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December 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 Wrath of Khan" was the first Star Trek I ever saw and it remains one of my favourite films, but I still thought that certain bits and pieces in...

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paranoidandroid
November 27, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The first rescoring project I have seen, generally excellent quality and editing. Only slight issue I found is around 1:04:35, where the original music fades to a rescore piece,...

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paranoidandroid
November 12, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

One of the less common instances where the director’s cut deletes far more than it adds, it is lovely to see everything from this hypnotic film available together here in...

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paranoidandroid
October 31, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

In my view even better than Part 1, nothing missed from the source and all the additional baggage I can remember (albeit from about eight years ago) gone. It...

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paranoidandroid
October 31, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Excellent edit, though I find myself missing a few bits and pieces here and there (a perfect version in my mind needs "Blunt the Knives") this is much more watchable...

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paranoidandroid
October 31, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

While interesting to see the version that people knew and loved for nearly thirty years, this version of A Star is Born does feel truncated if you have seen any...

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paranoidandroid
October 18, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
FanFix

I saw Man of Steel for the first and only time about a year-and-a-half-ago, but while I cannot remember the story in great detail I can recall a sense of...

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paranoidandroid
October 13, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Another great achievement, have long wondered what Donner's original vision would have looked like. I think I still prefer the original theatrical cut however, if for no reason other...

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paranoidandroid
October 08, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Had always avoided versions of Blade Runner with the narration on account of the generally poor reception to it, but on hearing it for the first time here it doesn't...

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paranoidandroid
September 17, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Discovered the film through this site, never seen the original and (going by what others have said) I have no wish to. From the positive...

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paranoidandroid
September 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

As with Don Vito's Opus it is hard for me to decide which approach to the narrative structure best serves the story, which goes to show how strong the...

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paranoidandroid
September 12, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Second viewing of the 1954 film, having been introduced to the story by watching its 1983 restoration and 2018 re-re-remake (of the 1937 original) on consecutive days back in January,...

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paranoidandroid
August 24, 2022 (Updated: August 24, 2022)
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

From a modern perspective 2001: A Space Odyssey is probably in need of a good trim, the then-revolutionary visual and model effects sequences in particular having the potential to test...

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paranoidandroid
August 21, 2022 (Updated: August 22, 2022)
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The first and only way I have seen this section of Twin Peaks so far, the second half of Season 2's reputation had led me to intentionally avoid investing time...

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paranoidandroid
August 21, 2022 (Updated: August 21, 2022)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Looks and sounds excellent, the one cut made was not noticeable, though I am not sure whether it makes for a better or worse film. The stated aim was...

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paranoidandroid
August 20, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

A great piece of work, from the perspective of only having seen the Final Cut before this just felt like a more polished product. Nothing at all to complain...

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paranoidandroid
August 17, 2022
Overall rating
 
7.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

Certainly a novel way of experiencing this episode, the integration of material from other films is an interesting idea (particularly the inclusion of Dooku), but I feel that I lean...

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paranoidandroid
August 14, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Tried watching through Solo a couple of times a while back but would always give up after a few minutes, had a few apprehensions on starting the edit but before...

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paranoidandroid
August 13, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

While I think that 1953's Peter Pan is one of the weakest films in the Disney animated canon (overly cartoony for me and missing so much of the book/play) it...

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paranoidandroid
July 30, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Watched after SUG, again shows just what can be achieved with a skillful hand, the story told with same sources but in a way that leaves you feeling profoundly different....

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paranoidandroid
July 28, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Again one is amazed by how the threads of a story can be unpicked and rewoven to make something spectacular, Have not yet seen Glass but was aware of...

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paranoidandroid
July 28, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Fascinating to see the additional material and chronological ordering, certainly does make you look upon the story differently, but am torn as to whether this works "better" than the original...

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paranoidandroid
July 26, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Second time watching through the original series for me, quite a different perspective when one has prior knowledge. This is an interesting take on the material, a very accomplished...

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paranoidandroid
July 25, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Having never seen the original I cannot speak for any changes made, but their presence is invisible and nothing at any point appears to be missing. ...

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paranoidandroid
July 14, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Can find nothing at all to fault, to utilise the overused phrases the cuts were seamless and it never felt like anything was missing. From all what is said...

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paranoidandroid
July 08, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

The fourth version of Superman II I have seen (after Lester, Donner and Booshman's Redux cuts) and probably the best. Cutting straight to the villains being freed is bold...

