Reviews written by zarius

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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zarius   February 10, 2019
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That was a pleasant little use of my time. No hard cuts detected, plot rattled along, didn't even notice Tin Tin was missing. A splendid job.

zarius   February 10, 2019
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The original Battlestar Galactica is one of those great tragedies in Hollywood...a series with great promise and ambition let down by hasty network decisions and executive meddling. The first season...

zarius   February 09, 2019
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I watched Superman Returns about twice theartrically...I remember being in love with it at the time because I was on quite a Reeve kick, but now I see how problematic...

zarius   February 09, 2019
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This is a great TV-format that calls back to the good old days of strict censorship that plauged (or highly amused) fans of gripping r-rated dramas back in the day....

zarius   February 05, 2019
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One of the all time classic Superman 2 edits, this is the best of both worlds, Lester and Donner's best moments mashed together to form a coherent and consistent take...

zarius   February 04, 2019
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I quite enjoyed the original cut at the time, but this edit strengthens the narrative, diminishing the nagging from Pepper and the more obnoxious Hammer moments. The deleted scenes and...

zarius   February 04, 2019
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With this light edit, the movie goes by at a much brisker pace, focusing on the things that drive our heroes to make their choices rather than the situations, we...

zarius   January 28, 2019
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This is a very neat two-in-one edit, JW1 works much better as backstory to a film with more incident and substance. It flows fairly well together, I wasn't taken out...

zarius   September 23, 2018
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Dude, where's your review? Where's your review dude? Dude, there's your review. Another top-notch "reality cut" from Bobson. All existing tension has been nullified, leaving...

zarius   September 11, 2018
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I loved the original cut and the mixture here of the best of the original and super duper cut is well put together and just as much fun.

zarius   September 10, 2018
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I actually liked a lot of the original cut of the Last Jedi, but often found myself disengaged with the humor and needless side stories. What hooked me was the...

zarius   August 18, 2018
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Leaps better than the theatrical cut. Audio transistions were very smooth and allowed for seamless bridging of the deleted scenes, there were a few abrupt points that have been mentioned...

zarius   July 11, 2018
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A much quicker BTTF 2 with repetitious scenes and other distractions removed to bring you the plot at a brisker pace. Sound mixing was fine and I love opening the...

Documentary/Review
zarius   June 10, 2018
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8.2
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7.0
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Redlettermedia have made quite a name for themselves over the years...especially in the wake of ever growing criticism of the Star Wars brand, so it's interesting to take a look...

zarius   April 22, 2018
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Having seen both versions, I have a hard time picking which one is my favorite even with all the errors of Moviejim's take...there's something incredibly endearing about his effort and...

zarius   March 26, 2018
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Sinbad brings the style and pacing of 24 to the Die Hard franchise. Some skifull editing ensures we see this blockbuster action set-piece tackled from various different angles, with the...

zarius   March 12, 2018
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In an attempt to better balance out the themes and messages behind Snyder's vision, samspider3 has taken a unique approach to the first outing for the DCEU's take on the...

zarius   January 22, 2018
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A powerful and streamlined take on this much malinged entry in the Synderverse. Mr. Blue takes familiar cues from the Dark Knight Trilogy and uses them to enhance Bruce's journey....

zarius   January 06, 2018
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Ever wonder what Mask of the Phantasm would look like cut down for syndication? Worry no more and add this to your collection alongside all your other episodes of Batman:...

zarius   December 05, 2017
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Excellent edit. Touches on the important and emotional story beats in half the time it takes to sit through the film. At times I wish there were better mixes of...

zarius   October 29, 2017
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A streamlined presentation, things that got in the way of people really getting behind a decent reinterpretation of the Superman legend. This is also, pleasantly, more of a sanitized edit...

zarius   October 10, 2017
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The first in a series that seeks to tighten the chronology in the X-Franchise, this one casts a tighter spotlight on Eric Lesnher, aka Magneto, and focuses on his journey....

