Super 8 Collection Vol. 1: Awful Sci-Fi Films

Super 8 Collection Vol. 1: Awful Sci-Fi Films

 
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Super 8 Collection Vol. 1: Awful Sci-Fi Films
Faneditor Name:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2004, 1993, 1991
Original Running Time:
101 mins, 104 mins, 91 mins
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
74 mins
Brief Synopsis:
Each short has been dramatically cut removing a lot of plot elements to create a shortened narrative which retains the essence of the original film(s).
Intention:
After seeing what Rogue-theX has done with his Super-8 edits, I decided to have a go at doing one myself. I wanted to take what many may consider to be awful films and give them the Super-8 effect and in doing so maybe improving the original.
Special Thanks:
Rogue-theX for watching the various work prints, helping towards the look and feel for a Super-8 fanedit and the dvd cover.
Release Information
PAL DVD-5
Cover art by Rogue-theX (DOWNLOAD HERE) image

AvP short



Robocop 3 short



Highlander II short

User reviews

2 reviews

Overall rating 
 
7.1
Audio/Video Quality 
 
4.5  (2)
Visual Editing 
 
7.5  (2)
Audio Editing 
 
9.0  (2)
Narrative 
 
7.5  (2)
Enjoyment 
 
7.0  (2)
Overall rating 
 
8.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
5.0
Visual Editing 
 
7.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
7.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

Quite liked this presentation. The concept is unique and while the presentation may not be all that clear to watch, the editing is almost never quite as abrupt as other short edits I've watched. The Robocop 3 take is nice and condensed, like flicking through a pulpy comic. I was able to skirt past the overall brightness and took something from the experimental experiance. Never be afraid to deal with different.

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Yes
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MP4/AVI/etc. (HD)
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(Updated: February 25, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
5.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
4.0
Visual Editing 
 
8.0
Audio Editing 
 
8.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
4.0

This was an interesting attempt on paying homage to Super 8 films. Unfortunately I just couldn't get pass the extreme faded grindhouse look of this edit . It is true that Super 8 film digest versions of the past got scratched, had abrupt edits, and were imperfect...but Leeroy has darkened the images to the point of being unbearable to watch. I was a major collector of these Super 8 digest versions and they were always bright and cropped but always preserve the correct aspect ratio which this transfer does not. I would love to see this cut again if these issues are addressed. Another minor issue is the opening with the guys getting stone watching a 16mm millimeter movie not Super 8. How about using a scene from J.J. Abrams "Super 8" instead?

Added comment: I was a bit harsh on my original review especially regarding the editing. I have done a revision regarding this aspect of the edit. Technically the edits were spot on as far as keeping up with the narrative and paying homage to the spirit of Super 8 storytelling. I was biased due to the difficulty that I had with the brightness and visual quality of the edit. To be fair I did recognize that this edit was an interesting attempt and that if the brightness and aspect ratio issue were fixed I would give it another chance.

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No
Format Watched?
DVD
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