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Info: Films re-released with alterations
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27-May-2016, 5:04 AM
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EJones216 said:

Michael Mann films like “Heat”, “Ali”, “The Last of the Mohicans” and “Manhunter” were altered by the director on video (though I believe the latter two do have their theatrical versions on modern formats).

The Blu-ray release of Heat has been altered very slightly. The DVD with the theatrical cut remains in print and widely available.

EJones216 said:
“The Devil’s Advocate” had to digitally alter an artwork for legal reasons.

The LD and earlier production runs of the DVD contain the unaltered artwork.

EJones216 said:
Do the “Raiders” alterations still exist on the Blu-ray? I recall Spielberg a few years ago changing his stance on special editions (comparing his newfound agreement with purists to how outraged he would be if someone did wire removal on George Pal’s “The War of the Worlds”).

For the Blu-ray release, Spielberg removed the alterations that are present on the DVD and also omitted the further alterations that were made for the Lowry restoration that crops up on TV periodically, where Gobler’s death sequence has been updated with CGI.