Reviews written by paranoidandroid

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June 08, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Another excellent edit of Episode I, fascinating too to see a version based off an unofficial print scan. Watched the smaller file version, technically all...

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paranoidandroid
June 02, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

The best version of the 2005 musical that I have seen so far (out of an admittedly limited selection), while I don’t enjoy the film in its theatrical state I...

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paranoidandroid
June 02, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

I am rather fond of Mel Brooks’ original version of the Producers, tried once to watch the 2005 musical film but found it just too stagey in its direction and...

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paranoidandroid
June 01, 2024
Overall rating
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

I haven’t seen this film for a good few years, while it may be Disney’s most successful traditionally animated feature I still find Bambi to be my favourite. This...

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paranoidandroid
May 28, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I’ve now watched through Evangelion (series plus EoE) twice, the first time was a few years ago (with the original Japanese and subs) and the second over the past few...

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paranoidandroid
April 30, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Decided to watch this after seeing the first Scribbling Cut (which removes an additional 31 minutes) a little over a week ago, maybe I should have done it the other...

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paranoidandroid
April 22, 2024 (Updated: April 22, 2024)
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Having not seen this film (or the original that this is a remake of) for a few years, I suddenly felt the need for a Hitchcockian thriller and from its...

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paranoidandroid
March 20, 2024
Overall rating
 
8.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

Watched black and white version, cropped to 'scope aspect ratio. I enjoyed this edit more than the original film, which I am admittedly not a...

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paranoidandroid
February 03, 2024
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Very nearly a perfect version for me, once again showing how there is a great story buried in the trilogy that wrapped up ten years ago: have only seen the...

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paranoidandroid
January 20, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

I have never seen the original film, up to this point it has been of little interest to me due to it's unflattering reputation, so it's great to see no...

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paranoidandroid
December 12, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Have avoided the original for a long time, only really seen bits and pieces that highlighted it's reputation as one of the series' weakest entries, so it's wonderful to end...

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paranoidandroid
December 06, 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 can't call myself a Trekkie by any stretch of the imagination, even though I have seen this entry's predecessor at least a dozen times (in various cuts, official and...

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paranoidandroid
November 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

Never seen either of the official cuts, bought the Blu-ray for the sole purpose of seeing this edit after watching Wraith's "Requiem War" distillation of the original trilogy about...

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paranoidandroid
November 18, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
Special Projects

I film that I had only seen once before in its theatrical form and wasn't very fond of, a significant aspect of this was the obvious use of ghost-singers that...

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paranoidandroid
November 02, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

An ambitious project very well realised, nothing to fault visually and very little audio-wise, pretty much a "good bits" condensation of the source films with none of the original cringeworthy...

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paranoidandroid
October 05, 2023
Overall rating
 
8.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Very well done, for the most part this is probably as close to book-accurate as any edit of the film could be without implementing special effects to remove the (already...

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paranoidandroid
September 04, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

The only version of the story I have seen as of this point in time, not exactly the sort of thing I normally enjoy (am not a particular QT fan)...

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paranoidandroid
September 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

A film I was a bit indifferent too when I first saw it for the first and only time a few years ago, but appreciated it more on watching again...

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paranoidandroid
August 11, 2023 (Updated: August 11, 2023)
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
FanFix

To the best of my knowledge, I was introduced to “Garden State” while browsing L8wrtr’s list of edits and stumbling across the page for this one, though it was...

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paranoidandroid
July 30, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Nice to revisit in extended form after not watching for a good few years, definitely pick up more than when I was the age of the target audience! Shame...

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paranoidandroid
July 29, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Second time viewing the film, first time was theatrical cut about 10 months ago and didn't particularly enjoy it. Found it quite a bit better...

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paranoidandroid
July 23, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Really enjoyed it, been a couple of years since I saw it ("The Complete Novel" version) for the first and only time, but remember thinking then that certain choices...

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paranoidandroid
July 22, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

My first time seeing this film in any form, thought it would be a good test of the edit to see how it stood before watching the official Blu-ray. ...

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paranoidandroid
June 02, 2023
Overall rating
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Image quality is fine for the most part, though I noticed a bit of banding in the dark areas: noticed nothing amiss with regards to audio, and could not tell...

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paranoidandroid
May 29, 2023
Overall rating
 
8.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Grew up loving the 2005 film of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, and while I was aware of “Prince Caspian” at the time of its release in 2008...

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paranoidandroid
May 14, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Went into this edit completely blind, having never seen the original nor any idea of what it contained. Suffice it to say that there was little to indicate that...

