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An alternate edit to a film (or less commonly, a TV show) which may include new or deleted scenes, removing or re-ordering existing scenes or updating special effects.

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Why do movie teams shoot alternate endings?

From this question, Which was the first movie with alternate ending? These alternate endings are a special type of deleted scene. In other cases, ideas that were presented but discarded early on ...
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What are the differences between the alternative versions of Blade Runner?

I may have lost count, but the last time I checked there were 4 different cuts of Blade Runner. The original cinema release (with the voice over and the spliced from another movie ending) followed by ...
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Director's Cut, Editor's Cut, Theatrical Cut. What do these mean?

What do the following terms mean in movie business? Director's Cut Editor's Cut Theatrical Cut What are the differences between them? Are there any other cut s?
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Is there an alternative cut of The Truman Show?

When I saw The Truman Show at the cinema, it was edited more heavily to make it look like a documentary about how the show was made, by whom and the actors in it, etc. Some things were mentioned ...
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What was the original ending and why was it changed?

The movie The Butterfly Effect (2004) has multiple and very different endings. Specifically there appears to be two factors on the main character's decision: Save his girlfriend's life Save his ...
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Did a TV edit of Die Hard have McClane say “Yippie Ki Yay Melon Farmer”?

In the Die Hard film series, John McClane (Bruce Willis) repeatedly utters the phrase "Yippie Ki Yay" followed by an Oedipal profanity. Needless to say, television broadcast standards in the 1980s ...
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Are there any differences between the new and old Titanic version besides 3D?

The newest Hollywood trend seems to be taking old movies like Star Wars and Lion King and rerelease them with an additional third dimension to squeeze the last bit of money out of them. Now it hit ...
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What is the addition in the re-released version of Avengers: Endgame?

I heard about the Avengers: Endgame re-release version with additional footage in the US, but I can't see any news about its Indian release. So I was doubtful if it ever gets released here and quite ...
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Was Gremlins 2 the first film to re-adapt a scene for release on different media?

In Gremlins 2 the Gremlins supposedly get into the projection booth and wreak havoc with the film. It snaps and the Gremlin in the projection booth starts making hand shadows.... Etc. In the home ...
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When was the Star Wars Chasm Fail edited out?

I saw Star Wars the weekend it was released in L.A. I distinctly remember Luke trying to rope the scaffolding and missing when crossing the chasm with Leia. Leia gives him a kiss and says, "For Luck" ...
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What are the differences between the US and UK cuts of the church scene in Kingsman: The Secret Service?

I will try to avoid spoilers but this question is meant for people who HAVE seen the movie. Apparently there are three different cuts of this movie as far as I know: US cut UK cut Indonesian cut As ...
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Why was the Force Ghost scene altered in the 2004 DVD version of Return of the Jedi?

In the 2004 DVD edition of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Sebastian Shaw is replaced by Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker's Force Ghost. But why? The other Force Ghosts appear to be ...
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What does Ash drink in Alien Director's cut?

I was watching the Alien director's cut and noticed that Ash the science officer, who is revealed to be an android later in the movie, in one of the scenes is shown to be drinking what appears to be ...
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Why did Hel get cut from the American version of Metropolis?

In the American cut of Metropolis the mentioning of Hel is completely removed from the movie. But it pretty much explains Dr. Rotwangs actions. Why was such an important story-element taken away?
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Never seen again, theatrical footage of Jaws 2?

I watched the theatrical release of Jaws 2 in my childhood. When years later I got the VHS version I was puzzled. I was sure I remembered a full body shot of Miss Amity (Tina Wilcox) at the beginning ...
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Are there two versions of The Notebook's ending? If so, why?

Last night, my partner and I watched The Notebook on (UK) Netflix. At the end of the film, Noah climbs into Allie's bed, where they hold hands and talk about miracles. Cut to birds flying over a lake,...
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Why did Zootopia change newscasters based on country?

The recent Disney movie Zootopia has a scene with newscasters. This scene changes based on the area/country where the movie is released. Why? Are they just representatives of animals native to those ...
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Why are there lines missing from the Netflix versions of Buffy?

Forgive me if this is the wrong stack for this, but it definitely seems TV related -- Netflix is my only TV provider! This question is primarily about Buffy the Vampire Slayer; I was watching the ...
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Why does Salt have two different endings?

I recently rewatched the Angelina Jolie thriller Salt on iTunes. The version I watched was the "Extended Edition". It seems to have a different, and somewhat less plausible or satisfying, ending than ...
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Did they shoot a different ending?

In the Rogue One - Celebration Reel and the Rogue One - Teaser Trailer we saw footage that didn't appear in the theatrical cut, which isn't unusual. However, these shots of Jyn, Cassian and Krennic ...
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Movies for visually impaired

While I was flying to Asia, in the movies section I saw Dunkirk from Christopher Nolan. This was a special edition which when played had the audio and commentator describe the scenes and what was ...
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Are there two separate versions of Hugo Stiglitz's background in Inglourious Basterds?

I've seen Inglourious Basterds a few times. I recall that the Samuel L. Jackson voice over, which gave a background of Hugo Stiglitz, stated As a German enlisted man, he managed to kill thirteen ...
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Alternate “Fellowship of the Ring” Opening

I went to see "Fellowship of the Ring" within its first week of showing at a cinema. I remember it having a scene at the beginning that has Frodo being asked to tell the story of how he lost his ...
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What are the 7 cuts made in the Indian version of Deadpool?

As per bollywoodhungama.com, Deadpool passed CBFC-A rating with 7 cuts. What are those exact 7 cuts made in Deadpool to get an A (Adult) rating from the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) of ...
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Was the ending to Limitless reshot?

