|actual footage from the title has been edited into a subsequent movie to form part of the newer movie without reference to the earlier movie (i.e., not a flashback)
|part of the movie has been constructed by editing footage from a previous title; there is no indication the footage is from a different movie
|extracts from the title are featured in a subsequent movie, for example, on TV or characters attend a cinema screening during the movie, or the audio from a program is heard on a TV or a flashback sequence or a clip in a review program
|extracts from a previous movie are featured (not just stills or sounds)
|the movie was subsequently remade
|the title is a remake of a previous title
|some characters/situations or a distinct fictional universe from one project were used to create a subsequent project (mostly used for TV series)
|spin off from
|some characters/situations from a previous project were used during the project
|a joke reference to the title is made in a subsequent production
|the movie makes a joke reference to a previous title
|the title is referenced or a homage paid to it in a subsequent movie; this includes recreations of TV programs (i.e., fake segments of real talk shows), and off-screen references (i.e. the background music score).
|the title references or pays homage to a previous title (i.e., a still/poster/artifact; mentioned by name; scene discussed by characters; dialog quoted in non-spoofing way)
Very often references and spoofs are rather subjective. Please note that we only accept references and spoofs if it is obvious that the filmmakers clearly had the other title in mind when writing, directing, photographing or scoring a specific scene. This should be reflected in the given reason. If you notice an unexplained reference and have recently watched a film whilst looking for the reference but couldn't find it then please submit a delete to remove the link from the title. Please see thec "Notes"-section below for more information.
|the title has a sequel or in some way is followed by a future title
|the title is a sequel or in some way follows on from a previous title - the order of follows/followed by is determined by initial release date, not internal timelines (see below)
|the title is another version of a play/novel/etc., i.e. not originally written for the screen. For a TV series, it is a version of a series from, usually, another country
|alternate language version of
|this link type is limited to older films, when two different versions were made concurrently using the same sets and sometimes overlapping cast/crews
You can now track the status of your Alternate Version submission and if it has not been approved, we'll tell you the reason why.
If you are using the mobile apps, mobile website or desktop website you can access this feature via the 'Track your contribution' button, which has been added to the submission email receipt. Additionally, if you are using the desktop website, you can also use the 'Track Contribution' button now found in your contribution history page.
Clicking this button will take you to IMDb Contributor, our new contribution specific site where you will be shown the status of your request.