Silent Hill - Restless Dreams

The 2006 release of Silent Hill was one of the few video game to movie transfers that attempted to make a real movie out of its source material rather than pander to the childish audience that such movies usually do.  However, the mythology of the film is lost between a mixture of too much fan service and not enough conventional storytelling.

Fan editor Aztek has tackled this film to focus on "the heart of the story which was with Rose and her struggle" and to make the film "proceed at a brisker (but not rushed) pace."  Join Beezo along with Body Tape Intl co-founders Donna and Ethan as they discuss Aztek's fanedit, Silent Hill: Restless Dreams

Silent Hill.

Silent Hill: Restless Dreams

Nightmare on Elm St Anthology Vol 1

Horror films in the 80's were defined by their villians - Michael Myers, Pinhead, Jason and, of course, Freddy Krueger.  Nightmare on Elm St found a way to coallate all of the 80's horror tropes - slow moving, impossible to defeat and viscious bad guy - by making them integral to the character himself as he hunted and murdered through one's inevitable dreams.  

Fan editor Dr. Sapirstein has set out to make the definitive collectors cut celebrating the film's 25 year anniversary.  This edit features "new scenes, alternate takes, a different soundtrack and for the very first time, Johnny Depp’s fully uncut death scene fully re-edited into the film."  Join Beezo along with Body Tape Intl co-founders Ethan and Donna as they discuss Dr. Sapirstein's fanedit, Nightmare on Elm Street - Anthology Vol 1.

Nightmare on Elm St

Nightmare on Elm St - Anthology Vol 1

Time Travel Consecution

Short films often offer the chance for some of the most creative endeavors for fan editors.  Consecutions are a collection of short films made by fan editors all covering a similar theme.  The Time Travel Consecution, perhaps self evident, features short films that topic that of time travel through comedy, action, drama and suspence.

Join Beezo, with Body Tape Intl Co-founders Donna and Ethan as they discuss disk 1 of the Time Travel Consecution.

Time Travel Consecution

Earth One

Another Earth was a solid, low-budget sci-fi film released in 2011.  However, wanting to keep its feet straddled between authentic science fiction and full blown allegory made its more fantastical elements compromise the film in both regards.

Faneditor Beezo has set out to make the film, "more believable within the confines of its premise."  Join the faneditor himself, Beezo along with GBTM co-founders Ethan and Donna, along with special guest Joe as they discuss Beezo's fanedit, Earth One.

Another Earth

Earth One

Robots vs kung fu

The Matrix stands as one of the most influential and defining films of the late 90's.  While many have attempted to fan edit its subsequent sequels to be on par with the original, few have set their sights on The Matrix itself.

MatrixGrindhouse has made an ambitious fan mix, envisioning The Matrix as if it were a low budget exploitation film of the 80's.  The extent of his work is vast, such that "everything depicted - wherever possible - is sleazier, darker, or simply different from the original version."  Join Beezo with GBTM co-founders Ethan and Donna as they discuss MatrixGrindhouse's fanedit, Robots Vs. Kung Fu.

Matrix

Robots Vs. Kung Fu

Jurassic World: Blockbuster Edition

While Jurassic World proved to be the best sequel in the franchise, it was a far cry from the franchise's launch title, Jurassic Park.  The film's visual and techinical prowess were undermined by stupid characters, inconsistent character motivations and the sheer lack of meaningful subtext.

Fan editor Ironman23 has set out to make this sequel more like the original by "removing these annoyances, do a bit of reordering for tone, and give the film a more crisp bright color palette."  Join GBTM co-founders Ethan and Donna along with Beezo as they discuss Jurassic World: Blockebuster Edition.

Jurassic World

Jurassic World: Blockbuster Edition

Skyfallen

While a notable movie for its visual acuity and yet another solid performance by Daniel Craig as Bond, Skyfall is more remembered for its elegance than for its clever plotting and action sequences.  The movie's runtime of 143 minutes along with its seemingly poigniant climax in Bond's childhood home indicates a gravitas the film certainly aimed to achieve, but missed.

Faneditor LastSurvivor, who has tackled Bond in other movies such as Die Another Day, Quantum of Solace and On His Majesty's Secret Service, returns to make his edit of Skyfall.  His goal is to "tighten the pacing, reign in the overacting of Bardem and give it that 'classic' Bond feel."  Join Beezo and GBTM co-founders, Ethan and Donna as they discuss LastSurvivor's fanedit, Skyfallen.

