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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2004
Original Running Time:
127 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
72 minutes
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
With more than 600 impious subtitles and minus heaps of violence and miracles, this godsploitation edit breathes new life into the story of Jesus's death.
Intention:
Through the magic of subtitling, Jesus's last hours are retold from a skeptical perspective with Dungeons & Dragons sensibility, dashes of absurdity, and plenty of questions. This ain't your grandma's messianic tale.
Additional Notes:
Content Advisory: Blasphemy, symbolic cannibalism, deicide, and supernatural shit.
Other Sources:
"The Moon Song" by Mushroom Lounge
Special Thanks:
Special thanks: To Ballerina for pondering the infinite, blueyoda and Dwight Fry for the encouragement, Neglify for the subtitle tweaks, Captain Khajiit for kungfu-master technical guidance, Gatos and Neglify and blueyoda for reviewing the workprint and educating me on the art of fanediting, TMBTM for inspiring me to meddle with subtitles, and to reave for being reave.

To addiesin, Brumous, thecuddlyninja, dangermouse, DominicCobb, Garp, jswert12345, MackerelSkyLtd, ThrowgnCpr, TM2YC, TV’s Frink, Vultural, and yoshif8tures.

And to Mel Gibson and company for telling the story in Aramaic and Latin instead of English.

Cover imagery by Banksy, Vectorportal, and Paramount Pictures.
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features:
- Monica Bellucci promotional interview
- Commentary track
Cuts and Additions:
Added:
- More than 600 new subtitles which tell an alternate story
- Custom end credits

Removed:
- Miraculous ear reattachment and its aftermath
- A touch of priestly violence
- Judas’s return of payment (too late, dude)
- Some of the devil children scenes
- Mary’s telepathic communion with incarcerated Jesus
- The visit to King Herod’s court
- Heaps of violence and sadism
- Demonic midget, awesome though he is
- Crown of thorns being smacked into place
- Centurions spitting on Jesus
- Mary and Mary Magdalene’s janitorial services
- Flashback stoning of a hottie
- Much of the cross walk and related torment
- Young Jesus tumbling, helicopter mom
- The sympathetic lady who shows off Jesus’s bloody facial print
- The outrage of Simon of Cyrene
- Mary, Mary Magdalene, and John arriving at Golgotha
- Nail hammering
- Shoulder dislocation
- More hammering
- The floating crucifix miracle (some miracle; Jesus still dies)
- Much of the cross-raising scene and the accompanying triumphant music
- Soldiers enjoying a diversion
- Jesus receiving moisture
- Earthquake, temple rift, holy lance scene, Pharisees freaking out
- Jesus takedown and the motherly camera staredown
- Resurrection and the accompanying triumphant music
Fanedit Trailer


Promo Interview

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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2004
Original Running Time:
127 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
72 minutes
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
With more than 600 impious subtitles and minus heaps of violence and miracles, this godsploitation edit breathes new life into the story of Jesus's death.
Intention:
Through the magic of subtitling, Jesus's last hours are retold from a skeptical perspective with Dungeons & Dragons sensibility, dashes of absurdity, and plenty of questions. This ain't your grandma's messianic tale.
Additional Notes:
Content Advisory: Blasphemy, symbolic cannibalism, deicide, and supernatural shit.
Other Sources:
"The Moon Song" by Mushroom Lounge
Special Thanks:
Special thanks: To Ballerina for pondering the infinite, blueyoda and Dwight Fry for the encouragement, Neglify for the subtitle tweaks, Captain Khajiit for kungfu-master technical guidance, Gatos and Neglify and blueyoda for reviewing the workprint and educating me on the art of fanediting, TMBTM for inspiring me to meddle with subtitles, and to reave for being reave.

To addiesin, Brumous, thecuddlyninja, dangermouse, DominicCobb, Garp, jswert12345, MackerelSkyLtd, ThrowgnCpr, TM2YC, TV’s Frink, Vultural, and yoshif8tures.

And to Mel Gibson and company for telling the story in Aramaic and Latin instead of English.

