Natural Born Killers: The Tarantino Cut

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Natural Born Killers: The Tarantino Cut
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
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Original Release Date:
1994
Original Running Time:
118
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
56
Time Cut:
58
Time Added:
6
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Brief Synopsis:
This is Natural Born Killers edited as closely as possible to Quentin Tarantino's script. All of the music has been replaced with pieces from previous Tarantino films.
Intention:
To remove as much over-the-top heavy handed Oliver Stone stuff. The lighting shifts, wildlife shots, random cuts to demons and cartoons, his infatuation with drugs and Native American culture, etc. Then I wanted to reorder things and remove everything to follow QT's script as much as possible. I chose music from other Tarantino films to give the raw pop culture feel to it.
Additional Notes:
Two deleted scenes added back in as they were scripted (Hun Brothers interview and Mickey's trial in court). They are SD so there is a quality dropoff but the intent was to follow the script.
Other Sources:
Title cards were pulled from Kill Bill Vol. 1
Soundtrack is from Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Kill Bill Vol. 2, Death Proof, Inglorious Basterds and Jackie Brown.
Special Thanks:
The fanedit.org community
Release Information:
  • DVD
  • Blu-Ray
  • Digital
Editing Details:
I followed the script scene by scene, which worked surprisingly well. Most of the scripted scenes were in the movie, along with an additional hour of Oliver Stone making sure we really understand that the media is bad and it's our fault. The only real deviation to the strategy was that in the script, M&M's arrest plays on Wayne Gale's show and there is no footage of that. So I created a montage with the opening credits so that I could have snippets of that scene. Since the movie is now sorta non-linear, it works fine I think.
Cuts and Additions:
- Added new title sequence and credits (music is “Stuck in the Middle with You”, used some title cards from Kill Bill)
- Removed original intro with wildlife shots
- Removed black and white shot of guy reading “666 death newspaper” and disappearing (guardian angel)
- Changed music Mallory puts on to Joe Tex – I Got Ya
- Cut scorpion getting run over
- Cut all of the punches after the first
- Changed record change to “Misirlou”
- Cut bullet hanging in mid-air before hitting cook in the face
- Cut end dancing scene and lighting change
- REORDER – moved Scagnetti/Warden meeting to right here
- Changed music during Scagnetti/Warden meeting to “Down in Mexico”
- Added flashbacks to Mickey and Mallory killing her family after Warden mentions it (added Quincy Jones’ Ironside Excerpt as music for it)
- Removed part about Scagnetti hating the media – we get the theme already
- Removed bits of Mickey/Wayne Gale pre-interview to more closely match the script and changed music to Ennio Morricone – “Paranoia Prima”
- REORDER – moved Mickey letter scene right after pre-interview (changed music to Link Wray and his Wraymen – Rumble)
- REORDER – moved Wayne going through 1st American Maniacs episode with crew to take the place of scripted scene where Wayne tells them to cut up the 1st episode to make the 2nd
Removed lines about how stupid the viewing public is and that this is junk for the brains ( we get it)
- REORDER – moved all of the 1st show and footage from the 2nd show intercut with Wayne talking to crew. Changed theme song to Billy Preston “Slaughter”
- ADDED – Hun Bros scene, trimmed a couple lines to match script
- ADDED – Courtroom scene – regrettably had to cut some of it. It’s all as scripted but that damn circus music is embedded DEEP on the audio track of this deleted scene. I rebuilt the audio for the stabbing scene completely and trimmed some of the build up because of the music. I hate that circus music and it doesn't feel like the rest of the film now at all. The best bits are still there in my opinion, though.
- REORDER – moved pre-interview Mickey and Wayne getting ready to after they’re looking at footage for the show. Changed music to Charles Bernstein/RZA “Crane/White Lightning”
Cut Wayne hugging prisoner – too over the top and not in the script
- REORDER – moved Scagnetti talking to Mallory in private to after pre-interview stuff. Cut him bribing guards but left the rest of the conversation intact as it more or less captures the essence of the script (changed music to Bernard Hermann – “Twisted Nerve” and then the Green Hornet theme once the fighting starts.
