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   August 27, 2013
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Nasty, grainy, repellant slice of grindhouse churl. I generally enjoy Fulci, and this one was especially sour. Tasty, if you like bitter. SteFAN did juicy...

vultural   August 26, 2013
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Tasteful adaptation of lengthy radio serial. All the intro music and closing music was removed, as well as those pesky recaps. The discreet overlayering of recent music cues...

vultural   August 21, 2013
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"A film that’s been admired, hated and puzzled-over in fairly equal amounts ... " How about, all the above? Stunning set design and ridiculous costumes. What...

vultural   August 18, 2013
(Updated: August 18, 2013)
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Ii was really concerned when the theatrical release went from two to three long films. Those fears proved correct when The Hobbit - Part 1 was three ass-numbing hours....

vultural   August 18, 2013
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Cracking good film! I delayed viewing this because I hated the original. Never fear, this edit cranks. As noted, the love story is completely excised, and the...

vultural   August 01, 2013
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Count me as a fan of the original. Saw it theatrically a couple times, defended it in arguments. Bought the VHS, later the Laserdisc, finally the DVD in...

vultural   July 24, 2013
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Finally got around to this after DL'ing last year. I put off viewing partly because I did not want to waddle through sorry assed Revolutions again. Then I...

vultural   July 20, 2013
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Book Of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 by SteFANedit Caught Blair Witch at the peak of its hype and was completely underwhelmed. Avoided the sequel until...

vultural   July 18, 2013
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I can't add any words to the chorus of praise. Adywan's SW Revisited was the film that I read about online, then followed the trail to FE. An...

vultural   July 18, 2013
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I was one of those who benefited when ThrowgnCpr reupped the links for Lewis886's Wing Commander. This was one of those awkward films for me. The A/V editing...

vultural   July 13, 2013
(Updated: July 13, 2013)
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The Shadow Strikes! Bionic Bob edit A slew of retro movies came out in the 90s, doubtless inspired by the Indiana Jones series. Where the...

vultural   July 12, 2013
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Upfront, I did not notice glitches or problems with any technical elements. For some reason the DVD was not smooth in my BluRay, though it was fine in the...

vultural   June 18, 2013
(Updated: June 18, 2013)
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9.9
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Prometheus - Agent 9 edit I enjoyed the theatrical release of this film. Critics or fanboys who complained, I shrugged at. What did they expect?...

FanMix
vultural   June 05, 2013
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Yes, I read other reviews before I got this. And no, the slo-mo did not bother or distract me. The multi panel shots were terrific. Battle of...

vultural   September 12, 2012
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Review by Vultural — April 2, 2012 @ 10:19 pm This is a great improvement over the original. I pulled up my copy of Nemesis beforehand...

vultural   September 02, 2012
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April 11, 2012 @ 12:23 am I liked UA’s concept of an episodic Predator Darkhorse series. The audio for both episodes was clear and well...

vultural   May 03, 2012
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I must confess I hated the original series, and actually viewed BGOS when it originally aired. Week after week, my brothers and I sat through crap such as Voyage Bottom...

FanMix
vultural   April 24, 2012
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Like many, I disliked the original. Was enjoying up until the final act, until the Ripley rip. Great edit here. Audio was solid and well focused. Nice incorporation of...

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