Halloween II [raymix]

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Original Release Date:
1981
Original Running Time:
92
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
75
Time Cut:
18
Time Added:
1
Subtitles Available?
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
I've made extensive alterations in order to Shape my ideal version.
Many changes have been made to strengthen continuity, remove filler & improve pacing.
Intention:
My intention was to create a tighter version that injects new energy while retaining the original mood.
Additional Notes:
This is the second of 8 films in the Halloween [raymix] Series.
Other Sources:
SOURCES USED:
VIDEO-
-Halloween II (Shout! Factory bluray, 2021)
ADDITIONAL AUDIO-
-Halloween II Soundtrack 30th Ann. Edition (Alan Howarth Music Remaster, 2009)
-sound effects (YouTube.com)
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
I wanted the editing to feel more kinetic without any obvious changes.
This version has a quicker pulse than the original, but still feels like the '81 classic.
Cuts and Additions:
CHANGES:
PRODUCTION CREDITS-
-added the fanedit.org logo.
-added my production logo.
-new "a Rick Rosenthal film" credit.
-added the Mustapha Akkad credit, cut from the opening credits.
-added the Dino De Laurentiis credit, cut from the opening credits.
-added the John Carpenter/Debra Hill credit, cut from the opening credits.
-scored the production credits with a synth drone from the Halloween II Theme.
Pt. 1 FLASHBACK-
-synth drone continues.
-removed the Mr. Sandman song.
-shortened the duration of the Haddonfield, Illinois title.
-shortened the duration of the October, 31 1978 title.
-added new sound effects. (crickets, tree branches, outside ambience.)
-shortened the shot panning down to the Doyle house.
-synth drone fades out as Laurie talks to the kids.
-shortened the shot of Laurie telling the kids to go call for help.
-removed Tommy's whinny sound.
-shortened the shot of Laurie sitting in the doorway.
-synth drone resumes, then fades into the original score as Michael sits up.
-cut a gunshot sound so Loomis fires the correct amount of times. ("6 times!")
-new sound effect when Michael hits the ground.
-cut Loomis trying to fire more shots from his spent revolver.
-shortened the shot before Laurie asks "Was that the boogieman?"
-shortened a shot of Loomis so that he isn't still pointing his revolver.
-synth drone resumes as Loomis says "As a matter of fact, it was."
-shortened a shot of Loomis on the front porch.
-fade-out as Loomis runs around the corner of the Doyle house.
-synth drone fades into the Halloween II Theme.
TITLE CARD / OPENING CREDITS-
-moved the Jamie Lee Curtis/Donald Pleasence credit to the cast credits.
-re-timed the title to appear in time with the music.
-moved the Mustapha Akkad credit to the opening production titles.
-moved the Dino De Laurentiis credit to the opening production titles.
-moved the John Carpenter/Debra Hill credit to the opening production titles.
-re-timed the pumpkin so that it doesn't jump around due to the new credits edit.
-split the Jamie Lee Curtis/Donald Pleasance credit into two individual titles.
-removed "in" from the Jamie Lee Curtis & Donald Pleasance credits.
-removed "starring" from the Charles Cyphers credit.
-edited the Halloween II Theme to match the new edit timing.
MICHAEL PROWLS THE NEIGHBORHOOD-
-fade-in on Michael's POV.
-cut Loomis saying "This guy, this man..." before "He's not human!"
-cut Alice speculating that Mr. Elrod beats Mrs. Elrod.
-edited "Are your folks home?" to sound more intelligible.
-additional sound effect when Alice hears something in her house.
-cut a shot from Alice's POV looking across the living room.
-Michael doesn't jump up when he attacks Alice, he simply stands up.
-cut a shot of Michael's eyes as he attacks Alice.
-added a throat slash sound effect.
LAURIE IN THE AMBULANCE-
-cut a shot of the paramedics putting Laurie into the ambulance.
-cut a shot of a paramedic shutting the ambulance doors.
-cut Laurie protesting the anesthesia.
-cut the driver asking about Laurie's father's realty business.
AT THE HADONFIELD HOSPITAL-
-cut the mother taking her son into the ER.
-cut two shots of the ambulance arriving at the hospital.
-shortened Nurse Jill checking the boy into the ER
-cut three shots of Laurie protesting anesthesia again.
-shortened a shot of Laurie cringing from the needle.
LOOMIS & BRACKETT ON PATROL-
-cut Brackett asking "How long has it been?" & Loomis' reply, "30 mins."
-cut Loomis telling Brackett to "Shine the light on that tree over there!"
MISTAKEN IDENTITY CAR CRASH-
-cut Officer Hunt saying "He came out of nowhere! I couldn't stop!"
-cut a shot of Loomis.
-cut a shot of the burning wreck.
-Brackett's "Is it him or not?" is heard over a different shot.
BACK AT THE HOSPITAL-
-cut the mom & boy leaving the ER.
-added an establishing shot, cut earlier.
-cut Jimmy creeping towards Laurie's bed & rubbing her hand while she's asleep.
MICHAEL ROAMS THE STREETS-
-cut Karen & her friend talking on their way to her car.
-the music gains volume as Michael walks down the street.
BACK AT THE HOSPITAL AGAIN-
-cut Karen getting out of her car & going into the hospital.
-cut Jimmy, Budd & Janet watching the news on TV.
-cut the shot of the green window.
-cut Budd singing about sex & offering Jimmy life advice.
-cut Michael watching Karen from the nursery.
-cut Michael watching Mrs. Alvez from the nursery.
-cut Michael's POV walking down the stairs.
-cut Laurie saying "Why me? I mean, why me?"
-cut Nurse Alvez talking to Laurie about trying to call her parents.