I love the 2011 movie Limitless. In the last scene, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro talk about Bradley becoming president and how Bradley has made his intelligence permanent. Does anyone know ...
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Did Andy wear mask and goggles in the original version?

The last sentences of the screenplay for "The Shawshank Redemption" read: A MAN is meticulously stripping the old paint and varnish by hand, face hidden with goggles and kerchief mask. ...
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What are the meanings behind the deleted ending scene in The Shining?

Stanley Kubrick cut a scene at the end of The Shining (1980). In that scene, we would see that Mr. Ullman visits Danny and Wendy Torrance at the hospital where they are recovered fo shock and says to ...
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Who has the rights to choose which ending to show?

I was re-watching Stephen King's 1408 (2007) this week and remembered an old question of mine: The first time I saw this movie, was on TNT (Brazil), and I thought it was an amazing movie because I ...
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Was there a scene in Honey I Shrunk the Kids where Nick talked about the size of his database?

While watching the first few minutes of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids on Netflix, I noticed that the movie was missing a scene that I remembered seeing when I was younger. The scene was located at the ...
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To which degree are movies filmed simultaneously in different languages?

After having watched the Tamil movie Raavanan I was surprised to learn that there is also, Raavan, a Hindi version of this movie, which was produced and released simultaneously by the same director ...
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What protocols did NASA stop using during Apollo 9 that the CNSA is still using?

In the amazing film, "The Martian", there is a montage sequence where everyone is figuring out how to get the Hermes resupplied for it's rescue mission of Space Pirate Mark Watney. During this ...
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What is the secret ending of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch?

In Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, there are multiple endings and there suppose to be a secret ending, which was hinted by Netflix itself: But did we figure out which was this ending and what is the path?...
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Is the scene with Romilly different between the IMAX and DVD/BluRay releases of Interstellar?

I originally saw the UK IMAX release of Interstellar and recently saw the BluRay version of it and, did I dream this: When Cooper et al. return from Millers planet (3 hours their time, 23 years ...
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Are there extended editions of Harry Potter movies #3-#8?

I know that there are extended cuts of Harry Potter films #1 and #2 (Philosopher's Stone and Chamber of Secrets), for example part of Harry Potter Wizards Collection BluRay set. But that set doesn't ...
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Missing ending scene in 12 Angry Men?

I remember vividly having seen the 1957 film 12 Angry Men in the 1980's on TV (most probably the early 1980's). I remember many specific details of it, including things from the basic plot, and other ...
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Flashback scene in It (2017)

According to the actor who depicts the evil clown in the movie 'It' (2017), there was originally a 17th-century flashback scene in the script that was shot but cut from final film, which he described ...
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Alternate Versions of Movies

I am wondering when I see alternate versions of films on, for example, HBO whether the "exhibitor" has complete freedom to show what they want or the producer offers various versions and the exhibitor ...
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Theatrical Release vs Home Release Differences

When I saw No Country for Old Men in the theatre, I swear I saw a scene where Llewellyn was crawling through the brush on the river bank AT NIGHT (after he came back into the US). When I recently ...
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What edition of Underworld has Rhona Mitra retconned into it?

While watching Underworld on Netflix, I noticed that in flashbacks the original blonde Sonja (Jazmin Dammak) had been replaced by the brunette version from Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (Rhona Mitra)....
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Modifications to the Star Wars original trilogy

What stages of revisions were done to the original Star Wars trilogy? meaning, how many times were they changed, when, and why? It seems there was one for the recent Blu-ray release. I know the Young ...
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Ending of I Am Legend (2007)

The version of I Am Legend which I watched ended with Will Smith alive, but my friend claims that he had watched the same movie, in which he was killed by the zombies. I have gone through a similar ...
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What is the city in Zootopia/Zootropolis called in the US version?

In the U.K. the film Zootopia is called Zootropolis, possibly because of some copyright nonsense (http://www.irishtimes.com/blogs/screenwriter/2016/03/10/why-is-zootopia-called-zootropolis-here/). But ...
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Is there something similar to a “Radio edit” of a song in television

A lot of songs have multiple edits - usually at least a radio edit and a album edit. To my understanding, the difference is usually that the radio edit is edited to be shorter and more "to-the-point": ...
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Do extended & director's cut versions get released in theatres?

Do extended & director's cut versions get released in theatres?
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How can I find a good-quality release of “Highlander” with the original soundtrack?

The new "Director's Cut" of Highlander (1986) apparently has a new soundtrack. The original soundtrack is supposedly only on the British release. How can identify the British release? There are many ...
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Why did Netflix change the number of episodes of La casa de papel

La casa de Papel is an Spanish series that was first aired in 2 parts of 9 and 6 episodes. Part 1 is now available on Netflix but split in 13 episodes as explained in the wikipedia page : instead ...
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Who was the horned creature Luthor was seen with in Batman V Superman: Ultimate Edition?

In Batman V Superman: Ultimate Edition, we see when the SWAT team goes to arrest Luthor, there is a horned demon like creature who suddenly vaporizes. Does anyone know who that creature is and what is ...
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Does “Secret Life of Walter Mitty” have two endings?

A while ago, I watched The Blu-Ray of Ben Stiller's "Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (2013), and I remember it ending as follows: However, I recently watched the movie on Netflix (Canada), and it had a ...
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What new scenes were added to The Iron Giant: Signature Edition?

The Iron Giant: Signature Edition includes some new scenes that weren't in the original movie. Since I hadn't watched the original movie in years, I wasn't sure which scenes were actually new and ...
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Are there any differences between Supergirl's leaked episode and the broadcast one?

Are there any differences between Supergirl's leaked pilot episode and the broadcast one or are they exactly the same? I read a few articles about complaints with the leaked episode and I also didn't ...