Darkplace: Tales From The Hellmouth

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Original Movie/Show Title:
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Original Release Date:
2004
Original Running Time:
144 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
106 minutes
Time Cut:
43 minutes
Time Added:
5 minutes
Synopsis:
I love the hilarious spoof 80s Horror/Sci-Fi/Action TV show 'Garth Marengi's Darkplace' but I always wondered what it would be like to view it without any of the mock interviews which make up a quarter, to a third, of the runtime. Then I also thought it would be nice to make a movie-length edit of the remaining material.
Intention:
To cut together all the non-interview material from the 6 episodes into one long narrative. I wanted to make the joins as seemless as possible without removing large parts of the show (As it's all comedy gold) but let's be honest, it's still fairly episodic. Which is why I called this edit "Tales From The Hellmouth" in a nod to similar anthology horror films.

I've presented this as if it was a lost 16mm film version of 'Darkplace'. Maybe Producer Dean Learner cut the TV episodes into a movie to show in one of his "Gentleman's Cinemas", in an effort to squeeze a few more quid out his investment. To further this fun idea, I've added a cinema style introduction as if it was a low-rent 1980s British cinema release. Plus there are trailers, previews, adverts, an intermission and I've even created a little tribute to a certain infamous Peter Cushing Horror movie, which I call "The Darkplace Break".
Other Sources:
Garth Marengi's Darkplace DVD
The Peter Serafinowicz Show DVD
Man To Man With Dean Learner DVD
Look Around You DVD
The Peter Serafinowicz Show DVD
The Beast Must Die DVD
King Diamond - Let It Be Done
Various Public Domain soundFX and Video Clips
Special Thanks:
Special thanks to TMBTM for the helpful King Diamond music suggestion. Thanks also to Neglify, Rogue-theX and JJE-187 for contributing to the ITW thread.
Release Information:
  • Digital
  • DVD
Special Features:
720x576 DVD (Animated menus, Teaser Trailer and Chapter Selection)
960x720 2.3GB MP4
Editing Details:
- I wanted to preserve as much of the material as possible, while also trying to make this into one semi-seemless whole. So I've hopefully struck the right balance.
- The material has been presented as a vintage Grindhouse movie, but not slavishly. So I've kept obviously televisual things like the superbly cheesy opening titles, monologues and establishing shots.
Cuts and Additions:
General Changes:

- Added "Film Damage" throughout
- Added crackles and other film soundFX at various points but used sparingly
- Added film-grain
- Added extra transition SoundFX and other moments
- Added various trailers and clips
- Removed all but one of the episode titles and Garth introductions
- Removed all mock-interview footage
- Removed or cropped-out all onscreen titles
- Removed all advert-break intros and outros
- Removed some but not all, of Dagless' voiceover prologues and epilogues. Also some have been trimmed

Specific Changes:

- Added FE.org and TM2YC titlecards
- Added vintage "Coming Soon" intro
- Added trailer for 'Garth Marengi's Bitch Killer'. I had to painstakingly remove the laughter track and re-format it shot-by-shot in 4:3, using panning & scanning
- Added shortened trailer for 'Pising in the Driving Seat'
- Added "Coming soon to VHS" titlecard to end of Pising segment
- Added vintage "Pearl & Dean" titlecard
- Added a Darkplace vintage looking BBFC X-Certificate
- Added "Tales From The Hellmouth" subtitle to the original Darkplace titlecard
- Added custom "Darkplace Break" blending stills and slowmo shots from Darkplace, with hand animated graphics, soundFX from 'The Beat Must Die', looped music from King Diamond and heavily treated voiceover from myself
- Added Intermission intro and outro, plus trailers
- Added trailer for "Jenny" toothpaste
- Added a warning about the "Smoking Ghost"
- Added "The Taste of India" advert
- Reworked all 6 closing title sequences into one set to Todd River's "One Track Lover"
- Added "Special Preview" titlecard
- Added preview of "War of the Wasps" re-formated shot-by-shot in 4:3, using panning & scanning
- Added film-burn coda
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2004
Original Running Time:
144 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
106 minutes
Time Cut:
43 minutes
Time Added:
5 minutes
Synopsis:
I love the hilarious spoof 80s Horror/Sci-Fi/Action TV show 'Garth Marengi's Darkplace' but I always wondered what it would be like to view it without any of the mock interviews which make up a quarter, to a third, of the runtime. Then I also thought it would be nice to make a movie-length edit of the remaining material.
Intention:
To cut together all the non-interview material from the 6 episodes into one long narrative. I wanted to make the joins as seemless as possible without removing large parts of the show (As it's all comedy gold) but let's be honest, it's still fairly episodic. Which is why I called this edit "Tales From The Hellmouth" in a nod to similar anthology horror films.

