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schorman13 said:

The US theatrical cut of “Yellow Submarine” has not been released in a digital format. It appears on VHS and LD only.

https://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=1064

I think this says the Theatrical Cut was released on a German DVD.
https://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=1064

No, that is just the same version released everywhere since 1999. It matches the UK version of the film as it premiered. Upon international release, the film was shortened, with some alternate footage during the final battle. That was the widely available version of the film before the 1999 restoration released on dvd at the time.

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schorman13 said:

The US theatrical cut of “Yellow Submarine” has not been released in a digital format. It appears on VHS and LD only.

https://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=1064

I think this says the Theatrical Cut was released on a German DVD.
https://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=1064

No, that is just the same version released everywhere since 1999. It matches the UK version of the film as it premiered. Upon international release, the film was shortened, with some alternate footage during the final battle. That was the widely available version of the film before the 1999 restoration released on dvd at the time.

OK, added.

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jacksparrow900 said:

The page might be reliable but until I see actual images from the VHS itself and not some production photos being passed off as extra footage. I don’t believe it.

You really might be right. I got a Box Set at eBay, and the tape indeed is not longer, but in Full Screen as claimed. So, that release is to be kept with caution. It MAY be that I got a different Tape inside the Box, because the Box was not new… so somebody might have changed the Tape, to keep the original one.

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You should add the Beverly Hillbillies and Bonanza. As far as I know, the iconic theme songs are only on the vhs and laserdiscs, both my dvd sets have some medicore replacement music instead.

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The UK tape of the Movie “Roar” (1981) by Noel Marshall with Tippi Hedren and Melanie Griffith contains much dialogue scenes in english, that are missed on the US BD Release and only inserted in German language on the English audio track of the German BD release.

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I have the tape, and much DVD and BD releases to check.

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I don’t know if this counts, but Olive the Other Reindeer had around 2 additional minutes of footage on VHS that’s not available on DVD.

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MrBrown said:

The UK tape of the Movie “Roar” (1981) by Noel Marshall with Tippi Hedren and Melanie Griffith contains much dialogue scenes in english, that are missed on the US BD Release and only inserted in German language on the English audio track of the German BD release.

MrBrown said:

I have the tape, and much DVD and BD releases to check.

I’m going to need something to verify that.

ThiefCobbler4ever said:

I don’t know if this counts, but Olive the Other Reindeer had around 2 additional minutes of footage on VHS that’s not available on DVD.
It counts, but where can that information be verified?

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At the moment all my three UK Roar tapes are in Italy to be digitalized as soon as temperature dropped and possible… My fourth tape unfortunately is teared apart (edit: just checked: my vcr is broken, and kills tapes now…) … So at the moment I cannot even make a small mobile device video. But as soon as some proof has been digitalized and avaible.

Another movie:
Cujo
At least old German Warner VHS tape contained the Theatrical version, with longer erotic scene.
https://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=483823

There also exist an DVD release in Germany that is based on a bootleg that brought these scenes into the so called “director’s cut”… But it is a horrible work.

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The theatrical cut of “Blood Simple” was released on VHS (I would assume it was on laser disc but not sure). There was a DVD in R2 which restored some of the cut footage, but not all.

Wes Craven’s (terrible) “Chiller” was released on a DVD which looked transferred from a VHS and was heavily cut. There was a German VHS release which was longer, though possibly still not uncut.

“Hearts of Darkness”, the documentary of the making of “Apocalypse Now”, supposedly had a few small cuts made before Coppola would allow it to be released on DVD. The only specific references I have seen are that one reference to Harvey Keitel was cut, and Coppola singing “Anything Goes”. I’m hoping other people know more about this one.

“Ishtar” might count – it’s only ever been officially released on DVD/Blu as a slightly shortened director’s cut, but technically the theatrical cut was pressed and a few copies trickled out even though the release was cancelled before the official release date.

“The Muppet Movie” had a longer theatrical cut in the UK, released on VHS and nowhere else.

William Friedkin’s “Rampage” has never been released on DVD in region 1; the European version has had a DVD release, but the US cut is significantly different – I don’t know the differences, but I’m sure there’s some extra footage to qualify for this list. It was released on VHS, not sure of the LD status.

Oliver Stone’s “Seizure” - DVD and Blu are the US PG cut, but there was a longer “R-rated” cut. There is a German VHS release, but according to movie-censorship.com it is very rare and might not be entirely uncut, though it seems like all they have to reference the what is missing.

