One Hour Photo: ReWorkedPrint

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Original Movie/Show Title:
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Original Release Date:
2002
Original Running Time:
96 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
95 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
A mentally unstable photo developer targets an upper middle-class family after his obsession with them becomes more sick and disturbing than any of them could imagine.

The ReWorkedPrint recuts the film as closely to an early version of the film, with an alternate opening/ending, new narration, removed the wraparound story, and some reinserted deleted moments.
Intention:
After watching the film and being absolutely entranced by Robin Williams in this unique performance, I was really curious about the workprint. It was very different in a lot of areas, and in pretty good quality, so I went about trying to recut the Blu-Ray to match, and only using the workprint material when it diverted and was interesting enough to use.
Additional Notes:
The added footage and audio does not match 100%, and is not a completely seemless experience, so this may only be for hardcore fans of the film. I've done a lot of work to clean up the material, but it's not perfect.
Other Sources:
- One Hour Photo (Original Motion Picture Score) by Johnny Klimek & Reinhold Heil
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
The biggest and most important changes to this edit are;

- cut wrap around narrative, with Sy recounting the film's events, now the film is strictly linear
- added new prologue with Sy talking about red eyes in photos, predators, and more
- new opening credits, recreated from scratch based on the WP
- cut scene of Nina and Tom having an argument about money, and him working too much
- extended scene with Sy watching The Simpsons (Season 5, Episode 2, Cape Feare) and more of the photos on his wall, showing his years long obsession and its extent
- new sequence of Sy's narration over different photos against a black backdrop, during the flea market scene
- moved Sy searching his photo wall for Nina, him looking through her photos, and having a breakdown in the darkroom to right after she drops off the film, so it's one long sequence instead of being stretched out after he gets fired
- alternate version of Sy on the ground just before Nina drops off Jake's film, he is now looking at Maya and Tom kissing rather than the blank paper, more literal than symbolic, he's reacting to the parasocial relationship he has falling apart rather than being firing and losing the only world he knows
- rearranged footage so now Sy is scratching out Tom from the photo wall before he has his red-eye nghtmare, instead of after
- extended and recut scene of Yoshi coming in and showing Bill, the prints of his daughter
- reattached the wrap-around scene from the original opening (Sy at the police station) to where it was originally at the end of the film
- added scene with Detective Coulson being shown the explicit photos that Sy took, where as in the theatrical cut, it's implied he never took them, and instead only shot photos of his empty hotel room

For a complete and detailed cutlist, because there are so many, mainly trimming shots by frames and half seconds, check out the forum post for more.
New Opening

Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Genre:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2002
Original Running Time:
96 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
95 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
A mentally unstable photo developer targets an upper middle-class family after his obsession with them becomes more sick and disturbing than any of them could imagine.

The ReWorkedPrint recuts the film as closely to an early version of the film, with an alternate opening/ending, new narration, removed the wraparound story, and some reinserted deleted moments.
Intention:
After watching the film and being absolutely entranced by Robin Williams in this unique performance, I was really curious about the workprint. It was very different in a lot of areas, and in pretty good quality, so I went about trying to recut the Blu-Ray to match, and only using the workprint material when it diverted and was interesting enough to use.
Additional Notes:
The added footage and audio does not match 100%, and is not a completely seemless experience, so this may only be for hardcore fans of the film. I've done a lot of work to clean up the material, but it's not perfect.
Other Sources:
- One Hour Photo (Original Motion Picture Score) by Johnny Klimek & Reinhold Heil
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
The biggest and most important changes to this edit are;

