As is usually the case with the best extended cuts, scenes that develop character and/or setting are reinstated to the benefit of the whole. In the case, we get a much better sense of the cast from some quieter scenes, especially in the first act. All in all, this is a perfect version of one of the great horror movies -- and honestly best comedies, action movies and, for long stretches, laid-back 70s vibing movies. The longest possible version of one of the greatest films of all time? Why you'd have to be brain-dead not to love it!
I am an extended edition buff and have a big collection of original ones and all the fanedits from here.
Many extended editions do not add anything to the movie, just add more useless scenes. I will rate the ones here.
Rating criteria: image quality, sound quality, 3x improvement, overall.
Image Quality: 9 of 10
Sound Quality: 10 of 10
Improvement: 10 of 10
Overall: 10 of 10
Fantastic job. If you loved this movie for as long as I have, seeing it in a whole new light is wonderful, and inspiring. In fact re-locating this version recently, lead me to this forum, and lead me to try my hand at re-editing myself. Great job, great picture, great movie!!