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#1 of 21 OFFLINE   Horatio Jones

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Posted February 24 2002 - 03:50 PM

Can someone tell me the difference between the edited version and the directors cut version? Thanks

#2 of 21 OFFLINE   Matthew Chmiel

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Posted February 24 2002 - 03:55 PM

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 of 21 OFFLINE   Horatio Jones

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Posted February 24 2002 - 04:01 PM

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.

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Posted February 24 2002 - 04:31 PM

It's up to you.
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Posted February 24 2002 - 04:33 PM

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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.

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I would just on general principle.

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#6 of 21 OFFLINE   Greg_Y

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Posted February 24 2002 - 04:34 PM

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/A...ersions?0180093



If you liked the film and want to keep it, I can't imagine wanting the compromised version with less extras.

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Posted February 24 2002 - 04:48 PM

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.
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#8 of 21 OFFLINE   Horatio Jones

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Posted February 24 2002 - 06:29 PM

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

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Posted February 24 2002 - 08:06 PM

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.
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Posted March 31 2004 - 06:18 PM

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!

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Posted March 31 2004 - 06:38 PM

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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#12 of 21 OFFLINE   MichaelPR

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Posted March 31 2004 - 07:24 PM

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....
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Posted March 31 2004 - 07:38 PM

Also, the unrated version is the version that was released in theaters IIRC.
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#14 of 21 OFFLINE   Mark Bendiksen

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Posted March 31 2004 - 07:49 PM



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Also, the unrated version is the version that was released in theaters

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That's correct. Unlike most "unrated" DVDs, which add material not originally included in the theatrical release, the unrated version of Requiem for a Dream is the original theatrical release. Therefore, I recommend avoiding the R-rated version.



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Posted March 31 2004 - 07:57 PM

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 of 21 OFFLINE   Dean Kousoulas

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Posted March 31 2004 - 08:07 PM

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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Posted March 31 2004 - 08:30 PM

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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).

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I've merged your question into one of several prior threads on the subject. The search function answers many questions.



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Posted March 31 2004 - 11:55 PM

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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Posted March 31 2004 - 11:57 PM

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

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Posted June 01 2006 - 05:26 PM

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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