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Faneditor Name:
Genre:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1987
Original Running Time:
96 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
90 minutes
Time Cut:
7 minutes
Time Added:
1 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
My goal here was mostly just to tighten up the editing & remove filler.
The altered ending of NoES [raymix] helps bridge the story together.
Intention:
This is the third film in a project that aims to bring stronger continuity, tighter editing & improved pacing to 6 of the films in the Nightmare on Elm Street movie series.
Other Sources:
Video-
-A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (Warner Bros. Bluray, 2012)
-A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (Warner Bros. Bluray, 2012)
Additional Audio-
-A Nightmare on Elm Street Score (Varèse Sarabande Records Remaster, 2015)
-A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Score (Varèse Sarabande Records Remaster, 2015)
-A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master Score (Varèse Sarabande Records Remaster, 2015)
-A Nightmare on Elm Street Remake Score (Sony Classical Records, 2010)
-I Wanna Live by the Ramones (from the album Halfway to Sanity, 1987)
-Therapist by Vigil (from the soundtrack to The Dream Master, 1988)
-Sound Effects (freesound.org & youtube.com)
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
I tried to stay true to Terry Stokes & Chuck Weiss' editing style from the original film. I didn't want anything to seem changed or altered at all.
This mostly meant sharp, quick cutting & trying to keep the energy high.
Cuts and Additions:
CHANGES:
PRODUCTION TITLES-
-added the Fanedit.org logo.
-added my fanedit production logo.
-scored the New Line production logo & director credit with Prologue. (N1)
-new "A Chuck Russell Film" credit.
-recreated the Edgar Allen Poe quote in the font used for the rest of the [raymix] text.
TITLE CARD-
-new title logo.
-added sound effects to new title sequence.
-new music during the title sequence. (Basement Chase [raymix] )
-added a white flash transition from the title sequence to Kristen in her room.
KRISTEN IN HER ROOM-
-removed all opening credits by cutting & cropping shots.
-changed the music coming from Kristen's radio to I Wanna Live by the Ramones.
-color corrected the shot of Kristen scooping coffee.
KRISTEN GOES TO BED-
-changed the music as Kristen falls asleep to the track Opening.
KRISTEN'S DREAM-
-added rumble when Kristen finds the girl in the basement.
-added additional fire sounds when the furnace lights.
-added rumble when the faucet handle grabs Kristen.
-new sound when the bathroom door closes.
-added rumble when Freddy appears in the mirror.
-cut a shot of Kristen after Freddy swipes at her.
-re-scored the bathroom attack with the track Opening.
-cut Kristen holding a razor blade when her mom finds her in the bathroom.
AT WESTIN HILLS-
-Dr. Neil's "Hey Taryn" is heard over the hospital establishing shot.
-cut the conversation with Dr. Neil & Max the Orderly.
-added "Tuesday, June 7th 1988" text to the shot of Dr. Neil walking down the hall.
-edited Dr. Neil's "You don't look so hot..." so he doesn't flub his line.
NANCY AT KRISTEN'S HOUSE-
-changed the music when Nancy goes to Kristen's room to the track Prologue. (N1)
-longer shot of the model Elm Street house Kristen has made.
-longer shot of Nancy staring at the Elm Street house model.
KRISTEN'S NIGHTMARE-
-shortened the shot panning around Kristen as she looks at the pig on the table.
-different sound effect as Nancy falls through the chair into the dream.
-added rumble as Nancy & Freddy recognize each other.
NANCY & NEIL AT DINNER-
-longer beat before Nancy begins telling Neil about her mother.
-added a slow version of Prologue as Nancy talks about parents, dreams & hypnocil. (N1)
PHILLIP'S DEMISE-
-re-scored Freddy's attack with the track The Rumbling Room.
-added rumble when Phillip is pulled up out of bed.
-cut Kenkaid deciding not to help Philip when he sees him sleepwalking.
GROUP DISCUSSION-
-cut Neil accusing Philip of suicide, calling it "weak" & saying "He let us all down."
-cut Taryn's "That bastard killed him."
