Terminator 2: Hands of Fate

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Terminator 2: Hands of Fate
Faneditor Name:
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Original Release Date:
1991
Original Running Time:
154
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
152
Time Cut:
4
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
A recut of Terminator 2 to create a hybrid from the best of both the theatrical and extended special editions. Other elements have been cut and remixed to create a more serious tone.
Intention:
Terminator 2 is without a doubt one of the most successful and popular movies of all time. Internet Movie Database currently has the movie ranked at #55 in the top 250 (with a user rating of 8.5 / 10), and countless film institutions list it in the greatest films of all time. So, does this leave any room for fanediting? Of course. The film itself has 3 different official cuts. While each is great, none are probably considered perfect. The film has moments that clearly don’t fit with the overall intent and it has inconsistencies throughout. My main motivation for creating this fanedit was the famous “Bad to the Bone” scene. We are supposed to fear the Terminator because of our previous experience with him. Though with this scene, suddenly he is cool!! and this totally spoils the surprise and shock of his new role. While overall, this edit can be considered a “light edit,” many subtle changes have been done to create a consistent tone, trim some cheese, and weave between the theatrical and extended versions of the film to create a new experience.
Additional Notes:

Note: This fanedit was originally released in August 2009. The HD version released November 2013 replaces that.

Special Thanks:
Ab5tract, AvP, Blueyoda, Boon23, Captain Khajiit, Elbarto1, eldiablosuizo, Gaith, geminigod, Izzy, Jitters, JMB, neglify, reave, Rogue-theX, stamper, T-HOPE, TMBTM, TV's Frink, Ziz, Zorzalita
Release Information:
  • DVD
  • Digital
Special Features
Animated menus
Chapter selection
Edit info
ThrowgnCpr FE trailers
FE featurette
Easter eggs
Cuts and Additions:
* new THX intro
* new title sequence
* add throwgncpr to intro credit
* fixed bendy-knife stunt error when Arnie gets stabbed in bar.
* created completely new audio for “Bad to the Bone” scene
* cut “How’s the knee” line. It contradicts the notion of her behaving for several * months. However I kept the most of the scene (up until the next cut), because I think it’s a good intro to Sarah, and shows how much the events have affected and changed her.
* cut SE scene where med students beat Sarah to take pills
* trimmed first dream sequence to start with Kyle passing the doorway (cut talk about their son, and hugging). He is now just a quiet messenger.
* cut “model citizen” line by doctor. It just seems like tacked on cheese.
* recut shot where truck jumps/crashes into canal to fix windshield continuity error
* cut motorcycle jump in dirtbike / truck / motorcycle canal chase scene. trimmed chase scene a bit.
* cut SE scene where T1000 goes to check dog collar
* reinstate scene where T1000 raids John's bedroom
* trim scene where John makes Arnie do tricks in parking lot *** different than v1 fanedit
* cut part where med student/guard licks Sarah’s face after locking her down. I felt that this was completely unnecessary. Her brutal escape is now driven by her focus and determination, and never really includes any hint of revenge.
* reframed scene where T1000 approaches group in hospital, to remove continuity error where female guard on floor should be.
* trimmed SE scene where John convinces Sarah not to destroy chip after removing it from head. Cut the line about him being his friend. If he wants to truly be taken serious as a leader, then he doesnt want to be buddies with the terminator.
* Removed John teaching Arnie jive-talk in the car. This was my least favorite scene where John tries to teach Arnie about human emotions and behavior, and I find it just a tad too cheesy. This also allows “Hasta La Vista, Baby” to be removed from the film.
* hybrid gas station scene - tightened up a bit. less goofy smiling *** different than v1 fanedit
* cut “No Problemo” after Arnie successfully starts truck
* cut “Trust me” right before Arnie shoots up cops from building
* cut “Hasta la vista, baby” prior to shooting frozen T1000 (audio cut only) Scene duration is still intact, but no speaking.
* removed audio for “I need a vacation”
* cut thumbs up at end
* cut SE happy ending
* completely new credits (to match exact style of original credits)
Cover art by AvP (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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Cover art by ThrowgnCpr (DOWNLOAD HERE) image

Teaser


Trailer

T2 - Hands of Fate - HD trailer
Terminator 2 - Hands of Fate (fanedit) - DVD Main Menu
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Franchise:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1991
Original Running Time:
154
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
152
Time Cut:
4
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
A recut of Terminator 2 to create a hybrid from the best of both the theatrical and extended special editions. Other elements have been cut and remixed to create a more serious tone.
Intention:
Terminator 2 is without a doubt one of the most successful and popular movies of all time. Internet Movie Database currently has the movie ranked at #55 in the top 250 (with a user rating of 8.5 / 10), and countless film institutions list it in the greatest films of all time. So, does this leave any room for fanediting? Of course. The film itself has 3 different official cuts. While each is great, none are probably considered perfect. The film has moments that clearly don’t fit with the overall intent and it has inconsistencies throughout. My main motivation for creating this fanedit was the famous “Bad to the Bone” scene. We are supposed to fear the Terminator because of our previous experience with him. Though with this scene, suddenly he is cool!! and this totally spoils the surprise and shock of his new role. While overall, this edit can be considered a “light edit,” many subtle changes have been done to create a consistent tone, trim some cheese, and weave between the theatrical and extended versions of the film to create a new experience.
Additional Notes:

Note: This fanedit was originally released in August 2009. The HD version released November 2013 replaces that.

