Reviews written by the-scribbling-man

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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the-scribbling-man   July 16, 2018
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7.4
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8.0
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9.0
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8.0
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7.0
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7.0

Quality - Mostly good, though there is a noticeable degradation of quality on many shots due to the zoom ins. The audio bitrate also seemed a bit low on one...

the-scribbling-man   July 06, 2018
Overall rating 
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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8.0

Quality - Good. A little soft for my liking, but perfectly fine. Visual editing - pretty much flawless, except that the fades on the flashback to...

the-scribbling-man   July 05, 2018
Overall rating 
 
7.9
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
8.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
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7.0

Massive apology to the editor, whom I promised I would write a review ages ago and just completely forgot. The edit is no longer uber fresh in my mind, but...

the-scribbling-man   July 04, 2018
Overall rating 
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
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10.0

'"Yib Nub" echoes in my mind.' This is not an easy thing to pull off. Take a classic - arguably untouchable - (in mono) and rescore it...

the-scribbling-man   May 31, 2018
(Updated: May 31, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Great edit. Many subtle changes made that can easily go unnoticed, but a lot of effort was clearly put in (Envy the editor, I do not). I don't agree with...

the-scribbling-man   May 16, 2018
(Updated: May 16, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
7.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
7.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
7.0

I'm one of the people who actually liked Prometheus when it came out, although I certainly wasn't blind to its flaws. The story was told in a very convoluted way,...

the-scribbling-man   April 25, 2018
(Updated: April 25, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
7.3
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
7.0
Enjoyment 
 
6.0

If you haven’t seen the original edit that this is based on, spoilers follow. Video/audio quality was excellent – no complaints. For what it...

the-scribbling-man   April 04, 2018
Overall rating 
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

I watched the non-purist cut of this (blu-ray) which contained elements from both versions of the film, and I honestly couldn't discern which shots didn't belong to the original. The...

the-scribbling-man   April 01, 2018
Overall rating 
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
8.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Well, here it is… Back to the future – THE SERIES; The Hill Valley Chronicles; The epic time-peregrination of Marty McFly; The Scott-tastic, nonsensical, illogical fantasy-science of Doc Brown, serialised...

the-scribbling-man   April 01, 2018
(Updated: April 01, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
7.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
7.0
Enjoyment 
 
7.0

Initially looking at the cutlist for this, my thoughts were positive, but seeing alot of it in practice, I don't think it works. One reviewer commented saying that...

the-scribbling-man   March 29, 2018
(Updated: March 29, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
7.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
7.0
Enjoyment 
 
7.0

Before I get into this, I'll give some context. I don't really like Blade Runner that much. I think it's good, but not great. I appreciate it, but I believe...

the-scribbling-man   March 26, 2018
(Updated: March 26, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

I initially saw this during the Christmas period, a short while before the edit was "officially" released. It was great fun to watch it then during "prime" season, but although...

the-scribbling-man   January 06, 2018
(Updated: January 06, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
8.0
Audio Editing 
 
8.0
Narrative 
 
7.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Video/Audio quality: Seemed perfect to me. Blu-ray quality. File was huge though, so I guess that's expected. Visual editing: ...

the-scribbling-man   January 03, 2018
(Updated: January 03, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
7.3
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
8.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
6.0

Impressive work. A big improvement on the theatrical, but I can't help but feel too much was cut. Been a while since I've seen the original, but the film lacked...

Extended Edition
the-scribbling-man   December 26, 2017
(Updated: December 27, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
8.9
Audio/Video Quality 
 
7.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

A very enjoyable extended edit. Visual editing was seamless, as was audio, bar a couple of occasions where I noticed a slight shift in volume. Video quality...

the-scribbling-man   December 26, 2017
(Updated: December 26, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
6.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
8.0
Narrative 
 
6.0
Enjoyment 
 
6.0

I'm not a big fan of Blade Runner, but I do like it, and although I'm interested in seeing alternative takes on the narrative and pacing, the soundtrack is probably...

the-scribbling-man   December 24, 2017
(Updated: December 26, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

Haven't seen this since the cinema, and when I saw it then I was bored out of my mind. This edit filters out all the unnecessary drama and streamlines the...

the-scribbling-man   December 05, 2017
Overall rating 
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

This was an absolute joy to watch. At less than hour long, TMBTM manages to still maintain a consistent and clear narrative, capturing all the key plot points. ...