- cut wrap around narrative, with Sy recounting the film's events, now the film is strictly linear
- added new prologue with Sy talking about red eyes in photos, predators, and more
- new opening credits, recreated from scratch based on the WP
- cut scene of Nina and Tom having an argument about money, and him working too much
- extended scene with Sy watching The Simpsons (Season 5, Episode 2, Cape Feare) and more of the photos on his wall, showing his years long obsession and its extent
- new sequence of Sy's narration over different photos against a black backdrop, during the flea market scene
- moved Sy searching his photo wall for Nina, him looking through her photos, and having a breakdown in the darkroom to right after she drops off the film, so it's one long sequence instead of being stretched out after he gets fired
- alternate version of Sy on the ground just before Nina drops off Jake's film, he is now looking at Maya and Tom kissing rather than the blank paper, more literal than symbolic, he's reacting to the parasocial relationship he has falling apart rather than being firing and losing the only world he knows
- rearranged footage so now Sy is scratching out Tom from the photo wall before he has his red-eye nghtmare, instead of after
- extended and recut scene of Yoshi coming in and showing Bill, the prints of his daughter
- reattached the wrap-around scene from the original opening (Sy at the police station) to where it was originally at the end of the film
- added scene with Detective Coulson being shown the explicit photos that Sy took, where as in the theatrical cut, it's implied he never took them, and instead only shot photos of his empty hotel room

For a complete and detailed cutlist, because there are so many, mainly trimming shots by frames and half seconds, check out the forum post for more.
New Opening

User reviews

3 reviews
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.7(3)
Audio Editing
 
9.3(3)
Visual Editing
 
9.7(3)
Narrative
 
10.0(3)
Enjoyment
 
10.0(3)
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
I'm a fan of 'One Hour Photo' as well as Robin WIlliams' career, so that was a nice change for me to review as I don't think it's had an edit on here before. It's one of those films I'm more than happy to revisit every 3-4 years and it still stands up well today. The only difference now that if it was being made today would be that snapshots would be taken on a phone, which probably wouldn't have the same impact as an actual camera.

I wouldn't say the narrative itself has changed, which was to be expected. There's more narration from Robin's character Sy, which gives the audience more of an insight into the character and some scenes have been been rearranged or extended, but it doesn't change the story. In some ways it's probably more realistic that Sy does take those photos for the finale, but at the same time, the original probably has a more interesting twist in that Sy literally cannot take them, which is largely due to what he himself has experienced as a child. This is hinted at when he is explaining his actions to the detective at the end of the film. He may have simply been recreating those past memories, but not going through the act of taking them. Too disgusting? Did he not have the heart to go through with it? Was that the act to stop him becoming identical to his monster father? Who knows, but it's a great psychological thriller to ponder about.

The extended footage is not Blu-ray quality and therefore the editor does the best to make it fit in the best it can. The audio reflects the deleted footage used. The only noticeable bit of audio jolt is at the 11:52 mark, but apart from that it moves together quite nicely.

Overall I enjoyed it. Does it beat the original? I'm not too sure. But it's interesting to see more of the film and get a slightly different take on what is one of the peaks of Robin Williams' acting career. It's worth a watch.

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Yes
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Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Just got the chance to watch this workprint reconstruction of One Hour Photo and it was great! Some of the footage is a little rough, but that was to be expected and did not distract from the story at all. The additional material, and the way it the story is presented in this version really shows just how unhinged Robin Williams character Sy actually was!

The editing was pretty flawless though, even with the rougher footage, and I like the way the story is structured in this version (though I do still like the non-liner presentation in the original). I'm glad I got the chance to watch this version! If you like the original version of One Hone Photo you should definitely check this out.
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Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
For me as an actor Robin Williams could do anything comedy (obviously) drama and everything else in between. This character is way beyond creepy. And with what Bobson has done, for me has added to the creepiness of the character. It has been awhile since I have seen this title. So for me there a few WTF ????? moments. The difference in quality of the added stuff really didn't bother me. This edit held my attention so I really didn't pay attention to the difference. And the red eye dream WOW. I was thoroughly entertained for 95 minutes. As usual no techie stuff here. Just a short and sweet review. And this edit gets 5 out of 5 on my popcorn scale. Side note when I worked retail years ago, The store I worked in I was in the electronics dept. Sold the obvious stuff, computers , stereos etc. Then after a remodel we got the photo development. All film was sent out to process but when the pictures came back.........yes we took them into the warehouse and looked at them

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