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5000 Fingers of Dr. T removed song verse.
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Posted December 07 2011 - 04:36 PM
There is a verse that has been removed from the Dungeon Song according to Wikipedia among other sites. The verse is as follows: "THIRD FLOOR DUNGEON Household appliances. Spike beds, electric chairs, gas chambers, roasting pots, and scalping devices." Wikipedia also claims that it was in the original film but "edited out for the re-release and television runs of the film and also the current restoration for DVD release of the film." It does not, however, list a source for this information. I believe the verse was written and probably filmed because there were three floors before you reached the bottom dungeon and the editing looks like something may have been removed. However there doesn't appear to be any break in the music. I also wonder if there was any re-release of the film since it was a financial flop. It also seems doubtful that they would remove it for video release and re-edit the music to make it as smooth as it is. If I had to guess, I would guess that the verse was filmed but was deemed to gruesome and removed before its initial release. Does anyone have any information on this?
Posted December 09 2011 - 08:41 PM
There is a recent 3 CD set issued by Film Score Monthly (FSM Vol 13 No 16), which has the complete score plus composer sketches by Frederick Hollander. This set has the verse you mention (disc 2/track1) included. Well worth getting hold of a copy if you are a Dr T completist! Hope this helps. Alistair
Posted January 26 2012 - 04:38 AM
Do the liner notes on the cd explain about when the verse was removed?
Posted February 10 2012 - 04:49 PM
Thanks. I would take that to mean the Wikipedia was wrong and that it was never released with the third verse.
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