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9.2 3 10
spidermanpilot
FanMix September 06, 2020 4918
Overall rating
 
8.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
7.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
(This review will focus on the VHS version)

When Bobson first announced this project...I admit, I bought into it, I thought he'd discovered something lurking on the 'lost media' wing of the internet and wanted to edit it, but no, turns out this miraculous little thing was of his own design, and boy did he commit to it.

This project shows a considerable range of Bobson's talents and deep love of retro medium. Here he puts together an edit with all the trademark tropes of the VHS tape...bad tracking, jumpy screens, hazy quality, see what happens when you don't take care of your tapes folks? What would have really made my day is that at some point, you find some bum has taped over whole sections of the movie with an episode of a regular tv show, but maybe that would have taken someone out of the immersion.

The attention to detail on how pilot tapes are constructed is also pulled off superbly. If you scour the internet you can find plenty of legitimate pilots that have the same kind of detail before and after the presentation that Bobson obviously took influence from, it is not only entertaining, but informal if you've never seen how one of these things go.

The edit moves at a brisk pace and ends at the right moment, you could technically make a whole mini-series out of this film in the same format and I'd keep coming back for more.

If you're requesting this edit from him, please ask for this version if you can, it's a great insight into the kind of world fans of a previous generation enjoyed their movies, as well as a great insight into a side of television presentation that only bootlegs and leaks over the years have provided for us,

Keep swinging.
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