Reviews written by spelledaren

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.

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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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spelledaren   October 31, 2012
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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

I'm happy. Detailed review to follow. Not exactly what I would have done, but probably better.

spelledaren   October 12, 2012
(Updated: October 13, 2012)
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9.1
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10.0
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10.0
Audio Editing 
 
8.0
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9.0
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9.0

Finally watched the completed version. I have seen two previous versions on the way to the final product, and I've been quite excited about how it would turn out, as...

Shorts
spelledaren   September 26, 2012
(Updated: September 29, 2012)
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6.3
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7.0
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6.0

January 22, 2009 *This rating was given before reviews were required* Update Sep 29, 2012 Totally unfair first rating. Sorry Boon!...

spelledaren   September 26, 2012
(Updated: September 26, 2012)
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2.0
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2.0

January 22, 2009 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

Shorts
spelledaren   September 26, 2012
(Updated: September 26, 2012)
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4.0
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4.0

January 22, 2009 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

spelledaren   September 26, 2012
(Updated: September 26, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

January 22, 2009 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

spelledaren   September 26, 2012
(Updated: September 26, 2012)
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4.0
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4.0

January 22, 2009 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

spelledaren   September 26, 2012
(Updated: September 26, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

January 22, 2009 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

Shorts
spelledaren   September 26, 2012
(Updated: September 26, 2012)
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6.0
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6.0

January 22, 2009 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

Shorts
spelledaren   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

January 22, 2009 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

spelledaren   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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4.0
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4.0

January 22, 2009 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

Shorts
spelledaren   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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6.0
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6.0

January 22, 2009 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

spelledaren   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 29, 2012)
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8.5
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0
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6.0
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9.0

spelledaren - dec 29 2009 Sweet! I was so pleased that the FF parts worked so well! Nicely done sir! 8 out of 10 for excellence in...

spelledaren   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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2.0
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2.0

spelledaren - dec 29 2009 Odd... not a short story! And sync issues. Sorry. Liked a little bit of it, for 2/10.

spelledaren   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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6.0
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6.0

spelledaren 0 dec 29 2009 hehehehe... had some laughs, and it tells a story from lift off to ending. Still felt like scenes don’t always tell a...

Shorts
spelledaren   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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7.0
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7.0

spelledaren - dec 29 2009 I was really digging this, but got a little confused. This might be the intention, but I lost that good feeling I...

spelledaren   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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7.0
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7.0

spelledaren - dec 29 2009 I think I’m a BY fan. I just love what you do with some shots, but at other times you’re so damn...

spelledaren   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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6.0
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6.0

spelledaren - dec 29 2009 I like this, but it’s basically just a part of the movie. I mean, it’s a great great part, and has a...

spelledaren   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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7.0
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7.0

spelledaren - dec 29 2009 This works really well as an episode in the series. It feels complete! Not a big fan of the animated SW though,...

spelledaren   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

spelledaren - dec 29 2009 Great work you guys. This makes 4/4 consecutions that I have really enjoyed watching. 8 / 10 for the whole project. ...

spelledaren   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

January 22, 2009 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

Shorts
spelledaren   September 24, 2012
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
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5.0
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5.0

September 29, 2009 Two Minutes sure had chases, but I didn’t feel like we got a full story. There was a´sort of an ending, but what about...

Shorts
spelledaren   September 24, 2012
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

September 28, 2009 THX 1138 was my favourite entry! It’s gotten quite bad ratings so far, but I thought it was really good. It tells a full...

Shorts
spelledaren   September 24, 2012
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
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6.0
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6.0

September 28, 2009 Stuntman Mike was entertaining, but I didn’t understand why the part with the police needed to be in there. That Mike survived could in...

