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 through production, but was received negatively by test audiences, forcing the studio to re-shoot the ending to better please the target audiences.
An example ...
There are 4 different endings:
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 in the dorm ...
For the sake of completeness...
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 film.
If you’ve seen Avengers: Endgame several times already, you may realize that some scenes in the re-release are slightly extended, like Peter Parker and Ned ...
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) has the same vulgar word replaced to be "You racist melon farmer!" This is probably where the idea of McClane saying it came from.
Best evidence I can find ...
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 see in theaters but the Board of Censors didn't allow them to show the brutal killing of the antagonist, and made them re-shoot the scene as a police arrest of ...
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 in 'Game of Thrones,' the ending, they're going to shoot multiple versions so that nobody really know what happens," Bloys said in a recording of his Moravian ...
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 ...
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 Darth ...
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 when it originally aired. It was later cut for syndication and subsequent airings with many bits missing, including the pterodactyle joke (you can see a ...
Here is a nice interview with a large portion of the original filmmakers, in which they discuss how Ash is drinking milk.
From what I can ascertain, the androids in this film series can indeed drink fluids - but in this case it seems to be a precursor for a later gag in which Ash sweats a white fluid in an approximation of an 'android orgasm'.
From an ...
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:
Under the menu for Visualizing the Story you'll find a featurette
called Storyboards and Pre-Viz: Making Words ...
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, ...
They're called Audio Described Movies. Currently, the biggest distributors are:
Disney Companies (Pixar / Touchstone /
Buena Vista / ABC / Marvel)
Sony / Columbia / Screen Gems
Warner Bros (started May 2015)
There weren't many out there until 2010, and even still it is only a very small segment of the market. However, that ...
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 ...
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 from comicbook.com
Justice League executive producer Deborah Snyder confirmed to Comicbook.com and other members of the press on Friday that Steppenwolf will ...
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 be it, and you're confusing the two?
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 alternate version exists and was supplied to us
– we are getting to the bottom of it asap
– apparently some films have more than one ending?!
One note, this tweet ...
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
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 ...
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 ending ...
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.
The scene doesn't exist as you remember it, and ...
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 elaborated to exist in any of the various behind-the-scenes materials that I extensively watched, too.
But another reason that adds to being sure this never happened ...
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 ...
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:
For link rot purposes I'll list them out:
Extra scenes at the opening of the HOLIDAY INN - Ellen Brody ...
The missed grappling hook throw (in the film version) seems to be a myth. Google "Luke misses grappling hook" and peruse the results.
For instance, here, and here, and here, and here, and here.
It seems that people remember this sequence from non-movie materials - novelizations, radio plays, story books, etc., but attribute it to the movie itself. ...
The Wikipedia page referred to gives an exhaustive list of the differences, in terms of deleted scenes. There are indeed many scenes in the Final Cut which were omitted from earlier releases. But this is not really to the point.
The answer to the question is what differences those changes have made to the plot.
The Final Cut (2007) is a very different ...
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, ...
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 zodiac sign, and a title track. But since mid-week,
three songs have been removed from the new version of the film.
Director Gowariker confirmed the same, “...
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 being transformed into an Egg. The entire sequence
was cut as director Ridley Scott felt it slowed down the final act of
the film. However, the scene did ...
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" in some countries?
This was a creative decision made by Disney stating: "to merely allow the film to have a unique title that works for UK audiences....