Anchorman: Whammy Edition

 
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Anchorman: Whammy Edition
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Original Release Date:
2004
Original Running Time:
98
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
119
Time Added:
21
Brief Synopsis:
Incorporating some of the better material from the film “Wake Up, Ron Burgundy” into “Anchorman” to fill out the film and make me laugh more. I love lamp.
Intention:
To make wit’ the funny.
Release Information
  • NTSC DVD-5
  • AVI/MKV
Special Features
NTSC. Anamorphic. 5.1 audio. DVD also features the teaser, the trailer, a short animated Anchorman segment, and a compilation of various moments not used in the film. The menus also feature additional footage if you just let them play.
Editing Details:
Culled any scenes that I liked from “Wake Up, Ron Burgundy” (excluding ones that directly related to the alternate subplot) and smacked ‘em into the spot I done thunk they should go. Whammy!
Cuts and Additions:
Added extra newscast mentioning Bigfoot, and cut-away to nursing home.
Added Brian Fantana’s brief report about the evils of breastfeeding.
Replaced Brick Tamland’s weather report for one about leaving animals in cars.
Added Champ telling Ron about the party, and the ‘News Team!’ transition to party.
Added additional scene to end of first argument with Wes Mantooth. (Taken from after the end credits.)
Added Ron driving with Veronica without watching the road.
Added Ron and Veronica going into Tino’s.
Added Brian, Champ, and Brick driving around without Ron.
Switched in long version of Veronica being angry at Ron about revealing their relationship.
Extended and replaced sections of the scene where Veronica requests better stories to report.
Extended first newscast after Veronica joins the team.
Added cafeteria scene wherein the team decide what to do about the ‘Corningstone situation’. Brick eats “one of those delicious falafel hotdogs with cinnamon and bacon on top”. Yummy!
Replaced the scenes of the team messing with Veronica. The added alternate versions are, Fast teleprompter, “Ten pizzas” phone call, Foam phone call.
Added Champ’s ‘Must be that time of the month’ comment and subsequent science lesson.
Added News Team action poses to the street fight.
Mirrored several flipped shots of Brick with trident during News Team rumble to fix continuity.
Added scene of Veronica having a hard time at work after Ron is fired.
Added Ron crying in the shower.
Added Ron visiting his mentor, Jess Moondragon.
Added scene of Ed arguing with his heretofore unseen son, Chris.
Added scene of Ron at a bar, close to being kicked out due to the smell.
Added scene of the News Team driving to the zoo wherein Champ finally speaks his mind. Extreme uncomfortableness ensues.
Added PSA with Ron to the very end of the credits.
Several other tweaks and snips, mainly to do with excising references to the Alarm Clock storyline in the added scenes.
Cover art by Uncanny Antman (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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9.3
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0

This is one of those extended editions that makes you ask "Why did they cut THAT out?" And it kinda makes you hate Hollywood, because the only reason to cut out those scenes was to make the movie shorter so they could sell it to theatres easier.
The editing is great, and the disk quality looks identical to the original DVD. Well done!

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(Updated: December 15, 2013)
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7.5
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with Anchorman 2 less than a week away a wanted to re-watch the first film and so decided to check out the whammy edit. the edit plays like an extended version of the film with the footage included staying away from the dropped terrorist group sub-plot that appears in the wake-up ron burgundy film. as a hole this is a really good alternative to the original with the extra footage is seamlessly added. however the 2 hour run time made the film a little bloated, personally an alternative 90min cut with the new footage added i felt would have been more enjoyable.

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9.1
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This edit was a treat for fans of the original - and I sincerely hope that is everyone. It's such a unique thing that SO much deleted material was available for an extended/alternative edition. I have to disagree with Ripplin that the scene in the car is too long... That is the best thing about this edit imho. Champ's confession is hideously painful and completely hysterical. How on earth those actors kept a straight face, especially when Champ is kissing Ron on the cheek. Comedy Gold.

It's not as tight as the original, but was a very enjoyable alternative trip through pleasure town.

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10.0

I love lamp.

And I love Anchorman: Whammy Edition. 10/10.

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Not bad! I don’t know if I like it any better than the original version, but there were some interesting choices made. Didn’t like the additions of the very super overly long scene of Champ in the car and the scene with the ‘f’ word over and over, but other than that, the additions were pretty good. Overall, a decent alternate version of the film. I give it a 7/10.

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