Terminator 2 [raymix]

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Original Movie Title:
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Original Release Date:
1991
Original Running Time:
153
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
125
Time Cut:
23
Time Added:
1
Subtitles Available?
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
My goal was to create a version of the film that doesn't explain the plot upfront, but instead allows the story unfold naturaly as the film progresses & saves it's surprises.
I've also made many additional alterations to the Extended Cut shape my own ideal version.
Intention:
I've always wanted versions of the first two Terminator films that don't spoil the plot upfront, but instead let the story play out in more of a noir mystery style. This is the second of those two edits.
Additional Notes:
No explanatory narration- We're dropped in blind & the story tells itself. No dates mentioned- This keeps the future a threat in our present time. No Terminator POV- It's spoilery for my intentions & looks too primitive. No visions of the future- It's also spoilery for my intentions & I like keeping the audience in the present.
Other Sources:
Video-
-Terminator 2: Judgement Day (Lionsgate bluray, 2015)
Additional Audio-
-Terminator 2: Judgement Day score (Varèse Sarabande Records, 1991)
-Guitars, Cadillacs by Dwight Yokam (from the album Guitars Cadillacs Ect Ect, 1986)
-sound effects (youtube.com)
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
I tried to stay true to the original editing style set by Conrad Buff, Mark Goldblatt & Richard A. Harris. I didn't want anything to seem obviously altered at all.

