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
Available in HD?
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
AVI/MKV
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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9.9
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I'm digging it!

Talk about a re-haul just by re-framing. This is it. Vanishing Point now feels like it was supposed to look in the first place. 15MaF did a great job, there are no noticeable vertical movements. Excellent fix of Blu-ray's oversharpened edges. Only thing I'm gonna nitpick is the typeface treatment with stroke and shadow, different from original titles that have only shadow (compared to UK Cut that I have).. I like the treatment of the new ending, I'd maybe go with heavier grain to mimic optical processiing from the 70s.
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