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Independence Day Redeclared

white43

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What is it? : TF
Original film name: Independence Day
New film name : Independence Day Redeclared
Film studio name : 20th Century Fox / Centropolis Entertainment
Edit crew name : White43
Date Original Film Was Released : July 2nd 1996
Date Edit Was Released : July 24th 2010
Original Runtime : 147 minutes (UK Special Edition)
New Runtime : 132 minutes
Amount of time Cut : 15 Mins cut
Release Details : Currently AVI, with DVD9 to follow.

There's no cover and I'm hopeless at doing them, so please feel free!

Tools Used : DVD Decrypter, AnyDVD, Womble 5, AutoGK, BeSweet

Taking the 90's popcorn classic Independence Day and attempting to strip out Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin's silly humour, mainly found in the character of Russell Chase(Randy Quaid). This has been achieved by some complete scene removals and trimming dialogue. I was always particularly bothered by Russell's sacrifice being made silly, with cliche dialogue. This has been altered to a more sombre affair. Various overcamp one-liners have been toned down - Julius Levinson, Marty Gilbert, Dr Brackish Okun and Jimmy Wilder taking the brunt of this. Independence Day is still a fun film, but without (most of) the silly distractions now.

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- The SETI guy banging his head.
- First introduction to Russell and drunken flying is gone.
- Marty saying "there's no shame in hiding" and "Mutha".
- Trite lines by President and General Gray "What if they do become hostile...."
- Stupid cop stopping in the middle of the street causing massive car pile up.
- Marty dramatically overreacting and wanting to call everyone.
- Trimmed banter between Julius and David over speed of car.
- "You don't want to die a virgin, do you?"
- Mention of Miguel's brother needing medicine and his little rant.
- Jimmy discovering the ring.
- Jasmin dancing and her subsequent conversation with the friend.
- Near head-on collision with Julius and David in the car.
- Julius babbling on about wishing he'd worn a tie at the White House.
- What I assume is a deleted scene. Julius talking about all the famous people in the White House and now him.
- Jasmine's friend : Captain Obvious moment when the ship opens up.
- Marty's demise.
- Boomer the dog's unconvincing escape from the fire.
- Russell "Been saying it for years".
- Jimmy "Hold Me" and "Whoop ET's ass".
- "Now that's what I call a close encounter."
- Religious whack-job from extended scene - cliche.
- Russell comforting sick son extended scene.
- The kid who offers penicillin to Russell's daughter extended scene.
- Dr Okun : Various trims to make him less goofy.
- An extended scene with Okun telling David not to touch anything.
- Nuke - Mr Nimzicki's cringeworthy little dance for 'hitting the target'.
- No premature celebration of failed nuke.
- Montage of world forces preparing counter strike.
- 'Crash course in modern aviation' and Russell wanting payback.
- Russell accidentally activated weapons control.
- Hiller accidentally going backwards in the alien craft.
- Hiller 'look no hands'.
- David 'Oops'.
- Russell OTT 'Payback'.
- Extended scene "I don't want to die a virgin".
- All Russell's jabbering "Up yours!" and "I'm Baaaaack". (See clip in later thread).
- President saying "Good Luck Buddy."
- We see Russell one last time before he dies.
 

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awesome. I have been waiting forever for an ID4 edit.
 

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boon23 said:
awesome. I have been waiting forever for an ID4 edit.

Me too! :p

I hope yours is at least close to what I wanted to accomplish so that I can cross it off of my list of edits in the works!

Congrats either way!
 

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Well, enjoy folks........I hope it's something close to what you wanted.....
 

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Well done on completing this thing white43! :)

I'll look forward to catching this sometime. Judging by your changes list, ID4 should be well worth a re-watch.

PM sent.
 

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Sorry for the delay.
Will make a page for this edit soon.
 

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Quickly done, but better than nothing ;)


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"- Boomer the dog's unconvincing escape from the fire."

I hope that refers to the slow-mo jump in the tunnel. That made me want to vomit in terror and is one of the reasons I have never watched the movie in its entirety (that and the one-liners and Randy Quaidness...also with the one-liners); just clips here and there which all bugged me. My mother likes it, but she's not as picky as I am in some ways.
 

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Ripplin said:
"- Boomer the dog's unconvincing escape from the fire."

I hope that refers to the slow-mo jump in the tunnel. That made me want to vomit in terror and is one of the reasons I have never watched the movie in its entirety (that and the one-liners and Randy Quaidness...also with the one-liners); just clips here and there which all bugged me. My mother likes it, but she's not as picky as I am in some ways.

Yep - Boomer makes it much faster now. :D
 

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I just watched this (without realizing it's actually July 4th. Talk about creepy.) and I thought it was really awesome. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing.

I don't really have any complaints besides one thing: Randy Quaid's death scene. The audio in that one is really messy and the volume jumps up painfully several times. Also, it's kind of hard to make out that he's actually flying into the beam. I know you were trying to cut down on the cheesiness but I think it's a necessary evil here.

But overall, great job!
 

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Any news on the DVD release? Don't want to spoil the experience by watching a compressed file :p
 
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