Vanishing Point: Special Edition

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Vanishing Point: Special Edition
Faneditor Name:
Tagline:
The molecule of speed...
Original Movie Title:
Genre:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1971
Original Running Time:
99
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
106
Time Added:
7
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Brief Synopsis:
Aspect ratio conversion to 2.35:1
1 added scene.
Altered Ending,
New end credits.
Supplemental alternative ending.
Intention:
To alter the film's ending to bring it in more theorectically in-line with Richard. C. Sarafian's original idea. Also to replace the end credit scenes that I felt took the viewer behind the scenes of the shoot immediately at film's end, which in my view blew down any suspension of disbelief as though to be intentional and cynical. The ideas and techniques I developed for the ending gave rise to 2nd ending entirely, which really broke away from the timbre of the old - but it is supplied as a companion piece. My preferred subtle changes to the ending are what is in place for the film. It represents a subtle compromise between intentions and studio decisions that life long viewers should be able to embrace. Also, in the spirit of Special Editions, I included the extra scene from the UK theatrical cut.
Other Sources:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1UVolWUqQc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWmwwmT-nUU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNZGjTuwMcw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EJ5kNW33Ag
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsawZ-BpYts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLNxD9es0bU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcUqpXTXQ-k&t=155s
Special Thanks:
Scenery TV on you Tube
Galvanized Films on You Tube
Kevin Friedemann on You Tube
Travel Context on You Tube
Erin O'Boyle on You Tube
Reece Jackson on You Tube
Eyes On Cinema on You Tube
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
Alternative Ending.
Editing Details:
Simply made use of footage I found to implement my ideas - with the end credits it was straight forward titles and colour/SFX enhanced footage cut into place, which I did twice with differing results. Also I broke down one scene into a slow motion colour separation at the single frame scale with overlays and sound editing to resonate the context a little clearer. It remains a vastly unchanged movie classic, which I was conscious of whilst trying to keep my changes in keeping with the aesthetic.

As far as the cropping of it's aspect ratio. It's a western to me. So it had to be done. The act of sliding the frame up and down to cover the narrative flow can be a little awkward, but pleasing when successful.
Cover art by 15Maf (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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Cover art by 15Maf (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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If you're going to watch this movie, this is probably the way to watch. That said, I can't recommend watching this movie. (Thoughts on it in detail are here: https://boxd.it/32NfOF)

This film flopped on release, then got something of a cult following after finding a bit of success in the UK. If, like me, you were thinking of picking up an old copy just to watch this fanedit, you might want to save your $10. I just didn't connect with it at all. Watch the car race scenes on Youtube instead.

No fault of the editor though. This edit is technically flawless and I think the aspect ratio works well. I didn't have the heart to knock the "enjoyment" score of the edit down to a 2 simply because I didn't like the film itself. I wasn't in the cult, but other viewers might find it enticing.

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Not sure why but this feels like a better cut than the different versions i have in my collection. It always felt like each cut had a flaw. Like one i have the audio was kinda crappy while another the video was just ok. This cut made the best of both. Highly enjoyable and a nice sut to add to the collection.

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A film I have watched numerous times. Indeed, I first saw this the way it was meant to be viewed, at a drive-in, in the early 1970‘s. This carried a heady, late 60’s vibe of freedom vs control.
For me. 15MaF’s version is something between an edit and a preservation. Minor tweaks and restoration.

Filesize = 4.9 GB. Video = 1920 X 832. Audio = 5000 kbps, 5.1 AAC. No subs.

Straight off, this is HEVC h265, which neither my BluRay nor my main computer could handle. I downgraded this to h264, and that is the version I watched. If at all possible, watch as 15MaF crafted!

As indicated, the editor has cropped this for a greater widescreen experience. This is hit and miss for me. I live in a region under what could be defined as big sky. That is missing in this, though it is a wider experience for the eye.

The sound mix throbs! Everything seems dialed to 11, which the way to experience those supercharged V8’s. Although no subtitles, dialogue is clear.

The Charlotte Rampling sequence is included, edited in nicely. Her dialogue is stilted, acceptable for a chimera, and a quiet breath before the final rush.

Extras include an alterative, alternative ending.
Gearheads, get this! Pedal to the floor.

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Don´t know how i missed to give this edit a review (i thought i did). This is just truly fantastic work, technically and editing wise (especially the end). I could just repeat the other 3 reviews, so i haven´t anythig to add. This is the way to watch this movie for eternity!

This edit should get more attention.

PS: I remembered giving it a review but over at OT forum.

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Oh how I remember how much fun this movie is. A car chase up there with Bullitt. Only 5 Chargers used all stock. I want one. Just give me some uppers and half way across the country I go. Oh the 1970s...lol. Pure entertainment made better with the changes. I got the link downloaded it and watched. Kept my attention throughout.I am not really looking at these edits for techie stuff just entertainment. because these fanedits have become the theatres to go to. Two bags of popcorn helped out. Now what do I do with the other 22 hours of today? Thanks for the work and effort. Look forward to other edits from you.

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