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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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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) - why have the music and effects been altered?

I recently had a chance to see the 1984 version of "A Nightmare on Elm Street" on Netflix and noticed something startlingly obvious: many important areas of music and sound effects had been ...
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Are Netflix documentaries sometimes re-edited after the initial broadcast?

I have re-watched two Netflix documentaries in the recent past that made me think that the version the second time around was different to the original. The first one that made me think this was "...
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Is there an earlier version of "Our Exploits at West Poley" (1985)?

I recently watched the British kids' film "Our Exploits at West Poley". This version was made in 1985 and is the only one that I have found referred to online. However, I distinctly remember ...
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Evil In Clear River - Two Versions?

I have seen the film Evil in Clear River, in which a teenage student is being fed antisemitic propaganda by a school teacher. However, I seem to recall two different versions of it. In one the ...
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Is an uncensored version of Dark of the Sun available?

I notice that some modern editions of Dark of the Sun (1968) are labeled as "remastered" which means they have been censored to remove some of the scenes. However, other editions, such as ...
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Was there an Australian version of the movie "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry"? [closed]

I'm pretty sure the premise of two firemen pretending to be gay to get their proper pension benefits was the main premise of both I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and some Australian movie. The ...
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Original English track of "The Gods must be crazy"?

Althought from South Africa, the movie "The Gods Must Be Crazy" had been shot directly in English (apart for the bushmen who speak their native langage). However, some actors had such a ...
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Is there an alternate version of "Duel" where the truck stands waiting for the guy after the train has passed by?

Every time I watch the movie "Duel" (1971), I think the exact same thing in the train scene: that, after the train has passed by and he is so relieved, the truck will stand right there, ...
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What is the longest available version of Once Upon a Time in America?

According to Wikipedia, the longest available version of Once Upon a Time in America is the restored 251-minute one, released in 2012. It was reportedly restored in a 269-minute version, but was then ...
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Was scene with Dick Smothers early in film with hooker in theatrical release?

I just now saw a scene I do not recall seeing before in Casino -- Dick Smothers plays "Senator" and he eventually denies Rothstein a license but early in the film they show how the casino ...
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Are there scenes in the original theatrical version of Watchmen that are omitted in the ultimate version?

I finally caught up with the Ultimate cut of Watchmen. It is bladder-stressingly long (original theatrical cut: 162 mins; directors cut: 186; ultimate cut 215). Obviously, there is a lot of extra ...
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Is there a fourth ending for the movie "Clue" (1985)?

Rewatching the movie Clue from 1985, I am puzzled, as I seem to remember watching it as a kid and the ending was something about the maid being the cook(?) in disguise. I especially remember her ...
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Cinema Paradiso International (124 min) Release: What Happened to the shot of the woman in the ending credits?

When I saw Cinema Paradiso in the theater in 1988, the international 124-min release, at the very end of the ending credits we saw a middle-aged woman who looked like Toto's teenage love interest. ...
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Is Justice League 2021 a cut or a remake?

Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) is widely referred to as "the Snyder cut." Zack Snyder directed the 2017 Justice League, which has a similar plot and the same lead actors. But I can't ...
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An alternate version of "The Chronicles of Riddick" (2014) where William J. Johns appears?

Yesterday I watched The Chronicles of Riddick (2004). The movie that I watched starts with an opening scene showing one of Necromongers invasion and Elemental seer's voice explaining who these ...
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A version of "Riddick" (2013) with opening and final scene cut off, is it official?

Yesterday I watched Riddick (2013) movie with: initial scene of approx. 20-30 minutes (when Riddick becomes the Lord Marshal) narrowed to only 2-3 minutes cameo / reference, as Riddick lies on desert ...
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What are the key differences between the versions of Blade: Trinity?

Having just watched the version of Blade Trinity currently on Netflix, I noticed some small differences with the original DVD release in my collection. Not least the ending was different (in the ...
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Ash uses phrase "Kane's son" in discussing the creature -- was this in the original version?

I'm rewatching Alien on HBOMax and I heard Ash call the creature "Kane's son". I think HBOMax often has versions different than theatrical release or maybe because I am watching on a laptop ...
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What is the story behind the “made for each other” ending of Blade Runner?

The 1982 movie Blade Runner has multiple alternate endings. In the Director’s Cut and Final Cut the final scene ends with where Rick leaves his apartment along with Rachael. The US theatrical ...
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Are the Studio Ghibli films on HBO Max uncut? [closed]

Are the Studio Ghibli films recently made available for streaming on HBO Max uncut?
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Is there an un-edited version of The Lion King available on DVD/Blu-Ray?

This is a very technical question, and I apologize for the barrier of entry, but it's for my sister who loves The Lion King Are there any official DVD/Blu-Ray releases without the retroactive edits ...
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Did the UK version of Terminator 2 censor out the lock picking scenes?

