Reviews written by njvc

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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njvc   February 06, 2017
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8.3
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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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7.0

I was really curious to check this edit out, since Ghostbusters (2016) was among my least favourite films of the year. Happy to report that TM2YC has performed some sort...

njvc   February 06, 2017
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10.0
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10.0
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I still enjoy the extended theatrical editions of The Hobbit trilogy, despite their many faults. That being said, the opportunity for a streamlined fanedit is clear, and L8wrtr has brought...

njvc   March 21, 2016
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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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9.0

This is an excellent fanedit, highly recommended. INH5 has improved on the original, and created a technically flawless and highly enjoyable film.

njvc   October 18, 2015
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9.2
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0

I loved this edit. The original cut is grey and dull, bordering on unwatchable. Agent 9 has brought it back to life and truly made it feel like a Superman...

njvc   April 15, 2015
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9.1
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0

This is a wonderful edit of Superman Returns, and does almost everything I would want out of a fanfix of this movie. The restructured narrative is kind...

Extended Edition
njvc   September 07, 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

If you liked Hamlet 2 the first time, you'll enjoy this new edit from TM2YC. It's a very gentle edit, so much so that only a couple of scenes have...

njvc   June 23, 2014
(Updated: June 23, 2014)
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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

This is a wonderful first release by a very promising new editor at fanedit.org. Ranger613 has carefully and skilfully removed many of the elements that weighed...

Shorts
njvc   April 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
9.9
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9.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0

Another mashup editor at the top of his game. Watching this back to back with Rejected was gold. Loved this one from start to finish (although I wish the mention...

Shorts
njvc   April 20, 2014
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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

I long for the day when Blueyoda releases a feature length mashup and wins FEOTY by a record margin. His work here is genius, as per usual.

njvc   April 20, 2014
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5.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
7.0
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4.0
Narrative 
 
5.0
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5.0

I don't really know what to say about this one, except to state the obvious that the 'acting bits' are the worst parts of a Porn Parody... The audio transitions...

njvc   April 20, 2014
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8.2
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
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8.0
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9.0
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8.0
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8.0

Really strong, I actually enjoyed this more than the movies. The only plot issue I noticed was that baby Blade's bloody hand miraculously heals once he leaves home. But overall,...

njvc   April 20, 2014
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8.2
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9.0
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8.0
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9.0
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8.0
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Excellent. Slight plot issue with the Bank already having been robbed by the time spidey shows up, but otherwise a really strong alternate universe take on Spiderman.

njvc   April 20, 2014
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7.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
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9.0
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7.0
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7.0

Nice mashup, but one of the weaker efforts of the bunch. The fight scenes from Daredevil are just terrible, so it doesn't help that a lot of the edit focusses...

njvc   April 20, 2014
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9.2
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
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10.0
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10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
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9.0

Excellent. Rogue-theX truly is the most talented editor I have seen when it comes to re-creating the 'classic' look, including fonts, use of lighting, music - the whole deal. It...

njvc   April 20, 2014
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9.2
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0

This is great stuff. The ability to turn Spiderman 3 into a moody abstract Lynchian nightmare takes serious talent. Well done Mr.Fry

njvc   April 20, 2014
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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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9.0
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9.0

A very strong collection of shorts, for the most part filled with creative and bold choices. A Psychogenic Fugue - This is great stuff. The ability...

njvc   April 20, 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

Very good edit. Agreed with all of the changes, and the picture quality/technical efforts were excellent. I would consider this a replacement version for any future viewings. I still don't...

njvc   April 18, 2014
Overall rating 
 
7.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
7.0
Visual Editing 
 
8.0
Audio Editing 
 
8.0
Narrative 
 
6.0
Enjoyment 
 
7.0

Loss of points for choosing to edit Batman and Robin and for using Comic Sans. Bonus points for including the line, “I don’t suppose they have fax machines on elephants”...

njvc   April 18, 2014
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7.0
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7.0
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8.0
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8.0
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6.0
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7.0

Loss of points for choosing to edit Batman and Robin and for using Comic Sans. Bonus points for including the line, “I don’t suppose they have fax machines on elephants”...

Shorts
njvc   April 18, 2014
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7.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
7.0
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7.0

The concept is an interesting one, but this narrative didn’t quite work for me.

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njvc   April 18, 2014
(Updated: April 18, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
7.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
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9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
7.0
Enjoyment 
 
7.0

Well constructed, but unfortunately not as strong as Mayhem Mistletoe which utilises mostly the same footage to more interesting effect.

