Movies NOT available in theatrical version on DVD.

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  1. Artur Meinild

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    This thread is meant as an ongoing record for movies which are released on DVD in a version altered from the initial theatrical run. This goes for both image and soundtrack and the list includes all regions. P&S titles are not included here, and of course bootlegs are not included as well.
    Please add your entries, and hopefully we will have a complete and developing list.
    This thread is not a discussion of whether a particular edit is good or bad, it's purpose is to merely state the edits made to certain movies and their dvd's.

    Continual edits will be made to include all entries. Last inclusion post #22.

    The following types of edits will be recognized:
    Alteration: An artistic change to a movie, such as an improved special effect. Can also be a change in cutting.
    Addition: Scene or part of scene extended.
    Subtraction: Scene or part of scene deleted.
    Censorship: A change due to censorship concerns rather than artistic values.


    MOVIES THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN RELEASED IN THEIR ORIGINAL THEATRICAL VERSION ON DVD


    1776 (Hunt, 1972)
    Additions: 25 minutes of footage restored to the film

    Any Given Sunday (Stone, 1999)
    Alterations: Several scenes re-edited
    Additions: 6 minutes of footage restored to the film
    Subtractions: 11 minutes of footage cut from the film

    Beauty and the Beast (Trousdale & Wise, 1991)
    Alterations: Sound effects edited, redrawn animation (rose)

    Bedknobs and Broomsticks (Stevenson, 1971)
    Additions: 22 minutes of footage restored to the film

    Blade Runner (Scott, 1982)
    Alterations: Sound effects edited, narration removed, altered ending
    Additions: Unicorn scene
    Subtractions: Additional violence

    Blues Brothers, The (Landis, 1980)
    Additions: 18 minuts of footage restored to the film

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Spielberg, 1977, 1980)
    Alterations: Re-edited footage throughout the film

    Das Boot (Peterson, 1981)
    Additions: 60+ minutes of footage taken from the original TV miniseries restored to the film

    Doctor Who: The five doctors (Moffatt & Nathan-Turner, 1983)
    Alterations: Improved special effects
    Additions: 12 minutes of footage restored to the film

    Fantasia (Alger et al, 1940)
    Alteration: Narration replaced
    Censorship: Image zoomed to avoid racial sterotypes

    Friday the 13th 3D (Miner, 1982)
    Alterations: No 3D version available

    Highlander (Mulcahy, 1986)
    Additions: 5 minutes of footages restored to the film

    Highlander II (Mulcahy, 1991)
    Alterations: Several scenes re-edited
    Additions: 19 minutes of footage restored to the film

    Jaws (Speilberg, 1975)
    Alteration: Sound effects edited

    JFK (Stone, 1992)
    Additions: 20 minutes of footage restored to the film

    Lawrence of Arabia (Lean, 1962)
    Subtractions: 6 minutes of footage cut from the film

    Lion King, The (Allers & Minkoff, 1994)
    Alteration: Redrawn animation (crocodiles)

    Make Mine Music (Cormack et al, 1946)
    Alteration: Opening credits altered
    Censorship: "Martins and the Coys" sequence removed entirely for gun violence

    Program, The (Ward, 1993)
    Subtraction: Car traffic "game" scene cut from the film

    Revenge of the Nerds (Kanew, 1984)
    Alteration: Phone number removed

    Saludos Amigos (Ferguson et al, 1942)
    Censorship: Shot of "El Gaucho Goofy" smoking a cigarette digitally censored to remove cigarette and smoking animation

    Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Wise, 1979)
    Alterations: (This was released in R2 prior to the DE, but I don't know if anything was changed)

    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (Meyer, 1991)
    Alterations: Operation Retrieve discussion, torpedo bay sequence, the "Scooby-Doo" reveal at the end

    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (Lucas, 1999)
    Addition: Extended Pod Race sequence
    Addition: Added Air Taxi sequence

    Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (Lucas, 2002)
    Addition: Anakin's confession extended
    Alteration: Sparks added to Boba Fett's backpack
    Alteration: Padme's dialogue after falling from transport
    Addition: Padme takes Anakin's bionic hand

    Superman (Donner, 1978)
    Alteration: Sound effects edited
    Additions: 8 minutes of footage restored to the film

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Zemeckis, 1988)
    Censorship: Baby Herman's middle finger going under the woman's skirt is airbrushed out

    X-Files: Fight the Future (Bowman, 1998)
    Additions: 1 minute of footage restored to the film

    MOVIES THAT ARE RELEASED ON DVD WITHOUT ORIGINAL THEATRICAL SOUNDTRACK

    Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958)
    Alterations: Soundtrack remixed for 5.1 surround

    MOVIES WHERE THE THEATRICAL VERSIONS ARE OUT OF PRINT ON DVD

    The Devil's Advocate (Hackford, 1997)
    Censorship: View of sculpture in Milton's apartment obscured

    Robin Hood, Prince of Theives (Reynolds, 1991)
    Additions: 12 minutes of footage restored to the film

    Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Wise, 1979) - CE DVD
    Alterations: Revised opening intro sequence, revised main and end title credits sequence, new and improved CGI shots
    Additions: 4 minutes of footage restored to the film

    Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (Meyer, 1982) - CE DVD
    Additions: 3 minutes of footage restored to the film

    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (Meyer, 1991) - CE DVD
    Alterations: Sound effects edited, interrogation scene re-edited

    UPCOMING DVD RELEASES WHICH ARE KNOWN TO BE ALTERED FROM THE THEATRICAL VERSION

    Aladdin (Clements & Musker, 1992)
    Alteration: Redrawn animation

    Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Lucas, 1977)
    Alterations: Sound effects edited, new and improved CGI shots
    Additions: 4 minutes of footage added to the film
    Censorship: Several seconds of gun violence cut

    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (Kershner, 1980)
    Alterations: Sound effects edited, new and improved CGI shots
    Additions: 3 minutes of footage added to the film

    Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (Marquand, 1983)
    Alterations: Sound effects edited, new and improved CGI shots
    Additions: 2 minutes of footage added to the film
     
  2. Scott_MacD

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    The Air Taxi Sequence was part of The Phantom Menace.

