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Original Release Date:
2009
Original Running Time:
101
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
81
Time Cut:
20
Brief Synopsis:
This is MY BLOODY VALENTINE (2009) as a whodunit mystery film in a high contrast black and white (to greatly play with shadow) with a minor old film filter added in and a soundtrack that is almost devoid of any music. This all gives the viewer a tension filled, suspenseful mystery thriller.
Intention:
I think many were fooled into thinking that the remake for My Bloody Valentine was going to be a true slasher film like its predecessor from 1981. Though marketed as a slasher film, when I finished viewing it I realized that the directors made a good old whodunit murder mystery thriller which was quietly wrapped in a slasher film container due to some of the graphic kill scenes and language. I believe this is why it bombed out with many people. This did not have the same take and feel as a true slasher film. Despite it being a remake, this has an entirely other focus using characters from the first version.

This edit has been in limbo for a number of months and only recently did I decide to finish it. I wanted to bring out the mystery factor and make it resemble such a film. The acting in this is really pretty decent. Technically, it was all pretty believable to a degree.

One of the things I noticed is that if I could remove the score/soundtrack music this would add more suspense and tension as well as making the film a bit more realistic (and again the decent acting skills in this helped tremendously). I also took note that it would work very well and give you a possibly unhinged cold feeling if I made this in black and white like how most mysteries of yesteryear were presented.

We now have the following: You have a whodunit mystery film in a high contrast black and white (to greatly play with shadow) with a minor old film filter added in and a soundtrack that is almost devoid of any music. This all gives the viewer a tension filled, suspenseful mystery thriller
Release Information
NTSC DVD-5
Editing Details:
Due to the process used, some of the scenes will have minor music cues or just faintly be heard (however some scenes I did add in music for you to hear). I wanted it this way because this is a film where I wanted the actors to give the thrill for a scene and not let the music dictate where such a scene would occur normally. Though I like the score, this is one film where it works better without anything (or as close to it as possible). Now the music plays second role to the actors (instead of the other way around) and being so subtle in the background that you can fully enjoy this tale and possibly getting a true fright or two without the help of music letting you know it is coming. The music that was left after this process does fit in well and worked towards this edit’s overall intention.

what you get
1. Film in a high contrast black and white (great shadow effect) with minor old film noise
added in.
2. Alternate opening to the film
3. 21 minutes removed to help keep the whodunit factor going until the end as well
as trimming unneeded scenes for pacing and some gore (not all)
4. Two endings for the film that you can choose from
5. Soundtrack almost devoid of any music to bring out the realism and tension as
well as suspense
6. Some scenes slightly re-scored
7. Very minor (and very few) transitions added here and there

re-scored music
1. Over dubbed in eerie wind when Tom drives back to the mine and is over looking it from the hill. I also briefly mixed this in with the regular film audio

2. The scene with Tom driving over the bridge right after the scene above was over dubbed with a piece of score music from the film Doomsday

3. Added back in a song playing softly in the background during the scene at the bar when Tom has some altercations with the locals. The song was “Ode to Harry Warden” and was actually the theme song from the first My Bloody Valentine film (1981)

4. Both endings feature part of the score music from the film “Haunting of Julia”, aka “Full circle”, 1977
Cover art by Tranzor (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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7.1
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
7.0
Enjoyment 
 
6.0

Good fanedit, still a lackluster film.

A/V Quality - 9
Editing - 9
Narrative - 7
Enjoyment - 6 (original 6)

Recommended drink: Egalite wine

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dwight fry apr 20 2012

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xgrind feb 14 2010

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goremeister dec 14 2009

I enjoyed this fan edit quite a bit. I saw this remake in the theater and without the 3D gimmick, it didn’t have much to offer the genre except more of the same. I’m a big fan of the 1981 original and this will always be my preferred version but watching this fan editor’s version gave me the feeling of watching an “old school” horror flick. I especially like the new opening and the black and white works well but I wouldn’t have minded seeing it in color with the worn out grindhouse look added to it. Check it out.

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r8s8fr8 nov 27 2009

It was not what the faneditor had promised. It’s still such a stupid and cheap movie in my opinion.

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