Special Thanks:
Ab5tract, AvP, Blueyoda, Boon23, Captain Khajiit, Elbarto1, eldiablosuizo, Gaith, geminigod, Izzy, Jitters, JMB, neglify, reave, Rogue-theX, stamper, T-HOPE, TMBTM, TV's Frink, Ziz, Zorzalita
Release Information:
  • DVD
  • Digital
Special Features
Animated menus
Chapter selection
Edit info
ThrowgnCpr FE trailers
FE featurette
Easter eggs
Cuts and Additions:
* new THX intro
* new title sequence
* add throwgncpr to intro credit
* fixed bendy-knife stunt error when Arnie gets stabbed in bar.
* created completely new audio for “Bad to the Bone” scene
* cut “How’s the knee” line. It contradicts the notion of her behaving for several * months. However I kept the most of the scene (up until the next cut), because I think it’s a good intro to Sarah, and shows how much the events have affected and changed her.
* cut SE scene where med students beat Sarah to take pills
* trimmed first dream sequence to start with Kyle passing the doorway (cut talk about their son, and hugging). He is now just a quiet messenger.
* cut “model citizen” line by doctor. It just seems like tacked on cheese.
* recut shot where truck jumps/crashes into canal to fix windshield continuity error
* cut motorcycle jump in dirtbike / truck / motorcycle canal chase scene. trimmed chase scene a bit.
* cut SE scene where T1000 goes to check dog collar
* reinstate scene where T1000 raids John's bedroom
* trim scene where John makes Arnie do tricks in parking lot *** different than v1 fanedit
* cut part where med student/guard licks Sarah’s face after locking her down. I felt that this was completely unnecessary. Her brutal escape is now driven by her focus and determination, and never really includes any hint of revenge.
* reframed scene where T1000 approaches group in hospital, to remove continuity error where female guard on floor should be.
* trimmed SE scene where John convinces Sarah not to destroy chip after removing it from head. Cut the line about him being his friend. If he wants to truly be taken serious as a leader, then he doesnt want to be buddies with the terminator.
* Removed John teaching Arnie jive-talk in the car. This was my least favorite scene where John tries to teach Arnie about human emotions and behavior, and I find it just a tad too cheesy. This also allows “Hasta La Vista, Baby” to be removed from the film.
* hybrid gas station scene - tightened up a bit. less goofy smiling *** different than v1 fanedit
* cut “No Problemo” after Arnie successfully starts truck
* cut “Trust me” right before Arnie shoots up cops from building
* cut “Hasta la vista, baby” prior to shooting frozen T1000 (audio cut only) Scene duration is still intact, but no speaking.
* removed audio for “I need a vacation”
* cut thumbs up at end
* cut SE happy ending
* completely new credits (to match exact style of original credits)
Cover art by AvP (DOWNLOAD HERE)
image



Cover art by ThrowgnCpr (DOWNLOAD HERE) image

Teaser


Trailer

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So i was browsing for a good T2 SE edit when i saw this was the highest recommended one! I never knew i needed less cheese in this funny sci-fi action film. With the edits hes made to the already-preferred SE version, hes improved on it. I supposed i can live without the "i need a VEE-cay-shun" line. Removing Bad to the Bone (yes it's a lil to wink-wink at the audience, ill admit) and Hasta la Vista, Baby! will take getting used to (im glad he kept the majority of T-101 being Johns "dad" though, thats the heart of the movie imo) but i do love the inclusion of the T-1000 in John's room and dont mind trimming the Kyle Reese scene or "destroying the CPU" bit in the garage, which is criminal Cameron didn't keep that in the Theatrical. Will this replace the SE as my go-to version? I'm thinking so!

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This is my definite go to for any T2 edits. I hate many of the silly parts of T2, as it takes away from what is supposed to be a dramatic movie. Thankfully this exists and I don't need to edit my own version :)

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Took one of my favourite movies ever and made it last longer!

Some bold removals of classic lines (onc action I noticed) that result in a more well rounded Terminator character. Really highlighting the tragedy of the single mother's son. Seeking affection in a programmed and tunnel-visioned cybernetic organism from a doomed future. Truly sad!!

I watched this shortly after seeing 'The Hunt for Sarah Connor' and must say it added to its sequel no end. Watch that one. Then watch this one. Brilliant!

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By far the best T2 edit I've seen, ThrowgnCpr does a great job of adding the best parts of the special edition and takes some of the lesser parts of the theatrical cut and combines them to make the best version possible. By removing unnecessary parts and cringe worthy portions made it a much better film and one of the most impressive parts of the edit is the removal of the bad to bone audio and what it is replaced with makes it a throwback to the original movie. One last thing that impressed me was the intro and how awesome and authentic it looked using the liquid metal, so overall this movie has just been turned from a good movie in my opinion as I have always like it but now it's an even better movie and my go to version from now on.
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By far the best T2 edit I've seen. The pub exit scene gave me chills with that old-school exploitation soundtrack. And the hasta-la-vista being cut brought me back to my first viewing of the film when I felt it was a bit 'off'. It felt so good to watch this version, seriously! I find it odd that the terminator smiling scene was included though, but it doesn't ruin much for me. Overall still the best edit for me personally. Seamless cuts too.

A huge minus for the video quality. Only 720p would be fine if it had a proper bitrate. As it stands now I would recommend it for a small screen viewing or pick another edit. Please upload a higher bitrate one, it's preservation worthy!

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