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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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ssj   October 10, 2012
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9.7
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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I fucking loved this. Something about seeing the most magical and super of the Superman thespians in an intelligently constructed story makes Son of Jor-El my favorite Superman movie ever,...

ssj   September 27, 2012
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10.0
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10.0

An instructional music video for horror survivalists. Brief and compact. Enjoyed its high energy. Excellent use of text as a kinetic visual element. Maintained my interest all the way thru....

Shorts
ssj   September 26, 2012
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10.0
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10.0

TMBTM opens up the interdimensional barrier yet again. It's like he knows which glowing gems to touch inside the pylon.

Shorts
ssj   September 26, 2012
(Updated: September 27, 2012)
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10.0
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10.0

Bullwinkle: Hey, Rocky! Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat. Rocky: Bullwinkle, it says here that for you to inherit the fortune, you have to...

ssj   September 26, 2012
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9.5
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0

Turd polishing/turkey glazing at its finest. It's obvious a lot of Spicediver care and attention went into demucking the theatrical release and turning it into an altogether...

ssj   September 21, 2012
(Updated: September 21, 2012)
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8.8
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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8.0

I was too inebriated to appreciate this movie when it came out, though I vaguely recall it feeling lengthy and rather talky at times in an unpleasant stage production kind...

ssj   September 16, 2012
(Updated: September 16, 2012)
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7.2
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10.0
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10.0
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8.0
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7.0
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6.0

TMBTM has managed to do a difficult thing: rescore a movie. The lyrics by Within Temptation often match the on-screen action/emotions surprisingly well. I can appreciate the amount of work...

ssj   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 13, 2012)
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9.0
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8.0
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9.0
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8.0
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10.0
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9.0

The added scenes really flesh out the characters, and not just the green ones. Same amount of smash, more humanity. QuickCut helps to bring back some of...

ssj   September 10, 2012
(Updated: September 10, 2012)
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7.1
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8.0
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9.0
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7.0
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6.0
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7.0

The new score, when present, changes the tone of the movie. The music turns familiar scenes sublime, now oozing with depth and gravitas. A few scenes become art-house sci-fi, in...

Shorts
ssj   September 10, 2012
(Updated: September 10, 2012)
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9.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0

Funky, cosmic, and meditative. Blueyoda's your interstellar DJ/cabbie, and be prepared for the possibility he'll drop you off somewhere other than where you left.

ssj   September 10, 2012
(Updated: September 11, 2012)
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10.0
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10.0

I just got time-machined. This edit took me back to the '70s and early '80s and gave this little hunk o' postmodernism a patina of, um, well, modernism. . ....

ssj   September 09, 2012
Overall rating 
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality 
 
6.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0

Genius wearing a lowest common denominator suit. Picks apart The Phantom Menace to expose precisely why there's stool on our theater seat and in our popcorn, so to speak. ...

ssj   September 09, 2012
(Updated: September 09, 2012)
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9.4
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6.0
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0

This review is based on an online viewing of this video. RedLetterMedia takes a nekkid emperor (the metaphorical kind) and shows him to be even moar nekkider....

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FanFix
ssj   September 07, 2012
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10.0
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10.0

This B movie's got it all: vicious, unthinking eating machines, human fodder for said machines, sad cougars, hampered young romance, awesome boobs, and 'splosions. Best of all, it's all watchable,...

ssj   September 04, 2012
(Updated: September 05, 2012)
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8.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
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9.0
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6.0
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8.0

The musical pieces were really groovy. Kubrick's images and Adabisi's selections fit remarkably well; he's your DJ for this cosmic journey, and his touch is deft, aside from the opening...

TV-to-Movie
ssj   August 29, 2012
(Updated: August 29, 2012)
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9.7
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0

Wow. Who would've thunk that a Supes serial with almost no physical conflict and almost no superhuman stunts would be more fun to watch than the Boy of Steel dodging...

ssj   August 29, 2012
(Updated: August 29, 2012)
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9.3
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0

Lynch's film can never be the Dune I imagined from my reading, but this has to be the best cinematic version yet. The division into chapters, the choice quotes, the...

ssj   August 28, 2012
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0

small trims, better film. I won't have much need (ever) to whip out the ol' theatrical release, 'cause neg's version is tighter.

