Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny Recut


Updated: 29th May 2024

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Faneditor: MatsThyWit  
Fanedit Type: FanFix
Fanedit Release Date: 28th May 2024
Fanedit Runtime: 2h:10m:12s
Time Cut: 0h:24m:21s
Time Added: 0h:0m:0s
Franchise: Indiana Jones
Genre: ActionAdventure
Original Title: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (2023)   
Original Release Date: 29th July 2023
Original Runtime: 2h:34m:33s
Original Links:

Certificate: 12A
Format: Digital
Resolution: 1080p
Sound Mix: Stereo
Language: English
Subtitles: No
 

Synopsis:

In his twilight years legendary adventurer Indiana Jones finds himself drawn once again into a whirlwind globetrotting adventure to protect and maybe even save history.


Intentions:

Recut the movie for a faster, more intense, less bloated experience that feels more in line tonally with the original trilogy of films without fundamentally altering the story of the movie.


Change List:

-New Opening logos reintroducing the classic Paramount Pictures mountain Fade -Newly created credits designed based on the opening of The Last Crusade. -New titles for time and place "French Alps 1944", "New York City 1969." -Hardcoded English subtitles. -Cut Indy being a prisoner and references to him being captured throughout prologue. -Cut initial interrogation and Voller's original theatrical introduction-Cut Indy hanging/interrogation/air raid bombing action sequence. -Began movie instead with the capture of Baz and the train. -Cut car chase and motorcycle fight. Created new, shorter introduction to Indy in 1944. -Heavily trimmed train sequence. -Cut second tunnel. -Cut Voller confrontation on the top of the train. -Cut Indy and the News Stand/Subway. -Trimmed classroom scene to remove redundant references to the Antikythera. -Cut original re-introduction of Voller in 1969. -Remixed Helena New York City Bar scene to play all as one uninterrupted scene. -Trimmed murders at the college. -Trimmed Helena foot chase. -Trimmed bad CGI face on stuntman during shelf stunt. -Trimmed parade chase for pacing. -Cut "Fugitive wanted for Murder" Subplot and all references to same. -Trimmed fight at the Tangiers hotel to remove humor that doesn't work and improve pacing. -Cut Indy awkwardly yelling "Get Back!" while snapping his whip. -Significantly trimmed Rahim subplot. -Tuk Tuk chase recut and shortened by close to 3 minutes. -Trimmed banter between Helena and Indy. -Cut Dialogue from CIA agent Mason in plane sequence to maintain continuity with newly created edits. -Cut Helena considering leaving Indy in the sunken ship, instead Helena stays around and helps Indy, strengthening her character development. -Cut bug sequence from Ear of Ear of Dionysius. I like the bugs, but Indy feels distractingly out of character for what amounts to a sub-30 second scene. -Remixed Finale in order to maintain the perspective being from Indy, Helena, and the Nazis instead of being frequently interrupted by Archimedes and the Roman soldiers.


Additional Notes:

This edit was tweaked and shaped repeatedly here and there over the course of an entire year. It was a labor of love from a long time franchise fan that thought the movie was a good movie that was hiding a potentially great movie inside of it. I believe after having finished the edit and watched it with others that my suspicion was correct. There really was a great movie inside of Indy 5 all along.


Other Sources:

Youtuber Thisis-JOE-isthiS uploaded this Paramount logo fade in on youtube in September of 2023 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7DcCLkVNQ0&ab_channel=Thisis-JOE-isthiS The first few seconds of this edit were used to create the Paramount the new opening of this edit. All credit to this page.


Special Thanks:

Special thanks to r/indianajones for encouraging this edit, and having been the most vocal in their support of it since all of last year. A fabulous and welcoming community, and one of the best places on reddit.



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