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Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2022
Original Running Time:
107 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
111 minutes
Time Added:
4 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
A young couple travels to a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.

Three deleted scenes, with some new setups in the first act, and four minutes of new footage has been reintegrated into the film.
Intention:
There were some cool short deleted scenes on the blu-ray, with some context I thought was missing in the final film, so I thought I'd add them back in.
Other Sources:
- Chime sound effect (from luckymusik2008 on Youtube)
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
- added scene on the boat to the island with Lillian providing some backstory to Chef Slowik, and how he got the island
- removed some ADR that was added to the theatrical cut to cover infomation covered in the next deleted scene
- added scene during the tour, with the setup of the Lebrants being regular patrons of the resturant, and Elsa talking more about the experience
- added scene with Margot using the CB radio, and afterwards talking to Chef Slowik about life, his plan and the death of a character
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2022
Original Running Time:
107 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
111 minutes
Time Added:
4 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
A young couple travels to a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.

Three deleted scenes, with some new setups in the first act, and four minutes of new footage has been reintegrated into the film.
Intention:
There were some cool short deleted scenes on the blu-ray, with some context I thought was missing in the final film, so I thought I'd add them back in.
Other Sources:
- Chime sound effect (from luckymusik2008 on Youtube)
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
- added scene on the boat to the island with Lillian providing some backstory to Chef Slowik, and how he got the island
- removed some ADR that was added to the theatrical cut to cover infomation covered in the next deleted scene
- added scene during the tour, with the setup of the Lebrants being regular patrons of the resturant, and Elsa talking more about the experience
- added scene with Margot using the CB radio, and afterwards talking to Chef Slowik about life, his plan and the death of a character

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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
The audio and video edits are seamless, and the quality here is very high.

So, let’s talk about the added scenes: I enjoy the 1st one about Slowik’s origin and his past history with Lillian, it helps to explain his opinions regarding her. Although I get why it was cut for the theatrical release, because without this scene the reason why he invites Lillian is slowly revealed (the same as with most of the other characters). I would regard this scene as interesting, but only on a 2nd viewing, for sure.

The 2nd added scene is a different thing entirely. Although it does with Richard and Anne Leibrandt the same as the 1st scene did with Lillian, revealing their backstory earlier (this might be the reason it was cut), it adds a lot more. Elsa is great here; her tone of voice is a just a tiny bit discomfiting and foreboding. The way she connects all of the “guests” helps to explain why Margot is seen as “foreign” and “uninvited” a bit later. The most relevant bit here is how Elsa introduces the uniqueness and peculiarity of the meal they are about to experience; I though this was missing on the original. Now, this opening actually invites the viewer to feel some of the same emotions the “guests” may experience, and it improves the film a lot.

The 3rd scene is harder to judge. The exchange on the radio helps to sell what happens later. The talk after it, however… I’m not sure it brings anything different to the film, regarding Slowik’s character. It does explain why Margot (spoilers..................................) brings the barrel with her, tough. On the original, that didn’t make much sense (kind of a plot hole). She goes 1st to the smoke house (where the barrel is) then to the big house. Why did she then return to the smoke house for the barrel, when she thinks the Coast Guard is about to arrive? She can choose not to go back, stay inside the house (maybe lock herself in with the key she has), hide in the forest, even try to swim on the ocean (half joking)… Now it makes sense.
Also, the Chime sound was a small but smart edit.

Storywise, the addition of the deleted scenes (especially the 2nd one) improves the film. This is now the best version of it.

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