Cuts and Additions:
Based on the Extended Cut
Opening-
-added the Fanedit.org logo.
-added my fanedit production logo.
-added "A James Cameron Film" credit.
-cut the opening scene showing the future.
-cut Sarah's opening narration.
-cut the opening credits.
-cut the title.
Arrival-
-the time-portal opens & closes faster.
-new music begins as the Terminator stands. (T2 Main Title)
-extended the shot of the Terminator looking towards the bar.
-cut the Terminators POV as it approaches the bar.
Title Card-
-added a new title logo.
-new title. (simply, Terminator 2)
-new sound effects during title. (steel sliding, metallic clang)
Inside the Bar-
-new music fades into the original soundtrack as the pool balls break.
-cut the Terminators POV as it scans the room.
-shuffled a few shots as the Terminator walks across the room.
-cut the Terminators POV as it scans for fitting clothes.
-the biker doesn't blow smoke in the Terminators face.
-cut the Terminators POV as the biker blows smoke into it's face.
-added new sound effects. (talking & bar sounds)
-replaced music to match the new edit. (Guitars/Cadillacs by Dwight Yokam)
Outside the Bar-
-cut this entire scene.
Hospital Tour/Sarah in Her Room-
-cut this entire scene.
T-1000 Goes to John's House-
-moved this scene to later on.
Sarah's Psych Evaluation-
-added the establishing shot of Pescadero Hospital, cut from earlier.
-cut Sarah's dream about Reese & the future.
-cut Sarah saying that she knows the date the machines become self-aware.
-cut Sarah naming the date.
-moved the scene at Cyberdyne to later on.
-smoother edit when Sarah mentions that she's shown improvement.
Relics at Cyberdyne-
-inserted the scene of Miles Dyson at Cyberdyne, cut from earlier.
T-1000 Goes to John's House-
-inserted the scene of the T-1000 questioning John's foster parents, cut from earlier.
The Terminator follows John to the Mall-
-cut a shot of the Terminaor's POV as it identifies John.
Mall Fight & Getaway-
-adjusted the contrast as the T-1000 recovers on the floor to better match surrounding shots.
-John doesn't have trouble starting his bike.
-cut a shot of the T-1000 coming down the stairs.
Flood Channel Chase-
-cut a short shot of John on his bike.
-cut a short shot of the truck in pursuit.
-shortened the landing after the Terminator drives off the ramp.
Stop n' Chat-
-cut John saying "OK, timeout! Stop the bike!"
-cut John saying "...You are a Terminator, right?" & the Terminators response.
-cut John saying "This is intense. Get a grip, John."
-John doesn't poke the Terminator as much.
-cut the Terminator saying "30 years from now..."
-cut John saying "This is deep."
T-1000 Steals Another Cop Car-
-cut this entire scene.
T-1000 Kills John's Dog-
-cut this entire scene.
Hangin' With the Terminator-
-cut the first time John yells "Get this psycho off of me!"
-John doesn't ask why he was let go, he figures it out on his own.
-cut John's "Yes!" when the Terminator does what he commands.
-cut John saying "Cool. My own Terminator."
-cut the Terminator saying "...I'm a Terminator."
-cut John saying "Listen to me very carefully. You're not a Terminator anymore. Got that?"
-cut John saying "What do you mean "why"? You just can't."
-cut the Terminators 2nd "Why?"
Hospital Escape-
-cut the hospital orderly licking Sarah's face.
-cut a short shot of the Terminator running towards the elevator.
-shortened the shot of the guard getting out of the car after Sarah shoots.
-cut the Terminator throwing the guard.
-shortened the shot of the T-1000 forming in the elevator.
-shortened the shot of the T-1000 coming out of the elevator.
-cut a shot of the T-1000 running towards the car.
On the Road-
-cut John confirming that the T-1000 isn't still chasing them.
-cut Sarah asking John if he's ok.
-cut Sarah saying "I didn't need your help, I can take care of myself."
-cut the Terminator asking John "What's wrong with your eyes?" & John's "Nothing."
Terminator Brain Surgery-
-cut the Terminators POV as it looks into the mirror.
-cut the Terminators POV as it switches off.
-cut John saying "But he's my friend, alright?"
-cut some of the argument between Sarah & John.
-cut the Terminator reactivating.
On the Road Again-
-cut John trying to teach the Terminator slang phrases.
Roadside Rest Stop-
-cut John trying to teach the Terminator to smile.
Future Events Rundown-
-cut the dates from the Terminators chain of future events.
At Enrique's Desert Camp-
-cut the Terminator saying "..."Uncle Bob"?"
-cut John talking about how this was all normal to him growing up.
-cut the Terminator's smile when he picks up the mini-gun.
Working on the Truck-
-cut John mentioning when he'll met his dad & what date he sends him back to.
-cut the Terminator asking "Why do you cry?" & John's explanation.
-cut the continuing "crying" conversation as they go to start the truck.
-masked Arnold's mouth so de doesn't appear to be talking.
-replaced with John's dialog with "You could lighten up, yourself." cut from earlier.
-new sound effects to replace the old dialog. (wind, footsteps, leather jacket, hand claps)
-cut the Terminator saying "No problem-o." after starting the truck.
-cut the "High Five!" scene, except one shot.
-the remaining High Five shot has been sped-up to remove the slo-mo.
-cut Sarah's narration.
-cut Sarah's dream about the future.
Going to Stop Sarah-
-cut the Terminator suggesting that killing Dyson could prevent the war.
-cut John's lecture about not killing people.
At the Dyson's-
-shortened John & Sarah's chat.
-altered the music starting as the Terminator rips the flesh off his arm.
-increased the volume of Dysons "Oh my god" as he recognizes the robot arm.
-extended the shot of the Terminator's robot hand.
-slight zoom-in on the shot of the Terminators robot hand.
-fade-out on the shot of the Terminators robot hand.
-cut Sarah's narration.
-fade-in on the shot of Miles Dyson, after having heard the story.
-altered music fades back into the original soundtrack as Miles speaks.
Hit the Road to Cyberdyne-
-removed Sarah's narration.
Fending Off the Cops-
-cut the helicopter pilot saying "That's a damn mini-gun!"
-cut the Terminators POV as it surveys the area.
-cut the Terminator saying "I'll be back."
-cut the cop saying "Ow, it hurts!"
-cut the Terminators POV as it scans for casualties.
-cut the T-1000 telling the helicopter pilot to "Get out."
-cut the helicopter pilot's goofy head nodding response.
Highway Chase-
-altered the concerned driver's goofy "Hello?"
-cut a short rear-screen shot of the Terminator reloading.
At the Steel Mill-
-cut the Terminator saying "Hasta la vista, baby."
-cut two shots of John & Sarah getting out of the truck.
-cut some shots of the liquid metal reforming.
-cut the T-1000's arm malfunctioning.
-cut the T-1000's feet malfunctioning.
-cut the Terminators POV as it searches for the T-1000.
-shortened a shot of Sarah as the T-1000 threatens her.
-cut a shot of the fake Terminator head getting bashed.
-cut the Terminators POV as it reboots.
-cut the T-1000's feet malfunctioning.
-cut the T-1000 morphing into it's victims as it melts.
-cut the Terminator saying "I need a vacation."
-cut the Terminator telling John he knows about crying.
-cut the Terminator's thumbs-up.
-cut Sarah's closing narration.
-added closing "No Fate..." text.
End Credits-
-theatrical version of the end credits text.
-replaced the GnR song during the end credits with the track SWAT Team Attacks.
Post-Credits-
-added a post-credits shot of the Terminator in flames, cut from the opening credits.
-added the track Trust Me to the burning Terminator shot.
-added my production logo to the end.

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John is almost tolerable in this edit and that alone makes it a keeper for me. As with the edit of the first movie, keeping the story in the present works very well to add suspense back into a movie I've seen so many times. Well done, thank you!

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