Reviews written by mnkykungfu

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May 21, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

So, the elephant in the room on this edit is the quality of the scenes added back in: it's pretty awful. Even though the editor warns about this and makes...

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mnkykungfu
May 15, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Seamless addition of the maximum amount of material available for the film, plus a few different shots from trailer and so on that add even more subtle improvements. The twins...

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mnkykungfu
May 09, 2022
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 a great alternative way to watch The Avengers. With a lot of additional material added in, it fleshes out the characters in ways that add a lot of...

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mnkykungfu
May 07, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Documentary/Review

Released in 2011, Jambe Davdar came back after 4 years off to release this "filmumentary" on A New Hope, his magnum opus on the Star Wars trilogy. He had already...

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mnkykungfu
May 07, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
Documentary/Review

In 2007, Jambe Davdar made this sequel documentary to his "Building Empire", released the year before. It uses the same style of running commentary as I described in my review...

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mnkykungfu
May 07, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Documentary/Review

Back in 2006, "Jambe Davdar" (he's listed on IMDB but I'm not sure if it's appropriate to state here) put together this sort of documentary on one of his favorite...

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mnkykungfu
May 07, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

The description for this states that it's over 5 hours long (maybe there's some other version out there?) but what I watched was a single-sitting documentary, 2h50m from starting credits...

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mnkykungfu
May 04, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

It's hard to feel like you're going to be able to improve on one of the best movies of all time, but I think this edit actually does it. ...

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mnkykungfu
May 04, 2022 (Updated: May 04, 2022)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The faneditor's fanedit, this is one that the pros will really appreciate. Sadly, even though I tend to call myself a Star Wars nerd, I noticed probably less than a...

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mnkykungfu
May 03, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

This is an older edit of Revenge of the Sith but a very solid one if you're looking for a light edit. Worth seeking out! ...

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mnkykungfu
May 01, 2022 (Updated: May 01, 2022)
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I"m almost entirely onboard with this edit, with just a couple notable exceptions. Firstly, all edits should take a cue from TM2YC's and use the Portuguese language track...

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mnkykungfu
April 26, 2022 (Updated: April 26, 2022)
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I had to knock points off the score due to consistent audio issues in Part 13 (as well as the "Unused Footage" chapter), so this score could easily jump up...

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mnkykungfu
February 14, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

This is a great edit that I recommend as an alternate way to view the film. People probably remember this movie as a classic '80s romance or rom-com, and this...

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mnkykungfu
February 09, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

This is a great edit that I heartily recommend to anyone who wants some contemplative, old skool sci-fi. It didn't really click with me personally as a film, though. (Full...

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mnkykungfu
February 06, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Earlier versions of this might have been poorer visual quality, but the one I got was seamless. I was relying purely on memory to identify which were the deleted scenes,...

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mnkykungfu
January 08, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Ladyhawke itself is not a movie I have a ton of nostalgia for and I can't say it impressed me that greatly as a film on this rewatch. That said,...

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mnkykungfu
January 07, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Do you really dislike Tron: Legacy? Yes? Then this edit is not going to make you like it. Were you ambivalent about Tron: Legacy? Yes? Then you might...

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mnkykungfu
December 30, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

almightycutie attempts to take Seasons 7 + 8 of GoT and turn it into one solid ending season by jettisoning all the material that didn't work. This means that much...

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mnkykungfu
December 25, 2021 (Updated: December 25, 2021)
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Die Hard happens on Christmas Eve, and if you throw this on at 10:15PM on Christmas Eve, as I did, you'll have a very memorable start to your Christmas at...

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mnkykungfu
December 12, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

As an Extended Edition of Spider-Man: Far From Home, this would be my choice. There are a few more extended/deleted scenes, but honestly they're not all that great and the...

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mnkykungfu
October 09, 2021
Overall rating
 
7.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
6.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

The original film "Silent Hill: Revelations" is objectively not a good movie (full review here: https://letterboxd.com/nottheacademy/film/silent-hill-revelation-3d/), but it did have some interesting visuals and so might make a decently scary...

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mnkykungfu
October 04, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

This edit does exactly what it sets out to do: strips some of the worst humor out of a bad film. As the faneditor mentions, this is a pretty light...

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mnkykungfu
July 28, 2021 (Updated: April 23, 2022)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

TM2YC turns in another one of my favorite fanedits with this carefully-crafted cut of Blade Runner 2049. A film that many people liked but thought felt overly slow or long,...

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mnkykungfu
July 27, 2021
Overall rating
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

I would recommend this edit for the overall grindhouse presentation and for the improved version of Machete, although NOT if you're looking for a better version of Deathproof. ...

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mnkykungfu
June 22, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Like panexis and eternalsage, this is by far my least favorite MCU film. But unlike them, this fanedit does not make Ragnarok watchable for me. As eternalsage said, "crap movie...

