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November 23, 2010

Movie-Censorship.com — It's not what you think

Ergh

No, not a rant about ratings and whatnot but, rather, a very useful comparison site for theatrical vs. extended version/director's cut et al variations on a regular release theme.

I used it to opt for the extended version of "Date Night" on Netflix as opposed to the theatrical version.

Search by all titles or the first letter.

Free, the way we like it.

A note of caution on automatically opting for the more elaborate version: I still think the original theater release of "Blade Runner" was better than Ridley Scott's extended director's cut, even though the story made much more sense with the added footage.

But then, I was so overwhelmed when I first saw "Blade Runner" – one of the few films I've seen at least three times — that perhaps nothing could beat that initial impression of shock, awe and wonderment.

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I'm related to one of the producers of Blade Runner. :)

Posted by: Ana | Nov 23, 2010 2:56:12 PM

The question is, Which one did you see in theatrical release? The first release without the Harrison Ford voiceover, the nearly instantaneous replacement of that release with the voiceover and the sappy ending?

Edward James Olmos, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, William Sanderson and Daryl Hannah gave *outstanding* performances - as did Harrison Ford - but, the real accomplishment belongs to Ridley Scott because this PK Dick film may stand as the single best film adaptation (in all four +1 versions) of any PK Dick story, IMHO.

Worth buying the collected DVD set: In 2007, the 113 min workprint was made available to the public for the first time on disc 5 of the 5-disc Ultimate Collector's Edition DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-ray Disc of the film (which also contains the US theatrical cut, the European cut, the Director's Cut and the Final Cut). The differences between the workprint and the other versions include:... well, I guess that you will have to buy your own copy to find that out....

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Nov 23, 2010 12:05:33 PM

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