Reviews written by the-scribbling-man

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June 28, 2022 (Updated: June 28, 2022)
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I've been away from the forums for a bit and will be running away again after I drop this review. Life has demanded it. But I saw the release for...

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the-scribbling-man
May 06, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
7.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Disclaimer: I've seen the theatrical cut once and Hal's edit once, so I am not crazy familiar with the material. Frankly, the editing felt botched in the theatrical, so if...

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the-scribbling-man
May 04, 2022 (Updated: May 04, 2022)
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

QUALITY I watched the largest file size available and it looked excellent. No complaints. Surround sound too - yay! ...

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the-scribbling-man
April 17, 2022
Overall rating
 
7.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

QUALITY Quality is decent. The cropping to 16:9 naturally means a reduced resolution. VISUAL EDITING ...

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the-scribbling-man
April 07, 2022
Overall rating
 
7.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
7.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

QUALITY Quality is decent overall, but some odd scenes look to be more heavily compressed with some noticeable artifacts. I know that trailers are used...

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the-scribbling-man
April 07, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Meant to watch this a while ago... sorry it took me so long! Been about 8 years since I've seen the theatricals, so hopefully my observations are relatively untainted by...

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the-scribbling-man
March 24, 2022 (Updated: March 24, 2022)
Overall rating
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

QUALITY For me, Glass and Split quality ranges between 8.5 and 9. Some scenes have some visible compression, but generally the footage looks good. Unbreakable...

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the-scribbling-man
March 22, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

I watched through all of the original Twin Peaks and Fire Walk With Me recently. I was going to watch The Missing Pieces before moving onto The Return, but I...

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the-scribbling-man
March 15, 2022 (Updated: March 15, 2022)
Overall rating
 
8.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
7.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

QUALITY Quality is decent, but not peak for an HD source. Visual is a little soft in places and the rich reds of Mars betray...

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the-scribbling-man
March 07, 2022 (Updated: March 07, 2022)
Overall rating
 
8.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

QUALITY Quality is often difficult to rate with a Grindhouse edit... it's MEANT to look bad... right? From my perspective, the majority of this...

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the-scribbling-man
March 05, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

(Ratings are an average, reflecting the overall experience) I have reviewed the shorts separately on their individual pages, so this is really more of...

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the-scribbling-man
February 26, 2022
Overall rating
 
7.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
6.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

This here: the ONLY fan-mix in the Animation Consecution (at least, in the sense of merging unrelated material)! We need more of this kind of thing. I love a good...

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the-scribbling-man
February 26, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

MKV. Generally well put together. There's a drop in quality for a couple of the night shots, but otherwise things look very crisp. I noticed two audio fades, and a...

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the-scribbling-man
February 25, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

Watched the MKV. Some noticeable compression in darker areas, otherwise quality seemed very good. This functioned well enough as a standalone story, but I still...

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the-scribbling-man
February 20, 2022
Overall rating
 
7.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
6.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

This felt pretty rushed, if I'm honest. It starts off with some kind of narrative, but then sort of turns into a fever dream. I wasn't really sure what to...

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the-scribbling-man
February 20, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

The opening prologue is a little choppy visually, but otherwise this works well and I didn't pick up on many transitions. There did seem to be a number of audio...

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the-scribbling-man
February 20, 2022 (Updated: February 20, 2022)
Overall rating
 
6.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
7.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
6.0
Shorts

I hope I don't come across as harsh, but this edit feels like a missed opportunity. What it amounts to is an episode of Futurama cut down to 15 minutes,...

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the-scribbling-man
February 20, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

This is a very effective trimming of a feature film into short format. Nothing felt amiss in the narrative and I didn't notice a single transition. It honestly makes me...

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the-scribbling-man
February 20, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Shorts

I thought that a couple of visual edits/fades were a bit quick, but otherwise, this is a simple and well-executed short. Musical cues are timed well and a clear visual...

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the-scribbling-man
February 20, 2022 (Updated: February 20, 2022)
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

Objectively: This is a simple and concise short made up of material relating to the Ishval war in Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood. I didn't notice any transitions and on a...

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the-scribbling-man
February 11, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
Shorts

Quality is various shades of SD, with occasional issues. Aside from some interlacing, frame-blending and dropped frames, the visual editing is otherwise superb and very creative. The only audio editing...

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the-scribbling-man
February 11, 2022 (Updated: February 11, 2022)
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Use of colour and general visual realisation is excellent. Narrative is simple and concise. SFX sporadically drops out leaving just the score and I noticed one audio transition. A very...

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the-scribbling-man
February 11, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
7.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
Shorts

There are some jarring cuts here and audio levels fluctuate. Sound is much too crisp as well and i think the concept would have been better sold with mono audio...

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the-scribbling-man
February 11, 2022 (Updated: February 11, 2022)
Overall rating
 
7.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0
Shorts

The choice of font and grindhouse effects aren't great. I didn't personally think the music was that appropriate either since it's too consistently lively and not really dynamic enough. Nevertheless,...

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the-scribbling-man
February 11, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Quality is SD with the odd issue, it can be difficult to keep track of what's going on due to quick cuts and shaky-cam footage, and the shift in colour...

