Review Detail9.3 5 10
Revenant: The Spence Edit, The Featured
FanFix May 22, 2016 3870
The Revenant was one of my favourite films from last year. I was skeptical of this edit at first. I could see how it would play without the chief's daughter subplot, I didn't think the other changes would work. I really didn't like the idea of losing the horse scene. But after seeing it in action, this edit works wonderfully. Ever cut improves the pace and overall tone of the film. Technically, the picture is beautiful and the editing itself is seamless. I was disappointed with the stereo audio, as scenes like the opener and the cliff jump really come alive with 5.1 surround. I would have liked to see a different title and custom title credits as well. Were it not for the stereo audio, I'd place this above the original and it would easily be my go-to version in the future. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoyed the original.