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Mommie Dearest!!! Extended Cut Special Edition!!! Will it ever come???


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#1 of 51 OFFLINE   Ryan Wishton

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Posted August 21 2003 - 10:50 AM

I have read multiple times that the original cut of Mommie Dearest was twice as long as the current version... It ran somewhere between 3 and 1/2 and 4 hours...

I was just wondering does Paramount ever plan on reissuing this movie as a special edition??? Possibly including this footage???

#2 of 51 OFFLINE   Martin Blythe

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Posted August 21 2003 - 10:52 AM

No plans.

#3 of 51 OFFLINE   Kyle McKnight

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Posted August 21 2003 - 12:21 PM

I!!! Guess!!! That!!! Answers!!! It!!!
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#4 of 51 OFFLINE   Julian Lalor

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Posted August 21 2003 - 01:05 PM

No wire hangers!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's not Paramount I'm angry at, it's the dirt. Seriously, other than adding to the repertoire of a drag queen's act, what else could possibly be included in this film? Faye as Joan in Torch Song, replete with black face and lurid red hair?

#5 of 51 OFFLINE   paul_austin

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Posted August 21 2003 - 02:14 PM

I think just having the name Paramont in the question is the answer.
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#6 of 51 OFFLINE   Rob W

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Posted August 21 2003 - 03:24 PM

Every film starts with an initial cut that is very long as all the assembled footage is cut together. Then that process known as editing brings them down to more manageable lengths. A three hour cut of a movie is not neccesarily a better version than a well-edited two hour film. Does anyone seriously believe Paramount intended to produce a three-hour biography of Joan Crawford ? My guess is the version we have is fairly representative of what the filmmakers & studio set out to produce, and thus should be left alone.

#7 of 51 OFFLINE   Kyle McKnight

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Posted August 21 2003 - 03:35 PM

Paramount tends to do most things the right way, the first time. As consumers though, we can always ask for more, but shouldn't be upset when we get what the film maker desired.
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#8 of 51 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted August 21 2003 - 03:40 PM

I think Paramount has lots of better ways they can put their limited dvd producing resources to work than an even longer version of this film.
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#9 of 51 OFFLINE   Claude North

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Posted August 21 2003 - 04:08 PM

From what I've read, many of the cut scenes featured "quieter" moments that fleshed out the characters and their motiviations. According to Faye Dunaway, she and Mara Hobel shot a scene in which Joan attempts to explain herself and to connect with Christina. Ultimately, the scene was left out.

The film is rather choppy in its final form, so I think it would be interesting to see some of those deleted scenes.

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Posted August 21 2003 - 04:48 PM

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I think Paramount has lots of better ways they can put their limited dvd producing resources to work than an even longer version of this film.


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#11 of 51 OFFLINE   Ryan Wishton

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Posted August 21 2003 - 04:54 PM

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Claude North: From what I've read, many of the cut scenes featured "quieter" moments that fleshed out the characters and their motiviations. According to Faye Dunaway, she and Mara Hobel shot a scene in which Joan attempts to explain herself and to connect with Christina. Ultimately, the scene was left out.


Yes, exactly... Thats why I have been interested in seeing this version... It is suppose to add a lot more to the movie character wise and connect everything together... What we have now is a movie where no scene matches the next... But, I guess that in a way adds to it's camp classic charm...

#12 of 51 OFFLINE   MatthewA

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Posted August 21 2003 - 11:52 PM

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From what I've read, many of the cut scenes featured "quieter" moments that fleshed out the characters and their motiviations. According to Faye Dunaway, she and Mara Hobel shot a scene in which Joan attempts to explain herself and to connect with Christina. Ultimately, the scene was left out.

The film is rather choppy in its final form, so I think it would be interesting to see some of those deleted scenes.

I quite agree. But do those scenes exist?

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Posted February 24 2006 - 06:45 AM

From DVD Times, details and art on Mommie Dearest SE in June.
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Posted February 24 2006 - 08:53 AM

Oh my...this was unexpected. Posted Image But why wait until June? It should be released early May for Mother's day! :wink:

#15 of 51 OFFLINE   Bruce Morrison

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Posted February 24 2006 - 09:11 AM

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But why wait until June? It should be released early May for Mother's day!

Maybe they thought a release date of 666 (well sort of) would be appropriate.
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#16 of 51 OFFLINE   Garysb

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Posted February 24 2006 - 09:17 AM

No details have been released about this edition. It may just be a new transfer without any cut footage.

#17 of 51 OFFLINE   Will K

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Posted February 24 2006 - 10:03 AM

Holy Jumpin' Joan on a box full of hangers! I wasn't prepared for this. OMG. I'm not a queen, but I will be for the next hour or so. Whoo!
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#18 of 51 OFFLINE   Chris Minogue

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Posted February 24 2006 - 11:27 AM

This made my day. I can't wait to get some details on the extras!

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Posted February 25 2006 - 01:59 AM

I hope they include the radio "George Fischer Show" from 1949 (Christmas Eve at home with Joan and her children) as a audio bonus.

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Posted February 25 2006 - 01:45 PM

I think it should come with a free wire hanger.


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