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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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anakin5kywalker   February 10, 2019
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9.7
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9.0
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I always liked Civil War a lot but felt Zemo was the weakest part of it. Here Lapis Molari does a great job of cutting back on Zemo, making him...

anakin5kywalker   February 10, 2019
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9.3
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
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7.0
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I've always felt Iron Man 2 COULD HAVE been so much better than it was, and finally I get a sense of what some quality editing can do. Cutting back...

anakin5kywalker   May 23, 2018
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7.9
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I've always loved Temple of Doom, even as the dark sheep of the original Indy Trilogy. Sure, Willie Scott (played by Kate Capshaw) was unbelievably irritating and added NOTHING at...

anakin5kywalker   April 07, 2018
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7.7
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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6.0
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TM2YC has done an amazing job of editing a film in a way that makes you wonder how the original version was 13 minutes longer. Seriously, Blade Runner 2049 was...

anakin5kywalker   March 26, 2017
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9.2
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9.0
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10.0
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8.0
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Let me just say this real quick: OMFG THIS IS THE BEST DAMN EDIT OF ROTJ POSSIBLE AND I AM SO FRIGGIN HAPPY IT EXISTS!!! Ahem... sorry...

FanMix
anakin5kywalker   March 26, 2017
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8.5
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10.0
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6.0
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Ah Prometheus, I have such mixed feelings about you. I remember being really excited for Ridley Scott to make another Alien movie, no matter how much he and the studio...

anakin5kywalker   March 26, 2017
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8.4
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10.0
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THANK YOU reeseevans for doing a MUCH better job with BvS than even WB could with their so-called 'Ultimate Edition'! Okay so let's get it straight: Zack Snyder has been...

anakin5kywalker   March 26, 2017
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8.8
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10.0
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9.0
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Attack of the Clones is a pretty bad SW film. Not as bad as Phantom Menace but not really that good. There was definitely more fan service going on but...

anakin5kywalker   October 06, 2016
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8.7
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6.0
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I was so pumped to see The Dark Knight Rises when it was coming out in theaters, but after the surprisingly good Batman Begins and perfect classic The Dark Knight...

anakin5kywalker   October 06, 2016
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9.6
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9.0
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It's been a while since I watched this but I remember it was INSTANTLY miles above the original Oliver Stone version. It's interesting how when I found out Tarantino wrote...

anakin5kywalker   October 06, 2016
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Adywan is THE MAN. No seriously, he took all the good in this movie's original and Special Edition versions and kept them, tossed out all the bad, and spent YEARS...

FanMix
anakin5kywalker   October 06, 2016
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6.9
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10.0
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10.0
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7.0
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5.0

I was really jazzed to see this edit. I mean, a Tarantino style brought to The Empire Strikes Back? You can't lose! But after watching the movie I was left...

anakin5kywalker   October 06, 2016
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9.8
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8.0
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10.0
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Man I loved this show as a kid and The Venom Saga was always the best storyline. So to see it edited together so seamlessly with just minor edits made...

anakin5kywalker   October 06, 2016
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9.3
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8.0
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10.0
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I've always loved The Karate Kid Parts I and II, especially how the second film is so different from the first. While the first is an 80s 'you can do...

anakin5kywalker   October 06, 2016
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6.4
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I was very intrigued by what HAL 9000 set out to do with The Force Awakens. I LOVE this movie, small warts and all, and I wanted to see what...

anakin5kywalker   October 06, 2016
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8.8
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I was an on-the-fence fan with Jurassic World when I saw it in theaters. Here were my main pros and cons: Pros: Chris Pratt (as ALWAYS),...

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