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Lion (2016)

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  1. SamT

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    Title: Lion

    Tagline: The search begins

    Genre: Drama

    Director: Garth Davis

    Cast: Sunny Pawar, Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Nicole Kidman, Abhishek Bharate, Divian Ladwa, Priyanka Bose, Deepti Naval, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Keshav Jadhav, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Benjamin Rigby, Riddhi Sen, Rita Boy, Arka Das, Emilie Cocquerel, Sachin Joab, Menik Gooneratne, Anna Samson, Eamon Farren, Tegan Crowley, Belinda Misevski, Lucy Moir

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    Runtime: 118

    Plot: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

     
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    This is of course an amazing instant classic 10/10 movie. Saw it in the year of release. Later I found out that the director released an extended cut of the movie. I'm planning to see it. Anyone has seen the Extended Cut? Is it good or is it going to ruin the already perfect original?
     
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    I never heard of an extended cut.
    Where is that airing or sellimg?
     
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    I was in a test audience for this. I later watched the Bluray, and realized the BD was missing at least one scene from the version I watched, early on about their childhood before he got lost on the train. I'm not sure of any real extended cut, but in the test audience, I said that the entire sequence through his childhood was for me the most powerful segment of the entire film. I really did enjoy this one.
     
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    This is the only thing I found.

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    Yeah the scenes with the young boy are the best in the film. Great film.

    The article is over 2 years old so I don’t think there has been any new announcement of an extended cut.
     
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    Can't imagine there's much market for one, as it's not like the movie was a big hit. With $140m WW and a $12m budget, it made a nice profit, but those don't feel like "soak the home video market" numbers.

    I concur that the parts with the young version of the lead work best. The rest is meh!
     

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