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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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flounder   May 01, 2019
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In spite of its flaws, I actually still really enjoy the miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's It, despite being outdone by Andy Muschietti's far superior film adaptation of the childhood-centric...

flounder   May 01, 2019
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9.9
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I remember many years ago when it was rumored that one of the initial ideas for A Good Day to Die Hard was a crossover with 24. After watching this,...

flounder   May 01, 2019
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8.4
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I'm in a very rare minority where I actually like Star Trek: The Motion Picture for what it is, slow pacing and all. Naturally, I was intrigued by the idea...

flounder   May 01, 2019
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9.8
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The Warriors has always been a favorite of mine in Walter Hill's filmography. This attempt at recreating its theatrical cut in the most accurate, high-quality fashion possible is nothing short...

flounder   May 01, 2019
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I initially was going to type out a review as soon as I was finished watching this, but I've been busy with some other things the past few days. Here...

flounder   April 23, 2019
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8.8
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TM2YC has done yet another amazing job on yet another great fan-edit of an already great work of filmmaking. They've done a really fantastic job of putting together the highest-quality...

flounder   April 21, 2019
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9.7
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I'm now convinced Sam is one of this site's very best fan-editors. I've loved his work on the first two Avengers films and I also loved his work on Man...

flounder   April 21, 2019
(Updated: April 21, 2019)
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9.7
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I'm well aware that this is an unpopular opinion, but I really love both of the Amazing Spider-Man films. My personal favorite of the two would have to be the...

flounder   April 21, 2019
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Amadeus is one of my all-time favorite films, and to me, is director Milos Forman's masterpiece. Everything from the fantastic performances (especially from Tom Hulce and F. Murray Abraham) to...

flounder   March 11, 2019
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9.3
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Unlike many, I happen to adore Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, specifically the three-hour long Ultimate Edition and not the royally botched two and a half hour theatrical cut....

flounder   March 11, 2019
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8.2
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10.0
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9.0
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The theatrical cut of Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 is quite possibly one of the worst sequels and horror films I've ever seen. This edit that attempts to bring...

flounder   March 11, 2019
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8.6
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I'm legitimately shocked. After watching this, I think I have a much bigger appreciation for Spider-Man 3 now than I ever did before, and anyone who knows me personally and...

flounder   March 11, 2019
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9.3
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As much as I enjoy the unfairly maligned 2017 film adaptation of the Ghost in the Shell manga, this leaner and tighter fan-edit outdoes it in my opinion. Every change...

flounder   February 26, 2019
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8.5
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8.0
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Something I never realized about this film until I watched this fan-edit that inserts two deleted workprint scenes back into the narrative, one of which makes Roland Tembo more of...

flounder   February 24, 2019
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9.2
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I really don't have that much else to say that others haven't already, and I could very easily just copy+paste my review of Giftbearer onto here if you want to...

flounder   February 24, 2019
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9.2
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The original Prometheus is an overall decent film but is very flawed, thus it's not hard to see why it's so heavily divisive among critics, audiences, and fans of the...

flounder   February 24, 2019
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9.8
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Any Rogue One fan-edit that manages to give it more of a classic Star Wars-esque feel while still flawlessly showing how this is much more of a straight-up war film...

flounder   February 24, 2019
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9.3
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Star Trek: Vengeance takes the already pretty good but very flawed Star Trek Into Darkness and makes it genuinely great, up there with the other two Kelvin Timeline entries of...

flounder   February 23, 2019
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9.8
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When it comes to underrated Marvel Cinematic Universe installments, I will always go to bat for The Incredible Hulk. I've always loved that film and I still love it today....

flounder   February 23, 2019
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9.3
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John Wick: Point Blank Cut is essentially a much tighter edit of an already very tightly paced film. This edit moves at a phenomenal pace and I absolutely adored how...

flounder   February 23, 2019
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8.6
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TM2YC does it again, taking another film I don't have much of a fondness of and turning it into gold. Much of the changes made are smart ones, especially removing...

FanMix
flounder   February 23, 2019
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This is a very interesting and visually stunning mash-up that does a great job at making Prometheus much more of a direct Alien prequel as opposed to a spin-off film...

flounder   February 23, 2019
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I personally prefer the slower pacing of Denis Villeneuve's film, as it allowed the opportunity to really take in how well the shots are constructed and I just really love...

flounder   February 23, 2019
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Taking the moronic controversy out of the equation, I was not a fan of 2016's Ghostbusters. I hated it, if I'm being honest. Its humor, its characters, its story, its...

flounder   January 31, 2019
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9.9
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I absolutely adore the theatrical cut of Avengers: Age of Ultron. I think it's a genuinely fantastic film and one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's finest and most emotionally engaging...

flounder   January 30, 2019
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9.8
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In its current form, The Avengers is one of my all-time favorite comic book films, not to mention one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's best installments. This fan-edit attempts to...

FanMix
flounder   January 29, 2019
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8.5
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10.0
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9.0
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8.0
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Ripley takes two films I consider rather awful and combines them into a fan-edit that I found genuinely impressive and haunting. The incorporation of a non-linear time-shifting narrative is strikingly...

flounder   January 29, 2019
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Man of Steel is a good film, to me. The Ultimate Cut of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is also a good film, to me. This fan-edit basically combines...

FanMix
flounder   January 29, 2019
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9.3
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Leave it to a mash-up of two decent but wildly divisive films to make Beatles songs terrifying. If something as impossible as that can be made possible, then the faneditor...

flounder   January 29, 2019
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9.2
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As a huge fan of both Jurassic World films, I really enjoyed this fan-edit. The way both films are edited together to resemble a flashback narrative that works as an...

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