Reviews written by r8s8fr8

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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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r8s8fr8   September 16, 2012
(Updated: September 17, 2012)
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Review by r8s8fr8 — November 27, 2009 @ 7:56 pm This is so much better than the original movie. Thank you, Mr.Gekko.

r8s8fr8   September 15, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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Still not a really great one, but it is so impressive how much better this one plays now. Finally I am no longer ashamed to have it in my collection....

r8s8fr8   September 14, 2012
(Updated: September 15, 2012)
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Review by r8s8fr8 — November 27, 2009 @ 7:55 pm It’s a cheap horror movie, but you managed to make it a very enjoyable one. Thank you,...

r8s8fr8   September 14, 2012
(Updated: September 14, 2012)
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9.0
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November 27, 2009 The ending was a bit rushed, but removing the god-awful twist is a gift of the Gods. Thank you for this wonderful horror movie....

FanFix
r8s8fr8   September 13, 2012
(Updated: September 13, 2012)
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7.0
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r8s8fr8 nov 27 2009 A good fanedit, improving a lot on the original. But it’s still not a great movie and that bar scene and sex scene...

FanMix
r8s8fr8   September 13, 2012
(Updated: September 13, 2012)
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4.0
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November 27, 2009 Chronological = sucks. Trimmed = too much. Meaner = yes, but also more stupid. Faster = no, just shorter. Hard...

FanFix
r8s8fr8   September 13, 2012
(Updated: September 13, 2012)
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November 27, 2009 It did not work too well for me. Especially towards the ending it became weaker and it seemed several times to me like parts...

r8s8fr8   September 13, 2012
(Updated: September 13, 2012)
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Review by r8s8fr8 — November 27, 2009 @ 8:41 pm It improves the movie a tiny little bit, but I was hoping for a lot more. This...

r8s8fr8   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 13, 2012)
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Review by r8s8fr8 — November 27, 2009 @ 7:37 pm Sorry, but this did not save SILENT HILL at all from being a crappy movie.

r8s8fr8   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 13, 2012)
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Review by r8s8fr8 — November 27, 2009 @ 7:59 pm I never liked the episodic touch of the extended version. This is now perfect. Thanks for creating...

r8s8fr8   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 13, 2012)
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Review by r8s8fr8 — November 27, 2009 @ 8:37 pm I liked this new take on Frankenstein a lot. Jorge, you are an artist.

FanFix
r8s8fr8   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 13, 2012)
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8.0
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Review by r8s8fr8 — November 27, 2009 @ 8:48 pm I think it is a good effort on a promising series of movies that was so deeply...

r8s8fr8   September 12, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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5.0
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November 27, 2009 After so much hype I expected something that would suck me right in, but that never happened. While I can see the fun, I...

r8s8fr8   September 09, 2012
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Review by r8s8fr8 — November 27, 2009 @ 8:42 PM I enjoyed every second of the 3h. This is the perfect movie for a horror event with...

r8s8fr8   September 08, 2012
(Updated: September 09, 2012)
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7.0
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Review by r8s8fr8 — November 27, 2009 @ 7:41 pm If it was technically better done, this would have been great. Still, this one is a good...

r8s8fr8   September 08, 2012
(Updated: September 11, 2012)
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Review by r8s8fr8 — November 27, 2009 @ 7:40 pm What an awesome version of Superman 2. This seems to be overlooked a lot and it so...

r8s8fr8   September 08, 2012
(Updated: September 11, 2012)
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Great. You really made this movie enjoyable. I am so impressed. Thank you, Mr.Gekko. Review by r8s8fr8 — November 27, 2009 @ 7:42 PM

r8s8fr8   September 07, 2012
(Updated: September 08, 2012)
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November 27, 2009 @ 8:38 pm Not on the same level as SOTL, but in this version way before Hannibal and Hannibal Rising. You saved this one,...

r8s8fr8   September 07, 2012
(Updated: September 07, 2012)
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4.0
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r8s8fr8 nov 27 2009 It was not what the faneditor had promised. It’s still such a stupid and cheap movie in my opinion.

r8s8fr8   September 07, 2012
(Updated: September 07, 2012)
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r8s8fr8 nov 27 2009 It did simply not convince me. Started so well and then got so much worse, even than the original.

r8s8fr8   September 07, 2012
(Updated: September 07, 2012)
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r8s8fr8 nov 27 2009 Thanks for the comment, boon23, that made me watch the better version first. And it was great. Thanks for creating it, Modernknife....

r8s8fr8   September 07, 2012
(Updated: September 07, 2012)
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r8s8fr8 nov 27 2009 What an improvement. Is there indeed talent in Rob Zombie? You make it look like that, Sir 3Raz0r.

r8s8fr8   September 07, 2012
(Updated: September 08, 2012)
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November 27, 2009 @ 7:29 pm Unfortunately it does not at all save this movie from being really bad (and lame).

r8s8fr8   September 07, 2012
(Updated: September 08, 2012)
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November 27, 2009 @ 7:35 pm Removing the love plot removes the heart and soul from the movie.