AT THE FUNERAL-
-cut the Nun calling Neil's faith in science a "sad choice."
-cut the Nun saying "It is an abomination to man & god."
DINNER AT NANCY'S HOUSE-
-cut Nancy telling Neil "You're doing the best you can."
GROUP SESSION-
-cut Nancy saying "You are the last of the Elm Street children."
-cut Nancy asking Kristen "How about it? Will you try?"
-cut Neil beginning to doubt Nancy as she explains the nightmares to the kids.
GROUP DREAM-
-the scene with Joey & the nurse continues longer before cutting back to the group.
-re-scored the nurse talking to Joey with Alice at the Mirror. (N4)
-recreated all sound effects during the make-out scene. (feet, zipper, clothes, bed)
-cut the nurse asking "do you like my body?"
-the track Alice at the Mirror resumes when we cut back to the nurse & Joey. (N4)
-added rumble as Joey begins to struggle.
-cut the spinning shot of Joey tied to his bed shorter.
-added additional burning sounds as Joey's bed falls into the burning tunnel.
NEIL & THE NUN-
-cut Neil having to break the lock on the tower door.
-new sound effect when Neil opens the door.
-new sound when the door at the top of the stairs closes.
-cut the Nun telling Neil the story of Amanda Kruger being raped.
-scored the end of the scene with the track No Escape. (N1)
FREDDY WRITES A MESSAGE ON JOEY-
-cut this entire scene.
NEIL & NANCY IN THE CAR-
-scored the end of the scene with the track Freddy's Back. (N4)
KRISTEN GETS THE NEWS ABOUT NANCY-
-scored this scene with the track Freddy's Back. (N4)
MEETING WITH MR. THOMPSON-
-cut Nancy saying "You know what he did. He's doing it again."
-Mr. Thompson's "Try to understand that" is heard over a shot of Neil.
FINDING FREDDY'S REMAINS-
-cut the priest catching Neil taking the crucifix.
KRISTEN'S DREAM-
-added a fade-from-white into Kristen's dream instead of a hard cut from white.
-changed the music coming from Kristen's radio to I Wanna Live by the Ramones.
-cut Kristen hugging her mom.
-added a fade-to-white from Kristen in the Elm Street house instead of a hard cut to white.
-new sound effect to match the new longer transition.
TARYN'S DEMISE-
-augmented the music during Taryn's dream with Therapist by Vigil.
-added a fade to white after Taryn's death instead of a hard cut to white.
-added a sound effect as the screen fades to white.
-white-out transition lasts longer.
WILL'S DEMISE-
-the fade-in to Will lasts longer.
-added a sound effect as the screen fades to Will.
-augmented the music cue when Will is killed with the track Main Theme. (N1)
-added rumble as Freddy stabs Will.
GROUP DREAM-
-the track Main Theme continues until Kinkaid crashes through the wall. (N1)
NEIL & MR. THOMPSON AT THE JUNKYARD-
-added an echoing beat for a smoother transition from the previous scene.
-added new sound effects as Mr. Thompson's car is smashed.
-cut a shot of Mr. Thompson going through the air after Freddy's skeleton throws him.
-cut Freddy's skeleton making a victory sound.
-Freddy's skeleton doesn't celebrate; only throws it's arms in the air & crumbles.
-added the sound of bones crumbling when the skeleton falls.
BACK IN THE DREAM-
-Joey's scream gains amplitude during it's duration.
-cut Joey saying "Did I say that?"
-cut Nancy saying "It's over!"
-cut the shot of Mr. Thompson materializing.
NEIL BURIES FREDDY'S BONES-
-cut Neil saying "Please, God."
-cut Neil saying "Ashes to ashes."
NANCY'S DEMISE-
-cut Kristen saying "I'm going to dream you into a beautiful dream."
-color corrected the shot of Kristen holding Nancy to match the surrounding shots.
NANCY'S FUNERAL-
-cut the priest's sermon.
NEIL AT HOME-
-changed the music when going from outside of Neil's house to inside to Lights Out.
-extended the establishing shot of Neil's house.
END CREDITS-
-added the title card before the credits roll.
-new music: BasementChase,RumbleRoom,Opening,SkeletonFight/Mirrors,MainTitle(N1)
-added credits for the added songs.
-removed credits for removed songs.
-moved the Ken Harrison & Charles Bernstein credits to the music section.
POST-CREDITS-
-added shots of the burning boiler room from Freddy's Revenge to post-credits.
-added the "Freddy's Coming for You" rhyme.
-added my production logo to the end.
