Reviews written by tomh1138

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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tomh1138   January 22, 2018
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When I first heard about this edit on the forums, I confessed to the editor (The Scribbling Man) that I was a little apprehensive about someone doing an edit of...

tomh1138   September 08, 2017
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This is the first in an exciting new project started by theryaney that seeks to bring all of the X-Men films into one cohesive continuity. Several other editors have joined...

tomh1138   August 15, 2017
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Just the other day, I was saying to my stepson how I enjoyed Adywan's first effort, but I felt somewhat wistful about the fact that the task of completing the...

tomh1138   June 04, 2017
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As I continue my search for the prefect prequel edits, I was happy to come across this excellent effort by Hal 9000. Hal cuts down a great...

tomh1138   June 03, 2017
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I thought I already had a review for this, but I don't see it now. Anyway... If you thought that The Ridiculous Menace was hilarious, you should...

tomh1138   June 03, 2017
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C.S. Lewis' third published Narnia book, "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader," would have been difficult to adapt anyway, but the filmmakers seemed to take great effort to distance this...

tomh1138   December 18, 2015
(Updated: December 21, 2015)
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While the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" TV series remains a groundbreaking piece of genre TV, the feature film that preceded it by a few years has not aged well. In...

tomh1138   November 02, 2015
(Updated: November 18, 2015)
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The recent films based on C.S. Lewis’ Narnia books left many fans, including myself, less than pleased, with pointless added subplots and with the central allegory muddled or ignored, among...

tomh1138   February 27, 2015
(Updated: March 02, 2015)
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So I finally got a chance to see this, and it’s every bit as fun as I hoped it would be. I find many of the negative...

tomh1138   November 11, 2014
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I love FIREFLY, and I love its first episode "Serenity." Strangely enough, though, I know a lot of people who just couldn't get into that pilot episode. Many found it...

tomh1138   November 09, 2014
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Dom brilliantly retells the original 1984 film, capturing most of the major details and driving it all to the haunting "Under the Skin" score. The music is integrated so well,...

tomh1138   November 09, 2014
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Rogue gives us an outstandingly clever alternate version of this movie. The character of Captain America was born out of the same era that gave us...

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tomh1138   November 09, 2014
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Wow. Now that's what I call a fan edit! Faced with the constraints of a 15-minute short, BlueYoda brilliantly takes the existing BTTF material and re-interprets it...

tomh1138   November 09, 2014
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Wayne Workman does an excellent job of condensing the plot of the first Bill & Ted movie down to 15 minutes. Unfortunately, a lot of the...

tomh1138   September 12, 2012
(Updated: June 03, 2017)
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I loved TEMPLE OF DOOM as much as the other Indiana Jones movies growing up, but now as an adult, the flaws in it have become more apparent. The massive...

tomh1138   September 10, 2012
(Updated: December 13, 2012)
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Review by TomH1138 — April 20, 2012 @ 6:08 pm I LOVED this version of the movie. I laughed myself hoarse. It was a...

tomh1138   September 06, 2012
(Updated: December 13, 2012)
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Voodl does what fans of "The Fifth Element" have been dying for, for some time: He almost completely removes Chris Tucker from this edit. Yes, the annoying Ruby Rhod is...

tomh1138   August 31, 2012
(Updated: December 13, 2012)
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When I first saw this edit several months ago, I must confess that I was rather nonplussed by it. The original Star Wars trilogy is so masterful in its plot...

tomh1138   May 10, 2012
(Updated: August 21, 2012)
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I usually don't read about the specific changes to an edit before I start watching (other than just the basic overview), preferring to be surprised. But, while watching Adywan's edit,...

tomh1138   May 10, 2012
(Updated: December 13, 2012)
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L8wrtr adds his list of names to those who have undertaken the Herculean task of trying to fix the Star Wars prequels. His cut is a nice quick edit that...

tomh1138   April 20, 2012
(Updated: August 22, 2012)
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This is a fabulous edit. I was a big fan of the original film as well, so I wasn’t sure a significantly condensed version could be pulled off. But it...

tomh1138   April 20, 2012
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This is the first of the Indy 4 edits that I’ve watched, and I must say I was very impressed. (Possible minor spoilers ahead.) This version of...

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