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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.

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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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sinbad   April 29, 2018
(Updated: April 29, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
8.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

It's been a few weeks since I saw this so the finer details escape me now but this is a very well done fanfix. It doesn't fix all the issues...

sinbad   April 02, 2018
(Updated: April 02, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

I watched a preview version of this awhile back which I know needed 1 or 2 small alterations so scores are based on the assumption these were fixed. ...

sinbad   March 28, 2018
(Updated: March 28, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

Firstly I will just preface this review by saying my wife rather than I is the big Harry Potter fan and she enjoyed this edit. My review comes more...

sinbad   March 25, 2018
Overall rating 
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Just watched the minimal narration version of this, another fine edit from the scribbler! Cracking pace, no narrative issues, set pieces were trimmed and pruned beautifully (video and audio) ,could...

sinbad   March 12, 2018
Overall rating 
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

An excellent first edit that does a terrific job of modernising a good but rather dated TV Stephen King adaptation. It's not really possible to fix some of the wooden...

sinbad   February 23, 2018
(Updated: February 23, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

BRILLIANT!!! This had me from the get-go as I love Lalo Schifrin and have made lots of little shorts myself using his music, great to see the inclusion...

Shorts
sinbad   February 23, 2018
Overall rating 
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

A hard one to review as I'm not that familiar with Trailer Park Boys although I never seem to go a day without seeing that guy with the bottle bottom...

sinbad   February 23, 2018
Overall rating 
 
8.1
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
7.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

Quite enjoyed this, using Training Day for the setup worked really well, rather than coherence I think the editor was going for contrasting methods, the reliance on technology in Minority...

sinbad   February 23, 2018
Overall rating 
 
6.2
Audio/Video Quality 
 
7.0
Visual Editing 
 
6.0
Audio Editing 
 
7.0
Narrative 
 
6.0
Enjoyment 
 
6.0

A nice idea that didn't quite work for me, I would have been more impressed if the editor had been able to make the cuts smooth which is a very...

Shorts
sinbad   February 22, 2018
(Updated: February 22, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

Woooah this was pretty much flawless, it had me chuckling pretty much the whole way through. Aesthically really well done its got me thinking about a faux Robocop Movie...

Shorts
sinbad   February 22, 2018
Overall rating 
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

Working my way through the cops consection, would have loved to have been around when this one was done. Nice short I guessed it would probably end with him...

sinbad   February 22, 2018
(Updated: February 22, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

The theatrical cut has always been my favourite version of T2 but this adds the best parts of the special edition and takes some of the lesser parts of the...

sinbad   February 21, 2018
(Updated: February 21, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
8.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

This is my first TM2YC edit and I know its one of his older ones but I was very curious to see what he had done with this as the...

Shorts
sinbad   February 19, 2018
(Updated: February 19, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

I finally got round to checking this out and well errr Wow! a great concept brilliantly executed. its guaranteed to make you wonder why you never thought of such a...

sinbad   February 19, 2018
(Updated: February 19, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

First of all I have to admit to not having seen the original Dutch version so I won't be comparing this to that although I'm fully aware of the tacked...

FanMix
sinbad   February 18, 2018
Overall rating 
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

You know what you are getting with a Maniac edition, narrative and exposition cut down to the bare essentials and wall to wall action sequences. The John Wick movies fit...

sinbad   February 12, 2018
(Updated: February 12, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

This is a real pedal to the metal version of Kong Skull Island which barely stops for breath the whole runtime. There's no time set aside for any character development...

sinbad   January 16, 2018
Overall rating 
 
9.2
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

I never really had a huge problem with the 'tacked on' original happy ending of Source Code on my first viewing, its the way Hollywood do things as a rule...

sinbad   January 14, 2018
(Updated: January 14, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
7.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
7.0
Enjoyment 
 
7.0

This is quite a radical edit in that Duvall's character only appears at the beginning and end of the film. The entire investigation into D-Fens is ignored which I...

sinbad   December 21, 2017
Overall rating 
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

I vaguely remember seeing this film as a youngster so I went into it with an open mind, as a result the only thing that made it obvious this was...

sinbad   December 11, 2017
Overall rating 
 
9.1
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

As great as Titanic is it definitely has it's fair share of hokey, eye rolling moments and this edit does away with them providing a mostly cheese free alternate version...

sinbad   December 07, 2017
Overall rating 
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Great combination of two classic episodes from this seminal 80's series. The two episodes worked really well as one satisfying fix that never feeels like a double bill but...

sinbad   September 19, 2017
(Updated: September 19, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Scarface works surprisingly well as a two hour movie, the dialogue trims here and there are seamless and the streamlining of the narrative is well thought out and considered. Like...

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