When we first watched MAN ON FIRE we were all truly disappointed, because what had started so good (or at least so interesting) turned out to be a very chaotic movie with an unfullfilling end. Of course it is nice that the little girl is alive (how could Hollywood let Dakota Fanning die)and finally rescued, but that is not satsfying in any way. Father dead, family broke, her best friend about to die... the little girl is returning to a world with no future and all the killings of Creasy make just no sense, since the girl is alive... But that was only the first idea and we made a rough edit, as son as the DVD was available with just a different end. Now we watched the movie again and spend sometime planning (you may have realized that this project is for several months in the planning) and deciding and finally we came up with something really great: the story of Creasy, the former assassin, now bodyguard and best friend to the little girl, who gets kidnapped. Our edition stays focussed on Creasy for the entire length of the movie, there is no scene, where Creasy is not present. Of course this meant, we had to cut out a lot of scenes (e.G. Pita's kidnapping) and not all of them were particularly bad (sorry Mickey Rourke, you got one little scene left). But since Tony Scott was so nice and shot every scene involving Creasy so detailed that the scenes where he is not present get explained to him, this really worked out.
Now you get to see a movie with a straightforward plot and you won't miss anything (except for...no spoiling this time). Our edition is 40 minutes short to the original and now has a great length for a Hollywood movie: 103 mins)
143 minutes NTSC 16:9 eng, english subtitles (just for the spanish), english subtitles
5 deleted scenes (re-arranged for context)
trailershow with all 6 CBB trailers
Our previous editions:
1. Hannibal - Hannibalized edition (NTSC)
2. Star Trek -Kirkless Generations (NTSC)
3. The Matrix deZIONized (NTSC)
4. 27 Days later (a.k.a. 28 days later -soldier redux edition) (PAL)
5. Doomed by the Boogeyman (NTSC)
6. High Tension -minus one edit (NTSC)
7. Creasy - a MAN ON FIRE fanmade edition (NTSC)
8. War of the worlds - extinctive cut (NTSC)
9. 13 to 30 extraflirty (NTSC)
10. Violets (NTSC)
11. Jailbird (NTSC)
12. Absolutely Unbreakable (NTSC)
Next to come:
Blade III - behead the king edition
Windtalkers (yet unnamed edition)
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Last edited by BertRoot; 10th June 2008 at 11:11 PM.
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