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The Internet Fanedit Database (IFDB) is a database of fanedits vetted by the Fanedit.org Academy. IFDB is intended to provide information about what edits have been made, and allow fans of fanediting a means to review edits that they have seen. Neither IFDB nor its parent site, Fanedit.org, host links or files for fanedits.

IFDB_logo_02 Older edits which pre-date Academy approval may not meet the same quality expectations as newer fanedits, but are grandfathered in as they are part of the fanediting history, and in addition to their own entertainment value, help provide context for the evolution of fanediting as an art and educational exercise.


Below are the types of fanedits we index on IFDb. Click on a category for a description of the edit type:

FanFix

With a FanFix, the editor is typically attempting clean-up or otherwise modify the original so as to make it a more enjoyable viewing experience. Quite often this entails adding and/or removing portions of the movie, reordering scenes and in general, addressing aspects of story and/or character that detract from the movie. In general terms, a FanFix tends to be an effort to polish the movie, often removing contrivances added by studios or filmmakers which interfere with the story. The goal here is not to invent a new movie or narrative, but to clean-up the existing one and hopefully make the movie more enjoyable. Examples of FanFixes are havok1977's Codename: Wolverine, gekko's Mission Impossible 2: Disavowed and The Phantom Editor's Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Edit.

FanMix

Where a FanFix attempts to clean-up a story, a FanMix fanedit instead modifies the story so drastically as to make it a new and unique movie experience. In these "new takes" entire sub-plots and characters can be removed, character motivations changed and new endings created. Famous instances of such new takes include Remixed by Jorge’s The Dark Knight, Jack Marshall’s Star Trek Phase II, and CBB’s Titanic – The Jack Edit.

Extended Edition

Extended Editions (EE) attempt to create the fullest version of a movie as possible using deleted scenes from commercial DVD’s. Similar to the concept of a Director’s cut, EEs look to present all possible material available as an integrated movie-going experience. If a studio releases an official version that incorporates the same material in similar fashion, it is our site policy to remove the fanedit from the site as it can be legally purchased from a retailer. Extended Editions can be include deleted scenes only available in TV versions, such is the case with EEs like Ridgeshark's Army of Darkness: Primitive Screwhead Edition or Tranzor's The Warriors: TV Composite.

Documentary/Review

This particular form of fanedit creates a movie that does exactly as the name implies, documents a particular topic (quite typically a movie) or provides a review of a movie. Both incorporate movie footage and voice-over work that speaks to the events happening on-screen. The intent of these particular edits is not to create a fictional story, but rather inform, illuminate, or otherwise make comment on or about a particular movie, or set of movies.

Shorts

This category takes a movie (or TV show) and turns it into a significantly shorter piece of work, either as a stand-alone short movie, or broken/restructured into a series of edits in either the fashion of episodic television, or old-fashioned movie serials. These edits may modify visual style, or restructure the flow of events, but it is a broad category which allows for a wide-range of freedom and reinterpretation.

Special Projects

Some fan-based projects do not seek to create new, untold or heavily modified versions of a film or show. Special Projects are fanedits in which faneditors infuse personal creative choices to modify the viewing experience, yet are not significantly different from the original. The main purpose of a Special Project is to make minor changes to a movie that don't affect the story or plot too much but change the atmosphere of the movie or create a unique viewing experience.

Preservation

These aren't fanedits per se, but a collection of works not available commercially. These may include behind-the-scenes specials, interviews, outtakes, music videos, guest spots, and more for a particular film. Preservation projects are a means of collecting and preserving as much promotional material as possible for a film that may otherwise be lost.
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megafat   October 16, 2013
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1995's Judge Dredd was the typical 90's movie. Dumb action, stupid sidekick, and a love story shoved into the movie just so the action hero would have something to look...

megafat   May 19, 2013
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Alien is one of my favorite films of all time. I could watch Alien over almost any movie any day, so i was immediately interested in watching this. It was...

megafat   May 05, 2013
(Updated: May 06, 2013)
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7.5
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I am a big fan of both the original Star Trek show and the Starship Troopers film, so when i saw there was a fanedit that crossed both over, i...

megafat   April 25, 2013
(Updated: May 19, 2013)
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8.6
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Kill Bill has always been my least favourite Quentin Tarantino film. It's all over the place in terms of story and tone, but, to put my bias aside, this is...

megafat   April 18, 2013
(Updated: June 17, 2013)
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3.6
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10.0
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9.0
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Never has there be so much care making an extended fanedit for a movie that's potentially worse than 9/11, the holocaust, the Star Wars prequels and every famous serial killer...

Shorts
megafat   January 26, 2013
(Updated: March 20, 2013)
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8.5
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I've been a fan of AMDS for a while now, so when i found this collection of his mash-ups a while ago, it was nice seeing a collection of his...

megafat   January 22, 2013
(Updated: April 18, 2013)
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8.6
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I haven't seen Beerfest in years (and maybe at an age that I was too young too see a movie filled with alcohol, tits and inappropriate jokes), and it was...

megafat   November 10, 2012
(Updated: February 22, 2013)
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7.9
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This edit adds the most out of all Austin Powers movies, for the same reason as the second movie that i gave in the review. Same thing, fans will like...

megafat   November 10, 2012
(Updated: February 22, 2013)
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7.8
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7.0
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8.0
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This edit adds a lot more than International Man of Mystery, but I'm pretty sure that was because the second one had a bigger budget and had the ability to...

megafat   November 09, 2012
(Updated: February 22, 2013)
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7.8
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6.0
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8.0
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This is a very simple edit, and with only about 4 minutes added, it doesn't add a whole lot. Fans of Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery will find ADigitalMan’s...

megafat   October 29, 2012
(Updated: February 22, 2013)
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8.5
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The original version of Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 is a very flawed film and a pretty bad follow up to the original film. What steFANedit tried to do...

megafat   September 02, 2012
(Updated: July 01, 2013)
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7.5
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7.0
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Event Horizon is a cult classic, and it shows. Even after the MPAA made Paul W.S. Anderson cut out half an hour of gore, this is still a violent, darkly...

megafat   August 31, 2012
(Updated: March 20, 2013)
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6.4
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9.0
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Back before Joel Schumacher was putting nipples on Bat-Suits and apologizing for Mr. Freeze's bad puns (i don't care what anyone says, i love those bad puns) in a DVD...

megafat   April 01, 2011
(Updated: May 25, 2013)
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9.9
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Army of Darkness is one of the greatest cult classics off time and is one of my personal favourite movies of all time, so i was excited to see the...

megafat   April 02, 2009
(Updated: February 22, 2013)
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7.8
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This is an interesting fanedit, showing what a man would be like with an alternate persona that would be a sadistic bad guy instead of the good one that we...

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