Last of the Mo'Ricans, The

Last of the Mo'Ricans, The

 
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Last of the Mo'Ricans, The
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Tagline:
Less romance. More Gangster.
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Original Release Date:
1993
Original Running Time:
145
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
90
Time Cut:
55
Brief Synopsis:
All scenes involving and referencing the Gail character have been removed. This is the story of a former gangster trying to lead a normal life.
Intention:
I'm a huge fan of gangster movies, but can't stand the romance angle that's always tacked on to them. Ask anyone what the best parts of Donnie Brasco, Casino, Heat, etc are and no one will say "the love story". Carlito's Way is no different. When we're focusing on Carlito the (former) gangster - great. When we're focusing on Carlito and Gail's relationship - meh. So, I decided to remove the character of Gail, and all references to her, completely from the movie. I also decided to remove Pachanga's betrayal. Because with Gail gone, it was just too cruel to have him go out with no friends.
Release Information
AVI/MKV
Special Features
Selected deleted scenes following the feature.
Editing Details:
No Gail.
Cover art by Adabisi (DOWNLOAD HERE) image

Trailer

User reviews

4 reviews

Overall rating 
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
7.5  (4)
Visual Editing 
 
9.0  (4)
Audio Editing 
 
9.0  (4)
Narrative 
 
9.5  (4)
Enjoyment 
 
9.0  (4)
Overall rating 
 
8.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

Recut of de Palma’s “Carlito’s Way,” removing the unnecessary love element. What was the point of the romance angle anyway? To lure females into the theater? C’mon, Pacino was still a sexy draw at that time. One big plus is the shortening of a bloated storyline to a quick moving character sweep.

Video - 688 X 304p MPEG-4. This is a rather “red” palette and that can sometimes be a problem. Not so here. The editing was solid throughout. The image broke up a couple of times, which I chalked up to my viewing method (putting file on flash drive and playing on BluRay via USB). Image is a bit soft.

Audio - MP3 128 kbps. 2-Channel stereo. No subs. This is a noisy movie. Dialogue remained clear, even during club sequences. I listened using headphones.

Narrative - Gail? What Gail? Who’s Gail? The story is now very male oriented, with no emotional baggage aside from character’s stupidity. Surprising how well the narrative flowed with no coherence issues. The editor provided outtakes at the end. They add nothing only to kill the mood.

Enjoyment - This edit pushed de Palma’s wannabee yarn into Neo-Noir territory. Had Adabisi gone the black n white route, this might have made a decent Noir in and of itself.

The main problem I have with this film, and have always had, is the sheer lack of intelligence of all characters involved. Indeed, the lead, the legendary Carlito, displays less than stellar streets smarts. From misreading his allies, to disrespecting and underestimating the up and coming next generation. Hard to feel sympathy for a fool.

The opening courtroom sequence always felt wrong. Carlito had a loud, screaming, over-the-top manner more in line with Pacino’s “Scent Of A Woman” from the previous year.

I liked this version. I enjoyed this edit. I still dislike Carlito Brigante, though.

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Yes
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(Updated: October 10, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality 
 
6.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

I always thought the Gail moments were really stomach churningly awful, the slow motion zooms and shmoltzy music made me puke, and put a real halt to one of the top 5 dead or alive gangster films ever. I'd like to thank the editor for making a dream come true. The pace is relentless, keeps the adrenaline pumping the whole time, really well done. Great choice for a title too. One minor detail which was unavoidable but mentioning anyway, is at the end Luis Guzman turns up for no reason with Benny Blanco, its the only time when the new edit didnt make sense, which is very rare for a fan edit to be so solid the whole way through, this one tiny detail didnt really effect how much I loved this cut.
Some glitches, no big deal, would like to see HD version. Liked how he said he cut 55 minutes out, I really didn't realise as it feels like an entire film, and liked how he added the cuts at the end (I didn't watch cuz it would have killed the buzz I got from the new edit, but good idea.)
This edit is BIG TIME!

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Yes
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Overall rating 
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
8.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Hollywood has a real obsession with shoehorning a love story into every movie ever made, whether it needs one or not (apparently to attract female viewers, which I find patronizing). Carlito's Way is not the worst example, but still Adabisi's edit shows how well it works without the romance, resulting in a movie that's lean and mean and to the point. Unfortunately the footage only allows so much, so one scene had to be recreated by repeating shots over and over again in an almost comical way. Maybe getting a 1080p source and cropping the shots to SD would have allowed for a better result. Either way, I enjoyed the edit overall, and was technically very good save for a couple music transitions (from the credits to the beginning, and from the shooting to the epilogue). Video quality was good for an .avi file but had a few encoding glitches here and there. Imperfect but recommended.

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(Updated: February 21, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
Visual Editing 
 
8.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

This was a very enjoyable edit. I love Carlito's Way, Adabisi did a great job cutting out Gail. I never really had a problem with that love story, but I always felt it was too long of a movie. The run time is pretty much perfect for a hard boiled gangster flick. Nothing was lost really by cutting Gail. The only noticeable editing was the scene in the DA's office, playing the tape for Carlito. Loved the way you recut the very end.

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