Friday the 13th Part X Jason In Space
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Lowered volume of the score during the first 2 action scenes as they have some awesome sounding effects but they were always buried underneath the score (some people will not like it but I do).
Cut: Brodski’s "it will take more than that to kill me" joke
Cut: he’s screwed line
Cut: KM wanting nipples
Cut: Dumb sound effect when Jason throws someone is gone
Cut: All sex scenes
Cut: this sucks joke when Jannessa dies
Action scenes are tightened and trimmed
Jason waking up is now one sequence
Cut: What’s a bike joke
Cut: don’t dirty my pants joke
Cut: first 6 mins of the people finding Jason on future earth
(used 2 mins for oping credits)
Cut: he wants his machete joke
Cut: demasking of Jason
Cut: the opening credits
Added: New opening credits
Added: End montage with drowning pool bodys
Added: Old Friday the 13th music over new line symbol
Cut: high five between Stoney and Azrael
Cut: Dr Wimmer's dialogue to half
Sped up rag removal
Sped up first action scene
Added: new end credits
Added: Drowning pools bodys (end credits music)
There are heaps more but too many to remember
Overview - One of the fans’ least favorite of the Friday The 13th series, and one low on my personal list for rewatching. Reaper18783x cut lame humor (most of which was atrocious), much of the pointless dialogue, as well as several draggy sequences. A bit of comic relief abides, yet the result is a lean, grindhouse actioner without the usual grindhouse print damage.
Video - Picture was solid throughout. This was a dark film and I noticed no problems with blacks. Editing seemed fine to me.
Nitpicks: The opening Reaper18783 logo was cropped at the bottom when I viewed 16X9.
At the end, experience ought to be experience. ... months on end appears to read mouths on end. Viewing ought to be viewing. Making - making. If you edit a 2.0 version, amend.
Audio - Solid two channel stereo. Music volume during several action sequences had been lowered to highlight sound effects. Great decision. Reading the cut-list, I knew dialogue had been trimmed, but I caught no clipped sentences.
Narrative - Sets were always cheesy, reminding me of leftovers from an MTV video shoot. For a ship with a detail of combat marines, most were as lethal as SW stormtroopers. The majority of personnel were in their early 20s. Yes, believability jettisoned in mind of the target audience. The mesh of slasher Horror and techie SciFi failed in the original, and little better here. That said, because the pace barrels along in Reaper’s edit, those inconsistencies weren’t as much a distraction.
Enjoyment - I have 'em, but Friday 13th is not high on my go-to Horror list. Could be I’ve outgrown slasher bloodlust. This is a fine edit, especially from a first timer, and I can easily recommend this. Hardcore fans of the series will enjoy this, especially those who disliked the original. This is definitely several steps toward redemption. Thanks to the FE Academy for allowing this. Look forward to more edits by Reaper18783x.
Another reviewer commented that there were no hard cuts, so maybe there's another version of this edit floating around, but the one I got from fanedit.info has many hard cuts in both audio and video.
I'm a HUGE Friday the 13th fan, and I'm probably one of the few who liked Jason X when it came out in theaters, but this edit didn't do much for the film. I appreciate the effort to turn Jason X into a more serious movie, but even with the hard cuts some of the over-the-top comedic bits are still present...and that's not an issue for me with the theatrical version because from the start, it sets the tone that follows throughout the film with the comedy sprinkled about. Here, it's just very jarring cuts and then oddly maintained comedy. The holodeck scene was probably the most notable that could have easily been edited out, but was left in place...I don't know why.
Anyways, the premise is good and the opening sequence showed a lot of promise, but opening text crawl was just akward, and the editing was hard to watch. Maybe it's because I know the original too well, but then again, I've seen edits that were seamless for even worse films that turned them into good films...so I know it's possible.
Again, I appreciate the effort, but I think more practice is needed.
This was very well done, much better than the theatrical for sure. I still don't fully enjoy Jason X but this is a vast improvement. I look forward to seeing what else the Reaper gives us.
Growing up in the 80's and finally getting into horror films at around the age of 15, there was no escaping the Friday the 13th series. By that point however, in the UK the films were destined to come straight out on video, skipping a theatrical release of any kind. So, the chance that I would ever see one on the big screen seemed like a dream and nothing more. That was until James Isaac's Jason X came about in 2001. Receiving a limited release, I still remember the feeling of excitement when I sat down to the watch the film for the first time. After the lights came up, I knew I had thoroughly enjoyed the film, despite its shortcomings. Sure, it was cheesey, more comedic than I would have liked, but I genuinely liked it. To tell the truth that hasn't really changed over the years. It's a guilty pleasure of a movie, and is far from the worst in the series in my eyes.
However, there's no denying that a fanedit could do this film the world of good. Some of the comedy, particularly the one-liners is cringe worthy at best, so when I found out that Reaper was carrying out his first fanedit on this film, I was genuinely intrigued. Retitling the film "Friday the 13th Part X - Jason In Space" may sound a bit of a mouthful, but Reaper has tried where possible to make this feel more like a old-school Friday film, so it does feel right.
Immediately you begin watching Jason in Space there's more of a feeling that you are watching a Friday the 13th film which just happens to be set in the future, in space. I really liked the way Reaper gets rid of the horrible CGI "inside" Jason's brain opening credits, replacing them with an admittedly hokey looking Friday the 13th style font in red, inter-cut nicely with footage from the scenes where the Professor and his students from the year 2455 uncover the Crystal Lake Research Station and take the frozen bodies of Jason Voorhees and soul surviving scientist, Rowan, aboard their spaceship. The use of music works well here too, although admittedly I would have changed the way the score ends as we get into the movie proper, as it feels at odds with what music immediately follows it.
After this, Reaper effortlessly trims various scenes to improve the pace, narrative and most importantly gets rid of nearly every goofy one-liner. This actually works wonders for the film. Sure, it's still a cheesey slasher film at the end of the day, but reining in the ill-fitting humour (an 80's Arnie film this is not) gives Jason in Space more tension and gravatis. Special mention needs to go to the scene of Jason's resurrection (that's the initial time he wakes up and not the uber Jason scene), as this is vastly improved. Simpler, to the point and just works far better for it.
I was lucky enough to see a few workprints of this, and I have to take my hat off to Reaper for having the determination and focus to go back and fix technical problems, make certain edits even better and the final result is a very impressive first edit which should be seen by any fans of the Friday the 13th series. No hard cuts, be it visually or audio wise, this is more or less the Jason X I wanted to see in cinemas back in 2001. Faster, leaner, meaner and just more entertaining.
So, whereas the original would get a 7/10 from me, this puts the film up to a 8/10.
Definitely my "go to" version of Jason X for now. Congrats Reaper, I look forward to seeing what yo might come up with next :)