Hellblazer

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Hellblazer
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Genre:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2005
Original Running Time:
121 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
126 minutes
Synopsis:
Using all the deleted scenes, re-arranging some material and deleting other material, we refocus the story on John Constantine.
Intention:
I don’t consider CONSTANTINE a flawed film. But there were a lot of deleted scenes and some elements that I thought we could lose to focus the film more on John. Also the character of Ellie (who ended up in the deleted scenes) is now fully explored.
Release Information:
DVD
Cuts and Additions:
- Added and reworked all the deleted scenes.
- Reworked the opening.
- New opening credit montage.
- Deleted all the travels of the Spear.
- Added new music cues.
- Added sex scene. John and Ellie.
- Re-arranged the ending.
- Added music cue to ending.
- Deleted Bug Monster. It looked too fake.
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HELLBLAZER
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Genre:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2005
Original Running Time:
121 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
126 minutes
Synopsis:
Using all the deleted scenes, re-arranging some material and deleting other material, we refocus the story on John Constantine.
Intention:
I don’t consider CONSTANTINE a flawed film. But there were a lot of deleted scenes and some elements that I thought we could lose to focus the film more on John. Also the character of Ellie (who ended up in the deleted scenes) is now fully explored.
Release Information:
DVD
Cuts and Additions:
- Added and reworked all the deleted scenes.
- Reworked the opening.
- New opening credit montage.
- Deleted all the travels of the Spear.
- Added new music cues.
- Added sex scene. John and Ellie.
- Re-arranged the ending.
- Added music cue to ending.
- Deleted Bug Monster. It looked too fake.
Cover art by Remixed by Jorge (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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8.4
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7.2(9)
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8.8(9)
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8.5(9)
Narrative
 
8.9(8)
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8.9(30)
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8.2
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7.0
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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7.0
From the storyline's point of view this is a marked improvement over the theatrical version and the deleted scenes with Michelle Monaghan's character really improve this underrated comic book movie (and deleting the CGI worm monster is a welcome bonus too).

Unfortunately it's the video quality that kinda hampers the experience (I don't know if there's someone out there who'd be willing to remake this Fanedit by using the blu-ray, but with the sequel announced it would be a pleasure to have it redone).

Overall, Hellblazer is a solid improvement over the original film; I just wish that the video quality could have been as good as the final product here.

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(Updated: October 18, 2023)
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5.3
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3.0
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5.0
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3.0
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10.0
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7.0
Is Hellblazer superior to the original Constantine? Yes
Do I recommend it? No

The video quality is too low and even the AI Upscale program didn't help, the added scenes don't match the color of the original scenes, and some of the added OSTs are clearly noticeable.
While the story works better when you focus it on Constantine I prefer the slower-paced movie with high-quality.

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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
Big fan of the original, so I really enjoyed this cut, adding all the Michelle Monaghan deleted scenes was a very smart move. Also liked the Evanescence tracks, even if they were a little over the top sometimes. Also love the new beginning in the hospital instead of Mexico.
Very good edit, I recommend it strongly.

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(Updated: September 16, 2019)
Overall rating
 
7.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
4.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
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8.0
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9.0
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9.0
I liked the original film, even if it was somewhat Americanised, Constantine, in the comics being a tough, street-wise working class Brit -- part of what makes him stand out from the crowd of more genteel occult detectives, of whom Dr Strange is a modern variant. Plus, I also like Keanu Reeves' pre-John Wick stuff quite a bit, although he's admittedly not the greatest actor in the world: I'd put "Bram Stoker's Dracula," "Johnny Mnemonic," the first "Matrix," and "The Devil's Advocate" on my shelf any day (although I do draw the line at "The Day the Earth Stood Still"!).

So, I watched the "Hellblazer" fanedit more out of interest, rather than due to any disappointment with the original "Constantine." Overall, I thought the fanedit was really great! My only quibble would be the visual quality of the copy I had: perhaps I have been spoiled by Blurays and high quality movies in *.mkv containers, and we sometimes forget how low grade some deleted scenes on DVDs have been, but I was really distracted by the picture quality, which was generally worse than the DVD I have of the film (and moreso in some deleted scenes). I cannot say whether the DVD release by the editor was better than the 1.5 gb *.avi I got, but what I had was quite bad and quite distracting.

In short: loved the edit and would recommend, but wish I saw a higher quality release.

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Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
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10.0
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9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
I rather enjoyed this edit. While the video quality wasn't very good (even accounting for the fact it's from a DVD), the narrative and audio make up for it.

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