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(Updated: October 28, 2014)
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9.9
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0

The opening animations were quite grand.

I was blown away at the opening. It's very fitting. This guy... was so ridiculous... You'd think their would be some sort of TTWI laws in the future (Time Travel while under the influence).

When the credits started rolling... I was like... Wha!! No way! So I must now make my way to the commentary to see where matrixgrindhouse managed to fit over a half dozen sources into this.

Two thumbs up for enjoyment, narrative, and editing, however, how-come the interlaced release? I did enable bob de-interlacing but it still seemed off. I got over it after a while, but it took a minute. However, matrixgrindhouse is known for things of this nature. It's sort of his signature at this point.

Highly recommended overall, great job.

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Update:

After watching the audio commentary and being told why interlaced was chosen, interlaced makes the most sense. Much of the sources were shot in interlaced, and to preserve quality it was kept as interlaced.

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Thank you for your review! To clear things up: the DVD version of my short is interlaced, because Reno 911! was recorded in an interlaced format as well. Unlike interlaced copies of film media where frames are repeated, a native NTSC interlaced source boasts 60 distinct fields per second. The highest progressive frame rate supported by DVD is 30. For a progressive version on the disc, I would have had to either blend every two fields into one frame (resulting in motion blur), or remove half the fields (resulting in less smooth motion and more jaggies) - I took the later approach for the Vimeo version. A progressive scan deinterlacer (bob is the most common and least processor intensive, I think) will convert the interlaced fields into 60 progressive frames per second.

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(Updated: October 29, 2014)
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8.7
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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9.0

A funny little short. The use of various sources is clever, but sometimes leads to confusion (though I will admit to being very surprised/impressed at the spread of Reno 911 material used). Altogether, an entertaining edit.

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9.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0

This is probably a tie for my favorite (along with Run Marty Run). I've watched this sucker at least a dozen times and I still laugh, even now just thinking about it while writing this review. That matrixgrindhouse... goddammit he's good. The son of a bitch is good.

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8.1
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8.0
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8.0
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9.0
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8.0
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8.0

Had I viewed this in sequence, it might have worked better, taking the piss outta the adjoining shorts, if you life.
Probably not, though.
I’m not a keen enthusiast of trailer parks, white trash, low brow comedy.
Get too much of that on the news, from our beloved celebrities, increasingly from those in charge. Politics, the office, barnyard.
Trying to mash T2 with Reno 911 never worked for an instant with me.
With each new scene, I was reminded of “Robots Vs Kung Fu” and how whip smart that was.
And wasn’t mgh working on a sequel? What do I know.
Anyway, nothing about this short worked for me.
Reno 911 fans, on the other hand, may find this irresistible.

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7.3
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0
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7.0
Enjoyment 
 
7.0

This was a really awesome idea. I enjoyed it but there were parts of the execution that didn't work for me. Obviously it would always be noticeable but I wish there had been a bit more of a coherent look instead of being as jarring of a difference in color, look, etc. The use of multiple sources to tell a pretty coherent story is great. I pretty much laughed throughout which is the idea. :)

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