I have to commend your fanedit on a technical stand point in terms of video and audio quality. The cuts have been smoothed out and the integration of the deleted scenes is unnoticeable, tremendous effort on the cutting of the “choir” scene. The colour correction for the most part looks good, with some scenes looking absolutely fantastic. The “start-of-term feast” and “Quidditch tryouts” scenes come to mind improving on the variety of colours but maintaining a dark overall mood. The removal of the green-haze which plagued the original is gone for the most part, however this has affected the colour of the slytherin robes in some scenes (potions class, start-of-term feast) appearing blue rather than the standard dark green. Although this in my opinion can be completely overlooked as the footage looks stunning.
Unfortunately, (and this is due to a lack of available footage) the film suffers from being quite slow and tedious at times. This is not a fault with your edit it is a problem I have even with the originals portrayal of “story”. I even find it hard to sit through my own edit, in which I was much harsher in cutting and re-ordering scenes and dialogue. However I have to say that your edit does add more weight to Dumbledore’s demise (cutting allusions to Snape) and strengthening the overall narrative. Any Potter Fan looking for a complete and more enjoyable experience over the original will find pleasure here. This film will always been the black sheep for me; short, anti-climatic action scenes, dodgy attempts at humour, unrealistic and out-of-character love scenes (which you nicely did away with.) My experience with “The Half-Blood Prince” is boredom in simple terms, my passion for the books and earlier entries into the film franchise were the only things that held my interest when I first saw the theatrical cut. It weakened my interest for “Potter” for a long time and shied me away from the series in general. But your technically sound cut of the movie and the experience of helping you along the way has re-kindled my enthusiasm for “Harry Potter” and I thank you deeply.