Knives Out: The Sharpened Cut

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Original Release Date:
2019
Original Running Time:
130
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Fanedit Running Time:
134
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4
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Brief Synopsis:
The Sharpened Cut aims to create the longest cut of Rian Johnson's whodunit as 2 subplots are reincorperated back into the film.

Four new extended and deleted scenes have been integrated into the film, adding four of new footage into the film, and an extra layer of intrigue and motivation for a few characters.
Intention:
I wanted to see these little trims and off cuts put back into the film, so I did just that. It adds a little extra mystery as it complicates some murder motives further, blurring the mystery for the audience.
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Relaxing Wilderness Sounds (Youtube)
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
- Director Commentary on Deleted Scenes
Cuts and Additions:
- added reference to Walt's bike accident during his interview
- added Blanc scratching a rash on his neck while discussing the case with the detectives
- added Blanc going to Walt's house and interregating his wife
- added Blanc talking to Joni about her failing company
- rearranged some scenes to accomodate the new ones

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This was my first re-watch since the cinema and even though I didn’t know what the extra scenes where (or wher they where pilot in) the film was even better than I remembered in fact. It’s a masterpiece of a film and a master piece of an edit.

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(Updated: November 25, 2022)
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Technically the fanedit is from a master faneditor Bobsun Dugnutt, I didn’t notice any visual or audio hiccups and the additional scenes flowed in like fine wine and felt naturally part of the film. No complaints there.

The film is ultimately the same film here, but we get some additional context to Walt’s character, particularly his injured leg and his motivations, as well as Joni’s motivations.

Having not seen this film since watching it in theaters (twice), I had a hard time spotting the new scenes, except for the interrogation of Walt’s wife at Walt’s house, which was obviously cut as Walt’s spouse was barely in the film, now it makes more sense why this character exists. The scene isn't really necessary and it takes us away from the main house where most of the interrogations take place, which is odd. I can see why it was cut. The other scenes regarding Joni’s company are strong and actually add to the film’s intrigue and mystery.

The film is a big mystery film in the same vein like the old school Poirot films or even the new recreations via Kenneth Branagh. I’m a huge fan of mystery films like this, and Knives Out particularly is a brilliant twist, not necessarily a who-dun-it, but a why-dun-it. Lots of weaving of political themes throughout with the lovable immigrant lead character played by the gorgeous Ana De Armas. The rest of the cast is a blast as well, everyone standing out with particular honors on super sleuth Daniel Craig with his choice ridiculous accent.

At the height of the Donald Trump presidency, it’s even more obvious how much of this is a comment on the split in the American public, nods to neo Nazis, keyboard warriors, SJW college, immigration conversations, racial armchair philosophizing, and “a small loan of $1M. And yet the target sights are on both sides of the political spectrum. Tons of red herrings along the way showing that no matter where they may be on politics, that greed will overrun all in this spoiled family (children, grandchildren, children-in-law, or even hired assistants). The only one of them that’s selfless is the lead character Marta, and it makes us want to cheer her on.

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I love the original version of this movie, and in my opinion, the "Sharpened Cut" elevates it further. The inclusion of the subplots adds even more mystery, and it will be my preferred version moving forward. Bobson has done it again!

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Late with this one. But for me small tweaks here and there with small additions makes a good movie that much better. Watched the original maybe 4 times and twice when we could go to the theatres. Watching this and even knowing the twists and turns I still do the "what the" moments. Another good addition to my Bobson collection. Thanks again for the fun

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