February 25, 2016
Another excellently done Maniac double feature. Like Siege and Snake, John Carpenter films lend themselves well to the format. Again, these would never replace the originals for me but Maniac does a great job in trimming them down to give a great hour long experience. Both of these edits are very well done. Visual editing is seamless. A particular highlight for me was the handling of the diary read scene, very well done. There's a hard audio cut right before the autopsy scene but that's also in the theatrical cut. I would have liked it to have been smoothed a bit but can't really hold it against the editor. The narratives work well and we basically got a best of. Really liked the ending of Shape. Great work all around.