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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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fanedit   November 12, 2015
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8.8
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Hey nice job on this. You really cleaned this movie up nicely. The music changes you made were really outstanding and well thought out. There were a couple...

fanedit   November 12, 2015
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9.5
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9.0
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Bravo. This is a solid FanFix of the film. I thought your choices were terrific and not overdone. I think sometimes editors get so carried away that they substantially...

fanedit   August 18, 2014
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8.8
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Again, as with parts 1 & 2 all cuts were appropriate and well thought out. I definitely recommend this version of the Dark Knight triology to anyone who wants...

fanedit   August 18, 2014
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8.3
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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7.0

As with part 1, this is gonna be short. I watched the entire trilogy this weekend and thought that NJVC made all the right cuts from all three. ...

fanedit   August 18, 2014
(Updated: August 18, 2014)
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9.5
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0

This won't be a long review. I watched the entire trilogy this weekend and thought that NJVC made all the right cuts from all three. Audio...

fanedit   August 14, 2014
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8.2
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8.0
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9.0
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I was a little mixed on this cut. I really loved this when it came out in the theater and marvelled at how far CGI technology had come. ...

fanedit   August 06, 2014
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8.3
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7.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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I thought this was a good improvement on the original and it moved at a good brisk pace. When I previewed it prior to release, I thought some things...

fanedit   August 05, 2014
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8.9
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8.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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This Review will be fairly short and sweet. The reason being that I have not seen Blade Runner in a number of years even though the director's sits right...

fanedit   June 19, 2014
(Updated: June 19, 2014)
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7.8
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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7.0

This is a very difficult edit for me to review; I liked it, but I didn't like it. I will try to explain. The editors use of various...

fanedit   June 19, 2014
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9.7
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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I really liked this edit of Superman. I was glad to see someone brave enough to ditch the turning back time scene. I always thought that was a...

fanedit   November 23, 2013
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9.2
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0
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Let me start by saying, I am one of the few fans of the original theatrical version of Daredevil. I also enjoy Evanescence and their particular brand of what...

fanedit   November 10, 2013
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9.0
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9.0
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Bravo. A worthy successor to The Shadow Strikes. It has been a long time since I have seen the theatrical cut, so I am keeping this short. ...

fanedit   November 09, 2013
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7.9
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7.0
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9.0
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7.0
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Say Anything is one of my all-time favorites from the 80's. I really enjoyed this edit, but not for any of the usual reasons. I was very interested...

fanedit   November 02, 2013
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8.6
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9.0
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0
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I have watched this edit about 4 or 5 times now and haven't tired of it yet. This edit really did a lot to bring this film in line...

fanedit   October 31, 2013
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7.6
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9.0
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9.0
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7.0
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8.0
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7.0

OK - Not bad at all. You turned one of the sillier Bond films into a fairly capable thriller. With all of the silly quips and puns removed,...

fanedit   July 14, 2013
(Updated: July 14, 2013)
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8.8
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9.0
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7.0
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8.0
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7.0
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10.0

What a truly horrifying experience. Once I started watching, I couldn't avert my eyes. I became mesmerized by this gratuitous spectacle that is "Fear and Loathing in the...

fanedit   July 13, 2013
(Updated: July 13, 2013)
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7.6
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8.0
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9.0
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So my thoughts while watching this and reviewing the cut list are that maybe this is not the AP movie that Frink should have started with. The potty humor...

fanedit   July 09, 2013
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8.6
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9.0
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8.0
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8.0
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Impressive. I'm amazed you were able to take a full movie and distill it down to just 30+ minutes, yet it was a completely coherent story and had a great...

fanedit   June 09, 2013
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6.6
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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4.0

I hate being that guy, but I just don't care for this one. I know that a tremendous amount of work was put into this by several of the...

fanedit   May 19, 2013
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9.0
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9.0
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Finally got around to watching this edit and it is just a super cool way to watch the whole darn Planet of the Apes saga in one sitting. (except...

FanMix
fanedit   May 07, 2013
(Updated: August 07, 2014)
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9.5
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9.0
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9.0
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That was just super damn impressive. Initially, I thought we were gonna get Empire Strikes Back with some Tarantino soundtracks instead of Star Wars soundtracks, but this was sooo...

fanedit   April 28, 2013
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9.8
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8.0
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10.0
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Two words: Awe Some. BOB this was a triumph. You really made some excellent editing choices. In our discussions of the edit, I didn't agree...

fanedit   March 29, 2013
(Updated: March 31, 2013)
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6.1
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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7.0
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Well watching this edit accomplished one thing for me. I NEVER want to watch this movie, ever again. This is no fault of the editor. Its just...

fanedit   March 16, 2013
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9.0
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9.0
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Really liked it. This is my go to edit of Return of the Jedi. Thank you. If I'm watching the OT, its gonna be Harmy's Despecialized Ep...

FanFix
fanedit   January 19, 2013
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7.5
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8.0
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8.0
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I think the editor did an admirable job of cutting out some of the material that is silly and ridiculous, while preserving the plot, which is a difficult balance to...

fanedit   January 06, 2013
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7.6
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7.0
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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7.0

An interesting cut, which I enjoyed despite some of the problems which have been pointed out by others. The late arrival of Luthor didn't bother me as much as...

fanedit   January 01, 2013
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7.1
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7.0
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7.0
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10.0
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6.0

I'm almost afraid to leave this review, considering all of the positive reactions this edit has generated. Unfortunately, this one didn't do it for me. Maybe I was...

fanedit   January 01, 2013
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8.9
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0
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10.0
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9.0

Mission Accomplished! This Fanfix did exactly what was promised. The forced romance was seamlessly removed and Joker is no longer the Wayne's killer. Much better than the...

fanedit   September 22, 2012
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7.9
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7.0
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8.0
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8.0

This edit is proof of the power of fan editing. Two crappy sequels combine to make one fluid and interesting story. The amazing part is that the whole...

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