Pulp Dogs

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Original Release Date:
1992, 1994
Original Running Time:
256
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
98
Time Cut:
156
Subtitles Available?
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
A fasted paced grindhouse inspired combo of the two classic Tarantino films.
Intention:
I love both original films but wanted to combine them in a grindhouse style.
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
My rule was to only use the same actor once, so if an actor appears in both films one of his or her roles will be cut out.
Cuts and Additions:
New credit scene
Butch as a child scene
Butch at the boxing fight with added voice over
Butch at the hotel with Fabienne
Mr White and Mr Orange at the warehouse
Vincent and Jules in the car and at the apartment
Vincent and Jules at the apartment extended
Mr White and Mr Pink at the warehouse
Butch and Fabienne at the hotel searching for the watch
Mr White and Mr Pink continues and Mr Blonde arrives
Butch heads for his apartment
Nice guy Eddie heads for the warehouse
Butch meeting with Marsellus
Joe arrives at the warehouse
New credits
Trailer

User reviews

3 reviews
Overall rating
 
7.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.7(3)
Visual Editing
 
8.7(3)
Audio Editing
 
8.7(3)
Narrative
 
4.7(3)
Enjoyment
 
7.0(3)
Overall rating
 
5.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
3.0
Enjoyment
 
5.0
I hate to say it, but I too felt underwhelmed like the previous two reviewers here. It's quite a shame, because I can imagine anything revolving around Quentin Tarantino to be perfect grindhouse material. Unfortunately, this edit never really went anywhere. The narrative, as dougbl said, is not very well put together. Most of the Pulp Fiction stuff seems to revolve around The Gold Watch segment of the film, so what we have is kind of a hybrid of that storyline mixed with the storyline for Reservoir Dogs. But neither of these two stories seem to connect with each other that much. Imagine if none of the stories in the 2005 film Sin City had any connection with each other. That's kind of what watching this edit was like. Worse, there are some extra bits from Pulp Fiction that make the narrative even more confusing. For example, Jules is only in this edit for one really long scene (For clarity, it's the infamous "Say what again!" scene). The scene doesn't connect with anything else in the edit (or at least, I couldn't make the connection). It doesn't serve a purpose with anything else in the edit. It's just... There.

I suppose there was some form of effort to giving these films the grindhouse treatment, although not quite enough. The opening credits seem promising (Even though my inner nitpicker wished it had been reframed for scope instead of 16:9 for consistency), but once that's over, the bad film effects don't come across as often as I would've liked. Most of the time, I barely noticed a difference between the edit and my blu-ray copies, save for the more common specks of dirt.

The hard-R rated content is just fine, but it's pretty much at the same content level as any other Tarantino film. I'd complain, but that would be like complaining that Evil Dead II isn't as violent as Re-Animator. I still got what I wanted, so there's no point in getting mad over that aspect of the edit.

But with that said, the rest of this edit isn't very good, even by the low standards of most grindhoused edits. And that breaks my heart, because I myself actually had a hand in giving some advice to Dawnrazor over in the forums on this one. I haven't seen his other edits, but he seems like a pretty talented guy, and he's done other grindhoused edits that seem to have paid off pretty well. I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and assume that maybe this was just an unfortunate misfire in an otherwise pretty good run (Hey, even Steven Spielberg has made some bad movies in his career. It happens). But the truth is, I can't recommend this. Especially because the source material deserves so much more from the grindhouse treatment than this. I wish Dawnrazor the best of luck in whatever he works on in the future, and I hope it's an improvement over this.

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No
Format Watched?
Digital
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Overall rating
 
7.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
6.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
Its only slightly Grindhousey. Soundtrack needs some attention. Picture is really good but maybe too good with not enough of the dirty reel dusty protector effect. Its cool to see a blending of the main stories in those two Tarantino classics. It works on one level. On the next is is falling a bit flat. Can we get a naked French girl? some S&M basement expansion? hell even some 'pipe hitting niggaz' going to work? even hellier a cop burning in a chair with a zippo lighting petrol trail? Definitely some potential for full Grindhousing!!

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Yes
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Digital
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(Updated: November 04, 2022)
Overall rating
 
7.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
5.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
This was like a Tarantino greatest hits. It was well edited and as enjoyable as the original movies.

My issues are narrative which I just wasn’t getting it. I love the originals so much but this fan edit is more like a love letter to the originals that just did not go far enough in a fun grindhouse movie. So this was well done but for me it was a filmmakers exercise which didn’t seem like a must see. Your mileage may vary.

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Digital
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