Which version of Monster's Ball to get?

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  1. Richard Kim

    Richard Kim Producer

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    I've been thinking of buying Monster's Ball on DVD. However, I've heard that the US version was cut to get an R rating and the rest of the world has the uncut version. Does the Canadian version contain the unrated version? (I know a place near me that sells Canadian imports.) Also, is it true that the uncut version is coming out later this year in the US?
     
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    Nope and yes (in that order).
     
  3. Mark McLeod

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    The unrated version of Monster's Ball is not currently on DVD. Lions Gate's titles are the same in both the US and Canada and both are the "R" rated cut.

    As for the unrated version. There is an unconfirmed rumour from the studio that it will be released in Feb 2003. No word on if any additional features will be included or if features will be dropped.

    Mark
     
  4. Kevin Coleman

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    Why would anyone want anything other than what was shown in theatres?


    Kevin C.
     
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    I have been thinking about this whole OAR vs. Director's Cut, vs. original audio thing.
    How about this:
    Intended Theatrical Presentation (ITP)
    This would imply seeing the film as the director of the film wants it to be seen (aspect ratio, language, special effects added/removed, etc...) This ITP scenario would, however, mean that Spielberg can change E.T. to reflect his intentions and that Lucas can change Star Wars in any way he sees fit. Hopefully, the Original Theatrical Presentation (OTP) would also be available.
    Any takers?
     
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    I betcha Angela Bassett doesn't approve of the unrated version, either. [​IMG]
     
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    Angela Bassett? [​IMG]
     
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    Angela Bassett just told the media that she turned down Halle Berry's role in Monster's Ball because she thought it was "demeaning" and "stereotypical".

    I haven't seen the movie yet, so I don't have an opinion on the role, but it just seemed to lack class for her to say that. Kind of like how Jeff Daniels whined about not getting Kevin Spacey's role in American Beauty. It just seemed like she was sour grapes about not getting an Oscar so she has to put down the role that won and point out how she turned it down.
     
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