Friday the 13th Part 2 [raymix]

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Tagline:
The body count continues...
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Original Release Date:
1981
Original Running Time:
87
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
72
Time Cut:
17
Time Added:
2
Subtitles Available?
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
New timeline moves the date back by a year, setting the film on a real Friday the 13th.
There are many cuts made to alter the timeline, remove filler, tighten the editing & improve the overall ambiance.
Intention:
This project aims to bring stronger continuity, tighter editing & improved pacing to all 12 films in the Friday the 13th movie series.
Other Sources:
Friday the 13th Soundtrack (Waxwork Records remaster, 2014)
Friday the 13th Part 2 Soundtrack (Waxwork Records remaster, 2014)
Sound Effects (freesound.org & youtube.com)
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
I tried to stay true to Susan E. Cunningham's editing style from the original film. I didn't want anything to seem changed or altered at all.
This mostly meant simple cutting & a general documentarian-style approach.
Cuts and Additions:
-added the Fanedit.org logo
-added my fanedit production logo.
-added music over the Paramount production logo & director credit. (Overlay of Evil)
-removed the recap / 'Annie at Home' scene.
-added new text explaining the previous events.
-changed the numeral in the title from Arabic to Roman.
-edited the Main Theme to match the new title sequence.
-added sound effects during the new title sequence.
-removed the opening credits.
-added "Thursday, June 12th 1980" text to the opening shot.
-cut the closeup of Ralph after Ginny drives past him.
-added a zoom-in towards the "Counselor Training Center" sign after Ginny drives past.
-removed the events from Paul's campfire story that don't align with my new timeline.
-moved Scott's nervous reaction to a different part of Paul's story.
-added "Friday, June 13th" text to the shot of Ginny waking up.
-Jason doesn't take as long to stab Vickie.
-cut Jason dragging the body down the stairs.
-less of Ginny standing around calling for Paul after he's attacked by Jason.
-Ginny makes a quicker escape from her car after knocking Jason over.
-cut Jason getting kicked in the balls.
-cut Ginny hiding in plain sight in front of Vickie's car.
-removed the 'Running Montage'.
-cut the rat peeing under the bed.
-Ginny takes faster action after Paul returns.
-less slo-mo on Ginny's machete chop.
-less slo-mo on Jason's smash n' grab.
-moved the zoom-in on Pamela to post-credits.
-added my production logo to the end.
-added music cue to post-credits & production logo. (Overlay of Evil)

User reviews

4 reviews
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0(4)
Visual Editing
 
10.0(4)
Audio Editing
 
10.0(4)
Narrative
 
9.3(4)
Enjoyment
 
9.5(4)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
When I first watched Friday the 13th Part 2, I was mostly bored to be honest. But I knew that it was Ray's favorite, so I couldn't help but curious to check out this edit. I mean, I plan to watch all of these, but in particular I wanted to start with this one, to see a fan bring out the best in their favorite movie.
I gotta say, I found myself enjoying this edit far more than I enjoyed the original version, Ray has really redeemed it for me. I don't think that the original is bad, but it just didn't resonate with me in the same way as other entries did. This edit definitely helped with that though, it's undoubtedly the best way to watch the movie.
Other than the opening with the girl from the first movie, I wasn't able to remember anything that was missing, and the editing was so seamless that there was never an indicator of anything being cut. This thing felt professional all the way through, there's really nothing negative I could possibly think to say about this. I don't agree with any of the criticisms from other reviews, the expository opening text worked nicely and the character introductions didn't feel abrupt.
I can't think of anything else to say here, I'm just looking forward to catching up with the rest of the Friday the 13th [raymix] series!
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(Updated: April 01, 2022)
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
Very good, it removed all the filler and made the movie more fun to watch.

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Yes
Format Watched?
Digital
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Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
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10.0
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9.0
Another solid edit! Ray Danger once again trims the fat with cuts so seamless you wouldn't even know they were there.
The opening prologue with Alice is removed and replaced with a short text recap of the events of the first film, which helps to get to the meat of the story right away. While watching, I didn't miss this scene. However, as a fan of the franchise I always enjoyed this bit of connective tissue, and the idea of killing off the first film's final girl in the opening moments really set the stage for Jason's rampage. That said, since the epilogue was cut in the first raymix film (which now ends with Alice being pulled into the lake by Jason), the choice to remove Alice entirely makes complete sense from a narrative perspective. I don't feel the opening is as abrupt as someone else said. It simply introduces a new cast of characters, which is not uncommon in the world of horror franchises (see Nightmare on Elm St. 2).

The adjusted dates are appreciated again, especially with the references to "Five years ago" often mentioned out loud.
The strongest part of this edit is it's pacing. Part 2 has always felt like the appetizer for what would be the traditional, hockey-mask wearing Jason originated in Part 3, which also leans into more gruesome kills. This films still captures the essence of the first, by not showing more than Jason's hands until almost a whole hour in, but also starts to feel like a simple rehash, especially with the new intro leaving out Alice. That said, still an enjoyable watch and a great set up for the more exciting future of the franchise! (I love that there are post credits shots. The shot of Mrs. Voorhees' head is a great tease at there being more to come!)

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Yes
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Digital
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Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
This new cut of Part II maintains the same high level of technical quality as Ray Danger's previous Friday the 13th edit, and does a great job of streamlining the core narrative. I quite enjoyed the cut overall, but I did have some gripes with the open and close of the edit.

The opening text exposition felt lengthy to me, and it's a little tough for me to buy the revised account of events given what we see in the first film, as well as the conversations that follow in Part II. No part of me missed the opening Alice scenes, but their absence made the transition to our new Part II characters feel a bit abrupt.

Also, though I have no idea what could be done to adjust what I find to be a jarring ending in the original, it did feel a little off to see a dream sequence for the very first time after Alice's dreams from Part I and II were cut.

These minor quibbles aside, this is yet another enjoyable [raymix], and a strong follow-up to Ray Danger's cut of the original.

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Digital
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