Cover imagery by Banksy, Vectorportal, and Paramount Pictures.
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features:
- Monica Bellucci promotional interview
- Commentary track
Cuts and Additions:
Added:
- More than 600 new subtitles which tell an alternate story
- Custom end credits

Removed:
- Miraculous ear reattachment and its aftermath
- A touch of priestly violence
- Judas’s return of payment (too late, dude)
- Some of the devil children scenes
- Mary’s telepathic communion with incarcerated Jesus
- The visit to King Herod’s court
- Heaps of violence and sadism
- Demonic midget, awesome though he is
- Crown of thorns being smacked into place
- Centurions spitting on Jesus
- Mary and Mary Magdalene’s janitorial services
- Flashback stoning of a hottie
- Much of the cross walk and related torment
- Young Jesus tumbling, helicopter mom
- The sympathetic lady who shows off Jesus’s bloody facial print
- The outrage of Simon of Cyrene
- Mary, Mary Magdalene, and John arriving at Golgotha
- Nail hammering
- Shoulder dislocation
- More hammering
- The floating crucifix miracle (some miracle; Jesus still dies)
- Much of the cross-raising scene and the accompanying triumphant music
- Soldiers enjoying a diversion
- Jesus receiving moisture
- Earthquake, temple rift, holy lance scene, Pharisees freaking out
- Jesus takedown and the motherly camera staredown
- Resurrection and the accompanying triumphant music
DVD Cover art by ssj (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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Blu-Ray Cover art edited by thecuddlyninja (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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Alternate Blu-Ray Cover art by harrybowls (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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Fanedit Trailer


Promo Interview

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4 reviews
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.5(4)
Audio Editing
 
9.5(4)
Visual Editing
 
9.8(4)
Narrative
 
9.0(4)
Enjoyment
 
8.3(4)
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8.8
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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5.0
SSJ pulls off the impressive feat of reinterpreting the movie. The concept is novel, the execution is impressive, the trimming of blood and violence helps to keep the focus on the dialog. This is a film you should watch, once, to see the proof-of-concept. It gave me food for thought on editing and even on the subject material.

My problem with the original film is that it is far too bloody and violent. It's off-putting. Makes me want to turn it off. At the risk of altering the feel of the film too much, I would have been happy with even more cuts (into the film instead of the characters).

My problem with SSJ's approach is the runtime. The trailer and the first several minutes are a joy to watch. Throughout the film there are brilliant bits of (subtitle) dialog. SSJ's commentary is informative and helpful to hold my attention. But after a while this drags, no matter how informative the new text is. Instead of addressing all the items of the original film that get addressed in this edit, I think the presentation would benefit from even more rigorous cutting. Could the point of this edit be made in as little as 30 minutes?

In all, this is an impressive twist on a deeply-troubled and flawed film. Does it make the original better? No, that's beyond redemption. But is does offer a humorous and informative angle on the whole thing.

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9.5
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10.0
I have no idea what ssj does for a day job, but I really hope someone is paying him a large sum of of money to make people laugh. The concept behind this edit seems like it might make a funny 3 or 4 minute clip but would get really tiresome over the course of a feature length movie. And that's where ssj's comedic gift shines through. It's funny end to end. Funnier than most "comedies" released these days. And I'll just assume it was technically edited well, because I was laughing too damn hard to notice anything out of place. With fanediting, once you have the basics down, it's fairly easy enough to take source material, cut out the stuff you don't want, and present something new. But to do that and then take it a step further by rewriting the script (you really should have given yourself a screenwriting credit at the end) to the point where the entire concept is flipped on its head and becomes a brilliant satire of itself? Damn. We're looking at some next level shit right here. Well done, ssj.
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God is dead because ssj killed him.

This fanedit was absolutely hysterical. I liked it just a smidge more than ssj's first edit, "Crouching Dragon - The Tiger Lily Cut". Highly recommended for anybody who can have a laugh at Yeshua.

Bonus points for a very well spoken audio commentary track.

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9.2
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8.0
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I love me some ssj and blasphemy, so of course I had to watch this edit right away :D

Video: The edits are done excellently. ssj is heavy handed, but the film still moves along nicely. There is still plenty of bloody Jesus for everyone. At just 2GB, the 1080p video looked pretty darn good. There was some compression noise and minor blocking in dark scenes, but these were not at all distracting. Next time I might suggest that the editor gets closer to a 4GB release, but honestly, this looked really good

Audio: Seamless. None of the cuts were noticeable, and I enjoyed some of the musical goodies too

Enjoyment: Two opposable thumbs way up!! The subtitles were very clever, and several had me laughing at loud. Thanks for the chuckles buddy ;)

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9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.6(5)
Audio Editing
 
9.6(5)
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10.0(5)
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8.4(5)
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9.0(5)
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9.5
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0
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This will be a short & sweet review,as I've an aversion when it comes to judging peoples hard work that was not done in the name of profit.

