Reviews written by dwight-fry

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May 18, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.7
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0

Great minds think alike, they say. And I'll be inclined to agree: this cut of Batman '89 was made way before SilentPete knew about my own edit "Batman: Descent Into...

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dwight-fry
May 18, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

I'm so very glad that a Logan's Run edit has been made. An old favorite of mine, I had put this classic 70s anti-utopia on my list of films to...

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dwight-fry
May 07, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Really solid first-time effort by Lantern51, creating a modernized version of A New Hope which would be, I think, mostly recommended to those who want to watch the saga in...

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dwight-fry
May 03, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

The Living Daylights is an entry I've always had mixed feelings about. The good part is that Timothy Dalton is a really excellent Bond, for me second only to Connery,...

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dwight-fry
May 03, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Ah, Thunderball. The first partial misstep in the Bond series. Don't get me wrong, it's still pretty good and it contains some classic 007 moments that are among the best...

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dwight-fry
May 01, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

A great fresh way to revisit the original Terminator. I never had much of a problem with the original FX shots, part of them because I think that they add...

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dwight-fry
April 18, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Double Indemnity is arguably the greatest film noir ever made. For a lot of people at least, including myself. And those who disagree will likely consider it's up there anyway....

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dwight-fry
April 09, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
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10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

In the not too distant future, Next sunday AD, There was someone named SeaCom, Not too different from you or me. ...

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dwight-fry
March 19, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Good times for Bond fans: instead of a really great edit of Live and Let Die, now we have two of them (the other one being MusicEd's Less is Moore...

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dwight-fry
March 19, 2023 (Updated: March 19, 2023)
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

The Man With the Golden Gun is a movie I tend to rate higher than most people, and higher than I probably should, despite its enormous flaws. Mainly because of...

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dwight-fry
March 19, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Live and Let Die has always rated pretty low for me in the Bond ranking, the main reason is that it is frequently at odds with itself, not sure of...

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dwight-fry
February 26, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I've never been so wrong in my life. I mean, I have been following and enjoying the work of Lantern51 for a while now and he has done quite a...

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dwight-fry
February 20, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0

Ah, Red Dragon. Such a missed opportunity. Based on what's likely the best Hannibal Lecter novel, guess it was obligatory to re-adapt with Anthony Hopkins despite having been made into...

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dwight-fry
February 05, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

I consider The Scribbling Man's previous edit of this film, the B+ Movie Cut, to be the definitive version of this Harryhausen classic. So this newer attempt is not something...

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dwight-fry
February 05, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0

Thanks to Paranoid Android we finally have a definitive version of this landmark Western classic and are no longer forced to choose between a better paced cut with a truncated...

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dwight-fry
January 31, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0

This edit made me realize why I always thought the original cut of Being There fell apart in the third act: for the first two acts the satire is ellegant,...

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dwight-fry
January 31, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0

Oh, Requiem for Methuselah. Maybe the most divisive episode of the original series (only The Omega Glory would challenge that). Some people will have it as their favorite (The Warlord),...

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dwight-fry
January 31, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The replacement edit I didn't know I needed. The Man Trap is already a great episode by default, but the restored music cues only make it ever better. It plays...

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dwight-fry
December 04, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0

If there's a big issue dragging down the MCU as a whole, it's the excess of comedy. Along with the frequently formulaic plots (interestingly averted on TV, with shows like...

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dwight-fry
October 27, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0

I've always loved these WWII action/adventure movies from the 60s. They may have little in common with how an actual war develops, but it's so incredibly fun to see our...

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dwight-fry
October 16, 2022 (Updated: October 16, 2022)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
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10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
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10.0

Absolutely the best version that can be rendered out of the 1979 Salem's Lot miniseries. The problem with the full-lenght version is that it's already a very compressed adaptation of...

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dwight-fry
October 09, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Okay, I'll say it: Bionic Bob should be hired as the showrunner for the Arrowverse. Or an advisor for the showrunners, at least. As someone who grew up on a...

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dwight-fry
September 13, 2022 (Updated: September 13, 2022)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
TV-to-Movie

So much fun! From the perspective of someone who doesn't regularly watch the Arrowverse (a bit too heavy on the soap opera side for my tastes) but has had a...

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dwight-fry
September 13, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Outstanding edit, the kind of idea that I wish I had come up with myself. The Truman Show is already a brilliant film in its original version, but I think...

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dwight-fry
September 11, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

There's a classic short story by Roald Dahl about a mother who has lost several infant children already, and is terrified of the idea of losing her newborn baby as...

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dwight-fry
September 09, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

2012's The Amazing Spider-Man is actually one of the better Spidey films overall, but despite that one has to admit that it's all over the place. Too much going on...