In a YouTube revue of Terminator 2, the narrator claims that the UK either tried to or actually did succeed in censoring out the scenes in which Sarah Connor picks several locks in the insane asylum ...
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Is there a version of the Dark Knight where Batman keeps shouting "Where is Rachel!!?"?

I watched the Dark Knight when I was in school. I specifically remember that during the interrogation scene, the Batman keeps shouting "Where is Rachel?" in order to get Rachel's location. For some ...
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Star Wars IV, V, VI "Disney Updates"

If I had purchased the original Star Wars IV, V, & VI movies that came out when they were released in the late 70's and early 80's, what major differences would I see compared to the current ...
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Missing scene from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Excerpt from the Wikipedia page of Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: ... several sequences featuring the dwarfs were cut from the film. (...) Another, also completely animated, would have ...
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What are the differences between the Theatrical Release Cut and the Director's Cut of Midsommar?

I've read that Midsommar will have a home video release of its Director’s Cut version. In the same linked article, the Director's Cut has been described to be "extended and unrated" and ...
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Difference between versions of Carnival of Souls (1962)

I've come across two Carnival of Souls (1962) versions: one has a runtime of ~84 mins, as the uploaded version in MUBI, and the other is ~78 mins long, as stated by IMDb. These are about ~6 extra ...
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Are there different cuts of the ferry scene in "The Dark Knight"?

I just watched "The Dark Knight" again, after having seen it just once before at the cinema in 2008. One of the scenes that stuck with me was the ferry scene. A ferry full of prisoners and a ferry ...
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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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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 a scene cut from "There Will Be Blood", where the adopted son explains oil business?

I distinctly remember a charming scene in which H. W., dressed in his suit, explains the business of drilling very articulately to a little girl (perhaps the girl who grows up to be his wife). 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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The original language version of China Strike Force (2000)

According to the IMDB page of China Strike Force (2000), the language of the movie is Mandarin & English. Wikipedia however calls the language as Cantonese & English (dubbed) but says that ...
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Is there any difference between "Constantine: City of Demons" and "Constantine: City of Demons - The Movie"?

I was following DC Animated Movie Universe films and next on the way was Constantine: City of Demons - The Movie (2018) but it was a web series before known as Constantine: City of Demons. Now I am ...
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Difference between versions of "One, Two, Three" (1961)

The movie One, Two, Three (1961) is a Billy Wilder film starring James Cagney. In the film Cagney plays C.R. "Mac" MacNamara, a Coca-Cola executive in West Berlin having been assigned there after a ...
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Why was the saw scene cut from Ferdinand the Bull?

Ferdinand (2017) recently aired on Now TV in the UK as part of the SKY network. In the scenes in the slaughter house, Ferdinand and Valiente are attempting to free Guapo. The rails take them through ...
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Is there a longer alternative version of The Good The Bad and the Ugly?

According to IMDB, the theatrical release of The good, The Bad and the Ugly is 2hr 28mins long. This corresponds with the (old) DVD I have of the movie. But I recently saw an online version that ...
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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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What happened to the scene in Babylon 5 where Kosh kills the NaKaleen Feeder?

When I watched Babylon 5 for the first time --- when it first aired --- I distinctly remember a scene towards the end of the "Grail" episode in season 1, when Station personnel are trying to kill the ...
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Were any of the The Matrix movies released with extended editions?

So far I've looked at the Ultimate Matrix Collection on Blu-Ray, which to me seems like the most complete and recent version out there, but the product description makes no mention of extra scenes. ...
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Are there two major versions of the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer TV special? [closed]

There are two versions of the Rudolph TV special, right? The original in which the would-be elf dentist yanks all the monster's teeth (really nasty), and the politically correct version where the ...
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Is there an alternate version of Tarkovsky's "The Sacrifice"?

I watched "The Sacrifice" on YouTube. The credits showed the original actors, so this was not a remake. Yet it did not have the famous fixed-camera burning-house scene. In this version the camera ...
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Does the Blu-ray of Peter Jackson's King Kong (2005) have the recreated "spider pit sequence"?

A spider pit scene was shot for the original 1933 King Kong, but was presumably cut from the film due to graphic content and is now considered as lost. Peter Jackson reshot the scene using ...
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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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Is Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (Død snø 2) entirely in Norwegian?

I've purchased Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead blu-ray, the film is in English and I wonder if I have received a dubbed version or if the movie was recorded in English. The original Dead Snow has only ...
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Are there multiple versions and what are the differences?

I just watched a version of The Chronicles of Riddick that contained scenes that were not in the UK cinema release or the original UK DVD release. The scenes added some extra Furyon mysticism and ...
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Simpsons intro changes

Does an intro exist from The Simpsons where Bart hits the uranium stick with his skateboard? Because I remember such a scene but can't find it. In the normal intro the uranium stick misses the ...
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Has a 145 minute version of "Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom" ever been published?

The wikipedia italian page says that there is a 145 "original cut" version of the film, I have not been able to find any site that sells it. I found some sites that refer to it, like this, this or ...
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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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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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