Desperado: Grindhouse Cut

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A fast paced version with added Grindhouse effects.
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Original Release Date:
1995
Original Running Time:
104
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
77
Time Cut:
27
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Brief Synopsis:
A grindhouse version with a higher pacing.
Intention:
The original version has it's ups and downs and I wanted to create a highter paced version with some grindhouse elements added.
The main villan Bucho has too much screentime in my opinion and by reducing his scenes he becomes more mean and dangerous.
Other Sources:
added the song El amor by Rebekah Del Rio in the new intro/credits
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
*Added film damage and dirt
*Created a new intro/credit scene (added song El Amor by Rebekah Del Rio)
*Cut the first bar scene (Buscemi)
*Cut original credits and the fight scene that follows
*Cut the first scene at Bucho's place (fight scene)
*Trimmed the following bar scene
*Moved and combined Pick-up guy scenes
*Cut next scene at Bucho's place (bulletproof car)
*Cut telephone scene
*Cut scene at Bucho's place (Bucho shooting his own people)
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User reviews

2 reviews
Overall rating
 
7.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.5(2)
Visual Editing
 
7.0(2)
Audio Editing
 
10.0(2)
Narrative
 
9.5(2)
Enjoyment
 
6.0(2)
Overall rating
 
6.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
5.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
3.0
I have very mixed feelings about this edit. The original is a great film and this edit works fantastically as a grindhouse version...... but the added film grain and artefacts (scratches/dirt etc) are far too heavy for my taste, to the point that around halfway through I was avoiding looking directly at the screen (and even considered watching without my glasses but ended up skipping through to the fight scenes). If you can handle this level of noise then give it a try, but otherwise stick to the original. Overall, the action is still great, and the audio seemed slightly off by just a couple of milliseconds but I'm assuming that's intentional for the grindhouse feel. I really wanted to love this, but I just couldn't.

I've therefore left the video/audio quality score at a 10 but put the video edit at 5 and the enjoyment at 3, because I think that's the best way to balance the editor's technical achievements against their artistic decision detracting from it.

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No
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Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
The grindhouse overlay works very well, and certainly adds to the enjoyment.
The film certainly benefits from the adjusted run time.
Technically very well executed, on all fronts.
The original film was good, but this is a much better interpretation.

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