Minus what? Yeah, that's the question, but if you know the original then you may find out, what we took away
and the title will fit nicely.
HIGH TENSION is a great movie. We were thrilled to the bone, the first time we saw it. Unfortunately the director was a bit to ambitious or maybe just not skilled enough to make it believable, but a terrible plot twist spoiled the entire movie and maybe that is why only so few people are talking about it. But before that you saw a horrorthriller like hardly any other, well acted, greatly directed and fantastically scored and edited. The brutality of course is graphic, if not intense if not gory, still it fits and is shocking when it needs to be.
This is our 6th edition and it is the first one we made in different languages to choose from: french, english and german. There is one scene, where our maniac killer talks french, but that is probably ok as it does not matter much what he says anyway (he says: you love her like I do, don't you). We made three major cuts, leaving out the beginning, the telephone scene at the gas station and the entire ending sequence. All these scenes as well as an easteregg can be found on the DVD (in all 3 languages of course), so you won't miss anything AND most importantly know what people talk about when they compare HIGH TENSION to TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE.
Why did we do this? Because we wanted to watch the good parts of this movie again and leave the bad parts out, or even better, make a new watching experience with only the good parts. FOr the ending it was a pity we could not use it, we were planning a lot of keeping parts of it as a dream sequence, but finally decided to leave it out and have a story straight as an arrow, with no twists, no turns and hardly any surprises. Boring? No, we don't think so.
74 minutes NTSC 16:9 eng, fr, ger
3 deleted scenes
animated scene selection menus
For the German version: the German x-rated edition of High Tension is still a cut version. Our edition features 3 minutes of footage that were never shown in German before. The unrated scenes were taken from the french divx AVI that we found on bittorrent. Thanks for sharing.
Our editions so far:
1. Hannibal - Hannibalized edition (NTSC) the old one was (PAL)
2. Star Trek -Kirkless Generations (PAL)
3. The Matrix deZIONized (PAL)
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 - the extinctive cut (NTSC)
Next to follow:
13 growing to 30
Titanic - Jack's story
Thelma and Louise - lss cut
Terminator 3 terminatrixed
The Essence of the Ring
This edit is also participating in the first worldwide fanedit contest on www.originaltrilogy.com.