Island, The (Custom Built Edition)

Island, The (Custom Built Edition)

 
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Island, The (Custom Built Edition)
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Tagline:
The life you think you had, never happened.
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Original Release Date:
2005
Original Running Time:
130
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
99
Time Cut:
31
Brief Synopsis:
The Island had the potential of being so much more than what it was. It had hints of The Matrix, Blade Runner, and Logan’s Run. But ultimately it relies on cliched action movie devices and the ending doesn’t quite payoff from the setup. Hopefully this edit at least tightens up the story and improves the overall pace.
Intention:
The Island had the potential of being so much more than what it was. It had hints of The Matrix, Blade Runner, and Logan’s Run. But ultimately it relies on cliched action movie devices and the ending doesn’t quite payoff from the setup. Hopefully this edit at least tightens up the story and improves the overall pace.
Release Information
NTSC DVD-5
Editing Details:
The Island is your typical Michael Bay movie – outrageous action sequences, redundant exposition, quick cut MTV style editing, lame attempts at humor, and abundant product placement.

Why certain scenes were cut:
The Xbox hologram fight game sequence was nothing more than a Microsoft product placement and had little to do with the story.

Lincoln/Jordan crashing through a building and surviving a fall from several hundred feet was a bit difficult to believe, which is ironic in a movie about clones and flying rocket bikes.

Sarah Jordan was revealed to be a model/actress who’s posed in Maxim magazine (more product placement perhaps). It really had no relevance to the story other than to tell us that Scarlett Johansson is hot, but I think most people already know that.

The climactic face-off between Lincoln and Merrick felt too much like an old James Bond movie. Where else would you see the evil CEO get into hand-to-hand combat with someone who’s about to bring down the company? We can assume he was eventually fired, arrested, or whatever.

The movie could reasonably end after Lincoln/Jordan sleep together and fade to black. The final 20 minutes is just your typical action filled prison break sequence. However, it does bring some closure to the Laurent character.
Cuts and Additions:

- Removed Lincoln finding the moth.
- Removed McCord seeing agnate extraction.
- Removed Xbox hologram fight.
- Removed McCord explaining what Lincoln/Jordan really are.
- Removed scenes where Sarah Jordan is shown to be a model/actress/whatever.
- Removed crash through building and hanging off building logo.
- Removed Gandu 3 Echo death scene.
- Removed Merrick ordering the disposal of defective product.
- Removed Merrick vs Lincoln fight.
- Lots of other minor cuts to improve pacing. In total, over 70 cuts!
Cover art by CBB (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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