Reviews written by dwight-fry

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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dwight-fry   December 28, 2014
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Love Happy is the worst Marx Brothers movie (The Story of Mankind doesn't count), but it's still pretty good, more so if you view it as a "Harpo Marx movie"....

dwight-fry   December 21, 2014
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I've always liked Lifeforce, not as "so bad it's good" but as a nice 80s update of a fifties style B-movie. But it's true that it had some awkward pacing...

FanFix
dwight-fry   December 21, 2014
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Last Survivor's very welcome comeback edit does not disappoint. My biggest grip with Skyfall, that it's a Christopher Nolan clone with little personality of its own, can not be fixed...

dwight-fry   October 30, 2014
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I've lost count of how many times I've seen Superman: The Movie. It was an absolute favorite through my childhood, and many more teen and adult viewings followed. As such,...

dwight-fry   August 31, 2014
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9.8
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Bionic Bob does it again! Yet another edit of his that removes my need of watching the theatrical cut ever again. It is that good. Bob has...

dwight-fry   August 30, 2014
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Quite a solid edit, though I think a little more could have been cut (for starters I've done away with the entire epilogue). Beezo clearly likes this movie more than...

dwight-fry   May 10, 2013
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9.4
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Bionic Bob has prevented a fanedit from ever being created. Because The Shadow is one I had been considering to edit some day, and in a way...

dwight-fry   April 03, 2013
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This was very cool! At last a version of the remake that fans of the Clouzot masterpiece can watch without feeling tempted to shout expletives at the screen every 5...

dwight-fry   March 01, 2013
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9.5
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An ellegant Shakespearean edit that has passed a bit unnoticed so far, but that deserves much more acclaim. It does cover roughly the same events than Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, and...

dwight-fry   March 01, 2013
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9.4
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A very well done edit that's kind of an eye-opener regarding the original movies. Apart from the trademark Aronofsky filmmaking style (long tracking shots following the characters from behind, and...

dwight-fry   February 10, 2013
(Updated: February 10, 2013)
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9.3
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"Love means never having to say you're bionic". And now for something completely different, Bionic Bob pulls a Smallville Destiny and discards the villain of the week...

TV-to-Movie
dwight-fry   February 05, 2013
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A very entertaining edit from start to finish. If anything, I would have trimmed the Caesar/politics plotline a little further, focusing on the parts of it that directly affect Pullo...

FanFix
dwight-fry   January 19, 2013
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9.9
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Who could have imagined? The abominable Die Another Day had a fun, entertaining Bond movie hidden behind it! This edit is a revelation. After removing the stupid...

dwight-fry   January 19, 2013
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8.8
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Hollywood has a real obsession with shoehorning a love story into every movie ever made, whether it needs one or not (apparently to attract female viewers, which I find patronizing)....

dwight-fry   January 18, 2013
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9.2
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Just a bunch of quite funny guys doing funny things, and lots of alcohol. May not be the brainiest stuff in the world, but I enjoyed the ride. Extra features...

dwight-fry   December 30, 2012
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9.8
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Pure and simple, if this edit doesn't become at least a strong contender for the next FEOTY contest, I'll eat my Sideshow Dr. Zaius 12 inch figure. It's just that...

dwight-fry   December 25, 2012
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8.8
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7.0
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I think this is a big improvement over the original, as what passed there for character development was just a load of Hollywood cardboard clichés, which are thankfully gone in...

dwight-fry   December 24, 2012
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8.8
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Very nice combination of the best parts of Spider-Man 1 (the origin) and 2 (the villain) in the style of the already classic Superman: Son of Jor-El. As would be...

dwight-fry   December 24, 2012
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I'm afraid I can't be quite as eloquent as Neglify, but anyway. I was never that big of a fan of Mars Attacks! because, despite great visual designs and some...

dwight-fry   November 27, 2012
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9.9
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A very good extended edition that achieves a lot with just a little. The Aunt Petunia scene at the beginning, to be fair, I could do with or without. It's...

dwight-fry   November 24, 2012
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8.5
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A well made edit, but one that for my tastes has the same problem I find with the unedited show: with the exception of the season finale, the episodes are...

dwight-fry   November 22, 2012
(Updated: November 22, 2012)
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9.1
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Halloween H20 was a surprisingly solid slasher for an era, the late 90s, in which the genre was at its lowest ever, dominated by juvenile Scream knock-offs. Still, there was...

dwight-fry   November 16, 2012
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9.8
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What, the original show was not all about Tobias Beecher? One would never guess based on this edit. Brutal, gut-wrenching, and to the point, Gatos brilliantly tells the story of...

