Title/FanEditor: The Inheritors â€“ A TV Film from the Outer Limits v1 by tranzor
The Edit: The cuts are clean and they flow beautifully. As a TV film, it maintains the old fashioned look and feel of a production from the mid-60s — the commercial fade outs, the melodramatic music, the opening and closing credits. As a TV movie it works. It does not play like two episodes put together, although the short recap mid-way through seems completely out of place and redundant. It is unnecessary. Other than that one instance, I think itâ€™s a great example of editing. ****/*****
Image Quality: The 4:3 picture is excellent. Itâ€™s sharp and clean with deep blacks and bright whites. For a 44 year old show, it looked amazing on my display. Itâ€™s billed as a TV movie so there is no deduction for its aspect ratio. *****/*****
Audio Quality: A well balanced aural experience. Crisp and clear with no hiss. *****/*****
The DVD: Static menu.
Overall Rating: A must for fans of The Outer Limits, Twilight Zone, or Sci-Fi in general. ****/***** (not an average)
Reviewed using Sony 51â€ 16×9 RPTV with Oppo DVD player upconverting to 1080i via DVI and Onkyo 650 Watt 5.1 surround sound
This TV film fanedit in b/w from the original OUTER LIMITS runs smoothly through the plot of the original 2 episodes. It is old, it feels old and looks old, but in that is also the charm of nostalgia, when things were way more naive and simple. I was mildly entertained and not too bored watching it. BUT I think it works better as 2 episodes than as a complete movie, because as that it is actually too long. The 2 episodes character enables the audience to take a break, find a new beginning and new excitement. Some things work better if split IMO.
The editing was well done, except for 2 things that I noticed. One fade goes with a score fade that felt artificial and the repeated scene of the brainwaves should have been removed as it was not just redundant, but simply did not belong into a movie.
Overall this is an acceptable fanedit. I have my difficulties calling it a true fanedit, because nothing of any importance was changed or altered, so the idea of tranzor was "just" to combine 2 episodes. The scenes he deleted did neither add nor take away from the story. So by removing them nothing was changed, jsut a bit condensed, which still did not make the movie feel faster paced. Creativity-wise there is actually nothing in it.
Still it gives the audience the chance to watch a nice story of Outer Limits again. A bit condensed, connected to one movie.
editing: 3 of 5 (would be 4, if more creativity was involved),
entertainment: 3 of 5
The image quality is about as in the original episodes. There is a blur in scenes of movement, but it is not the faneditor's fault.
video quality: 4 of 5
The audio quality was good, except for one audio fade that could have been taken better care of.
audio: 4 of 5
The DVD comes with a still main menu, which looks quite nice (good buttons). no chapter menus and an "about" menu. There is no cover art included. My personal judgement: not too bad and not too good.
presentation: 3 of 5
resulting in a 3 of 5 overall rating from me. For me as an owner of the original box set, this does not add anything, but some people might enjoy having these episodes combined to one movie.
This is hereby approved to FANEDIT.ORG.