Skyfall

Skyfallen

Payback: The Hybrid Cut

1999's Payback is remembered as a strong, if not misplaced, film noir featuring a protagonist with questionable morals.  However, while writer/director Brian Helgeland leaned into the character's bad side, the studio were concerned about their hero and ended up re-shooting a sizable portion of the film while also deleting the film's more challenging scenes.  In 2006, Helgeland was able to release the Director's Cut, demonstrating a completely different vision of the film.

For better or for worse, both films have positive qualities that the other lacks.  Fan editor Neglify has set out to "blend together the best elements of the theatrical cut and director’s cut of Payback."  As a bonus to the noir genre, the film has also been modified to be in black and white.  Join Beezo, Ethan and Donna, along with the faneditor himself, Neglify, as they discuss Payback: The Hybrid Cut.

Payback

Payback: The Straight Up

Payback: The Hybrid Cut

The Frighteners Recut

Before coming to mainstream prominance with the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, writer/director Peter Jackson cut his teeth on a few cult movies including Dead Alive and The Frighteners.  The Frighteners received a mix reception due to its uneven mix of high octane comedy and grave seriousness.

Faneditor Neglify has set out to even out the film's more egregious tonal changes with his "primary intention to improve pacing, tone and characters."

Join Beezo with Body Tape Intl. co-founders and GBTM hosts Donna and Ethan as they discuss Neglify's fanedit, The Frighteners Recut.

The Frighteners

The Frighteners Recut

Pulp Empire

Now a growing favorite of fan mixes, NJVC has re-envisioned Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back as if it were straight out of the Quentin Tarantino oeuvre.  The edit features many Tarantino tropes such as popular music, dramatic cue cards, character set pieces and stylized montages.

Join Beezo and guest Meagan as they discuss all of the ins and outs of NJVC's fan edit, Pulp Empire.

Pulp Empire   

Jumper - Recut

Despite star director Doug Liman and acclaimed screenwriter David S. Goyer, the sci-fi film Jumper failed to win over critics or fans alike in 2008.  While the film had very competent special effects, it's story was singularly bland and even lacked a conclusive ending - leaving itself open to a sequel that was never to be.

Fan editor Smithers has tackled this film in an effort to make it better by, "removing all of the pointless filler while giving it emotional heft by adding good music."  Join Beezo as he discusses Smithers' fanedit, Jumper: Recut.

Jumper

Jumper: Recut

The Greater Gatsby

Baz Lurhman's 2013 adaptation of The Great Gatsby was largely discarded, often remembered for its anachronistic rap music over its 1920's setting.  It's roaring cinematography and overall grandiosity seemed to topple under its own weight, leaving it's indelible characters, and the actors playing them, in the rubble.

Fan editor Hal Over 9000 has done what others hoped would have been done originally and has replaced the film's more egregious use of pop music with more period appropriate songs.  Join Beezo as he discusses whether or not his fan edit, The Greater Gatsby, is indeed, greater.

The Great Gatsby

The Greater Gatsby

Captain America - The Steve Rogers Cut

Captain America: The First Avenger was the last origins film for the Marvel Cinematic Universe before bringing all of the heroes together for The Avengers.  Well received by critics and fans alike, the film suffers only due to a strong third act that just doesn't quite live up to the film's even stronger first act.

Not interested in fixing the movie as he already thought it was great, faneditor AEMovieGuy set out to make "a fun, Saturday-Matinee, Action/Adventure" movie.  Join Beezo as he discusses Captain America: The Steve Rogers Cut.

Captain America: The First Avenger  

Captain America: The Steve Rogers Cut

Scream - The Giallo Cut

Wes Craven began what would become his second biggest horror franchise (after Nightmare on Elm Street) with Scream in 1996.  Featuring characters that are familiar with horror movie tropes, the movie was both a satire and a legitimate addition to the horror genre.  The film has come to enjoy a cult-like status insofar as it is treasured by some, yet critically panned by others.

Modified to look like a lost VHS, fan editor Neglify has reimagined Scream, not with the intent of fixing it per se, but to make it "a love letter to Italian horror cinema, Dario Argento, Goblin and the original Scream."  Join Beezo, and Gary Buseytown Massacre co-founders Donna and Ethan as they discuss Scream: The Giallo Cut.

Scream

Scream: The Giallo Cut

Iron Man 3: Reforged

Iron Man 3 marks the first return of Iron Man after the Avengers as well as the return of Writer/Director Shane Black with star Robert Downy Jr.  The film's wit-charged comedic dialog, breeziness and well executed actions sequences won over critics and made it a box office success.

