Films on DVD that now differ on Blu-ray release?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by NightGoatToCairo, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. NightGoatToCairo

    NightGoatToCairo Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Hampshire, UK
    I picked up Michael Mann's 'Heat' today on BD. I've just read online that he's tinkered with the original version, so might hang on to my DVD copy. Any other examples?
  2. Graham

    Graham Forum Resident

    London, UK
    Arrow UK's initial release of Thief on bluray had the original version on a second disc.
  3. dirwuf

    dirwuf Raccoon of the Year

    Fairfield, CT
    The Marx Brothers "Animal Crackers", which has been restored with about 90 seconds of censored footage that has been missing since the 1930's...only available on Blu-ray in the recent Marx Paramount films box set....
  4. jojopuppyfish

    jojopuppyfish Forum Resident

    Almost every Michael Mann film has been tinkered Michael Mann
    Get the UK version on dvd of last of the Mohicans cause its the superior Theatrical Cut
    Thief theatrical Cut on Blu Ray is on Arrow Video
    Manhunter theatrical cut is here
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  5. The Zodiac

    The Zodiac God's Lonely Man

    Do Tha Right Thing has an entirely different (wrong) color temperature.
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  6. detroit muscle

    detroit muscle Forum Resident

    George Lucas is working on changing the blu-ray while you are watching it.
  7. detroit muscle

    detroit muscle Forum Resident

    Didn't Peter Jackson do this to the first Lord Of The Rings movie?
  8. Blimpboy

    Blimpboy Forum Resident

    Walton, KY
    Is this topic about different edits? Or different mastering choices? If it's mastering, this will be the longest thread on the forum.
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  9. knob twirler

    knob twirler Forum Resident

    Chapel Hill, NC
    Whenever there is a real time edit,
    Jar Jar Binks pops up and says ‘Meesa Say George not likin’ dis scene fo SHORE!’
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  10. Jim B.

    Jim B. Forum Resident

    The Outsiders - the of DVD is the theatrical version. When they did the Blu-Ray Coppola re-edited it and changed the music. Which would have been fine if they had included the original version but they didn't. So hold onto your DVD if you upgrade.
  11. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    link? or what did he tinker? that stinker!
  12. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

    Scranton, PA
    I'm assuming A.

    Star Trek: The Motion Picture comes to mind as "The Director's Edition" is still stuck on DVD and so is the extended cut of Undiscovered Country.
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  13. Erik Tracy

    Erik Tracy Meet me at the Green Dragon for an ale

    San Diego, CA, USA
    I'm Peter Jackson, and the above post is 100% correct. :D
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  14. I prefer the original theatrical cut of Dumb & Dumber that is on the DVD to the cut on the blu-ray. I haven't purchased the blu-ray of FRIDAY, but I think it may be a similar situation.
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  15. Ron Stone

    Ron Stone Offending Member

    Deep Maryland
    The Blu-ray of LAST OF THE MOHICANS is a mess. Too dark and abridging at least one exchange of important dialogue. Why it was edited down, I have no idea.
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  16. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

    Amadeus isn't available in the Theater Cut on BluRay. Only the longer and inferior Director's Cut.
  17. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

    Although there is another BluRay version available (thankfully!), I don't think it gets any ugly than what they did with The Predator.

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  18. jjhunsecker

    jjhunsecker Forum Resident

    New York city
    In almost every case where I had the DVD and later the blu-ray,the BR was a signifcant in picture and sound quality. I'm thinkng of examples like "North by Northwest", "Apocalypse Now". "Goodfellas", "Sweet Smell of Success", "The Manchurian Candidate", "His Girl Friday". I DO read reviews in many cases before purchasing.
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  19. Claus LH

    Claus LH Forum Resident

    The original DVD release of "Heaven's Gate" (the bare-bones, non-anamorphic MGM disc) has the color timing of the cinema release print.
    The Criterion BR, which Cimino supervised, has what is considered his intended choice of color and look. They couldn't be more different.

    The MGM has the sepia-look, which actually does look good in many scenes; the Criterion has a more neutral palette that lets many details shine through.

    I'm glad I kept the MGM for reference; that is now the only copy around of how the film looked in release (apart from any laser discs or film prints that may be extant.)
    (For everything that went down with "HG" and Cimino's career, I am glad that he had a chance to sit in and do over his big film before he died. At least he had that.)
  20. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Good thing to hold onto your dvds ( if you have space that is ) as they're practically worthless now. A nice DVD library is a good option as quite a few titles are yet to grace the blu ray format.And unless the film compliments a blu ray transfer I'll no doubt hold on to the DVDs.
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  21. Claus LH

    Claus LH Forum Resident

    I am now at the stage of comparing which DVDs to keep.
    Some, like the "HG" MGM disc, are obvious, but others I really don't need if the cut is exactly the same and the BR is otherwise well-done. Then the DVDs just take up space.
    As you said, things that have never come out on BR and may never do so...that's different. I have a number of such discs that will stay on the shelf.

    Even the BFI bit the bullet a few years ago when the ambitious Ozu re-release project only managed to put out the major works on BR. After that, three 3-film boxes appeared with earlier, not-quite restored works...only on DVD. But that's ok. If it's a choice between never getting to see the films or only getting them on DVD, by all means, DVD it is.
  22. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

    On the left, the disgusting Blu-ray of Aliens. On the right, the DVD.

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  23. NightGoatToCairo

    NightGoatToCairo Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Hampshire, UK
    Edits. Should have made that clearer.
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  24. NightGoatToCairo

    NightGoatToCairo Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Hampshire, UK
    Not sure yet. Will let you know once I've watched it.
  25. NightGoatToCairo

    NightGoatToCairo Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Hampshire, UK
    Heat is one of my all-time favourite films. Strange that I've never enjoyed another Michael Mann movie other than The Insider.

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