I’m sure a lot of you remember the recent preservation of the international edit of this movie called Wages of Fear which was drastically different from the version in the US which is what Friedkin prefers. However, this time we will concentrate on this cut rather than the “Wages of Fear” cut. Whenever the movie got a blu-ray release in 2014, it saw an entirely new audio mix created where despite it originally being in stereo, a lot of the sound effects were changed (namely gunshots and explosions) and there is no option for the original mix.
The original US DVD was in stereo but I heard a rumor that it was potentially a TV soundtrack meaning the swearing was taken out, so I was hoping someone would potentially have a rip of the laserdisc or VHS to see if it’s uncut language wise or not. If not one could possibly reconstruct the original mix by restoring the swearing in moments when needed. If anyone has any sources please let me know, I think the original mix really needs preserving of this 70s classic.
The US DVD Is Literally A TV Print