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Requiem For a Dream Differences

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Horatio Jones, Feb 24, 2002.

  1. Horatio Jones

    Horatio Jones Well-Known Member

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    Can someone tell me the difference between the edited version and the directors cut version?
    Thanks
     
  2. Matthew Chmiel

    Matthew Chmiel Well-Known Member

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    The edited version

    mainly removes eight shots of the sex toy during the finale.

    Also, the edited version has no extras other than trailers and television spots while the original theatrical cut (director's cut) version is a special edition with tons of great extras.
     
  3. Horatio Jones

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    well im ade the mistake of getting the edited version, should I take it back? am I really missing that much. not talking extras just the movie footage itself.
     
  4. Kyle McKnight

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    It's up to you.
     
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    As Matthew already stated, the only changes of any difference are in the sex scene near the end. You can read even more here:
    http://us.imdb.com/AlternateVersions?0180093
    If you liked the film and want to keep it, I can't imagine wanting the compromised version with less extras.
     
  7. AdrianJ

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    I'd take it back also. Since the director want the movie released unrated to theaters, I'd say that the R-rated DVD is a misconceived product. I'd go for the unrated version.
     
  8. Horatio Jones

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    thanks gentleman, now i will have to try and track down the director's cut...
     
  9. Travis D

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    Tracking down the Unrated Version should be NO hard task. I'd say either goto www.deepdiscountdvd.com and pick it up for 9 bucks or buy the Pi and Requiem 2-pack for 14 dollars.
     
  10. Oswald Pascual

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    I was finally coming around to pick this up from suggestions, when I realize it comes in two versions. Rated R and U-Rated(Directors Cut). Now it has been my expierience that directors cut are not always the better movie. I have never seen it at all, so I am asking for fans of the movie to give me your opinion which two versions do you think is the better movie. I want to pick it up this weekend, Thanks!
     
  11. Sean Moon

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    The Rated R version was edited so that Blockbuster and Wal mart would carry it. The R Rated version is also bare bones, where the unrated directors cut is a quite nice special edition.

    Go with the directors cut all the way. Honestly, I am not sure what was cut in the R rated aside from the scene near the end, but i believe it was pretty extensive.
     
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    DIRECTORS CUT....director would not allow special features on R version...it was basically made just for blockbuster...i believe the only difference is in a sex scene for like 3 seconds....
     
  13. Matt Stone

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    Also, the unrated version is the version that was released in theaters IIRC.
     
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    Aranofsky has a very good foregrounding style. This movies editing alone is brilliant. I literally do not like this film, yet I enjoy eatching it just because of how it was filmed and edited. Brilliant. The social message is important, but too heavt at times.
     
  16. Dean Kousoulas

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    Of course get the unedited version. Although really only a couple seconds were taken out, the unedited version has all the special features, and I don't even think there is a price difference.
     
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    I'm not sure about the R-rated version, but the Director's Cut DVD has some of the best menus I've ever seen!
     
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    If I remember correctly, someone reported that the opening titles of the edited version actually say "Requiem For A Dream Edited Version".

    Aronofsky was so disgusted by having to cut the film that he made damned sure that anyone shopping at Blockbuster or Wal-Mart knew that they were getting an inferior release. I can't think of any other instance of a director putting "Edited Version" in the opening titles.

    Jeff
     
  20. TonyD

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    i rented this the other day.
    got it at BBV
    oddly enough i noticed last week that it was the unrated version thats why i picked it up.
    this may have been there for awhile as i havent even thought to look at it because of thinking it probably was the edited version.
    the menu is nutty.
    wasnt sure what was going on at first.
    what friggen nightmare of a story.
     

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