Friday the 13th Part 2 [raymix]

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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
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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)

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I'm going to keep these reviews very brief as I'm reviewing numerous films in RayDanger's series -

First off, the Friday the 13th series is not top shelf cinema, but they are a fun set of films. RayDanger does a miraculous job of streamlining the entire series, providing a lovingly curated narrative that is more sensical that the ones that the original producers released.

It terms of visual tone, audio, and overall editing, the experience is greatly improved with greater emphasis on suspense throughout.

This version of Part 2 establishes itself as the strongest second installment of all the big slasher series, introducing Jason as a menacing figure taking up his mother's responsibilities right where she left off. RayDanger removed all chronological confusion and heightened the characterization of the film's victims, resulting in a faced-paced, tense viewing experience.

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Greatly improved pacing. No more filler. Turns the film from a good decent film to a great one! Can't recommend this edit enough!

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It's slimmer and faster! Anyone on a binge-watch would appreciate this edit. I continue to love the video quality which looks superb. I would definitely recommend watching this and continuing.

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This one is my favorite in the series and I really enjoyed the edit. The original had a bit of drag in pacing, but this one moves at a sharper but well-balanced clip. Had I not seen the original, I doubt I could even pick out where any cuts were. Masterful job!

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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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