Reviews written by vultural

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June 01, 2018
Overall rating
 
8.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
Shorts

Ambitious short by Adabisi of 2000's "Requiem Of A Dream," focusing on the collapsing relationship between Harry and Marion (Jared Leto and Jennifer Connelly). Straight off - I never...

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vultural
June 01, 2018
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Bittersweet edit of "500 Days Of Summer," focuses less on characters, and more on the arc. Encounter - attraction - fairytale - discomfort. This was a film I...

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vultural
June 01, 2018 (Updated: June 01, 2018)
Overall rating
 
8.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Gore maven Maniac shifts gears and offers an historical edit, interweaving Triumph Of The Will with two horrific concentration camp documentaries. As parable, this might be interpreted as a...

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vultural
June 01, 2018
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Inspired sleight of hand with this, building from "Hi Fidelity," as Rob Gordon counts down his top five breakups. Credit Neglify with pulling together several break up scenes...

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vultural
June 01, 2018
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
7.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Ken Poirier's distillation of Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind is hauntingly effective. It focuses on the breakup / erasure, followed by the all-too-human tendency to cling to cherished...

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vultural
June 01, 2018
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Consecution short. Highly inventive subversion of the dark classic, "Peeping Tom.". I shall not go into the sleight of hand TM2YC employs, but he manages to change this...

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vultural
June 01, 2018
Overall rating
 
7.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

Nope, not that beloved jumble of nonsense by David Fincher. Rather FE badboy Maniac has spliced together SAW and SAW II into a carnage free-for-all. Mr Maniac will...

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vultural
June 01, 2018
Overall rating
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Effective trim of an already shortish horror film. The editor's aim was to carve out the slack bits, and thereby boost the pacing. Nicely done. ...

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vultural
July 30, 2017
Overall rating
 
8.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
FanFix

steFAN creates an interesting mix of the 1977 and 2004 Toolbox Murders. The ‘77 is sleazier, boasts name actors, and nudity. The ‘04, helmed by Tobe Hooper, was...

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vultural
July 24, 2017 (Updated: July 24, 2017)
Overall rating
 
8.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

Note: The DVD fanedit is in PAL format. Pointless remake of incomparable thriller. Overlong, overloud, directed by a hack who seems to assume his audience is...

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vultural
July 22, 2017
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
FanMix

Two John Wick vehicles, no canines, no love interest. Don’t mess with Wick’s car. Period. Know that. Also know he honors his obligations, As with...

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vultural
July 21, 2017 (Updated: July 21, 2017)
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

I first saw Darkman as a first run theatrical with en exceedingly rowdy audience. Shouting at villains, cheering mayhem, really into payback and retribution. This experience coloured my...

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vultural
March 25, 2017 (Updated: March 25, 2017)
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
FanMix

Director Scott apparently has less interest in a direct sequel to Prometheus, at least at this time. Fear not! TMBTM has reedited Prometheus so that its place in...

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vultural
February 22, 2017
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

One can never have too many Silent era productions. Faneditor Paulisdead has not only rendered Coppola’s 1992 Dracula into a silent movie, but he has distilled the running time...

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vultural
January 30, 2017
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Well thought out homage edit from an editor renowned for jests and wordplay. Take the Kurosawa film that inspired Star Wars, replace the score with John Williams music, and...

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vultural
December 04, 2016
Overall rating
 
6.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
6.0
Audio Editing
 
6.0
Narrative
 
6.0
Enjoyment
 
6.0

Recent effort from retired Hollywood director reveals his usual limitations within his hobby. This time out he “combines” the three Harry Palmer (Michael Caine) movies into one viewing “experience.”...

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vultural
October 10, 2016
Overall rating
 
8.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Recut of de Palma’s “Carlito’s Way,” removing the unnecessary love element. What was the point of the romance angle anyway? To lure females into the theater? C’mon,...

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vultural
August 09, 2016
Overall rating
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Score one for sheer chutzpah. Seize Lloyd Webber’s bloated version of his wildly popular musical, trim the fat (almost all dialogue) and sideplots, decolour it so it resembles a...

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vultural
August 06, 2016 (Updated: August 06, 2016)
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
FanMix

Maniac takes Full Metal Jacket, one of my favorite Kubrick films, and prunes it down to two main stories: Parris Island and Hue. Boot camp sadism and guerilla...

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vultural
August 05, 2016
Overall rating
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Overreaching Clive Barker production suffers a boatload of known problems. Targets include an uncharismatic lead who stumbles every single scene he is in, a ridiculous plot that lacks cohesion...

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vultural
July 23, 2016
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
Documentary/Review

Initial doc from Jamie Benning’s Star Wars trilogy is, not surprisingly, the weakest. From the menu design to long stretches with no extras. This installment, while extremely interesting,...

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vultural
July 23, 2016
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Documentary/Review

Second documentary from Jamie Benning’s Star Wars trilogy is another outstanding labor of love. The menu design is better than Jedi, though not as breathtaking as New Hope. ...

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vultural
July 23, 2016 (Updated: July 23, 2016)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Documentary/Review

Final documentary from Jamie Benning’s Star Wars trilogy is arguably the best. Jam packed with extras, boasting an unbeatable menu design. If you can only get one -...

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vultural
April 26, 2016 (Updated: April 26, 2016)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

From the first post of INH5‘s thread, I was in. My collection has numerous lesbian vampire films, highlights include Jess Franco and Jean Rollin, on Laserdisc and DVD. ...

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vultural
April 15, 2016
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Just as wide-eyed Spinal Tap acolytes rever Valhalla for the mere existence of Manowar, so too the burgeoning ranks of fanedit viewers ought to worship TMBTM for this sonic swash...