I've presented this as if it was a lost 16mm film version of 'Darkplace'. Maybe Producer Dean Learner cut the TV episodes into a movie to show in one of his "Gentleman's Cinemas", in an effort to squeeze a few more quid out his investment. To further this fun idea, I've added a cinema style introduction as if it was a low-rent 1980s British cinema release. Plus there are trailers, previews, adverts, an intermission and I've even created a little tribute to a certain infamous Peter Cushing Horror movie, which I call "The Darkplace Break".
Other Sources:
Garth Marengi's Darkplace DVD
The Peter Serafinowicz Show DVD
Man To Man With Dean Learner DVD
Look Around You DVD
The Peter Serafinowicz Show DVD
The Beast Must Die DVD
King Diamond - Let It Be Done
Various Public Domain soundFX and Video Clips
Special Thanks:
Special thanks to TMBTM for the helpful King Diamond music suggestion. Thanks also to Neglify, Rogue-theX and JJE-187 for contributing to the ITW thread.
Release Information:
  • Digital
  • DVD
Special Features:
720x576 DVD (Animated menus, Teaser Trailer and Chapter Selection)
960x720 2.3GB MP4
Editing Details:
- I wanted to preserve as much of the material as possible, while also trying to make this into one semi-seemless whole. So I've hopefully struck the right balance.
- The material has been presented as a vintage Grindhouse movie, but not slavishly. So I've kept obviously televisual things like the superbly cheesy opening titles, monologues and establishing shots.
Cuts and Additions:
General Changes:

- Added "Film Damage" throughout
- Added crackles and other film soundFX at various points but used sparingly
- Added film-grain
- Added extra transition SoundFX and other moments
- Added various trailers and clips
- Removed all but one of the episode titles and Garth introductions
- Removed all mock-interview footage
- Removed or cropped-out all onscreen titles
- Removed all advert-break intros and outros
- Removed some but not all, of Dagless' voiceover prologues and epilogues. Also some have been trimmed

Specific Changes:

- Added FE.org and TM2YC titlecards
- Added vintage "Coming Soon" intro
- Added trailer for 'Garth Marengi's Bitch Killer'. I had to painstakingly remove the laughter track and re-format it shot-by-shot in 4:3, using panning & scanning
- Added shortened trailer for 'Pising in the Driving Seat'
- Added "Coming soon to VHS" titlecard to end of Pising segment
- Added vintage "Pearl & Dean" titlecard
- Added a Darkplace vintage looking BBFC X-Certificate
- Added "Tales From The Hellmouth" subtitle to the original Darkplace titlecard
- Added custom "Darkplace Break" blending stills and slowmo shots from Darkplace, with hand animated graphics, soundFX from 'The Beat Must Die', looped music from King Diamond and heavily treated voiceover from myself
- Added Intermission intro and outro, plus trailers
- Added trailer for "Jenny" toothpaste
- Added a warning about the "Smoking Ghost"
- Added "The Taste of India" advert
- Reworked all 6 closing title sequences into one set to Todd River's "One Track Lover"
- Added "Special Preview" titlecard
- Added preview of "War of the Wasps" re-formated shot-by-shot in 4:3, using panning & scanning
- Added film-burn coda
Cover art by TM2YC (based on a poster by Mute-Art on deviantart.com) (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2004
Original Running Time:
144 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
106 minutes
Time Cut:
43 minutes
Time Added:
5 minutes
Synopsis:
I love the hilarious spoof 80s Horror/Sci-Fi/Action TV show 'Garth Marengi's Darkplace' but I always wondered what it would be like to view it without any of the mock interviews which make up a quarter, to a third, of the runtime. Then I also thought it would be nice to make a movie-length edit of the remaining material.
Intention:
To cut together all the non-interview material from the 6 episodes into one long narrative. I wanted to make the joins as seemless as possible without removing large parts of the show (As it's all comedy gold) but let's be honest, it's still fairly episodic. Which is why I called this edit "Tales From The Hellmouth" in a nod to similar anthology horror films.

