Army of darkness-how many versions now?

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  1. Chris Bardon

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    So I just saw this "bootleg" version of Army, and I was wondering how many different releases of this film we have now, and how they stack up with each other. Have they all got similar features, or are some on one version and not another.
     
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    Universal Edition (1998)
    82 Minute Theatrical Cut, 1.85:1 Non-Anamorphic Widescreen, Dolby Surround, Trailer
    Anchor Bay Single Disc Edition (1999)
    82 Minute Theatrical Cut, 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, 1.33:1 Pan & Scan, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, Dolby Surround, THX Certified, Twenty Minute Documentary, Trailer, Alternate Ending
    Anchor Bay Two Disc Limited Edition (1999)
    Disc One: 82 Minute Theatrical Cut, 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, 1.33:1 Pan & Scan, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, Dolby Surround, THX Certified, Twenty Minute Documentary, Trailer, Alternate Ending
    Disc Two: 97 Minute Director's Cut, 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Dolby Surround, Audio Commentary, Four Deleted Scenes, Storyboards, Conceptual Art
    Anchor Bay Limited Edition Director's Cut (2000)
    97 Minute Director's Cut, 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Dolby Surround, Audio Commentary, Four Deleted Scenes, Storyboards, Conceptual Art (same disc as disc two in two disc LE)
    Anchor Bay Bootleg Director's Cut (2001)
    97 Minute Director's Cut, 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Dolby Surround, Audio Commentary, Four Deleted Scenes, Storyboards, Conceptual Art (same disc as disc two in two disc LE and director's cut LE)
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  3. Graeme Clark

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    Yeesh!
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  4. Adam Tyner

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    If you disregard the Universal release (as you should [​IMG]), there are only two discs -- the very nice looking/sounding theatrical release and the considerably less attractive director's cut. The repackagings don't differ in content in the slightest -- they're just packaged in different ways.
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  5. Iain Lambert

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    I know it looks like a lot of repackaging and things, but I can understand where Anchor Bay were coming from. The limited edition idea seemed like something cool at the time, but these were going for such silly prices on ebay that finding a way to re-release it without making the owners of the limited versions feel totally ripped off became important.
     

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