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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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smithers   May 28, 2016
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9.3
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
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The Great Gatsby was a film that I enjoyed plenty more than most people, many found it boring and pointless but the film had me intrigued the entire time. I...

Documentary/Review
smithers   April 09, 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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Wow! Jambe's star wars documentaries are simply amazing! Imagine every single interesting bonus feature or commentary track brought together and edited in with the movie itself and you have this....

smithers   January 23, 2016
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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

Every time I watch the later LOTR movies, I always find myself impatient with most of the movie and only really want to see Frodo/Sam/Gollum's adventure, samspider3 has come and...

smithers   January 17, 2016
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8.6
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6.0
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10.0
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9.0
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8.0
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9.0

The Phantom Editor did a spectacular job with this edit, while his first one isn't that good, this one improves the film SO MUCH. Many of the cuts are very...

smithers   December 30, 2015
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7.9
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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7.0
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7.0

Dangermouse successfully and flawlessly removes sandman from the movie, sadly everything else that you hated from the theatrical version is still there; the dancing, the goofy lines, etc. A good...

FanMix
smithers   December 08, 2015
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8.7
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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7.0
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9.0

Derelict is an excellent edit for those who think Alien is too slow and Prometheus is underwhelming. Both movies look great in black and white and the editing is superb....

smithers   November 01, 2015
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6.7
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6.0
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8.0
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6.0
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6.0
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7.0

Star Wars Renascent looked pretty awesome, it's quite an ambitious project, and it fails. I tried to like this edit, I really wanted to but I just couldn't. Out of...

smithers   October 06, 2015
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9.8
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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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10.0

Agent9 has done it again, taking a big-budget and successful movie that received negative reviews and turned it into a much more enjoyable film. John Williams' score was perfectly integrated,...

smithers   September 28, 2015
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8.6
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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8.0
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8.0

L8's ROTS edit is the go-to version of this movie, it addresses every problem fans had walking out of the theatre in 2005. Everything is very well done in this...

smithers   September 27, 2015
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4.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
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5.0
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5.0
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1.0
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4.0

Star Wars: The Epic Picture... where do I begin This edit had SO MUCH potential and SO MANY interesting aspects but the way it was executed... ughhhhhh...

smithers   September 27, 2015
(Updated: September 27, 2015)
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8.5
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10.0
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7.0
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7.0
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8.0
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9.0

Audio/Video Quality: Amazing, full 1080p resolution and great audio as well. Editing: Most cuts and edits work fine, but others do not. The crazy eighty-eight...

smithers   September 20, 2015
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9.5
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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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First off, I'd like to say that this is a great replacement for the original movie. Andreas has masterfully rescored and regraded this movie masterfully making it fit in much...

smithers   September 20, 2015
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8.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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8.0

This edit was a fantastic alternate dark take on the half blood prince! As a huge Potter fan, I enjoyed this streamlined and darker version of the story. The color...

smithers   September 20, 2015
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9.4
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8.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
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8.0
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9.0
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10.0

War of the Stars II is a worthy sequel to TMBTM's hilarious first edition. It has hilarious twists and turns, shockingly funny special effects sequences, and some hilarious dialogue. If...

smithers   September 20, 2015
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9.6
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10.0
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10.0
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8.0
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9.0
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10.0

This edit was a blast! Every single change that TMBTM made to this movie was shocking and hilarious! Be prepared for some unexpected hilarious twists and turns in this grindhouse...

smithers   September 07, 2015
(Updated: May 26, 2016)
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9.8
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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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10.0

This edit was amazing! Character motivations are made clearer, silly parts were cut, the color correction worked well and the story was told much better. Having low expectations and not...

smithers   May 21, 2015
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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

This edit was AWESOME!!! I was never really that upset over the Hobbit being not as good as LOTR although I did find myself bored in 'An Unexpected Journey' and...

smithers   May 19, 2015
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8.9
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6.0
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8.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0

This edit was quite a bit of fun, but sadly had it's technical issues :( It's amazing that this movie is already ten years old, before I...

smithers   May 19, 2015
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7.5
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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8.0
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6.0

The edit is what is says it is, Empire Strikes Back with no dialogue, 30 minutes long, and has a rescore with heavy metal covers of John Williams' awesome music....

smithers   April 23, 2015
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9.6
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8.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0

So in this edit, samspider3 takes 'The Amazing Spiderman' and adds subplots to it with scenes from 'The Amazing Spiderman 2' and well... it acually makes the movie a LOT...

smithers   April 14, 2015
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7.9
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10.0
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6.0
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10.0
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9.0
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7.0

This edit is actually a LOT of fun, the only problem that got to me is that there is a strange filter over it that makes it almost unwatchable. Some...

smithers   April 08, 2015
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8.5
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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Audio/Video Quality: Completely fine, nothing wrong that I noticed Visual/Audio Editing: Also good, does the job, nothing wrong except for some sudden musical...

smithers   April 08, 2015
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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

WARNING: I have not seen this movie in about a year, I don't normally watch this movie as I don't really like it that much This edit...

smithers   February 10, 2015
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9.9
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9.0
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10.0
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First off, my dad and I are HUGE Potter nerds, the books are awesome, the movies are great, and the universe is cool and well developed. Once I finally got...

smithers   January 04, 2015
(Updated: April 23, 2015)
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7.2
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0
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7.0
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6.0

Okay, this edit is great. The first thing you have to understand going in to this is that Q2 enjoys certain things and hates certain things which you may not...

smithers   December 11, 2014
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6.8
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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7.0
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5.0

Ok, before people get mad at me for not recommending this edit, I want you all to know that I hate attack of the clones with a passion, to me...

smithers   October 31, 2014
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8.1
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8.0
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7.0
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5.0
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8.0
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9.0

This edit is pretty awesome, I laughed pretty hard when phantom menace ended in 20 minutes (you must hate that movie) and I liked the removal of anything related to...

smithers   October 27, 2014
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8.7
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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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8.0

First fanedit I've seen, cool The edit has a lot of things I disagree with but they work amazingly, Jar jar is cut so much it's a...

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