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dwight-fry
August 15, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Masterfully created update of a classic fanedit, one of those select few that have transcended our little niche communities and earned mainstream recognition, even from Joel Schumacher himself (even though...

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dwight-fry
July 29, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Extremely well made first time edit! A common criticism upon the release of The Batman, and one I can get behind, was that it was about half an hour too...

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dwight-fry
July 15, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

This is exactly how the theatrical cut should have played. Biographical films too often feel the need to invent made up conflict, without any actual regard to the real people...

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dwight-fry
July 15, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0

THE fanfix. Ten years and many excellent edits later, this is still my favorite fanfix ever, and the best thing that could happen to Lynch's Dune outside of Lynch himself...

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dwight-fry
June 26, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
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10.0

Oh me, oh my, oh me. How to leave a review for this without spoiling it? As, believe me, you want to go into it completely in the dark. There...

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dwight-fry
June 26, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
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10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
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Batman & Robin had.... a decent movie hidden inside???? Yes indeed, and I'm as surprised as you are! It was just a matter of removing...

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dwight-fry
June 23, 2022 (Updated: June 23, 2022)
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

It's not usual, but yes, sometimes two wrongs DO make a right. It's no secret that I'm no Zack Snyder fan: his visual style doesn't click with me, and in...

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dwight-fry
June 02, 2022 (Updated: June 02, 2022)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Be warned: this edit is filled wall-to-wall with bad audio cuts. Why, then, am I giving it a ten in the audio editing department? Because all those terrible cuts are...

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dwight-fry
June 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

This was a well done and certainly interesting approach to one of the weaker Bond films. An approach in which I found a lot to admire, and admire highly, but...

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dwight-fry
June 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Just like the previous review indicates, this is hardly an edit for casual viewers. The pacing inevitably suffers, and it's very unlikely that if Donner had gone ahead and told...

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dwight-fry
April 03, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Back in 2008-9 I actually enjoyed Punisher: War Zone quite a bit. Guess that after hating the insultingly tame 2004 movie so much, anything that came along that felt more...

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dwight-fry
March 27, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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Extended Edition

I've always loved Alligator. One of the most fun and funniest Creature Features of the 1980s, that goes way beyond the apparent Jaws ripoff it is. If one pays attention...

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dwight-fry
March 10, 2022
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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I've always enjoyed You Only Live Twice, but I'll be the first to acknowledge it's less than the sum of its parts. Every scene works individually (with one major exception...

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dwight-fry
March 07, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
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10.0
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Remarkable first-time edit that gives a simple but smart spin to Takahata's ever relevant masterpiece by making it linear, thus hiding the fates of the characters that the original revealed...

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dwight-fry
February 21, 2022 (Updated: February 22, 2022)
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10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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The best of both worlds. It is debatable which of Steven Spielberg's suggested changes (yes, it was him) were for the best and which weren't, but I tend to align...

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dwight-fry
January 27, 2022
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10.0
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10.0
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I have been a Ray Harryhausen fan all my life. But I'm not blind to the fact that, in the non-stop-motion parts, these movies don't always have the best pacing....

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dwight-fry
January 27, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Dune 2000 is one I've always found hard to enjoy. What is good about it is the strenght of the story as told in the book, but taken as cinema......

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dwight-fry
January 27, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
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Cinema is a visual medium, they say. And yet, so frequently, filmmakers appear to be mortally afraid of silence (as in lack of words, not as in complete lack of...

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dwight-fry
December 27, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
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9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
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9.0

I confess: Jim Carrey gets on my nerves. I refer to his usual comedy persona: he has given some strong performances otherwise (The Truman Show, Man on the Moon), but...

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dwight-fry
December 27, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Just when I thought everything had been said, fanedit-wise, about the Killing Joke movie, along comes Wakeupkeo with a fresh take that gives the source a very different feel by...

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dwight-fry
December 14, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
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9.0

Oh, Hook. Where to start with this one. While not Steven Spielberg's worst movie (Indy 4 says hi), it's definitely his weirdest. What is it exactly? An adventure movie, a...

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dwight-fry
December 14, 2021
Overall rating
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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At least until the alleged 4k restoration of the theatrical cut that has been teased by Saul Zaentz's son Paul becomes a reality, this is definitely the best way to...

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dwight-fry
October 21, 2021
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
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Jaws 2 is frequently thrown under the bus as an almost worthless sequel because of the cardinal sin of not being nearly as great as the original Jaws. And to...

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dwight-fry
October 21, 2021
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10.0
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Vengeance of Varos is indeed a truly great Doctor Who story, whose themes come across as relevant even today. Governments as puppets of the corporations, TV entertainment as a cruel...

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