Reviews written by ranger613

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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FanFix
ranger613   November 28, 2014
(Updated: November 28, 2014)
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This is a fantastic 007 edit by LastSurvivor of Sam Mendes' Skyfall. The original, while an undeniably solid film, had quite a few flaws or rather nagging points that might...

ranger613   November 27, 2014
(Updated: November 27, 2014)
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This was such a joy to watch. I don't think any amount of praise will do any justice to the creativity on display here. It's SD, has a noticeable rough...

ranger613   November 23, 2014
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This is from my review of part 3 of the trilogy which judges the trilogy as a whole. Bottom line: If you like sci fi, please give...

ranger613   November 23, 2014
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This is from my review of part 3 of the trilogy which judges the trilogy as a whole. Bottom line: If you like sci fi, please give...

Shorts
ranger613   November 23, 2014
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Pretty cool edit of an underrated film, the story flows well and the soundtracks great with a mix of Tangerine Dream and Day of the Dead. Recommended

ranger613   November 23, 2014
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6.4
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Interesting edit, and the effects were cool. The narrative was a bit slow, and the resolution was quite lost on me. However, the semantics are interesting and worth a look...

Shorts
ranger613   November 23, 2014
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6.4
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The narrative is choppy and does not get to the point soon enough, but some iconic moments from the original are preserved here nonetheless. An interesting watch and a decent...

ranger613   November 22, 2014
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Really great short of one of the few great comic book films in the last decade. While the original Stallone flick is completely forgettable, 2012's Dredd was a fantastic film,...

Documentary/Review
ranger613   November 22, 2014
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9.6
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I watched this recently after checking out RedLetterMedia's Indiana Jones edit. These guys are incredibly funny, and I was surprised to see these packages here on FE (I believe they...

ranger613   November 22, 2014
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9.7
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Fantastic edit--this is what a James Bond edit should be. Concise, to the point and serious enough to be genuinely believable. Really great work Ed, replaces my copy of Moonraker...

ranger613   November 20, 2014
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Rogue is a visual master, and his expert knowledge of all things retro astounds me. Having previewed one of is in-the-works edits (which is the single greatest silent film I...

ranger613   November 20, 2014
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8.2
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This was an interesting edit. It is courageous in that it banks 100% on your ability to conjure up images to accompany the very clever, well acted out narrative. However,...

ranger613   November 20, 2014
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9.3
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Terminator 1 is the first movie I ever watched, still remember the old VHS I used to rewatch a million times as a kid (with the sex scene expertly taped...

ranger613   November 20, 2014
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This is an amazing short. Ive never seen the original, and after watching this looked it up to find that its in the top 100 of TSPDT's greatest films of...

ranger613   November 19, 2014
(Updated: November 19, 2014)
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9.5
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Nice work condensing Bill and Ted's into a short, its quite a feat. Obviously a lot of material is lost, but this short is hilarious nonetheless. A few rough transitions...

Shorts
ranger613   November 19, 2014
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Pretty fantastic edit. The music was hypnotic and macabre as was the content. Its been a while since I saw the original and cant 100% remember the end as it...

ranger613   November 19, 2014
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8.5
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This was a good edit of a good movie, probably the most famous baseball film of all time. It is a concise retelling of the main narrative, and features great...

Shorts
ranger613   November 19, 2014
(Updated: November 19, 2014)
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9.5
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Blakadder is one of my favorite shows of all time, Seasons 2,3 and 4 in particular. I've never liked this special because well, it was not as funny as it...

ranger613   November 14, 2014
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Bottom line: If you like sci fi, please give this edit a try, you won't regret it. It is Amazing! Review- I missed the entire Firefly run...

ranger613   November 09, 2014
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Really fantastic edit by Aztek, been waiting for this one a while and it does not disappoint. Cutting together the two films is a bold venture but it works perfectly...

ranger613   November 03, 2014
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It's been many years since I watched LXG (bought the DVD secondhand) and I dismissed it as one of the many CGI-laden franchise-hopefuls that fizzled out in the vein of...

ranger613   November 03, 2014
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Mikedrew87 presents a new of Godzilla here-- both of us have a similar take on the material which seems to go against popular consensus apparently: the theatrical version was Bad....

ranger613   November 03, 2014
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This is a fantastic edit of a cult classic by Jetsetwilly. Lifeforce was always one of those films which worked so much better in concept than in actual execution because...

FanMix
ranger613   October 20, 2014
(Updated: October 20, 2014)
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I can't believe it took me this long to get to this one. This edit is perfect. It's an amazing piece of work. At first you might think it would...

ranger613   September 11, 2014
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This edit is great. I agree with the changes because I feel its meant to be experienced in continuity with the previous and preceding films as one long epic. Great...

ranger613   September 11, 2014
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Extremely good re-edit of Batman Begins. There is little I can say to top what others have, but this is what Nolan's trilogy should have been cut like. I'll only...

ranger613   September 11, 2014
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This is an excellent edit. The editing, narrative and structure were all a solid improvement over yhe original, and it finally felt like Nolan's trilogy got the conclusion it deserved...

FanMix
ranger613   August 13, 2014
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First of all, this is a huge accomplishment-- to meld two films so flawlessly to create a unique narrative detailing the decline and redemption of a damaged man, none other...

ranger613   July 08, 2014
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I have to say right off the bat that for anyone looking for a Matrix edit which captures the essence of the Wachowski's vision in one film-- this is for...

ranger613   July 01, 2014
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I watched this recently and liked it. Having recently completed one of these Hobbit edits myself, I wanted to see what the preceding edits were like, and I must say...

ranger613   July 01, 2014
(Updated: July 01, 2014)
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9.8
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I watched the original Silent Hill only once and remember not liking the theatrical cut at all--the narrative was jumbled, the acting left a lot to be desired and the...

ranger613   June 24, 2014
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What can I say about this edit that has not already been said? This is an awesome cut of an already good film. I've always liked Scream...

ranger613   June 24, 2014
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Ok first of all, this was all-around AWESOME. The music, the animation, the look--all took me back to the Saturday morning X-men cartoons I used to watch...

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