Reviews written by elbarto1

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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elbarto1   March 23, 2015
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0

This is a fantastic fanedit by a seasoned editor. Q2's version is what every Twin Peaks fan wanted - longer, more cohesive, more characters, more story, more darkness, more despair,...

Shorts
elbarto1   September 26, 2012
(Updated: September 26, 2012)
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4.0
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4.0

January 19, 2009 I just didnt care for this one very much. Nothing was particularly wrong with it but other than the classic eye gouge scene this...

elbarto1   September 26, 2012
(Updated: September 26, 2012)
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4.0
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4.0

January 19, 2009 The 3 bonus materials were a nice addition to a stellar DVD package.

Shorts
elbarto1   September 26, 2012
(Updated: September 26, 2012)
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6.0
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6.0

January 19, 2009 I loved the campyness of the source material but the second half feels tacked on and doesnt add much continuity to the short other...

elbarto1   September 26, 2012
(Updated: September 26, 2012)
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10.0
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10.0

January 19, 2009 The second gem in this collection. Well edited and highly entertaining. It didnt hurt that I am a huge ‘Harvey Danger’ fan either! (5...

elbarto1   September 26, 2012
(Updated: September 26, 2012)
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6.0
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6.0

January 19, 2009 a fun subplot from RE2. well edited (3 stars)

elbarto1   September 26, 2012
(Updated: September 26, 2012)
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6.0
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6.0

January 19, 2009 The 3 bonus materials were a nice addition to a stellar DVD package.

Shorts
elbarto1   September 26, 2012
(Updated: September 26, 2012)
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4.0
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4.0

January 19, 2009 Another one that I was unfamiliar with the source material as well as the short story. Interesting but not my cup of tea (2...

Shorts
elbarto1   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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10.0
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10.0

January 19, 2009 This was one of the standouts for me, so many different sources combined to make a thrilling new experience that was both coherent and...

elbarto1   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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4.0
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4.0

January 19, 2009 interesting but having never watched the show millenium i was a little confused. (2 stars)

Shorts
elbarto1   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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4.0
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4.0

January 19, 2009 I liked the visual effects/sound work but was very confused by this one as well there was too much jumping around and IMO Gabriel...

elbarto1   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

elbarto1 - dec 29 2009 Great concept, well executed but lacks a solid ending. I deeply admire and respect your ability to mash up different sources so...

elbarto1   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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5.0
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5.0

elbarto1 - dec 29 2009 I don't fully understand this one. I gather that it is poking fun at Lucas and co for making a 5 minute...

elbarto1   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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6.0
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6.0

elbarto1 - dec 29 2009 A funny condensed version of Airplane 2. Too bad this was just one big rehash of Airplane. I liked the effort but...

elbarto1   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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9.0
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9.0

elbarto1 - dec 29 2009 I loved this peice. Like all interpretive art, you run the gamut from love to hate. from confusion to understanding. while I...

elbarto1   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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9.0
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9.0

elbarto1 - dec 29 2009 Loved it. As a fan of the original I can recognize that it drags into arty farty territory. This edit speeds up...

elbarto1   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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7.0
Enjoyment 
 
7.0

elbarto1 - dec 29 2009 Well edited condensed Clone Wars film. This cut retained all the good stuff while trimming the crap. I didnt miss “skyguy” at...

elbarto1   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

elbarto1 - dec 29 2009 Here's my review of Consecution 4: Space TMBTM – Wall-E Fantasy: Great concept, well excecuted but lacks a solid...

elbarto1   September 25, 2012
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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6.0
Enjoyment 
 
6.0

January 19, 2009 Here’s my review for the 2nd True Fanedit project: Zombie Consecution. :) As always I mean no personal disrespect or bias...

elbarto1   September 19, 2012
(Updated: September 19, 2012)
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10.0
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10.0

October 7, 2008 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

FanFix
elbarto1   September 16, 2012
(Updated: September 17, 2012)
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8.6
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10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

Review by elbarto1 — November 13, 2008 @ 11:31 pm Well done UA, this was much closer to what I had hoped to see in the theatre...

elbarto1   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

Review by elbarto1 — October 14, 2008 @ 6:56 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required*

elbarto1   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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9.0
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9.0

July 28, 2009 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

elbarto1   September 07, 2012
(Updated: September 08, 2012)
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10.0
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10.0

elbarto1 October 15, 2008 @ 9:00 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required*

FanFix
elbarto1   September 06, 2012
(Updated: September 07, 2012)
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7.2
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
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6.0

March 3, 2009 @ 12:03 am Boon’s hand is delicately unseen (again) in his most recent edit “Reflections” a fanedit of 2008′s “Mirrors”. I...

