I must admit I expected more from this fanedit. I hoped there would be more scenes from The Beginning, I wanted to see the remake and the prequel being merged together. However, I was cheated by my own expectations. I liked the remake the way it is. The narration, while good, wasn’t so important to the story. Showing how R. Lee Ermee became sheriff Hoyt on the other hand was the best part in The Beginning and You included it, which I think is a great addition to an already flawless (imho) film.
While the video quality is not the best I’ve seen, it is consistent throughout and is pretty watchable, I didn’t notice problems with the audio either. I am in fact spoiled by watching mostly HD/BR movies lately. Although not on par with new dvdrip releases, I can’t complain about it, n’or did I notice any editing problems whatsoever. The inserts and cuts looked seamless to me.
This is only a suggestion, but how about an edit starting with the beginning and then the reamke, both being trimmed for timing reasons of course. That would show more of Hoyt’s sadistism and the family doing their deeds through the years, with Erin finally being able to escape, thus the only survivor and putting an end to this. Judging by what I saw I am positive You could make it work.
Overall I find this edit to be an improvement over the original film; me being a somewhat disappointed is definitely not the editor’s fault. All being said the only possible rating I can give this edit is 10/10. Keep up the good work.