Reviews written by sdavmor

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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FanFix
sdavmor   September 13, 2012
(Updated: September 13, 2012)
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sdavmor apr 21 2010 Three cheers for Jorge. He really went to town and his “Hellblazer” is a very strong fanedit of “Constantine”. I’ll have to go...

sdavmor   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

July 28, 2010 Having seen “Mimic” a couple of months back (Netflix) I thought this tight editing job was a substantial improvement. From being a marginally interesting...

Extended Edition
sdavmor   September 07, 2012
(Updated: September 08, 2012)
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10.0
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10.0

April 15, 2010 @ 8:18 PM Easily the best version of the already excellent thriller/chiller. Well done, Leonenut. And, as much as I like the Hannibal flicks...

sdavmor   September 07, 2012
(Updated: September 07, 2012)
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8.0
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sdavmor apr 20 2010 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

sdavmor   September 06, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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9.0
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9.0

Review by sdavmor — August 30, 2010 @ 10:39 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required*

sdavmor   September 06, 2012
(Updated: September 06, 2012)
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7.0
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7.0

sdavmor sept 4 2010 The original release was OK, but quite a disappointment considering what it might have been (the premise and who was behind it). This...

sdavmor   September 06, 2012
(Updated: September 06, 2012)
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sdavmor apr 22 2010 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

sdavmor   September 03, 2012
(Updated: September 05, 2012)
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9.0
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April 10, 2010 @ 10:02 pm Every year in April I dust off my Titanic movies and documentaries for watching on the lead-up to the night of...

sdavmor   September 03, 2012
(Updated: September 05, 2012)
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10.0
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April 17, 2010 @ 6:07 pm A marvelous piece of work that made a piece of modern Hollywood film-making even better. Truly an epic effort by A...

sdavmor   September 02, 2012
(Updated: September 02, 2012)
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7.9
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9.0
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9.0
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6.0
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8.0

April 21, 2010 Another one of those cool idea/bad movie flicks with a halfway decent story inside it waiting for someone skilled to come along and do...

FanMix
sdavmor   August 31, 2012
(Updated: August 31, 2012)
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8.0
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sdavmor aug 25 2010 My cousin and I watched “Capricorn One” and “Eleven” back-to-back the other night. Conclusions: “Eleven” is a better film”, but the problem is...

sdavmor   August 31, 2012
(Updated: August 31, 2012)
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April 14, 2010 @ 10:23 pm A round of applause for geKKo. What a find this “vintage” edit is! “Pearl Harbor” has always been one of...

sdavmor   April 22, 2010
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9.0
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9.0

*This rating was given before reviews were required*

FanMix
sdavmor   April 17, 2010
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8.0
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Truly a massive labour of love. The amount of work that went into this boggles the mind. Ultimately I feel like it produced the AVP version of “Australia” — a...

Extended Edition
sdavmor   January 18, 2010
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A stone-cold (or in this case sweltering-hot) modern film-noir classic made perfect by the restoration of deleted scenes and fixing of continuity issues. I had recently watched “Body Heat” so...

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