Conan Destroyer region 2?

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  1. Mike Heenan

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    I read on dvdfile that Conan the Destroyer is going to be released in region 2. I was wondering, when is this going to happen, and where can I order it? Thanks!
     
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    It seems that this R2 disc is not destined for the UK - it's for mainland Europe. Let's hope that it has an English language option, and removeable subtitles!
    "Conan The Destroyer" has been already been released in the UK, where it was released by Castle (part of the Sanctuary Group).
    The film has previously been cut here, by 30", and had a running time of 96'19". The Castle version is uncut, but is now more than four minutes longer.
    The IMDb doesn't list any alternative versions, and none of the reviews of the R1 version mention any additional footage....
    Can anyone explain the discrepancy?
    [Edited last by JulianK on August 08, 2001 at 06:41 PM]
     
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    I'm also curious: what was cut out? I'm assuming it was violent footage that reduced the rating from R to PG. I could be wrong though.
    Jacob, can you help us out here?
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    It was cut mostly for violences.. There is a love scene with Arnold and the Queen. Sarah kept her clothes on.
    I heard that the region 2 dvd say 112 minutes.. but that is wrong running time. I met someone who got the dvd and told me that it was alot shorter.
    Not sure if the SE is the unrated version or just the PG rating.
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    Wasn't CONAN THE DESTROYER shot entirely with a PG rating in mind to begin with? I remember reading that the whole idea of the movie was to make a milder, kid-friendlier Conan movie that was more of an '80s fantasy film. As much as I'd like to see it, I doubt any "R" rated version even exists.
     
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    Jacob:
    The packaging on the R2 disc does indeed state "112 minutes", and it is, indeed, wrong.
    The BBFC lists the new version at 100'38". My player has a remaining time at the beginning of the film of 100'29", which is still considerably longer than the 96'21" of previous UK home video versions, and longer than the film's original 1984 theatrical running time of 100'27" (cut by 28").
     
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    Here are the links to the Sarah Douglas interview in Starlog where she talks about the cut scenes. I also posted the link for the petition for the conan dvd.. I did this a while back..
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    http://www.angelfire.com/ca4/sarahdo...interview.html
    http://www.angelfire.com/ca4/sarahdo.../conandvd.html
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    I agree. its not a an offical dvd.. some import from aisan. I wrote to the offcial site of Basil (film composer).. www.basilpoledouris.com
    his site was the one that broke the SE of conan the destroyer for region 2. Basil did an interview for the conan the destroyer SE documentary.
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