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I always thought the Gail moments were really stomach churningly awful, the slow motion zooms and shmoltzy music made me puke, and put a real halt to one of the top 5 dead or alive gangster films ever. I'd like to thank the editor for making a dream come true. The pace is relentless, keeps the adrenaline pumping the whole time, really well done. Great choice for a title too. One minor detail which was unavoidable but mentioning anyway, is at the end Luis Guzman turns up for no reason with Benny Blanco, its the only time when the new edit didnt make sense, which is very rare for a fan edit to be so solid the whole way through, this one tiny detail didnt really effect how much I loved this cut.
Some glitches, no big deal, would like to see HD version. Liked how he said he cut 55 minutes out, I really didn't realise as it feels like an entire film, and liked how he added the cuts at the end (I didn't watch cuz it would have killed the buzz I got from the new edit, but good idea.)
This edit is BIG TIME!
Hollywood has a real obsession with shoehorning a love story into every movie ever made, whether it needs one or not (apparently to attract female viewers, which I find patronizing). Carlito's Way is not the worst example, but still Adabisi's edit shows how well it works without the romance, resulting in a movie that's lean and mean and to the point. Unfortunately the footage only allows so much, so one scene had to be recreated by repeating shots over and over again in an almost comical way. Maybe getting a 1080p source and cropping the shots to SD would have allowed for a better result. Either way, I enjoyed the edit overall, and was technically very good save for a couple music transitions (from the credits to the beginning, and from the shooting to the epilogue). Video quality was good for an .avi file but had a few encoding glitches here and there. Imperfect but recommended.
This was a very enjoyable edit. I love Carlito's Way, Adabisi did a great job cutting out Gail. I never really had a problem with that love story, but I always felt it was too long of a movie. The run time is pretty much perfect for a hard boiled gangster flick. Nothing was lost really by cutting Gail. The only noticeable editing was the scene in the DA's office, playing the tape for Carlito. Loved the way you recut the very end.