Despite these accolades, fans of the franchise were quick to harp on several aspects of the film, including a go-nowhere sub-plot featuring a kid in the second act.  Faneditor Juice4z0 has made an edit not only to address various plot inconsistencies, but primarily to "remove the child and all the parts to do with him."  Join Beezo as he discusses Iron Man 3 and Juice4z0's fan edit, Iron Man 3 Reforged.

Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3 Reforged

The Bride in Black

Director James Wan followed up his popular horror film Insidious with a sequel that didn't merely retread its predecessor, but provided a new addition to the story making it a sequel in the truest sense of the word.  However, with a first act that seems to ignore the events of the first movie while the script itself takes place moments afterwards, the film stumbles and is unable to successfully recreate the gripping scares of the original.  

Faneditor TheCuddlyNinja, after his edit of the original Insidious which featured an overhaul of the film's score, revisited the conceit here by exchanging this movie's score with music from Goblin.  Moreover, he set out to correct the film's narrative problems, particularly in the first act.  Join Beezo, Ethan and Donna as they discuss The Bride in Black with the fan editor himself, TheCuddlyNinja.

Insidious: Chapter 2

The Bride in Black

Alien 3: Q2 Edition

1992 saw the release of David Fincher's first foray into theatrical filmmaking as well as the third installment of the Alien franchise in Alien 3.  With a retraction in scope from its predecessor, Aliens, 20 Century Fox made a calculated decision in hiring the talented, but inexperienced Fincher so that they could exercise creative control over the film.  The film was praised for its cinematic look and design, but was poorly received by critics and fans alike - often attributed to the studio's involvment.

As multiple extended versions of the film have emerged, faneditor Q2 has compiled his own version of the film to "utilize the special edition and remove its excesses while re-incorporating some of the theatrical elements."  Join Beezo as he discusses Alien 3 and this edit, Alien 3: Q2 Edition.

Alien 3

Alien 3: Q2 Edition

Love and Mercy - The Brian Wilson Sessions

Released in 2014, Love & Mercy tells the story of Beach Boys singer/songwriter Brian Wilson through two narratives juxtaposed between his life in the 1960's and the 1980's.  In the early settings, he is played by Paul Dano and here he creates original music that will become signature Beach Boys music as well as create the powerfully influential album, Pet Sounds.  In the later setting, he is played by John Cusack and spends his time overcoming his oppressive manager while battling the more aggressive forms of his dementia.

While a critically praised movie, Love & Mercy never experienced widespread popularity nor significant financial windfalls.  Faneditor TMY2C has set out to make an original edit to complement the movie, not to right the wrongs of the original by focusing exclusively on the portion of the film that is set in the 1960's. Join Beezo, and GBTM co-founders Donna and Ethan as they discuss TMY2C's stand alone fanedit, Love & Mercy: The Brian Wilson Sessions.

Love & Mercy

Love & Mercy: The Brian Wilson Sessions

Dark Nightmare

1994's New Nightmare exists in this creative valley for writer/director Wes Craven, between his established Nightmare on Elm Street franchise and what will become his second great horror franchise, Scream.  While regarded for its ingenuity for breaking the horror formula by having characters in the movie be the actors from the franchise, it still too often resorted to other horror cliches - which Craven smartly avoided with Scream.  Moreover, with common tropes missing, as well as a score that never featured the original theme, New Nightmare never felt like a proper addition to the franchise.

Through color correcting, removing poor effects and including a new score, Wes Craven fan and horror enthusiast Dr. Saperstein has set out to make the film as much in line with the original franchise as possible.  Join Beezo as he discusses Dark Nightmare to see if it can stand side by side with the original Nightmare on Elm Street.

New Nightmare

Dark Nightmare

Elysium: Panzerkut

Writer/Director Neill Blomkamp's 2013 film Elysium suffers not only as a one-man army, CGI laden action movie, but also as a political allegory. The former is problematic because the main antagonist of the movie is a hired hand, with no direct tie to the hero or represent any thematic obstacle. The latter fails due to inserting technology into the movie without realizing how it undercuts its allegorical message. 

Faneditor Panzerkut has set out to edit this movie to remove its more troublesome allegorical themes to make something that is "more brutal, fast, raw and direct." Join Beezo as he discusses this parsed down edit of Elysium titled Elysium: Panzerkut.

Elysium

Elysium: Panzerkut