Reviews written by lastsurvivor

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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lastsurvivor   June 10, 2015
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7.9
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So, this is the first Superman IV edit I've plucked up the courage to watch. Well, not counting Adigitalman's Superman Redeemed that is. I was intrigued by Billy's...

lastsurvivor   January 20, 2015
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9.9
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Star Trek The Motion Picture has always been my favourite Trek movie. There, I said it. Sure, it’s slow, some would say ponderous; but it’s also to...

lastsurvivor   January 05, 2015
(Updated: January 05, 2015)
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8.7
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9.0
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Combining two different films to make a new viewing experience is nothing new in the fanediting world. We’re not talking using different entries of the same franchise here (ala...

lastsurvivor   December 18, 2014
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9.3
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9.0
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9.0

If ever there's a Connery Bond film ripe for fanediting, it's Thunderball. One could argue Diamonds are Forever, but Thunderball would seem to be the more worthwhile cause, as...

lastsurvivor   December 10, 2014
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9.7
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Personally I can not wait until Jackson's Battle of the Five Armies is available on DVD/Blu-ray - that way faneditors can be unleashed to put together an edit encompassing all...

lastsurvivor   March 11, 2014
(Updated: March 11, 2014)
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8.4
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9.0
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Growing up in the 80's and finally getting into horror films at around the age of 15, there was no escaping the Friday the 13th series. By that point...

lastsurvivor   February 17, 2014
(Updated: February 17, 2014)
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9.8
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
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When it comes to Trek edits, BionicBob has always been your go-to faneditor and his take on the last Trek series, Enterprise, is no exception. I actually...

lastsurvivor   December 08, 2013
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9.5
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0

I remember being very impressed by Kerr's LOTR fanedits, so when I heard he was working on an edit of AUJ, I was thrilled. So, I downloaded the AVCHD...

lastsurvivor   August 24, 2013
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8.3
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10.0
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8.0
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With the greatest will power in the world, I just couldn't bring myself to laud praise upon The Hobbit in the same way which I had for Jackson’s LOTR trilogy....

lastsurvivor   July 05, 2013
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9.2
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It took me a long time to finally see the theatrical version of The Shadow. For some reason it always looked like a poor knock-off of Burton’s Batman which...

FanMix
lastsurvivor   April 10, 2013
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9.7
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9.0
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Somewhat shamefully, my anticipation for this, TMBTM’s latest fan-editing exercise, was dampened by a certain scathing review which appeared for one day and then disappeared the next. I thought...

lastsurvivor   March 03, 2013
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9.1
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Over the last 18 months I have becomes quite a comic book fan and have taken to collecting various titles - some mainstream, such as from the DC and Marvel...

lastsurvivor   February 17, 2013
(Updated: February 17, 2013)
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9.2
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9.0
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10.0
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I know all too well the challenges of presenting a TV series fanedit which concentrates primarily and almost exclusively on the main character (some may say "soap-opera") elements of the...

lastsurvivor   February 12, 2013
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Now, this is an interesting one for me. I'll be right up front here. I genuinely think Scott's cut of Prometheus is excellent. Sure, it has...

lastsurvivor   February 10, 2013
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9.1
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8.0
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What's left to say about one of the most influential horror films of the 80's? Not much that hasn't already been said really. However, thanks to Dr. Sapirstein...

lastsurvivor   February 10, 2013
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8.5
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9.0
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Like many horror fans, I used to be a huge admirer of Dario Argento's work. From The Bird with the Crystal Plumage right up until Opera, I more or...

lastsurvivor   January 11, 2013
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8.9
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10.0
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I’ve always liked Sam Raimi’s Spiderman Trilogy. Refreshingly light hearted, well directed and generally very entertaining, they serve as a reminder to film makers making superhero movies today, that...

lastsurvivor   December 13, 2012
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9.8
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10.0
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It's no secret that I do enjoy a BionicBob edit. I love the enthusiasm he puts into the projects - heck, you can even sense the enthusiasm and fun...

lastsurvivor   December 04, 2012
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9.3
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10.0
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There's a phrase which DwightFry said once in a thread on the forum... something which has stuck with me ever since. It was something along the lines of ......

