Hot Fuzz: The Actually Rather Funny Edition
- NTSC DVD-9
- PAL DVD-9
- Private Joke
- iPod Version (Dual Layer DVD only)
- Janine (played by Cate Blanchett) is cut.
- Speeded-up some montages.
- Angel does not go to Somerfields’ and accuse Simon Skinner of the murders. An extra line from the deleted scenes was added to make it appear that Frank Butterman won’t let Angel accuse Skinner of anything, let alone act on it. Angel just goes back to the hotel.
- Extended fence jump scene.
- Also cut some unfunny jokes & unnecessary lines.
- Some scenes were trimmed.
- Credits heavily edited, “Solid Gold Easy Action” song removed.
00:01:47.14 CUT – Scene with Nicholas’ ex, Janine
00:00:04:19 CUT – Outside of pub
00:00:14:15 CUT – Autograph for the breakfast
00:07:32:00 CUT – Colleagues losing confidence in Nicholas
00:02:53:13 CUT – Most of end credits.
00:00:27:34 CUT – Cut beginning titles, amped up what remains
00:00:02:00 CUT – Shortened bed scene after first night
00:00:06:13 CUT – “The greater good.” / “The greater good, precisely.”
00:00:02:20 CUT – “It’s a requirement.” / “In the city, maybe.”
00:00:01:09 CUT – Long pause from 11:30 bar scene
00:00:14:05 CUT – Stab talk from 11:30 bar scene
00:00:04:00 CUT – Cut down beginning of first NWA scene
00:00:02:13 CUT – Wipe to Blower’s car – “stop writing” scene
00:00:13:02 CUT – I have to water my peace lily scene
00:00:04:23 CUT – Angel grabbing phone after Blower’s “accident”
00:00:03:42 CUT – Translation for “I does for this one!”
00:00:12:19 CUT – “You don’t switch off, do you?” / etc until “What made you want to be a police officer?”
00:00:01:15 CUT – Shortened little drunk scene, added line without lengthening scene
00:00:03:18 CUT – “Statistically, Sandford is the safest village…”
00:00:00:14 CUT – Removed reference to cut scene
00:00:01:03 CUT – Trim to last NWA scene
00:00:04:05 CUT – Trimmed down scene before Lurch attacks
Speeded Up Scenes
00:00:01:46 SQUEEZE – Speeded up travelling montage 1
00:00:00:18 SQUEEZE – Speeded up travelling montage 2
00:00:03:08 SQUEEZE – Angel walks into his room for the first time quicker than normal
00:00:02:02 SQUEEZE – Fast beer/loo montage
00:00:09:14 ADD – Exacerbate joke
00:00:10:09 ADD – Office in the street joke
00:00:16:08 ADD – Extended Fences scene
00:00:03:14 ADD – “And what’s more, I know who did it”
00:00:07:00 ADD – “I Do Hope You’re Not Going To Say What I Think You’re Going To Say”
00:00:30:10 ADD – More credits
Review by boon23 — November 28, 2007 @ 11:27 pm
Overall good. There were no hard cuts, no flaws to the image or the plot which I did notice, the plot was complete and had a nice flow to it. The edit comes with 3 audio choices and only the third one works on both my PC and my DVD players. Also the background noise and music on the third audio track is noticeably too loud at times. The buttons on the otherwise nice menu are not highlighting for me at all, which means navigating by lucky guess. This for sure is a very nice fanedit and it improves the movie a lot IMO. On the entertainment level I enjoyed the movie this way a lot more than the original (although that one was also quite good), still the ending is for my taste to long to over-the-top.
editing: 5 of 5
entertainment: 4 of 5
The image quality is perfect.
video quality: 5 of 5
As I mentioned it before, there are 3 audio options, but only the last one (2.0) works on both my DVD players and my PC. Also the audio had a strange problem to it, that the background noise and music were to loud at parts, which made understanding of what was said almost impossible, especially in the beginning. Other than that, all audio transitions worked really well, no flaws there, good work. But I would hope for a version with corrected audio.
audio: 2 of 5
The DVD comes with a nice animated menu, but the buttons are not highlighting for me, so I have to choose by lucky guess. No artwork is attached.
DVD: 2 of 5
resulting in a 3 of 5 overall rating from me. This is a very good fanedit and definitely a huge improvement over the original, but the audio issues were distracting and the DVD menu does not work. I recommend this to be recreated, still it is an improvement over the original version, can be enjoyed a lot.