Duel – Remixed by Jorge
I first saw Duel a month ago and I enjoyed it but I got bored with it too easily. Enter Jorge. His remixed version is leaner and meaner. I was very impressed with the 2.35 aspect change and the editing was invisible. The best Remixed by Jorge edit I’ve seen.
A/V Quality - 9
Editing - 10
Narrative - 9
Enjoyment - 9 (original 7)
Recommended drink: Anything with a chaser
October 12, 2011
This was a great edit of a great film. It was only afterwards that I remembered scenes that were cut, and only one of those I missed (the diner, where he hassles the wrong driver). The new aspect ratio worked well overall and was only noticeably ‘squashed’ in places. Excellent job, thanks.
December 14, 2009
I have a couple of Jorge’s edits and they all replace my store-bought DVDs as the preferred version to watch. I grew up in the late 80s watching “Duel” on late night Tv and so am a fan of this movie. This is a great alternate version o fthe movie. Technically a 10 and an 8 for the edit. I like both the original and the edit of this movie.
May 5, 2009
An underrated classic gets the remixed by Jorge treatment and is a thrilling ride worth taking.
I always enjoyed the original but this edit really ratchets up the tension and the new aspect ratio provides a more claustrophobic experience which adds to the excitement.
I agree w/ joebshmoe that even more could have probably been cut but what is here works just fine.
The only major omission I noticed was the “cafe rest stop” scene which I enjoyed in the original but its removal doesnt harm the edit and works well to keep the film moving at a faster pace. overall a great job by a great editor.
Entertainment 8/10 I loved it but it doesnt replace my original, rather gives a newer, faster more modern cinema experience.
Editing 10/10 as always, flawless
Video quality 7/10 looked good but this is an older film and the source isnt very crisp. No fault of Jorge but this film could benefit from a new transfer
Audio quality 8/10 sounded great but could benefit from a remaster.