Child's Play: The Don Mancini Cut

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This is a very clever fanmix which transforms the classic Child's Play into more of a psychological horror thriller which reminded me, in some parts, of "The Shining" and the very underrated "The Babadook".

From the perfect opening credits to the excellent editing choices (executed flawlessly) this fanmix exceeded my expectations and it will be a replacement copy for me. While the original is a classic in its own right, it still has that gadgety horror vibe from the 80s. This fanmix elevates Child's Play to a true psychological thriller / horror mind-bender while staying true to its canon and its sequels.

Dwight Fry knocked it out of the park with this one. If you want to watch Child's Play again or even if it's your first time, do yourself a favor and watch this one.
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This is something I wished I seen first before the original. It seem to add more suspence and to what happening. Also pushes more on the thriller genre. Only one thing I would make diffent. Going into and out of the flashback would had like a small transition like a flash into it. If u never seen childs play this in one of those rare times I'd watch this edit first.

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This was a great way to watch this movie. My go to version actually. I like how in the first part it feels more psychological before going B Movie slasher on the back end. The cuts were not even noticeable and everything flowed well. A much better movie than the proper cut of this film or the remake could hope to be.

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This is a new way to watch Child´s Play and for that only is a great edit. I still prefer the original cut, but Dwight Fry does a great job here. I grew up with Child´s Play and saw it a hundred times and watching this edit made me feel like I was watching the movie for the first time. From little things like the new credits matching the originals and looking extremely professional to bigger things (the whole new structure of the film) everything works great. The only "flaw" (If I can call it this way) is that I felt the flashback happened without a more clear build up. But it´s understandable because he hadn´t more scenes available to use. Anyway, it´s a great edit and a new way to watch Child´s Play! If you a fan of the original movie you should watch this fanedit!

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My only issue with it was the flashback. I would've preferred a cut of Billy Ray performing the ritual on the doll (Norris doesn't see him do this) and kept the audio, lightening, and explosion of the ritual. We see him attempt to perform the ritual later on Andy. I really liked all the "new" set-ups, with Charles Lee Ray being mentioned repeatedly on the news. Not really new, but with the beginning switched to a later flashback, they end up being set-ups to a pay-off later. As is, it is a superior cut to the studio edit.

Other than that, the only other issue is something that can't be fixed and that's a missed opportunity in the script for some further set-up, pay-off, and a bit of character development from Detective Norris. Earlier in the film, Andy tells Karen that the doll's name is Charles Lee Ray, and I wish Andy had repeated this in the police station later. This could've activated Norris' path earlier, and it would've been nice to see him do some sleuthing that would've teased out his flashback encounter with human Chucky and get him in doll Chucky's sights in a very natural way.

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