    Also, the changes in the DVD version of Attack of the Clones are
    [*]Anakin's confession sequence has been extended slightly.[*]Boba Fett's backpack has some flashes and sparks added after being trampled by the Reek.[*]Padme's "Yes" is changed to "Uh-huh", after falling from the transport[*]We get a closeup of Anakin's mechanical hand in the final scene. This was present in the digitally projected version too, so it may or may not count.[/list]
     
  3. george kaplan

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    Are you including pan & scan titles?
     
  4. Bryan Tuck

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    Actually, the closeup was in the print theatrical version. The alteration in the digital version and the DVD is that Padme takes Anakin's hand in hers.
     
  5. Bill Williams

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    We can add to the list the following titles:

    Superman (Donner, 1978)
    Alterations: revised sound effects track, score track, 8 minutes of additional scenes

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Spielberg, 1977, 1980)
    Alterations: re-edited footage throughout the film, SE ending included in outtakes section

    As for TPM, I have the original theatrical cut on VHS and can verify that Lucas did not include the extended air taxi sequence as part of the theatrical version. It was included for the slightly extended version on the DVD.

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Zemeckis, 1988)
    Alteration: early in the movie, the brief clip where Baby Herman's middle finger appears as he goes under the woman's skirt is airbrushed out. However, the original theatrical trailer is included as an Easter egg on the DVD, and it clearly shows Baby Herman's middle finger in the trailer.

    Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Wise, 1979)
    Alterations throughout! Revised opening intro sequence, revised main and end title credits sequence, new and revised CGI shots, additional footage from the TV version, trims to original theatrical version that appear in the outtakes section

    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (Meyer, 1991)
    Alterations: Operation Retrieve discussion, torpedo bay sequence, the "Scooby-Doo" reveal at the end
    New alterations for the CE DVD: additional insert clips of Cartwright, Chang, and Nanclus three-quarters of the way through the film

    Das Boot (Peterson, 1980's)
    Alterations: 60+ minutes of footage taken from the original TV miniseries restored to the film

    JFK (Stone, 1992)
    Alterations: 20 minutes of footage restored to the film
     
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    Last of the Mohicans (1992)

    Several changes, including the exclusion of the Clannad song, some deleted/inserted dialog, and removal of graphically violent shots.
     
  7. Artur Meinild

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    Sorry about the Star Wars entries, my mix up... No P&S titles, I believe there are other threads for that.
    Included new entries in the first post.
     
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    E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (Line of dialogue: "You're not going as a terrorist!")

    Jaws (new sound f/x added to film)

    Saludos Amigos (shot of "El Gaucho Goofy" smoking a cigarette digitally censored to remove cigarette and smoking animation)

    Make Mine Music (opening credits altered, "Martins and the Coys" sequence removed entirely for -gasp- gun violence)

    Melody Time ("Pecos Bill" sequence digitally censored to remove Bill's cigarette. Sequence where Bill rides a tornado and uses a bolt of lightning to light his cigarette cut out of film)
     
  9. Bill Williams

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    Star Trek: TMP has never been issued on DVD prior to the Director's Edition in 2001. Only the Director's Edition is the sole DVD release of TMP.
     
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    This is available on International copies of Melody Time.
     
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    I thought the Lion King had it's original theatrical print on it in addition to the SE?


    Bryan
     
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    The original cut of E.T. is available on DVD. It is on the 2nd disc of the 2-disc release. The SE - 20th Anniversary edition is on the 1st disc of the 2-disc release with several changes.

    JKS
     
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    Beauty and the Beast
    Different soundtrack (added effects), some different animation effects (primarily the glow from the rose)

    Friday the 13th 3(-D)
    No 3D version available

    Robin Hood: Prince of Theives
    Un-extended edition OOP

    Bedknobs and Broomsticks
    Un-"extended" version never released.

    Doctor Who: The Five Doctors
    Original TV version with unaltered effects and less scenes not available.
     
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    1776- Additional scenes and additional musical number "Cool Consideate Men"

    The Blues Brothers- Additional scenes and extended musical numbers.

    Ben
     
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    X-Files: Fight The Future
    Additional scene (in a car) discussing Mulder's sister added to all home video releases.
     
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    Luc Besson's THE BIG BLUE is only available on DVD in the longer, international cut with Eric Serra's score. The US theatrical release and VHS release was a shorter version with a (far far superior, in my opinion) Bill Conti score and has never been released on DVD. Since Conti's score for it is one of my favorites, I've always been disappointed by that.
     
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    Blade Runner - Dir Cut on DVD

    Theres lots of cases where films were released R in the theater and unrated on DVD.
     
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    Lawrence Of Arabia some scenes were removed.
     
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    Revenge Of The Nerds - phone number removed

    The Program - scene removed

    I believe one of the Scary Movie films were altered to remove a line about Gwyneth Paltrow.

    Wasn't there also a film with a line removed about Jack Palance committing suicide?

    Jeff
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, all 4 Highlander movies have been released on DVD in versions different from what was shown in theaters.

    Also, Any Given Sunday had a few additional minutes reinserted by Oliver Stone for the DVD.


    Are we limiting this list to Region 1? If not, then Last of the Mohicans should be left off since the theatrical cut is available overseas(albeit with PAL speedup).
     

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