Reviews written by tvs-frink

The Internet Fanedit Database (IFDB) is a database of fanedits vetted by the Fanedit.org Academy. IFDB is intended to provide information about what edits have been made, and allow fans of fanediting a means to review edits that they have seen. Neither IFDB nor its parent site, Fanedit.org, host links or files for fanedits.

IFDB_logo_02 Older edits which pre-date Academy approval may not meet the same quality expectations as newer fanedits, but are grandfathered in as they are part of the fanediting history, and in addition to their own entertainment value, help provide context for the evolution of fanediting as an art and educational exercise.


Below are the types of fanedits we index on IFDb. Click on a category for a description of the edit type:

FanFix

With a FanFix, the editor is typically attempting clean-up or otherwise modify the original so as to make it a more enjoyable viewing experience. Quite often this entails adding and/or removing portions of the movie, reordering scenes and in general, addressing aspects of story and/or character that detract from the movie. In general terms, a FanFix tends to be an effort to polish the movie, often removing contrivances added by studios or filmmakers which interfere with the story. The goal here is not to invent a new movie or narrative, but to clean-up the existing one and hopefully make the movie more enjoyable. Examples of FanFixes are havok1977's Codename: Wolverine, gekko's Mission Impossible 2: Disavowed and The Phantom Editor's Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Edit.

FanMix

Where a FanFix attempts to clean-up a story, a FanMix fanedit instead modifies the story so drastically as to make it a new and unique movie experience. In these "new takes" entire sub-plots and characters can be removed, character motivations changed and new endings created. Famous instances of such new takes include Remixed by Jorge’s The Dark Knight, Jack Marshall’s Star Trek Phase II, and CBB’s Titanic – The Jack Edit.

Extended Edition

Extended Editions (EE) attempt to create the fullest version of a movie as possible using deleted scenes from commercial DVD’s. Similar to the concept of a Director’s cut, EEs look to present all possible material available as an integrated movie-going experience. If a studio releases an official version that incorporates the same material in similar fashion, it is our site policy to remove the fanedit from the site as it can be legally purchased from a retailer. Extended Editions can be include deleted scenes only available in TV versions, such is the case with EEs like Ridgeshark's Army of Darkness: Primitive Screwhead Edition or Tranzor's The Warriors: TV Composite.

Documentary/Review

This particular form of fanedit creates a movie that does exactly as the name implies, documents a particular topic (quite typically a movie) or provides a review of a movie. Both incorporate movie footage and voice-over work that speaks to the events happening on-screen. The intent of these particular edits is not to create a fictional story, but rather inform, illuminate, or otherwise make comment on or about a particular movie, or set of movies.

Shorts

This category takes a movie (or TV show) and turns it into a significantly shorter piece of work, either as a stand-alone short movie, or broken/restructured into a series of edits in either the fashion of episodic television, or old-fashioned movie serials. These edits may modify visual style, or restructure the flow of events, but it is a broad category which allows for a wide-range of freedom and reinterpretation.

Special Projects

Some fan-based projects do not seek to create new, untold or heavily modified versions of a film or show. Special Projects are fanedits in which faneditors infuse personal creative choices to modify the viewing experience, yet are not significantly different from the original. The main purpose of a Special Project is to make minor changes to a movie that don't affect the story or plot too much but change the atmosphere of the movie or create a unique viewing experience.

Preservation

These aren't fanedits per se, but a collection of works not available commercially. These may include behind-the-scenes specials, interviews, outtakes, music videos, guest spots, and more for a particular film. Preservation projects are a means of collecting and preserving as much promotional material as possible for a film that may otherwise be lost.
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tvs-frink   January 07, 2017
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8.9
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10.0
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8.0
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8.0
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9.0
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9.0

Between all the TPM edits I've watched and doing my own TPM edit, I've really been through the ringer when it comes to this movie. So it takes something...

tvs-frink   May 19, 2015
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9.5
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10.0
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8.0
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0

Original review (2009 DVD): First off, the A/V quality has been discussed plenty and all I will say is that it was as I expected. The concerns...

tvs-frink   August 10, 2014
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9.1
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10.0
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8.0
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8.0
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10.0
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9.0

The theatrical version of Cloud Atlas sits on my shelf, unwatched so far. It's a movie that was always on my radar, but I never got around to checking...

tvs-frink   November 09, 2013
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7.5
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8.0
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9.0
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9.0
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7.0
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7.0

I really struggled writing this review. The good news is that the editor succeeds in pulling off a grindhouse version of The Matrix. It's obvious that he...

tvs-frink   July 27, 2013
(Updated: July 27, 2013)
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8.4
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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8.0
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8.0

This is the third edit of Indy 4 I've watched, and while they all have their pluses and minuses, I think this might be my favorite due to the new...