-added a cue from the track Prologue. (N1)
Faneditor Name:
Genre:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1987
Original Running Time:
96 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
90 minutes
Time Cut:
7 minutes
Time Added:
1 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
My goal here was mostly just to tighten up the editing & remove filler.
The altered ending of NoES [raymix] helps bridge the story together.
Intention:
This is the third film in a project that aims to bring stronger continuity, tighter editing & improved pacing to 6 of the films in the Nightmare on Elm Street movie series.
Other Sources:
Video-
-A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (Warner Bros. Bluray, 2012)
-A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (Warner Bros. Bluray, 2012)
Additional Audio-
-A Nightmare on Elm Street Score (Varèse Sarabande Records Remaster, 2015)
-A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Score (Varèse Sarabande Records Remaster, 2015)
-A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master Score (Varèse Sarabande Records Remaster, 2015)
-A Nightmare on Elm Street Remake Score (Sony Classical Records, 2010)
-I Wanna Live by the Ramones (from the album Halfway to Sanity, 1987)
-Therapist by Vigil (from the soundtrack to The Dream Master, 1988)
-Sound Effects (freesound.org & youtube.com)
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
I tried to stay true to Terry Stokes & Chuck Weiss' editing style from the original film. I didn't want anything to seem changed or altered at all.
This mostly meant sharp, quick cutting & trying to keep the energy high.
Cuts and Additions:
CHANGES:
PRODUCTION TITLES-
-added the Fanedit.org logo.
-added my fanedit production logo.
-scored the New Line production logo & director credit with Prologue. (N1)
-new "A Chuck Russell Film" credit.
-recreated the Edgar Allen Poe quote in the font used for the rest of the [raymix] text.
TITLE CARD-
-new title logo.
-added sound effects to new title sequence.
-new music during the title sequence. (Basement Chase [raymix] )
-added a white flash transition from the title sequence to Kristen in her room.
KRISTEN IN HER ROOM-
-removed all opening credits by cutting & cropping shots.
-changed the music coming from Kristen's radio to I Wanna Live by the Ramones.
-color corrected the shot of Kristen scooping coffee.
KRISTEN GOES TO BED-
-changed the music as Kristen falls asleep to the track Opening.
KRISTEN'S DREAM-
-added rumble when Kristen finds the girl in the basement.
-added additional fire sounds when the furnace lights.
-added rumble when the faucet handle grabs Kristen.
-new sound when the bathroom door closes.
-added rumble when Freddy appears in the mirror.
-cut a shot of Kristen after Freddy swipes at her.
-re-scored the bathroom attack with the track Opening.
-cut Kristen holding a razor blade when her mom finds her in the bathroom.
AT WESTIN HILLS-
-Dr. Neil's "Hey Taryn" is heard over the hospital establishing shot.
-cut the conversation with Dr. Neil & Max the Orderly.
-added "Tuesday, June 7th 1988" text to the shot of Dr. Neil walking down the hall.
-edited Dr. Neil's "You don't look so hot..." so he doesn't flub his line.
NANCY AT KRISTEN'S HOUSE-
-changed the music when Nancy goes to Kristen's room to the track Prologue. (N1)
-longer shot of the model Elm Street house Kristen has made.
-longer shot of Nancy staring at the Elm Street house model.
KRISTEN'S NIGHTMARE-
-shortened the shot panning around Kristen as she looks at the pig on the table.
-different sound effect as Nancy falls through the chair into the dream.
-added rumble as Nancy & Freddy recognize each other.
NANCY & NEIL AT DINNER-
-longer beat before Nancy begins telling Neil about her mother.
-added a slow version of Prologue as Nancy talks about parents, dreams & hypnocil. (N1)
PHILLIP'S DEMISE-
-re-scored Freddy's attack with the track The Rumbling Room.
-added rumble when Phillip is pulled up out of bed.
-cut Kenkaid deciding not to help Philip when he sees him sleepwalking.
GROUP DISCUSSION-
-cut Neil accusing Philip of suicide, calling it "weak" & saying "He let us all down."
-cut Taryn's "That bastard killed him."
AT THE FUNERAL-
