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If you consider yourself a prude, don't read this Blu-ray recommendation....

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Jan 26, 2014.

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  1. TravisR

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    Blockbuster hasn't been a force in the industry for years so I don't think they've had any bearing on stuidos releasing NC-17 rated movies for quite a while.
     
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    Do Netflix or Redbox have any qualms about NC-17?
     
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    Netflix has(had??) 9 Songs. They also had shortbus...once.Neither of those movies have a US DVD/ BD as explicit as the Euro counterpart though.Shortbus, like 9 Songs, has edit cropping on the US release.
     
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    By the way. Figured out the edits in Shortbus...During the scene previously described...The camera zooms out...a lot. The UK version is practically a head shot for an extended sequence.(that is as best as I'm going to explain the scene)
     
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    I think based on Ron's recommendation that I'll give this a try.
     
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    Just FYI I saw that this will be hitting Netflix later this month too.
     
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    But Wal-Mart and Target do.
     
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    It's good to know about the director's cut this time. After ordering The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec, I discovered another version was being released. As it was in the shipping phase, it was too late to cancel.
     
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    That is why you need to invest in region-free playback.

    Even a movie as innocuous as Couple Retreat...

    The "pay-channel" version has a scene that exists nowhere else. A scene of calisthenics(led by the same SNL cast member who is also in Suburgatory) that is not on DVD-BD anywhere.

    To boot...the US cut beech scene involving "not wearing any drawers"...is a close up on the US release and a zoom out on Euro releases(although...you still don't see any "junk"). So people saying the same cuts/zooms/pans exist all over are wrong.
     
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    Sam, in all your copious free time it would be cool if you put together a website with comparative screen grabs to educate people about this stuff.
     
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    We already have those websites...

    DVD-Compare
    Movie-censorship.com

    per-country censorship on movie cuts is hardly new. I was buying French cuts of movies on VHS.

    The real issue is when you see two DVD of the same movie between three countries...and all three have the same time. You would instinctly assume all three were the same cut of the movie. But with scene speed up and slow down run rampant, it is possible that a US release cuts 5 seconds from a scene and covers up the time with the next scene slowed down. Or, like alluded to earlier...close up where other countries remain panned out.
     

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