Cut scenes on VHS now being revealed?

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  1. Dennis Nicholls

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    I've had a VHS copy of THE WIND AND THE LION for years now. After much diligent search in various places, I finally was able to obtain the LD version from an ebay seller a month or so ago.

    There are two scenes in the LD that are new to me. When Raisuli is riding from the "burning boats beach", one of the severed heads is briefly displayed on a wooden frame. Also, when Raisuli shoots the first bad guy on the "blue robed bad guy beach", blood from the wound spashes onto the camera lens.

    Did they edit these scenes out for the VHS presentation to appease potentially squeamish viewers? I don't remember seeing these scenes on TV versions either.

    Was this a common practice in the early days of video?
     
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    Odd, Dennis, but I saw this wonderful film at least twenty times in commercial theaters back in 1975 and '76, and I don't remember these gruesome scenes. This is when the Raisuli is picking off the blue-robed kidnappers on the beach, right? When the Raisuli is on horseback and on top of that hill?
     
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    Yes, the blood-on-the-lens scene was from his first shot from atop the hill. Perhaps it was hidden by the magic of P&S.....

    I never saw this in the theaters as I was in the hellish first year of a physics PhD program down at UCSD.

    "A barbarous man would have killed them all."

    "Perhaps the previous owner had nothing pleasant to say." [​IMG] An odd thing to say tongue-in-cheek as it were....
     
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