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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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mondarina   January 27, 2013
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The Highlanders II was a horrible movie, maybe the worst of the saga, including the new ones. For that reason, I think that it was a brave move from PhineasBg...

mondarina   January 27, 2013
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The Wizard of Oz is a great movie but an old one too. For that reason I think it was a brave move to try add something to it. ...

mondarina   January 27, 2013
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Titanic was a long and great movie that nearly everybody enjoyed. For that reason, I was not sure if adding more to it would improve it somehow. ...

mondarina   January 27, 2013
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Terminator 2 is probably the best movie James Cameron has ever done, which means that it was difficult to make a great improvement here. That is probably...

mondarina   January 27, 2013
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Taking into account that only a total of eight minutes were added, it is incredible how much a movie can be improved. It is not that Terminator...

mondarina   January 27, 2013
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Being Pulp Fiction one of the best movies of the 90's, it was not one made for my tastes.While I enjoy other of Tarantino's films, this was one that I...

mondarina   January 27, 2013
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Life of Brian is a great movie so making it extended was for me a great idea. Unfortunately, the quality of the added scenes are not as good as the...

mondarina   November 10, 2012
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Both, Superman III and Superman IV sucked a lot. The third one was quite boring and uninteresting while the fourth had a great villain but the rest of the movie...

mondarina   November 10, 2012
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I have always enjoyed Superman II a lot, being my favourite Superman Movie of all times. However, as I grew old I realised that at some points it had its...

mondarina   November 07, 2012
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Audio/Video Quality: Something similar to the first episode made by adigitalman happens here. The quality is good but not enough if we compare it with the Blu-Ray new editions that...

mondarina   November 06, 2012
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Audio/Video Quality: The Audio and Video Quality of the DVD version of this edit was allright. Nothing special specially by today standards but your eyes wil not be damaged after...

mondarina   November 05, 2012
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This was my favourite Harry Potter movie, so forgive me if I tend to be too subjective about it. For me this is the perfect transition between the children movies...

mondarina   October 23, 2012
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This is the only existing fanedit of the first movie in the Indiana Jones franchise and a brave one I must add. When no one seemed to...

mondarina   October 23, 2012
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Edited to make an in-depth review after rewatching the movie: Audio/Video Quality: I could not watch the DVD version of this edit but the quality of the...

mondarina   October 23, 2012
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Not much was added but everything was smoothly introduced making a very good fanedition. This was already a good movie without the extended bits but in my opinion the extra...

mondarina   October 23, 2012
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A longer version of one of the best movies in the Harry Potter franchise couldn't be bad. One more time adigitalman show us how an already good...

mondarina   October 23, 2012
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I real and mainly forgotten classic, finally extended as it deserves. Wit this edit adigitalman has managed to improve an already great movie by just adding five completely new scenes....

mondarina   October 23, 2012
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First of all I would like to clarify that I have not been able to watch the DVD edition, only the mp4 archive, so I am not goint to comment...

mondarina   October 23, 2012
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Audio/Video Quality: Based on the DVD version of this edit the its image and sound quality is average by today standards. However, because this is an old edition I consider...

mondarina   October 23, 2012
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We are here with the best of the Austin Powers movies. Contrary to the extended edition of the first one, a lot more is added in it, too much, in...

mondarina   October 23, 2012
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Austin Powers is one of those movies that the more you watch it the more you enjoy it. Now thanks to adigitalman the fun lasts I...

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