-cut the Nun calling Neil's faith in science a "sad choice."
-cut the Nun saying "It is an abomination to man & god."
DINNER AT NANCY'S HOUSE-
-cut Nancy telling Neil "You're doing the best you can."
GROUP SESSION-
-cut Nancy saying "You are the last of the Elm Street children."
-cut Nancy asking Kristen "How about it? Will you try?"
-cut Neil beginning to doubt Nancy as she explains the nightmares to the kids.
GROUP DREAM-
-the scene with Joey & the nurse continues longer before cutting back to the group.
-re-scored the nurse talking to Joey with Alice at the Mirror. (N4)
-recreated all sound effects during the make-out scene. (feet, zipper, clothes, bed)
-cut the nurse asking "do you like my body?"
-the track Alice at the Mirror resumes when we cut back to the nurse & Joey. (N4)
-added rumble as Joey begins to struggle.
-cut the spinning shot of Joey tied to his bed shorter.
-added additional burning sounds as Joey's bed falls into the burning tunnel.
NEIL & THE NUN-
-cut Neil having to break the lock on the tower door.
-new sound effect when Neil opens the door.
-new sound when the door at the top of the stairs closes.
-cut the Nun telling Neil the story of Amanda Kruger being raped.
-scored the end of the scene with the track No Escape. (N1)
FREDDY WRITES A MESSAGE ON JOEY-
-cut this entire scene.
NEIL & NANCY IN THE CAR-
-scored the end of the scene with the track Freddy's Back. (N4)
KRISTEN GETS THE NEWS ABOUT NANCY-
-scored this scene with the track Freddy's Back. (N4)
MEETING WITH MR. THOMPSON-
-cut Nancy saying "You know what he did. He's doing it again."
-Mr. Thompson's "Try to understand that" is heard over a shot of Neil.
FINDING FREDDY'S REMAINS-
-cut the priest catching Neil taking the crucifix.
KRISTEN'S DREAM-
-added a fade-from-white into Kristen's dream instead of a hard cut from white.
-changed the music coming from Kristen's radio to I Wanna Live by the Ramones.
-cut Kristen hugging her mom.
-added a fade-to-white from Kristen in the Elm Street house instead of a hard cut to white.
-new sound effect to match the new longer transition.
TARYN'S DEMISE-
-augmented the music during Taryn's dream with Therapist by Vigil.
-added a fade to white after Taryn's death instead of a hard cut to white.
-added a sound effect as the screen fades to white.
-white-out transition lasts longer.
WILL'S DEMISE-
-the fade-in to Will lasts longer.
-added a sound effect as the screen fades to Will.
-augmented the music cue when Will is killed with the track Main Theme. (N1)
-added rumble as Freddy stabs Will.
GROUP DREAM-
-the track Main Theme continues until Kinkaid crashes through the wall. (N1)
NEIL & MR. THOMPSON AT THE JUNKYARD-
-added an echoing beat for a smoother transition from the previous scene.
-added new sound effects as Mr. Thompson's car is smashed.
-cut a shot of Mr. Thompson going through the air after Freddy's skeleton throws him.
-cut Freddy's skeleton making a victory sound.
-Freddy's skeleton doesn't celebrate; only throws it's arms in the air & crumbles.
-added the sound of bones crumbling when the skeleton falls.
BACK IN THE DREAM-
-Joey's scream gains amplitude during it's duration.
-cut Joey saying "Did I say that?"
-cut Nancy saying "It's over!"
-cut the shot of Mr. Thompson materializing.
NEIL BURIES FREDDY'S BONES-
-cut Neil saying "Please, God."
-cut Neil saying "Ashes to ashes."
NANCY'S DEMISE-
-cut Kristen saying "I'm going to dream you into a beautiful dream."
-color corrected the shot of Kristen holding Nancy to match the surrounding shots.
NANCY'S FUNERAL-
-cut the priest's sermon.
NEIL AT HOME-
-changed the music when going from outside of Neil's house to inside to Lights Out.
-extended the establishing shot of Neil's house.
END CREDITS-
-added the title card before the credits roll.
-new music: BasementChase,RumbleRoom,Opening,SkeletonFight/Mirrors,MainTitle(N1)
-added credits for the added songs.
-removed credits for removed songs.
-moved the Ken Harrison & Charles Bernstein credits to the music section.
POST-CREDITS-
-added shots of the burning boiler room from Freddy's Revenge to post-credits.
-added the "Freddy's Coming for You" rhyme.
-added my production logo to the end.
-added a cue from the track Prologue. (N1)

