Machete Sharpened

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Original Movie/Show Title:
Genre:
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Original Release Date:
2010
Original Running Time:
105 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
114 minutes
Time Cut:
8 minutes
Time Added:
17 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
With added grindhouse effects, lots of re-scoring, deleted scenes restored and additional sequences created with footage from other movies, this version of "Machete" is meant to deliver a little more fun than original, theatrical version. Watching while not completely sober may be advised.
Intention:
To make the movie a little closer to it's fake trailer's feel.
It's also a fanmix experiment - an exercise in editing, and repurposing existing footage.
Other Sources:
Additional footage from: Driven to Kill (2009), The Keeper (2009), Urban Justice (2007), Kill Switch (2008), The Final Destination (2009), Last Action hero (1993), Postal (2007), Grindhouse (2007), The Sopranos, Ghost Cabin (2015), trailers of Frontera (2010) and Jack's Law (2006), music videos - Angel in a Blue Jeans (2014) and Lindsay's Private Party (2009).

Additional music by The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, AC/DC, Del Shannon, The Black Keys, John Fogerty, The Supersuckers, Weird Al Yankovic, Bob Seger, Alex Puddu, The Centurians, The Tornadoes, The Upstroke, ZZ Top, Michael Jackson, Morton Stevens and Steven Seagal, also included theme from Red Dead Redemption II.
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
- Cut some scenes with senator McLoughlin (TV spots, his second death).
- Cut part of the first and whole second scene with "smart bodyguards"
- some more minor cuts here and there
- re-scored big part of the movie
- added layer of thick grain and grindhouse effects to whole movie (dirt, scratches, dust and other damage).
- added 6 of 8 deleted scenes from the Blu-ray (characters of Sis and McCoy are restored in this cut)
- added newly created flashback sequence
- added some scenes with Steven Seagal from his other movies (see other sources)
- added mid-credits scene
- some additional nudity
- used some shots from fake trailer (2007)
- added blood effects in few shots
- added SFX to rebuild some of the rescored scenes and in several other places.
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Genre:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2010
Original Running Time:
105 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
114 minutes
Time Cut:
8 minutes
Time Added:
17 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
With added grindhouse effects, lots of re-scoring, deleted scenes restored and additional sequences created with footage from other movies, this version of "Machete" is meant to deliver a little more fun than original, theatrical version. Watching while not completely sober may be advised.
Intention:
To make the movie a little closer to it's fake trailer's feel.
It's also a fanmix experiment - an exercise in editing, and repurposing existing footage.
Other Sources:
Additional footage from: Driven to Kill (2009), The Keeper (2009), Urban Justice (2007), Kill Switch (2008), The Final Destination (2009), Last Action hero (1993), Postal (2007), Grindhouse (2007), The Sopranos, Ghost Cabin (2015), trailers of Frontera (2010) and Jack's Law (2006), music videos - Angel in a Blue Jeans (2014) and Lindsay's Private Party (2009).

Additional music by The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, AC/DC, Del Shannon, The Black Keys, John Fogerty, The Supersuckers, Weird Al Yankovic, Bob Seger, Alex Puddu, The Centurians, The Tornadoes, The Upstroke, ZZ Top, Michael Jackson, Morton Stevens and Steven Seagal, also included theme from Red Dead Redemption II.
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
- Cut some scenes with senator McLoughlin (TV spots, his second death).
- Cut part of the first and whole second scene with "smart bodyguards"
- some more minor cuts here and there
- re-scored big part of the movie
- added layer of thick grain and grindhouse effects to whole movie (dirt, scratches, dust and other damage).
- added 6 of 8 deleted scenes from the Blu-ray (characters of Sis and McCoy are restored in this cut)
- added newly created flashback sequence
- added some scenes with Steven Seagal from his other movies (see other sources)
- added mid-credits scene
- some additional nudity
- used some shots from fake trailer (2007)
- added blood effects in few shots
- added SFX to rebuild some of the rescored scenes and in several other places.

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8.7
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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7.0
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8.0
This is a fun alternative to the original Machete. Great to see the deleted scenes seamlessly added and appreciated the new scoring. The stated purpose of this I think was to watch more nudity while drunk, and it delivers. The added Steven Segal footage was done well although it was random sex and violence not really connected with the main story. My God I didn't realize he made so many movies while being quite a bit on the heavy side. The soft color grade of one scene where Segal is about to have sex didn't really quite match up visually with the rest, though it was not jarring.

Blood VFX were well placed and done, not sure what was the editor's blood VFX vs the original, so hat's off to you, sir. The movie theater VFX in the middle of the edit were a tad wonky with the motion tracking not staying right where it was supposed to be. That whole fourth wall breaking stuff where we leave the movie to see it being played in a theater wasn't my cup of tea.

