Heat: The McCauley Cut

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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1995
Original Running Time:
170
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
117
Time Cut:
53
Time Added:
0,5
Subtitles Available?
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
This edit has focus on Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro) and removes a lot of scenes from the other characters.
This way the movie gets a higher pacing and reduces the running time by 53 minutes.
And I wanted to change the ending as well
This version all belongs to Neil McCauley.
Intention:
I wanted to tell the story from McCauley's point of view and to change his fate with a different ending.
Other Sources:
Free stock footage of traffic and city shots.
Music used: The game never changes Ambient mix by Kilbey Kennedy
End Credit song: Bringing down the light by Robert Fripp
Special Thanks:
A special Thanks to Heavisyde for guiding both technically and artistically to get the Edit where I wanted it to and finally approved.

and Big Thanks to Malthus and BionicBob for Feedback along the way.

and jswert123456 for your selection of Artwork


Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
-Add traffic shot in the credits
-Cut love scene with Vincent and Justine
-Trimmed scene with Vincent,Justine and Lauren
-Cut Neil at home
-Cut Chris and Charlene at home
-Cut Vincent and Justine at home
-Trimmed phonebooth scene
-Cut Neil seeing Charlene
-Cut Neil and Charlene scene
-Trimmed Vincent at the club
-Cut Waingro and the girl
-Cut Waingro at the bar
-Cut Vincent and his team scene
-Cut Vincent and crime scene with dead girl
-Cut Vincent and Justine scene
-Cut Vincent picks up Lauren
-Cut office scene
-Cut Vincent and Justine scene
-Cut Eady packing
-Cut Charlene and her son
-Cut Charlene on the phone
-Cut Marceano scene
-Trimmed elevator scene
-Cut Marceano and Charlene scene
-Trimmed Vincent on the phone
-Cut Vincent, Justine and Ralph
-Cut Chris and Charlene scene
-Moved Vincent on the phone
-Cut Vincent in the car scene
-Cut Vincent and Lauren scene
-Cut hospital scenes
-A new altered ending

User reviews

4 reviews
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.8(4)
Visual Editing
 
9.8(4)
Audio Editing
 
10.0(4)
Narrative
 
10.0(4)
Enjoyment
 
9.8(4)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
I have to say, although I liked the TC, but as so many, I found it to be too long with too much time put into side stories. This edit has everything that is needed in my opinion to show the story, and to show the story surrounding the main character, the anti-hero. The edits make the movie so much more enjoyable and fast paced. After seeing it, I wanted to watch it again with my girlfriend, since the original version was always too long for her ;)

I could not find any editing error, neither in quality, nor in the edit itself. But I was also that much intrigued by the content, that I totally forgot to pay attention to the editing :) Which is another compliment.

Lastly I truly do not know why this edit has this little reviews, maybe because the original version was quite long so that most people do not want to bather watching it again (that almost happened to me) but I can only recommend to rewatch it using this version!
Great job!

User Review

Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
Format Watched?
Digital
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Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
So good, i mean, Heat is a masterpiece, but has too many subplots, it can lost the regular audience. Thanks Dawnrazor for removing all the fat and focusing on primary characters without losing the soule of the original.

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Yes
Format Watched?
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(Updated: January 21, 2022)
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
I love the original version of this film, so when I heard about this edit I was apprehensive, but Dawnrazor did a wonderful job of tightening up the film without losing the best parts. He changed the ending, and I must say it was an inspired choice that will leave you smiling, as compared to the original's ending.

Overall I fully recommend this to those who haven't seen the original or want an alternative version. Can't wait to see what Dawnrazor does next.

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Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
Format Watched?
Digital
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Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
Dawnrazor presents a more coherent version of Heat with greater focus on its primary characters and with detracting subplots removed. The pace is significantly improved upon and the focus is placed on what makes Heat great. The film retains its noir mood and ends on an inspired closing sequence. This will be my go to on rewatches.
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