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(Updated: November 01, 2023)
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
REWATCH 1/11/23:

Watched Ray's recent Version 2 and it's a great update to an already solid edit. Some of my criticisms still stand, but the audio is a lot smoother and I detected no syncing issues. Audio editing and enjoyment ratings bumped up as a result.

ORIGINAL REVIEW:

This is a very nice update to what is already the best film in the franchise. I had this on my list for the B+ series, but frankly, aside from some work I wanted to do on the stop motion, there's very little that I would do differently to how Ray has handled things here.

QUALITY

Picture quality is great, you can tell that the opening shots are cropped as some look a touch awkward and lower res, but this is a nitpick really and it isn't distracting. There are some small syncing issues, likely accentuated by bad dubbing. Ray has said he has plans to sort this soon. In the meantime, it is slight enough that most people probably won't notice.


EDITING

In general, Ray has done a great job on the technical front. It's clear to me that he's made a number of nips and tucks otherwise absent from the cutlist and the whole film comes across significantly better-paced as a result. Some things I did pick up on:

- 8:00 - the end of the scene here comes across a little abrupt. I can't remember if that's how the scene normally ends
- 11:15 - there's a jump in the audio here
- 16:30 - are two pieces of music being mashed up here? It sounds a little odd
- 28:40 - the audio suddenly dips in volume
- 51:40 - is a point where the dialogue seems significantly out of sync, but I wonder in this instance if it is merely a bad overdub from the original film
- 1:02:6 - the score suddenly dips in volume just before we cut away
- 1:26:08 - the shot slows down noticeably

The dialogue is also noticeably quieter in the Nurse scene, which I assume is a result of rescoring. But for the record, that whole sequence is generally really well done. All the foley work blends really well and the scene comes across a lot better than in the original. In the theatrical cut it's enjoyable and kind of laughable, but here it's actually quite a bit more thrilling.


NARRATIVE

I would cut the small scene in the hospital with Nancy. The delivery of "let go of him you bastard" and "oh my god" is awful. I'm also not keen on the "come and get him, bitch" being carved into the boy's chest. Partly, I think it's a bit lame, but it's also something you'd think would raise an eyebrow with hospital staff and prompt questions. You could argue that it's only a dream, but Nancy isn't dreaming, is she? That sequence is more or less the only thing remaining that I would prefer cut. But aside from that nitpick, I didn't detect any narrative issues; if anything, there's an argument for it being improved, since all the cuts only serve to make a better paced, more consistent and less cheesy product. I'm not a fan of the rape lore with Krueger either, so that was a welcome change. Great job.


ENJOYMENT

Overlooking my criticisms, this is easily an improvement over the theatrical cut. Basically a much tighter version that still retains the essence of the original film. Just the kind of approach to editing that I love and something I hope to see more of. Ray has clearly put in a lot of attention to detail and it shows. Excellent work and definitely recommended to fans.

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9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
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10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
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9.0
My personal favourite of the "Craven Trilogy" (I/III/VII) and Ray Danger has managed to push it even further in my regard. Nothing huge but the experience is palpably more enjoyable now, with the cheese factor lowered to allow more of the great ensemble case to shine through and the dread caused by Freddy's attacks to feel even more pointed and menacing. Tasteful editing choices throughout. I can't recall if I found Nancy and her supervisor's relationship as abrupt and disjointed on my last watch through of the original version, but I'm going to put that on Craven and co. rather than this editor as I don't see anything regarding them specifically in their change notes).

Definitely a shelf-replacer for me; looking forward to many more Octobers of watching this version of Dream Warriors, the first and maybe only movie whose *poster* that gave me nightmares as a kid.
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10.0(2)
Audio Editing
 
10.0(2)
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10.0(2)
Narrative
 
10.0(2)
Enjoyment
 
10.0(2)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
I'll keep these reviews brief as I'm reviewing Ray Danger's Nightmare on Elm Street series as a whole.

These edits are love letters to the original series, working to bring more cohesion across numerous avenues. Visual quality is dark, clean, and consistent. All changes to the score are period and mood appropriate. Narratively, this edit has a strong foundation to work off of, but this approach is more streamlined and less campy, rounding out RayDanger's "Nightmare Trilogy with a killer final act (in my book, at least)

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Just wow! I always felt this was the best of the original set of sequels, but still that it had moments of cheese. This edit really does improve not just that, but the pacing. I was only going to watch these 2, but this was so good that I have to see how Ray Danger finishes the trilogy he planed out for this.

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