-cut Janet protesting Mrs. Alvez's order to go tell Mr. Garett about the phones.
-cut Laurie checking the phone after Nurse Alvez leaves the room.
CHECKING THE PHONE PROBLEM-
-cut the cat scaring Mr. Garett.
-shortened the shot of Mr. Garett walking around the dumpster.
-shortened the shot of Mr. Garett sliding the store room door open.
-shortened a shot of Mr. Garett entering the store room.
-shortened the shot of the flashlight shining on the tool wall.
-shortened a shot of Janet so that she's already fidgeting with the walkie-talkie.
-cut a shot of Janet still trying to work the walkie-talkie.
-added a squish sound when the hammer hits Mr. Garris.
-shortened the final shot of Janet with the walkie-talkie.
AT THE CORONER'S OFFICE-
-more deliberate rhythm on Hunt's "Every street. Every house. Every backyard."
RIOT AT THE MYERS HOUSE-
-sound of the angry mob gets louder as the camera pulls back.
-cut Loomis saying "One of their number was butchered. This is a wake."
-cut Loomis & Officer Hunt going over the story of Michael killing his sister.
HIJINKS AT THE HOSPITAL-
-shortened the shot of Karen preparing pills.
-cut the rest of the scene after Budd says "Happy Halloween."
-cut the shots of the empty hospital hallways.
LAURIE DREAMS OF MICHAEL-
-cut this entire scene.
IN THE HYDROTHERAPY ROOM-
-shortened a shot of Budd watching Karen undress.
-cut a close-up of Budd's face as he watches Karen undress.
-shortened the shot of Karen leaving the changing room.
-shortened the shot of Karen approaching the hot tub.
-shortened 3 shots of Karen & Budd making out.
-cut a shot of Budd getting out of the tub.
-added a synth drone as Michael kills Budd.
-synth drone fades as Karen begins speaking.
INVESTIGATING THE CLASSROOM-
-moved Loomis asking "what are you doing here?" to after Marion asks for him.
-cut Loomis not recognizing Marion. (he was with her just a few hours ago)
TROUBLE AT THE HOSPITAL-
-cut Jimmy talking to Laurie while she's unresponsive.
-cut Janet looking into Dr. Mixter's shower room.
-cut Jimmy looking for Mrs. Alvez in the ladies lounge.
-shortened the shot of Laurie hiding in another room.
-music continues into the scene with Loomis leaving the school.
-cut Jimmy saying "We gotta find Laurie."
-shortened the shot of Jimmy laying unconscious next to Mrs. Alvez.
-the door doesn't bounce open after Nurse Jill slams it when running back inside.
-shot lingers longer on the doors after Jill goes inside.
NURSE JILL FINDS LAURIE-
-shortened the shot of Laurie crawling out into the hallway.
-cut Laurie walking away after Jill calls out to her.
-cut Laurie's blurry POV.
-cut a shot of Jill walking down the hall.
-cut the shot of Michael stepping out behind Jill.
LAURIE ON THE RUN-
-shortened a shot of Laurie rounding the corner of the reception desk.
-cut two shots of Laurie gaining visible distance from Michael.
-cut a shot of Laurie wheeling a gurney into the middle of the hallway.
-shortened a shot of Laurie on the stairs for continuity with the next shot.
-cut a shot of Michael s l o w l y walking down the stairs.
-cut the close-up shot of Laurie reacting to the dead security guard.
-cut three shots so that Laurie gets through the window much quicker.
-cut Michael's hand getting through the elevator door.
-shortened a shot of Laurie hiding in the car.
-shortened the shot of Laurie looking out of the car's front window.
LOOMIS, MARION & THE MARSHALL-
-cut Loomis explaining the origins of Samhain.
-added a shot of the Marshall, cut earlier, while Marion explains the "Secret File".
LOOMIS & CO. AT THE HOSPITAL-
-cut the Marshall saying "Except my job" after "What have I got to loose?"
-new sound effect of the hospital doors closing.
-added a door locking sound effect after Loomis & Co. enter.
-shot lingers longer on the closed doors.
-cut Laurie screaming just after the hospital doors close.
-the Marshall responds as soon as Laurie starts banging on the doors.
-cut three shots of Laurie screaming for help.
-cut two shots of Michael approaching.
-replaced a shot of Michael approaching with one cut earlier.
-added a gunshot sound so that Loomis fires all six of his rounds.
-cut the Marshall protesting Marion's right to use the radio.
-cut Loomis pulling in so close to talk to Laurie.
-Loomis' "Are you all right?" is heard over a different shot.
-Laurie's "Why won't he die?" is heard over a different shot.
-merged two shots of the Marshall inspecting Michael into one single shot.
-cut three shots of Laurie & Loomis looking around the surgery room.
-cut a shot of Michael blindly swinging at Laurie.
-cut a shot of Loomis at the oxygen tanks.
-cut a shot of Loomis saying something unintelligible. ("Grum de hi-hat"?)
-added an additional Thud sound effect when Michael falls.
-new music plays as the ambulance drives away. (He Knows Where She Is)
-fade out on the shot of the ambulance driving away.
-cut the shots of Laurie in the ambulance & Michael burning in the hospital.
END CREDITS-
-added the title before the credits roll.
-different music over the end credits. (He Knows Where She Is & Halloween II Theme)
-removed the credit for the Mr. Sandman song.
-text scrolls all the way up & off the screen instead of fading out at the end.
POST CREDITS-
-added the shots of Laurie in the ambulance & Michael burning, cut earlier.
--added fire & burning sound effects.
-added my production logo to the end.
-added a cue from the track Michael Kills Judith.

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