FanMix
ssj   August 24, 2012
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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These chicks are seriously nuts. And their inner/outer torment is your ticket to some messed-up entertainment. The humor is wicked, and so is the pacing. The original films' fat has...

ssj   July 19, 2012
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9.8
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0

The first time I saw The Departed, it seemed rather long. Neg’s cut, despite being a little over two hours, is paced just right. One...

ssj   July 17, 2012
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9.7
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0

Man, this edit was fun! Grindhouse and Tarantino come together like mustard and tuna. Pushing things along to the Titty Twister was Buddha-level righteous and wise; there’s still enough time...

ssj   June 28, 2012
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9.2
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0

Very enjoyable trip down Memory Lane. As blueyoda noted, the editing is seamless; Attack of the Fembots truly comes across as a feature movie of its time, not a serial....

ssj   June 22, 2012
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8.1
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8.0
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8.0
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7.0
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9.0
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8.0

Trumps The Phantom Edit by chubby margins. This is now my definitive go-to version of Episold 1. Deal with that, Mr. Lucas. Certain parts are...

ssj   May 19, 2012
(Updated: August 21, 2012)
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9.8
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0

Boy, did TMBTM give Empire a wedgie. . . in a good way. This edit has so much fresh on it, it deserves a bootyload of notoriety. ...

ssj   May 13, 2012
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0

Brilliant edit. Moving back the Death in the Family sequence and all those nips and tucks made the movie more solid, and it was already solid to begin with. At...

ssj   May 04, 2012
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9.3
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0

Couldn't stand the diarrheal theatrical version. But L8wrtr hoses away the cringe and the stool to reveal a very watchable cut, a feat which I considered impossible, even by an...

ssj   April 26, 2012
(Updated: July 16, 2012)
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10.0
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10.0

Nonlinear storytelling can make for great entertainment—take Pulp Fiction. But the degree of fragmentation also matters. Pulp Fiction’s nonlinearity worked because its fragments came in big enough chunks. ...

ssj   April 16, 2012
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0

Scream 4’s ending is overblown and annoyingly dragged out. Fortunately, Neg applies his digital knife to the movie to give us a proper cliffhanger and a vastly improved ending. ...

ssj   April 15, 2012
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9.7
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0

The John Williams score works far better than the original music. It seems pretty wild that changing the music could raise the movie’s dignity (not as outlandish as it sounds!)...

ssj   April 13, 2012
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9.0
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9.0

Masterful editing. Rogue hacks away at boring filler to tell a story with grace and economy. A testament to the quality of this version: I don’t think I can watch...

ssj   April 09, 2012
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
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8.0
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9.0

With all the emasculation in the theatrical version, even women and inanimate objects were not spared. Geminigod rides like sunshine into orcish eyes to remove large elements of boolsheet, and...

ssj   March 21, 2012
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9.8
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0

This edit was great fun. Neglify chose a movie that, to begin with, didn’t take itself too seriously, making the edit even more enjoyable. One of the most obvious changes...

ssj   March 07, 2012
(Updated: August 21, 2012)
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0

I was spoiled by viewing njvc's version before the theatrical cut, and comparing the two is like asking which one gives off more warmth, a campfire or a match? ...

ssj   August 31, 2011
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9.0
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9.0

Groovy. There’s no plot, per se, but there is a flow. In the spirit of an impressionist painting, this piece floats sound and images down the river of your mind....

ssj   April 09, 2011
(Updated: August 21, 2012)
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0

This is the definitive version of Terminator 3, IMHO. When I first saw the T3 theatrical release, I didn’t think it was fixable. But UA’s painstaking work...

ssj   April 09, 2011
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9.9
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0

I had way too much fun watching this. This is now my favorite version of Star Wars–hands-down more enjoyable than the 1977 theatrical cut. If...

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