Shorts
spelledaren   September 24, 2012
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
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5.0
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5.0

September 28, 2009 I really like the idea, and it gives us some much needed humour. It’s clearly a chase, so it fits on the DVD. I...

spelledaren   September 24, 2012
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
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5.0
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5.0

September 28, 2009 Little Marathon Man confused me. Sure it had a chase, but story? Coherency? It’s a freaky trip, that didn’t land to well with me....

spelledaren   September 24, 2012
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
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3.0
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3.0

September 28, 2009 Don't Mess with Leon has awesome scenes, but I don’t think that there was any chase in this one. I didn’t like how the...

Shorts
spelledaren   September 24, 2012
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

September 28, 2009 TMBTM tells the story of Rambo really effectivly in this short time. The ending made me smile, and brought this up all the way...

spelledaren   September 24, 2012
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
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7.0
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7.0

September 29, 2009 Thanks for bringing us another consecution! The DVD presentation was outstanding. Stuntman Mike was entertaining, but I didn’t understand why the...

spelledaren   September 24, 2012
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
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4.0
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4.0

September 24, 2008 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

Shorts
spelledaren   September 24, 2012
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
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6.0
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6.0

September 24, 2008 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

spelledaren   September 24, 2012
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
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6.0
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6.0

September 24, 2008 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

spelledaren   September 24, 2012
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
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6.0
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6.0

September 24, 2008 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

spelledaren   September 23, 2012
(Updated: September 23, 2012)
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4.0
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4.0

September 24, 2008 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

Shorts
spelledaren   September 23, 2012
(Updated: September 23, 2012)
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6.0
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6.0

September 24, 2008 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

spelledaren   September 23, 2012
(Updated: September 23, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

September 24, 2008 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

spelledaren   September 23, 2012
(Updated: September 23, 2012)
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10.0
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10.0

September 24, 2008 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

spelledaren   September 23, 2012
(Updated: September 23, 2012)
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6.0
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6.0

September 24, 2008 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

spelledaren   September 19, 2012
(Updated: September 19, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

October 3, 2008 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

spelledaren   September 16, 2012
(Updated: September 29, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

Review by spelledaren — February 6, 2009 @ 2:16 pm Nice, but not perfect. The new intro works, but later references to Gollum for example become weird,...

spelledaren   September 16, 2012
(Updated: September 16, 2012)
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7.0
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7.0

Review by spelledaren — February 26, 2009 @ 12:09 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required*

spelledaren   September 16, 2012
(Updated: September 17, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

Review by spelledaren — June 18, 2010 @ 10:57 am *This rating was given before reviews were required*

spelledaren   September 16, 2012
(Updated: September 29, 2012)
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7.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
7.0
Enjoyment 
 
7.0

Review by spelledaren — May 14, 2009 @ 2:13 pm I really appriciate the work done here. Sam being pushed down the stairs actually worked, though the...

spelledaren   September 16, 2012
(Updated: September 17, 2012)
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8.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

Review by spelledaren — December 8, 2009 @ 6:39 pm Kerr is dedicated and innovative, and always ready to listen to whatever critism is brought forth. With...

spelledaren   September 16, 2012
(Updated: September 17, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

Review by spelledaren — February 9, 2010 @ 3:59 pm An epic saga concluded. Respect. This one really has to be watched straight after book V,...

spelledaren   September 16, 2012
(Updated: September 29, 2012)
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7.7
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
7.0
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7.0

Review by spelledaren — May 15, 2012 @ 5:10 pm SPOILERS! So let’s get started! It’s different, watching an edit where you already...

spelledaren   September 14, 2012
(Updated: October 14, 2012)
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8.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
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7.0

Review by spelledaren - February 13, 2010 @ 3:39 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required* Updated Oct 14, 2012. ...

spelledaren   September 13, 2012
(Updated: September 13, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

September 30, 2009 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

FanFix
spelledaren   September 13, 2012
(Updated: September 13, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

August 2, 2008 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

spelledaren   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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6.0
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6.0

Review by spelledaren — November 3, 2008 @ 8:40 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required*

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