Reviews written by vultural

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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vultural   December 11, 2014
(Updated: December 11, 2014)
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9.7
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9.0
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Overview - One of the better Clive Barker adaptations. This concerns an ambitious, artsy shutterbug trailing a possible homicidal killer (Exceptional use of Vinnie Jones, by the way.)....

vultural   December 06, 2014
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9.4
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9.0
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8.0
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Overview - Overlooked, difficult Cassavetes film about seedy nightclub owner who owes the mob large. Slate will be wiped if he performs a small service. Reference title. ...

vultural   December 01, 2014
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9.7
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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Overview - Stroke of genius, this edit. Chronologically sequencing events from 300 and 300 Rise into one edit was a well conceived, though doubtless very tricky concept to pull...

vultural   November 29, 2014
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8.4
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9.0
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8.0
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0

Overview - The original League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen was a deeply flawed mess, nor an enjoyable one at that. Top heavy with mindless action, it was also hurt by...

vultural   November 29, 2014
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10.0
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10.0
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Overview - Fuse the strongest of the original trilogy with the weakest, redraw Luke’s character so he now carries Anakin’s bad seed, alter Vader’s character, juice the mojo for Fett,...

vultural   November 04, 2014
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Overview - Groundbreaking and fresh when first released, Scream has now been copied and parodied so much that return viewings now seem stale and predictable. Neglify drags a rather...

vultural   November 03, 2014
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9.3
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0

Overview - Overwritten, over-acted, overwrought. Lifeforce was the Swiss knife of Horror/SciFi/Apocalypse rolled into one howling package. That said, it has always been a guilty pleasure of mine,...

FanMix
vultural   October 17, 2014
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8.8
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9.0
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9.0
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Overview - Hard to improve on a definitive classic. Jackson’s relies on recreating deleted footage, as well as scenes excised before filming. Also, his Kong is not some...

Shorts
vultural   October 12, 2014
(Updated: October 12, 2014)
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7.8
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0
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7.0
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8.0

A solid short, yet suffers in comparison with Mayhem & Mistletoe. Unfortunately, whoever organized this consecution placed this immediately after ThrowgnCpr's edit. This is virtually the exact story,...

vultural   October 10, 2014
(Updated: October 10, 2014)
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8.3
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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Overview - I saw Mimic during a preview, Del Toro was in attendance to field questions, including the ever popular, "Is this film autobiographical?" It played well enough...

vultural   September 27, 2014
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9.1
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0
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What a great little Christmas card this makes for your favorite Batman fan! Wonderfully decolourized except for the gold, and the red. Oh, those red cat lips. ...

vultural   September 26, 2014
(Updated: September 26, 2014)
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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8.0

Overview - Third part of Nolan’s trilogy was the most ambitious, was the longest, was sluggish, and was weighed down by already irrelevant political stances. njvc made judicious edits,...

vultural   September 24, 2014
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6.7
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7.0
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7.0
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7.0
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8.0
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6.0

OK at best. Disjointed editing. Characters completely non developed, with no outward motivation. Noted. Rewatched a second time, this time viewing it as a cartoon. ...

vultural   September 21, 2014
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8.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
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7.0
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9.0
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8.0
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9.0

Unfamiliar with the source material - never heard of, let alone saw - Birds Of Prey. The video quality was poor, the editing a bit heavy handed. Audio...

vultural   September 21, 2014
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3.7
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6.0
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6.0
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4.0
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3.0
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3.0

As my cat would declare, "Holy moly!" The sheer chutzpah of the concept was utterly lost. Initially, I thought this was going to be an infomercial for either...

vultural   September 21, 2014
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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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9.0
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9.0

An outstanding, albeit dark, take on guilt and self-destruction. Video editing terrific. Audio, much less so. Gain should have been increased on material from The Machinist. ...

Shorts
vultural   September 21, 2014
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8.6
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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8.0
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8.0

Seamless editing, visually and sonically. The story did not hold up as well, alas. Instead of viewing this fresh, I applied my knowledge of the source movie to...

vultural   September 17, 2014
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9.1
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0

Overview - The original Paranormal Activity is marred by the godawful “found footage” crutch, unsympathetic, foolish characters, and a decrepit, snail like pace. Frantic Canadian’s edit trims 12 minutes...

vultural   September 17, 2014
Overall rating 
 
9.3
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0

Overview - I am absolutely NOT the Lynch guy. Watched S01 when it initially aired 20+ years ago, and was infuriated with Lynch because he did not (or could...

vultural   September 03, 2014
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9.5
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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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Overview - Frighteners is one of those Horror films I watch every couple of years. Peter Jackson’s career was ascending rapidly at this stage, having nailed a hit with...

vultural   August 22, 2014
(Updated: August 22, 2014)
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8.3
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9.0
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7.0
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9.0
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Overview - Flash Gordon was one of a fistful of films that emerged after the Star Wars phenomena. Many were rushed Hollywood SciFi scripts (eg: Black Hole, Meteor, Saturn...

vultural   August 18, 2014
(Updated: August 18, 2014)
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9.0
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9.0
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Overview - TM2YC selected two of the weakest Doctor Who entries, the stand alone movies with Peter Cushing, and reedited each into three episodes, in keeping with the BBC series....

vultural   August 09, 2014
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8.4
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9.0
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8.0
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Overview - Intending to overhaul the Matrix trilogy, Wraith follows the road less traveled and merges the three films into one. Reloaded and Revolutions was where the original series...

vultural   July 25, 2014
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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

Overview - Thunderball was a fine followup to Goldfinger. The style and tone of the film were peerless, and it was the last Bond in which Connery seemed committed....

