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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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thefoo   March 21, 2018
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This is the version that stays in my library now. The edits are seamless, and everything adds to the movie. Outstanding extended edition, thank you!!...

thefoo   May 24, 2016
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More Avenger-y goodness!! Samspider3 clears up the whole "Thor Thing", clarify's the plot, and makes a overall good Marvel movie great. This is...

thefoo   May 07, 2016
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So, I got my hands on this awesome edit last night, and immediately watched it with my wife. A little background--my wife and I are huge fans of the...

thefoo   April 19, 2015
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I was fortunate enough to get a copy of this from the editor. First off, let me preface this by stating that I am a...

thefoo   November 23, 2014
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I'm going to use the same review for all three parts of the Serenity Chronicles, because in my opinion, they need to be viewed as a complete package for maximum...

thefoo   November 23, 2014
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I'm going to use the same review for all three parts of the Serenity Chronicles, because in my opinion, they need to be viewed as a complete package for maximum...

thefoo   November 23, 2014
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I'm going to use the same review for all three parts of the Serenity Chronicles, because in my opinion, they need to be viewed as a complete package for maximum...

thefoo   November 23, 2014
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An outstanding work. I loved 300. The sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire was...ok, but not something that I would watch more than once. ...

thefoo   October 04, 2014
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A great way to clean up and even up the 3 final Next Generation movies. I thoroughly enjoyed watching these. Although I understand why it was...

thefoo   September 12, 2014
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We watched this the other night, as 1/2 of a double feature, along with The Haunted World Of Katie Featherston, both on DVD. Generally, the same review applies to...

thefoo   September 12, 2014
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We watched this the other night, as 1/2 of a double feature, along with Haunted From Childhood: The Katie Featherston Story, both on DVD. The same review applies to...

thefoo   July 22, 2014
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Thank goodness someone did this!! Attention DC Executives - Someone hire SKYflix before you wreck your Justice League movie the way you wrecked Green Lantern. ...

thefoo   June 11, 2014
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The theatrical release of Red Tails was, to me...disappointing. You would think that the world's richest independent filmmaker would be able to at least do a good job with...

thefoo   February 12, 2014
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BionicBob has hit another one out of the park. I love Star Trek, and was one of the minority that enjoyed Enterprise. BionicBob took one of my favorite...

thefoo   January 27, 2014
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I understand the other reviewer's disappointment regarding this not being a true "reimagining" of the franchise, and to a point, I agree. However, at least in my opinion, NewSpock...

thefoo   January 07, 2014
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Overall, I agree with Neglify's review. Making this fanedit was obviously a difficult task, as the original intent of the movie was to water down the story by adding...

thefoo   January 01, 2014
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When I first viewed "The Lone Ranger", I was disappointed, to say the least. Not sure how Johnny Depp has managed to hypnotize Hollywood executives into making everything that...

thefoo   December 19, 2013
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Caveat - RollWave was kind enough to point me towards this fanedit when it became suddenly unavailable. RollWave personally contacted me after I expressed interest in viewing this edit....

thefoo   July 15, 2013
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I'm not a reviewer. "I don't know art, but I know what I like." I LIKE this. This is the ending we deserved....

thefoo   September 08, 2012
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Review by mjfrom516 — June 1, 2012 @ 6:37 am *This rating was given before reviews were required*

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