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There are 4 different endings: Theatrical Ending: Evan travels back to the birthday party where he first meets Kayleigh and whispers to her "I hate you and if you ever come near me again I'll kill you and your whole damn family." Kayleigh runs away crying.   After a montage of his memories disintegrating, Evan returns to present day ...


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James Cameron has been asked this a few times in the past weeks to the release of the movie, and he has said he did not want to change anything about the movie past adding 3D. However, it seems he admits to making a change while interviewing with a British magazine Culture. James Cameron resisted temptation to cut scenes he was no longer happy with when ...


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Wikipedia's Film Editing page defines many of these cuts. I will try to summarize the questioned ones here. Editor's Cut: An editor's cut (sometimes referred to as the "Assembly edit" or "Rough cut") is normally the first pass of what the final film will be when it reaches picture lock. Additional: The article says that editing starts right after ...


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Because, as per Obi-Wan, that is what Anakin looked like when he died. Obi-Wan makes sure to create a distinction between the Jedi Anakin Skywalker and the Sith Darth Vader, going so far as the claim that Darth Vader killed Anakin. In reality, we know that but the creation of this distinction answers your question - Anakin died when he was killed by ...


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I just re-watched the scene on the "Widescreen Limited Edition" version of A New Hope. This is the one that contained not only the re-mastered and Lucas-ized update done in 2006, but also a copy of the earlier print that was not restored. (And you can see a lot of clarity and picture stability issues in it.) In that print, Luke throws the line and hook, ...


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I'll admit I'd never seen it in cinema, so I was unaware of some of these bits. The only reason I could see to cut those bits would possibly to alter the censor ratings, it's a well known fact that sometimes films (and tv series) when rated get given one thing for cinema/broadcast but when they are put onto a media format sometimes the show/films wants to ...


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There are indications that other prologue narrations were considered, and you might find what you are looking for on the Extended Edition DVD. From the DVD Journal review of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Extended Edition Under the menu for Visualizing the Story you'll find a featurette called Storyboards and Pre-Viz: Making Words ...


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Well, there is an alternate ending, which is available on the DVD release. From Kotaku.com (there is a video of the alternate ending on the site): In the theatrical version, Eddie has apparently managed to kick the brain-enhancing drug, although we're never entirely sure if he's grandstanding. After Robert De Niro threatens Cooper's new political ...


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From businessofcinema.com, seven scenes that were cut by the censorboard of India are: All the cuss words have been muted. Also, some sexual euphemisms have been muted. The triple headshot (with a deagle) scene has been zoomed to show only Deadpool. Because it shows violence. All the nude and love-making scenes have been deleted and some have been ...


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I did a little bit of online research on this, and it would appear that the American distributors considered the movie too long, complicated and controversial and employed the playwright Channing Pollock to make a new version. The American release was considerably shorter than the original (at 115 minutes it was about 25% shorter than the original) and ...


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The gimmick in Gremlins 2: The New Batch with the projector is actually inspired by the film The Tingler which first introduced it. Apparently The Tingler was screened in theaters and in drive-ins. When the film went black, a voice warned: Ladies and gentlemen, please do not panic. But scream! Scream for your lives! The Tingler is loose in this theater! ...


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I know of 4 major versions - the original releases, the 1997 Special Editions, the 2004 DVD editions, and the 2011 Blu-Ray editions. The most significant alterations were those done for the 1997 Special Editions. The changes were made for a number of reasons - to improve the special effects; to insert scenes that had been cut for practical, logistical, ...


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You saw the alternate ending, then. As for your friend, he is slightly mistaken. Will Smith actually blew himself up in the theatrical release. On the Wiki page, you can check out the Alternate Ending and Home Media sections to see where it's available. Also, this IMDB page details the differences. With specific reference to your question: The ...


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There doesn't appear to be a clear reason behind how they decided to use certain animals and broadcasters for certain reasons. The full breakdown is: In the American, Canadian, French versions, he is a moose. The moose is called Peter Moosebridge which is a reference to Canadian news anchor Peter Mansbridge, who voices him. In the Brazilian version, he's ...


