It has been too many years since I watched the original series. So I had forgotten most of the plot and also, I cannot point out the technical differences between the original series and this fanedit.
But what I CAN say is, this is a very professional-grade edit and it felt like watching a full-length high-quality movie (as much as technically possible given that the original material is not really recent).
The story and scenes all play out flawlessly, no abrupt cuts or weird pacing. Audio is also flawless IMHO.
I was really glad to be able to re-experience the original story in a version that is, overall, a small-ish (in a good way) improvement. The original feeling and experience are still there, but in a more polished package!
As a long time fan of the It TV Miniseries, looking back there are some obvious flaws no matter the enjoyment or nostalgia. This cut not only improved the video quality to where most of the time I forgot it was even made for TV, but also removed some of the more silly bits, or the awkward parts that really wore down what was really a diamond needing a small polish. The new audio and sfx are quite perfect and really added to the drama or feel of the scenes, though there might of been one or two parts they were a "little" too loud but not enough to ruin any enjoyment. All in all I feel this could be my definitive version of the movie and would recommend this to anyone who loves this story or the original.
Having read many of Stephen Kings book, yes I read It. There is always so much going on, so many sub plots. That to me when a movie or tv show is made "they" try and pick a stroy line that makes sense as a stand alone story. With the slight "trims" etc for me made a much tighter and more fun and sensible story. lookign forward to other titles from you. Thanks for your hard work.
In spite of its flaws, I actually still really enjoy the miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's It, despite being outdone by Andy Muschietti's far superior film adaptation of the childhood-centric part of King's novel. This attempt at editing a film out of a television miniseries sounded interesting to me, naturally, and after having seen it, I was in no way disappointed. The attempts at giving this a much modern feel, with Benjamin Wallficsh's soundtrack for the 2017 version playing in several scenes, work incredibly well and the editing is fantastic throughout. The visual quality displayed here is nothing short of astonishingly good. Great stuff.
Yes, man. This is what a fanedit should be. This was engrossing from beginning to end, and edited beautifully. I don't know how much you moved around to create the flashbacks (if anything), but it worked perfectly. The video looks better than some "HD" fanedits which is crazy since it was made for 90s TV.
Honestly, the movie played like the best episode ever of Are You Afraid of the Dark. And it was fucking great.