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paranoidandroid
May 14, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Quite liking Tim Burton’s Batman (particular Dwight Fry’s “Descent into Mystery”) and loving Batman Returns, I have been reluctant to venture into the world of Joel Schumacher and his rather...

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paranoidandroid
May 09, 2023 (Updated: May 09, 2023)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Never seen the theatrical cut but have watched the 1953's Wages of Fear once before, so some parts were not the surprise they would be to a viewer going in...

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paranoidandroid
April 04, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

While admittedly coming from a non-impartial perspective, I really appreciated learning how the components of Wraith's ambitious project to transform WoK came together, it's almost as if the elements got...

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paranoidandroid
March 12, 2023 (Updated: March 20, 2023)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Had only seen one version of this film before, the 94-minute UK/European/International Cut, and that was on TV a few years ago. Didn't particularly enjoy it then, felt somewhat...

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paranoidandroid
February 06, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Although from the wrong era and continent, seeing this presentation brought me right back to watching programs recorded on VHS twenty-odd years ago. The style of the film is...

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paranoidandroid
January 08, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Works well as an alternate (and slightly more novel-accurate) take on the material, although probably unlikely to sway the feelings of those who really disliked the original. I don't...

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paranoidandroid
December 17, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0

Never seen the original, as with a few other entries in the Bond canon avoided because of their less-enthusiastic receptions. The general impression, at least for the first half...

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paranoidandroid
December 13, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

It is nice to see the extra footage included but there were a few times when I was taken out of the moment, from what I understand the Donner Cut...

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paranoidandroid
December 13, 2022 (Updated: December 13, 2022)
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

While not a favourite of my childhood this is still a film that I have fond memories of, even if I haven't seen the original in at least a decade....

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paranoidandroid
December 04, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

"The Wrath of Khan" was the first Star Trek I ever saw and it remains one of my favourite films, but I still thought that certain bits and pieces in...

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paranoidandroid
November 27, 2022 (Updated: April 18, 2023)
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The first rescoring project I have seen, generally excellent quality and editing. Only slight issue I found is around 1:04:35, where the original music fades to a rescore piece,...

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paranoidandroid
November 12, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

One of the less common instances where the director’s cut deletes far more than it adds, it is lovely to see everything from this hypnotic film available together here in...

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paranoidandroid
October 31, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

In my view even better than Part 1, nothing missed from the source and all the additional baggage I can remember (albeit from about eight years ago) gone. It...

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paranoidandroid
October 31, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Excellent edit, though I find myself missing a few bits and pieces here and there (a perfect version in my mind needs "Blunt the Knives") this is much more watchable...

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paranoidandroid
October 31, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

While interesting to see the version that people knew and loved for nearly thirty years, this version of A Star is Born does feel truncated if you have seen any...

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paranoidandroid
October 18, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
FanFix

I saw Man of Steel for the first and only time about a year-and-a-half-ago, but while I cannot remember the story in great detail I can recall a sense of...

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paranoidandroid
October 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

Another great achievement, have long wondered what Donner's original vision would have looked like. I think I still prefer the original theatrical cut however, if for no reason other...

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paranoidandroid
October 08, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Had always avoided versions of Blade Runner with the narration on account of the generally poor reception to it, but on hearing it for the first time here it doesn't...

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paranoidandroid
September 17, 2022
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Discovered the film through this site, never seen the original and (going by what others have said) I have no wish to. From the positive...

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paranoidandroid
September 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

As with Don Vito's Opus it is hard for me to decide which approach to the narrative structure best serves the story, which goes to show how strong the...

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paranoidandroid
September 12, 2022
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Second viewing of the 1954 film, having been introduced to the story by watching its 1983 restoration and 2018 re-re-remake (of the 1937 original) on consecutive days back in January,...

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paranoidandroid
August 24, 2022 (Updated: August 24, 2022)
Overall rating
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

From a modern perspective 2001: A Space Odyssey is probably in need of a good trim, the then-revolutionary visual and model effects sequences in particular having the potential to test...

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paranoidandroid
August 21, 2022 (Updated: August 22, 2022)
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The first and only way I have seen this section of Twin Peaks so far, the second half of Season 2's reputation had led me to intentionally avoid investing time...

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paranoidandroid
August 21, 2022 (Updated: August 21, 2022)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Looks and sounds excellent, the one cut made was not noticeable, though I am not sure whether it makes for a better or worse film. The stated aim was...

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