vultural   July 20, 2014
(Updated: July 20, 2014)
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9.2
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0
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Overview - Intriguing followup to T2 featured interesting plot twists to resurrect the narrative. The film was overlong, however, the characters unlikeable and unsympathetic, and humour elements mishandled and...

vultural   July 19, 2014
(Updated: July 19, 2014)
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9.3
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0

Overview - Anticipated release back in its day, Waterworld proved disappointing for many. Overlong, poorly directed, oft times a soggy mess, it was, nevertheless, embraced by fans for action...

vultural   July 10, 2014
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8.3
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8.0
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8.0
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9.0
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8.0

Problematic edit for me. Seemed more a reduction of the original dark colour scheme to pure black n white. Video - I found the majority of...

vultural   July 09, 2014
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0

Excellent Noir rendition of Blade Runner. Creative, using Roy's, and other replicants, point of view to drive the narrative. Storywise, everything made sense - which is not always...

vultural   July 08, 2014
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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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9.0
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9.0

The original was a disappointing failure, not least of which were inept marketing and odd narrative. If you liked the original, or simply wanted to like the...

vultural   June 28, 2014
(Updated: June 28, 2014)
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9.1
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9.0
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8.0
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9.0
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Didn't care for this a whole lot, but aspects of it kept gnawing away in my mind, so I rewatched it. Twice. Subversive job of turning...

vultural   June 28, 2014
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8.3
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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Pi was one of those films I saw once, "appreciated," and decided never to view again. I stand corrected. A surreal slice n dice interpretation. ...

vultural   June 28, 2014
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9.7
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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A great, tight edit. My favorite from this Consecution. The story was coherent and made logical sense. No character development, but the heist caper was easy to...

vultural   June 26, 2014
Overall rating 
 
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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Mixed bag for me. I found the bookends - opening and closing - truly inspired. Scenes of walkers superimposed against WWII stock, that took my breath away. ...

vultural   May 06, 2014
(Updated: May 06, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
8.3
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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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8.0

First off, thanks to someone who reupped this. Never played the game. Disliked the movie (bought from the $2.00 junk pile) Per the editor's intentions:...

vultural   May 05, 2014
(Updated: May 05, 2014)
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9.5
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0

More enjoyable than I anticipated, much more enjoyable. Sleek, fast moving edit, almost breathless many ways. This really harks back to the earliest SW releases, which echoed old...

vultural   May 01, 2014
(Updated: May 01, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
8.6
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0

This was long, but held my interest throughout. BBob's editing choices were always inventive, often uncanny. Excellent pacing, and the sprawling narrative was generally clean. ...

vultural   February 10, 2014
Overall rating 
 
9.1
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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8.0
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9.0

Wrath of the Augments reflects very solid craftsmanship, typical of BBob. The menu design was nice, and I cannot stress how enjoyable the "bonus", The Eugenics Wars, was. ...

vultural   January 26, 2014
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8.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
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10.0
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8.0
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8.0

I enjoyed Part 2 slightly less than Part 1. The editing was fine, but the Dusty, while nicely marred, was sepia toned, and that just struck me as...

vultural   January 26, 2014
(Updated: January 26, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
8.9
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0
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8.0
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9.0

As others have commented, a really nice edit. All the more so as this negates half of Christensen's part - his voice. I watch a lot of serials,...

vultural   December 12, 2013
Overall rating 
 
8.9
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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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9.0

Really enjoyed this. Much more character focused than the original. Liked that overlong action sequences were trimmed. Never bought the Vesper backstory, not in this nor in...

vultural   December 12, 2013
(Updated: December 12, 2013)
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9.3
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0

I hesitated chasing after this. Wary of yet another franchise edit. Did not care for this on initial viewing. Luckily, Robots Vs Kung Fu was brief, so...

vultural   November 16, 2013
Overall rating 
 
7.3
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8.0
Visual Editing 
 
8.0
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8.0
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7.0
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7.0

Never Say McClory Again by Blofeld’s Cat Hands down, my least favorite 007 film. Connery simply too old. He was 53 at this stage, and...

vultural   November 16, 2013
(Updated: November 16, 2013)
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8.3
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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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8.0

Moonraker edited by MusicEd921 Confession first. I always liked this film. Not because it was a great Bond film, but because it was a...

vultural   November 10, 2013
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8.6
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0
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Cracking good edit, turning Payback into gritty Noir from the 40s. Audio work, great. Nothing sounded out of place or jumps around with gain issues. Video work,...

vultural   November 10, 2013
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9.1
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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Top job and a quality companion to The Shadow Strikes! Cannot stress how enjoyable this was. The audio mix was clear and nicely detailed. Video edits were...

vultural   October 10, 2013
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9.3
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9.0
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9.0
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Only meant to watch one of these, but I got caught up in the spirit and went for the double. Must have been the curry commercial. Leeroy has...

vultural   September 27, 2013
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8.7
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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8.0
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Dark City was one of the touchstones of the early DVD era. The film was embraced by the geeks, and derided by them. Likewise, the pacing and the...

vultural   September 20, 2013
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9.0
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9.0
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This sequel was even more enjoyable than the first installment. Aside from the pesky Jimmy Olsen, all the goofy characters from the first series were dropped in favor of...

vultural   September 06, 2013
Overall rating 
 
9.2
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9.0
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10.0
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Ha ha, one of my better drive-in experiences. None of the, "Why'd you pick this film?" or 'I hope none of my friends see me with you." ...

vultural   September 03, 2013
Overall rating 
 
9.4
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0

Just finished watching this last night. Very, very fine work. Audio and video editing appeared seamless. No oddball scene jumps, no sudden shifts of audio levels. ...

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