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Rosemary's Baby - Hell a Cometh Swift Edition
FanFix
October 24, 2014    
Overall rating 
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

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!

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