Reviews written by vultural

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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vultural   June 01, 2018
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Empty headed blockbuster features performances by sponge brains or chunks of wood, has a plot that might-could been penned by your grumpy cat. Not to fear, hard working Maniac...

vultural   June 01, 2018
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The most padded version of the hairy thunderer gets a makeover. The film is given the black n white treatment, as well as much needed pruning. ...

Shorts
vultural   June 01, 2018
(Updated: June 01, 2018)
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Ha ha, almost a found footage love story! Headcase Deputy Trudy Wieghel finds a soulmate during a routine investigation. Her luck runs true, and while the man has...

FanMix
vultural   June 01, 2018
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8.2
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"Prometheus" and "Alien Covenant" fused into a single film. Decent enough plan, although it seems Mr Willins has done this twice already with his "Derelict" and "Ripley" edits. ...

vultural   June 01, 2018
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I've watched Kubrick's "2001" several times over the years. I've always found the director's films chilly, with scant human warmth. As far as this particular editor goes, I've...

vultural   June 01, 2018
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Familiar territory here, as Maniac takes us on a ride into Tobe Hooper's teenage slasher, "The Funhouse." Hooper was still an unknown, yet promising talent at this point, smack...

vultural   June 01, 2018
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What an unexpected surprise! Call me a Philistine, but I always thought "Karate Kid" was fluff, and "Karate Kid II," more of the same. TM2YC has worked wonders,...

Shorts
vultural   June 01, 2018
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Not sure what cuddly was aiming for with this short of "Drive." This version is certainly not a love story. More like a tone poem or mood piece....

vultural   June 01, 2018
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Adabisi's take on "Groundhog Day" is a sweet confection. He barely leaves a trace of Murray's arrogance and self-importance. Instead, the reporter appears as ideal dating material, a...

vultural   June 01, 2018
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Three episode Spiderman animated series tightened into a brief feature. For fans, the Venom tales were always favorites. Video - 720 X 480 AVC. Don't...

Shorts
vultural   June 01, 2018
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7.7
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Cuddly details a classic triangle. A girl, a man, and the man's alter-ego. The jagged relationship between Marla and Tylers in "Fight Club." This crackles from the...

Shorts
vultural   June 01, 2018
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8.6
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Ambitious short by Adabisi of 2000's "Requiem Of A Dream," focusing on the collapsing relationship between Harry and Marion (Jared Leto and Jennifer Connelly). Straight off - I never...

vultural   June 01, 2018
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9.3
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Bittersweet edit of "500 Days Of Summer," focuses less on characters, and more on the arc. Encounter - attraction - fairytale - discomfort. This was a film I...

vultural   June 01, 2018
(Updated: June 01, 2018)
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8.2
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10.0
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Gore maven Maniac shifts gears and offers an historical edit, interweaving Triumph Of The Will with two horrific concentration camp documentaries. As parable, this might be interpreted as a...

vultural   June 01, 2018
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9.2
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Inspired sleight of hand with this, building from "Hi Fidelity," as Rob Gordon counts down his top five breakups. Credit Neglify with pulling together several break up scenes...

vultural   June 01, 2018
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9.2
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Ken Poirier's distillation of Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind is hauntingly effective. It focuses on the breakup / erasure, followed by the all-too-human tendency to cling to cherished...

vultural   June 01, 2018
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9.6
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Consecution short. Highly inventive subversion of the dark classic, "Peeping Tom.". I shall not go into the sleight of hand TM2YC employs, but he manages to change this...

vultural   June 01, 2018
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7.6
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Nope, not that beloved jumble of nonsense by David Fincher. Rather FE badboy Maniac has spliced together SAW and SAW II into a carnage free-for-all. Mr Maniac will...

vultural   June 01, 2018
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8.7
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Effective trim of an already shortish horror film. The editor's aim was to carve out the slack bits, and thereby boost the pacing. Nicely done. ...

FanFix
vultural   July 30, 2017
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8.2
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steFAN creates an interesting mix of the 1977 and 2004 Toolbox Murders. The ‘77 is sleazier, boasts name actors, and nudity. The ‘04, helmed by Tobe Hooper, was...

vultural   July 24, 2017
(Updated: July 24, 2017)
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8.1
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Note: The DVD fanedit is in PAL format. Pointless remake of incomparable thriller. Overlong, overloud, directed by a hack who seems to assume his audience is...

FanMix
vultural   July 22, 2017
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Two John Wick vehicles, no canines, no love interest. Don’t mess with Wick’s car. Period. Know that. Also know he honors his obligations, As with...

vultural   July 21, 2017
(Updated: July 21, 2017)
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9.2
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I first saw Darkman as a first run theatrical with en exceedingly rowdy audience. Shouting at villains, cheering mayhem, really into payback and retribution. This experience coloured my...

