Reviews written by joethetimelord

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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joethetimelord   September 16, 2016
(Updated: September 16, 2016)
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I didn't like Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. It lacked something that made its predecessor special. Back then I just assumed that Mark Frost's departure removed the...

joethetimelord   May 25, 2016
(Updated: May 26, 2016)
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NOTE: I am a bit later in this review than I wanted, Aztec, but here it is. SPECTRE was a movie I really wanted to like on...

joethetimelord   May 10, 2013
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Warning: I watched this edit in 640p. Please take that into account when reading this review. Blue Velvet was one of those movies that I owned yet...

joethetimelord   May 08, 2013
(Updated: May 24, 2013)
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The Thief and the Cobbler's decades-long production is one of the most incredibly sad Hollywood stories about a determined and talented filmmaker getting reamed at the last minute by impatient...

joethetimelord   May 07, 2013
(Updated: May 24, 2013)
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Warning: I watched this edit in 640p. Please take that into account when reading this review. The Shadow Strikes! is a prime example of how little really...

joethetimelord   May 05, 2013
(Updated: May 05, 2013)
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Warning: I watched this edit in 640p. Please take that into account when reading this review. There are three problems with the initial release of Terminator...

joethetimelord   May 04, 2013
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Replacing the soundtrack of the definitive Sword and Sorcery movie with some of Manowar's best music was exactly what this and other universes need, and I can only thank the...

joethetimelord   May 03, 2013
(Updated: May 04, 2013)
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When Ridley Scott first released the extended edition of Blade Runner I was initially ecstatic. I'd watched it all the time when I was younger and loved the concept...

joethetimelord   April 29, 2013
(Updated: April 29, 2013)
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Prometheus always had one problem. It wasn't goofy biologists trying to pet Geiger-esque phallic symbols, nor was it running straight away from a gigantic wheel. It wasn't even...

joethetimelord   September 12, 2012
(Updated: May 05, 2013)
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Review by joethetimelord — July 22, 2012 @ 1:40 pm *THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS* First off this was a damned fine edit. It absolutely...

joethetimelord   September 02, 2012
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July 22, 2012 There isn’t much I can say that hasn’t already been said by turnip5. I will add that keeping Irulan’s entrance and narration was...

joethetimelord   July 21, 2012
(Updated: May 05, 2013)
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This is absolutely the best fanedit I have ever seen, bar none. The level of detail in sound, color, minor editing, and Adywan’s own additions to the film makes this...

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