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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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frantic-canadian   September 21, 2013
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9.9
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I just got done watching this, for the second time. Watched it last night on its own, and again tonight with the commentary track. I don't know how Blueyoda knew...

FanMix
frantic-canadian   May 06, 2013
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10.0
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I just finished watching this and all I have to say is, if Epic and Awesome had a child it would be called Pulp Empire. I'm not...

frantic-canadian   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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9.0
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9.0

Review by Frantic Canadian - April 3, 2012 @ 6:06 am *This rating was given before reviews were required*

frantic-canadian   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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9.0
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9.0

Review by Frantic Canadian — February 22, 2011 @ 1:25 am *This rating was given before reviews were required*

frantic-canadian   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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9.0
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9.0

Review by Frantic Canadian — March 21, 2011 @ 1:23 am *This rating was given before reviews were required*

frantic-canadian   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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9.0
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9.0

Review by Frantic Canadian — March 21, 2011 @ 1:23 am *This rating was given before reviews were required*

frantic-canadian   September 11, 2012
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10.0
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Damn it! The ride is over. And now I have to get back to reality, and face a post-VHS world. A time where Hollywood laughs at originality, and instead welcomes...

frantic-canadian   September 10, 2012
(Updated: September 10, 2012)
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10.0
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10.0
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Review by Frantic Canadian — February 18, 2008 @ 7:54 am I’ve been wanting to see this ever since I read about it in the newspaper and...

frantic-canadian   September 05, 2012
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8.8
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8.0
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7.0
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8.0
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10.0
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9.0

Spence's re-emergence on the forum to reveal plans of a second Daredevil edit, as well as Uncanny Antman's reveal that he too was working on an edit of the film,...

frantic-canadian   September 04, 2012
(Updated: September 04, 2012)
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10.0
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10.0
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August 7th, 2009 Video: I'll give the video a 4/5 because every so often, mostly during the action scenes, you'll notice compression artifacts pop up on the...

frantic-canadian   September 04, 2012
(Updated: September 05, 2012)
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10.0
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10.0

March 14, 2011 @ 6:54 am *This rating was given before reviews were required*

frantic-canadian   August 30, 2012
(Updated: August 30, 2012)
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10.0
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March 25, 2012 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

frantic-canadian   August 24, 2012
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7.4
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10.0
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7.0
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I'm a big fan of Chris Carter's shows (The X-Files, Millennium, Harsh Realms, and The Lone Gunmen), so when I saw that ThrowgnCpr had used an episode of Millennium as...

frantic-canadian   March 31, 2012
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7.9
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10.0
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Audio and Video: Audio and video are on par with the source material. The 5.1 English audio track was used. No complaints. 5/5 Audio Editing:...

frantic-canadian   March 19, 2012
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9.8
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10.0
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8.0
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I just finished watching this. I see what you meant about it feeling too short, but that's alright because it works better this way. The opening scene in the theatrical...

frantic-canadian   March 21, 2011
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9.9
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9.0
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10.0
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I just finished watching this so here's my review. I want to start off by saying that this is my personal opinion and opinions may vary. No offense is intended....

frantic-canadian   January 17, 2011
(Updated: August 17, 2012)
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9.2
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9.0
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10.0
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8.0
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10.0
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9.0

Menu: The menus are rather plain and generic. The chapter menu is basic with only “Chapter 1″, “Chapter 2″, “Chapter 3″ etc. for the menu buttons. No...

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