Reviews written by recordwrangler95

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November 18, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Hugely powerful and terrifying, especially with the added context of Night and Fog and the Nuremberg trial's documentary footage added in. Not an easy watch but as a showcase for...

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recordwrangler95
November 17, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

An excellent edit of a messy, overlong Marvel TV outing. Spence cuts it down to a manageable length and nothing of value is lost, and lots of silly Madripoorian dancing...

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recordwrangler95
November 17, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
FanMix

I love Duel, but this edit does everything is sets out to do, eliminating character altogether and getting right to the point -- a deadly face-off between dualities that ends...

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recordwrangler95
November 17, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

I've long had a love-hate relationship with Taxi Driver, but this edit addresses nearly all of those problems. The ham-fisted narration is gone, the schizophrenic and silly romantic subplot (the...

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recordwrangler95
November 17, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Absolutely accomplishes what it sets out to do, by reducing the bloated Hobbit trilogy to an enjoyable length by cutting out non-sourced sections, and does so with visual enhancements that...

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recordwrangler95
November 17, 2022 (Updated: November 17, 2022)
Overall rating
 
5.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
6.0
Enjoyment
 
3.0

Aside from the usual technical excellence of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's work in their primes, I'm not much of a Killing Joke fan for its darkening ramifications on the...

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recordwrangler95
November 17, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Tremendously effective; whatever is lost by abandoning the ingenious formal experiments of Dunkirk is more than made up by giving what was otherwise a fine but unexpectional biopic (Darkest Hour)...

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recordwrangler95
November 17, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

A truly revelatory edit. I watched this with the commentary on to enjoy Spence's opining about the rampant pacing and structural problems with the movie. As someone who has been...

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recordwrangler95
November 17, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

My personal favourite of the "Craven Trilogy" (I/III/VII) and Ray Danger has managed to push it even further in my regard. Nothing huge but the experience is palpably more enjoyable...

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recordwrangler95
November 17, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
Special Projects

An absolute blast to watch and the definitive way to experience this classic engagement. Just enough of the goofy fantasy sequences/proto-music videos remain (of necessity, as the music plays over...

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recordwrangler95
November 17, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
7.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

In technical terms, this is an edit that definitely shows its age a bit, as the menus require a bit of squinting and the re-integrated deleted scenes are far from...

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recordwrangler95
November 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

Miami Vice is one of those films that has, by turns, been equally underrated and overrated. Overlooked by critics and audiences on release; called one of the greatest action films...

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recordwrangler95
August 02, 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 one goes straight off the deep end into Alien Robot Sasquatch territory -- and I loved it for it. While the 2 previous entries in Bob's series were enjoyable...

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recordwrangler95
August 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
7.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
5.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0
FanMix

A nice bit of retro charm added to an otherwise pointless remake. The shortening of the runtime doesn't hurt either. Not one that I can wholeheartedly recommend but if you're...

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recordwrangler95
August 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I love Psycho II -- maybe more than the original (it's definitely more fun to watch), but Psycho Too is a delightful treat and does a great job of working...

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recordwrangler95
August 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

An absolutely delightful time capsule of a movie. BionicBob does a fantastic job of making a coherent film (a retcon, no less) out of some stray episodes of a decades-old...

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recordwrangler95
August 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

It rules; not sure what else to say, just that this deleted scene-turned-action short should be required viewing before watching Escape From NY, in the vein of The Crimson Permanent...

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recordwrangler95
August 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

No complaints; it had been years since seeing the original but some of the problems addressed in this edit did stick out with me -- what's left is a perfect...

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recordwrangler95
August 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Far from the best Thor movie, but still unfairly maligned, this edit gets the movie much closer to its potential level of quality by streamlining its romance, action and mystery...

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recordwrangler95
August 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Despite my best efforts and the fascinating extras, I've never been able to make it all the way through my Criterion edition of this film, so I'm grateful to TMY2C...

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recordwrangler95
August 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

A slightly overrated (but still enjoyable) entry in the MCU, I didn't pick up on a ton of changes from the original version, except that Bobson added in a plot...

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recordwrangler95
August 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Extended Edition

This moviefilm and especially the grocery store scene make me have smile, pussycat. The alternate ending, while not superior to the original, is pretty...

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recordwrangler95
August 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Just excellent. A movie I used to be obsessed with around the time of its release but I've found difficult to re-watch in subsequent decades for the very reason this...

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recordwrangler95
August 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Extended Edition

Probably the best Michael Mann movie and definitely the best Hannibal Lecter (Lecktor) movie, and now there's even more of it. The edit shows its age a bit on the...

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recordwrangler95
August 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

By all rights, this should be a lot gimmickier than it was, but in the end, the "Twin Peaks" connection is kind of easily sloughed off while watching this edit,...