elbarto1   September 06, 2012
(Updated: September 07, 2012)
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9.0
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8.0
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9.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
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9.0

September 2, 2009 @ 8:19 pm Let me preface this review by stating that I am huge Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron and Terminator fan. I have seen...

elbarto1   September 06, 2012
(Updated: September 06, 2012)
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7.0
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7.0

elbarto1 apr 15 2009 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

elbarto1   September 05, 2012
(Updated: September 06, 2012)
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10.0
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10.0

October 14, 2008 @ 6:56 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required*

elbarto1   September 04, 2012
(Updated: September 04, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

elbarto1 jan 3 2009 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

elbarto1   September 03, 2012
(Updated: September 05, 2012)
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8.0
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8.0

July 30, 2010 @ 6:58 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required*

elbarto1   September 03, 2012
(Updated: September 05, 2012)
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10.0
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10.0

October 14, 2008 @ 6:58 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required*

elbarto1   September 03, 2012
(Updated: September 05, 2012)
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7.3
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9.0
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7.0

October 13, 2009 @ 8:08 pm Being the only straight man on Earth who really enjoyed the original film I got the urge to watch Titanic last...

elbarto1   September 02, 2012
(Updated: September 02, 2012)
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8.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
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10.0
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8.0

May 5, 2009 An underrated classic gets the remixed by Jorge treatment and is a thrilling ride worth taking. I always enjoyed the original but this...

elbarto1   September 02, 2012
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8.0
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8.0

October 14, 2008 @ 6:53 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required*

elbarto1   August 31, 2012
(Updated: September 01, 2012)
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9.0
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9.0

November 11, 2008 @ 1:04 am let me preface this short review by saying that I own and have seen the original version once back when it...

FanFix
elbarto1   August 31, 2012
(Updated: August 31, 2012)
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9.0
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9.0

October 14, 2008 Great Job UA, I have only seen the Unrated Cut of the film on DVD once because I couldnt bare paying to see a...

elbarto1   August 30, 2012
(Updated: August 31, 2012)
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0

February 2, 2010 @ 8:18 pm I admit that at its release 1 month ago, I didnt have much nagging interest in watching this edit. But the...

elbarto1   August 30, 2012
(Updated: August 31, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
8.6
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

Review by elbarto1 — March 29, 2010 @ 11:58 pm I dont have the time to write a lengthy review, and there really isnt much to say...

TV-to-Movie
elbarto1   August 30, 2012
(Updated: August 31, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
10.0
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10.0

October 7, 2008 @ 6:09 am *This rating was given before reviews were required*

elbarto1   August 30, 2012
(Updated: August 30, 2012)
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8.0
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7.0
Visual Editing 
 
8.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

elbarto1 sept 14 2009 Note – While I was a minor participant in the creation of this edit, I dont let that cloud my view when reviewing...

elbarto1   August 29, 2012
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8.0
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7.0
Visual Editing 
 
8.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
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8.0

March 23, 2009 @ 11:23 pm Let me preface this by saying I mean no disrespect to the editor, I merely am commenting on what I watched...

elbarto1   August 28, 2012
(Updated: August 28, 2012)
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9.0
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9.0

it is what it is, the longest possible version of ce3k. editing is seamless except for the previously mentioned low quality scenes. I love this film and its excellent to...

elbarto1   August 25, 2012
Overall rating 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

December 20, 2008 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

elbarto1   July 16, 2010
(Updated: August 25, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

ok, heres my review of mr L8wrtr’s Shadow of the Sith v3. note that I mean no disrespect to the editor and offer my views as constructive criticism as an...

elbarto1   January 01, 2010
(Updated: July 17, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

I had the pleasure of (finally) viewing xeno_alpha’s Alien 3 Re-Assembly last night – heres my short and sweet review: note – I mean no disrespect toward...

elbarto1   December 29, 2009
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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7.0
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7.0

elbarto1 - dec 29 2009 Another great concept that gives AvP a new spin. I loved the talking predator even if he had no mask but retained...

elbarto1   April 15, 2009
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6.0
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6.0

*This rating was given before reviews were required*

elbarto1   February 07, 2009
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10.0
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10.0

Impressive. Most Impressive. Hats off in every way shape and form. It took me a long wile to get around to watching this but it was worth it in...

elbarto1   January 24, 2009
(Updated: September 26, 2012)
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6.0
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6.0

I liked the concept, but found the scenes from the movie distracting when compared to the “dairy” scenes. (3 stars)

elbarto1   January 19, 2009
(Updated: September 25, 2012)
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6.0
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6.0

I didnt have any problems with the editing because of the grainy/choppy source material. I am a fan of planet terror so I enjoyed this one even if it didnt...

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