dwight-fry   November 07, 2012
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9.7
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Scream. Goblin. VHS. Tits. Neglify. Need I say more? Of course not, saying "tits" might actually be enough for a lot of you, but I'll say more...

dwight-fry   November 06, 2012
(Updated: November 06, 2012)
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Rocky V is a movie I consider more mediocre and a missed opportunity than utterly terrible. I appreciate the attempt to get back to the roots of what was once...

dwight-fry   November 06, 2012
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8.3
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Now this is something that I didn't think I'd ever see: something made on Windows Movie Maker that's actually watchable! For that only, Sportsman deserves credit. The...

dwight-fry   November 01, 2012
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8.5
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This edit has been my first encounter with the Watchmen movie. (Before this raises suspicions let's remind that we're required to *own* the original DVD, not to *watch* it!) I'm...

dwight-fry   October 31, 2012
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9.2
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Ever since he joined the fanediting community, Gatos has been known for thinking outside the box for his projects. And I'm very glad he does! I love when people edit...

dwight-fry   October 25, 2012
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9.8
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Simply put, the freshest and funniest fanedit idea for quite a while. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was a perfect candidate to be drawn a clown nose on, at least for...

Shorts
dwight-fry   September 26, 2012
(Updated: September 26, 2012)
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May 12, 2010 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

dwight-fry   September 16, 2012
(Updated: September 16, 2012)
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Review by DwightFry78 — April 20, 2011 @ 12:04 am This is, pure and simple, one of the most amazing fanedits I’ve seen, if only because absolutely...

dwight-fry   September 16, 2012
(Updated: September 16, 2012)
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Review by DwightFry78 — March 10, 2011 @ 12:17 am It was, of course, a matter of time before someone attempted this one, that is, putting back...

dwight-fry   September 15, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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7.0
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August 2, 2010 @ 3:58 am *This rating was given before reviews were required*

dwight-fry   September 14, 2012
(Updated: September 14, 2012)
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4.0
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December 7, 2010 Sorry, but I thought this was an underachiever, both artistically and technically. Artistically, because you left a whole lot of cheese and silliness in,...

dwight-fry   September 13, 2012
(Updated: September 13, 2012)
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9.0
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January 29, 2011 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

dwight-fry   September 13, 2012
(Updated: September 13, 2012)
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7.0
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October 26, 2010 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

dwight-fry   September 13, 2012
(Updated: September 13, 2012)
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April 21, 2011 I had gotten the DVD of the original film (two-disc director’s cut) when I found out Kerr was fanediting it, as I had never...

dwight-fry   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 13, 2012)
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Review by DwightFry78 — June 6, 2010 @ 8:08 pm The intention was the correct one. However, the execution left quite a bit to be desired. Given...

dwight-fry   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 13, 2012)
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9.0
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Review by DwightFry78 — July 14, 2010 @ 5:19 am *This rating was given before reviews were required*

TV-to-Movie
dwight-fry   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 13, 2012)
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Review by DwightFry78 — May 30, 2011 @ 5:08 am Unlike many people around here, I never really followed Smallville loyally, and the first season has a...

dwight-fry   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 13, 2012)
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7.0
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Review by DwightFry78 — May 1, 2010 @ 7:01 pm Given my moniker, I of course had to check this out! :-P As Bride of Frankenstein is...

dwight-fry   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 13, 2012)
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8.0
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Review by DwightFry78 — May 25, 2012 @ 2:51 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required*

dwight-fry   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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9.1
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Review by DwightFry78 — August 15, 2010 @ 8:22 am NOTE: This review is based on the DVD version. Spider-Man 3. The black sheep...

dwight-fry   September 12, 2012
(Updated: March 26, 2013)
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9.1
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9.0
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Review by Dwight Fry — May 30, 2010 @ 9:45 pm, PLUS new comments about version 2 on the bottom. As it seems, I like Star Trek:...

dwight-fry   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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10.0
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Review by DwightFry78 — April 17, 2012 @ 10:01 pm This might very well be BionicBob’s best achievement so far: taking Nemesis, arguably the very worst of...

dwight-fry   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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7.0
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Review by DwightFry78 — October 5, 2010 @ 8:38 am *This rating was given before reviews were required*

dwight-fry   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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8.0
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Review by DwightFry78 — October 27, 2010 @ 6:16 pm So far this is probably the best of the Bionic Trek series! Both The V’Ger Incident and...

dwight-fry   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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7.0
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Review by DwightFry78 — December 23, 2010 @ 12:23 am A fun edit of a fun movie! The narrative flows great and is much improved by losing...

dwight-fry   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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8.0
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June 12, 2010 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

dwight-fry   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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9.0
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August 9, 2011 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

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