There's not much more I can say that hasn't already been said. It's a solid edit that greatly improves upon the theatrical release. Characters behave less silly, the mystery preserved, and a tighter thriller simply through reorganization.
I did knock a point off the visual editing since there was a brief moment when the Adobe Media Offline image popped up. It was only 12 frames or so, but something that should have been caught prior to final build. There may also have been a couple black frames between scenes, but I watched the BR converted to MP4 on my TiVo so it's possible something in the conversion and/or transcode caused those. In my albeit quick scan of the MP4 on my computer I couldn't spot those, so I'm going to go with a transcode problem. I'll update if I encounter the problem on a closer inspection of the file. That said, I don't feel right knocking points off until I can confirm it wasn't something on my end.
In the end this is a very good edit, one that you should consider watching. It definitely improves Prometheus and makes it a much more enjoyable film.
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Owner's replyFebruary 02, 2014
Thx very much..... the video issues you experienced where from a corrupt video file during compression... the old compression was deleted and I have since uploaded new files.
I really don't have that much else to say that others haven't already, and I could very easily just copy+paste my review of Giftbearer onto here if you want to know my thoughts. Like Giftbearer, this incorporates previously deleted scenes into the Prometheus narrative to create a much smarter and more satisfying experience than the version released in theaters, and it does its job very skillfully. All deleted material is integrated into the story excellently and it flows much more swimmingly than before. Again, like Giftbearer, fantastic stuff.
I was astounded at how well this repaired some of the erratic narrative beats in the Theatrical cut, considering the limited amount of footage available. Highly enjoyable, though I agree with a couple of the other reviewers that Fifield and Milburn are cut a little more than may have been necessary.
Nevertheless, this edit is quite impressive - especially considering some of the unfinished effects shots were completed. This is one of the best versions of this film I have seen to date. Agent 9, I look forward to seeing more of your work.
An awesome edit of a flawed movie. The Alien franchise is to me what Star Wars is to so many others and when the theatrical edition of Prometheus was released, it made no sense! It was a part of the same universe but the intelligence and reason was gone. This edit doesn't resolve all of the issues because the footage doesn't exist to do so, but it fixes around 80% of what was wrong. Why was Guy Pierce made up as an old guy when they could've hired an old guy? Why would they run in the path of the falling ship? Why are Fifield and Millburn so eager to pet the hammerhead worm thing? Why would Fifield look like a mutant zombie?
All theses questions are answered. Unfortunately the alien still doesn't burst out of the Space Jockeys' chest whilst in the chair and nor is it set on LV426. The colour correction, sound editing and integrated special effects are phenomenal. A must watch for any Alien Saga fan.