Reviews written by garstazi

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December 21, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Many small dialogues trims work wonders here. All of the cringey dialogue bits seem gone. And Jar Jar's one line is gone, always remove him as much as possible. ...

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garstazi
December 19, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Some small edits that definitely improve on the original. All the edits were flawless. DigiModiFicaTion's "Survival Edition" (the alternative version from the same editor)...

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garstazi
December 18, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Removing the Lars farmstead sequence is a great idea; what’s with this series and every character being reborn twice or thrice? Overall, good idea trimming Reva’s scenes. Some other scenes...

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garstazi
December 18, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The action here was insane and frenetic, and the film worked very well like this. The 3 films are great when watched side-by-side, and the entire thing goes...

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garstazi
December 18, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

All the removed secondary plot-points weren’t needed, the story flowed very well. The fanedit is a lot more direct and sometimes frenetic, but with enough scenes in-between...

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garstazi
December 17, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Even with all the material removed, the narrative is cohesive and the story flows perfectly. It’s also a lot more focused and direct, so there are less secondary plot threads...

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garstazi
December 16, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
FanMix

This fanedit definitely improves the narrative, especially the sequel’s terrible pacing. It makes it a better version than the 2 original films. Also, as long...

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garstazi
December 16, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

This is a transformative example of what editing can do, and its potential to change the meaning of a film. There were only a...

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garstazi
December 15, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

This is an interesting premise and it was well executed. The original film’s editing and story just do not work at all, this version sure is one way to fix...

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garstazi
December 15, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Extended Edition

Great job in the addition of all the new scenes, and the new score added to them. Never noticed they were out of place at all. The change...

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garstazi
December 15, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Making Ron less childish and Hermione less angry are definite improvements. Removing the scene when Voldemort has Harry tangled up and ”kinda forgets” about killing him works...

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garstazi
December 15, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Love the color grade, it makes the entire film feel real and more natural. The chronologically order works wonders, here. The (spoilers..…) pivotal event,...

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garstazi
December 12, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

This is the best version. The songs are the part I enjoyed the most, they make this version really shine. Editing looks great throughout it.

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garstazi
December 12, 2023
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Cutting the family part works fine, nothing important is lost. I’m of the opinion that the stupidity about “bees genetically designed to recognize royalty” should...

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garstazi
December 12, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The new score works very well, it was a great choice for this film. The opening shot and its new song give a good preview of the how the score...

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garstazi
December 11, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Removing everything from 'Chronicles of Riddick' makes this a better story, with no unnecessary flashbacks. The viewer can interpret this film as a prequel to 'Chronicles of Riddick', no more...

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garstazi
December 11, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The faucet triggering the flood is actually pretty fun on itself, nice one! I like the new OST (Track 1) being in the background...

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garstazi
December 11, 2023 (Updated: December 15, 2023)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

By removing all of the (redundant) flashbacks and fixing the story to be chronological, the main issues with the original vanish immediately. The film becomes well-paced and the tension gradually...

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garstazi
December 10, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Turning the 2 films into a single chronological narrative works wonders, particularly in increasing the quality of the sequel’s narrative. For me, this turned the sequel into an almost as...

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garstazi
December 09, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

First of all, the insane work that has gone into this is commendable, for sure. Fixing the constant out of pitch singing of Hugh Jackman and Russell...

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garstazi
December 08, 2023 (Updated: December 15, 2023)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I had forgotten how the original ending is bland, boring and predictable as hell; I personally hated it, though it was against the theme and it didn’t make any sense...

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garstazi
December 07, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

That was fun, for sure. The fanedit turned a film that was pretty hit-and-miss for me into a much better one. It’s still not a perfect film, but...

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garstazi
December 07, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

What an edit! It combines all that everyone loved in the original with a few of the good changes in the SE, while removing most of the mistakes...

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garstazi
December 06, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The flow and the pacing are much improved, which is the most important fix that can be done in the slog of the original film. A great example of this...

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garstazi
December 06, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Always a plus when more of Jar Jar is cut, both his childish dialogue and his clown antics. Removing the mumbo-jumbo about Midi-chlorians is also an improvement. ...

