Exit to Eden: The "Things Are Not Looking So Rosie" Edition
(Actually, that's a complete whitewash of my intention. I just wanted to cut Rosie O'Donnell out of the movie. The fact that it wound up bringing the plot closer to the original novel was just a happy accident.)
Video: XviD, 1204Kbps
Audio: MP3, 192Kbps
The "diamond smugglers" subplot is still there, but it is not nearly as intrusive; it serves a couple of important roles in the story, so it had to stay for the sake of continuity. So, relax Iman fans: she's still in the picture.
Overall, I agree with Neglify's review. Making this fanedit was obviously a difficult task, as the original intent of the movie was to water down the story by adding a superfluous heist story over it. Slark takes as much of that away as possible, which could not have been easy.
When I watched it, it reminded me of a really good workprint. If I was a director, I'd be calling for some reshoots to polish up the picture. Obviously, Slark was stuck with what was originally released, and with that, he produced an edit which is much closer to the flavor and intent of Rice's original work. :) Well done.
Overall I enjoyed "Exit To Eden", except of course for the visual impairment that came with seeing Rosie in a dominatrix outfit. Never would I have imagined someone would have the bright idea to cut Rosie out and keep it focused to the love story. As slark says, the film is far from perfect even without the stupid Rosie and Dan Aykroyd plot, but now you can watch this guilty pleasure movie with less guilt and more pleasure.
This edit isn't perfect though. The A/V quality is good but it's just an XVID AVI. The editing overall was impressive considering how much Rosie voice-over there was. There are some rough spots in the editing, most noticeable in the finale.
Overall I think this version is far superior to the original but a bit rough around the edges.