Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: The InfoDroid Edit

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: The InfoDroid Edit
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Original Release Date:
1984
Original Running Time:
118 minutes
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Fanedit Running Time:
100 minutes
Synopsis:
This fanedit brings ToD to a way more consistent feel with Raiders Of The Lost Ark. Superfluous or annoying dialogue was removed as well as misplaced shots and cutting scenes thoughout. The slapstick comedic aspects were considerably toned down.
Intention:
My intention was to bring Temple of Doom, which, prior to the release of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, was the most derided of the Indy Trilogy to a level that was more consistent with the feel of Raiders.
Additional Notes:
I included this on the DVD, but I just want to say again publicly that this edit nor any subsequent edit I release would’ve ever been possible had it not been for the technical knowledge and support of forum member TJDavis1138. For the past three years, he has been my teacher and guide in all matters relating to computers and editing and more importantly, he’s become one of my greatest friends during this process. I just can’t thank him enough from the bottom of my heart. You’re the best, Tom! I also want to thank both Boon23 and Throwgncpr for their generous and friendly support while I was trying to figure out how to get this thing released. The wealth of knowledge contained within this site has been extremely helpful to me as a first-time faneditor, especially the excellent DVD motion menu tutorial Boon created and the treasure trove of DVD cover resources…great, great stuff and it is very appreciated. This is quite a site you’ve got here…pioneering a new art form. Good job, Guys! And lastly, to everyone who helped distribute this in any small way, whether it be through a torrent, a PIF chain or just word of mouth…I appreciate your contribution and hope you enjoyed my edit as much as I enjoyed making i
Release Information:
DVD
Cuts and Additions:

-Replacing Kate Capshaw’s song and dance number with a much more mysterious jungle sequence taken from the middle of the film.
-Changing the opening credits font to match the other three films
-Removing superfluous or annoying dialogue, removing or rearranging misplaced shots and cutting unnecessary scenes thoughout.
-And finally, by toning down or eliminating the more slapstick comedic aspects of the story.
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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Genre:
Franchise:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1984
Original Running Time:
118 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
100 minutes
Synopsis:
This fanedit brings ToD to a way more consistent feel with Raiders Of The Lost Ark. Superfluous or annoying dialogue was removed as well as misplaced shots and cutting scenes thoughout. The slapstick comedic aspects were considerably toned down.
Intention:
My intention was to bring Temple of Doom, which, prior to the release of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, was the most derided of the Indy Trilogy to a level that was more consistent with the feel of Raiders.
Additional Notes:
I included this on the DVD, but I just want to say again publicly that this edit nor any subsequent edit I release would’ve ever been possible had it not been for the technical knowledge and support of forum member TJDavis1138. For the past three years, he has been my teacher and guide in all matters relating to computers and editing and more importantly, he’s become one of my greatest friends during this process. I just can’t thank him enough from the bottom of my heart. You’re the best, Tom! I also want to thank both Boon23 and Throwgncpr for their generous and friendly support while I was trying to figure out how to get this thing released. The wealth of knowledge contained within this site has been extremely helpful to me as a first-time faneditor, especially the excellent DVD motion menu tutorial Boon created and the treasure trove of DVD cover resources…great, great stuff and it is very appreciated. This is quite a site you’ve got here…pioneering a new art form. Good job, Guys! And lastly, to everyone who helped distribute this in any small way, whether it be through a torrent, a PIF chain or just word of mouth…I appreciate your contribution and hope you enjoyed my edit as much as I enjoyed making i
Release Information:
DVD
Cuts and Additions:

-Replacing Kate Capshaw’s song and dance number with a much more mysterious jungle sequence taken from the middle of the film.
-Changing the opening credits font to match the other three films
-Removing superfluous or annoying dialogue, removing or rearranging misplaced shots and cutting unnecessary scenes thoughout.
-And finally, by toning down or eliminating the more slapstick comedic aspects of the story.
Cover art by Infodroid (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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June 13, 2010

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October 24, 2009

While I’m a big fan of Raiders and Crusade, Temple of Doom always left me cold. I actually enjoy Short Round, but Willie drove me up the wall, and the rest of the movie didn’t seem worth the bother. Infodroid has rescued this movie for me. The quality of this fanedit is top notch, and I thought just about everything was spot on. Goodbye official version, hello ID edit. On a scale of 1 to 10 Frinks, this edit gets 9 Frinks.
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June 21, 2008

Overall I thought it was really good, and I liked most of the edits.

VIDEO QUALITY: Video was very nice. crisp, no issues with any of the cuts. Easy 5 out of 5

AUDIO QUALITY: Overall it was pretty good. There were a few instances where it seemed like the levels were off. Once instance the dialog was extremely quiet. This only lasted briefly. There were a couple of other times that seemed exceedingly loud. Other than that it was good. there was a minor sync issue also that started about halfway through the film, but it was not really distracting. i noticed no cuts at all, and it all flowed very nicely. 4 out of 5

EDITING / STORYTELLING: I really liked most of the cuts. The intro was pretty cool to set the tone, however it was a little strange when it flipped back to the previous day. it just seemed a bit odd and didnt quite sit right with me. Perhaps if there was a longer pause before we go back to the previous day. I think the trimming of short round was just about right. I do like his character a lot, although he can be a bit much at times. Good trims. Same goes for Willy. very good trims. IMHO, I felt like the dinner scene was trimmed a bit too much. Not necessarily because I missed these scenes, but there seems to now be a bit of a continuity issue when Indy brings Willy the plate of fruit. Why is she so ravished? we dont know why exactly. Maybe that should have been trimmed a bit more if the dinner scene was trimmed so heavily. Another thing I missed was the thugee victom getting his heart ripped out. IMO, it really adds to the evil feel of the thugees. This is just my preference though. The edit worked fine without it, I just like it in there. I dont want to stress on these things too much. Almost all of the editing choices I thought were fantastic, and this was highly enjoyable. I recommend it to fans of the series. 4 out of 5 for me

DVD PRESENTATION: I LOVE the main menu!!! really cool. nice layout and video. The chapter menus had a bit to be desired. There were just so many chapters on the 2 pages that it was hard to really tell which chapter you were choosing. Fewer with numbers or titles would have been an improvement, but still good overall DVD. 4 out of 5.