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mnkykungfu
June 21, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

A much more complicated edit than Bobson's extended editions of MCU films, and he mostly pulls everything off. My thoughts on the film in general are here: https://letterboxd.com/nottheacademy/film/thor-the-dark-world/ ...

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mnkykungfu
June 20, 2021
Overall rating
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0
Extended Edition

I have to qualify this recommendation based on what you expect. Firstly, I did NOT like this movie. (My review is here: https://letterboxd.com/film/shazam/) If you're expecting that these alternate scenes...

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mnkykungfu
June 19, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I was an early previewer for the mortal-sized edition of this, and my review for it is here: https://ifdb.fanedit.org/thor-odinson/reviews/?user=34747. One of my main issues was in wanting several of these...

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mnkykungfu
June 13, 2021
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Extended Edition

Can't really fault this in any aspect. While not really necessary, all the added scenes are good, they're all incorporated well, and the movie is arguably better for it. I...

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mnkykungfu
May 29, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Shorts

This is going to be basically incomprehensible unless you've seen both the original Back to the Future and Run Lola Run. However, if you remember how both of those plots...

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mnkykungfu
May 28, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

This edit is a "hybrid" between the Theatrical cut and the Extended cut of the film, which means it's basically the extended cut except with all the brutality of the...

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mnkykungfu
May 26, 2021
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

I had the fortune to be able to watch this shortly after it came out, when I was probably way too young for it. Having never seen a war movie...

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mnkykungfu
May 26, 2021
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

This edit is recommended...if you wanted to cut a pretty dumb movie down to the worst 7 minutes. Look, it is what it is, but the idea of editing this...

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mnkykungfu
May 17, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

I had previously seen this footage in ADigitalMan's Escape From New York Extended Edition. It's basically the same thing here, the story of how Snake ends up under the thumb...

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mnkykungfu
May 05, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Some of the previous reviews here some a bit harsh imho. They might scare you off of this film, but I've got to tell you that I watched with three...

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mnkykungfu
May 04, 2021
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

This is a tricky one... I have to say I didn't really enjoy the film all that much (all the reasons why here: https://letterboxd.com/film/the-man-who-knew-too-much-1956/) but that's no fault of the...

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mnkykungfu
May 02, 2021 (Updated: May 02, 2021)
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Another great Bobson edit. I have two quibbles here, but the good so much outweighs the bad that I'd still say this replaces the original cut on the shelf. I...

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mnkykungfu
April 25, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

I liked the original film and like this edit enough to write it up in detail here: https://letterboxd.com/nottheacademy/film/silent-hill/ Main points from that full review are:...

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mnkykungfu
April 24, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Does what it sets out to do, a really nice way to rewatch for hardcore fans. "But what if I'm not a hardcore MST3K fan?" you say. Hmm, then I'd...

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mnkykungfu
April 18, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

One of the most under-rated Marvel films gets a Bobson Cut, which mostly just feels like some extended bits of the same film I knew and loved. (My full review...

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mnkykungfu
April 06, 2021
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I hate seeing a review with perfect 10s because I always think "that can't possibly be a PERFECT film", however, I just can't justify taking a star rating off anywhere....

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mnkykungfu
March 09, 2021 (Updated: March 09, 2021)
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
Extended Edition

I have big issues with the logic in Looper in a number of areas, which I wrote all about in my general review of the film here: https://letterboxd.com/nottheacademy/film/looper/ However,...

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mnkykungfu
March 05, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

I really like the idea behind Father Merrin's fanedit. The Smallville plotline is definitely the strongest aspect of the script for Superman III, and Annette O'Toole is just wonderful as...

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mnkykungfu
February 25, 2021
Overall rating
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

This is a soft recommend for me...it really depends on your tastes. While there are some improvements over the theatrical cut, there are also parts that have been made worse...

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mnkykungfu
February 16, 2021
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I hate when people just give all 10's and say "not much to say, great job!" but here I am. This is exactly what PE's detailed description makes it sound...

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mnkykungfu
February 13, 2021
Overall rating
 
8.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Was finally able to get ahold of this classic edit after, no lie, YEARS of searching. Boy am I glad I did, because it's a shelf-replacer. The standard T4 dvd...

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mnkykungfu
December 28, 2020 (Updated: December 28, 2020)
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
5.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

The only time I've ever had anything negative to say about a Bobson edit! Look, this is a very good movie made even better by the Director's Cut, which Bobson...

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mnkykungfu
December 22, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Watched this for the Christmas season (don't forget that Blofeld's scheme relies on the girls' X-mas presents) after putting it off for some time. I have always said OHMSS is...

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mnkykungfu
November 19, 2020
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

What a throwback! I'm glad this is out there. This show made a surprising impact on me despite only airing for 3 months in 1989. I remember trying to get...

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mnkykungfu
October 31, 2020
Overall rating
 
6.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
6.0
Enjoyment
 
5.0

I've watched all of BionicBob's Star Trek TOS film edits in order, and I have to say that sadly, this was the one that worked least for me. I see...

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