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April 18, 2013    
 
8.4 (2)
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Faneditor Name:
Tagline:
Should have killed her when he could.
Original Movie Title:
Genre:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2003/2004
Original Running Time:
111/137
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
156
Time Cut:
92
Time Added:
few seconds
Available in HD?

Brief Synopsis:
A heavily condensed cut. More streamlined story with a greater focus on the Bride.
Intention:
Kill Bill Vol 1+2 is a mess. It’s a very straightforward story that is so jumbled and contorted its hard to understand why Tarantino released it the way he did. I put the movie in an order that tells a real story while not trying to just make it chronological. I wanted to make this a real movie, not a “Tarantino” movie.
Other Sources:
I used the Japanese color Crazy 88 scene.
Release Information
MP4/M4V/MOV
Special Features
1080p MP4.
Editing Details:
I just wanted to tell a real story. I didn’t want to divulge too much info to begin with so the audience can slowly learn about the situation they are observing.
Cuts and Additions:
- Restructured entire film.
- Cut out chapter titles.
- Cut out O-Ren's backstory.
- Cut out Esteban Vihaio.
- Many more cuts and trims.
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Overall rating 
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0  (2)
Visual Editing 
 
9.0  (2)
Audio Editing 
 
8.5  (2)
Narrative 
 
8.0  (2)
Enjoyment 
 
8.5  (2)
So I watched this edit knowing very little about the faneditor's intentions. I didn't read a cutlist or any reviews etc. With that said, here is my review:

Interesting choice for the opening "Do you find me sadistic?" yet keeping out "this is me at my most masochistic". However I did like that the pregnancy test in the hotel is at the beginning, very nice choice!

So a few gripes:
- No custom title card for the fanedit title? While not a necessity it's always nice to have a title card with the fanedit title but that's JMO.
- I see you split up the airport/buying tickets/flying sequences, but there is a bit of sound and video from those sequences that are left in, and its slightly jarring, granted I am really nitpicking, but it would have been easy to trim those off, but again, this doesn't really take away from the edit
- So my biggest gripe is no english subtitles for the foreign language parts. I understand that it can be a pain to deal with subtitles when editing when they are not hardcoded into the source material to begin with. But IMO the audience misses a lot because of this. Sure we remember the gist of what they are saying because we've seen the theatrical cut, but there are long monologues (i.e. Hattori Hanzo and Pai Mei) that you can't simply infer the meaning from the visuals.

On to what I liked!
- There is a bit of excellent audio editing here that I really have to applaud you on. It is when you crossfade the audio from Hattori Hanzo presenting the sword to The Bride and transitioning to Bud getting out of his truck at the Strip Club parking lot. The music lingers and then there is a sudden stop as Bud slams the car door shut. This was just an awesome stylistic choice.

- Next bit of awesomeness was the sort of montage that you did after The Bride kills O-Ren. You have Bud saying that woman deserves her revenge, and Elle saying she must suffer til her last breath and The Bride asking Bill how he found her. It was an excellent prelude to the final showdown between Bill and The Bride.

- Lastly, it was nice to have the complete color version of the Crazy 88 fight

You definitely achieved your intention with this edit. This is a more streamlined version that does an excellent job of combining the two movies and giving it a relatively more chronological narrative. A very solid firstling. Nice work!

Overall rating 
 
8.1
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
8.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0
Reviewed by Gatos June 15, 2013
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So I watched this edit knowing very little about the faneditor's intentions. I didn't read a cutlist or any reviews etc. With that said, here is my review:

Interesting choice for the opening "Do you find me sadistic?" yet keeping out "this is me at my most masochistic". However I did like that the pregnancy test in the hotel is at the beginning, very nice choice!

So a few gripes:
- No custom title card for the fanedit title? While not a necessity it's always nice to have a title card with the fanedit title but that's JMO.
- I see you split up the airport/buying tickets/flying sequences, but there is a bit of sound and video from those sequences that are left in, and its slightly jarring, granted I am really nitpicking, but it would have been easy to trim those off, but again, this doesn't really take away from the edit
- So my biggest gripe is no english subtitles for the foreign language parts. I understand that it can be a pain to deal with subtitles when editing when they are not hardcoded into the source material to begin with. But IMO the audience misses a lot because of this. Sure we remember the gist of what they are saying because we've seen the theatrical cut, but there are long monologues (i.e. Hattori Hanzo and Pai Mei) that you can't simply infer the meaning from the visuals.

On to what I liked!
- There is a bit of excellent audio editing here that I really have to applaud you on. It is when you crossfade the audio from Hattori Hanzo presenting the sword to The Bride and transitioning to Bud getting out of his truck at the Strip Club parking lot. The music lingers and then there is a sudden stop as Bud slams the car door shut. This was just an awesome stylistic choice.

- Next bit of awesomeness was the sort of montage that you did after The Bride kills O-Ren. You have Bud saying that woman deserves her revenge, and Elle saying she must suffer til her last breath and The Bride asking Bill how he found her. It was an excellent prelude to the final showdown between Bill and The Bride.

- Lastly, it was nice to have the complete color version of the Crazy 88 fight

You definitely achieved your intention with this edit. This is a more streamlined version that does an excellent job of combining the two movies and giving it a relatively more chronological narrative. A very solid firstling. Nice work!

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A/V Quality: 1080 MP4 file. Good quality, not the greatest. There is artifacting and pixilation but I’ve seen worse. 8/10

Editing: There were two minor errors in the version I approved. The editor told me he fixed them but I haven't double checked. Visual: 9/10, Audio: 9/10

Narrative: I dug the way this was structured. Even though about 40% of the running time was cut, this doesn’t feel too condensed. The characters still have room to breathe and develop without it feeling too action heavy. The sequencing of chapters was well done, but the placement of Chapter 1 felt odd. (The editor told me he changed the placement of Chapter 1 and on paper it sounds good, haven't rewatched edit to check how it flows.)

My favorite parts were the placement of the pregnancy flashback and Chapter 6.

8/10

There were no subtitles for the foreign dialogue. This felt unnatural for me, if it was a creative decision then fine it’ll just get a lower Enjoyment rating. But I would encourage you to include subtitles for the foreign dialogue as an option. It was especially annoying during the Pai Mei segment.

Enjoyment:

This was awesome. Major props for using the Japanese version of Crazy 88 fight.

(1 point deducted for no subtitles on foreign dialogue.)

9/10
Overall rating 
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0
Reviewed by Neglify April 22, 2013
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A/V Quality: 1080 MP4 file. Good quality, not the greatest. There is artifacting and pixilation but I’ve seen worse. 8/10

Editing: There were two minor errors in the version I approved. The editor told me he fixed them but I haven't double checked. Visual: 9/10, Audio: 9/10

Narrative: I dug the way this was structured. Even though about 40% of the running time was cut, this doesn’t feel too condensed. The characters still have room to breathe and develop without it feeling too action heavy. The sequencing of chapters was well done, but the placement of Chapter 1 felt odd. (The editor told me he changed the placement of Chapter 1 and on paper it sounds good, haven't rewatched edit to check how it flows.)

My favorite parts were the placement of the pregnancy flashback and Chapter 6.

8/10

There were no subtitles for the foreign dialogue. This felt unnatural for me, if it was a creative decision then fine it’ll just get a lower Enjoyment rating. But I would encourage you to include subtitles for the foreign dialogue as an option. It was especially annoying during the Pai Mei segment.

Enjoyment:

This was awesome. Major props for using the Japanese version of Crazy 88 fight.

(1 point deducted for no subtitles on foreign dialogue.)

9/10

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