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gdrg said:problem: in this edit there are two shark experts
in the scene of the ripped whale brody calls a woman instead the blonde dude
TMBTM said:For people who will be in Paris, France june 13, there is a chance my Jaws fanedit will be projected at the small (but classy) movie theater "Club de L'étoile" (170 seats) close to the Arc de Triomphe. It’s a non-profit event created to raise public awareness about shark conservation. Revenues generated by the screenings will only serve to fund the event and to rent the theater.
The people at the origin of the event told me they have the agreement of Universal Pictures to project the Jaws movies.
Maybe I'll be there to have a little presentation talk.
Of course the best resolution version of this fanedit is a PAL DVD... so once projected on a relatively big screen (even if it is a rather small one!) I'm not sure about the quality of the thing. But in any case I'm pleased that they thought about my fanedit and I hope this thing will happen.
I would LOVE to watch it, but cant get it ANYWHERE....JAWS - The Sharksploitation Edit by THE MAN BEHIND THE MASK
review by boon23
I feel I am a bit late to the party, yet I did not get to watching this fanedit until just today. The last time I watched JAWS is about 5 years ago, so I could get in fresh (which was for this fanedit not so necessary though). Now everyone so far was praising this fanedit, which kind of held my expectations for it very high. I was watching the PAL DVD.
As for all my reviews: this is just my personal opinion of this fanedit. I cannot tell anybody else, if he or she will experience it in the same way or the opposite. So my review is not objective and does not reflect the opinion of fanedit.org.
!!!!This review contains heavy spoilers!!!
It's as special as it gets, from the very intro beginning (including a cute Rob Schneider scene) to the very ending (where I was almost waiting for someone to yell "Willy"). This fanedit was not at all created to be taken seriously and that is the fun of it. It takes a masterpiece of movie history and turns it not just to trash, but to an over-the-top watching experience that only works so well, BECAUSE the original is such a well known masterpiece. It has a few thrilling moments, yet thrill is not what it is about. This is about entertainment and surprise. Surprise what happens next and how. It contains loads of gruesome shark killings and also loads of painfully long and akward scenes. But the mix is just right. Now I could have done with less artificial dust that in dark scenes almost looked like it was snowing and I can't say this added anything to the movie that a washed out look would not have added probably better. Yet this is about the only true complaint I have. Other than that there is a scene with a sailor outside, where there is no background nice, which sounds a bit strange and the deleted scenes are a bit too clearly noticable. The orca ending came as surprise and was needed to really get the final blow to tell me that I am NOT AT ALL WATCHING JAWS.
This is a special fanedit and as such it is a piece of fanediting art to me. Daring. Creative. And an incredible load of work. I bow deeply to TMBTM for the concept and the final edit.
Did I love it? No. But I liked it a lot.
editing: 10 of 10
entertainment: 8 of 10 (original 10 of 10)
Image and video quality:
Video quality was good, the image has too much artificial dirt IMO. The deleted scenes were too clearly spottable.
Video quality: 6 of 10
Audio editing and audio quality:
The audio editing was very good, there was one scene, where background noieses should have been added.
audio editing: 10 of 10
sound quality: 7 of 10
resulting in a 9 of 10 for overall audio
The DVD comes with a still but nice menu with no sound. The presentation of a drive-in cinema is hillarious. The font for the intro and end credits is something to get used to. It's neatly animated in the beginning. The bonus features are nice addition, although not too much. The chapter menu is very simple. There is fitting cover art attached.
Overall the presentation of this fanedit is very nice.
resulting in a 9 of 10 for overall presentation
Final result: 9 of 10
I recommend watching this fanedit.
Original film name: JAWS
New film name: JAWS The Sharksploitation Edit.
Film studio name: Universal
Edit crew name: The Man Behind The Mask (special thanks to Tranzor for technical help.)
Date original film was released: 1975
Date edit was released: June 2009
Original runtime: 121 minutes
Amount of time cut: 44 minutes
Amount of time added: 27 minutes
New runtime: 104 minutes
Intention for this fanedit:
To give JAWS a kind of grindhouse feel and make the movie fun to watch for those who are not afraid to see this masterpiece being turned into something else (but it's still JAWS, I did not turn the plot upside down).
But most of all I did it for my own enjoyment. I hope it'll work for you.
- New opening credits.
- I will not list all the cuts because there are to many of them, some big and some very short.
- Grainy picture, scratches and noises. Warm and cold tint added.
- some almost entire scenes from JAWS 2 added (as well as a lots of shots from various movies and documentaries)
- Most of the deleted scenes and alternate takes are back in the movie, not all of them though; And some are a bit poor quality.
- New music here and there (70's style JAWS theme, pop, rock etc..)
- Few, but noticeable, special effects to add more blood into some shots.
- NEW ENDING (a bit cheesy, but hey, it's a grindhouse edit after all!)
- New ending credits.
Note: I add some trouble making the NTSC version frame rate perfect. It's okay though. But if you can play PAL on your home player, I'd say go for the PAL version.
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