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Monsters from the Id

In CinemaScope - The Modern Miracle You See Without Glasses

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Hitchcock (filmmaker)
swashbuckler332
The DVD format has meant that a flurry of different versions of movies are now available to the customer. I have compiled a list of my own preferences for some notable alternatives. I have not bothered to mentions cases where the cuts were externally required (such as the elimination of the "oysters and snails" scene from Spartacus owing as to the Legion of Decency) or the newer practice of creating "theatrical" and "unrated" editions of horror and teen comedies that promise more gore and nudity as a selling point for the DVD. Nor have I counted films such as The Sea Hawk that were significantly shortened after their initial releases in order to fit onto double bills.

Updated 6/24/09

The AbyssCollapse )

AlienCollapse )

AliensCollapse )

Almost FamousCollapse )

AmadeusCollapse )

Apocalypse NowCollapse )

Army of DarknessCollapse )

Bad SantaCollapse )

Basic InstinctCollapse )

Blade RunnerCollapse )

BrazilCollapse )

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeCollapse )

Cinema ParadisoCollapse )

Close Encounters of the Third KindCollapse )

Donnie DarkoCollapse )

DuneCollapse )

The ExorcistCollapse )

The Good, the Bad and the UglyCollapse )

HighlanderCollapse )

Kingdom of HeavenCollapse )

Lethal Weapon 1 & 2Collapse )

The Lord of the Rings TrilogyCollapse )

ManhunterCollapse )

RoboCopCollapse )

Star Trek: The Motion PictureCollapse )

Star Trek II: The Wrath of KhanCollapse )

The Star Wars TrilogyCollapse )

SupermanCollapse )

Superman IICollapse )

Terminator 2: Judgement DayCollapse )

Touch of EvilCollapse )

lehah mentioned a few I don't feel qualified to judge:
Dawn of the Dead - Zombie movies scare the shit out of me, so I'm hard-pressed to watch just one much less two versions of one.
The Wild Bunch - I've never seen the shorter version.
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