(I watched the newer HD version) Words can't give justice to my enjoyment of this edit! The pacing, rescores, and the trimmed CGI helped blend these two movies. The feeling of dread didn't let up even though the stories bounced back and forth. It also got rid of my least favorite shots/scenes from T11: the face splitting open and the spaceship finale with the terrible CGI face on the Thing. Only problem were some audio pops during transitions. It wasn't bad enough to take me out of it though. Thank you Wraith for making this and for the speedy responses!
Again! Wraith has hit it out of the park with this edit. I just watched this and I loved how both films run together, and the seamless way Wraith has merged these films. I watched this with a family member who had not seen either version and they really enjoyed it. I then let them watch both versions 82', and 11' the next day. They preferred this versions pacing of the two films, sometimes less is more.
A lot of people hate the 2011 version, I know it doesn't hold a candle to the '82 film, but personally I don't mind it and I think Wraith makes it even that much better! For those of you, who love the '82 version, but hate '11, you should def give this edit a chance... while you probably won't end up loving the 2011, I think you will at least find a new fondness for it.