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Why do movie teams shoot alternate endings?

There is a wide variety of reasons as to why a movie might have alternate endings. The original ending tested poorly during screen tests: In this case the director had a specific ending that made it ...
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What is the addition in the re-released version of Avengers: Endgame?

For the sake of completeness... Per Polygon.com Don’t go into this re-release hoping for some deleted scenes. The changes are minor, and the new footage is simply presented at the very end of the ...
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Did a TV edit of Die Hard have McClane say "Yippie Ki Yay Melon Farmer"?

Most TV edits of McClane's line are changed to "Yippie Ki Yay, my friend", not "melon farmer", though such an edit may exist. But, in Die Hard With a Vengeance, Samuel L. Jackson's character (Zeus) ...
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Why do movie teams shoot alternate endings?

There can be many reasons for shooting alternate endings; a few of them are: To pass censorship: In 1975's Bollywood film Sholay the director had a different vision for the ending from the one we ...
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Why do movie teams shoot alternate endings?

To avoid leaks - Game of Thrones springs to mind During a recent talk at his alma mater, HBO programming president Casey Bloys said the show is taking measures avoid revealing its ending. "I know ...
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Why did Zootopia change newscasters based on country?

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 ...
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Why was the Force Ghost scene altered in the 2004 DVD version of Return of the Jedi?

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 ...
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Why are there lines missing from the Netflix versions of Buffy?

These are episodes that were shortened by the studios for syndication or a DVD release. In this particular case, Once More With Feeling was an extra long episode that ran 8 minutes longer than usual ...
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Evil In Clear River - Two Versions?

I started out by assuming a movie with two different principal protagonists could not possibly be the same movie - but I had no clue where to actually go from there… until I read the reviews on IMDB… ...
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Is Justice League 2021 a cut or a remake?

It is a cut with a newly shot Epilogue section I do not believe you could use the term 'remake', which implies an entirely (or almost entirely) re-shot movie. A remake can have different director, ...
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Movies for visually impaired

They're called Audio Described Movies. Currently, the biggest distributors are: Disney Companies (Pixar / Touchstone / Buena Vista / ABC / Marvel) Fox Paramount Sony / Columbia / Screen Gems ...
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Who was the horned creature Luthor was seen with in Batman V Superman: Ultimate Edition?

He is Steppenwolf He is uncle of Darkseid and Darkseid is a major DC comics villain and he was hinted many times in the film. (Already answered about this hints in another question) As per reports ...
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Was there a scene in Honey I Shrunk the Kids where Nick talked about the size of his database?

There is a scene in the sequel, "Honey, I Blew Up the Kids", where he talks about losing all the information from his database at 38GB. You can find the script, on springfieldspringfield. Could this ...
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Are there two versions of The Notebook's ending? If so, why?

Netflix UK/Ireland has posted tweets that it was an alternate version that existed and was supplied to them by mistake. Their claim is: Things you should know… – we did not edit the notebook – an ...
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What are the 7 cuts made in the Indian version of Deadpool?

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 (...
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What is the secret ending of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch?

I've not seen the secret ending myself, but according to refinery29: The secret path involves Stefan interacting with Jerome F. Davies (Jeff Minter, a real video game designer), the author of ...
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Is the scene with Romilly different between the IMAX and DVD/BluRay releases of Interstellar?

No, I am sure that did not happen in any version of the film. But I can't do more than offer you my word of having seen it in the cinema twice and never remembering such a scene. Neither is it ...
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Why was the Force Ghost scene altered in the 2004 DVD version of Return of the Jedi?

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 ...
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Never seen again, theatrical footage of Jaws 2?

Perhaps you are, in fact, mis-remembering it? That picture could, in fact, be a "behind the scenes" photo someone took on the set. All of the stuff known to be cut is listed here: https://...
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Why was the cocoon scene edited out of Alien?

As explained on the Xenopedia wikia: Eggmorphing was originally to be witnessed during the climax of Alien, when Ripley discovers Dallas and Brett cocooned in the Nostromo's hold, with Brett ...
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Is there alternate versions of What's Your Raashee?

It's more of mid-week edit to reduce the length of the film by removing three songs, from Hindustan Times: The original print of the movie featured 13 songs in all — one song representing each ...
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What is the city in Zootopia/Zootropolis called in the US version?

In the US version of the film, the city is called Zootopia. As for why it was changed in the UK (and some other countries, apparently), IMDB has this to say: Why is Zootopia called "Zootropolis&...
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Missing ending scene in 12 Angry Men?

Oh boy, I fell down the rabbit hole. It appears such a scene does not exist. I started by watching the end of the movie. This is my description of events. All the jurors leave the Jury room, ...
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Is there an earlier version of "Our Exploits at West Poley" (1985)?

This article indicates that you are right: The Secret Cave Production Companies: Merton Park Studios, Ltd.; Children’s Film Foundation (UK). Distributor: Associated British Films. Director: John ...
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Did they shoot a different ending?

Yes, kind of. Yes, they planned (or at least wanted) to have Jyn and Cassian to live, (and presumably to escape with the physical copy), as per Gareth Edwards interiew, but the Story Group went all ...
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Does "Secret Life of Walter Mitty" have two endings?

The website blu-ray.com has the most insane, indepth reviews of blu-rays you can find. They do not list any alternate endings for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013), but they do list "alternate ...
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Does "Secret Life of Walter Mitty" have two endings?

I have Walter Mitty on vudu, and it does not have the first ending you mention, only the second happier ending. Interestingly, I can think of a movie that has the exact ending you mentioned, starring ...
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Star Wars IV, V, VI "Disney Updates"

Short of watching the movie cuts side by side, it would be very hard to get more specific than the wiki article does.Yet ultimately, they can be summed up as CGI and continuity changes. George Lucas ...
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Did the UK version of Terminator 2 censor out the lock picking scenes?

Yes they did, from whatculture Remember that scene in Terminator 2 where Sarah Connor picks the lock in the mental asylum with paper clips? It was actually for real. Turns out Linda Hamilton ...
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How can I find a good-quality release of "Highlander" with the original soundtrack?

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 ...
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