Reviews written by garstazi

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June 11, 2024
Overall rating
 
8.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
6.0
Visual Editing
 
7.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

The new score is really interesting, the theme of the film improves a lot. The intro sing is a banger. Also, the editing of the intro section is...

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garstazi
June 01, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
Special Projects

The intro song… You wouldn’t believe “Also Sprach Zarathustra” could be transformed into funk / psychedelic (by Eumir Deodato), but alas, it actually works. ...

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garstazi
April 28, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

This is a shelf replacer, for sure. Expertly and flawlessly executed, it really brings the best of the series to bear. And you can definitely notice the...

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garstazi
April 21, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

The new score improves the film a lot. It’s at times ethereal, surreal and otherworldly, alternating with songs that slowly increase the tension until the film reaches one of its...

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garstazi
April 21, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

This review is short and sweet, like this edit. The film actually works a lot better as a short. The narrative is tighter, the long...

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garstazi
April 16, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Awesome opening credits! In terms of the narrative, this is spot-on. There’s no filler and no subplots that lead to nowhere. The entire story is much more...

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garstazi
April 16, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
Extended Edition

The places where the scenes were inserted were expertly selected; if I didn’t have the change list, I would have missed a few of the new scenes, thinking they had...

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garstazi
April 13, 2024 (Updated: April 16, 2024)
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

In terms of the “marriage proposal” subplot, it’s a middle ground between the original and the total absence of romance. I think it was fine, the characters have a weird...

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garstazi
April 11, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
7.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

In terms of the story, it works and it achieves the stated goals of the editor. Even after removing twenty-two minutes of runtime, none of the main story beats suffered...

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garstazi
April 11, 2024
Overall rating
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
6.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

This is a 5-to-1 edit, or more accurately, a 5-to-2, since the final edit is divided into Episode 1 and Episode 2. The original 5 are all the Resident Evil...

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garstazi
April 08, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

So, did the editor achieved the end goal of fully removing Billy? Absolutely. Not only through extensive audio and video editing, but also by using AI. Impressive! ...

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garstazi
April 04, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The amount of film removed here is insane; 123 min in total. That’s unusual and there was a high change the final version would become a much different film compared...

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garstazi
April 02, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

First of all, the original is a terrible film. And maybe it can’t really be saved. This edit improves it by removing the cringe-worthy moments, but the plot is still...

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garstazi
April 01, 2024
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

I really liked KmartKid’s Oppenheimer edit. I actually though many of the same things the editor did, after watching the original. And all of these have been fixed...

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

Overall, this edit showcases a very good pacing for the entire story. Audio and videos cuts, while plenty, were professionally executed. The final two scenes of...

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garstazi
March 25, 2024
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Audio and video cuts are smooth, expertly done. I disagree with the previous reviewer; I can see no “continuity error” at 0h27m30. I do agree...

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garstazi
March 21, 2024
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Editing is flawless. The sections that have been heavily modified don’t show it at all, the are integrated in the film. The mandatory removal of...

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garstazi
March 19, 2024
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

After a great narration prologue, the film starts in a very interesting way, with Lake-town’s inhabitant reeling from the destruction. It’s a really effective editing choice. ...

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garstazi
March 19, 2024
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The new prologue narration is great, it really adds to the feeling and the new tone. Nice idea in removing the “big bear seen in...

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garstazi
March 19, 2024
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The prologue narration is great, it really adds to the feeling and the new tone (a huge difference from the original). Changing Radagast’s intro to a small cameo...

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garstazi
March 16, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

In terms of its narrative, it is as much book-accurate as can be achieved. The lighting of the beacons is a great idea for...

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garstazi
March 16, 2024
Overall rating
 
8.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
6.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Reducing the number of times we see Sauron's floating eye is a good idea. Also, Gimli is improved, we don’t need all the jokes being about him. ...

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garstazi
March 16, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

In terms of narrative, this is close to perfection. The removal of the exaggerated silliness from Merry and Pippin on the 1st section, as well...

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garstazi
March 16, 2024
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Wow, this is a shelf replacer, for sure! Audio and video editing is seamlessly done, including some hard to manage sections. ...

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garstazi
March 16, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

The colorgrade helps to improve the colors. The few cuts were all done in the 1st Act and they mange to fix a few issues, as well as improving the...

