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.
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.
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.
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.