What can I say about this edit that has not already been said?
This is an awesome cut of an already good film. I've always liked Scream for its novel approach to the slasher genre-- and though the idea was great and the execution good, the FEEL of the original film was that of a conventional American slasher flick. Perhaps this was the goal of Wes Craven and co. but nevertheless it did not make the film memorable from an audio-visual standpoint compared to say, Suspiria-- a film that immediately evokes certain sights and sounds simply by the feel it imparted upon me.
Enter the Giallo cut--I was hooked from the start. The trailer that precedes the film is cut to the beat of the theme from Argento's Tenebre. It immediately throws you back to the old-school giallos-- and then the first scene, brilliantly rescored and culminating in the masterful Suspiria theme. The look and sound of the film gives it a whole new texture and feel--now you not only watch the story play out, but are disturbed by it (again a reference to how disturbing the old giallos were--see Deep Red, Tenebre, Opera.. they were old school, but there was always something creepy and off about them). This mood is captured perfectly in this edit. The gruesome freeze frame over which the credits play out to great music tell you what you're in for, and even if you've seen the movie simply up to that point, you won't lose the image anytime soon-- unlike the original where, no disrespect intended, but it plays out like just another scene.
The creepy mood and look Neglify brings to the film remains through it. It feels like an old VHS you found and realize you shouldn't be watching (like when I snuck away with uncle's VHS copy of Brainscan-- nightmares for a kid sigh). The unique spin brought on by the classic music amplifies the film's horror and excitement. This edit is everything it promises to be and then some. I enjoyed the original Scream. I both enjoyed and was terrified by the Giallo cut. This will be my go-to version of the movie.
I cannot recommend this highly enough. Thank you for making this. Cheers!
Let me say that this edit was AMAZING... The concept was brilliant and it was just a great time watching it... I would go as far as to say this will have a permanent spot in my Fave Five... if there was such a thing as my Fave Five... or if I was to create a Fave Five... I'm rambling but not for nothing this was a fun watch....
The concept itself was really fresh and the fact that he pulled directly from the VHS version was genius.... It made the edit for me... I was sold on that concept alone... but then he throws in the Italian rock and made Scream (which I also find to be a solid horror flick as is) a different beast... The mood of the flick completely changed... not for the better... not for the worst... It became a new take which was on par with the original version for totally different reasons...
My only complaint and it was very minor was that I agree with Rogue on the levels of the music.... It was edited perfectly... I just found it louder then required by a small touch... hense the one score of 9 in the Audio Quality area...
It was a masterful and perfect edit that I can't recommend enough....
I can only hope part 2 is in the works and if a VHS version is required I would be happy to donate to the cause lol...
Boobs and a Sex Scene (music for this made me actually giggle)
Scream. Goblin. VHS. Tits. Neglify. Need I say more?
Of course not, saying "tits" might actually be enough for a lot of you, but I'll say more nonetheless: I appreciated the cutting back of the meta/self-aware stuff a LOT. For a lot of people that's what made this movie and saga stand out, but for me it overstayed its welcome real fast, even in the original. If anything, I wish some more of it would have been cut, maybe some lines from the video store scene, and definitely that "last scare resurrection" I've always hated.
Video/audio is of course crap, meaning it's perfect. I do agree about the music levels being too loud in detriment of the dialog, but I suppose it's the price one has to pay for working from a 2.0 source without isolated dialog. There's a high-pitched beeping sound in the background all along that initially worried me, but I was able to forget about it quite soon.
The audio levels were too much for me, luckily I watched it in the day so I didn't bother the neibhours, but it was too loud in scary/action-y scenes. I don't like a lot of dynamic range, but no big deal, didn't spoil it for me, but its something to think about in the future.
Not sure if this was even possible, but the photo/news broadcast with photo of Sydney's mother should have (imo) been adjusted to incorporate the image of the woman from the added flashbacks for continuity's sake, they work great but would have been even better with that adjustment.