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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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q2   December 23, 2018
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8.7
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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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8.0

L8wrtr has done a tremendous job streamlining The Hobbit, a series I felt way too bloated and unnecessarily long. Gone are many of my the grievances. I am torn, however,...

q2   December 04, 2017
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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've always believed one should be able to watch a movie with the audio muted and still be able to know what is going on. Perhaps it's because I've seen...

q2   December 04, 2017
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9.9
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0

I'm a huge James Cameron fan and I've seen Titanic, perhaps shamefully so, too many times. I even tackled my own version of Titanic several years ago reinserting all the...

q2   November 15, 2017
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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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8.0
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9.0

There isn't a whole lot to say about this edit. Deathlok follows what DSM2337 set out to do with his previous edits "The Clairvoyant" and "Centipede". It combines several episodes...

q2   June 10, 2016
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8.9
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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9.0

There's not much more I can say that hasn't already been said. After a disappointing first season that felt a little haphazard, this edit certainly condensed bits of the season...

q2   April 16, 2016
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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

My wife and I watched this edit and thoroughly enjoyed it. The tagline for this edit, "The Epic Finale Hunger Games Fans Deserve", is 100% accurate. The Hunger Games took...

q2   April 20, 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

I was not a fan of the theatrical cut of Man of Steel. It was bloated, pretentious, and I felt nothing for any of the characters. DSM2337 does a nice...

FanMix
q2   March 15, 2015
Overall rating 
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
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10.0
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8.0
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9.0

As with all TMBTM films the visual and audio editing are flawless. Unless you know what has been cut you'll never notice something is missing. Picture quality is what's to...

q2   February 21, 2015
Overall rating 
 
8.1
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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8.0
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7.0

The idea of In the Mouth of Event Horizon, I think, sounds good on paper but in practice didn't work as well as I'd hoped. Both films star Sam Neill,...

q2   February 01, 2014
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9.2
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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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9.0

There's not much more I can say that hasn't already been said. It's a solid edit that greatly improves upon the theatrical release. Characters behave less silly, the mystery preserved,...

q2   December 07, 2013
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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

When I saw The Hobbit in the theater I was bored. It was too long with too much filler. It felt padded for no reason other than to stretch out...

FanMix
q2   March 25, 2013
(Updated: September 12, 2013)
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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

When TMBTM announced this project a few months back I was deeply intrigued. Taking the viewer on "a journey about us" is no small feat, and I think if anyone...

Documentary/Review
q2   January 01, 2013
Overall rating 
 
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

Pretty much everything I said in my Building Empire review stands here. The only difference is there were no video or audio glitches. Wonderful commentary/documentary on Return of the Jedi,...

Documentary/Review
q2   December 31, 2012
(Updated: January 01, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
9.6
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8.0
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0

Not much to say that hasn't already been said. Extremely detailed and very informative. I love the candid moments of the cast in crew in the behind-the-scenes footage, as well...

Documentary/Review
q2   December 29, 2012
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9.8
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8.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0

This has got to be the most exhaustive documentary on Star Wars I've ever seen. I don't know where or how Jambe got most of his behind-the-scenes footage, but this...

q2   December 25, 2012
(Updated: December 25, 2012)
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9.9
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0

I watched this with my family on Christmas Day. It's been a couple years since I've seen the film, and much longer since I've read the book. Because of that...

Documentary/Review
q2   September 09, 2012
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10.0
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10.0

Review by Q2 — June 20, 2012 @ 10:59 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required*

q2   September 07, 2012
(Updated: September 07, 2012)
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6.0
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6.0

zackepple dec 15 2009 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

q2   September 02, 2012
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8.0
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8.0

Q2 feb 21 2010 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

q2   August 29, 2012
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10.0
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10.0

joebshmoe Feb 13 2009 wow! EASILY my favorite CBB fanedit and one of my favorites period. technical quality is perfect and the perspective change...

q2   August 28, 2012
(Updated: August 28, 2012)
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9.0
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9.0

*This rating was given before reviews were required*

q2   August 26, 2012
Overall rating 
 
8.0
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7.0
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9.0
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10.0
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7.0
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8.0

Overall I enjoyed this edit of "Nemesis". Much of the filler subplots are gone (always a good thing) and what we're left is a tight film that moves along nicely....

q2   February 05, 2011
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7.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
7.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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7.0

I disagree with a previous reviewer that this was the “Star Trek V” of the TNG films. In my book, “Insurrection” takes that honor. It was much more an extended...

q2   January 16, 2011
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7.4
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7.0
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8.0
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10.0
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7.0
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7.0

There isn’t much I can say that hasn’t been said. Overall, I enjoyed the edit. While I never disliked the opening with the original crew, I didn’t miss it. However,...

q2   October 04, 2010
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8.8
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9.0
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8.0
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8.0
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9.0
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9.0

Overall I really enjoyed L8wrtr’s take on The Phantom Menace. Though some of the cuts seemed obvious to me, this could be because I’m so familiar with the original that...

q2   August 21, 2010
(Updated: August 21, 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

I was very excited to see this in AVCHD and am glad I waited. The quality is amazingly crisp with the exception of a few artifacts in deep blacks. This...

q2   July 18, 2010
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9.1
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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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9.0

There isn’t much to add what MonsterCow said. He hit the nail on the head. This is a far superior version to the original release. While still not a scary...

q2   July 12, 2010
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7.4
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8.0
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7.0
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10.0
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7.0
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7.0

I agree that this fanedit is not for everybody. While I enjoyed “Blue Skies on Mars” I still prefer the original as silly as it is. I think the ultimate...

q2   December 03, 2008
Overall rating 
 
8.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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8.0

The tightest cut of Slumberland’s prequels, “Fall of the Republic” is what “Revenge of the Sith” should have been. Only three minor problems for me but these are minor compared...

q2   December 03, 2008
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7.7
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8.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
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10.0
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7.0
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7.0

The clunky dialog to show the love of Anakin and Padme has been removed and a deleted scene restored makes “The Gathering Storm” a far superior film. The one thing...

q2   December 03, 2008
Overall rating 
 
8.2
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
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10.0
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7.0
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8.0

While the film could have used even a bit more trimming this version of “The Phantom Menace” is very enjoyable.

q2   December 02, 2008
Overall rating 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

*This rating was given before reviews were required*

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