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garstazi
December 06, 2023
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
Extended Edition

First of all, what a great transition after the prologue with the static and the 8bit boot screen. Both were excellent choices for this film! ...

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garstazi
December 05, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

First of all, always gone love the crawl! I also like the addition of Corellia. All in all, the many small edits removed unneeded...

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garstazi
December 05, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I didn’t understand the need to repeat the opening scene (which I thought was a great choice, in the first place, for setting the stage for the film), the viewers...

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garstazi
December 04, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

This edit is an interesting take, grabbing stuff from both versions, it turned out really unique. The new “You're the best" song at the end...

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garstazi
December 03, 2023
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

The editing is great, and it was a nice idea to include the scenes from outside the series to achieve a continuous flow of the events. And Gaius Baltar is...

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garstazi
December 03, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Great work in turning this into a more psychedelic, surreal and (in part) experimental film, while removing many of the goofy and cringe-inducing dialogues and scenes. And good riddance to...

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garstazi
December 02, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
FanMix

I agree with previous reviewers here; the editor started from 2 films that were mediocre and managed to grab the best parts of the 2, as well as the best...

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garstazi
December 02, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
FanMix

The black and white idea is a genius solution to the obvious glaring issue of the difference in image quality created by 33 years passing between the two films. And,...

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garstazi
December 02, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

First of all, the editing is perfect. The turning of an apparently simple idea (to create an alternative and more straightforward way to rewatch the film) into this...

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garstazi
November 30, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

This is brilliantly edited. The condensed and overlapping lines of dialogue, in theory, could have led to some disjointed and clumsy scenes. The way they...

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garstazi
November 28, 2023
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
7.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

If there was ever a film in need of heavy editing, it is Cloud Atlas. An edit won’t ever be able to fix the...

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garstazi
November 28, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I’m impressed. The extra dialogues add useful information to the plot, they all belong in the film. The edits are perfectly done,...

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garstazi
November 22, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The characters are definitely improved here. Uhura’s annoying tantrums are gone, Spock just has a cleaner arc and Kirk doesn’t jump between an adult and a child...

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garstazi
October 29, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

A great one, truly a Special Edition for the ages

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garstazi
October 27, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I really enjoyed this, much better than both the original and the infamous Extended Edition. The pacing is improved, the changed cuts (mostly done in the middle...

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garstazi
August 02, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

The color grading makes the film better, I like it. The video quality is not perfect, but that’s due to the source. The cuts seemed to flow incredibly...

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garstazi
July 11, 2023 (Updated: July 28, 2023)
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

I enjoyed most of the narrative changes, some fixed plot holes, other removed minor (sometimes major) annoyances. The film is better because of them. The...

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garstazi
July 10, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I watched episodes 1-10 and this project looks great! From what I’ve read on the anime-planet “watching guide”, that served as the inspiration for this,...

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garstazi
June 08, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The new score achieves everything that’s possible within this film, and the feel and atmosphere of it becomes incredible. The score is mesmerizing, ethereal, celestial… It changes the film for...

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garstazi
June 08, 2023 (Updated: June 08, 2023)
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

In terms of narrative arc, the film works really well like this. Nothing seems to be missing. It’s focused, it flows and it provides a crazy funny experience from start...

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garstazi
June 08, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
FanFix

The idea of refocusing the story on Mathilda works wonders. The changes at the start also improve the character arc of Leon, he’s more mysterious and unknowable now. ...

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garstazi
April 28, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The beginning works better like this, it was a good idea to change it. There’s a lot less dialogue in the edit, and...

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garstazi
April 11, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

I didn’t enjoy the original film that much, one of the main reasons being the constant chronological inaccuracies and factual mistakes, which in my opinion should be minimal in a...

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garstazi
April 10, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Bane is gone, and good riddance; his character arch was the most annoying and nonsensical of the original film. Without him, the main story is pretty much the same. ...

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garstazi
April 09, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
FanMix

Great choice on removing Irene and just leaving a small portion of the scenes with Benicio. It turns this into a different film, darker, heavier and even a bit bloodier....

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