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Old 07-23-04, 06:42 AM
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Anchorman Legend Of Ron Burgundy 4 Hour Director's Cut

Dreamworks will first issue "Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy"
as a single disc edition with the theatrical cut sometime in the winter.

The final cut of the film originally clocked in a little over 4 hours,
but director Adam MacKay cut it down for the theatrical release.
(For those of you who thought there was not enough character development, there's your answer!)

The remaining footage instead of being integrated back into the theatrical cut,
MacKay has created a second entirely new movie with the unused material,
entitled "Wake Up, Ron Burgundy!", it will be available in a 2-disc set version of
"Anchorman" to be released in early 2005, with both films.

Interesting stuff......
a 4 hour cut..... who would have thought?
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Stay classy DVD Talkers.

Does it come with Scotch?
4 hours of Ron Burgundy is Balls!
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I LOVE SCOTCH... SCOTCH SCOTCH SCOTCH!!!!

HELL YEAH
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Four friggin' hours - a film for the supreme masochist!
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Sounds like lazy editing to me, yet somewhat interesting nonetheless.
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I had no idea Paul Thomas Anderson directed this.
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Originally posted by Groucho
I had no idea Paul Thomas Anderson directed this.
Old 07-23-04, 09:44 AM
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Re: Anchorman Legend Of Ron Burgundy 4 Hour Director's Cut

Originally posted by manicsounds
The final cut of the film originally clocked in a little over 4 hours,
but director Adam MacKay cut it down for the theatrical release.
I know there's an oxymoron in there, I just can't put my finger on *which* one...
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Originally posted by Giles
Four friggin' hours - a film for the supreme masochist!


Couldn't agree more, especially since I suffered terribly throughout the meager theatrical version. Argh
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Great news, I laughed almost nonstop at this in theaters. Hopefully there's some quality stuff in the "2nd movie", and it's not all filler.
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Sounds like alot of ad libbing by Ferrell. Not that I believe any of this for a second anyway.
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Originally posted by DVD Josh
Sounds like alot of ad libbing by Ferrell. Not that I believe any of this for a second anyway.
Believe a second of what?
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Originally posted by majorjoe23
Believe a second of what?
The OP. My philosophy on this board has long been "beware new members bearing DVD information". RARELY does it ever prove true.

I also highly doubt they filmed four hours of movie. It's a comedy, not LOTR.
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FWIW, this bit of info was posted on The Digital Bits.

A thread in movie talk about Anchorman said something about the film originally having a 4 hour cut to it.
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Yeah, this isn't the first time I've heard this info, I'm pretty sure they first place I saw it was an interview with a director.

Films with lots of improv often have tons of extra footage. Look at Spinal Tap, there's an hour and a half of hillarious outtakes included on the DVD. I've heard that A Mighty Wind had 20 hours of good material that they could have used.

EDIT TO ADD: It's mentioned in an interview on MSNBC.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5352971/site/newsweek

The relevent bit:
Because a director can't reliably order up a moment like that, and because improvisation was rampant on set anyway, McKay had some struggles in the editing room. "The movie was like nine hours long," says Applegate. "They're actually going to release a whole other movie called 'Wake Up Ron Burgundy'." Oh, come on. "You're laughing, but I'm serious!" she says. "When we do the DVD, there's going to be a new one-hour-and-40-minute movie on it."

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Excellent news. This will be a double-dip for me.
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This could be interesting, as the movie that I and my wife viewed in the theater didn't live up to the trailers!
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Originally posted by majorjoe23
Believe a second of what?
Oh believe it man. I put in the interview in the other thread posted above. MacKay and Ferrell joke around a lot... but I'll bite on this one, I wouldn't be suprised.

It sounds great, but I think I might prefer the 4-hour cut. Unless the extra stuff is a lot of different takes. I loved the movie, and I think a 4-hour version would be great. Though if they wanna seperate it, that's cool too.
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It's not going to be a 4 hour cut, it's going to be a whole new movie made from the cut footage.
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Very cool!!! I can't wait.
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Originally posted by surfingelectrod
It's not going to be a 4 hour cut, it's going to be a whole new movie made from the cut footage.
Yes, I know, I'd just like to see the 4-hour cut... but it's probably better to seperate them.
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A four hour comedy...Anchorman was very funny, but most everything works better in moderation. A four hour Anchorman is almost like if SNL made an entire movie about the "Lady's Man"...ohh, umm...if they made an entire movie about Mary Katherine Gallahger..oops..well if they made an entire movie about Stuart Smalley...okay, I give up.
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It'll be nice to actually see this happen for once. I've seen and heard about too many movies with "hours" of extra footage and when the DVD hits, we get five minutes, or worse, nothing.
If they follow thru, maybe it will set a precedent.

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