U.S. & Canada may miss out on extended cut with additional scenes on Tomb Raider DVD!

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  1. Johnny G

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    The region 2 DVD is finished, with scenes which were cut for the theatrical version due to being "too British" having been put back in.
    I don't know if these will be in the Region 1 DVD but it seems safe to assume if they were cut for cinema to cater for America, the same would go for the DVD.
     
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    Hopefully, Martin from Paramount will be able to clarify this.
     
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    doesn't look like Martin or anyone else is interested.
     
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    Um, I'm interested and give Martin a chance!! [​IMG]
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    Thought there was a head-butt or something cut for the theatrical release of Tomb Raider in the UK - or was that just Mummy Returns?
    I seem to remember it was in both.
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    From IMDB:
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    The UK version had several cuts to get a 12 rating but alternate footage was used to substitute several shots so the UK version is only 3 seconds shorter.
    but:
    The Director said in Empire magazine that he has produced another version of Tomb Raider for release as a DVD including some scenes but cutting others.
    Hope this clarifies things
    Don
     
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    "Too British"? What, were there scenes cut where Lara enters a tomb and finds several men dressed up as old housewives, and vikings yelling "I don't like spam!!!"?
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    According to DVD Monthly West says the DVD could be significantly different from the one cinema-goers are currently getting to see.
    He is quoted as saying "I've done the DVD version already and there's extra stuff in that, but it's not a Director's Cut. Who knows, often like a year or two later they ask you to do a Director's Cut. It wouldn't be a three hour thing but it might be tonally different in areas. People are horrified that the DVD is not quite the same as it was in the cinema, but I actually quite like the idea of having 2 or 3 different versions of the film."
     
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    I'd consider renting it if a new director's cut with "fantastic new plot" and "character development" and even "original action came out" :-D. Seriously, worst movie of the year, but looks like it's getting a good DVD release for those of you who liked it [​IMG].
    -Tom
     

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