Reviews written by lapis-molari

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November 21, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

That Thing You Do was a fun movie when the Theatrical Cut hit cinemas in 1996. The subsequent Extended Cut. wasn't perfect but did improve the experience. Now DigModiFicaTion gives...

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lapis-molari
October 18, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Dune is a great book. Herbert really nailed it (the later books in the series not so much). Dune is a great movie. Lynch got the world building...

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lapis-molari
May 11, 2020
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Fascinating, Captain. It appears that our first reunion on the big screen was more interesting than the original Starlogs suggested. TM2YC has imperceptibly yet compellingly improved the narrative of our...

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lapis-molari
May 08, 2020
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

I've had a love/hate relationship with this film. It's not the best Bond, but it's the only one I owned on Laserdisc back in the day so I watched it...

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lapis-molari
January 07, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I finally got around to watching this side-by-side with the original version. Without direct comparison, I wasn't able to tell what was edited. @"dkerin" 's editing is just that good!...

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lapis-molari
November 19, 2019 (Updated: November 20, 2019)
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Well, color me impressed: after HAL9000's tour-de-force on the Prequels (they are my go-to versions), he gets closer to my ideal of A New Hope than any other version I've...

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lapis-molari
August 21, 2019 (Updated: August 24, 2019)
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

This edit outshines the original on multiple levels! Don't let the "light trimming" description fool you: the trims may be small, but many. Comparing to the original release, this edit...

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lapis-molari
August 16, 2019
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

This is a joyous surprise. Adding the deleted scenes makes this a better film (significantly so for character development and pacing). The seemingly minor changes on top of that lift...

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lapis-molari
August 09, 2019 (Updated: August 09, 2019)
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

A minimal review for a minimal edit: Bobson improves the film. This edit is better than either 2.0 or 2.1. But seriously, the official Spider-Man 2.1 improved...

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lapis-molari
July 20, 2019 (Updated: July 20, 2019)
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
Shorts

If you have not seen Babylon 5, this will confuse you. If you have seen Babylon 5, 'I, Zathras' will initially feel like you're in The Lodge of Twin Peaks....

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lapis-molari
April 26, 2019
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Problem Eliminator improves on the original. Some edits create big improvements (e.g. the shower on the boat is now enjoyable for the first time), some small. Some edits don't individually...

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lapis-molari
April 22, 2019
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

This is one of those edits that make you go "Well of course someone should make this edit." Many fans, myself included, enjoy the Theatrical Cut more than the Extended...

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lapis-molari
April 08, 2019
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

This is a great Babylon 5 double episode! The break from Part 1 to Part 2 is so perfect that it looks like JMS intended this as a double episode...

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lapis-molari
December 29, 2018
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Sinbad delivers on his promise! More suspense and more urgency, without over-using the split-screen or the clock. They're not gimmicks, they really enhance the experience. The film even could have...

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lapis-molari
December 17, 2018
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Having watched Ancient Lore with the proverbial fine-tooth comb, I am happy to confirm that this Phantom Menace edit has the most interesting, balanced narrative and pacing that I've seen!...

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lapis-molari
October 30, 2018
Overall rating
 
8.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

I love that new movies are made in the Star Wars universe, though they're not as magical for me as the original trilogy that I grew up with. While...

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lapis-molari
September 19, 2018
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

The highlight of this Indy edit has to be the mesmerizing glow of its Nixie tube clock. This tiny detail shows 15MaF's eye for detail, skill, and love for the...

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lapis-molari
August 19, 2018
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Did you fall in love with Middle Earth as a kid, when your parents read Tolkien to you at bedtime? This edit will make you feel like that kid again!...

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lapis-molari
August 17, 2018
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

As a fellow BttF fan, I'm very familiar with the story. The Greater Scott Edition is a tremendously enjoyable ride for everyone who's seen the trilogy before. Is the...

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lapis-molari
June 03, 2018
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Rogue One is a solid, enjoyable Star Wars movie, and TM2YC is an outstanding editor. So my expectations were high going in. Both the movie and editor happily surprised me:...

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lapis-molari
April 03, 2018
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

"Great Scott! I remember this! This is how people used to watch TV. There would be a cliffhanger and you'd wait a week to find out what happened. And...

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lapis-molari
March 07, 2018
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Star Wars: The Clone Wars tells a universal story of war between good and evil, and in that turmoil the daunting challenge to not become that-which-you-fight in Anakin's efforts to...

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lapis-molari
March 07, 2018
Overall rating
 
8.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Star Wars: The Clone Wars tells a universal story of war between good and evil, and in that turmoil the daunting challenge to not become that-which-you-fight in Anakin's efforts to...

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lapis-molari
March 07, 2018
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Star Wars: The Clone Wars tells a universal story of war between good and evil, and in that turmoil the daunting challenge to not become that-which-you-fight in Anakin's efforts to...

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lapis-molari
March 07, 2018 (Updated: March 07, 2018)
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Ditko and Romita fans rejoice: here is your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man! Like other high-school kids, Peter has insecurities, a worried aunt, awkward social dynamics, an infectious youthful exuberance, and a...