- Cut a lot from the beginning of the Mickey/Wayne interview. The stuff about god, demons and the Indian. What’s left is the best parts and best exemplify the tone of the interview in the script (IMO)
- Changed music to Ennio Morricone – “A Silhouette of Doom” – pretty radical departure but I love how the crescendos and decrescendos play behind what Mickey is saying.
- Changed music under warden getting riot call and Mickey telling a joke. It’s now Louis Bacalov – “The Grand Duel” which turns into Hotei Tomoyasu – “Battle Without Honor or Humanity” when Mickey finishes his joke
- Changed music under beginning of riot as Mickey and co. make their way through the hall to David Bowie “Cat People”
- Changed music for scene where Mickey and Mallory reunite to Elliot Easton’s Tiki Gods – “Monte Carlo Nights”
- Changed music when Warden realizes full scope of riot to Bullwinkle Pt. 2
- Changed green lighting to black and white for scene where they prepare to break out of prison. I hate that obnoxious green lighting so much.
- Changed music for final standoff in front of the door to George Baker “Little Green Bag”
- Cut a lot of dialogue from the final scene, to remove references to the Indian, demon and - Oliver Stone trying to really let us know that we are the media and it is our fault for obsessing with them. I think that’s clear already. Changed music to Ennio Morricone “Il Tramonto”
- End credits are April March “Chick Habit” and Smith “Baby It’s You” which are separated by the knob turning sound effect from the Misirlou/Jungle Boogie transition from Pulp Fiction
- REMOVED COMPLETELY – Mickey and Mallory sitcom style scenes with parents, Mickey and Mallory meeting, all of the stuff with the Indian, Mickey and Mallory wedding scene, Mickey proposing a threesome, Mallory cheating on Mickey, Scagnetti murdering a hooker, as many of the weird black and white slo-mo cuts as possible, all of the demon and cartoon shots, the guardian angel and more probably.
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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1994
Original Running Time:
118
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
56
Time Cut:
58
Time Added:
6
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
This is Natural Born Killers edited as closely as possible to Quentin Tarantino's script. All of the music has been replaced with pieces from previous Tarantino films.
Intention:
To remove as much over-the-top heavy handed Oliver Stone stuff. The lighting shifts, wildlife shots, random cuts to demons and cartoons, his infatuation with drugs and Native American culture, etc. Then I wanted to reorder things and remove everything to follow QT's script as much as possible. I chose music from other Tarantino films to give the raw pop culture feel to it.
Additional Notes:
Two deleted scenes added back in as they were scripted (Hun Brothers interview and Mickey's trial in court). They are SD so there is a quality dropoff but the intent was to follow the script.
Other Sources:
Title cards were pulled from Kill Bill Vol. 1
Soundtrack is from Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Kill Bill Vol. 2, Death Proof, Inglorious Basterds and Jackie Brown.
Special Thanks:
The fanedit.org community
Release Information:
  • DVD
  • Blu-Ray
  • Digital
Editing Details:
I followed the script scene by scene, which worked surprisingly well. Most of the scripted scenes were in the movie, along with an additional hour of Oliver Stone making sure we really understand that the media is bad and it's our fault. The only real deviation to the strategy was that in the script, M&M's arrest plays on Wayne Gale's show and there is no footage of that. So I created a montage with the opening credits so that I could have snippets of that scene. Since the movie is now sorta non-linear, it works fine I think.
