– Replaces original intro with Darkness with the alternative 4 goblins intro
– Adds back storyboarded Faerie Dance sequence, with documentary footage
Review by col.hutty — July 30, 2009 @ 4:08 pm
I am an extended edition buff and have a big collection of original ones and all the fanedits from here.
Many extended editions do not add anything to the movie, just add more useless scenes. I will rate the ones here.
Rating criteria: image quality, sound quality, 3x improvement, overall.
Image Quality: 5 of 10
Sound Quality: 7 of 10
Improvement: 7 of 10
Overall: 7 of 10
Review by Mollo — September 9, 2008 @ 1:28 pm
This was great fun to see again. There are some audio issues, such as hard audio transitions and strange music repeats that could have been smoothed. Visually there are a few weird cuts and fade outs. That said this is some fine work. One thing this edition does show is how faulted the film is, it is too dark and unsettling yet it is juvenile and the script is terrible. Tim Curry steals the show as a wonderfully camp Lord Of Darkness but the most impressive and lingering scene is that with Meg Mucklebones. This has to be some of Rob Bottin’s best work and is one of the creepiest monsters ever to have graced the silver screen.