Reviews written by kolpitz

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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kolpitz   September 24, 2012
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
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September 26, 2008 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

Shorts
kolpitz   September 24, 2012
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
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6.0
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September 26, 2008 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

kolpitz   September 24, 2012
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
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10.0
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September 26, 2008 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

kolpitz   September 24, 2012
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
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6.0
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September 26, 2008 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

kolpitz   September 23, 2012
(Updated: September 23, 2012)
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6.0
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6.0

September 26, 2008 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

kolpitz   September 23, 2012
(Updated: September 23, 2012)
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10.0
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10.0

September 26, 2008 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

kolpitz   September 23, 2012
(Updated: September 23, 2012)
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10.0
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10.0

September 26, 2008 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

kolpitz   September 23, 2012
(Updated: September 23, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

September 26, 2008 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

kolpitz   September 19, 2012
(Updated: September 19, 2012)
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10.0
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10.0

September 26, 2008 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

FanFix
kolpitz   September 16, 2012
(Updated: September 17, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

Review by Kolpitz — May 27, 2009 @ 12:32 am Man, oh man, does this movie suck. I was 16 when “Lost in Space” first crashed into...

FanFix
kolpitz   September 13, 2012
(Updated: September 13, 2012)
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10.0
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10.0

July 18, 2008 Arnold Schwarzenegger was the king of action movies in the 80′s and, with a few exceptions like Kindergarten Cop and Junior, made movies I...

Extended Edition
kolpitz   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 13, 2012)
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10.0
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10.0

Review by Kolpitz — August 9, 2008 @ 7:05 am *This rating was given before reviews were required*

kolpitz   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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10.0
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August 25, 2008 InfoDroid is my own personal savior. His cut of Last Crusade ROCKS! Everyone can agree that Raiders of the Lost Ark is a perfect...

kolpitz   September 10, 2012
(Updated: September 10, 2012)
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8.0
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Review by Kolpitz — August 9, 2008 @ 7:06 am *This rating was given before reviews were required*

kolpitz   September 10, 2012
(Updated: September 11, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

Review by Kolpitz — April 18, 2011 @ 12:32 am *This rating was given before reviews were required*

kolpitz   September 07, 2012
(Updated: September 08, 2012)
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10.0
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10.0

Kolpitz August 9, 2008 @ 7:02 am *This rating was given before reviews were required*

kolpitz   September 07, 2012
(Updated: September 08, 2012)
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10.0
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Like seemingly everyone else on the planet, I was blown away by The Matrix when it hit theatres in 1999. And, like seemingly everyone else on the planet, I eagerly...

kolpitz   September 07, 2012
(Updated: September 08, 2012)
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8.0
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Kolpitz September 3, 2008 @ 5:14 am *This rating was given before reviews were required*

FanMix
kolpitz   September 07, 2012
(Updated: September 08, 2012)
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10.0
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10.0

August 9, 2008 @ 7:03 am *This rating was given before reviews were required*

kolpitz   September 06, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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8.0
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Review by Kolpitz — September 4, 2008 @ 7:59 am Say what you will about (the original) Day of the Dead’s faults, they’re nothing compared to the...

kolpitz   September 05, 2012
(Updated: September 05, 2012)
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10.0
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June 21, 2008 @ 6:42 am This is far and away my favorite fan edit. It’s the one that I compare all others to and show as...

kolpitz   September 04, 2012
(Updated: September 05, 2012)
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10.0
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June 26, 2008 @ 7:09 pm Uncanny Antman’s at it again! Who does this guy think he is?! As a movie-goer I like my movies (especially...

kolpitz   September 03, 2012
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8.0
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August 9, 2008 @ 7:02 am *This rating was given before reviews were required*

kolpitz   September 02, 2012
(Updated: September 02, 2012)
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April 18, 2011 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

kolpitz   September 02, 2012
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June 23, 2008 @ 3:42 am I watched this today and, overall, I dug it. The first Alien vs. Predator flick will always suck as long...

kolpitz   September 01, 2012
(Updated: September 02, 2012)
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April 18, 2011 @ 5:23 pm I’m an unapologetic Michael Bay fan. I own and enjoy every single one of his movies but that’s not to say...

FanFix
kolpitz   August 31, 2012
(Updated: August 31, 2012)
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July 18, 2008 First things first, I absolutely LOVED the new coloring on this edit. The original pukey looking color scheme was awful. This is how the...

FanFix
kolpitz   August 30, 2012
(Updated: August 30, 2012)
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10.0
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kolpitz jun 18 2008 This is irony for you. I’ve been waiting for this on DVD but I got impatient and finally downloaded the AVI last night...

kolpitz   August 27, 2012
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July 18, 2008 This the final film in my Uncanny Antman marathon and color me impressed once again. This is a totally different beast though, as it...

kolpitz   September 25, 2011
(Updated: September 01, 2012)
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*This ratings was given before reviews were required*

kolpitz   April 14, 2011
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FINALLY! I have been searching for the perfect fanedit of THE PHANTOM MENACE for years. When THE PHANTOM EDIT was first released, it was a breath of fresh air. I...

Shorts
kolpitz   September 26, 2008
(Updated: August 26, 2012)
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*This rating was given before reviews were required*

kolpitz   August 09, 2008
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*This rating was given before reviews were required*

kolpitz   August 08, 2008
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Blade 3: Behead the King Edition is on par with Uncanny Antman’s Terminator 3: The Coming Storm in terms of quality and overall ability to boost an awful, awful film...

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