Thursday, March 13, 2008
"To the NIGHTMARE fans,
There were 3 editors to NIGHTMARE. I rejected the first two editors vision/cuts, they kept printing new work prints to make their cuts, but I rejected them, for they did not shared my vision. Then I brought in Robert T Megginson, whom I trusted to deliver my vision, and he did, for he shared the same thoughts as I. The producers wanted me to deliver a 98 minute film to fill more screening per night, so we never edited a cut any longer than 98 minutes. The version I have seen from Code Red is my final cut/version. This is my vision.
The head showing up twice is my vision to show the madness of George Tatum with all the drugs he is under. If anyone removes this shot repeating, then that is not my cut as I told Meggenson to edit it this way, and I will disown it if it is removed, period.
As for other European cuts with this shot appearing only once, that is not my cut I delivered, as well as the babysitter scene many are talking about where the kids come down to want to watch TV. I never authorized this scene after the credits, the cut I approve is the cut Code Red have shown me, which is the exact same triple X version shown in NY. This is not BLADE RUNNER, where I tried to re cut it three- four times after the release, this version is my final cut.
I wish no more argument regarding this, if you disagree with my cut, I can't help you for I will REFUSE my name being involved in this project if Code Red cuts the head repeating, or add any additional scenes I never approved of. Please understand and respect my vision as a director.Also the transfer is being worked on by my dear friend Jim Markovic, whom I trust will make my film look the best it can on DVD.
So the question is, do we give into your demands to alter the film from Scavolini's vision, thus making him not participate in the project, as well as having to remove his name off the credits, or do we honor his wish?
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
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Sunday, March 2, 2008
Some claim a longer cut exist, with additional footage; Romano replied, "Regarding the scenes which were never edited into the film (scenes with Baird buried in the sand, and others scenes about C.J. hanging himself in front of his friends, etc): I don't know where they are. They were thrown away, discarded, and never edited together as completed scenes. Romano Scavolini "
As for the version we are working on, Scavolini, who has seen it, confirms "AND POSITIVELY, THIS IS THE UNCUT VERSION WHICH WAS RELEASED IN NEW YORK MORE THAN 20 YEARS AGO...SO FEEL FREE TO ANSWER TO YOUR CRITICS THAT I ACCEPT THIS VERSION."
As for the head scene repeating twice, Scavolini told us this was a editing choice by the editor, and quotes " I ACCEPTED ROBERT MARGGISON'S IDEAS AND THIS IS IT."we hope this answers the critics.
Also Romano want you to see the trailer of his new movie, TWO FAMILIES, starring Richard Johnson and Franco Nero! Here is it!