I had a blast with this edit, building up from half unsuitable score, to well rounded soundtrack that just fits well, as a whole... My kind of edit, for sure.
In almost all instances where editor replaced the ost, its balance relative to centre channel in surround mix was well thought through. This is something I often see editors struggle with, and I am also no stranger to such moments in my projects. futon88 does not seem to have this issue for the most part. Rare are the moments in this edit where the voices sounded like competing with the soundtrack, but then again, even the original mix in the source, was never perfect in this regard.
Now the removed cheese... I found myself missing those bits, to be honest, but that is only because I grew up watching this thing, so many times. 'That said, I completely see why they are removed, and cannot disagree with the choice of doing so... not for the reason of making the flick less cringey, doing that would not leave much to work with... more like just trying to make it work, a bit better, still within its own bizarre cool... Does that make sense? Nevermind, moving on....
I do recommend checking this one out, quite an effort. attention to details, and time was spent on producing it. Only when one starts tackling projects of this caliber, that becomes clear. Any issue, I as a viewer could have found, pales compared to it...
Thank you futon88, for an extremely fun movie night, this block of cheese tastes even better with added tunes, and you, my friend, have some talent for sure...
I have never seen the original version of this movie beyond a few clips/memes. I really enjoyed the edit and the movie itself. It's of course flawed and dated, but there was a lot of fun to be had.
As far as the editing goes. I didn't know what was different, but I didn't notice any clear signs of editing. All of the cuts and music seemed to fit right. Quality of the video was quite good for a 90's movie that probably doesn't have the best source to begin with.
Overall. It seems the goal was accomplished, as I was able to enjoy the film and didn't notice the editing. Good job!
I remember not liking this movie when it was released. I still can't remember why.
I watched this edit several times as futon was creating it. I couldn't find the seams where the cuts and adds were. Nor could I hear them. I knew from his change list that they were present.
I had to watch the original movie and this edit simultaneously to determine exactly where the segues were. That's some very deft editing. Futon88 has certainly become one of the best editors on the forum. I think the music is certainly an improvement, even if I don't care for it.
I still don't like the movie much even with Futon's master editing but that's not his fault. I am proud to give a perfect score because of the skillful editing, fully aware that I would thoroughly enjoy the edit if I wasn't such a schlemiel...
This is a fatastic edit that lets the best elements of the original film shine through. The cosmetic enhancements to the VFX are subtle, the new music is expertly mixed in to the extent that I had to check which songs were added for the fanedit, and the trims and excisions were all made with such finesse that, without knowing something was removed, you wouldn't know it watching the edit.
All in all, a great example of fanediting being able to bring out the best of a promising but flawed film.
Love everything about this version. Really. The music is awesome. I love trip-hop and all kinds of electronic music. The selections in this edit hit the spot. And the songs left in the edit that are from the original are the only ones you want to actually stay. Futon nails it. The movie itself is absurd but it has an aesthetic that helped garner it's cult following. Here in this edit, those vibes hit different because of the music changes. Massive Attack kills it.