What are FanEdits, and why make them? FanEdits are an artform where someone takes a video source/sources and rearranges them with video editing software to create either a modified, or even radically new version of a movie.
Reaper18783x just released his first fanedit fanedit Friday the 13th Part X Jason In Space
This version removes all the ham-fisted humor, fix the sloppy editing and removing as much bad dialogue as possible.
"This movie was a bomb. What should have been a good movie was turned in to a mess. I felt it needed a fanedit so we could have a good send-off to the original Friday the 13th's. (I could not fix the bad acting...)"
Leeroy just released a new fanedit Killer Bride: The Japanese Cut
This version of Kill Bill combines the two volumes and removes the characters of Budd, Elle and Vernita. The focus of the edit is the Japanese segment, placing O-Ren Ishii behind the attempted murder of the Bride.
"Being a fan of the Kill Bill films this is my third fanedit of Tarantino's epic series. For each fanedit I hope there are enough differences to make each one unique and different to one another. The edit hopefully implies that the events that unfold are nothing more than a coma induced dream. Certain events that really happened have been converted into Black and White. The more fantasy elements, like taking down the Crazy 88 alone, could now been interpreted as events that never actually took place."
TM Productions just released a new fanedit Chainsaw Devil
This edit turns the Texas Chainsaw remake franchise into an old 70s/80s slasher on VHS, beginning with "The Beginning".
"On one last road trip before they're sent to serve in Vietnam, two brothers and their girlfriends get into an accident that calls their local sheriff to the scene. Thus begins a terrifying experience when the teens are taken to a secluded house of horrors, where a chainsaw weilding maniac is waiting for them..."
NewSpock just released a new fanedit Buffy Reimagined
This is Buffy Season 1 and 2 formed into a series of five movies. Every one of these movies has a reimagined story arc of its own, but there is an overarching story arc as well that weaves them together to a greater whole.
"This Buffy saga, named "Buffy Reimagined", contains these movies:
1. Buffy The Prophecy (I already released this one before, containing Buffy season 1 as a movie. But I reworked it for this release, adding six important minutes in the middle to improve the story-telling and to add some needed charm to it.)
2. Buffy 2 - I The Truth
3. Buffy 2 - II The Life
4. Buffy 2 - III The Love
5. Buffy 2 - IV The Awakening"
By telling the story in form of movies it was possible to make the story more interesting.
Of course I used the opportunity to redeem certain storyelements or get rid of those that lessened the overall impact and importance of the story.
I hope that through these five movies more people will get to discover and enjoy the sheer brilliance of this TV-show-gem.
Beezo just released a new fanedit Oblivion Redeemed
By removing the bookend voice-overs, trivial dialog and a few choice action sequences, this edit streamlines the viewing experience, adds more mystery and otherwise polishes this film for a more mature, intelligence audience.
"Oblivion was a good sci-fi movie hindered by unnecessary plot exposition, Tom Cruise-isms, and a few inconsistent character motivations.The purpose of this edit was to remove the clutter and "dumbing down" aspects of this film to create a more satisfactory sci-fi experience for a smart audience."
Kult38 just released a new fanedit No Retreat, No Surrender: The Fan Cut
This edit is resurrecting the original and superior VHS version with the highest picture quality of the DVD.few additional changes to touch up the plot and also fix some of the choppy editing.
"In my youth 'No Retreat, No Surrender' was one of my favourite movies. I was very much looking forward to the DVD release back in 2004 but was very disappointed with what I saw. Although the picture was an improvement over my old VHS copy, there were so many differences that it felt like a completely different movie.
Various sources: UK VHS, UK DVD, German DVD, movie soundtrack."
And watch the full fanedit on the IFDB page's video section
HAL 9000 just released a new fanedit Star Wars: Episode III - Labyrinth Of Evil
The third of the revamped '9000 Series,' Labyrinth Of Evil delivers a re-crafted perspective on Star Wars Episode III in keeping with the drive of the original trilogy of films. Anakin's fall to the dark side is portrayed in a more believable way, with political motivations that are ignited by, rather than preceded by, a desire to save his wife. Padme's role is expanded, and her fate is made to match her daughter's memories.
"By stripping away extraneous tangents and bolstering attention to character development, this edit seeks to improve the original film. The original trilogy is regarded as the template toward which the prequels strive. The prequels are made to submit to the continuity and drive of the originals to the degree possible."
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