Happy Valentines Day
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
what you get
1. Film in a high contrast black and white (great shadow effect) with minor old film noise
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
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
Good fanedit, still a lackluster film.
A/V Quality - 9
Editing - 9
Narrative - 7
Enjoyment - 6 (original 6)
Recommended drink: Egalite wine
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.