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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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dingo   October 19, 2019
(Updated: October 19, 2019)
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8.3
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9.0
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This is a great edit of a not-great trilogy of films, into one watchable movie. LOTR -- the extended editions especially! -- did an amazing, still unmatched, job of treating...

dingo   October 19, 2019
(Updated: October 21, 2019)
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10.0
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I always liked the "Revenge of the Sith" and Hayden Christensen's Anakin always worked for me (in the "attack of the Clones," too). Sure, there were some quibbles with ROTS....

dingo   September 17, 2019
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8.7
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8.0
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I really enjoyed this. Moved at a cracking pace, and held together well. Its not exactly grimdark; its a blast, really showcasing the energy, magic and sheer lunacy of the...

dingo   September 17, 2019
(Updated: September 17, 2019)
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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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10.0

I like the original: nicely done, but a bit bland. There was no real sense of the grime and grit of the Victorian era. Rather, there were empty, immaculately streets,...

dingo   September 17, 2019
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9.5
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10.0
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9.0

Amazing. That's all there is to it. The editor has retrieved a pretty decent film from the shell of a truly bad film: something watchable and enjoyable, rather than something...

dingo   September 17, 2019
(Updated: September 17, 2019)
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9.7
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9.0
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9.0
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Great edit. I liked the serial when I bought the discs a while back, and the very impressive special effects and production values, both for the time, and in comparison...

dingo   September 17, 2019
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9.8
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9.0
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Fantastic job, trimming away exposition and repetition, and blending in later soundtracks. I love OTR so its a easy sell for me, but there is no doubt that OTR serials...

dingo   September 17, 2019
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9.8
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9.0
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Not much I can add that I have not said in reviews of the other two parts: fantastic job, trimming away exposition and repetition, and blending in later soundtracks. A...

dingo   September 17, 2019
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9.8
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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Fantastic job, trimming away exposition and repetition, and blending in later soundtracks. A fine tribute to a series that helps erode the myth -- fostered by the Donners' movies --...

FanFix
dingo   September 16, 2019
(Updated: September 16, 2019)
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8.3
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4.0
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8.0
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9.0
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I liked the original film, even if it was somewhat Americanised, Constantine, in the comics being a tough, street-wise working class Brit -- part of what makes him stand out...

dingo   September 12, 2019
(Updated: September 12, 2019)
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10.0
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This edit is the fanedit that won me to the genre! It does an amazing job of rescuing a bland movie, and bringing it closer to the 2012 "Dredd," which...

dingo   September 06, 2019
(Updated: September 06, 2019)
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9.3
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8.0
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8.0
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This gave me a new appreciation for the film. The use of extra (in some cases, alternative) scenes really helped the movie, as did the cuts and moving things around....

dingo   September 06, 2019
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This worked really well. I liked the original, but I loved this one. The small changes, the extra bits -- these all add up to a much ore satisfying film,...

dingo   September 06, 2019
(Updated: September 06, 2019)
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9.7
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10.0
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9.0
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8.0
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10.0
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I loved the "Incredible Hulk" movie. It managed to capture the pathos of the character, the havoc Banner's split personality plays with his life and the ruin and regrets it...

dingo   September 06, 2019
(Updated: September 06, 2019)
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8.5
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9.0
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This tightens up Iron Man 2, which was plagued by a rambling story, and a not terribly exciting plot i.e. bad guys want to get Stark-tech, failing which they copy...

dingo   September 02, 2019
(Updated: September 02, 2019)
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9.1
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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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This was, dare I say it, an amazing edit. I did not like the cinematic version too much. Max Dillon (Electro) was not a very compelling...

dingo   September 02, 2019
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7.8
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9.0
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7.0

This fanfix does about much fixing as is possible for a pretty weak movie. Removing the poor efforts at being camp, which mostly came across as ham acting rather than...

dingo   September 02, 2019
(Updated: September 02, 2019)
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9.7
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9.0
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The trailer for the original release of "Green Lantern" left me uneasy, but I watched the movie anyway, determined to keep an open mind and not to nitpick. I left...

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