Event Horizon: Slashed aka Killer Horizon
Lord Of Illusions (1995)
Don Juan DeMarco (1995)
The Exorcist (1973)
1. New: Opening Titles
2. New: Dream Sequence
3. Cut: 15 minutes of opening scenes
4. New: Dr. Weir’s first hallucination
5. Cut: Cheap expository lines and attempts at light comedy from the first briefing scene
6. Cut: Dr. Weir wanting to accompany the first inspection of the Event Horizon
7. Cut: Constant talking during the first Event Horizon exploration
8. New: The Gravity Drive or Gate Way now tempts Justin to probe it
10. Cut: Justin saying “Shit” before he is sucked into the Gate Way (His mouth does not move, post dubbed)
11. Cut: Richard T. Jones’s constant talks as he saves Justin (Post dubbed)
12. Cut: Explosion and sparks flying every where (A clichÃ� I never want to see again)
13. New: More power-full explosion
14. Cut: Most Lewis & Clark interior scenes as the ship damaged
15. Cut: Richard T. Jone’s Cooper and Dr. Weir arguing about Justin and the Gate Way being liquid etc.. terrible over-acting by Jones
16. Cut: Opening of the scene where Dr. Weir explains the Gravity Drive …bad acting by Joely Richardson
17. New: Horror as ship starts banging
18. Cut: The scene where Joely Richardson explains her “theory”… “I think the ship is reacting to us!”
19. New: Extended Horror after the Captain says ” It is all in your head!”
15. Cut: Dr. Weir using bolt gun
16. Cut: Cooper’s ride in space on a piece of Lewis & Clark shrapnel
17. New: Shot of Cooper drifting to his death in space
18: Cut: Cooper’s return and call for help through a window
19. New: Ending
21. New: Partial end credits and new end music
Many cuts and additions have not been listed.
Notes On Sound Editing
1. New Opening Music by Lalo Schifrin from his rejected “The Exorcist” Score (Edited and Remixed)
2. Removed lines that explain the action as is happening
3. Added numerous Sound Effects
4. New End Credits Remixed Music
A grim overhaul of a muddled SciFi / Horror film. Mollo pulls this out of tech and into fire and blackness, heightening the horror elements with relish.
Audio/Video Quality - The DVD is not available. Not that I am complaining. This is one of those edits I waited and waited for. Literally. One particular file refused to download and I waited over two weeks, until one afternoon when it started going. For newcomers, patience does bear rewards.
The avi image is a little soft and is undoubtedly superior on the DVD version. The audio is muffled at times and I suspect is not better on the larger DVD.
Video - 640p, MPEG-4. Well done throughout, in an ambitious edit. Numerous alterations are unnoticed. The additional scenes were worked in nicely.
Audio - 2-channel, MP3 128kbps. Man, this is where the edit really shines. This is an outstanding soundscape Mollo has crafted. Do not overlook the extras! The “Evil Sounds” bonus is a clinic on relayering audio channels. Aspiring editors would be well advised to study this.
Narrative - Coherence gets lost in this. Of course the film was always a jumble. Dr. Weir seems even odder from the get-go and his usefulness onboard is negligible. An asteroid (from Deep Impact) sweeps past in the beginning for no real reason, though it is in the alternative ending bonus. At the end, Capt Miller sends Lt. Starck to the command deck for intel, and she ... it is not explained. This turns into a flat out horror film with many stray threads and unanswered questions. That is not a problem, a lot of mysteries have no solutions, but there seem to be an awful lot in this edit. The pacing also feels rushed, very much so past the midway point.
Enjoyment - Appreciate would be a better word. I recognize and admire much of what Mollo did here. It does feel like a horror film, which was his intention, though not a particularly intelligent one. He removed much of the stupid factor, which is commendable, yet many of the characters are reduced to sketches. I never cared about them, so I never cared what happened to them. Tough luck, kids, I thought.
On one hand, the outro music, the last taste one gets from any film, was incongruous, intrusive and irritating.
On the other hand, the bonus features, redeemed quite a bit for me. Seeing how much Mollo had done, just with one brief scene, had me recognize and applaud the work he did with this. Adding those bonus features in a folder along with the feature .avi is genuinely considerate.
Good edit, worth viewing. Based on other reviews, tracking down the DVD is recommended.
i was always a big fan of event horizon,
so when i saw this fanedit i had to see it.
im glad i did it was awesome the whole movie felt new there was so much work that went in to this.
i love all the added scenes and the new ending was so good, this fanedit deleted all the cheese and made it a solid scary horror movie.
this is a highly recommended fanedit to any scifi horror fan or just any horror fan in general.
i watched the avi and the PQ was pretty bad i recommend getting the dvd as you will always watch this version over the original.
i highly recommend this fanedit.
You know, I've always really liked Event Horizon. It scared the crap out of me the first time I saw it, and I think it's still one of the best in the limited "space horror" genre. So I was really excited to experience the movie in a different way, and I'm happy to report that Mollo did not disappoint. The mood in this version is a lot more serious, with much of the worst character "dialogue" removed (I'm looking at you, Cooper!). The flip side of this is that some of the characters don't make nearly as much of an impression, but I'm going to say that it was still a good move as they're not constantly wrecking the tone with their foolishness. The demonic angle is amped up in this version as well, to great effect. With so much cutting and re-arranging of scenes, some of the original's slow-burn sense of dread is lost, but the added demonic flourishes and adjusted music compensate for that enough to bring everything back into balance. I thought all the integrated footage from other movies worked swimmingly, especially the extra audio elements. The new ending, too, was IMO a smashing success, very artfully done and disturbing. There were a few rough edges, editing-wise, but nothing so glaring that I was taken out of the film, and (while still watchable) I wouldn't necessarily recommend the SD AVI file as it's just too compressed for a film this dark.
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dogmeuk sept 29 2009
Great fan edit and a marked improvement over the original film. I liked Event Horizon but felt it was lacking in certain areas. I’ll watch this fan edit a lot more than the original in future.