Knock At The Cabin: The Choice Cut

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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2023
Original Running Time:
100 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
82 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
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Synopsis:
This movie in its original format feels like there should be more going on than there actually is, and it left me feeling unfulfilled and slightly annoyed. By removing as much of the filler and misleads as possible without hurting the flow of the narrative, I believe I have made a movie that treats its viewer with more respect while telling an interesting story with a fairly unique premise.
Intention:
WAY WAY too much of this movie is spoon-fed to you, the "dumb" viewer, so I removed as much of the over-exposition as I could without deliberately making anything vague. There were actually quite a few scenes where, for some inexplicable reason, they literally say out loud what they just did right after they did it. I can't make heads nor tails of it but M. Night seems to do this a lot, so I think it might be him specifically making his movies impossible to misunderstand. In the exact opposite direction there were too many red herrings, so I trimmed those back too. What you end up with is a shorter movie that tells an interesting story without too much filler. It's a shame there aren't any good deleted scenes to add back in.
Special Thanks:
Thanks to @ArtisDead for taking the time to approve this one and @tremault for the discussion in my ITW thread!
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
I worked largely from the assumption that I am not an idiot, and then I removed anything that felt condescending or seemed like it was wasting my time.
Cuts and Additions:
Added: Disclaimer and "A JasonFlippy Edit" card
Moved: Arriving at cabin to its chronologically location
Moved: A few scenes to make the opening slightly shorter
Credits: Matched original font and moved them
Shortened: Wen's talking to her grasshoppers
Removed: Wen's lines about having one dad
Shortened: Wen and Leonard's first chat
Deleted: Leonard's second line about his broken heart
Deleted: Flashback to "first time meeting the parents"
Deleted: Redmond being rude, since he's so soft right after
Deleted: Flashback to "meeting Wed at orphanage"
Altered: Tidal wave footage to be lower quality, à la cell phone camera
Deleted: Some wave footage (no camera would survive that long)
Added: Music to the bathroom scene with Eric (Kabuki by SergeQuadrado)
Shortened: Eric and Sabrina in the bathroom
Removed: Wen's escape attempt entirely
Replaced: The short flashback of "the bottle smash" with the full flashback
Removed: Andrew telling the group about Redmond being a gaybasher
Removed: All mentions of them meeting on the message board
Removed: Sabrina's overexplanation of why she hit him
Removed: A shot of Andrew loading the gun too slowly
Removed: Flashback to "stitches, training, buying gun"
Removed: Andrew going outside to get Redmond's wallet
Removed: Andrew overexplaining how he thinks they met
Removed: Andrew saying that Redmond is a bigot
Removed: Leonard saying "you're wrong about all of us"
Removed: Andrew overexplaining about taking their vehicle
Removed: Leonard "I know when someone's lying"
Removed: Eric overexplaining about the Four Horsemen
Removed: Finding captor's personal items in truck
Removed: Andrew seeing Redmond's real name
Trailer

Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2023
Original Running Time:
100 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
82 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
image
Synopsis:
This movie in its original format feels like there should be more going on than there actually is, and it left me feeling unfulfilled and slightly annoyed. By removing as much of the filler and misleads as possible without hurting the flow of the narrative, I believe I have made a movie that treats its viewer with more respect while telling an interesting story with a fairly unique premise.
Intention:
WAY WAY too much of this movie is spoon-fed to you, the "dumb" viewer, so I removed as much of the over-exposition as I could without deliberately making anything vague. There were actually quite a few scenes where, for some inexplicable reason, they literally say out loud what they just did right after they did it. I can't make heads nor tails of it but M. Night seems to do this a lot, so I think it might be him specifically making his movies impossible to misunderstand. In the exact opposite direction there were too many red herrings, so I trimmed those back too. What you end up with is a shorter movie that tells an interesting story without too much filler. It's a shame there aren't any good deleted scenes to add back in.
Special Thanks:
Thanks to @ArtisDead for taking the time to approve this one and @tremault for the discussion in my ITW thread!
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
I worked largely from the assumption that I am not an idiot, and then I removed anything that felt condescending or seemed like it was wasting my time.
Cuts and Additions:
Added: Disclaimer and "A JasonFlippy Edit" card
Moved: Arriving at cabin to its chronologically location
Moved: A few scenes to make the opening slightly shorter
Credits: Matched original font and moved them
Shortened: Wen's talking to her grasshoppers
Removed: Wen's lines about having one dad
Shortened: Wen and Leonard's first chat
Deleted: Leonard's second line about his broken heart
Deleted: Flashback to "first time meeting the parents"
Deleted: Redmond being rude, since he's so soft right after
Deleted: Flashback to "meeting Wed at orphanage"
Altered: Tidal wave footage to be lower quality, à la cell phone camera
Deleted: Some wave footage (no camera would survive that long)
Added: Music to the bathroom scene with Eric (Kabuki by SergeQuadrado)
Shortened: Eric and Sabrina in the bathroom
Removed: Wen's escape attempt entirely
Replaced: The short flashback of "the bottle smash" with the full flashback
Removed: Andrew telling the group about Redmond being a gaybasher
Removed: All mentions of them meeting on the message board
Removed: Sabrina's overexplanation of why she hit him
Removed: A shot of Andrew loading the gun too slowly
Removed: Flashback to "stitches, training, buying gun"
Removed: Andrew going outside to get Redmond's wallet
Removed: Andrew overexplaining how he thinks they met
Removed: Andrew saying that Redmond is a bigot
Removed: Leonard saying "you're wrong about all of us"
Removed: Andrew overexplaining about taking their vehicle
Removed: Leonard "I know when someone's lying"
Removed: Eric overexplaining about the Four Horsemen
Removed: Finding captor's personal items in truck
Removed: Andrew seeing Redmond's real name
Trailer

Trusted Reviewer review

1 review
(Updated: December 15, 2023)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
By removing all of the (redundant) flashbacks and fixing the story to be chronological, the main issues with the original vanish immediately. The film becomes well-paced and the tension gradually rises, instead of intermittently like in the original. I loved to experience the film like this, it’s definitely the superior version.

At 11m56 there’s a drop in the audio volume and a bit of static, looks like artefacts from recoding. All audio and video transitions seemed perfect.

Edit 15/12/2023: the audio issue is fixed on v2.0, I've udpated my score accordingly

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Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
Format Watched
Digital
Owner's reply December 15, 2023

Thank you for your review! I went back and improved the audio in that section so you should not experience that pop any longer. I appreciate you helping me make this edit better :)

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User reviews

3 reviews
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0(3)
Audio Editing
 
9.3(3)
Visual Editing
 
10.0(3)
Narrative
 
9.7(3)
Enjoyment
 
10.0(3)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Transforming the story into a chronological sequence and removing the excess flashbacks addresses the primary issues of the original film. This version is well-paced, with tension that steadily escalates.. Experiencing the film in this format was far more satisfying, making it my go to version in the future.

User Review

Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
Format Watched
Digital
Owner's reply June 02, 2024

Whoa! Thanks for such a glowing review rigby! I'm really pleased you enjoyed it :) thanks for watching!

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Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
A streamlined presentation of a middling adaptation of an excellent book I haven't read, but should.

A/V QUALITY

Pristine.

AUDIO EDITING

There was one music transition that didn't seem entirely natural to me, and I there were two subtle audio pops in one section, but otherwise seamless.

VISUAL EDITING

Seamless.

NARRATIVE

Some smart excisions. At least one flashback is retained (good!), and the story moves along at a well-metered pace.

ENJOYMENT

It's by no means a favourite of mine, but since this represents an IMPROVEMENT of the original, I rate this a 10.

Thank you kindly, jasonflippy

User Review

Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
Format Watched
Digital
Owner's reply November 19, 2023

Thank you very much for such a glowing review!! If you can recall the locations of the audio issues I will happily correct them. I strive for perfection

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Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
One of the biggest problems I had with the original film is that it's weirdly non chronological and the constant flashbacks which take the whole feeling of being trapped in this cabin away.

The other thing this edit added is a bit more ambiguity and mystery to the characters of the four horseman.

And the biggest thing it does. The runtime is perfect, it's a thing for me but the 80 minute runtime is perfection for me.

Was planning on doing an edit of this myself but now that this one is out I don't see much point to it. The ending is still weak for me but no amount of editing can fix it.

So yeah anytime I wanna watch this film it will be this edit.

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Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
Format Watched
Digital
Owner's reply November 12, 2023

Thanks for leaving a review! I really appreciate you taking the time to watch my edit, and I'm happy you enjoyed it :) 80 minutes feels good to me too haha

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