Cuts and Additions:
- Added new title sequence and credits (music is “Stuck in the Middle with You”, used some title cards from Kill Bill)
- Removed original intro with wildlife shots
- Removed black and white shot of guy reading “666 death newspaper” and disappearing (guardian angel)
- Changed music Mallory puts on to Joe Tex – I Got Ya
- Cut scorpion getting run over
- Cut all of the punches after the first
- Changed record change to “Misirlou”
- Cut bullet hanging in mid-air before hitting cook in the face
- Cut end dancing scene and lighting change
- REORDER – moved Scagnetti/Warden meeting to right here
- Changed music during Scagnetti/Warden meeting to “Down in Mexico”
- Added flashbacks to Mickey and Mallory killing her family after Warden mentions it (added Quincy Jones’ Ironside Excerpt as music for it)
- Removed part about Scagnetti hating the media – we get the theme already
- Removed bits of Mickey/Wayne Gale pre-interview to more closely match the script and changed music to Ennio Morricone – “Paranoia Prima”
- REORDER – moved Mickey letter scene right after pre-interview (changed music to Link Wray and his Wraymen – Rumble)
- REORDER – moved Wayne going through 1st American Maniacs episode with crew to take the place of scripted scene where Wayne tells them to cut up the 1st episode to make the 2nd
Removed lines about how stupid the viewing public is and that this is junk for the brains ( we get it)
- REORDER – moved all of the 1st show and footage from the 2nd show intercut with Wayne talking to crew. Changed theme song to Billy Preston “Slaughter”
- ADDED – Hun Bros scene, trimmed a couple lines to match script
- ADDED – Courtroom scene – regrettably had to cut some of it. It’s all as scripted but that damn circus music is embedded DEEP on the audio track of this deleted scene. I rebuilt the audio for the stabbing scene completely and trimmed some of the build up because of the music. I hate that circus music and it doesn't feel like the rest of the film now at all. The best bits are still there in my opinion, though.
- REORDER – moved pre-interview Mickey and Wayne getting ready to after they’re looking at footage for the show. Changed music to Charles Bernstein/RZA “Crane/White Lightning”
Cut Wayne hugging prisoner – too over the top and not in the script
- REORDER – moved Scagnetti talking to Mallory in private to after pre-interview stuff. Cut him bribing guards but left the rest of the conversation intact as it more or less captures the essence of the script (changed music to Bernard Hermann – “Twisted Nerve” and then the Green Hornet theme once the fighting starts.
- Cut a lot from the beginning of the Mickey/Wayne interview. The stuff about god, demons and the Indian. What’s left is the best parts and best exemplify the tone of the interview in the script (IMO)
- Changed music to Ennio Morricone – “A Silhouette of Doom” – pretty radical departure but I love how the crescendos and decrescendos play behind what Mickey is saying.
- Changed music under warden getting riot call and Mickey telling a joke. It’s now Louis Bacalov – “The Grand Duel” which turns into Hotei Tomoyasu – “Battle Without Honor or Humanity” when Mickey finishes his joke
- Changed music under beginning of riot as Mickey and co. make their way through the hall to David Bowie “Cat People”
- Changed music for scene where Mickey and Mallory reunite to Elliot Easton’s Tiki Gods – “Monte Carlo Nights”
- Changed music when Warden realizes full scope of riot to Bullwinkle Pt. 2
- Changed green lighting to black and white for scene where they prepare to break out of prison. I hate that obnoxious green lighting so much.
- Changed music for final standoff in front of the door to George Baker “Little Green Bag”
- Cut a lot of dialogue from the final scene, to remove references to the Indian, demon and - Oliver Stone trying to really let us know that we are the media and it is our fault for obsessing with them. I think that’s clear already. Changed music to Ennio Morricone “Il Tramonto”
- End credits are April March “Chick Habit” and Smith “Baby It’s You” which are separated by the knob turning sound effect from the Misirlou/Jungle Boogie transition from Pulp Fiction
- REMOVED COMPLETELY – Mickey and Mallory sitcom style scenes with parents, Mickey and Mallory meeting, all of the stuff with the Indian, Mickey and Mallory wedding scene, Mickey proposing a threesome, Mallory cheating on Mickey, Scagnetti murdering a hooker, as many of the weird black and white slo-mo cuts as possible, all of the demon and cartoon shots, the guardian angel and more probably.
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DVD Cover art by JJE-187 (DOWNLOAD HERE) image

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