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zarius   October 10, 2017
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Ryaney stitches together the remainder of the Mary Watson arc here, and the result is an even stronger offering than his equally fun "Return of Sherlock", mainly because there's more...

zarius   August 01, 2017
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A very solid merging of two Sherlock episodes. First there is the riveting ''Empty Hearse'', which is smartly edited to shorte it's length without missing any essential beats, keeping what...

zarius   July 08, 2017
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This is'nt a bad one really, Zion is'nt really missed, the scenes on the ships are our best window into the ''real world'' and don't deter the drama all that...

zarius   July 06, 2017
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Josh Trank's disastrous movie repurposed as a television pilot is an idea that sort of demands you pay attention to it against your better judgements...but the key to fanediting is...

zarius   June 22, 2017
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This is a bold undertaking, and the true magic of fanediting... taking the narrative as it exists and flipping it on it's lid. It astonishes me that the Warchowskis accidently...

zarius   June 21, 2017
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Batman v Superman is a complex, overly angry and edgy beast, but much like DC's recent ''Rebirth'' iniative in the comic books, sometimes hope is all you need to tame...

zarius   February 05, 2016
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Man of Steel is a complicated beast...there are parts of it I absolutely love, but at an overdrawn length, a confounding ending, and way too much decompression at the start,...

zarius   January 21, 2016
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As a kid I had the "official" edit of this on VHS, it was called "The Venom Saga". This particular edit did many different things in comparison while tightening the...

zarius   June 25, 2015
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This is probably the best "3-in-1" prequel edit of Star Wars I've seen attempted. The idea to use the climatic lightsaber duel of the Phantom Menace as a pre-credits scene...

zarius   June 20, 2015
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Absolute gem of an edit. Anakin's downfall is more in-line with the way the OT explained, and removing Obi-Wan's "DEMOCRACY" line, which was hysterically over-the-top, was a nice addition too....

zarius   June 19, 2015
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I am an apologist for this movie. Don't ask why, I don't think I could give you a reasonable answer. It's just one of those films I have all day...

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zarius   June 16, 2015
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Blackadder Back and Forth was a curious old thing...made it at the time as a complimentary peice for the ill-advised Millennium Dome eyesore. While it was nice to see plenty...

FanFix
zarius   January 04, 2015
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Skyfall can be best described in the actual movie, "A Rubix Cube That Keeps Fighting Back", it presents a great deal of editing challenges to smooth over and perfect certain...

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zarius   November 14, 2014
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A great concept and it works sensationally better as a tv short. The cameos are well inserted (especially the Lethal Weapon portion) and the ad break was inspired and perfectly...

zarius   November 14, 2014
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Quite liked this presentation. The concept is unique and while the presentation may not be all that clear to watch, the editing is almost never quite as abrupt as other...

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zarius   November 12, 2014
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It's always good to see the vintage and versatile offerings of Olmos, and this edit packs a really hefty punch. With some inspired touches (the opening and the regrading) and...

zarius   November 09, 2014
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I think leaving out the bulk of Cranston's part to play in this story was definitely the right call by Kris for this edit. Everything we need to know is...

zarius   November 06, 2014
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Four score and...twelve minutes ago. We, your peers, embarked on a most tubular fanedit, conceived by our new friend wayneworkman12. A stirring soundtrack accompanies a nifty assembly of the historical...

zarius   November 04, 2014
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I grew up on these old serials, they would rerun them in the UK a lot in the early 90s, so seeing a throwback to them just got me grinning...

zarius   October 14, 2014
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I have been a devoted follower of the BSG franchise since the day I bought, on a whim, a vintage 70s annual at a car boot sale. I was fascinated...

zarius   October 11, 2014
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Two fan-favourite Miami Vice episodes mashed into one accelerated ride, it's always fun to see Sunny kicked up the rear end personally for our angsty enjoyment and these two stories...

zarius   October 10, 2014
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This was a sensational edit, condensing a sound portion of the second movie, and tightening up the muddled third act, rearranging key scenes and stumbling on very creative solutions to...

zarius   October 05, 2014
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The TNG crew always had a rougher ride at the big screen than their predecessors, with many claiming the only gold nugget was First Contact. I've always enjoyed them personally...

zarius   July 26, 2014
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I loved the choice of opening for this, it sets the right kind of tone for the dramatics that follow, and any extended focus on Maria is quite welcome, she's...

zarius   July 21, 2014
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Not often do you get to see the original Thunderball edited, usually it's the nefarious remake that gets the attention, but the original source has it's own share of problems...

zarius   July 07, 2014
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Sherlock is one of my top choice shows and I knew there was something there that could be edited, sometimes it can be a little too self-indulgent and the 'resolution'...

zarius   June 30, 2014
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The biggest concern I have with mashing Smallville episodes together is sometimes the narratives can be hard to deconstruct to create a new type of scene that fits into an...

zarius   June 23, 2014
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I am very impressed with the visual rendering, and the comparison video Mark packaged with the edit proved educational and were reminiscent of the TF Movie DVDs I picked up...

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