Brazil Dvd 142 minute director's version?

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  1. JaimelM

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    I have been looking at the back covers of this dvd and it is the 131 minute version, what happened to the 142min version? Any comments? Thanks.
     
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    There are two DVDs of BRAZIL, one from Criterion, and one from Universal. Both discs contain the Director's Cut (142m), but the case for the Universal release has a typo on it, and lists the running time for the theatrical version (131m).

    Put simply, if you have BRAZIL on DVD, then you have the director's cut.
     
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    Not sure if the version you're looking at is the Universal single keepcase release, but the edition of BRAZIL that most folks are keen on is the Criterion 3-disc Special Edition. It's still available and is indeed the full version of the movie.

    From memory, the single disc Universal release DOES also contain the same, full-length cut of the film, sans extras. The time you quoted in your post could perhaps be a typo.
     
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    Yes, the running time on the single-disc Universal edition is a typo. That disc contains the "final, final" director's cut that is also on the Criterion edition.

    But the Criterion set *is* the one to get.

    - Steve
     
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    I would also recommend the Criterion. From a "film student" perspective, it is very interesting (and horrifying) to watch the Love Conquers All version. And the extras with Gilliam are a must-have.
     
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    If you like the movie, the Criterion 3 DVD set is a MUST. Even with all the advances in technology, I still think the Criterion Brazil set is the "Gold Standard" of what defines a "special edition", the content of the set is simply unmatched, and I think the packaging is simply and totally "cool".
     

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