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paranoidandroid
July 08, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Quality as good as can be expected, a couple of edits (audio and video) stood out a little but none majorly so. A very accomplished...

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paranoidandroid
June 22, 2022 (Updated: June 22, 2022)
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

First time seeing this edit in any form, thank you Possessed for making it available in such great quality! As I understand the original was...

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paranoidandroid
June 19, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

For anybody who wants to live in the world of Close Encounters for a little longer this edit is certainly worth their time. Watching any of the three official...

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paranoidandroid
June 18, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Being only familiar with the original film through references and parodies, I have been intending to see it for a long while but also waiting for the coincidence of the...

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paranoidandroid
May 23, 2022 (Updated: May 31, 2022)
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

My second viewing of the film, after TM2YC's Theatrical Cut HD Reconstruction, and it is just as excellent. Noticed nothing at fault technically and found no reasons to not...

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paranoidandroid
May 21, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Never seen the theatrical cut, watched this edit immediately after seeing the series for the first time (using MisterCooper's Mid-Season 2 fanfix), and it's absolutely brilliant, cannot see anything that...

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paranoidandroid
May 08, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Had been years since I’d seen the original but could remembered the important story beats and glacial pacing. As with Ed’s edit of “An Unearthly Child”, nowhere at any...

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paranoidandroid
May 08, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Moves along at a nice clip, all edits done well and as far as I can see there is nothing in that aspect to give away the fact that half...

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paranoidandroid
April 25, 2022 (Updated: April 25, 2022)
Overall rating
 
7.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

In his review of Pearl Harbor, Roger Ebert described it as depicting "...a surprise attack on an American love triangle.", not being a fan of Michael Bay I saw no...

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paranoidandroid
April 03, 2022 (Updated: April 03, 2022)
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

After following Peter Jackson's production diaries with excitement throughout 2012, I remember the surprise at the mixed reviews and the disappointment of finally seeing "An Unexpected Journey". The...

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paranoidandroid
April 02, 2022 (Updated: April 02, 2022)
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Would be difficult to believe that more than half an hour has been removed from this film, no loss at all of narrative coherence. Since I only saw it...

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paranoidandroid
April 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
7.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

Excellent video quality, audio occasionally a little muffled and appears to lag slightly but this may be an issue with my playback rather than the edit itself. ...

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paranoidandroid
March 12, 2022 (Updated: March 12, 2022)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

While the plot is still ludicrous upon any examination, no longer does it continually grind to a standstill with awkwardness galore to bring the viewer out of the moment. ...

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paranoidandroid
March 08, 2022 (Updated: March 08, 2022)
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

While the film is still far from perfect in my eyes, the efforts of Ninja-Trix make for a far more watchable time than I anticipated, the lack of frequent narration...

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paranoidandroid
March 01, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Thanks Raki for prompting me to revisit this film, haven’t watched it in nearly eight years! While the technical aspects of this edit are flawless...

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paranoidandroid
February 24, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

One would have hoped that such a project was unnecessary but it's nonetheless a superb piece of work: conforming of the source material to the shorter version is seamless with...

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paranoidandroid
February 19, 2022
Overall rating
 
7.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

Can't find fault with any technical aspects of the edit, no ugly cuts leapt out and AV quality is great. As a fan of RoboCop,...

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paranoidandroid
January 20, 2022
Overall rating
 
7.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

As unfamiliar as I am with the character from the comics (having not read a single one), certain elements of Tim Burton's 1989 Batman never felt quite right to me,...

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paranoidandroid
January 09, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
FanFix

Never saw the original fully through (clips are enough to make me cringe), this edit is actually enjoyable and allows Pierce Brosnan to bow out of the series gracefully. ...

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paranoidandroid
January 09, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

For me the best of the Episode III edits, except for a couple of editing choices this is my ideal version. HAL9000's changes demonstrate how there always was a...

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paranoidandroid
January 09, 2022 (Updated: January 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

Really enjoyed the original film and am fairly surprised that a cut of this kind was not at least provided as a special feature on home media releases. With...

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paranoidandroid
January 09, 2022
Overall rating
 
7.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

Having watched Star Wars I knew I had to see this early work of George Lucas, but with all the reported "enhancements" I once again bought the blu-ray and didn't...

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paranoidandroid
January 09, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

A case where I bought the blu-ray in order to download the FanEdit and didn't watch the disc for about three years, no plans to do this again so mutilated...

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paranoidandroid
January 06, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

This edit introduced me to the Beach Boys before I even watched it, now they are probably my favourite band! I consider the theatrical cut...

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