FanMix
tvs-frink   May 18, 2013
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8.6
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9.0
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9.0
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7.0
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8.0
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9.0

For me, this is the kind of project that fanediting is all about, the kind I can share with people who don't know anything about fanediting. It's also the kind...

Documentary/Review
tvs-frink   April 27, 2013
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9.6
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8.0
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10.0
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8.0
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10.0
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10.0

I finally sat down to watch this, and my Jambe Star Wars Documentary Experience (TM) is finally complete. If you've seen Building Empire and/or Returning to Jedi, there's nothing...

tvs-frink   February 23, 2013
(Updated: February 23, 2013)
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7.3
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7.0
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9.0
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6.0
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8.0
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7.0

I finally watched this, and I have to say it's a tough one to review. Overall I think I enjoyed it, and although there were many things that didn't...

tvs-frink   February 17, 2013
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9.2
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0

Finally I can rest easy, knowing there is a competent, well-thought out, enjoyable prequel trilogy for me to watch whenever I choose. A/V quality is top notch, as expected. Of...

tvs-frink   February 02, 2013
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9.2
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0

I know I watched at least one workprint of this edit, maybe two, but watching the final version was long overdue. And today I finally did so. ...

tvs-frink   January 25, 2013
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8.5
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0

Similar to CTRTL's edit of RELOADED, this edit of REVOLUTIONS is a fairly straightforward cut with nothing groundbreaking but a lot of nice minor edits. Video/Audio quality and editing...

tvs-frink   December 07, 2012
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7.8
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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7.0

Wow, what a tough one to review. I'm a big fan of Burton's Batman movies, but Batman himself I can take or leave. I've never read a comic...

tvs-frink   November 25, 2012
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9.2
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0

Rebue: A mind-bending re-imagining of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon through the use of rewritten subtitles. Now a story of drugs, love, sex, and more drugs. ...

tvs-frink   November 22, 2012
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8.6
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8.0
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9.0
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10.0
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8.0

I write this review with mixed emotions. The original War of the Stars remains one of my favorite fanedits ever, and so I was beyond excited for the sequel....

tvs-frink   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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9.0
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9.0

tv's frink - jan 9 2010 I liked this quite a bit. I really enjoyed the original Wall-E until he got off the planet, so for me...

tvs-frink   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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4.0
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4.0

tv's frink - jan 9 2010 I think this was based on the EP 1 deleted scenes doc, but applying it to The Phantom Editor’s EP 2...

tvs-frink   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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9.0
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9.0

tv's frink - jan 9 2010 Loved this! A nice change of pace to throw some comedy in the mix. Although a few jokes fall flat, I...

Shorts
tvs-frink   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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9.0
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9.0

tv's frink - jan 9 2010 Nice work here. I always liked the Clooney version of Solaris and this was really enjoyable to watch and listen too...

tvs-frink   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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4.0
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4.0

tv's frink - jan 9 2010 I don’t think I’m the audience for this. The opening narration was fine. I didn’t mind the idea of the rock...

tvs-frink   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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9.0
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9.0

tv's frink - jan 9 2010 I thought this was very cool. Basically a short story about Hal vs. the Humans. When I got to the end,...

tvs-frink   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

tv's frink - jan 9 2010 Pretty good stuff here. Embiggens, indeed :) A nice action packed piece that kept me engaged. The sound was a 5.1...

tvs-frink   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

tv's frink - jan 8 2010 Wall-E Fantasy by TMBTM: I liked this quite a bit. I really enjoyed the original Wall-E until he got off the...

tvs-frink   September 24, 2012
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
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3.0
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3.0

October 24, 2009 Yikes. I really wanted to like this based on the description. It’s a great idea. But it might have worked a lot better as...

Shorts
tvs-frink   September 24, 2012
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
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9.0
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9.0

October 24, 2009 This was really great. It’s too bad there were two pieces on the project that used such similar stuff, although in the end this...

tvs-frink   September 24, 2012
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
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10.0
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10.0

October 24, 2009 Another great short. Returns is my favorite of all the movies, and to see this in b/w with color highlights was fantastic. I especially...

tvs-frink   September 24, 2012
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
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7.0
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7.0

October 24, 2009 I didn’t realize there was a live action Batman show. It reminded me a bit of a lower budget Smallville. Having never seen this...

tvs-frink   September 24, 2012
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
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5.0
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5.0

October 24, 2009 Meh. I applaud the attempt at using the fourth movie, it took guts. But it just reminded me how awful the movie was. 5...

