Die Hard done in the style of 24 but set over 9 hours using split screens to help give it a semi real-time feel from scene to scene.
Die Hard til’ Midnight
Tagline: Real Excitement, Real Suspense, Real Danger, Real Time!
New 16:9 Aspect Ratio (Pan and Scan)
Fanedit Type: Fanmix
Original Movie Title: Die Hard
Genre: Action, Thriller, Adventure
Original Release Date: 1988
Original Running Time:132 Mins
Fanedit Running Time : 119 Minutes
Video Bitrate 5500 kbps
Audio Bitrate 512kbps (Stereo mix)
File size 5.3 GB
Die Hard is the pinnacle of action movie goodness in my opinion and cannot be improved upon as its completely perefect as it is. However as its one of my favourite films I was intrigued whether I could put a different spin on it to give some fresh appeal. It struck me that as McClane spends nearly the entire runtime of the movie apart from all the other protaginists I could maybe use splitscreen to give the impression of multiple events taking place at once. Thus the idea for Die Hard 'til Midnight was born, and the edit evolved as Die Hard/24 style (semi) real-time thriller.
Main focus of the edit using split screen wherever logical to show McClane, Gruber and his cohorts, Police and Newscasters in splitscreen in the style of tv series ‘24’ giving a sense of parallel events taking place.
The film is set over a 9 hour timeframe with a 24 style ticking clock emphasising the real-time aspect with the intention of adding extra tension, pace and a fresh perspective.
When I decide to edit a movie I love I tend to leave everything in but try and and put a new spin on it, there are a few shaves and trims here and there to facilitate this new version but nothing siginificant.
There are however approximately 50 split screen/time stamp sequences, some lasting just a few seconds or so and others lasting 30-40 seconds, the use of which has brought the runtime down by about 12 minutes along with the shaves to the film here and there.
Been hearing really great things about this! Love the idea of the trilogy turned into “digestible” series!
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Back To The Future: The Hill Valley Chronicles
Tagline: Back In Time For Teatime
Original Movie Titles: Back To The Future pts 1,2,3
Genre: Sci Fi Fantasy Romance Comedy
Fanedit Type: FanMix
Original Release Date: 1985,1989,1990
Original Running Time: 342 Mins
Fanedit Running Time: 327 Mins (10 Episodes)
Available in HD? YES 720p
The Hill Valley Chronicles takes the enormously popular Back To The Future Trilogy and adapts it to a ‘Quantum Leap’ style 30 minute teatime TV show comprising of ten episodes. This new adaptation puts a fresh spin on the trilogy by reshaping the narrative so that all the parallel events of November 12 1955 in the trilogy collide with each other.
The primary purpose of the edit was to manipulate the events of BTTF1 to allow the 1955 scenes in BTTF1 to run chronologically parallel to the 1955 scenes in BTTF2 seeing how November 12 1955 played out the second time round with two Marty’s and two Doc Browns inhabiting Hill Valley.
I also think the movies fit the ‘teatime sci-fi tvshow’ format well so a lot of work went into creating the previously, intro titles, end titles and ‘next time’ teaser for each episode ending on a cliff hanger where possible.
Episode 01 Things Ain’t What They Used To Be
Episode 02 Future Proofing
Episode 03 Back And Forthright *
Episode 04 Two Heads Are Better Than None *
Episode 05 A Date With Density *
Episode 06 Happy Temporal Junction Of The Entire Space Time Continuum Day! *
Episode 07 Snail Mail *
Episode 08 Hang 'Em At High Noon *
Episode 09 The Good, The Bad And The Lovely
Episode 10 Back To The Future?
Alternate Episode 10 Back To Reality?
A homage to Back To The Future:The Reality Cut
*black and white version also included
Back To the Future 1 and 3 OST
Trivia for Mary Steenburgen fans some audio effects used in her 1979 time travel movie with Malcolm Mcdowell ‘Time After Time’ were used in one of the episodes.