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The Owl & The Pussycat Unedited?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by disctrip, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. disctrip

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    Does anyone know if the unedited version is available anywhere on DVD or Blu-Ray? I'm talking about the scene with the F-bomb.
     
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    Not as far as I know. I believe that was only available on vhs (and betamax). Hopefully if it makes a much-needed appearance on blu-ray, it will be the unedited version. Yes, it’s only one line, but it really makes the scene.
     
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    Yes, It does.
     
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    addtional, is there a watchable release of the movie? the dvd I got from mill creek is awful.
     
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    Yes, there is a Columbia Pictures DVD from 2001 that's not too bad.It has both Widescreen & Full Screen Versions.(Still edited though)
     
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    Let me understand this - you're saying the F bomb was actually heard in the theatrical release? Because I'm not quite understanding how it would then be edited out for home video - there would be no reason at all for that.
     
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    Exactly. It’s a head scratcher. It was uncut on the vhs & beta editions, and cut from the later dvd. And it’s not likely to be an edited for TV version, as there are still curse words left in that definitely would have been edited out or overdubbed when it made its debut on network TV back in the early 70s. Only Streisand’s F bomb joke to Tom Atkins is cut. Not only does it kill the joke, but the scene no longer makes sense.

    UPDATE: I just read that the film was edited to get a PG rating for a re-release in 1972 and this is the version on the dvd. Not sure if this is accurate, but it makes sense.
     
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    Matt Howe, who sometimes posts here, has a clip of the scene with the F word on his Barbra Streisand fansite, The Barbra Archive. Also interesting information about a topless scene filmed but cut from the original release. The topless scene was never in the final movie.

    http://barbra-archives.com/films/owl_pussycat_cut_streisand.html
     
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    It was in the theatrical release. It was a real shocker -- first because you didn't hear that word in movies very often back then. Second - It was Barbra Streisand saying it. It was amusing, but the situation in the film could have gone from bad to worse. Fortunately it did not.

    Don't know about home video.
     
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    It was cut to a GP (as it was called then) around '72 or '73 so it could be reissued as a double feature with FUNNY GIRL, which was a G. When it was first preserved by Sony some years back, I asked if it was the full R-rated version. Turns out they were unaware that it had been edited. Research told them that there were in fact four cuts made to get the lesser rating. They then began looking for the trims, but I'm unaware if they ever found them.

    Mike S.
     
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    I remember this scene in the theatrical version, it is also on the record of the sound track which I bought when the movie came out. This soundtrack is mostly dialogue, and I don’t think it was ever on CD, although I made my own.
     
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