Dark Water Unrated shorter than Theatrical Cut???

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Vincent-P, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. Vincent-P

    Vincent-P Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2004
    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    110
    At work today, I was looking at the two versions of Dark Water and noticed that the Unrated Cut is listed as 103 minutes, while the theatrical cut is 105 minutes. Does anyone know what the real differences between the two cuts are? I saw the film in theaters and thought it was perfectly paced. Why has stuff been cut out of the Unrated version since it is not listed as a director's cut? How much has been cut and has anything new been added? This is why I really hate the studios' mentality of "let's release the theatrical cut only in fullscreen." I might possibly have bought both if they put out both in widescreen, now I might not buy either, especially if this new cut feels flawed to me.
     
  2. Richard Michael Clark

    Richard Michael Clark Second Unit

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2001
    Messages:
    373
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I'd like to know too!
    How come there don't seem to be any reviews of this dvd yet?

    Vincent-P, seems the UK release is the theatrical version in widescreen (we don't seem to get the alternate 'unrated' cuts for 'horror' films, only comedies it seems). If you can play region 2 and PAL you might want to import from amazon uk?
     
  3. Vincent_P

    Vincent_P Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2003
    Messages:
    1,889
    Likes Received:
    244
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    *DELETE* Silly me, I read the title post too quickly and thought this was about DARK CITY- D'oh!
     
  4. Damin J Toell

    Damin J Toell Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2001
    Messages:
    3,762
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Real Name:
    Damin J. Toell


    Can't you keep track of your own posts? [​IMG]

    DJ
     
  5. Darren Gross

    Darren Gross Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 16, 2001
    Messages:
    508
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    110
    Ah, but you see that was Vincent 'underscore' P NOT Vincent 'minus' P...

    So confusing...[​IMG]
     
  6. Neil Joseph

    Neil Joseph Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 1998
    Messages:
    8,332
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Real Name:
    Neil Joseph
    Interesting that the theatical cut is 2 minutes longer yet the shorter version is also the "darker" version.
     
  7. Joseph DeMartino

    Joseph DeMartino Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1997
    Messages:
    8,311
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    5,610
    Location:
    Florida
    Real Name:
    Joseph DeMartino
  8. David_Blackwell

    David_Blackwell Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2004
    Messages:
    1,435
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I only have the Unrated version (that is what BVHE sent me). I might have to track down a cheap previously viewed copy in a few months to see what the differences are (other than aspect ratio). First I think I will finish watching the original Japanese version of Dark Water.
     
  9. Vincent_P

    Vincent_P Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2003
    Messages:
    1,889
    Likes Received:
    244
    Trophy Points:
    1,610

    Will the real Vincent P please stand up, please stand up, please stand up?

    [​IMG]

    Vincent (Pereira)
     
  10. Rolando

    Rolando Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2001
    Messages:
    1,326
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    110
    wait a tick, so is it confirmed that the theatrical cut is Foolscreen only?

    and is the unrated cut really shorter?

    are there major differences?
     
  11. DaViD Boulet

    DaViD Boulet Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 1999
    Messages:
    8,800
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I have the WS DVD (never saw this in the theater) so I can't compare. I got this right before Christmas when I was swamped with holiday chaos and then came down with the flu! (which was why it didn't get posted...sorry!)

    I'll be happy to post an HTF review (haven't watch it yet but can) if you guys would still like it and we can pick up discussion about the unrated stuff there.

    What do you think?

    dave [​IMG]
     
  12. Joel C

    Joel C Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 1999
    Messages:
    1,633
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I saw it in the theater and the Unrated on DVD and didn't notice any differences.
     

Share This Page