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 ...
Maybe this Wikipedia site is of help. To sum up the most important things:
1982 Original workprint (failed in audience tests, not released):
no voice over
no happy ending
no unicorn dream
1982 US theatrical release:
happy ending (Deckard and Rachel drive through the countryside)
no unicorn dream
1982 International release:
more violence in ...
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 ...
James Cameron has been asked this a few times in the past weeks to the release of the movie, and he has said he did not want to change anything about the movie past adding 3D. However, it seems he admits to making a change while interviewing with a British magazine Culture. James Cameron resisted temptation to cut scenes he was no longer happy with when ...
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 ...
Wikipedia's Film Editing page defines many of these cuts. I will try to summarize the questioned ones here.
An editor's cut (sometimes referred to as the "Assembly edit" or
"Rough cut") is normally the first pass of what the final film will be
when it reaches picture lock.
Additional: The article says that editing starts right after ...
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 ...
The gimmick in Gremlins 2: The New Batch with the projector is actually inspired by the film The Tingler which first introduced it.
Apparently The Tingler was screened in theaters and in drive-ins. When the film went black, a voice warned:
Ladies and gentlemen, please do not panic. But scream! Scream for your lives! The Tingler is loose in this theater!
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 ...
I just re-watched the scene on the "Widescreen Limited Edition" version of A New Hope. This is the one that contained not only the re-mastered and Lucas-ized update done in 2006, but also a copy of the earlier print that was not restored. (And you can see a lot of clarity and picture stability issues in it.)
In that print, Luke throws the line and hook, ...
I'll admit I'd never seen it in cinema, so I was unaware of some of these bits.
The only reason I could see to cut those bits would possibly to alter the censor ratings, it's a well known fact that sometimes films (and tv series) when rated get given one thing for cinema/broadcast but when they are put onto a media format sometimes the show/films wants to ...
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 ...
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 ...
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?
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
I did a little bit of online research on this, and it would appear that the American distributors considered the movie too long, complicated and controversial and employed the playwright Channing Pollock to make a new version.
The American release was considerably shorter than the original (at 115 minutes it was about 25% shorter than the original) and ...
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
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 ...