So to sum it all up, this is a 4 of 5 for me, and close to a 5! If you like Indiana Jones, grab this edit!!

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July 29, 2012

This is was a brilliant edit for me. The changes to the structure and characters made me enjoy Temple of Doom in a whole new light. No longer do I have to watch Temple of Doom first when doing a marathon so as to not feel so let down after Raiders.

Highlights – New opening sequence, dinner scene and the no-heart scene. I personally love the heart scene in ToD but the movie works just as well without it.

This is a classic edit for a good reason. Top notch editing here as InfoDroid turns Temple of Doom into classic Indy.

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while the second indy film doesn't get much love i actually prefer this over the third film. perhaps it's because this film feels completely different from the previous film while crusade always felt more like a direct sequel to raiders. infodroid once again present another great fanedit, however some of the stuff that has been cut i rather enjoyed while short round and willie still have some annoying moments. not a fanedit to replace the original and a enjoyable watch overall

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I loved TEMPLE OF DOOM as much as the other Indiana Jones movies growing up, but now as an adult, the flaws in it have become more apparent. The massive amounts of blood and gore seem more appropriate for an R-rated horror movie, while Short Round goes too far the opposite direction tonally, seeming like something out of a kids' movie. And don't even get me started on Willie Scott.

Infodroid has created an edit that mercifully removes much of the most embarrassing moments from the film. However, he leaves in some moments that are just as annoying as the ones he took out. And he cut some scenes that I really liked. It's not a matter of him doing it wrong so much as my taste differs from his on those points.

Some people disagreed with Infodroid on removing some of the gore from this movie. I wholeheartedly support it. I think that the Indiana Jones movies should be able to enjoyed by kids at least 10 years old and up, since that's the age I was (when I watched the TV versions), and this cut makes the film more in line tonally with the other Indy films.

This isn't a definitive version for me, but if you've watched TEMPLE OF DOOM a number of times, you owe it to yourself to see this alternate version.

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December 8, 2011

This might be the first FanEdit I’ve rated about 5 stars since Jaws: The Sharksploitation Edit.

I usually start w/positive and go to the negatives, but here I’ll be doing the opposite since the negatives are so few.

1. The opening credits are problem atic. You clearly had issues with the font and placement of the names. Plus you misspelled Capshaw’s name (or did I misread it? It looked like “Catshaw”).
2. Removing the silliness and overacting is great, but Indy films ARE fun. A grimace from Willie during dinner would have helped explain her hunger later. The comment she makes when being lowered and raised in the pit so many times is necessary to add some brevity to a long, dark sequence.
3. I can’t believe you cut Dan Aykroyd. How dare you! =]
4. When Willy’s thrown from the elephant, cutting at Shortround’s “Very funny!” would have worked better, in part b/c of the callback during the film’s denouement.

I honestly think that’s it.

The film is far more fun, believable, has a great deal more tension.

Your opening sequence felt far more Indiana Jones (I never liked the song and dance; well, I liked it, but I never felt it fit) although I think you could have used one of the shots in there for that Paramount logo fade they always do in Indy movies.

The other cuts along the way worked very well. I was dubious at first. If you look at my reviews of FanEdits like Flash Gordon or Quantum of Solace, you’ll see I have no patience for the editors who don’t understand the concepts of story and screenplay structure (and character arcs). You clearly get all of that.

The way you cut the Temple sequence was brilliant, making it solely about “turning” Indy and sacrificing Willy. As stated above, her line — whatever it is, I can’t recall — about how many times she’s raised and lowered should be put back in. While the sequence is shortened, a little brevity IS part of Indiana Jones…and it would go a long way there.

Cutting the Temple scene made everything afterwards that much more enjoyable. Cutting Capshaw’s overacting/screaming & some of of Ke Quan’s cutesieness (which never actually bugged me), made the funny parts funnier and I had more vested in the action and danger.

I noticed no bad cuts or edits. Yes, the sound got a little loud in 2 or 3 spots, but that’s not a major problem to me by any means.

Very, VERY well done.

P.S. I take back my comment about the logo fade–I blinked and missed it the first time. I also see now that it DOES say “Capshaw” but it’s VERY hard to read.
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November 29, 2011

All in all, nice work.

Technical quality – 8/10 – I don’t know if it’s just me, but it didn’t quite measure up to what I usually see on a FE. But it was still good enough not to detract from the viewing experience.

Editing – 10/10 – Absolutely seamless. One of the best edit jobs I’ve seen so far.

Presentation – 10/10 – Great. No issues.

Entertainment – 8/10 – I liked the start, although the flashback seemed just a little abrupt. I loved the way you trimmed the journey to Pankot, but some things could have used a little more trimming, like Willie and her elephant. The removal of the monkey brains and the heart was perfect; I thought it was great how the drums built up to the unveiling of the stones. But from then on out, I hardly noticed any changes. I’ve seen the film three or four times, but the scenes all seemed the same to me, maybe I just wasn’t paying close enough attention. Anyway, I think it’s a bit more entertaining than the original.

Overall – 9/10
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July 11, 2010

Really liked this version of Temple Of Doom.

Not many changes had to be made to improve the movie really, so not much for me to write about. I think the new opening was a great idea and I agree with the removal of a couple of the ‘gross-out’ scenes.
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