While I really enjoyed this crazy, extra-grindhoused edit, I still do prefer the original. Now if the new porno scene and the extra Segal scenes were removed, this edit would be a huge improvement over the original theatrical version (in my opinion). The added score, blood VFX, deleted scenes, screen dirt FX, and cuts alone are enough to make it better than the original. This is a fine job though can't say I will be showing this version to my mother.

Oh, and one thing I always wished someone would put back into a Machete edit but has not done it yet:
restore Jeff Fahey's performance from the movie trailer when he's screaming that Machete is a "goddamned Federale!" In the theatrical version he's says it so wimpy it's disappointing. But this edit is not! It's quite good check it out while imbibing.

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Only 2 words (delimiting these): Bloody Brilliant !

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I've been working my way through Gieferg's Grindhouse releases with great pleasure, and I've finally arrived at one of his first efforts.

This film felt like an extended version of Machete with added grindhouse effects and re-scoring. I have to admit that I would have preferred a shorter runtime around 70 minutes, as the original film's plot itself doesn't last two hours. Even though I give the narrative a lower score, one has to be honest enough to admit that this is more due to the source material than the editor.

But it was fun to watch out for the easter eggs, and Gieferg won me right over with the Last Action Hero skit. That was a lot of fun. As I've watched a few of his edits before, I can tell he has a great feel for these mash-ups.

I'm pretty sure with his nowadays abilities and editing knowledge, this would be a different monster. But who knows - maybe one day he'll give us Machete Kills. I'd watch it straight through.

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i am a fan of the grindhouse genre The film is an homage to the exploitation films of the 1970s, featuring over-the-top violence, cheesy dialogue, and a plot that is as ridiculous as it is entertaining.

The movie follows the story of Machete (Danny Trejo), a former Mexican Federale who is hired by a corrupt politician to assassinate a senator who is against illegal immigration. However, Machete is double-crossed and left for dead, prompting him to seek revenge on those who wronged him. Along the way, he teams up with a group of activists fighting for immigrant rights, including the feisty Luz (Michelle Rodriguez), and Sartana (Jessica Alba), a U.S. immigration officer who is sympathetic to Machete's cause.

The film is filled with over-the-top action scenes, including Machete using his titular weapon to cut through various enemies, and a ridiculous sequence involving a man with a machine gun attached to his crotch. The violence is often gruesome, but the film never takes itself too seriously, and the humor helps to balance out the brutality.

The performances in the film are solid, with Danny Trejo in particular standing out as the gruff but likable Machete. Michelle Rodriguez and Jessica Alba also do a good job with their roles, and Robert De Niro brings a certain level of gravitas to his villainous character.

Overall, "Machete" is an entertaining, if somewhat mindless, action film that is sure to please fans of the genre. The film is not for everyone, and those who are easily offended by violence or crude humor should probably steer clear. However, if you're looking for a fun, over-the-top action movie with a political twist, "Machete" is definitely worth checking out.
the edits that the fan editor added to the genre with more violence and nudity and almost made it even more of a deeper story
i had to go back and read what movies he utilized to make this masterpiece expecially the stephen segal scenes , i have said it befor and i will say it again the edits that this guy does are like owing the directors cut of a classic film that fixes plot holes and overall makes them more enjoyable .... another classic
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i was explaining the premis of the movie as it is a more unknown movie that more people should be framilliarizd with , i thought a summery of the original and what the edit added would draw people who never heard of the film sorry if my review was not good or as expected i had good intentions

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Almost thinking of knocking off some blocks for it being too like the original. Labouring on some colour correction may be worth it just to cool it down (too many red faces) but no its not degraded unecessarily and the Grindhousing effects are interesting rather than distracting.

Soundtracking was not obvious as its been ages since I watched this and forgot the characters, let alone the music. Same goes for the gore effects that may or may not be original, but definitely something done there. Top marks!

Like others are saying its the original movie (not going to mess with Machete) just with some funny clippings. In particular for the arch-nemesis character whose role is subtly enhanced as was much needed. Female roles needing some fleshing out got their just dessserts too. Nothing too over the top.

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Good God this is a fun one. Loads of Grindhouse fun.....Blood, violence and what is always needed BOOBS. I just wish some of the fake previews were gonna really be made (BARRY). But I do have The Nude Nuns. I'll give it a 5 popcorn, but I couldn't eat even 1 bag because I was laughing and going WHOA too much. And just having a good time watching this. Only one thing bothered me in this and that was Steven Segals hair. How badly it is dyed, and either the hair plugs or the toupee is /are really bad and obvious. This with the other Grindhouse I do recommend.

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