Carlito's Way: Escape To Paradise Cut

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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1993
Original Running Time:
144
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
103
Time Cut:
41
Subtitles Available?
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
Carlito's girlfriend Gail takes up a lot of screentime so I wanted to just keep the scenes that really needs to be there and cut the movie down for a better pace. To tell faster more streamlined story.
Intention:
To make a faster and better paced version with less Gail. Carlito's girlfriend Gail is still apart of the story but the scenes with her are reduced to a minimal.
Other Sources:
Stock footage of New York
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
-New credits including some stock footage of New York
-Cut the Court house scene (the edit now starts at the dancefloor)
-Cut Carlito looking for Gail
-Cut Carlito in the rain looking at Gail's dance lesson
-Trimmed Carlito and Gail at the Cafe
-Trimmed Kleinfeld visit the prison scene
-Trimmed the party scene at Kleinfeld's place
-Cut all scenes with Lalin
-Cut the meeting with Carlito and Kleinfeld about Lalin
-Cut Carlito visit Gail at her work
-Cut Kleinfeld and Steffie dancing and going into the toilet to create more suspence when Benny wants to find her
-Cut Carlito and Gail at her apartment
-Cut the second scene at Gail's apartment
-Cut the Cockroach scene at the club
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1993
Original Running Time:
144
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
103
Time Cut:
41
Subtitles Available?
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
Carlito's girlfriend Gail takes up a lot of screentime so I wanted to just keep the scenes that really needs to be there and cut the movie down for a better pace. To tell faster more streamlined story.
Intention:
To make a faster and better paced version with less Gail. Carlito's girlfriend Gail is still apart of the story but the scenes with her are reduced to a minimal.
Other Sources:
Stock footage of New York
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
-New credits including some stock footage of New York
-Cut the Court house scene (the edit now starts at the dancefloor)
-Cut Carlito looking for Gail
-Cut Carlito in the rain looking at Gail's dance lesson
-Trimmed Carlito and Gail at the Cafe
-Trimmed Kleinfeld visit the prison scene
-Trimmed the party scene at Kleinfeld's place
-Cut all scenes with Lalin
-Cut the meeting with Carlito and Kleinfeld about Lalin
-Cut Carlito visit Gail at her work
-Cut Kleinfeld and Steffie dancing and going into the toilet to create more suspence when Benny wants to find her
-Cut Carlito and Gail at her apartment
-Cut the second scene at Gail's apartment
-Cut the Cockroach scene at the club

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4 reviews
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.8(4)
Audio Editing
 
9.5(4)
Visual Editing
 
10.0(4)
Narrative
 
10.0(4)
Enjoyment
 
9.5(4)
(Updated: March 23, 2024)
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
Years ago, I made an edit of Carlito's Way that completely removed Gail from the film, which, looking back, may have been a bit too drastic. DawnRazor took a more conservative approach here and pulled off a great edit.

By keeping Gail in the film, but for the bare minimum amount of time, you're still able to retain the full impact of the tragic ending. Good call on the narration. I was skeptical with the removal of the courtroom scene, but it's not needed at all. I really missed the Lalin scene, as it's one of the best, not only in the film but in the whole genre, but I'll begrudgingly admit that it's not essential.

The editing itself is well done and flows smoothly. I would have preferred a 5.1 audio track over stereo, but the original 5.1 wasn't all that great so not much is lost.

This is a great edit that's highly recommended for fans of the original.
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(Updated: August 25, 2023)
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
Enjoyed watching this edit.. Sets out to achieve what it wants - that is the whole movie without the flab of romantic subplot in the first half .
Still think the ending doesnt hit as hard as it should because that whole subplot of carlito and gail has been majorly edited , maybe the better choice would be to retain those earlier scenes but to edit them instead of omitting them completely.

Minor issue aside, the edit improves upon the original release which dragged in places and thus provides an engaging and enjoyable experience.

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Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
Format Watched?
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Overall rating
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
I think jamiemark's review sums up my feeling on watching this edit. It's another where I can't imagine how it will turn out, (almost like I expect it to fail), yet it turns out brilliant. Thanks for this.

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Yes
Format Watched?
Digital
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
I enjoyed this edit alot. My eyes and ears didn't pick up on any audio or video faults/glitches. I was wondering if the exclusion of a certain scene would ruin the overall narrative, but as it turns out it wasn't needed. I didn't miss what was removed from the film, it helps events move along at a more steady pace. Recommended.
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