The unrated cut of Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It” was only ever released on a Criterion laserdisc; supposedly, they’re working on a Bluray of it.

Also, the “German cut” of “Psycho” is now being released on Blu-ray in a German box set, and the unrated cut of “Candyman” is being released by Shout Factory and Arrow, so those can be removed.

Robert Altman’s “California Split” was cut for the DVD, but I’m not sure whether it was ever released in any format prior to that, so I don’t know if that would count.

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So sorry for this VERY late reply as I had been away from my PC for a month with only my mobile phone and then had been very busy with other things afterwards. But all that’s been taken care of to where I can now put my full attention to this thread and will immediately respond to all posts with upcoming updates soon.

thatguamguy said:

The theatrical cut of “Blood Simple” was released on VHS (I would assume it was on laser disc but not sure). There was a DVD in R2 which restored some of the cut footage, but not all.

http://www.dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=975
Added. It was also released on Laserdisc and the only thing missing in the Theatrical cut from the R2 UK Universal DVD is a dialogue sequence.

thatguamguy said:

Wes Craven’s (terrible) “Chiller” was released on a DVD which looked transferred from a VHS and was heavily cut. There was a German VHS release which was longer, though possibly still not uncut.

The original runtime of Chiller (1985) is 95 minutes. Besides the VHS, the only DVD release with this runtime is the R2 German united Video DVD release and while it’s the uncut longer version, it unfortunately only has German audio.

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“Hearts of Darkness”, the documentary of the making of “Apocalypse Now”, supposedly had a few small cuts made before Coppola would allow it to be released on DVD. The only specific references I have seen are that one reference to Harvey Keitel was cut, and Coppola singing “Anything Goes”. I’m hoping other people know more about this one.

https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0102015/alternateversions?ref_=m_tt_trv_alt
OK, added. But would anyone know if these cuts are the same for the Blu-ray?

thatguamguy said:

“Ishtar” might count – it’s only ever been officially released on DVD/Blu as a slightly shortened director’s cut, but technically the theatrical cut was pressed and a few copies trickled out even though the release was cancelled before the official release date.

The shortened Director’s cut was only released on Blu-ray while the full Theatrical cut was released on R2 DVD so it wouldn’t count.

thatguamguy said:

“The Muppet Movie” had a longer theatrical cut in the UK, released on VHS and nowhere else.

https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0079588/alternateversions
Added. There’s also a Laserdisc version.

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William Friedkin’s “Rampage” has never been released on DVD in region 1; the European version has had a DVD release, but the US cut is significantly different – I don’t know the differences, but I’m sure there’s some extra footage to qualify for this list. It was released on VHS, not sure of the LD status.

The US cut definitely qualifies. I’m currently working on a comparison right now with the original/european version. It will be added soon.

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Oliver Stone’s “Seizure” - DVD and Blu are the US PG cut, but there was a longer “R-rated” cut. There is a German VHS release, but according to movie-censorship.com it is very rare and might not be entirely uncut, though it seems like all they have to reference the what is missing.

http://www.dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=28895
The longer R-rated cut was released on a German Blu-ray in a reconstructed format with footage from the German VHS.

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The unrated cut of Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It” was only ever released on a Criterion laserdisc; supposedly, they’re working on a Bluray of it.
https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0091939/alternateversions

Added.

thatguamguy said:

Also, the “German cut” of “Psycho” is now being released on Blu-ray in a German box set, and the unrated cut of “Candyman” is being released by Shout Factory and Arrow, so those can be removed.

https://m.facebook.com/turbinemedien/posts/2618120658204239
https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/candyman-collector-s-edition?product_id=6876
http://www.dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=29947
All have been verified, removed.

thatguamguy said:

Robert Altman’s “California Split” was cut for the DVD, but I’m not sure whether it was ever released in any format prior to that, so I don’t know if that would count.

The original version of the film was never released on any analog format (VHS, Laserdisc etc.).

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I’m surprised that this one hadn’t been mentioned already: the analogue home video versions (BETA, VHS, LD, CED, VHD) of Back to the Future, featured the closing card below that confirmed plans for sequels.

BTTF TBC

The “Special Longer Version” of Star Trek: TMP as seen on TV, VHS, BETA, VHD and LD, has never been (officially) released on digital home video. It differs from both the Director’s Edition and the theatrical version.