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vultural
March 07, 2016
Overall rating
 
8.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

When the original was released in 2000, it sent thousands of Asia film fanboys into a tailspin tizzy. “This is going to ruin all our cherished Hong Kong and...

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vultural
March 05, 2016
Overall rating
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

For all its flaws, the best looking of the Terminator flicks, featuring the best battle bots. The story seems written by a drugged out chimp, however. Comments about...

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vultural
February 28, 2016
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

“Its not enough to survive... One has to be worthy of survival. “ Commander William Adama. Sadly, such a notion is not universal. That might...

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vultural
February 23, 2016
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Shorts

From the DVD, Neglify Shorts Vol 1, and the Time Travel Consecution. This was from Timecrimes, a Spanish film I was unfamiliar with. From reading IMDB, I got...

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vultural
February 23, 2016
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
Special Projects

From the DVD, Neglify Shorts Vol 1. Thirty minutes chopped from Milo & Otis with no ill effect or cohesion or enjoyment - if one is so inclined. ...

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vultural
February 23, 2016
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
Shorts

From the DVD, Neglify Shorts Vol 1, though this can also be found on Part of Consecution Six - Shut Up! Great job of condensing Van Sant’s underrated (under-viewed)...

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vultural
February 23, 2016
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Q
Shorts

From the DVD, Neglify Shorts Vol 1. An excellent distillation of Malick’s Tree Of Life. The original film is a so-called masterpiece. Omit the phrase “so-called”...

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vultural
February 07, 2016
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Nice double feature of two Horror flicks. Rabid (Cujo) had arguably the better budget, better cast, and better source material (S King). King’s feature films, however, have a...

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vultural
February 06, 2016
Overall rating
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
FanMix

Editor JobWillins previous edit - Derelict - was an arresting and entertaining comparison of two of the stronger entries in the Alien canon. If anything, Derelict shows how much...

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vultural
January 28, 2016
Overall rating
 
8.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

Rob Zombie’s reboot of the Halloween franchise was dull, bloated, and unnecessary. I have a relative who believes this director is a true artiste, and he keeps sending me...

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vultural
January 06, 2016 (Updated: January 06, 2016)
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
FanFix

Bombastic Bond outing marred by over reliance on explosions over logic and structure. Movie also contains one of the weaker villains, a sad reoccurence. Last Survivor tackles this...

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vultural
December 11, 2015 (Updated: December 12, 2015)
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Major tinkering by one of the site’s best editors. Included is a terrific audio commentary which is particularly enjoyable and entertaining, in which the editor elaborates on alterations and...

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vultural
November 21, 2015 (Updated: November 21, 2015)
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
6.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
FanMix

Yes, that Steven Soderbergh. The adventure classic gets a sonic overhaul. All audio - dialogue, music soundtrack, sound effects - gets wiped. In essence, this is now...

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vultural
November 13, 2015 (Updated: November 13, 2015)
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Documentary/Review

Another labour of love by Jamie Benning and must see for Indiana Jones fans. Imaginative blending of Raiders real-time footage with interviews from numerous sources, as well as pop...

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vultural
November 07, 2015
Overall rating
 
8.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Awesome concept, this. Reworking Raiders Of The Lost Ark into a chapter serial. Appropriate since the Indiana Jones trilogy, and particularly the first movie, was a crackling, state...

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vultural
November 05, 2015
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Brooding, atmospheric black n white rendering of Polanski’s classic. To improve pacing, MusicEd trimmed scenes here and there. Few will notice or mind. No major plot alterations....

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vultural
October 22, 2015
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Nifty reworking of a classic viewed numerous. Edit incorporates plenty of ugly, deleted footage, making the experience greasier and dirtier. No disrespect intended. This is a snickering...

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vultural
October 04, 2015 (Updated: October 05, 2015)
Overall rating
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

A grim overhaul of a muddled SciFi / Horror film. Mollo pulls this out of tech and into fire and blackness, heightening the horror elements with relish. ...

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vultural
September 27, 2015
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

I must confess, my initial notion of Plan 2001 was Dracula, face cloaked by cape, stalking the white concourse of Discovery. How is Adabisi going to carry this off?...

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vultural
September 26, 2015 (Updated: September 26, 2015)
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
7.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Furious edit of Stone’s Killers slices away all lulls, dream sequences, and moralizing. This is a blistering grinder of Tarantino’s original script (which I have not read) that hurtles...

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vultural
September 21, 2015 (Updated: September 21, 2015)
Overall rating
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

A truly inspired concept, as well as a labour of love, from Galactus with generous assistance from MoveAlong and ThrowgnCpr. The intention was to edit footage from the game,...

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vultural
September 20, 2015
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
FanFix

Ingenious reworking of Rob Zombie’s misbegotten Lords Of Salem into a moody silent movie. Zombie’s attempt was laughably pretentious, but steFAN has crafted something between arthouse and indie. ...

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vultural
September 15, 2015
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

With this edit (better definition might be a mix), Siebener concludes his Superman audio trilogy on a peak. This installment focuses on narrative and action. Next to no...

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vultural
September 12, 2015
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Intelligent condensed edition of the heavily padded animated series. smudger9 wisely cut the juvenile elements, as well as Jabba’s kid, choosing to focus on Domino squad. I didn’t...

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vultural
September 09, 2015
Overall rating
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Fan-editor Darth Awesome combines all three Star Wars prequels into a single viewing experience. Running time is two hours forty minutes, with the heaviest trims coming from Phantom Menace....

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