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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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joos   December 06, 2018
(Updated: December 06, 2018)
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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

Ok, so first off, I do have to say that I DO and DON'T recommend this edit, but hear me out. The narrative is perfect....

joos   December 05, 2016
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9.1
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8.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0

As far as edits go, this is a nearly flawless one and fixes the movie wholly. That's not to say it's on par with T1 or T2, but it's...

joos   November 27, 2016
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8.5
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7.0
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8.0
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7.0
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9.0
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9.0

I'll have to re-watch the Prometheus Unbound edit to see if it's still a more favorable edit than this as I originally pegged Unbound as the near perfect edit, but...

joos   May 15, 2016
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7.5
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0
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7.0

I'm a little torn with this one. First thing, of all the attempts I've seen to mash all 3 movies into a single film, this so far,...

FanMix
joos   September 10, 2015
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7.6
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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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7.0

This edit is in B&W, but oddly enough it works to a degree. I don't know if I can honestly say that - as an independent film - it works...

joos   January 18, 2015
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8.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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8.0
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7.0

The editing here is superb, and the quality of chopping these 2 films together is top notch. Unfortunately, the weak spots of the film are from the...

joos   November 15, 2014
(Updated: November 15, 2014)
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7.2
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8.0
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8.0
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7.0
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7.0
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7.0

For what it's essentially accomplishing, it's a good edit but relies too heavily on things you should already know from previously seeing the prequels in full. I don't know...

joos   November 09, 2014
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8.6
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0
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8.0

This is a pretty solid edit, probably the best I've seen so far for this entry. Not sure I like it more than the Ep 2 edit by HAL...

joos   November 09, 2014
(Updated: November 09, 2014)
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8.1
Audio/Video Quality 
 
7.0
Visual Editing 
 
8.0
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8.0
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9.0
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8.0

Dude. Seriously. You took a pile of horse crap and made it into a chunk of silver - not gold, but oh so much silver! I don't...

joos   June 23, 2014
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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

Wow. Well that was a surprise. You know, I've seen this movie enough times via edits to where I thought I knew what I...

FanMix
joos   June 23, 2014
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0

Well, there's not a whole ton to say here except it's better than the original. Not that I hated the original or anything but it did have a slew...

joos   June 23, 2014
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5.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
7.0
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7.0
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7.0
Narrative 
 
5.0
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5.0

Based on all the reviews glowing about this one, I thought it would be more entertaining, and while the editing is good for what it's trying to accomplish, I found...

joos   June 16, 2014
(Updated: November 27, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
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

I'm just shy of saying "finally a perfect edit" on this one mainly because of the opening. Really, that's the biggest ding I have on this edit...beyond that, it's...

joos   June 16, 2014
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6.2
Audio/Video Quality 
 
5.0
Visual Editing 
 
5.0
Audio Editing 
 
5.0
Narrative 
 
6.0
Enjoyment 
 
7.0

Another reviewer commented that there were no hard cuts, so maybe there's another version of this edit floating around, but the one I got from fanedit.info has many hard cuts...

joos   June 16, 2014
Overall rating 
 
6.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
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8.0
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9.0
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8.0
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5.0

First off, my low enjoyment factor has nothing to do with the edit itself, it's because even with all of the garbage edited out, it's still a boring and messy...

joos   June 12, 2014
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8.2
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0

The original film was a complete disgrace to Conan and cinema in general. I think I remember rating it a 2/10 after I first saw it. Just a...

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