I've presented this as if it was a lost 16mm film version of 'Darkplace'. Maybe Producer Dean Learner cut the TV episodes into a movie to show in one of his "Gentleman's Cinemas", in an effort to squeeze a few more quid out his investment. To further this fun idea, I've added a cinema style introduction as if it was a low-rent 1980s British cinema release. Plus there are trailers, previews, adverts, an intermission and I've even created a little tribute to a certain infamous Peter Cushing Horror movie, which I call "The Darkplace Break".
Other Sources:
Garth Marengi's Darkplace DVD
The Peter Serafinowicz Show DVD
Man To Man With Dean Learner DVD
Look Around You DVD
The Peter Serafinowicz Show DVD
The Beast Must Die DVD
King Diamond - Let It Be Done
Various Public Domain soundFX and Video Clips
Special Thanks:
Special thanks to TMBTM for the helpful King Diamond music suggestion. Thanks also to Neglify, Rogue-theX and JJE-187 for contributing to the ITW thread.
Release Information:
  • Digital
  • DVD
Special Features:
720x576 DVD (Animated menus, Teaser Trailer and Chapter Selection)
960x720 2.3GB MP4
Editing Details:
- I wanted to preserve as much of the material as possible, while also trying to make this into one semi-seemless whole. So I've hopefully struck the right balance.
- The material has been presented as a vintage Grindhouse movie, but not slavishly. So I've kept obviously televisual things like the superbly cheesy opening titles, monologues and establishing shots.
Cuts and Additions:
General Changes:

- Added "Film Damage" throughout
- Added crackles and other film soundFX at various points but used sparingly
- Added film-grain
- Added extra transition SoundFX and other moments
- Added various trailers and clips
- Removed all but one of the episode titles and Garth introductions
- Removed all mock-interview footage
- Removed or cropped-out all onscreen titles
- Removed all advert-break intros and outros
- Removed some but not all, of Dagless' voiceover prologues and epilogues. Also some have been trimmed

Specific Changes:

- Added FE.org and TM2YC titlecards
- Added vintage "Coming Soon" intro
- Added trailer for 'Garth Marengi's Bitch Killer'. I had to painstakingly remove the laughter track and re-format it shot-by-shot in 4:3, using panning & scanning
- Added shortened trailer for 'Pising in the Driving Seat'
- Added "Coming soon to VHS" titlecard to end of Pising segment
- Added vintage "Pearl & Dean" titlecard
- Added a Darkplace vintage looking BBFC X-Certificate
- Added "Tales From The Hellmouth" subtitle to the original Darkplace titlecard
- Added custom "Darkplace Break" blending stills and slowmo shots from Darkplace, with hand animated graphics, soundFX from 'The Beat Must Die', looped music from King Diamond and heavily treated voiceover from myself
- Added Intermission intro and outro, plus trailers
- Added trailer for "Jenny" toothpaste
- Added a warning about the "Smoking Ghost"
- Added "The Taste of India" advert
- Reworked all 6 closing title sequences into one set to Todd River's "One Track Lover"
- Added "Special Preview" titlecard
- Added preview of "War of the Wasps" re-formated shot-by-shot in 4:3, using panning & scanning
- Added film-burn coda
Cover art by TM2YC (based on a poster by Mute-Art on deviantart.com) (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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Absolutely Hilarious
Thank you "TM2YC" for introducing me to this amazing show, and making it a movie that works spectacularly

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'Darkplace' is set in a place down my neck of the woods. The dark bit. Yea.

Such a treat to find this on the down low a while back before finding this community. Going for another rewatch and thought I better just pay my respects to the FE, TM2YC. Deleted scenes. Streamlined plot. Grindhoused appeal. Exemplar of TV2Movie. Cheers!

Watching the digi-file... It will be cool to see the DVD.... BTW

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I got introduced to Darkplace some time ago and I loved it. It was great from start to the end while also introducing funny characters, story and a concept while being made as a "80's" show that was supposedly not shown to the public which is a funny joke, I might add.

This edit by TM2YC is a great alternative to watching the show. It removes the commentary sections while still somehow keeping a coherent, but weird structure to it's story. The cover made for the edit is stylish and the grindhouse aesthetic is very cool and fits into the 80's vibe of the show. I recommend this edit to those who want to watch a shortened version of the show and find out what Darkplace is and why it gets a lot of praise nowadays. The "commentary" version is also great to watch afterwards. Watch this edit, you won't regret it.

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Brilliant stuff. Works just fine, arguably better in some places, without the interview sections/commercial breaks. Great cover/disc art too. TM2YC continues to be just an endless supply of quality edits and top-quality aesthetics to go along with the films.

If you're showing Darkplace to the uninitiated, I'd even recommend showing them this version first, and then hitting them with the original "commentary" version. There's plenty enough hilarity and action here to satisfy a first-time viewer entering Garth's... DARKPLACE.

In short, watch this edit or you'll get a knuckle supper.

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Delightfully goofy!
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