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njvc   April 18, 2014
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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

Extremely creative use of live action/animated footage, and a solid coherent narrative. 1 point off for some clunky transitions and fluctuating picture quality between sources and also for the implication...

njvc   April 18, 2014
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6.8
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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6.0
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6.0

A bit disappointing. Felt like a highlights reel of Gordon in Batman Begins rather than a fully formed standalone narrative. Fade to black was used a little too often and...

njvc   April 18, 2014
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7.2
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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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7.0

Tells an iconic story within the Batman universe and works as a standalone story. Let down by poor picture quality/aspect ratio issues, but other than that it worked quite well....

njvc   April 18, 2014
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9.2
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9.0
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10.0
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8.0
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10.0
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9.0

Very well executed, save for a couple of hard audio cuts. I wish this was a tv show! And if it was, this would be a classic episode. ...

njvc   April 18, 2014
Overall rating 
 
2.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
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2.0
Audio Editing 
 
2.0
Narrative 
 
2.0
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2.0

Heavy metal opening. No. Poor quality voice over . Nope. “Assification”. No. Batman and Robin? No.

njvc   April 18, 2014
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9.2
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9.0
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10.0
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8.0
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10.0
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9.0

Exceptionally well done. Loved the use of colour and the short narrative felt complete and satisfying. Like another episode of Joker’s mailbag’s show really! Only a couple of hard audio...

njvc   April 18, 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
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10.0

Amazing. Incredibly original and perfectly executed.

njvc   April 18, 2014
Overall rating 
 
7.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
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8.0
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8.0
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7.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

Pretty solid collection of edits with some great highlights mixed in with some not so great moments. Depths of Darkness – 10/10 Mayhem and Mistletoe –...

njvc   April 16, 2014
Overall rating 
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0

What a great edit. Scrooge is one of my favourite morality tales, and this edit brings out the best aspects of the tale. The use of colour was inspired and...

njvc   April 14, 2014
Overall rating 
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0

This is a great little edit, nip and tucking the film back in line with Roald Dahl's original wishes. Removing the reformed witch subplot and the original ending worked...

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njvc   March 12, 2014
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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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Technically amazing, thought provoking, artistic and original. Hooray!

njvc   February 24, 2014
Overall rating 
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
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10.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
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9.0

This is a great edit for all MASH fans, especially those who loved the 'Henry Era'. Many of the classic moments from these episodes are sewn together into a loose...

njvc   February 24, 2014
Overall rating 
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
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10.0
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8.0
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8.0

I consider Son of Jorel to be the best Superman edit that I have seen, so was not sure if Avid4D's take on a combined Superman 1 and 2 edit...

njvc   February 05, 2014
Overall rating 
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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8.0
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8.0

This was a really fun take on Indy 4 - Highly original, as is the way of TMBTM, and in parts, extremely effective. It's an alternate universe take on the...

njvc   January 12, 2014
Overall rating 
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0

This is an excellent fan-fix. From the excellent integration of the new titles, to the overall tone created by the editor, this is what a fan-edit is all about. ...

njvc   April 18, 2013
(Updated: April 18, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Audio/Video Quality 
 
1.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
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1.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
1.0

More commentaries should be translated into Greek.

njvc   April 18, 2013
Overall rating 
 
8.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
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10.0
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8.0
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8.0

This is a great fan-fix, and a big improvement over the original. Agent9's cuts are smart and well integrated, removing a lot of unnecessary filler and...

FanMix
njvc   March 25, 2013
Overall rating 
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
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9.0

TMBTM makes them like no one else makes them. This is an epic, mind bending, meditative, spiritual, philosophical brain bender of an edit. I loved the ambition and the scope,...

njvc   February 11, 2013
Overall rating 
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0

This edit is a perfect example of why i love fanedits so much. Severian's take on Prometheus is the film I wished we had seen in cinemas. The film is...

njvc   February 03, 2013
Overall rating 
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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8.0

This is a highly ambitious fanedit, and for the most part it works exceptionally well. The vast majority of the edits are fantastic, and create a strong sense of the...

njvc   February 03, 2013
Overall rating 
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

TV to movie fanedits are extremely difficult to do well, and I'm pleased to report that I really enjoyed this edit. There are many fantastic achievements in this ambitious edit,...

njvc   January 29, 2013
Overall rating 
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Rêverie by Rogue-theX. - Excellent. 9/10 I Am Will Smith by Leeroy. - Also very good. Better than the actual film. 8/10 Carry That Weight by...

Shorts
njvc   January 28, 2013
Overall rating 
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
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10.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
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9.0

This was excellent. I'm a sucker for powerful images set against powerful music, and this short has that combo in spades. Great use of multiple sources to create an intense...

njvc   January 24, 2013
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8.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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8.0
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7.0

Like many reviewers, the 1989 Batman is a special one to me. It's the first superhero movie that I remember getting swept up in the marketing campaign for, and feeling...

njvc   September 17, 2012
Overall rating 
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0

TMBTM's edits are really quite excellent, aren't they. I rewatched Jaws the night before watching the Sharksploitation Edit, and was reminded why the original film is so...

njvc   September 10, 2012
Overall rating 
 
10.0
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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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10.0

Having completed his Noir Crime Trilogy, Neglify has since turned his attention to Horror - A genre that he is clearly in love with! First, we had Neg's take...

TV-to-Movie
njvc   September 08, 2012
(Updated: September 11, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
6.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
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9.0
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6.0
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6.0

I watched this last night and wasn't blown away to be honest. I'm intrigued as to why the decision was made to anchor this edit in...

njvc   September 06, 2012
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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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10.0
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10.0

"The structure simply doesn't let any of the characters build an arc of growth or despair; aside from being confusing, the narrative locks us out." - from Roger Ebert's review...

njvc   September 05, 2012
(Updated: September 05, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
8.3
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7.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0

Quite often footage that gets left on the cutting room floor ends up there for a good reason. Having recently seen the Avengers deleted scenes, with the exception of maybe...

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