Donnie Darko: Tangent Edit

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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2001
Original Running Time:
113
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
125
Time Cut:
12
Time Added:
24
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
This edit adds and replaces scenes from the director's cut to the theatrical cut to expand the film while avoiding the philosophy of time travel excerpts in order to preserve the ambiguity of the theatrical cut.
Intention:
I always had a hard time deciding which cut of the film to watch so decided to combine them.
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
-Use company logos from the DC
-add scene of Elizabeth on phone with frank
-add extended rose leaving donnie's room
-add extended pick a seat leading into Donnie and his dad arguing over radio stations
-add Donnie mocking Samantha about her poem
-add gretchen's expletive to bullies
-add extended parent-teacher conference
-add poetry day scene
-add extended cunning visions video
-use DC donnie's "path"
-add rose and eddie at restaurant & pumpkin carving
-use DC cunningham seminar
-add watership down book hand out
-add father son talk
-use dc karen getting fired
-add rose departure & use dc version of cellar door
-add grandma death "storm is coming" & extra following shots: forest, tv
-use DC donnie on car, plane crash audio (no voice overs)
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2001
Original Running Time:
113
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
125
Time Cut:
12
Time Added:
24
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
This edit adds and replaces scenes from the director's cut to the theatrical cut to expand the film while avoiding the philosophy of time travel excerpts in order to preserve the ambiguity of the theatrical cut.
Intention:
I always had a hard time deciding which cut of the film to watch so decided to combine them.
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
-Use company logos from the DC
-add scene of Elizabeth on phone with frank
-add extended rose leaving donnie's room
-add extended pick a seat leading into Donnie and his dad arguing over radio stations
-add Donnie mocking Samantha about her poem
-add gretchen's expletive to bullies
-add extended parent-teacher conference
-add poetry day scene
-add extended cunning visions video
-use DC donnie's "path"
-add rose and eddie at restaurant & pumpkin carving
-use DC cunningham seminar
-add watership down book hand out
-add father son talk
-use dc karen getting fired
-add rose departure & use dc version of cellar door
-add grandma death "storm is coming" & extra following shots: forest, tv
-use DC donnie on car, plane crash audio (no voice overs)

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3 reviews
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.7(3)
Audio Editing
 
10.0(3)
Visual Editing
 
10.0(3)
Narrative
 
10.0(3)
Enjoyment
 
9.7(3)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
The director's cut of Donnie Darko is one of my favorite films of all time but I find myself conflicted upon the addition of the philosophy of time book, you can't just expect that stuff like the manipulated dead and the trap for the chosen will be understandable to the audience without even mention those things but the way it was done does hurt the film.
This edit helped me see the movie in a new light because the meaning of Donnie Darko isn't uncovering the mystery behind it, but rather learning to accept what we did in our childhood and learn that our mistakes weren't our fault, and when you remove the scenes about the mystery, the focus now is more on the themes, and that is where the soul of Donnie Darko is, plus it also more fun for theorize.

This is the Definitive Edition of Donnie Darko for me

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Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
Format Watched?
Digital
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(Updated: February 27, 2023)
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
Description, conveys precisely the main motif of this edit.

An extended theatrical cut of sorts.

The omission of the whole time-travel inserts from DC, makes the movie feel less, as if it is going on a straight line from A to B, and more as a meditation on the whole process and events. Ambiguous is the word that defines it well.

As for the quality, I've felt like it had too heavy of film grain, that although looked good on Frank and other dark scenes, sometimes muddied, the faces of main characters, in bright scenes. However don't get me wrong, the quality is indeed very high, it's more of a nitpick.

All in all, since I remember the frustration that Director's Cut gave me, the first time I've watched it, and how it was a "slow-burner" for me to start liking it, I would recommend this version to the people who want to suggest the film to their friends, who never watched it, or to people who never liked the DC, and want to re-watch the film, but in it's "superior" form, both visually and structurally.

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(Updated: February 03, 2023)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Best version of Donnie Darko. While I heard two extremely minor audio anomalies, they were probably from the original source mix. catferoze chose so well what to include from each version of this film to make it a perfect hybrid cut. No text inserts from the DC explaining time travel. Left the best music from the TC. The chest bubble doesn't grow a finger and tell Donnie come here. Used the meaningful deleted scenes like the father son talk but didn't bother with the many goofy/unnecessary ones. I like this better than both the Theatrical Cut and the Director's Cut. Thanks!

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