedit.org)

User reviews

4 reviews

Overall rating 
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.3  (4)
Visual Editing 
 
10.0  (4)
Audio Editing 
 
10.0  (4)
Narrative 
 
9.3  (4)
Enjoyment 
 
9.5  (4)
Overall rating 
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

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

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Yes
Format Watched?
DVD
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Overall rating 
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

A great Gatos fanedit, not much I can say except I recommend watching it.

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Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
Format Watched?
DVD
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Overall rating 
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

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.

User Review

Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
Format Watched?
MP4/AVI/etc. (SD)
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Overall rating 
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

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.

Narrative: 9
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.

Enjoyment: 9
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.

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Yes
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MP4/AVI/etc. (SD)
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