Reviews written by brumous

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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brumous   December 23, 2014
(Updated: December 23, 2014)
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TM2YC shared preview clips of this edit as he overhauled The Motion Picture from stem to stern. It was fun seeing how each scene got many patches, color grading and...

brumous   July 10, 2014
(Updated: July 10, 2014)
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9.8
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10.0
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A wonderful viewing experience. This is the way the story was meant to be told. The nested structure really does let the viewer get involved in each story more fully...

brumous   June 09, 2014
(Updated: June 09, 2014)
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Red Tails is as deep as saran wrap and as subtle as a mallet. It's George Lucas's love letter to WWII movies like Sergeant York that are exercises in myth...

brumous   December 02, 2013
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A new Kerr fanedit of Tolkien material is always a cause for celebration. The Hobbit AUJ Arkenstone Edition was conceived from start to finish with definite ideas for tone, pace...

brumous   February 22, 2013
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Spectacular, harrowing, sublime. In one corner we have the The Wrestler, the friendly fighter, the yang, the profane. In the facing corner we have the Black Swan, the neurotic artiste,...

brumous   October 11, 2012
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9.8
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The Departed: Recut gives a minor facelift to the classic thriller of moles and double agents. Like a skilled plastic surgeon, Neglify makes deft nips and tucks at strategic points...

brumous   September 29, 2012
(Updated: September 30, 2012)
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Like the title says, this is a Tiger Lily version, which means it's all about funny subtitles putting a totally different spin on the original. Here SSJ unleashes his sly...

brumous   September 16, 2012
(Updated: September 16, 2012)
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Review by Brumous — June 7, 2011 @ 1:30 am This series is in my opinion the best fanedit made to date, and it fully deserves its...

brumous   September 16, 2012
(Updated: September 16, 2012)
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Review by Brumous — June 7, 2011 @ 2:54 am In Book II, Kerr accomplishes some major rearranging, cutting and consolidation. Peter Jackson’s creepy creature moments are...

brumous   September 16, 2012
(Updated: September 17, 2012)
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8.0
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Review by Brumous — June 11, 2011 @ 4:43 pm Book III is a mixed bag. There are some changed scenes that are big improvements over the...

brumous   September 16, 2012
(Updated: September 17, 2012)
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Review by Brumous — June 11, 2011 @ 5:44 pm A fine chapter in the series. In the original, the Rohan and Helms Deep scenes benefited from...

brumous   September 16, 2012
(Updated: September 17, 2012)
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Review by Brumous — June 20, 2011 @ 10:22 pm This is an action filled episode all about preparing for the battle of Minas Tirath, the battle...

brumous   September 16, 2012
(Updated: September 17, 2012)
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Review by Brumous — June 20, 2011 @ 10:50 pm This is the shortest episode of the series, covering Sam and Frodo’s final approach to Mt. Doom...

brumous   September 10, 2012
(Updated: September 10, 2012)
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9.0
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Review by Brumous — December 23, 2011 @ 1:15 am Witness the amazing TV’s Frink as he slices, dices and chops like Bart Simpson with a Ginsu...

brumous   September 09, 2012
(Updated: September 09, 2012)
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8.0
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Review by Brumous — March 19, 2011 @ 3:04 am This is good, it is worth a watch. I think the best thing about this edit is...

brumous   September 08, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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8.0
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Review by Brumous — January 18, 2011 @ 2:58 am This is an audacious but uneven fan edit that is reasonably entertaining. The basic idea is to...

brumous   September 07, 2012
(Updated: September 08, 2012)
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9.0
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May 14, 2011 @ 5:06 pm At five hours, you might be wondering if this edit is worth your time. If you like David Lynch’s work...

FanFix
brumous   September 05, 2012
(Updated: September 05, 2012)
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February 25, 2011 Large’s Ark is an outstanding example of the fanediting art. The editor has refashioned the original to a version that’s more serious and somber,...

brumous   August 31, 2012
(Updated: August 31, 2012)
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Review by Brumous — July 13, 2011 @ 6:01 PM Grim, brutal, and unrelenting like the original, this is a story of one man’s descent into prison...

brumous   January 19, 2011
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7.0
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12 Monkeys is one of my favorite sci-fi flicks, so I was ready to see what a talented faneditor like Jorge could do with it. He performs major surgery on...

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