October 17th, 2006

Hitchcock (filmmaker)

Alternate Versions

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

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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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