Shorts
tvs-frink   September 24, 2012
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
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8.0
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October 24, 2009 I liked this a lot. A great idea and it was very well executed. Is it me, or did the animated Bruce Wayne look...

tvs-frink   September 24, 2012
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
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6.0
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6.0

October 24, 2009 This was a very professional and technically impressive edit. Unfortunately, I’m not really a fan of the current Batman films, so I’m probably not...

tvs-frink   September 24, 2012
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
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9.0
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9.0

October 24, 2009 Joker’s origin from the first movie as a TV episode? I loved it! The credits were great, especially the “Dark Knight will return in...

Shorts
tvs-frink   September 24, 2012
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
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10.0
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10.0

October 24, 2009 Wow. I am not much of a Nolan Batman fan, but I loved this! What a wonderful idea and flawlessly executed. 10 Frinks out...

tvs-frink   September 24, 2012
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
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10.0
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10.0

October 24, 2009 What a fantastic idea! And the execution was brilliant. I was a touch confused here and there, mainly due to my unfamiliarity with the...

tvs-frink   September 19, 2012
(Updated: September 19, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

October 24, 2009 This was a very entertaining project. InfoDroid – What a fantastic idea! And the execution was brilliant. I was a touch...

tvs-frink   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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9.0
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9.0

October 24, 2009 While I’m a big fan of Raiders and Crusade, Temple of Doom always left me cold. I actually enjoy Short Round, but Willie drove...

tvs-frink   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

March 21, 2010 I was very pleased with this edit. My first thought with the open was that I didn’t like how the gopher...

tvs-frink   September 10, 2012
(Updated: September 10, 2012)
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9.0
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9.0

Review by TV's Frink — April 3, 2010 @ 11:54 pm This edit is easily my favorite of EP 1. The video, audio, and editing quality are...

tvs-frink   September 09, 2012
(Updated: September 09, 2012)
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7.0
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7.0

Review by TV's Frink — October 24, 2009 @ 3:54 am This is a very solid documentary on Star Wars. I felt it was a little slow...

Documentary/Review
tvs-frink   September 09, 2012
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10.0
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10.0

Review by TV's Frink — October 23, 2009 @ 11:45 pm What a great piece of work! The best fan-made documentary I have seen so far. I...

tvs-frink   September 08, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

Review by TV's Frink — March 7, 2010 @ 5:22 pm This sucker surprised me a few times. First off, I had never watched...

tvs-frink   September 08, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

A pretty good edit of RELOADED. It’s a fairly straightforward cut with few major changes, but a lot of nice minor edits that add up to an enjoyable experience. The...

tvs-frink   September 08, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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10.0
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10.0

The Hacked edits are my favorite of all the Matrix edits, by a country mile. Reloaded Hacked is exactly what I was looking for in a Reloaded edit – some...

tvs-frink   September 07, 2012
(Updated: September 08, 2012)
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9.0
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9.0

My second favorite Matrix edit, after Doctor M’s Hacked. It’s amazing how well this movie works without a single scene in Zion. And bonus points for including subtitles, something I...

tvs-frink   September 03, 2012
(Updated: September 05, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

August 28, 2010 @ 10:44 pm I find Terminator Salvation to be an odd movie – not nearly as bad as many of the reviews I’ve read,...

tvs-frink   September 01, 2012
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9.0
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9.0

March 3, 2010 @ 6:43 am Really enjoyed this one. It flows very smoothly and is much more enjoyable than the retail version. I agree with the...

tvs-frink   August 25, 2012
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9.8
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0

ORIGINAL REVIEW DATE: JANUARY 21, 2010 Imagine if you will, two talented editors. The first, Adywan, takes the Star Wars Special Edition and actually...

tvs-frink   August 18, 2010
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8.9
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8.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0

I’m not an Arnold fan. He’s never offered me anything other than OTT violence and one-liners, which is just not my thing. But I am a big fan of the...

tvs-frink   August 06, 2010
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9.6
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9.0
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8.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0

Are you burned out on Episode I fanedits? First off, quit your complaining, because no one has seen as much of this movie as I have. But beyond that, you...

tvs-frink   January 09, 2010
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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6.0
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6.0

tv's frink - jan 8 2010 I was lukewarm on this one, but only because I’m not an AvP fan so it’s not my cup of tea....

tvs-frink   October 24, 2009
(Updated: August 26, 2012)
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7.6
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7.0
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7.0
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8.0
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7.0
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8.0

This was one of the first fanedits I watched and I really enjoyed it. Neither Batman or Returns need an edit themselves (in my opinion), but the idea of combining...

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