Original film name: Sundown: The Vampire In Retreat
New film name: Sundown: Welcome to Purgatory Edition
Film studio name: Vestron Pictures
Original running time: 1h44m
New running time: 1h28
Your intention for this fanedit: Removal of several subplots that simply did not fit the movie.
Hardware and software information (what did you use to create your fanedit): Womble, Photoshop, Vegas, Total Video Converter
Additional Comment: This film could have easily been a cult classic, but alas, the narrative is stretched in too many directions to be effective. By removing the soap operaish family subplots, the movie focuses more on the town itself and it's odd inhabitants.
Time needed for the edition: Over a month off and on.
Please keep in mind that this film is unavailable on LD, VCD, or DVD... the only source used on this was my own VHS rip. As such, the quality isn't up to those standards. Still, this version was made using the best materials available at the time of the edit. Some scenes are dark... others crystal clear. This is unfortunately unavoidable... please do not let it detract from your enjoyment of this, a lost B-movie classic.
Featuring Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead 2) as Robert Van Helsing, David Carradine (Kill Bill) as Jozek Mardulak, and Jim Metzler (Circuitry Man) as David Harrison.
This movie started it\'s life as a mix of family drama and horror comedy... needless to say this edit removes 88.5% of the family drama aspect, leaving us with a horror comedy. Your welcome.
Best viewed late night with a big bowl of popcorn and a love of bad movies.
Cuts removed/added/extended :
Inserted scene with Bruce Campbell's car breaking down to the opening. It gets him into the picture earlier, and makes his character a bit more tenacious in the long run. Ironicly this fits in with existing footage and dialogue to make it appear he has been walking several days to find the town, and not just overnight.
Removed original opening titles and music, replaced with the new theme and the more interesting logo from the end credits.
Removed opening family scene. Elements of it are cannabalized for later scenes.
Removed "gaaaaarlic" take 1, left in the better take. Why both were used is a mystery.
Removed "tucking in the kids" scene, as it detracted from the flow of the movie and conflicted with a later insertion.
Removed "family fight", spliced in the "creepy bedroom" scene from the beginning.
Cut down the secret passage scene to a tolerable level.
Removed Shane and David's "confrontation" at the blood plant.
Removed family argument number two... damn do these people fight.
Removed David's "I'm a giant pussy" speech.
Removed pointless "gone with the wind" reconciliation scene.
Removed David's addendum to the vampire army speech... it felt tacked on in the first place.
Cut down the gas station attack. Seems like the characters are rather unresponsive in the original cut. Now it appears that the attack comes out of nowhere, and is much more effective.
Cut down car crash scene, as it really didn't need 45 seconds of the kids looking bored before the actual crash.
Removed Shane's seduction scene.
Removed "Daddy" scene, had to replace it with a scene of the impending sunrise to maintain pacing.
Updates on this fanedit can be seen on Fanedit.org 's forum page. Comments and criticisms welcome and encouraged.
There will also be a smaller PSP version uploaded soon... for those with "bandwidth issues".