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Howard The Duck UK R2 Feb 18th


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#1 of 14 OFFLINE   Keith Paynter

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Posted January 31 2008 - 11:48 AM

Hmm... the Regional DVD section seems to be gone now, so:

You can get it air-mail for approx $20 shipped at current pre-order price of GBP 8.00. Cheaper the OOP German issue that is generally selling for $30-40 on ebay.

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#2 of 14 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted January 31 2008 - 11:52 AM

"Full Uncut Version"? Is there some hardcore sex scene or violent murder in the movie that I've forgotten about? Posted Image

#3 of 14 OFFLINE   Keith Paynter

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Posted January 31 2008 - 11:56 AM

Scenes cut from the original include Howard with a condom and Jeffrey Jones' "alien tongue" in a cigarette lighter.
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#4 of 14 OFFLINE   TheBat

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Posted January 31 2008 - 12:27 PM

you can also get Howard the duck in region 4 on march 3rd.

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#5 of 14 OFFLINE   Andrew Radke

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Posted January 31 2008 - 02:08 PM

Well that takes care of regions 2 & 4. Now how about 1??? I'd love to own this one! This was one of the first movies I'd ever seen in the theater as a child so it has some nostalgic value to me.
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#6 of 14 OFFLINE   cafink

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Posted January 31 2008 - 02:13 PM

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Scenes cut from the original include Howard with a condom and Jeffrey Jones' "alien tongue" in a cigarette lighter.

What do you mean when you say these scenes were "cut from the original." Were they included in the film's original theatrical release? If so, from which release(s) have they been omitted? Were they included in any home video release? Were they included on the aforementioned German DVD release?

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#7 of 14 OFFLINE   Keith Paynter

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Posted January 31 2008 - 02:22 PM

My understanding is that they were removed for the original home video release. I vaguely remember the condom scene in the original theatrical release. The German release was advertised as "Uncut!"

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Interesting that the German and UK PAL versions show running times of 106 minutes, and the Aussie PAL release as provided in the link is 111 minutes. The theatrical run time was 110 minutes, so a 106 minute running time is correct for a PAL release.
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#8 of 14 OFFLINE   Mike_Richardson

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Posted February 01 2008 - 01:22 AM

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Scenes cut from the original include Howard with a condom and Jeffrey Jones' "alien tongue" in a cigarette lighter.

These were always in the U.S. video releases. I'm pretty sure this "uncut" line only applies to the international versions, where those scenes were cut. I've never seen them edited out of any U.S. theatrical or video release.

BTW the German DVD is still in print, I ordered it just a few months ago and it's still up on Amazon.de. Phenomenal transfer and a few extras (trailers, one longer promotional featurette), but the English soundtrack was inexplicably in mono. Hopefully that will be corrected in this new UK DVD.

#9 of 14 OFFLINE   Keith Paynter

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Posted February 01 2008 - 01:26 AM

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These were always in the U.S. video releases. I'm pretty sure this "uncut" line only applies to the international versions, where those scenes were cut. I've never seen them edited out of any U.S. theatrical or video release.

Thanks for clearing that up, Mike.
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#10 of 14 OFFLINE   StephenA

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Posted February 01 2008 - 02:39 PM

I had a VHS copy with both the scenes in it, though I have no idea where it went over the years.

#11 of 14 OFFLINE   JulianK

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Posted February 03 2008 - 09:52 AM

I posted this info' on my website today:

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Details of Metrodome's forthcoming DVD of Lucasfilm's Howard The Duck are now available.

Metrodome is claiming that the film is "uncut", with a running time of 105'52". The 1986 theatrical release and the subsequent 1987 VHS release were both cut for a PG rating - the VHS version was certificated at 105'24"). The BBFC has given the DVD a 12 certificate.

The film is presented in 1.85:1 format, with anamorphic enhancement. The audio is Dolby Digital stereo 2.0 (at 224kbps).

The disc itself is a DVD-5. The transfer has an average bit-rate of 4.75Mb/s. The disc is coded for Region 2 playback only.

The German disc has a promotional featurette, which is missing from Metrodome's disc, but the film only has mono audio. The UK disc has a theatrical trailer for Howard The Duck, (and one promoting their Super Mario Brothers DVD).

Thanks to Mike for the info about the German disc.

You can find a page of menu and screen grabs from the disc here:

Zeta Minor - Howard the Duck - DVD Menus

#12 of 14 OFFLINE   Kyle McKnight

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Posted February 03 2008 - 12:59 PM

There's an HD print of this movie going around somewhere...
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Posted February 15 2008 - 06:19 PM

about to show on one of the Encore networks.
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Posted January 09 2012 - 06:48 AM

This is a very late post, My fianceé got me howard for christmas and i was very dissapointed as i noted 4 scenes cut from the movie, The 1st being right at the start with Howard looking at a model wearing lingerie in a Playduck magazine, this i found odd to cut because a moment later we see the female duck in the bathtub groping herself, 2nd the condom scene. 3rd scene where Howard gets a job at the seedy pool was cut to only show him getting thrown into the pool by the boss and Howards revenge upon the boss. the last cut was the tongue in lighter scene. So now i gotta find an uncut version to have the full experience back:(


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