Reviews written by anarchemist

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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anarchemist   November 03, 2015
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9.5
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0

First, please forgive this rather short review.... I thought this was excellent! Most serious James Bond fans know that this is a good movie and that Lazenby made a...

anarchemist   February 25, 2015
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9.8
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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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This was really great!! I have not watched a new fanedit in a long while, but this one was irresistible. There is no escaping the episodic nature of the source...

FanFix
anarchemist   November 28, 2014
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9.9
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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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I don't have too much to say about this, except that it was truly excellent. Everything you did here worked perfectly. I suppose some editing is noticeable when Bond meets...

FanFix
anarchemist   October 25, 2014
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9.4
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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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9.0

This is the first fanedit that feels entirely like an alternate version of a movie to me. I am a huge music fan and one thing I love to hear...

anarchemist   October 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

It is so tough to review something that has no real flaws! Yes, there is a drop in video quality where deleted scenes are reinserted, but other than that, it...

anarchemist   October 11, 2014
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10.0
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10.0
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I've fallen way behind on reviewing edits that I have watched, and I have watched this one twice. I will keep this short. It is perfect. I had never watched...

FanFix
anarchemist   October 10, 2014
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8.8
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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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8.0

I have been watching a lot of 007 fanedits lately because I consider myself a huge James Bond fan. Yet, every time I watch one, I find myself remembering how...

anarchemist   October 07, 2014
(Updated: October 07, 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've been trying to figure out how to begin this review. I suppose I can start by saying Diamonds Are Forever might be my least favorite Bond movie, certainly my...

anarchemist   September 23, 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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I'm in the throws of a terrible sinus infection, so I will keep this review short--which is pretty easy since there is simply nothing wrong anywhere in the whole edit....

anarchemist   September 01, 2014
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9.7
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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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10.0

The most negative thing I can say about this edit is that Lee Majors really can't sing. Of course, BionicBob can't fix that, but it was a bit painful to...

anarchemist   August 21, 2014
(Updated: August 21, 2014)
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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I will keep this one short. The only thing that could have made this any better would be more shots of Catwoman straddling that motorcycle. Maybe in slow motion. Perhaps...

anarchemist   August 20, 2014
(Updated: August 20, 2014)
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8.8
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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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8.0

I sure miss superheroes and superhero movies that are fun. I guess Iron Man is still fun. But the Christopher Nolan Batman movies, for me, are downright depressing. I suppose...

anarchemist   August 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

This one does replace the original for me. I had read the previous reviews before watching this edit and was prepared for feeling like something would be missing from the...

anarchemist   August 17, 2014
(Updated: August 17, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
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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I loved The Six Million Dollar Man as a kid. I had the cool Steve Austin ...uh, doll, where you could look through the back of his head through his...

anarchemist   August 05, 2014
(Updated: August 05, 2014)
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9.4
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
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"Mona, you're a brick." That line really cracked me up. I am so glad I finally got to check this edit out. My history with Doc Savage consists solely...

anarchemist   July 23, 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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As you can tell by my numerical score, I loved this. But since there is so little wrong, I will start with the small things I didn't love, starting with:...

anarchemist   July 22, 2014
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9.4
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0

Very cool! As has been said, Moonraker isn't one of the better Bond films and even in an excellently edited version like this, it isn't one of the better Bond...

anarchemist   July 21, 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

Excellent edit! I don't know if I am just getting old, but this is THE Superman movie (just as Tim Burton's Batman is THE Batman movie in my...

anarchemist   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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A worthy sequel! And a quick cameo from TV's Frank in a TV's Frink fanedit! All the praise I heaped on part 1 goes for part 2 as well....

anarchemist   July 18, 2014
(Updated: July 19, 2014)
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9.6
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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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TV's Frink, are you an angel? I don't know why I didn't download and watch this sooner! This is the very first time I have EVER managed to make...

anarchemist   July 15, 2014
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8.7
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
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RIP Paula, James Bond's assistant. You didn't know James Bond had an assistant? Not to worry--she wasn't terribly helpful nor around long enough to care about. First, I feel...

anarchemist   July 10, 2014
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8.3
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9.0
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9.0
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I'm learning that some fanedits require something similar to "suspension of disbelief" to really work and to allow the viewer to go along for the ride. This take on the...

anarchemist   July 08, 2014
(Updated: July 08, 2014)
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9.6
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0
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AWESOME! This was fantastic and the high contrast black and white looked amazing. I very highly recommend this edit of this movie. I've never been a huge Blade Runner...

anarchemist   July 07, 2014
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10.0
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10.0
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I've watched all of Bionic Bob's TOS Star Trek edits now, in order, and more or less in a marathon! Every single one of them, for me, was probably...

anarchemist   July 07, 2014
(Updated: July 28, 2014)
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4.2
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10.0
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7.0
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9.0
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3.0
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2.0

I had a hard time with this edit. I felt the connections between the different sources were tenuous, but I think if the length had been shorter I would have...

anarchemist   July 03, 2014
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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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8.0
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9.0

I really loved this edit of the movie. At first, I really missed the Prince song Party Man, but as the movie went forward I realized how out of place...

anarchemist   June 26, 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

At this point my reviews of BionicBob's Star Trek edits are borderline embarrassing, but once again, I enjoyed the heck out of this. I can't imagine anyone is...

anarchemist   June 22, 2014
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9.7
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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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10.0

Another great BionicBob Star trek edit! In general, this may have been my favorite so far--though I have 2 more movies to watch in the series. This movie is...

anarchemist   June 21, 2014
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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

I hate to download and watch something without leaving a review..... But when there is nothing negative to say, I'm at a loss. This was another pretty much perfect...

anarchemist   June 21, 2014
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10.0
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This is a great edit, and IMO, a great movie in this form. It is easy to see why this movie didn't become a blockbuster--there is no finale. There...

anarchemist   June 21, 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

I'm going to keep this one short. This was an excellent edit of a really bad movie. In fact, I had forgotten entirely how bad this movie was! And it...

anarchemist   June 20, 2014
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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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8.0
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9.0

Wow. I quite loved this! Like a lot of other reviewers are saying of themselves, I am also not really a Trekkie, but I eventually watched all of the original...

anarchemist   June 18, 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

I was a huge fan of the TV series MASH. Moreso than the movie, in fact. I thought the look of this was wonderful. It really looked and felt...

anarchemist   June 06, 2014
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10.0
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10.0
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Grindhouse/drive-in is such a great category of fanedit! The flaws become charming! This is the best fanedit I have seen! It's fantastic. I thought...

anarchemist   June 06, 2014
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10.0
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This was a masterpiece*! (*If you like this kind of thing) The great thing about the grindhouse genre of fanedits is that every flaw and imperfection actually...

anarchemist   May 23, 2014
(Updated: May 23, 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

This was so good! I easily prefer it to the theatrical release. There is no contest there. The only small contest, in my mind, is between your edit and njvc's....

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