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lapis-molari
February 08, 2018
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

This is the go-to version of Cap's Winter Soldier adventure. Video editing is seamless for transitions and quality matching (on a 106" projection). Audio editing is seamless (on a 2.1...

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lapis-molari
February 08, 2018
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

This edit improves on the theatrical release. Here's you definitive version! The added scenes clarify our heroes motivations. The balance between fast-paced action and slower-paced character development...

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lapis-molari
February 07, 2018
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

This is the best version the 2016 Ghostbusters! The extended version was overly long with too many jokes going too long. The theatrical version was shorter, but TM2YC shows that...

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lapis-molari
December 28, 2017
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The 2008 Hulk reboot improved on the 2003 film in several areas. The origin story hewed closer to the comic book original, and Banner closer to Bixby's TV interpretation we...

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lapis-molari
December 28, 2017
Overall rating
 
8.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
6.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

HAL9000's tour-de-force continues with this improvement of Part II. Editing remains outstanding. Trims continue to tighten the story without causing the feeling that you're missing something. Does this...

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lapis-molari
December 28, 2017
Overall rating
 
7.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
5.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

The weakest of the Prequels, HAL9000 elevates this movie from frustrating to acceptable. Other Prequel fanedits cut more, but for my taste HAL9000 cuts better: these are the only edits...

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lapis-molari
December 28, 2017 (Updated: December 28, 2017)
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

HAL9000 gives us a perfect conclusion to the trilogy. After his excellent Parts I and II, this Part III edit elevates the entire trilogy to a higher level through the...

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lapis-molari
December 28, 2017
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

This is my go-to version of RotJ. While Q2's edit doesn't replace the original, it's a fine complement. This surpasses other HD fan-edits to date.

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lapis-molari
December 27, 2017
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

What an improvement! TM2YC's edit convincingly surpasses the original. Audio / video editing is seamless. Amazingly, the only time a visual transition pulled me out of the...

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lapis-molari
December 27, 2017
Overall rating
 
7.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
6.0

Do you want to make a fan-edit? Are you unsure how far you can push the envelope? Watch this Bootstrap Edition for proof-of-concept. Compliments to QuackAtomic for creating a new...

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lapis-molari
December 26, 2017
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Another solid Bond improvement from Last Survivor. This edit convincingly replaces the original. Distractions are removed, we get back to the ultimate Bond girl faster, the...

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lapis-molari
November 24, 2017
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

A clear improvement on the original. GOTG2 felt too long and was full of "the jokes worked well in part 1, let's cram as many as we...

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lapis-molari
November 24, 2017
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Aztek improves on the original, showing that a satisfying edit can be subtle. Technically flawless. The Bjork song greatly improves the opening credits. The...

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lapis-molari
October 24, 2017
Overall rating
 
6.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
5.0
FanMix

SSJ pulls off the impressive feat of reinterpreting the movie. The concept is novel, the execution is impressive, the trimming of blood and violence helps to keep the focus on...

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lapis-molari
October 24, 2017
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
FanFix

Oh yes! This is terrific. Icarus makes this Bond film not just acceptable, this edit makes it enjoyable! Compliments on the narrative. Tightening the pace is spot...

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lapis-molari
October 14, 2017
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Across the board better than the original, and on the whole better than any other Indy 4 fanedit. Q2 strikes the best balance of action, quest, and...

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lapis-molari
October 14, 2017
Overall rating
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Many small improvements, without any grating omissions or transitions. This was my go-to version until I saw Q2's edit. TM2YC's edit remains a convincing improvement on the original....

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lapis-molari
October 14, 2017
Overall rating
 
7.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

A different take on editing Indy 4. Inspired? Yes, adding Orellana's backstory shifts the focus from Indy to the aliens. History, almost, repeats itself: Indy is simply one more...

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lapis-molari
October 14, 2017 (Updated: October 14, 2017)
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
7.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

One of the best Indy 4 edits, a convincing improvement on the original. NJVC's cuts are more aggressive than others and many of them work. I was surprised and impressed...

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lapis-molari
October 12, 2017
Overall rating
 
6.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
6.0
Enjoyment
 
6.0

A valiant effort. Batson reduces the cringe-factor of this movie. Technically, an excellent job. Sadly the narrative is so odious that it continues to ruin my enjoyment of Christopher Reeve's...

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lapis-molari
October 12, 2017
Overall rating
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Dangermouse improves on the original. The flaws of the original are so pervasive, they continue to hamper the story. I agree with much of Batson's review below. If you...

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lapis-molari
October 12, 2017 (Updated: March 20, 2018)
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

You'll believe a man can fly! This edit earns a place in the line-up of Superman movies, replacing much of III and all of IV. Comparing ADigitalMan's...

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lapis-molari
December 20, 2016
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

As a Judge Dredd fan, I wanted the 2012 film to succeed. Karl Urban is very well cast. The story gives us great insight into living IN Mega City One,...

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lapis-molari
December 20, 2016
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

A great take on this fun, underrated, gem of a movie. The new opening sets up the main character much better. Now we only find out later in the story,...

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lapis-molari
December 20, 2016
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

A guilty pleasure. The Man of Bronze leaps off the written page and onto the big screen with his colorful team in tow. Thank you for salvaging Doc's movie adventure...

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lapis-molari
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