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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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newspock   March 28, 2016
(Updated: March 29, 2016)
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8.1
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9.0
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9.0
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7.0
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"We are the night" is a very enjoyable german vampyre movie. ---Spoilers ahead----- It's not perfect, the question why male vampires would be more dangerous, seldestructive, too...

newspock   March 26, 2016
(Updated: March 26, 2016)
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8.2
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7.0
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9.0
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10.0
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8.0
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8.0

Agent 9's audio work in this edit is great, replacing the soundtrack in parts of the movie with more classical Terminator-tunes, really heightens the enjoyment. I also liked the new...

newspock   March 26, 2016
(Updated: March 26, 2016)
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7.8
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7.0
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8.0
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9.0
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7.0
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8.0

Brilliant idea to use subtitles to create a new story. Yes, the story doesn't make fully sense, but it's just fascinating reading about monsters and necromancers... gives it a completely...

newspock   October 05, 2015
(Updated: October 05, 2015)
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9.6
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0

Wow, this was a nice edit, thanks LastSurvivor! I always liked the movie in the original, and felt it was a bit underrated, but found the references to the other...

newspock   October 03, 2015
(Updated: October 03, 2015)
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8.1
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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7.0
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8.0

I enjoyed this edit more than I should and that is because of the massive replacement of the soundtrack with parts from John William's soundtrack* from older Superman-movies and because...

newspock   June 27, 2015
(Updated: June 27, 2015)
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6.8
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9.0
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8.0
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9.0
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6.0
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6.0

This is a technically (except for a sudden fade to black at minute 58:02 or so) well edited 3-in-1-edit of the Star Wars Prequels. But I felt like the narrative...

Shorts
newspock   May 28, 2015
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9.2
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0

Wow, that was really nice. Lots of creativity and skill at display in this short-movie-fanedit. I think there should be a subgenre defined for these short-movie-fanedits made out of a...

newspock   April 26, 2015
(Updated: April 26, 2015)
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8.3
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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8.0

I like Hobbit 2, but Hobbit 1 (with the exception of the dwarfes entering Bilbo's home and the whole sequence with Gollum) and 3 I find to be completely uninteresting...

newspock   December 13, 2014
(Updated: December 13, 2014)
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7.5
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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6.0
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7.0

I absolutely adore Terminator 1, and I really like Terminator 2, but all the other sequels didn't do it for me. I was intrigued to see this experiment of...

newspock   September 14, 2014
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7.6
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5.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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7.0

I watched "War of the stars 2" just recently, so I was somewhat prepared for this. ---Spoiler-warning--- The intention was to downgrade the videoquality, ie. to...

newspock   September 13, 2014
(Updated: September 14, 2014)
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8.7
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6.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0

I didn't watch the first part yet, so I came to this fully fresh and unprepared. ---Spoiler-warning---- The first half and a little bit more of this...

newspock   August 08, 2014
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7.7
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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6.0
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7.0

When I saw the theatrical version of Green Lantern I was disappointed. It was nowhere near the quality of Spiderman, Batman Begins or the whole lot of Marvel-comic-movies (only Hulk...

newspock   July 28, 2014
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8.9
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6.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0

I really love Terminator 1, even though it lacks the production values and budget of the sequel, it has that raw style and uncompromising thrills and an undeniable originality. The...

newspock   May 25, 2014
(Updated: May 25, 2014)
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7.8
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9.0
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9.0
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6.0
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7.0
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8.0

I watched this the other night. My impression: It's a mess of a movie-edit and yet it is brilliant at the same time! First...

newspock   April 26, 2014
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7.8
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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7.0
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7.0

I really like Thor 1, imho it was entertaining and had a good story-arc with the protagonist going through a period of character-building. I really don't like Thor 2...

newspock   August 08, 2012
(Updated: September 02, 2012)
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9.0
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9.0

Imho “Dawn of the empire” is your best fan-edit, l8wrtr, because you manage to edit it in such a way that it isn’t obvious that it is a fan-edit, there...

newspock   August 07, 2012
(Updated: September 01, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

I never liked the Star wars prequels, because they are too crowded with scenes and dialogue and story that it all seems dense and rushed. The original trilogy succeeded because...

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