Laugh & Let Die

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Original Release Date:
1982
Original Running Time:
150 minutes
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Fanedit Running Time:
85 minutes
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I absolutely adore Leslie Nielsen. I love the Naked Gun and Police Squad, although I feel the latter hasn't aged all that gracefully. The good parts are terrific, but jokes are re-used in each episode up to the point where you are annoyed and it feels lazy. So I aimed to fix that and effectively make a fourth Naked Gun movie instead.
Intention:
I made this edit out of my love for Leslie Nielsen, and to accomplish three things:
- Editing a comedy
- Making a TV-to-Movie edit
Special Thanks:
ArtisDead for making an excellent poster. You have truly outdone yourself. This is the new bar you've set for yourself.

Phase3 and WilliamRedRobin for test viewing this and giving some great feedback.
Release Information:
Blu-ray
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Changelist:

- The movie starts and ends with the final episode
- Inserted a visual gag when the poisoned victim is hallucinating based on feedback by the wonderful @Phase3
- Title credits changed to include the new title
- I took every episode and tried to make a coherent narrative as possible while having these casefiles happen semi-simultaniously.
- Removed episode 2 entirely for not being funny
- Remove all the cold opens, except for the last episode. We now find out about them as the main characters find out about them
- Remove every scene with the shoeshine boy that happens in each episode, as they are pacing killers.
- Remove every joke that's repeated too much, every joke is only done once, unless they cannot be cut
- Remove jokes that have been done in the movies, as this intended to be prequel to the Naked Gun trilogy
- Added one narration joke based on feedback by the great and magnificent WilliamRedRobin
- Inserted one little editor's joke for out fellow editors
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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Genre:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1982
Original Running Time:
150 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
85 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
image
Synopsis:
I absolutely adore Leslie Nielsen. I love the Naked Gun and Police Squad, although I feel the latter hasn't aged all that gracefully. The good parts are terrific, but jokes are re-used in each episode up to the point where you are annoyed and it feels lazy. So I aimed to fix that and effectively make a fourth Naked Gun movie instead.
Intention:
I made this edit out of my love for Leslie Nielsen, and to accomplish three things:
- Editing a comedy
- Making a TV-to-Movie edit
Special Thanks:
ArtisDead for making an excellent poster. You have truly outdone yourself. This is the new bar you've set for yourself.

Phase3 and WilliamRedRobin for test viewing this and giving some great feedback.
Release Information:
Blu-ray
Cuts and Additions:
Changelist:

- The movie starts and ends with the final episode
- Inserted a visual gag when the poisoned victim is hallucinating based on feedback by the wonderful @Phase3
- Title credits changed to include the new title
- I took every episode and tried to make a coherent narrative as possible while having these casefiles happen semi-simultaniously.
- Removed episode 2 entirely for not being funny
- Remove all the cold opens, except for the last episode. We now find out about them as the main characters find out about them
- Remove every scene with the shoeshine boy that happens in each episode, as they are pacing killers.
- Remove every joke that's repeated too much, every joke is only done once, unless they cannot be cut
- Remove jokes that have been done in the movies, as this intended to be prequel to the Naked Gun trilogy
- Added one narration joke based on feedback by the great and magnificent WilliamRedRobin
- Inserted one little editor's joke for out fellow editors
Trailer

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This is an easy recommendation for any Leslie Neilson fan but it's also important to remember going into this that none of this was originally intended to be a movie when shot. The movie's narrative suffers a little bit because of this and feels fairly episodic. But once you accept the movie for what it is it's a great time overall. It's hilarious joke after hilarious joke here. The movie had my wife and I laughing throughout.

I'll also say that the video quality wasn't always consistent and ranged from pretty good to excellent. I noticed some scenes where the colours were off, I also noticed other scenes where I was blown away by how good the image was.

At the end of the day though, all of my nitpicks really are just nitpicks. DonkeyKonga did an amazing job with the edit and it'll be my go to way of rewatching Police Squad in the future.

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Forget thin blue lines, this is all about the thick red lines ;)

I was unable to get though the original series of 'Police Squad' as not too much of a fan of dated TV stuff but this really highlights the highlights of the genius behind 'The Naked Gun' that I wore the VHS out on, back in the day. One can get over the boxed aspect-ratio in this format. Too busy getting the giggles to care. Not to mention I found stretching it by a few clicks looked good. Still one wonders if AI may be employed to fill it out for a widescreen experience. Things may be added in to heighten comedy and possibly draw in references to the later films. Like underwear, posters of Raquel Welch, various hints at an obsession with Oscars. Hilarious stuff like that. Yea.

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Loved the original police academy and naked gun movies, so this was a treat to watch. There were a ton of hilarious gags used, especially the famous "Cover me!" bit, but I never felt especially compelled to watch the series.

This edit was the perfect way to still enjoy the iconic jokes.

The only complaint I have is at around 1:10:35, theres a cut where Leslie comes up with bruises/paint on him, before cutting back to normal. But this could just be me missing the joke from that scene too lol.

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Its been a while since I've watched a really good comedy movie for the first time and this edit was beautiful.
I watched the edit with my entire family who usually dislike newer movies (action scenes too fast and jokes are not that funny) but they really liked this one comedy was good and movie was at normal pace. I must really thank you DonkeyKonga for this amazing edit and I'll watch your other edits as well.

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As others have said, this is a really, really enjoyable composition. To really enjoy this, it helps to have a sincere appreciation for the source material. There are a number of things about the original that are working against a successful composition here (as the editor noted, repetitive use of some schticks across episodes, tricky pacing, credit overlays), but DonkeyKonga has somehow used that in advantageous ways.

There are a couple of rough spots that result from sticking to the vision (e.g., an abrupt edit away from one of the "let's say..." lines) but, to my delight, it all works and really preserves the best parts of the series without being fatiguing or feeling choppy.

Nicely done!

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