Watched as soon as I downloaded since I love the show (and Saul). Watched it with my girlfriend who tried to watch the series but the episodes for her took too long to get into. When it was over she was like thats it? What happens next? I said gotta wait until the next edit. She pouted. As I have said when I watch a Fan edit I don't look at the tech end of everything. I watch to see just how much I am entertained because thats all that matters to me. Needles to say we were greatly entertained and are waiting for the next edit which I hope will become a series on their own. I hope that somewhere or somehow Saul Goodman can be incorporated into this in a different way than the series. So thaks for the effort and work done looking forward to hopefully the next edit.
Do you recommend this edit?
Owner's replyDecember 27, 2020
I am super glad that you and your girlfriend enjoyed this edit, I will soon be making part two to this edit and maybe if people enjoy that too I could finish the whole 5 seasons off.
Sadly I will not be adding anything from Better Call Saul as personally I'm not a massive fan of the show.
I know the ending to this edit isn't the best but I didn't want to make a proper film, I just wanted an easier watch of the first season. That's how a lot of my edits go. I'm very greatful you can understand that.
When I do the next season I feel the ending will be a lot more fulfilling and you may enjoy it a little more
S1 of Breaking Bad is a fairly slow (but enjoyable) grind that sets the scene for future seasons. This film edit somehow manages to capture that same feeling, despite being just over a third of the length. It doesn't try to cram every plot point, but rather chooses scenes very intelligently. Not every scene is a "happening", time is given for character development and to set the mood of the show. Cutting this down to less than 2 hours yet retaining the main plot, pace and feel of the show so clearly is very impressive.
The A/V editing was top notch, my only complaint was that the music was a little loud once or twice.
A lot of side characters, along with the more hated parts of Breaking Bad (the constant nagging and arguing comes to mind) have been cut. This really allows viewers to enjoy the show central plot and characters more.
This was an incredibly enjoyable edit of one of my favourite shows, and will definitely be my go-to on rewatches. The only problem is that now I'll have to wait for IOR to make S2, which I very much look forward to.
And that's not even mentioning the sublime intro and outro credits. It's clear that a lot of time and effort went into every part of this edit, it has a real high-quality feel to it.
Right on, that was great! And I love the radiohead end, love that band.
I really hope you're planning on doing all the series, because that was a great way to watch - I watch the original and I am not sure an outsider would keep up, but as much as I love the series, sometimes I'd like to relive the series but in shorter, more digestible portions - two hour movie of each season is great, and this was done well!
To summarize: i loved the narrative you put together. The story flowed well. Great thoughts.
Here and there i would’ve insert some more scenes e.g. the planning for the break in to get the methylene and the first observation of the compound. Walter son is a sidekick, thats unfortunate, the connection between these two isn’t existent in this cut. Especially the moment where he stands up for him in the store. This would have also worked great as a stepping stone for his growing self-confidence since he started cooking meth and ultimately walking into the house of tuco salamanca and gets his money.
- the custom break in scene with the music from a later season didn’t work for me.
- Absolutely loved the ending music from radiohead. Perfect fit!
Minor thing: as mentioned the credits that got displayed when walter visited in his RV after getting his money back from tuco. That took me really out of it.
Audiowise: as mentioned before, the music is often louder than the dialog. i had to adjust the volume several times on my speaker system.