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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 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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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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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#1: You're conflating scenes from two different movies: The original, in which the special effects now seem outdated and unconvincing, and the sequel, in which the special effects still hold up pretty well today.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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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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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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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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A reporter at Forbes has (part of) the answer: Okay, yes there were around 20 minutes of “behind the scenes” footage, including an amusing “random set details you probably missed” featurette, that will presumably end up on the DVD/Blu Ray release, but less than the estimated 70 minutes or so of documentary material that will end up on said ...


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Memories get altered with age. You might just thought it was cooler before. Just a thought. But watching the video, they vary between beams and blasts. The rapid fire of the tanks also make multiple blasts blend together into beam shapes. At 57s you see a few blasts (with pew pew pew sounds), and at 58s you see a pair of beams (without pew pew sounds). As ...


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The two new scenes are the Giant's dream, and a brief scene between Annie and Dean in the diner, right before Dean hauls away the tractor with the bite taken out of it. The clip that the Giant's hand watches on TV right after Hogarth says "grace" is also different. It was originally a Maypo commercial, but has been replaced with a Tommorowland clip for the ...


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Short of finding a magical, perfectly preserved version of Disney's original Pinocchio and paying someone to master a DVD/BluRay/Digital copy from it, you don't really have many (if any) options and you're going to have to settle for something. Low-quality VHS copies (and even DVDs) can't be made better quality. If Disney decided to do some repairs to the ...


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I also can confirm that the church scene was censored in Latin America. I saw the movie in Utah and then last night in Panama. The church scene in Panama only included the first woman Galahad shoots, cuts of Eggsy's reactions, Merlin's reactions, a couple of guys thrown around from Galahad's POV, Valentine and Gazelle's reactions, then cut to Galahad ...


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In addition to the updated starfield, the 3D version of Titanic was opened up to 16:9 from the original 2.35:1 aspect ratio (at least for the Blu-ray disc; I'm not sure if the same was true for its theatrical release). Additionally, stray strands of hair were removed, presumably to make it easier to separate characters from the background as part of the 3D ...


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Now first and foremost, the Tales of the Black Freighter were actually part of the comic source material. So including them in the movie adapation is a natural consequence for a movie production that strived to provide a very accurate reproduction of its source material (but ultimately had to cut such on first sight rather marginal things for a reasonable ...


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I just found the answer here: Vámonos con Pancho Villa was news again in 1973, when Filmoteca UNAM found a 16mm copy including an, until then, unknown ending. In that alternate ending, Pancho Villa comes back to get Tiburcio Maya and asks him to fight again with his army. When Tiburcio refuses, Villa kills him, his wife and his daughter, and takes his ...


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No, there is no extended or director's cut version available for those movies. No official word was given as to why. Speculation suggests they don't want to say there will not be any, as they can always release them in the future for extra money. If course, given the number of years since these movies have been released, and the main series ended, it's not ...


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To the best of my knowledge, it was a compacted set of scenes that took out much of the backstory and character development that was on the 2-hour VHS tape. The DVD restored everything, with one exception; there was a frontal nude scene of Mariko that was shown in Europe that ended up on the VHS. That scene was deleted in the DVD, which was the entire ...


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I don't know what the second scene was, but I know one of them at least. The scene when Giant and Dean are sleeping at the scrapyard and Giant dreams of robot armies was added in.


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Might it be Tree of Life? The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son (two brothers), Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds ...


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The only sensible answer is "sometimes". Where movies are particularly popular or well received then studios sometimes release special versions to extend the cinema run (knowing that the extra expense is worth it). For example, David Fincher's dark nightmare Seven which is particularly notable for its very dark (or chiaroscuro) cinematography proved ...



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