I've seen this one before a few years ago, and came back to see Daredevil in all its cheesy glory. UA has done an excellent job here at removing a lot of the fluff, unnecessary scenes and cringe to leave a stronger, darker film.
A/V Quality: DVD quality. Dialogue was sometimes not that clear on my stereo TV.
Editing: Superb. I did not notice any of the cuts, visual or audio. Very well done.
Narrative: Clear throughout. I feel that a bit too much was cut from the legal subplot involving Joe Pantoliano, as I wasn't completely following what was going on there. The final duel between Daredevil & Bullseye was cut, however I now agree with this decision as looking back on it, it wasn't necessary, and there was no reason for Bullseye to stick around.
In addition, the intro is very well crafted, and the DVD extras are hilarious.
Overall, this is an excellent edit that manages to cut a whopping 40 minutes from Daredevil yet remain coherent and enjoyable. Strong recommend.
I have a soft spot for the Daredevil movie (the Director's Cut is best), and really enjoyed this fanedit. Less cheese (e.g. removing the fight in the park, awful lines like "How do you kill a man without fear?” “By puttin’ the fear in him.” ), better narrative (e.g. replacing flashback structure with a proper chronology), less waffle (e.g. Bullseye in hospital), colour and music tweaks (e.g. Daredevil's "vision") and removal of poor effects (e.g. in the bar fight); there is now a strong development of Matt's character, and sense of his inner struggles, and the nods to Marvel and the comic generally also seem to stand out more clearly. Best version yet!
Amazing edit! As a fan of the Daredevil comics and the TV show, this edit really does the material justice and was much more entertaining to watch through. Taking out some of the really campy moments that I remember from the theatrical DVD version like the Elektra and Matt fight in the park really helped with fixing the tone of the movie. Speaking of Elektra the focus on the romance subplot is left more in the background and I love it- having it focus more on Matt's job as a lawyer was a good focus. Other elements I really love was the montage of Matt training by Stick, the removal of the fire in the bar thats shaped as the daredevil logo and the most important part that this edit did was have Daredevil not killing THANK YOU. I also love how UA embraces the dated, in its time feel with the music choices.
The only thing I would've liked to have seen is the Daredevil vs Bulleye moment to wrap things up in a neat bow but otherwise fantastic seamless editing that streamlines the plot and refines the tone. Fantastic work Uncanny Antman!
Very solid edit. Watched this a few years ago, I still remember the excellent intro credits and music. Pretty much all of the weak parts of this film were taken out, although I have a certain nostalgia for Daredevil so I was disappointed to not see the final fight between Daredevil & Bullseye included. I understand its exclusion though as it was unnecessary.
needless to say i went to watch this fanedit not expecting much considering both theatrical and director cuts of daredevil are not the best in the way of storytelling but after viewing i can say i really enjoyed the experience.quite a few of the corny lines and terrible cgi wirework shots have been removed,the story has been streamlined to keep the story flowing. i liked the updated musical choices in certain scenes , and the decision uncanny antman went with for the movie to end with the reporter not revealing he knew.
there was really only one scene i had trouble was when he asks electra her name in the cafe' she leaves without saying ,and in the very next scene affleck tells favaraux her name is elctra(i would have shown affleck @ computer printing out a piece of paper ,running his finger across braille and dubbed the word electra in).
i wonder if in the future there might be an electra fanedit, after watching this i know i would watch it. A solid edit worth a view or two.