Not going to spoil anything for anyone so I'll just say that the editing is top notch & you would be hard pressed to not go along with the new more literal narrative as ssj did a hell of a job syncing up the timings with the right moments.
As I'm sure you all know,sound plays an important role in setting the mood of a scene and overall movie,so the sound does get in the way a lot when it comes to adding jokes,even if they fit perfectly with the scene.But ssj does a good job of pulling you back into his version when you might feel like the serious nature of the visuals are trying to claw back into your enjoyment.


Seriously while i writing this I'm laughing out loud again at some of the scenes that stuck in me head,thanks ssj for the craic man!

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9.0
Finally found time to watch the edit. I didn't know what to expect, really.
And so, when the word 'satire' appeared on screen - I've put my faith in it, so to speak.
Generally, the edit manages to remain funny and satirical throughout.
As far as editing goes, the quality is top notch. The edits were seamless, for the most part.
I also liked the Monica Bellucci promo video - that was hilarious, as well.

All in all, very good edit ssj :)

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8.0
Didn't see the original as heard it is a bloody mess, both literally and the other literally, but as the author asked me to leave a review here goes:

Edit quality is top notch, no visible glitches or weird transitions, both audio and video. As the movie uses a lot of poetic/artisan shots with theatrical gestures/highlights and dramatic music it is an achievement in itself. The only thing that stuck out was the narrative and I'm not sure if the material was so over the top that this was a normalized version, or the the other way around. Most of the time characters and their motivations were consistent, but it somehow drifted. I'm not a believer, so atheist jokes did not offend me, want to make that clear as it has to have an impact on how people see this fanedit. The christology was clearly johannine with jesus being the preexistent equal to god (from where a lot of good jokes were sourced when he's praying to himself, Patripassianism resurrected). Maybe it was just my mind that drifted away, but with everyone discussing church issues I was thinking that a good opportunity was missed, since all dialogue is in language noone understands even getting markan jesus where he gets deified at baptism would be possible? If he was a little less over the top his mental illness would be believable maybe? (if you look at most likely historical jesus he was just an apocalyptic teacher expecting the end of the world and cosmic judge to come soon and restore the kingdom of god and not sure what the original ending was, but that mistaken/doubting jesus is even in the new testament, preexisting god wouldn't call to himself 'why have I forsaken myself', video material was there, sorry for going on a tangent)

TL;DR Edit was great technically, lots of good jokes, as some other reviewers mentioned based on the trailer one would expect this to not work for a full time run, but it did, different point of views were brought up to provide enough of a variety, just my own issues prevented me from enjoying it fully

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Hilarious edit. My wife and I didn't get to this in time for Easter which is fine since we don't believe in bunnies. At least I watched this on a Sunday for maximum damnation. We both laughed out loud many times. I preferred this to ssj's excellent Crouching Dragon - that one was hilarious in a really out there, "random" way. This one is coherent and humorously skewers religious dogma throughout. *Unrelated to edit* I will absolutely never watch the ubercheap DVD I picked up of 'Passion of the Christ' but HOLY BALLS THE REAL MOVIE WITH NO SUBTITLES IS INSANE.

Anyway, ssj doesn't just take cheap shots. He makes some damn good points throughout. But most importantly, it's funny. There are so many great lines that I can't wait to rewatch just to catch. We were often laughing really hard and not reading. Some of my favorites that I recall are Mel Goblin and Grimpson, Fig tree hater, the Jesus Christ Superstar references, "End psychic transmission," and my favorite thing in the whole movie (that my wife and I have been saying to each other constantly since yesterday: "queue - the - f$#@ - up." Great job!

P.S. Was that a version of the Crouching Dragon trailer music played over the end credits? That track was really catchy so it stood out to me.
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I was a big fan of ssj's Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon "Tiger Lily" Edit. So when he announced he was tackling another edit my ears perked up. The trailer hooked me.

The edit. Props to ssj for basically writing a new script for a movie. I can't imagine the amount of time and effort that went into creating all these subtitles (I still need to rewatch with the audio commentary).

Picture quality looked good to my untrained eye. Audio editing was seamless.

Narrative was good. I like ssj's sense of humor but humor is subjective (obviously) and some people might not care for it. On top of that ssj deals with the delicate subject of religion. If you're easily offended, be warned..this edit is probably not for you. ssj delivers comedy in one hand while dishing out criticism and pointing out the hypocrisy of religion.

Where ssj's real talent shines is in the "phonetic transliterations" (not really sure what else to call it - kind of like the reverse of Bad Lip Reading). He incorporated these into his Crouching Tiger edit and they show up again in Godsmacked.

Thanks for this edit ssj! This is the only way I will ever revisit The Passion.

Rating: three out of three *insert something funny here*

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