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US TV versions of movies

Postby Mark Meakin » 25 Jun 2013, 08:12

I bet You Tube has quite a few of these on.Digitally altered & redubbed footage from Paul Verhoeven's outrageous SHOWGIRLS.Check out the added 'bras' throughout ! :lol: :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stWqOShaH6Y
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Re: US TV versions of movies

Postby Mark Meakin » 25 Jun 2013, 08:15

Anyone with the SCARFACE dvd will have the below :) :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePoRxQJPPzM
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Re: US TV versions of movies

Postby Mark Meakin » 25 Jun 2013, 08:20

CASINO.Another embarassing TV version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5k1xhjk03k
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Re: US TV versions of movies

Postby m35541 » 25 Jun 2013, 08:31

The more interesting ones are those in which they use different footage (or even shoot their own).

On Her Majesty's Secret Service was also re-edited for its network premier with most of the film told as a flashback (it starts from the point that Blofled has Tracey pulled from the snow and then the first 90m of the film are now a flashback

Presumably we all have the Fistful of Dollars DVD which includes the added US TV prologue featuring Harry Dean Stanton and a most unconvincing Eastwood double.
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Re: US TV versions of movies

Postby Mark Meakin » 25 Jun 2013, 08:36

m35541 wrote:The more interesting ones are those in which they use different footage (or even shoot their own).

The Thing (1982) is apparently especially interesting with a lot of re-editing.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service was also re-edited for its network premier with most of the film told as a flashback (it starts from the point that Blofled has Tracey pulled from the snow and then the first 90m of the film are now a flashback).

Presumably we all have the Fistful of Dollars DVD which includes the added US TV prologue featuring Harry Dean Stanton and a most unconvincing Eastwood double.

Yes the TV prologue on FOD is quite funny.The Extended TV cut of WHEN TIME RAN OUT is on you tube in parts.The short versions bad enough but to add another half an hour :shock: .
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Re: US TV versions of movies

Postby HunterBFH » 25 Jun 2013, 09:44

Clint Eastwood - The Gauntlet, oh yes, and 48 Hrs were used to air on our TV in US TV version! Used to own the video release of 48 Hrs in that version. And TG I still have it on my TV taping which I kept for over 25 yrs!!
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Re: US TV versions of movies

Postby m35541 » 25 Jun 2013, 11:23

Other films released on video and/or DVD in TV versions include Vice Squad, Fear City and some WIP movies.
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Postby HunterBFH » 25 Jun 2013, 12:44

Sorry Tim, WIP - what do these letters stand for? :roll:
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Postby m35541 » 25 Jun 2013, 12:57

WIP - Women In Prison (eg Red Heat)
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Postby HunterBFH » 25 Jun 2013, 13:00

Ah, thanks Tim. :)
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Re: US TV versions of movies

Postby Mark Meakin » 25 Jun 2013, 14:30

m35541 wrote:The more interesting ones are those in which they use different footage (or even shoot their own).

On Her Majesty's Secret Service was also re-edited for its network premier with most of the film told as a flashback (it starts from the point that Blofled has Tracey pulled from the snow and then the first 90m of the film are now a flashback



Two bits of footage from I assume the ABC network premiere you mention Tim:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u001kBsycnU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vZuFOcth6A

I bet this tampering didn't please the Bond fans !
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Re: US TV versions of movies

Postby Luke » 25 Jun 2013, 19:44

The Scacface T.V dub is a riot from the clips Ive watched. Harry Dean Stanton got an easy pay check the day he filmed the FOD T.V Intro.

The U.S T.V version of Pat Garret & Billy The Kid had deleted scenes inserted to make up for censored footage. According to fans a lot of those scenes didnt even turn up in the D.C version.
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Re: US TV versions of movies

Postby Cobblers » 25 Jun 2013, 23:49

It wasn't just the fact that the content of US TV versions was edited way beyond what was actually necessary for UK TV standards of the day that annoyed me - it was also the fact that they would often literally be NTSC transfers, so the picture quality would be dreadful.

The BBC's first screening of Beverley Hills Cop I remember being a rare example of when it was actually flagged as edited for TV after the opening credits. And I recall a particularly lame version of Fatal Attraction showing up on ITV. Films that nowadays don't cause as much as a flicker shown uncut after the watershed on free-to-air channels.
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