Three episode Spiderman animated series tightened into a brief feature. For fans, the Venom tales were always favorites.
Video - 720 X 480 AVC. Don't pay attention to the resolution. You won't notice at all. This is an extremely sharp cut. Speaking of which, the cutting is fluid and assured. Original commercial breaks are gone and you don't notice the transitions. A quick glance at the cut-list indicates a number of removals. Again, you do not notice these. This is really fine work.
Audio - 353 kbps AAC. 2 Channel stereo. No subs (ha!). Not much to comment on here. Dialogue is clear, the sound track has limited dynamic range, doubtless source material. As with video aspect, there is nothing jarring or noticeable, such as music ending abruptly with scene change.
Narrative - Being a fix rather than a mix, I expected this to be coherent and it is. To my mind there were too many villains in the cocktail, overkill to be sure. Fun, and as others have noted, nostalgic.
Enjoyment - I got this by accident. I desired PE's Bond short from the other site, but Spidey came instead. (per comments on OT and Reddit, the other site is neglected.) Not to fear, this was a pleasant surprise, and an enjoyable view. I also believe Problem Eliminator sets a good example. Fledgling editors - and PE is a respected and seasoned editor - would be well advised to tackle animation rather than a three hour opus.
This edit is a perfect length, and a wonderful introduction to the original series.
Man I loved this show as a kid and The Venom Saga was always the best storyline. So to see it edited together so seamlessly with just minor edits made it truly awesome. It still has the same charm and engaging story as before, just more focused and made to feel like a direct-to-video movie. Also, just watching it makes you go 'huh, THIS is what Spider-Man 3 (with Tobey Maguire) SHOULD HAVE BEEN!'. Well, for me it now is! In my collection my 2000s Spider-Man movie series goes: Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man: The Alien Costume Recut. Well done, Problem Eliminator!
As a kid I had the "official" edit of this on VHS, it was called "The Venom Saga". This particular edit did many different things in comparison while tightening the pace and minimizing the cheese. While there are some things I miss the cheese (who does not love Venom at the wheel of a truck?), this edit gives the stakes more dramatic significence. A great treat, all it needs now is inserted into an edition of Live and Kicking
this is a fantastic bit of nostalgia. i loved the show back in the day and the removal of the corny-kid dialog and wtf moments (Venom in the pickup truck) did well to elevate it to now, as much as this show can be elevated. audio and video is as good as it gets and there are no detectable cuts, you all know the bits. all the standard television transitions are gone, it is one long narrative. you gotta have a good idea of who everyone is already because there is no introduction given to anyone, but its a great way to revisit this series with one of the best stores. (spider slayers? screw those episodes.)