Friday the 13th Part 8 - The Spirit of Vengeance [raymix]

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Brief Synopsis:
Dates changed to keep continuity with the of the rest F13 [raymix] series timeline.
The new dates give Rennie time to age from 6 in her flashback to 18 in the present. Both dates are real Friday the 13ths.
All of Rennie's Jason hallucinations have been removed. The only time we see or hear a young Jason is in her flashback.
There are many cuts made to alter the timeline, remove filler, tighten the editing & improve the overall ambiance.
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 8: Jason Takes Manhattan Soundtrack (Waxwork Records remaster, 2020)
Bop 'Till You Drop by The Ramones (from the album Halfway to Sanity, 1987)
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I tried to stay true to Steve Mirkovich's editing style from the original film. I didn't want anything to seem changed or altered at all.
This mostly meant sharp, quick cutting & trying to keep the energy high.
Cuts and Additions:
-added the logo
-added my fanedit production logo.
-added music over the Paramount production logo & director credit. (Overlay of Evil [ray's Ghost mix] )
-new "A Rob Hedden Film" credit.
-added "an old Liltbush proverb" I made up. (Liltbush is an anagram of Bullshit)
-new title logo.
-new title. (The Spirit of Vengeance)
-new title sequence music. (The Ghost People [raymix] )
-added sound effects during the new title sequence.
-removed the opening credits & New York montage.
-added "Thursday, May 12th 1988" text to the opening shot.
-removed Jason being resurrected by electrocution.
-cut the fake knife stab when Jim scares Suzi with the hockey mask.
-cut Jason loading the speargun.
-cut a shot of Jason after he kills Jim.
-added "Friday, May 13th" text to the shot of the graduates arriving at the pier.
-cut the nameless Deckhand doing the Crazy Ralph routine.
-cut Rennie hallucinating, seeing young Jason out the window. (I've removed all of her hallucinations)
-cut Tamara plotting against Rennie.
-cut a few frames to remove the fake torso catching fire during the steam room kill.
-cut Rennie hallucinating, seeing young Jason underwater.
-cut the Deckhand doing the Crazy Ralph routine again.
-cut Rennie hallucinating, seeing young Jason in the bathroom mirror.
-cut the POV of Wayne walking down the hallway; He's already in place filming.
-Jason doesn't take the spear off the wall so slowly.
-cut Admiral Robertson's fatherly advice to Chief Carlson.
-less slo-mo when Admiral Robertson is killed.
-cut the Deckhand doing the Crazy Ralph thing for the third time.
-Eva doesn't look around the dance hall as long.
-cut Charles mentioning that he's looking for the Deckhand.
-cut Charles mentioning the Deckhand's "Jason" rumor.
-cut Rennie hallucinating, seeing young Jason in her room.
-cut Shawn saying "it's Jason's fault!"
-cut the lightning striking the mast.
-the group get into the lifeboat much faster.
-cut the odd daytime-looking shots during the lifeboat row away.
-cut some of the celebrating at the sight of New York City.
-cut the thugs injecting Rennie with drugs.
-cut Rennie's druggy POV visuals.
-cut Charles telling Shawn to "shut up about Jason."
-cut Rennie hallucinating, seeing young Jason while she's driving the police car.
-the car passes through Jason instead of hitting him.
-shortened the shot of the burning puddle as Rennie stares into it.
-added a cross-fade from the burning puddle to Rennie's flashback at Crystal Lake.
-added "Friday, August 13th 1976" text to Rennie's flashback.
-cut Charles mentioning Jason drowning & being at the bottom of the lake.
-changed the music coming from the punk kids boombox. (Bop 'Till You Drop by The Ramones)
-replaced the sound effects during the 'Punk Boombox' scene. (street traffic, cars, talking)
-cut the punk kids threatening Jason & getting scared after he kicks their boombox.
-cut the sanitation worker saying the sewers flood with toxic waste "every night at midnight."
-speed-up on the silhouette during the sanitation worker's death.
-cut a goofy shot of Jason stumbling after being splashed by the toxic waste.
-removed the voice of young Jason as the sewer floods.
-superimposed flood waters over the slo-mo shot of Jason melting.
-removed the sewer catching on fire.
-cut the Statue of Liberty getting struck by lightning.
-removed the shot of young Jason in the sewer.
-different music during the final scene. (Sean & Rennie)
-different music over the end credits. (Jason Breaks It Up & The Darkest Side of Night [raymix] )
-added a shot of Camp Crystal Lake 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.

All that said, this is my least favorite film in the series and there's only so many that RayDanger can fix. The ending made me less furious than the theatrical cut, but from the dull characters to the hairbrained plot, the dip in quality is severe. Still, for a series to start dipping this bad with installment EIGHT, that's an impressive feat.

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