October 24, 2014
This was a pretty great edit. Long ago I bought Rosemary's Baby but just never got around to watching it. Simply put, I knew the ending already (due to pop culture osmosis) and I've never been a fan of Polanski's films. I saw that Ed was uh... ed-iting it, I decided to finally give the original a watch. And it was damn good. A bit too slow (but that's understandable, a good many "older" films feel slow compared to today's flicks) but very moody and some fine acting on display.
Enter the "Hell a Cometh Swift Edition". The black-and-white treatment looks superb to me, this is how it should have been filmed. The pacing is much better (although I think it still could be a little shorter) and overall Ed has improved upon a classic!