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The theatrical version of a movie is the one that was originally shown in theaters. Thus it is the cut of the movie that the studio thought would be best for the most moviegoers. An extended version or uncut version has scenes added that were filmed but cut out of the theatrical version. Most often, it is created to entice people have already been to the ...


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Possibility #1: You're conflating scenes from two different movies: The original, in which the special effects now seem outdated and unconvincing, and the sequel, in which the special effects still hold up pretty well today. Possibility #2: The scene doesn't exist as you remember it, ...


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Salt has two different endings because of Noyce's different opinion from the producers' and studio's. From Wikipedia: Director Phillip Noyce has said that due to the extensive usage of flashbacks, "there was always going to be a mountain of alternative material that would not fit into the theatrical version." The film ended up having two extra ...


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No. Commercial breaks happened (presumably) during mundane events or periods of inactivity. The clock would pick up again when they returned from commercial break. The clock never ended at 42:00, it always ended at 60:00.


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Yes, DVD versions of shows can often differ--sometimes drastically--from the original broadcast version, as can syndicated broadcasts. Whether they'll include additional material or exclude original material all depends. Most often, material is cut simply for time on broadcast. In syndication runs, more ad revenue may need to be generated, so more time is ...


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George Lucas has a history of constantly changing his past works, this is no exception. Most of the changes are just for the sake of change (under guise of "improving" the older films). However, in cases such as this, it serves to add nothing additional to the movie (unlike improving special effects that were already present in the film). In essence, ...


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Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but the easiest thing might be to go all the way back to VHS. As you rightly say (and to lift from Wikipedia) there are many versions of the film: The video was a hit in the United States...Highlander was first released to DVD in the United States in 1997, in a "10th Anniversary Edition" Director's Cut that ...


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The Theatrical Cut is the version of the film that was shown at cinemas. The Director's Cut is the version edited by the Director, usually for additional home media releases. An Extended Cut is usually any version of the film which is longer than the theatrical cut (though in very rare cases, its shorter). Which one you should pick is an opinion that's up ...


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I know you may not want to hear this, but is it possible you're mis-remembering things? It would be against the law for the film to be released under a different cut on home video without it being re-assessed by the BBFC. As you can see on their website, however, no changes were made. (The running-time difference due to the change in frame rate from film ...


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Not a definite answer, but I could find no indication that there ever was a director's cut of Jackie Brown (or any other version that differs from the theatrical one). However, there are a few deleted scenes that are included on Bluray and DVD: Extended scene with Jackie/Sheronda in the mall's food court. Extended scene with Jackie and Ray in the ...


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This fantastic post over at IMDB explains the differences in a lot of detail (given its length, I've chosen to just link to it rather than copy and paste it in its entirety). Edit A summary of some differences (note, the link above is far more comprehensive and descriptive). This is intended for all people who have seen the US version and are wondering ...


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Sometimes yes but they tend to be short or single runs in more 'art-house' cinemas or as part of a collection of director/actor movies ran together. I saw a 'Blade Runner' thing like this as part of a Ridley Scott appreciation thing a few years ago.


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I don't quite get what you meant by, I found it weird that the first ending would not compromise the other (it's like a happy ending where the viewer doesn't know what happened to his mother or to the main character's "gift") Anyway, the way I understood is this: The original ending was the ending which Evan was in a psychiatric hospital- he is in a ...


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I'm going to say no. Firstly, on this IMDB page, some of the differences between the versions are listed. The scene you refer to is described: In the original television version, there is more dialogue in the "no shirt, no shoes, no dice" scene. Spicoli says "I have uno nickel-ette...and a pick". He then makes up a story of how Mick Jagger gave ...


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IMDb is usually the place to find such information. 1 hr 39 min (99 min) (theatrical) (Germany) 2 hr (120 min) (Berlin International) (Germany) 1 hr 34 min (94 min) (DVD) (Australia) There do appear to be other versions floating around. This review (and others) suggests that at least one DVD release was only 89 minutes long although the ...



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