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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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zarius   June 19, 2015
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9.6
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9.0
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10.0
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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...

Shorts
zarius   June 16, 2015
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9.0
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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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8.4
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10.0
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7.0
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10.0
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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...

Shorts
zarius   November 14, 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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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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8.6
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5.0
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7.0
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10.0
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7.0
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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...

TV-to-Movie
zarius   November 12, 2014
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9.9
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10.0
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9.0
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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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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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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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9.7
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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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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10.0
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10.0
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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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9.7
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8.0
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
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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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10.0
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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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10.0
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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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9.8
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0

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 21, 2014
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9.7
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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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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10.0
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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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9.6
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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10.0
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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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9.7
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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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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...

zarius   June 18, 2014
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9.2
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8.0
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7.0
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7.0
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10.0
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10.0

matrixgrindhouse takes a comical gem and modifies it to the best of his ability to make it a pulpish noir 'tec caper. The editing may appear choppy, but given the...

zarius   June 14, 2014
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10.0
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Fantastic editing on hand here. You don't just get a restructuring, you get a whole repurposing, no silly introductions, no "this is TARDIS" (no relation to SPARTA), This is what...

TV-to-Movie
zarius   June 13, 2014
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9.7
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8.0
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9.0
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I'm not too familiar with Matt Smith's early work outside of "Party Animals", but TM2YC has provided me with a neat insight into his pre-Doctor Who days with this...

zarius   June 10, 2014
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8.8
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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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This is an edit that took me a little while to absorb, but when I got into it and began to understood the intent...to tell the story of people clutching...

zarius   June 07, 2014
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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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Superman Returns is a gift that keeps on giving. Some of the most refined fanedits in the community have come from attempting to make something more out of Bryan Synger's...

zarius   May 22, 2014
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9.1
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9.0
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0
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10.0

M.A.S.H is one of those shows that lends itself well to creative editing, with it's loose sequence of comical set-peices, assortment of endearing characters going through more than one personal...

zarius   May 22, 2014
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8.6
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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10.0
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Star Trek VI is one of those Trek movies I can't get enough of, Shakesperian Klingons, the Kirk vs Shape-Shifter Kirk fight, Spock playing Sherlock Holmes and solving a rather...

zarius   May 11, 2014
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6.9
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10.0
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6.0
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8.0
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5.0
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7.0

This is a very inspired bit of editing here and there are plenty of strong points to list, first off, I love the use of news footage to convey the...

zarius   May 11, 2014
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9.6
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9.0
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8.0
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A very skillfully edited edition of the first outing for the man of steel, and it's astonishing to think with a little more paitence, the Salkinds and Donner could have...

zarius   July 25, 2008
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10.0
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10.0

Batman Forever is one of the best Batman movies, a finanical success at the box office, contained definitive performances from Carrey and Kilmer as a more beleivable and conflicted Batman,...

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