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dbmaster514 said:

The Australian blu-ray release of Death Wish II has a full VHS rip of the 1984 Greek MTC Video and the TV Cut on a bonus DVD.

https://www.umbrellaent.com.au/movies/3358-death-wish-2--death-wish-3-cannon-classics---blu-ray.html?#search_query=death+wish&results=19

http://www.dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=20826#3

Thanks for verifying this. Removed.

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Another classic example…

The 1999 VHS re-release of The Rescuers was infamously withdrawn from sale and Disney issued a recall-exchange on sold copies after the image of a topless woman was discovered within a scene.

https://www.apnews.com/a7bbd4ded93b44288336c1f9ae0b7d60

Again, surprised that no-one else had mentioned this one already: pre-1998 home video releases of American Graffiti contain the original opening shot of the restaurant, which was revised for the 25th anniversary with the addition of a CGI sunset.

http://kipsamericangraffiti.blogspot.com/2010/12/trivia-revising-american-graffiti.html

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JayArgonaut said:

Another classic example…

The 1999 VHS re-release of The Rescuers was infamously withdrawn from sale and Disney issued a recall-exchange on sold copies after the image of a topless woman was discovered within a scene.

https://www.apnews.com/a7bbd4ded93b44288336c1f9ae0b7d60

SilverWook said:

That scene made it onto the remastered Laserdisc. 😉
https://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/18647/14793-AS/Rescuers-The

Added the remastered Laserdisc version.

JayArgonaut said:

Again, surprised that no-one else had mentioned this one already: pre-1998 home video releases of American Graffiti contain the original opening shot of the restaurant, which was revised for the 25th anniversary with the addition of a CGI sunset.

http://kipsamericangraffiti.blogspot.com/2010/12/trivia-revising-american-graffiti.html

Added. Glad to see that this was just a small change unlike GL’s other films.

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NEW ADDITIONS

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Hollywood Monster (aka: Ghost Chase) (1987) - the 1987 German VCL Communications release is the uncut extended version with 22 minutes of deleted scenes included while the DVD releases are all cut.
https://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=2539849

Jungle Warriors (1984) - the 1985 US Media Home Entertainment release is the uncut version while the DVDs are censored.
https://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=437291

Lady Terminator (1989) - the 1989 Japanese Columbia release is the international version with about 1 minute of additional scenes.
https://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=4427

LASERDISC
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) ML101642 - this is the fully restored uncensored version with 17 minutes of previously censored material.
For a Few Dollars More (1965) NJL-52226 - This release is the fully Uncut version while the DVD and Blu-ray releases are cut in several different scenes.
Make Mine Music (1946) SF078-0110 - In the “All the Cats Join In” segment for the DVD release, a scene was edited to remove a “side breast” from the girl as she gets dressed. Originally, she was seen from behind and the side, and the swell of her breasts was drawn, but in the edited version, she is implied to be flat-chested.
Melody Time (1948) SF078-1214 - The later VHS and DVD releases were both cut and censored in the Pecos Bill segment.

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Tantive3+1 said:

Does anyone know which of The Godfather laserdisc versions contain exclusive additional footage?

I know the fan edit the Chronological Epic from modernknife used shots from a laserdisc release but I don’t know which one(s).

That, I cannot answer, but I do know that according to a Paramount insider, the 1980 home video releases of The Godfather and Part II contain footage - albeit brief, that is absent from all subsequent home video releases: due to the studio’s careless treatment of the negatives during the mid 80s whilst they were preparing a new transfer.

Source: http://godfathermuseum.blogspot.com/2015/03/screen-shots-and-technical-errata.html

The first transfers were done in 1980 for VHS, CED, and Laserdisc. The original negatives had been used to strike new prints as Parts 1 and 2 were re-issued several times throughout the 70’s and so by the time that they had already been run through the ringer. So even on those first home video releases the print looked like shit. They made a transfer from the negatives onto U-Matic tape.

Paramount was reissuing most of their catalog and Part I and II needed a new transfer… They couldn’t find the interpositive [a first-gen dupe of the original negative] so they glued the negative back together with chewing gum and scotch tape. Only a slight exaggeration. And they complete fucking ruined the negative in the process.

So that’s why you have more visual information in the first-gen releases, simply put the dissolve doesn’t completely mask the image like it does in the second gen transfer. I would guesstimate that for every scene with a dissolve, you’re missing about three feet of footage [about 2 seconds of runtime]. That footage is gone. For good. And the Restoration edition comes from those same botched negatives. They’re only preserved on those first gen home video releases.

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