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recordwrangler95
August 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
6.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

A fever dream version of a Hollywood blockbuster, with backstories and sub-plots stripped out so we can just watch celebrities get tossed around and CGI bit actors get maimed and...

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recordwrangler95
August 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

It's been over a decade since I was bored senseless by my own copy of Heat, so I was definitely looking forward to revisiting it in this pared-down version. While...

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recordwrangler95
August 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
TV-to-Movie

Another blast of 80s fun; I was a little disappointed purely from a "trilogy-viewing" standpoint, I was hoping the episodes contained herein would pick up more of the plot threads...

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recordwrangler95
August 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

A great package, first and foremost, giving viewers a choice of which bonkers extended version of AoD they'd like to view. The only reason to watch the blu-ray or other...

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recordwrangler95
August 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

A slightly extended cut of my favourite and the most focused X-Men movie (albeit not the gritty, Frank Miller-esque yakuza flick it was evidently intended to be), Bobson's additions help...

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recordwrangler95
March 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

As with the original, Tom Sawyer sticks out like a sore American thumb amidst all the iconic British pulp characters, but he's much more tolerable in this version, which moves...

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recordwrangler95
March 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Nothing too drastic in this edit, but rather a number of small changes that add up to a much better version of this inessential but nice-looking Star Wars entry. The...

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recordwrangler95
March 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

An improvement over the "Creature from the Black Lagoon" entry in the B+ Movies series, TISM feels almost like a modern movie with its wealth of visuals and special effects...

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recordwrangler95
March 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

I heartily endorse A Scribbling Man's B+ movie series -- what a fantastic idea, to make older-but-iconic movies (or obscure overlooked ones) punchier and more palatable to modern audiences. Much...

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recordwrangler95
March 02, 2022 (Updated: March 05, 2022)
Overall rating
 
8.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
7.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

A much, much more palatable experience than the original cut, with dumb jokes reduced and a sense of menace maintained throughout. It still feels like a story written by 10...

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recordwrangler95
March 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

The Czech Black Wave's great gift to cinema was art-house trappings and themes mixed with baudy and dark humour, and Milos Forman, the movement's most famous member, has always been...

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recordwrangler95
March 02, 2022 (Updated: March 02, 2022)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I love Memento, and it's neck-and-neck for me as Nolan's masterwork (along with Dunkirk) but it occurs to me every time I watch it that its detractors may have a...

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recordwrangler95
March 02, 2022 (Updated: March 02, 2022)
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Cliche-ridden and packed-to-the-brim with FM radio staples, Miami Vice turns out to nevertheless (or because of those factors) work brilliantly in this TV-to-movie form. This edit doesn't exactly feel like...

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recordwrangler95
March 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

I live in a household divided on the subject of Hook, as I don't have the love for it that a lot of my generational cohort does (although weirdly, I...

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recordwrangler95
March 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

As is usually the case with the best extended cuts, scenes that develop character and/or setting are reinstated to the benefit of the whole. In the case, we get a...

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recordwrangler95
March 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

A terrific package, with extra documentary footage explaining Dredd's backstory to newcomers and casual fans, as well as the history of the troubled production of Judge Dredd. The movie still...

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recordwrangler95
March 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

A solid salvaging of what was good about the recent FF reboot - while the ending seems like less of a cliffhanger and more of a commercial break (Doom re-appearing...

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recordwrangler95
March 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

This ruled exactly as hard as you want it to. Can't think of anything else to say. Possibly the most metal movie ever made with an actual metal soundtrack and...

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recordwrangler95
March 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

The least-favourite of my BTTF films, Bobson's small addition of the marshal-killing scene is nonetheless revelatory in that it shows me that, while the stakes are even more life-and-death here...

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recordwrangler95
March 02, 2022 (Updated: March 02, 2022)
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Not just a vast improvement on the original version, lapis' edit of Incredible Hulk is a tantalizing glimpse of an alternate MCU where the tone is a bit more Edward...

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recordwrangler95
March 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
8.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

A huge improvement all around for one of the weakest MCU movies -- the villains seem more threatening and less comical, and the deleted scenes contribute much needed insight into...

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recordwrangler95
March 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Lots of fun, great dance number added, and the extras were a stoner's cornucopia. Thanks, ADM!

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recordwrangler95
March 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

I love, love, love this kind of edit. Putting a revered, long-running TV franchise/series like this into a more easily digestible (not to mention coherent) form is a real public...

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recordwrangler95
March 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

As expected, great editorial choices by Bobson here, from the use of trailer footage to craft a more fun, less creepy, title sequence, to the excision of that utterly out-of-place...

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recordwrangler95
March 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

This is a film, I have to admit, for which I have a lot of sentimental feelings -- it was always one of my dad's and my favourite movies to...

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