FanMix
vultural   March 25, 2017
(Updated: March 25, 2017)
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9.1
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Director Scott apparently has less interest in a direct sequel to Prometheus, at least at this time. Fear not! TMBTM has reedited Prometheus so that its place in...

vultural   February 22, 2017
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9.3
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10.0
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8.0
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One can never have too many Silent era productions. Faneditor Paulisdead has not only rendered Coppola’s 1992 Dracula into a silent movie, but he has distilled the running time...

vultural   January 30, 2017
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Well thought out homage edit from an editor renowned for jests and wordplay. Take the Kurosawa film that inspired Star Wars, replace the score with John Williams music, and...

vultural   December 04, 2016
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6.3
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6.0
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Recent effort from retired Hollywood director reveals his usual limitations within his hobby. This time out he “combines” the three Harry Palmer (Michael Caine) movies into one viewing “experience.”...

vultural   October 10, 2016
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8.6
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8.0
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Recut of de Palma’s “Carlito’s Way,” removing the unnecessary love element. What was the point of the romance angle anyway? To lure females into the theater? C’mon,...

vultural   August 09, 2016
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8.3
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7.0
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9.0
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Score one for sheer chutzpah. Seize Lloyd Webber’s bloated version of his wildly popular musical, trim the fat (almost all dialogue) and sideplots, decolour it so it resembles a...

FanMix
vultural   August 06, 2016
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8.8
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10.0
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Maniac takes Full Metal Jacket, one of my favorite Kubrick films, and prunes it down to two main stories: Parris Island and Hue. Boot camp sadism and guerilla...

vultural   August 05, 2016
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8.5
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Overreaching Clive Barker production suffers a boatload of known problems. Targets include an uncharismatic lead who stumbles every single scene he is in, a ridiculous plot that lacks cohesion...

Documentary/Review
vultural   July 23, 2016
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9.3
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Initial doc from Jamie Benning’s Star Wars trilogy is, not surprisingly, the weakest. From the menu design to long stretches with no extras. This installment, while extremely interesting,...

Documentary/Review
vultural   July 23, 2016
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Second documentary from Jamie Benning’s Star Wars trilogy is another outstanding labor of love. The menu design is better than Jedi, though not as breathtaking as New Hope. ...

Documentary/Review
vultural   July 23, 2016
(Updated: July 23, 2016)
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Final documentary from Jamie Benning’s Star Wars trilogy is arguably the best. Jam packed with extras, boasting an unbeatable menu design. If you can only get one -...

vultural   April 26, 2016
(Updated: April 26, 2016)
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From the first post of INH5‘s thread, I was in. My collection has numerous lesbian vampire films, highlights include Jess Franco and Jean Rollin, on Laserdisc and DVD. ...

vultural   April 15, 2016
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9.8
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Just as wide-eyed Spinal Tap acolytes rever Valhalla for the mere existence of Manowar, so too the burgeoning ranks of fanedit viewers ought to worship TMBTM for this sonic swash...

vultural   March 07, 2016
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8.9
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10.0
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When the original was released in 2000, it sent thousands of Asia film fanboys into a tailspin tizzy. “This is going to ruin all our cherished Hong Kong and...

vultural   March 05, 2016
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8.5
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For all its flaws, the best looking of the Terminator flicks, featuring the best battle bots. The story seems written by a drugged out chimp, however. Comments about...

vultural   February 28, 2016
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8.4
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“Its not enough to survive... One has to be worthy of survival. “ Commander William Adama. Sadly, such a notion is not universal. That might...

Shorts
vultural   February 23, 2016
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9.7
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9.0
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From the DVD, Neglify Shorts Vol 1, and the Time Travel Consecution. This was from Timecrimes, a Spanish film I was unfamiliar with. From reading IMDB, I got...

Special Projects
vultural   February 23, 2016
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9.5
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10.0
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From the DVD, Neglify Shorts Vol 1. Thirty minutes chopped from Milo & Otis with no ill effect or cohesion or enjoyment - if one is so inclined. ...

Shorts
vultural   February 23, 2016
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From the DVD, Neglify Shorts Vol 1, though this can also be found on Part of Consecution Six - Shut Up! Great job of condensing Van Sant’s underrated (under-viewed)...

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vultural   February 23, 2016
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From the DVD, Neglify Shorts Vol 1. An excellent distillation of Malick’s Tree Of Life. The original film is a so-called masterpiece. Omit the phrase “so-called”...

vultural   February 07, 2016
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Nice double feature of two Horror flicks. Rabid (Cujo) had arguably the better budget, better cast, and better source material (S King). King’s feature films, however, have a...

FanMix
vultural   February 06, 2016
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8.3
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Editor JobWillins previous edit - Derelict - was an arresting and entertaining comparison of two of the stronger entries in the Alien canon. If anything, Derelict shows how much...

vultural   January 28, 2016
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Rob Zombie’s reboot of the Halloween franchise was dull, bloated, and unnecessary. I have a relative who believes this director is a true artiste, and he keeps sending me...

FanFix
vultural   January 06, 2016
(Updated: January 06, 2016)
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Bombastic Bond outing marred by over reliance on explosions over logic and structure. Movie also contains one of the weaker villains, a sad reoccurence. Last Survivor tackles this...

vultural   December 11, 2015
(Updated: December 12, 2015)
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Major tinkering by one of the site’s best editors. Included is a terrific audio commentary which is particularly enjoyable and entertaining, in which the editor elaborates on alterations and...

FanMix
vultural   November 21, 2015
(Updated: November 21, 2015)
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8.4
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Yes, that Steven Soderbergh. The adventure classic gets a sonic overhaul. All audio - dialogue, music soundtrack, sound effects - gets wiped. In essence, this is now...

Documentary/Review
vultural   November 13, 2015
(Updated: November 13, 2015)
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9.6
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Another labour of love by Jamie Benning and must see for Indiana Jones fans. Imaginative blending of Raiders real-time footage with interviews from numerous sources, as well as pop...

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