5 REASONS TO WATCH BOOGEYMAN 2 REDUX
1. BOOGEYMAN 1
The original Boogeyman (1980) is a classic. A fantastic movie! You get to see that movie nearly fully in this Director's Cut of its sequel. Yes, you read that right. While the original sequel (1983) had about half of the movie be flashbacks of the original, this Director's Cut drastically cuts down the sequel's original material and puts even more Boogeyman 1 flashbacks in. Somewhere around 80-90% of the movie is now flashbacks of Boogeyman 1.
2. META NARRATIVE
When this Director's Cut of the sequel to the original isn't showing the original movie, it's showing the director being interrogated about the murders that happened in the original. So, in other words, the director initially made a sequel to his movie that had only about half of it new material, and then made a director's cut of that sequel where he not only replaced the original sequel material with more material from the original movie but also added himself talking in front of a white wall.
It takes a crazy genius to do something like that. RIP Ulli Lommel.
3. BLACK & WHITE STILL SHOTS
Not only the movie is 80-90% flashbacks of the original movie and most of the rest being the director talking to the camera, it also cuts to black and white production stills (or just simple screenshots) from time to time. And no, it's not because it is a making of documentary or anything like that. It is part of the actual narrative. Something about "the memories coming back like still images" or something.
So yes, this director's cut removes a lot of the original sequel content in favor of more footage from the first movie, footage of the director being interrogated and black and white still shots here and there.
But don't worry, the director did actually find a workaround to keep the original sequel content while cutting it off. How? Often when the actual content from the sequel appears on screen it's fast-forwarded at double or triple its original speed.
4. BOOGEYMAN 1, AGAIN
Seriously, look at this! Boogeyman 1 is a fantastic movie and it's always a treat to watch, be it in a sequel or in the director's cut of the sequel.
5. MAKES YOU IMAGINE INTERESTING THINGS
Imagine, say, Steven Spielberg announcing a Director's Cut of Lost World: Jurassic Park.
People would go to theater to watch it. They would be greeted with 80% being the original Jurassic Park, 5% being black and white still shots, 5% being sped-up scenes from the sequel and 10% being Steven Spielberg in front of a white wall defending himself from the accusations of him being the killer in the original Jurassic Park.
It takes a crazy genius to do something like that. Spielberg isn't but Ulli Lommel was!