The B&W makes this a bit more sinister and dark. The deleted scenes added back are seamless. Gonna watch a few more times. One of my favorite movies but now I think this is the version I will always watch. Thanks for the hard work
I just watched this last night. It's been a good while since I watched the original from hell, so I can't say much as to the changes. I watched with 2 other people, and no one noticed anything out place. I went back to check the cutlist. I never would have guessed how much of the film came from deleted scenes. That's truly invisible editing. Great call on ditching the Manson song. I can't even imagine it over the credits.
The biggest change is probably the colouring.. It's gorgeous throughout, and makes the whole town seem more threatening and cold. There's one shot towards the end where Ian Holm's eyes go jet black like Bela Lugosi, which is reason enough for the change.
Well worth the time, and It'll probably be less time til my next viewing. Well done to Tm2yc.
i didnt think i would like the black and white but after watching the edit i loved it and think the movie should have been released that way in the 1st place.great job with this edit done by TM2YC and thanks for your time and effort i really enjoyed watching this
Brilliant edit. The black and white conversion works like a gem. Reminded me of the gothic atmosphere of David Lynch's The Elephant Man. The original film couldn't figured out whether it was a thriller, a satire or a supernatural flick. TM2YC has given this film a solid personality. Now we can indulge in all the darkness, the innate evil characters and the social satire without the distractions. The removal of the lighter storylines and the inclusion of the darker deleted scenes results in a more focused film. Highly recommended.
Do you recommend this edit?
Owner's replySeptember 05, 2013
I stated my intention in the FH thread that I wanted it to look as much like Lynch's 'Elephant Man' as possible. So sounds like I suceeded... hussah!