Scooby-Doo: Spooky Island Special Edition

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Original Release Date:
2002
Original Running Time:
86
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
94
Time Added:
8
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Brief Synopsis:
The live-action Scooby-Doo film from the early 2000s has now been extended with 7 new deleted and extended scenes, including a new alternate opening.

Eight minutes of restored and reintegrated footage has now been woven back into the classic Mystery Inc. Caper!
Intention:
Since I have such a soft spot for the film, I wanted to go back and slow down the somewhat rapid pace of the film, as it moves too fast at times. Plus I wanted to see all this very great footage back where it belongs.
Other Sources:
- Scooby-Doo (2002) Blu-Ray: Somewhat fun fact, I had to import this from the US as it wasn't realeased on Blu-Ray in Australia.
Special Thanks:
James Gunn for writing a fun mystery film about everyone's favourite van dwelling detectives
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
- Cast and Filmmakers Talk Deleted Scenes (Feature Commentary Clips) [11:07]
- Unused Deleted and Alternate Bits [2:09]
- Deleted Scenes with Director's Commentary [12:56]
Editing Details:
The scenes aren't in the best shape as they're presented in a very rough somewhat workprint style on the Blu-Ray as the blacks are often crushed beyound recovery and the colours are lost to time. I've done my best to fix the SD scenes by upscaling them to 2K, and grading the scenes often shot by shot to have them look acceptable next to the crisp HD film. It's nowhere near perfect but it looks a lot better in many scenes.
Cuts and Additions:
- added new animated credits sequence
- added flashbacks showing where Mystery Inc has been during the 2 year time jump
- added somewhat of a musical montage as the characters explore the island for the first time
- added Velma singing a song to the crowd at the Spooky Hotel bar and resturant
- added Daphne meeting up with the possessed Velma
- added Shaggy witnessing Daphne getting her soul removed
- Added Scooby trying to fool his kidnappers

User reviews

3 reviews
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.3(3)
Visual Editing
 
10.0(3)
Audio Editing
 
10.0(3)
Narrative
 
10.0(3)
Enjoyment
 
10.0(3)
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Scooby Doo was one of my favourite and most watched cartoons as a kid & the Scooby Doo live action movie at one time, was my absolute favourite film...
Easily 40+ viewings.

Now as an adult the tv cartoons I use to watch are a thing of the past, although I still thoroughly enjoy and love the nostalgia this movie provides me.

Upon watching the Extended Version for the first time I was gobsmacked that I had never seen the added deleted scenes before on tv, dvd or video. It was a pleasant surprise to see so much more material included this time around.

The quality of the editing is very high, almost every new scene transitions seamless with the rest of the movie both visually & with it's audio. However its clear the overall resolution/quality of the deleted scenes visuals aren't quite as good as the original movie with some scenes/shots being more noticeable than others.

Verdict:
I would definitely recommend this fan-edit to anyone who has already seen and greatly enjoyed the movie before?

The deleted scenes were a mixed bag in terms of comedy with a small few of the new scenes being very cringy and hurts the overall enjoyment of the movie... but most of them were still good.

So maybe this extended version of the movie may benefit from a slight trim here and there to refine the deleted scenes down to their best parts and also removing those couple of frames that are noticeably darker than the rest of the movie.


Thank you Bobson Dugnutt for a great fan-edit!

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Yes
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So Scooby doo is actually one of my guilty pleasures, I love this movie and always put it on when I want a laugh,,, and I have to say, this will be the edit that I watch from now on! I was engrossed from the alternate opening (which was SO much better than the original opening of the movie!) And the deleted scenes fit in really well too!

The video editing is superb and the only way I was able to tell the scenes has been added in was due to the quality of them (though I still give this a 10 because its amazing considering what Bobson had to work with!) Audio editing is incredible too!

From the flashback scenes in the airport, to the extended sequence of the gang exploring the island, to Velmas musical number, everything fit so perfectly! Watched this with a friend of mine and we were buckled laughing and really did enjoy this version of the film so much more!

Thanks Bobson! 10/10

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Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
We really enjoyed this extended edition of Scooby-Doo. It is great to also see lesser known titles get a fanedit.

One of the highlights is definitely the new animated opening credits sequence. A much better start of the movie.

If you have never seen this movie than this is the edit you'll need.

Cannot wait to view more of Bobson Dugnutt's edits.

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