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FanMix
lastsurvivor   November 14, 2012
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7.9
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9.0
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As a fan of both the Friday the 13th and Elm Street movies (particularly the former), my interest is always piqued when I hear either series is being fanedited, and...

lastsurvivor   October 17, 2012
(Updated: October 17, 2012)
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9.7
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9.0
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There’s never enough time to watch everything… and man, are there loads of fanedits which I need to catch up on! Well, one wet Thursday evening I fancied a...

lastsurvivor   September 16, 2012
(Updated: September 16, 2012)
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10.0
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Review by LastSurvivor — May 2, 2011 @ 2:09 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required*

lastsurvivor   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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Review by LastSurvivor — April 22, 2012 @ 12:16 pm BionicBob, probably the most prolific faneditor out there at the moment, brings us his first and maybe...

lastsurvivor   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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9.0
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Review by LastSurvivor — April 19, 2011 @ 9:11 pm It’s strange how some films obtain a bad reputation and yet at the same time attract many...

lastsurvivor   September 10, 2012
(Updated: September 10, 2012)
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9.0
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Review by LastSurvivor — December 28, 2011 @ 12:05 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required*

lastsurvivor   September 07, 2012
(Updated: September 08, 2012)
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7.8
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7.0
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May 2, 2011 @ 2:03 pm Of all the ELM STREET films it’s Part 2 which I’ve always had a love hate relationship with. For every...

lastsurvivor   September 06, 2012
(Updated: September 06, 2012)
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9.0
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LastSurvivor apr 8 2012 I’ve been a big fan of the Friday the 13th films ever since I saw the original film back when I was around...

lastsurvivor   September 05, 2012
(Updated: September 06, 2012)
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June 11, 2011 @ 1:31 am I’m old enough to remember the excitement and anticipation surrounding the initial release of Jonathan Mostow’s Terminator 3: Rise of the...

lastsurvivor   September 05, 2012
(Updated: September 05, 2012)
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9.1
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9.0
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May 19, 2011 One of the greatest things about fanediting, or at least “watching” a fanedit, is that occasionally you uncover a movie which you’ve never even...

lastsurvivor   September 04, 2012
(Updated: September 05, 2012)
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9.0
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October 19, 2011 @ 9:57 am *This rating was given before reviews were required*

lastsurvivor   September 02, 2012
(Updated: September 02, 2012)
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9.0
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February 7, 2011 As Omaru1982 states, most of the in-depth technical overview has already been covered above and I have to say I couldn’t agree more that...

lastsurvivor   September 02, 2012
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9.0
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April 25, 2011 @ 8:00 pm I remember quite vividly the outpour of negativity which was lauded against Kevin Costner’s epic adaptation of David Brin’s novel,...

lastsurvivor   August 31, 2012
(Updated: August 31, 2012)
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8.0
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October 11, 2011 @ 7:50 pm The Ugly West (\Harmonica\) and Jaws The Sharkploitation version are two of my favourite fanedits – period. So, whenever TMBTM...

lastsurvivor   August 31, 2012
(Updated: September 05, 2012)
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9.0
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May 7, 2012 @ 11:22 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required*

lastsurvivor   August 31, 2012
(Updated: November 14, 2012)
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9.1
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9.0
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October 15, 2011 I have to admit that before reading all the positive reviews on Slark’s ambitious Doc Savage fanedit, I really didn’t know much about the...

lastsurvivor   August 30, 2012
(Updated: August 31, 2012)
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9.0
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April 30, 2012 @ 5:33 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required*

lastsurvivor   August 30, 2012
(Updated: August 30, 2012)
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8.0
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April 15, 2012 *This rating was given before reviews were required*

lastsurvivor   August 29, 2012
(Updated: August 29, 2012)
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9.0
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LastSurvivor Feb 24 2012 I can’t deny that television series from the 70’s and 80’s have certainly remained ingrained in my memory banks. Needless to say, the...

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FanFix
lastsurvivor   August 24, 2012
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9.3
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0

December 19, 2011 It may not surprise people to know that I love a good monster movie… in fact, even a bad monster movie I’ll happily watch...

lastsurvivor   August 24, 2012
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7.2
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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5.0
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7.0

August 1, 2012 Wanted to really like this one, especially after reading Neg’s very enthusiastic review. However, whilst Juice’s editing is nicely executed (you can tell he’s...

lastsurvivor   February 02, 2012
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9.0
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9.0

*This rating was given before reviews were required*

lastsurvivor   January 22, 2012
(Updated: July 16, 2012)
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9.0
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Sometimes you just have to sit back and be grateful that the world of the fanedit can bring such diverse delights. For every Superman or Star Wars edit, there’s a...

lastsurvivor   December 20, 2011
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9.0
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9.0

*This rating was given before reviews were required*

lastsurvivor   July 11, 2011
(Updated: September 01, 2012)
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9.0
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9.0

*This rating was given before reviews were required*

lastsurvivor   June 16, 2011
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9.0
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9.0

*This rating was given before reviews were required*

FanMix
lastsurvivor   May 19, 2011
(Updated: July 19, 2012)
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Going the extra mile… every now and then you experience a fanedit which reminds you how much you can actually alter a film and keep a coherent storyline intact. Such...

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