Cell, The - Scary as Hell Edition

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Cell, The - Scary as Hell Edition
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Genre:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2000
Original Running Time:
107 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
94 minutes
Time Cut:
22 minutes
Time Added:
9 minutes
Synopsis:
This is the scary as hell take on THE CELL. Enter the mind of a serial killer, of a deranged mind to save a girl from certain death. Including both additional scenes and lots of cuts to improve the plot, this is supposed to be the most thrilling version of this movie you will ever watch.
Intention:
Make it more convincing and scarier.
Additional Notes:
Never give up. Never surrender. Who am I? I am 3Raz0r, I like horror movies and I dig fanedits.
Release Information:
DVD
Special Features:
NTSC 2.35:1 presented in 16:9 Widescreen
English audio only, Dolby 5.1 AC3
Act selection
Bonus scene: The Killing of Carl (fully fanedited) (10minutes)
3Raz0r info
Editing Details:
The Cell was a visually stunning movie, yet it left me kind of unimpressed with the story, although it had all the contents of becoming a legendary horror movie. But it wasn’t. The reason for that is quite simply that it was too over the top with the mind entering scenes. There is a point for me as the audience, when it all gets too much, when everything is possible – that is the same point, when my entertainment dies. I always wanted to make this a scarier movie and when i watched it again, i finally discovered, how this could be achieved: most of all by getting rid of the scene, in which Catherine kills Carl, when he is inside her mind. This entire scene was neither thrilling nor plotwise necessary, it was rather confusing and seemed to just be created to finish a plot and put some more emotion to the rather cold characters in a rather cold story. I also deleted quite some of the scenes of Catherine talking to peter, because the intention seemed to be to make them kidn of a loving couple, which they never were, they always kept the distance. And I improved that to be way more clear about their relationship to each other. Peter and Catherine are both totally focused on their work and in neither of their worlds is a place for a relationship. I added some additional gore scenes, especially the extended necrophilia scene, because it is too great to be just a deleted scene.
Cuts and Additions:
- deleted Edward’s parents and every mentioning of them
- deleted the Gish story
- deleted repeating bloodbath dog
- deleted the beginning of Catherine entering Carl’s mind the 2nd time
- deleted Catherine touching demon Carl
- deleted the beginning of Peter Novak entering Carl’s mind
- deleted the entire scene of Catherine making Carl entering her mind
- added extended necrophilia scene
- added interrupted Edward mind entering scene
- added Gordon Ramsey’s second thoughts
- added meat dish to bathtub scene
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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Genre:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2000
Original Running Time:
107 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
94 minutes
Time Cut:
22 minutes
Time Added:
9 minutes
Synopsis:
This is the scary as hell take on THE CELL. Enter the mind of a serial killer, of a deranged mind to save a girl from certain death. Including both additional scenes and lots of cuts to improve the plot, this is supposed to be the most thrilling version of this movie you will ever watch.
Intention:
Make it more convincing and scarier.
Additional Notes:
Never give up. Never surrender. Who am I? I am 3Raz0r, I like horror movies and I dig fanedits.
Release Information:
DVD
Special Features:
NTSC 2.35:1 presented in 16:9 Widescreen
English audio only, Dolby 5.1 AC3
Act selection
Bonus scene: The Killing of Carl (fully fanedited) (10minutes)
3Raz0r info
Editing Details:
The Cell was a visually stunning movie, yet it left me kind of unimpressed with the story, although it had all the contents of becoming a legendary horror movie. But it wasn’t. The reason for that is quite simply that it was too over the top with the mind entering scenes. There is a point for me as the audience, when it all gets too much, when everything is possible – that is the same point, when my entertainment dies. I always wanted to make this a scarier movie and when i watched it again, i finally discovered, how this could be achieved: most of all by getting rid of the scene, in which Catherine kills Carl, when he is inside her mind. This entire scene was neither thrilling nor plotwise necessary, it was rather confusing and seemed to just be created to finish a plot and put some more emotion to the rather cold characters in a rather cold story. I also deleted quite some of the scenes of Catherine talking to peter, because the intention seemed to be to make them kidn of a loving couple, which they never were, they always kept the distance. And I improved that to be way more clear about their relationship to each other. Peter and Catherine are both totally focused on their work and in neither of their worlds is a place for a relationship. I added some additional gore scenes, especially the extended necrophilia scene, because it is too great to be just a deleted scene.
Cuts and Additions:
- deleted Edward’s parents and every mentioning of them
- deleted the Gish story
- deleted repeating bloodbath dog
- deleted the beginning of Catherine entering Carl’s mind the 2nd time
- deleted Catherine touching demon Carl
- deleted the beginning of Peter Novak entering Carl’s mind
- deleted the entire scene of Catherine making Carl entering her mind
- added extended necrophilia scene
- added interrupted Edward mind entering scene
- added Gordon Ramsey’s second thoughts
- added meat dish to bathtub scene
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9.4
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10.0(1)
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9.4
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And here we have another nice edit by 3Raz0r. Overall a great improvement. Although some things still bothered me that I think could have easily been remedied. I’ll try to break things down a bit

Video:
Very nice. The video was quite crisp. Perhaps a tiny stutter on some motion, but never distracting. I would still give this a 5 of 5

Audio:
Again, quite nice. I noticed no cuts, and it flowed and sounded great. 5 of 5 here

DVD:
great menus and design. truly artistic. a nice completion to the edit, and I always appreciate this extra care. 5 of 5 easy

Storytelling:
This is where I can not give this edit a 5. I will give it a 4 (generously) Granted this is a big improvement, but I saw areas where 3Raz0r could have fixed some more things to make this a really good movie. The Cell will always have a place for me because it is so cool visually, and I know it could have been a great film. 3Raz0r missed a couple opportunities to get closer to great. To start, I felt the plots were way to separated in the beginning. We are introduced to the world of the mind and Catherines story. Then we see the police and the crime plot. Yet we forget all about Catherine until the two plots convene akwardly. It seemed choppy and unnatural. The movie is like this too, but I felt that 3Raz0r could have shown more bits of Catherine and Edward during the police drama to keep us rooted to this fantastic thrilling part of the story. When the two plots do converge it seems odd.

The things that are cut, and the things that are added are great moves, and wise choices. However, some things could have been rearranged to make the story flow. I loved the cutting of the romantic pieces between Catherine and Peter. That was totally not necessary for this film, and was fake and forced. However, the cuts didnt go far enough. At the end where Catherine visits, there is still an odd romantic feeling that doesnt quite fit. The scene is fitting, however some of the emotion could have been trimmed a bit i think.

For all of this, I do not want to sound like I am coming down on the edit. It was a great improvement IMO. Great polishing of a turd that had potential. I highly recommend this edit to all. I do think some of the things I mentioned are quite do-able, and perhaps 3Raz0r will take a 2nd crack at it? who knows.

so great edit. I give it a 4 (a strong 4). Thank you so much 3Raz0r for an enjoyable edit. :)

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Overall a big improvement over the theatrical cut. I was on board with most of what was cut, although cutting the romance angle made the last scene feel a bit out of place. I don't know what could be done with that, though. And I prefer it over the plotline being in there.

There were some framerate issues, I could see it jitter every time there was a sweeping shot. I found it very distracting, especially since there are so many gorgeous wide, sweeping shots in this film.

That aside, I felt like the cuts and additions improved the experience and I prefer this version over the theatrical cut. If the framerate issues were corrected, this would easily replace the original version of the movie for me.

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