Simply fantastic. Great cocept and one of the best compilation edits I've seen. And I very much liked the use of the Beach Boys music. It gave lovecraft actually a weired tone of it's own and bound the 3 movies together somehow.
What a fabulous concept and great new way to intertwine a common theme. The use of audio was superb, transitions were fluid, and the focus always maintained the direction the maker was going for. The only qualm I saw was In The Mouth of Madness needed more focus to even out the ordeal. There was a cut during the ITMOM segments that was abrupt and felt too rushed at one part. ITMOM needed more room to breathe and if another 5-10 minutes were added I'd think we'd see an even tighter film. Great job nonetheless, absolutely fun to watch. The use of the Beach Boys soundtrack made this all the more interesting and it benefited using it for transitions.
Overview - Mr. Willins takes three apocalyptic films, “The Mist,” “In The Mouth Of Madness,” and “Deep Rising,” tosses them into the chopper, and makes a dark homage to “Love Actually.”
Video - 1920 X 1080 m4v. Note: My setup could not handle m4v, so I converted to mp4. Some of the edits here are audacious. The jump cuts, in particular, are inspired and jaw-dropping. This, for me, is one of the best aspects of this edit.
Audio - 192 kbps AC-3, 2 channel stereo. No subs. Depending on the source material, the audio ranges from good to murky. Much of “The Mist” is a pain to understand, and Sam Neill’s mumblings during “In The Mouth” were not worth replays.
Narrative - Three different films that do not link or mirror each other. Sorry. The tones vary, as do the “look” of each. One is a talkfest, one is an action ride, one is the dark plunge. The Beach Boy numbers do not serve to unify proceedings, either. Plus, for me, way too much time was spent on “The Mist,” the least compelling of the trio.
Enjoyment - Mixed. I appreciate what the editor was attempting. Full marks. This is a fail, though. There should have been other or different films used, where the same actors would be seen in other roles, hopefully engaging with other actors used in this mix. I have enjoyed works from this editor before, but this one does not work for me.
A very interesting take on 3 very different monster movies. You've made each film flow smoothly into the next, with each them reaching a climax together. I did remove one star for audio editing, due to what I feel was overusing the Beach Boys music. Otherwise, I did enjoy this edit as a late night monster flick.
This was much fun. Really cool. The cut made three crappy, boring movies into something much more than the sum of their parts. The best possible way to watch three different movies at once. I wish there were more edits like this floating around.