FanFix
r8s8fr8   September 06, 2012
(Updated: September 07, 2012)
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November 27, 2009 @ 8:33 pm What an improvement! My favorite CBB fanedit. Thank you so much for this fine horror movie. Kiefer rocks!

r8s8fr8   September 06, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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Review by r8s8fr8 — November 27, 2009 @ 8:11 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required*

r8s8fr8   September 06, 2012
(Updated: September 12, 2012)
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Review by r8s8fr8 — November 27, 2009 @ 8:37 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required*

r8s8fr8   September 06, 2012
(Updated: September 07, 2012)
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November 27, 2009 @ 8:46 pm I agree to some of the previous reviews: it has flaws, it could have been better. But I enjoyed the new...

r8s8fr8   September 06, 2012
(Updated: September 07, 2012)
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November 27, 2009 @ 8:02 pm Equally good to “Coming Storm”, yet a different take. I like it a lot. Thank you, T-Hope from one Terminator fan...

r8s8fr8   September 06, 2012
(Updated: September 06, 2012)
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r8s8fr8 nov 27 2009 Flatliners. I so loved this movie when it was in the cinema. Watchign it on DVD years later revealed so many weaknesses, but...

r8s8fr8   September 06, 2012
(Updated: September 06, 2012)
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r8s8fr8 nov 27 2009 I love the original and this one was not bad, but in my opinion weaker.

r8s8fr8   September 05, 2012
(Updated: September 06, 2012)
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November 27, 2009 @ 8:06 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required*

r8s8fr8   September 04, 2012
(Updated: September 05, 2012)
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November 27, 2009 @ 8:13 pm Sorry, but this one left me truly unimpressed. The original was over-the-top funny and this one removed the fun for...

r8s8fr8   September 02, 2012
(Updated: September 02, 2012)
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November 27, 2009 Great take on a bad movie. I liked it a lot now.

r8s8fr8   September 02, 2012
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November 27, 2009 @ 8:17 pm *This rating was given before reviews were required*

r8s8fr8   September 01, 2012
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November 27, 2009 @ 8:04 pm Took away what bothered me. Thank you, Tranzor. Now it’s an even better remake.

FanFix
r8s8fr8   August 31, 2012
(Updated: August 31, 2012)
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November 27, 2009 A good take on the worst of the series. I don’t think it saves the movie from being bad, but it’s a lot less...

r8s8fr8   August 31, 2012
(Updated: August 31, 2012)
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November 27, 2009 @ 7:45 pm Worked really well in black and white. It seems to be another overlooked gem.

TV-to-Movie
r8s8fr8   August 30, 2012
(Updated: August 31, 2012)
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November 27, 2009 @ 8:21 pm so nice to see some X-Files again and I love them in widescreen. This was obviously a lot of work and...

r8s8fr8   August 30, 2012
(Updated: August 30, 2012)
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9.0
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November 27, 2009 I 100% agree to my predecessor. NOW it’s a great horror movie.

TV-to-Movie
r8s8fr8   August 30, 2012
(Updated: August 30, 2012)
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10.0
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November 27, 2009 Seriously: great.

r8s8fr8   August 29, 2012
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November 27, 2009 @ 8:26 pm I love this DVD. It combines what so well fits together. Your version of WRONG TURN totally blew me away and...

r8s8fr8   August 29, 2012
(Updated: August 29, 2012)
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7.0
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r8s8fr8 Nov 27 2009 This is a lotbetter than the very weak original. It’s still not great, but you managed to make it a movie that did...

r8s8fr8   August 27, 2012
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November 27, 2009 This is less silly, but as long as Ben Affleck plays Daredevil it can never be really good. You tried and I think this...

FanFix
r8s8fr8   November 27, 2009
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The original had more charm to it, even though it was deeply flawed. After your LOTD I was shocked to see such a quality decline. So many things don’t work...

r8s8fr8   November 27, 2009
(Updated: July 17, 2012)
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9.0
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It removes what needed to be removed to make this one an even better movie. Nice. Thank you, Jamiemark. You made my day. (Don’t like the cover art though)...

r8s8fr8   November 27, 2009
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Once again you managed to impress me, 3Raz0r. It’s a great movie NOW.

r8s8fr8   November 27, 2009
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I love me some Blade. And this is probably the best that can be done to the totally atrocious original. Thank you, CBB. Very very impressive work.

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