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garstazi
March 14, 2024 (Updated: March 19, 2024)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Edit: all the minor stuff I’ve found before has been (quickly) addressed by Wraith, so I’m updating my review. Well done! The goofy jokes are...

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garstazi
March 10, 2024
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The added video sections are a bit lower-quality, so they become noticeable, but they do help in improving the atmosphere. The score and sound effects...

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garstazi
December 21, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Many small dialogues trims work wonders here. All of the cringey dialogue bits seem gone. And Jar Jar's one line is gone, always remove him as much as possible. ...

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garstazi
December 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

Some small edits that definitely improve on the original. All the edits were flawless. DigiModiFicaTion's "Survival Edition" (the alternative version from the same editor)...

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garstazi
December 18, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Removing the Lars farmstead sequence is a great idea; what’s with this series and every character being reborn twice or thrice? Overall, good idea trimming Reva’s scenes. Some other scenes...

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garstazi
December 18, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The action here was insane and frenetic, and the film worked very well like this. The 3 films are great when watched side-by-side, and the entire thing goes...

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garstazi
December 18, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

All the removed secondary plot-points weren’t needed, the story flowed very well. The fanedit is a lot more direct and sometimes frenetic, but with enough scenes in-between...

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garstazi
December 17, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Even with all the material removed, the narrative is cohesive and the story flows perfectly. It’s also a lot more focused and direct, so there are less secondary plot threads...

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garstazi
December 16, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
FanMix

This fanedit definitely improves the narrative, especially the sequel’s terrible pacing. It makes it a better version than the 2 original films. Also, as long...

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garstazi
December 16, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

This is a transformative example of what editing can do, and its potential to change the meaning of a film. There were only a...

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garstazi
December 15, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

This is an interesting premise and it was well executed. The original film’s editing and story just do not work at all, this version sure is one way to fix...

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garstazi
December 15, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Extended Edition

Great job in the addition of all the new scenes, and the new score added to them. Never noticed they were out of place at all. The change...

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garstazi
December 15, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Making Ron less childish and Hermione less angry are definite improvements. Removing the scene when Voldemort has Harry tangled up and ”kinda forgets” about killing him works...

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garstazi
December 15, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Love the color grade, it makes the entire film feel real and more natural. The chronologically order works wonders, here. The (spoilers..…) pivotal event,...

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garstazi
December 12, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

This is the best version. The songs are the part I enjoyed the most, they make this version really shine. Editing looks great throughout it.

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garstazi
December 12, 2023
Overall rating
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

Cutting the family part works fine, nothing important is lost. I’m of the opinion that the stupidity about “bees genetically designed to recognize royalty” should...

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garstazi
December 12, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The new score works very well, it was a great choice for this film. The opening shot and its new song give a good preview of the how the score...

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garstazi
December 11, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0

Removing everything from 'Chronicles of Riddick' makes this a better story, with no unnecessary flashbacks. The viewer can interpret this film as a prequel to 'Chronicles of Riddick', no more...

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garstazi
December 11, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

The faucet triggering the flood is actually pretty fun on itself, nice one! I like the new OST (Track 1) being in the background...

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garstazi
December 11, 2023 (Updated: December 15, 2023)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

By removing all of the (redundant) flashbacks and fixing the story to be chronological, the main issues with the original vanish immediately. The film becomes well-paced and the tension gradually...

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garstazi
December 10, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

Turning the 2 films into a single chronological narrative works wonders, particularly in increasing the quality of the sequel’s narrative. For me, this turned the sequel into an almost as...

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garstazi
December 09, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0

First of all, the insane work that has gone into this is commendable, for sure. Fixing the constant out of pitch singing of Hugh Jackman and Russell...

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garstazi
December 08, 2023 (Updated: December 15, 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 had forgotten how the original ending is bland, boring and predictable as hell; I personally hated it, though it was against the theme and it didn’t make any sense...

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garstazi
December 07, 2023
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

That was fun, for sure. The fanedit turned a film that was pretty hit-and-miss for me into a much better one. It’s still not a perfect film, but...

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garstazi
December 07, 2023
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0

What an edit! It combines all that everyone loved in the original with a few of the good changes in the SE, while removing most of the mistakes...

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