Reviews written by that-one-guy

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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that-one-guy   February 23, 2017
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8.9
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10.0
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8.0
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This is a really good fanedit; I'm a sucker for the idea of presenting/editing a film into a different style than its original form, and this edit is a very...

that-one-guy   February 04, 2017
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9.3
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10.0
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9.0
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As with all TM2YC edits, the AV quality and editing are top-notch. The changes are all executed seamlessly, and for me at least make for an improved...

that-one-guy   October 08, 2016
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Another very nice handling of tricky source material; it doesn't quite hang together in an entirely convincing fashion (Phil's demeanour near the start doesn't make sense in the context of...

Shorts
that-one-guy   October 08, 2016
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I am comparatively unfamiliar with Reno 911 and I'm not generally a fan of this particular style of show; however, where previous shorts done in this style have left me...

that-one-guy   October 08, 2016
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8.7
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8.0
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7.0
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9.0
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Another impressive effort at condensing a story and maintaining coherence. Most of the editing seemed fine to me - as some others have noted, the only significant issue with this...

Shorts
that-one-guy   October 08, 2016
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9.5
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I enjoyed this one a lot. I think Fight Club is a great film and have seen it a number of times, and overall I think thecuddlyninja's effort at condensing...

that-one-guy   September 30, 2016
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Peculiar and brilliant. John Cusack presents his top 5 breakups in chronological order, and gives us a brief tour of his career to date along the way. The editing is...

that-one-guy   September 30, 2016
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A great example of editing, with what sounds like a lot of technical work for stylistic purposes. It's been a while since I've watched KKIII, but the narrative was just...

Shorts
that-one-guy   September 30, 2016
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Very nice work! Considering the number of characters in Drive, this edit does a very good job of cutting it down to focus on the core relationship between Gosling &...

Shorts
that-one-guy   September 30, 2016
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A fantastically-assembled, fairly depressing story about love vs addiction. It's been a while since I watched Requiem For A Dream but the editing was IMO seamless - not just in...

that-one-guy   February 01, 2015
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8.0
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8.0
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A good effort at taking what amounts to "What if Doctor Who's protagonist was actually a pair of American slackers?" AKA Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and condensing it into...

that-one-guy   December 10, 2014
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9.7
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I'll start by saying that Under The Skin has been one of my favourite films of 2014. I like my science-fiction weird and my horror creepy and unsettling, and I'm...

Shorts
that-one-guy   December 10, 2014
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This is magnificent stuff. In choosing to remove all non-music soundtrack elements, Neglify has managed to nonetheless craft a short that's extremely unsettling and very effective. The narrative thread is...

that-one-guy   November 03, 2014
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9.8
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Pacific Rim, for me, wasn't a film that really needs a definitive version. I walked into the cinema wanting Totally Not Transformers Vs Definitely Not Godzilla, and that's what I...

that-one-guy   July 17, 2014
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9.8
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This is a gret take on Blade Runner; it never would have occured to me that this interpretation could work, but it works and feels sufficiently natural that you could...

that-one-guy   January 31, 2014
(Updated: February 01, 2014)
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9.8
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10.0
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Before you read any further, please note that THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SOME SPOILERS. You have been warned. I've been a big fan of The Matrix since seeing...

FanFix
that-one-guy   January 30, 2014
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8.8
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9.0
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7.0
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9.0
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Before I get into my review, I should say that I quite enjoyed Lords Of Salem - it has a weak denoument, but most of the film is about building...

that-one-guy   January 08, 2014
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7.9
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10.0
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7.0
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It seems only fair to separate technical comments from narrative ones. On the technical front, this is flawless as far as I can see. Video and audio were both flawless...

that-one-guy   January 08, 2014
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8.6
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Three short stories about the working life of police officers. Necessarily short, and not always offering closure, but interesting all the same. I enjoyed these, and applaud Neglify's decision to...

that-one-guy   January 08, 2014
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9.5
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I really liked this. The story was edited very neatly to work as a standalone piece, with the flashback outlining the plan as it goes into action giving it a...

Shorts
that-one-guy   January 06, 2014
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6.9
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8.0
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This was fun, although I'm not really the target audience for these kind of 80s TV throwback projects. It was almost like a Robocop TV show filtered through the sensibilities...

that-one-guy   January 06, 2014
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9.8
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This was a fantastic edit - it's a great example of an edit that doesn't feel like an edit, just a story in its own right. Great work.

that-one-guy   February 12, 2013
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8.4
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Before I say anything else, I want to clarify the scores I've given: I've assigned Severian's edit a score of 8/10 for both Narrative and Enjoyment. These should be taken...

that-one-guy   October 31, 2012
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8.5
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9.0
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I'm a big fan of Scott Pilgrim in both comics and film form, so when I saw that Sportsman had put together this edit I grabbed it straight away. ...

that-one-guy   October 31, 2012
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When I first watched Rob Zombie's Halloween films, I was disappointed - in both films there was an excellent story fighting to make itself known, buried under studio-imposed foolishness. ...

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