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the-scribbling-man
January 05, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Quality: SD source. Looks more or less as good as my DVD. I actually watched the Carnage episodes on Disney Plus afterwards and it looked...

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the-scribbling-man
December 07, 2021 (Updated: December 09, 2021)
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Update 9/12/21 - The only audio transition I picked up is in the original, so rating is updated to 10. The bad fade at 1:30-1:31 and the still image at...

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the-scribbling-man
November 29, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Quality: No obvious signs of compression. Looks as crisp as it should for an HD source of an old b movie. ...

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the-scribbling-man
October 07, 2021
Overall rating
 
7.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Took me far too long to get to this! And I'm sorry I couldn't have seen it sooner. Great to have finally watched it though. ...

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the-scribbling-man
August 11, 2021 (Updated: August 11, 2021)
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

I felt that the visual quality could be relatively soft for an HD edit, which I assume is a result of the choice of sources. I know that a lot...

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the-scribbling-man
August 09, 2021 (Updated: August 09, 2021)
Overall rating
 
6.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
7.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
6.0

I watched a 720p MKV, which I believe is the highest quality available at this point. Source is SD. Visual editing was generally very good,...

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the-scribbling-man
August 07, 2021
Overall rating
 
7.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
7.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

Watching this was a shock. I'd forgotten how bad Spiderman 3 was... regardless, this is a neat, tight little non-linear take on the film. ...

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the-scribbling-man
August 07, 2021 (Updated: August 07, 2021)
Overall rating
 
8.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
FanMix

Personally, I like the theatrical cut and my ultimate preference would be an extended cut with only some minor trims to certain character moments. All the same, I don't deny...

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the-scribbling-man
May 05, 2021
Overall rating
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Quality is excellent. This looks and sounds great. Visual editing is flawless, and regardless of whether it works for you or not, some of...

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the-scribbling-man
May 04, 2021
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Tens across the board. This is very nicely presented. Objectively, I have no real complaints. Possessed has done a great job of merging different...

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the-scribbling-man
May 02, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I've only seen La La Land once before, which meant I was only vaguely familiar with what was being changed. This is often my preferred way to watch fanedits, since...

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the-scribbling-man
March 09, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Saul Bass's only directorial contribution to the world of feature-film is Phase IV - a cerebral, science-fiction horror(?) concerning a dramatic increase in ants' intelligence and ability organise. ...

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the-scribbling-man
December 01, 2020 (Updated: December 01, 2020)
Overall rating
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

I watched the shorter of the two available cuts. Visual quality is good, but not on par with the blu-ray. Artifacting is noticeable in...

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the-scribbling-man
July 09, 2019 (Updated: July 09, 2019)
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Personally, I enjoyed the theatrical cut – so this edit technically wasn’t for me. Having seen the theatrical twice, my feelings towards it have been that the film is messy...

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the-scribbling-man
April 19, 2019
Overall rating
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Audio/Visual Quality: Always an odd one to rate for a grind house edit - picture was actually pretty good, considering the concept. I know that the picture and audio deteriorates...

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the-scribbling-man
July 16, 2018
Overall rating
 
7.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

Quality - Mostly good, though there is a noticeable degradation of quality on many shots due to the zoom ins. The audio bitrate also seemed a bit low on one...

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the-scribbling-man
July 06, 2018
Overall rating
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Quality - Good. A little soft for my liking, but perfectly fine. Visual editing - pretty much flawless, except that the fades on the flashback to...

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the-scribbling-man
July 05, 2018
Overall rating
 
7.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

Massive apology to the editor, whom I promised I would write a review ages ago and just completely forgot. The edit is no longer uber fresh in my mind, but...

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the-scribbling-man
July 04, 2018
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

'"Yib Nub" echoes in my mind.' This is not an easy thing to pull off. Take a classic - arguably untouchable - (in mono) and rescore it...

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the-scribbling-man
May 31, 2018 (Updated: May 31, 2018)
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Great edit. Many subtle changes made that can easily go unnoticed, but a lot of effort was clearly put in (Envy the editor, I do not). I don't agree with...

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the-scribbling-man
May 16, 2018 (Updated: May 16, 2018)
Overall rating
 
7.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
7.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

I'm one of the people who actually liked Prometheus when it came out, although I certainly wasn't blind to its flaws. The story was told in a very convoluted way,...

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the-scribbling-man
April 25, 2018 (Updated: April 25, 2018)
Overall rating
 
7.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
6.0

If you haven’t seen the original edit that this is based on, spoilers follow. Video/audio quality was excellent – no complaints. For what it...

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the-scribbling-man
April 04, 2018
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

I watched the non-purist cut of this (blu-ray) which contained elements from both versions of the film, and I honestly couldn't discern which shots didn't belong to the original. The...

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the-scribbling-man
April 01, 2018
Overall rating
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Well, here it is… Back to the future – THE SERIES; The Hill Valley Chronicles; The epic time-peregrination of Marty McFly; The Scott-tastic, nonsensical, illogical fantasy-science of Doc Brown, serialised...

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the-scribbling-man
April 01, 2018 (Updated: April 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

Initially looking at the cutlist for this, my thoughts were positive, but seeing alot of it in practice, I don't think it works. One reviewer commented saying that...

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