the-scribbling-man   November 23, 2017
Overall rating 
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
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9.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

Been a while since I've seen the original, but this was very well done. Most of what I remember of the film is there, only shorter. I noticed one audio...

the-scribbling-man   November 18, 2017
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8.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
Visual Editing 
 
8.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

I've seen Reservoir Dogs once and it was a while back, but I remember liking it. Watching this edit certainly didn't change my mind - it's a great film. Does...

the-scribbling-man   November 16, 2017
Overall rating 
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
7.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

Bloody hilarious. Editing isn't seamless, but nor would you expect it to be. Many things throughout are a testament to Frinks skill as an editor, even if the audio makes...

the-scribbling-man   November 16, 2017
Overall rating 
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
8.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

This is a close 2nd for my go to Episode II edit, although I may have to watch Hal9000's again to be sure. Quality was good, but...

the-scribbling-man   November 10, 2017
Overall rating 
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

Only seen the series once before and it's been a long time. My brother is a big fan and so I burnt this to DVD to watch with him when...

the-scribbling-man   November 10, 2017
Overall rating 
 
7.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
6.0
Enjoyment 
 
7.0

I've never seen Terminator 3. I've not avoided it, but the opportunity never came up and since it wasn't meant to be very good I didn't really seek it out....

the-scribbling-man   November 10, 2017
(Updated: November 10, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

Enjoyment - I think my biggest problem with this edit is that it feels like a job half done. It has the potential to be great, but it stops just...

FanFix
the-scribbling-man   November 07, 2017
(Updated: November 09, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
8.2
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
8.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
7.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

Hmmmm.... Mixed thoughts on this. Some really nice changes, but also some unfortunate ones. Adele's theme is great. One of the best bond themes in my opinion...

FanMix
the-scribbling-man   November 04, 2017
(Updated: November 04, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
7.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
6.0

[SPOILERS] Resurrection is a horrible film. Each time I've seen it I've gone in with a vague memory of it being bad, but thinking "it can't really...

FanFix
the-scribbling-man   October 28, 2017
Overall rating 
 
8.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
7.0

Only seen this movie once and it's been a very, VERY long time. Decided that when I watched it again I would watch an edit. It's always nice to experience...

the-scribbling-man   October 25, 2017
(Updated: October 25, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
5.9
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
Visual Editing 
 
8.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
4.0
Enjoyment 
 
5.0

I saw First-Class about three years ago and was sorely disappointed. It came across to me as being very average, the many minor characters as annoying and their mutant powers...

the-scribbling-man   October 24, 2017
Overall rating 
 
8.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

I have no words... ...other than, well... Is it strange to say that it was over too soon? This stuff is like a drug. Horrible, damaging stuff,...

the-scribbling-man   October 20, 2017
Overall rating 
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality 
 
7.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Terminator has a very basic plot, which makes it a perfect candidate for a short film. The editor has done a great job. Nothing feels rushed, there are no jarring...

the-scribbling-man   October 19, 2017
(Updated: October 19, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Great little short. I Am Legend was a fairly average movie with some good scenes. The film was well set up, but the laughable Darkseekers and weak ending left a...

FanMix
the-scribbling-man   October 18, 2017
(Updated: October 18, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
7.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

The editing in this is just sublime, a whole other level. The way this is put together in itself is worth a great deal of merit and makes for a...

the-scribbling-man   October 18, 2017
(Updated: October 18, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
7.4
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
8.0
Narrative 
 
6.0
Enjoyment 
 
7.0

Narratively, this is a bit of a mess, particularly in the final act. It's not something that could be easily experienced if you aren't already familiar with the films, but...

the-scribbling-man   October 17, 2017
(Updated: October 17, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
8.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

I may be going against the crowd a bit here, but I'm sorry to say that for me this isn't "it". Although in many ways this is a great edit,...

FanMix
the-scribbling-man   October 13, 2017
(Updated: October 17, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
8.2
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
7.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

A great re-imagining of the 2 Alien prequels which also succeeds in doing away with some of more confusing scenes, plot holes and character inconsistencies. I have no idea how...

the-scribbling-man   October 12, 2017
(Updated: October 13, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Apart from some extremely minor nitpicks (mainly the purist in me), this is absolutely phenomenal. An incredible achievement. The battle of Hoth is gorgeous! Thank you,...

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