Heat: The McCauley Cut

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(Updated: January 21, 2022)
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I love the original version of this film, so when I heard about this edit I was apprehensive, but Dawnrazor did a wonderful job of tightening up the film without losing the best parts. He changed the ending, and I must say it was an inspired choice that will leave you smiling, as compared to the original's ending.

Overall I fully recommend this to those who haven't seen the original or want an alternative version. Can't wait to see what Dawnrazor does next.

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(Updated: April 13, 2023)
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Waaaaay better than the original! The studio release is just too long and drawn-out; I can't rate it higher than an 8, because all the deeper character development distracts and takes away from the watchability of a heist movie! This edit is the heist movie we wanted to get!

The only part missing which we are being robbed of is that classic Pacino line, "Because she got a... GREATASS!" which is now gone, sadly.

The audio & video quality is great; the audio editing was smooth and flawless; the video editing is probably fine, but there were two parts where it seemed to not have enough of a transition, by which I mean that we are in one place and then suddenly things are a bit too advanced along. I think those parts were 1) instantly being at the nighttime metals warehouse heist, and 2) being in the diner and then being on the road to the bank. I grant that this is not necessarily the editor's fault as there may be no material worth keeping to space out the transition. (The original movie may have spaced these scenes with character-development side story stuff which had to be cut, I get it.)

The ending is altered a bit, which I did not expect, and I do like it better though it is still not the ideal ending because of working within the limitations of material available. I did like that the credits began to be interspersed with the closing footage, that was not just acceptable but a very good creative choice.

Anyway, I'm very thankful to have found this version and it is easily a replacement of the original release.

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So good, i mean, Heat is a masterpiece, but has too many subplots, it can lost the regular audience. Thanks Dawnrazor for removing all the fat and focusing on primary characters without losing the soule of the original.

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What an edit! This really goes to show how a fan edit should be done. For me, Heat is an almost perfect film but the runtime prevents me from watching it more often. The fact that the editor of this version was able to bring the runtime down to less than 2 hours and it does not feel like anything is missing really surprised me. He did change the ending somewhat and I'm slightly conflicted by it over the original. If someone had never watched Heat before and viewed this first, they wouldn't know any different. Probably my go-to version now.

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I have to say, although I liked the TC, but as so many, I found it to be too long with too much time put into side stories. This edit has everything that is needed in my opinion to show the story, and to show the story surrounding the main character, the anti-hero. The edits make the movie so much more enjoyable and fast paced. After seeing it, I wanted to watch it again with my girlfriend, since the original version was always too long for her ;)

I could not find any editing error, neither in quality, nor in the edit itself. But I was also that much intrigued by the content, that I totally forgot to pay attention to the editing :) Which is another compliment.

Lastly I truly do not know why this edit has this little reviews, maybe because the original version was quite long so that most people do not want to bather watching it again (that almost happened to me) but I can only recommend to rewatch it using this version!
Great job!

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