Under The Terminator's Skin

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Under The Terminator's Skin
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Original Movie/Show Title:
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Original Release Date:
1984
Original Running Time:
107 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
15 minutes
Brief Synopsis:
From the future comes the Terminator. His mission: eliminate Sarah Connor. In the balance, life or death of the human race.
Intention:
To tell the condensed story of The Terminator with a modern, ethereal twist.
Other Sources:
All but one track from Mica Levi's incredible soundtrack to the film, Under the Skin.
Special Thanks:
Neglify and Matrixgrindhouse for managing this fantastic project.
Release Information:
  • DVD
  • Digital
Special Features
"MP4" is through Vimeo
Editing Details:
I wanted to make a 15 minute version of The Terminator along the lines of the hauntingly great 2014 film, Under the Skin. So I've used that film's soundtrack to entirely replace the Brad Fidel's original Terminator score. Like I said I've used all but one track from Under the Skin. Because of the nature of that film's score, I sometimes have more than one track playing at a time (I think at one point there are three or four tracks going all at the same time) - don't worry, it works. I've also had to condense my source film, The Terminator. This was easier said than done. I don't want to spoil anything, but I'll just say that I'm glad that I figured out a way to shorten the film without having to follow the film's narrative exactly.
Under The Terminator's Skin
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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1984
Original Running Time:
107 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
15 minutes
Brief Synopsis:
From the future comes the Terminator. His mission: eliminate Sarah Connor. In the balance, life or death of the human race.
Intention:
To tell the condensed story of The Terminator with a modern, ethereal twist.
Other Sources:
All but one track from Mica Levi's incredible soundtrack to the film, Under the Skin.
Special Thanks:
Neglify and Matrixgrindhouse for managing this fantastic project.
Release Information:
  • DVD
  • Digital
Special Features
"MP4" is through Vimeo
Editing Details:
I wanted to make a 15 minute version of The Terminator along the lines of the hauntingly great 2014 film, Under the Skin. So I've used that film's soundtrack to entirely replace the Brad Fidel's original Terminator score. Like I said I've used all but one track from Under the Skin. Because of the nature of that film's score, I sometimes have more than one track playing at a time (I think at one point there are three or four tracks going all at the same time) - don't worry, it works. I've also had to condense my source film, The Terminator. This was easier said than done. I don't want to spoil anything, but I'll just say that I'm glad that I figured out a way to shorten the film without having to follow the film's narrative exactly.
Under The Terminator's Skin
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9.6
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This edit succeeds quite well in telling the story of "The Terminator" in the most succinct way possible, and is almost seamlessly done, blending the film's two car chase scenes into one. The score is perfect, and the slight murkiness of the video quality actually compliments the score quite well.

Minor narrative quibbles aside-- (to paraphrase the-scribbling-man: "it was slightly odd that Sarah goes from cowering and confused "please don't kill me" to suddenly trying to save Kyle's life") --I was on the edge of my seat throughout, even though I saw "The Terminator" countless times!

I highly recommend!

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The unnerving score of Under the Skin combined with The Terminator. I thought that both the scene and score selection was spot on and fit well together, that the narrative was clear, and that the chase scenes actually had more tension to them than they did in the original. Only critique, fairly minor: I would've spent a little less time on the final chase to allow for more plot before then.
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8.8
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As a huge fan of Mica Levi's score, and both films, I was excited to watch this. It lived up to what I expected. An introspective, stark, but definitely coherent short narrative (with an incredible score) about a Terminator hunting it's prey. Great work! Thanks for sharing!

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9.2
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I was not - and am still not - sure what Dom’s purpose was with this.
For a straight up experience, it can be a challenge, any stray dialogue is muffled throughout.
The replacement audio predominates, a heavy, slow wash of industrial.
I modified my expectations and began to view this as a film from the Terminator’s POV.
It’s perspective, the soundtrack fellow robots would reference, their priorities which might differ wildly from those of fleshy humans.
If so, then this is audacious, brilliantly original.
Not that there is much in the way of narrative, yet what would an android care about narrative?

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8.6
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Terminator has a very basic plot, which makes it a perfect candidate for a short film. The editor has done a great job. Nothing feels rushed, there are no jarring cuts and everything flows as if the film had always been this length. The limited dialogue and choice of music serve well in maintaining tension.

I dropped a point for audio editing because I felt that the dialogue could have done with being a bit louder. The music often drowned it out, but then again, that may have been the editor's intention.

Video quality was slightly pixelated. This wasn't too much of a problem for the most part, but it became very noticeable during shots of the exploded truck.

Narratively this was generally fine, although it was slightly odd that Sarah goes from cowering and confused ("please don't kill me") to suddenly trying to save Kyle's life.

All in all though, this is a good edit. Many memorable parts of the film have been seamlessly blended into something nugget sized. Well worth a watch.

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