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Blood Simple original cut

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Basically since the first DVD release, the only version available was a slightly shortened director’s cut. Which is about 3 minutes shorter and contained several alterations to the sound mix, like replacing gunshots and a few other things. There hasn’t been a re-release of the original theatrical version since VHS/Laserdisc (yes I know they contain a song being replaced in a couple of scenes) which is a shame considering how good the movie is. I was wondering if anyone has access to a laserdisc rip of the movie or can possibly upload one in the future. I do have the VHS myself but unfortunately I don’t have the technology to rip its contents.

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There was a PAL DVD release of the theatrical cut in the UK too, though needless to say there’s a wide gulf in quality between it and any release since, as it’s a fullframe master off a knackered print.

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I do not know… I ordered one from ebay… May tell you when I get it… I am a bit confused… What song is the new one… And on which scenes?

"I kill Gandalf." - Igor, Dork Tower

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I saw the 1st UK DVD release yesterday in my local charity shop. I’m going away on Holiday tomorrow but if its still there when I get back I will pick it up.

DVDcompare states there is two UK releases of the theatrical cut. One was only included in a box set and has a different aspect ratio plus a commentary track.
http://www.dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=975

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I’d like to to just see them uploaded to YouTube as deleted scenes.

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MrBrown said:

I do not know… I ordered one from ebay… May tell you when I get it… I am a bit confused… What song is the new one… And on which scenes?

the original version of the movie had The Same Old Song by the Four Tops play during the jukebox scenes and the end credits, but VHS releases changed it to a cover of I’m a Believer due to rights issues, and all current versions restore the use of The Same Old Song even though it’s no longer the theatrical version

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springfeel said:

I’d like to to just see them uploaded to YouTube as deleted scenes.

that’ll be practically impossible because most of the cuts are just dialogue or extra shot cuts, only a few instances where actual scenes were deleted

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The other disc arrives today… May check tomorrow.

"I kill Gandalf." - Igor, Dork Tower

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The end credits have “The Same old Song”… Did not find the jukebox scene…

Edit: jukebox has the same old song, too.
It is the Theatrical Cut… On the ildnukd DVD…

"I kill Gandalf." - Igor, Dork Tower

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I have the laserdisc!

Let me see what I can do about ripping it.

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MrBrown said:

The end credits have “The Same old Song”… Did not find the jukebox scene…

Edit: jukebox has the same old song, too.
It is the Theatrical Cut… On the ildnukd DVD…

Which DVD release are you referring to exactly?

The theatrical cut should have a run-time of approximately 99 minutes, edited versions about 96 minutes.

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riftamos said:

MrBrown said:

The end credits have “The Same old Song”… Did not find the jukebox scene…

Edit: jukebox has the same old song, too.
It is the Theatrical Cut… On the ildnukd DVD…

Which DVD release are you referring to exactly?

The theatrical cut should have a run-time of approximately 99 minutes, edited versions about 96 minutes.

The first UK DVD release:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00004W4H4/

It is PAL, so the running time is 4% reduced, due to its 25fps speed-up.

"I kill Gandalf." - Igor, Dork Tower

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MrBrown said:

riftamos said:

MrBrown said:

The end credits have “The Same old Song”… Did not find the jukebox scene…

Edit: jukebox has the same old song, too.
It is the Theatrical Cut… On the ildnukd DVD…

Which DVD release are you referring to exactly?

The theatrical cut should have a run-time of approximately 99 minutes, edited versions about 96 minutes.

The first UK DVD release:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00004W4H4/

It is PAL, so the running time is 4% reduced, due to its 25fps speed-up.

Ok, cool. I wasn’t sure what you meant by “ildnukd DVD”

Bit of a process to slow that back down to 99 minutes and remux the audio to match

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I am typing on my mobile phone… And something went horribly wrong…

"I kill Gandalf." - Igor, Dork Tower

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Mr. Brown gave me a rip of the UK DVD of the theatrical version, so I gotta thank him for providing me with this.

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You are welcome.

"I kill Gandalf." - Igor, Dork Tower

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I’m still going to rip the US Laserdisc now that I’ve got the player and the disc out.

I’ve also got a lead on a copy of the Japanese LD - NTSC 99min. Happy to split costs on that if people want to see it ($45 + $10 shipping)

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riftamos said:

I’m still going to rip the US Laserdisc now that I’ve got the player and the disc out.

I’ve also got a lead on a copy of the Japanese LD - NTSC 99min. Happy to split costs on that if people want to see it ($45 + $10 shipping)

just PM it to me when it’s ready, thanks for ripping it

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Laserdisc rip is up if anyone wants it let me know

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IT would probably be too much work but i wouldn’t mind syncing the original audio to the directors cut , I’ve never seen the original but it sounds like modernized effects were added to the DC.

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springfeel said:

IT would probably be too much work but i wouldn’t mind syncing the original audio to the directors cut , I’ve never seen the original but it sounds like modernized effects were added to the DC.

The real question is if you want original audio on the Directors cut or a proper release of the Theatrical cut. The only place to get truly un-altered copy of the film is the Japanese Laserdisc with a reported uncut run time of 99 minutes.

The UK dvd release is purportedly a theatrical cut of the film (listed at 95 minutes) but it is PAL formated and therefore sped up - the audio will not sync with the Bluray releases. Doing an NTSC conversion to slow the frame rate and resync / retone the audio would be a project but it’s been done before.

I’m hoping MrBrown will share a copy of the UK dvd with me so I can look at slowing it back to the original run time.

I believe the US Laserdisc lands somewhere in between, it has a 96 minute run time but lacks the “Four Tops” soundtrack, however, I believe it does have some scenes and dialog that were later cut and the original sound effects.

I’d still offer to split costs on the Japanese Laserdisc - I’d like to apply some video processing to it and do a 720p scale, I think it will come out quite nicely.

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riftamos said:

springfeel said:

IT would probably be too much work but i wouldn’t mind syncing the original audio to the directors cut , I’ve never seen the original but it sounds like modernized effects were added to the DC.

The real question is if you want original audio on the Directors cut or a proper release of the Theatrical cut. The only place to get truly un-altered copy of the film is the Japanese Laserdisc with a reported uncut run time of 99 minutes.

The UK dvd release is purportedly a theatrical cut of the film (listed at 95 minutes) but it is PAL formated and therefore sped up - the audio will not sync with the Bluray releases. Doing an NTSC conversion to slow the frame rate and resync / retone the audio would be a project but it’s been done before.

I’m hoping MrBrown will share a copy of the UK dvd with me so I can look at slowing it back to the original run time.

I believe the US Laserdisc lands somewhere in between, it has a 96 minute run time but lacks the “Four Tops” soundtrack, however, I believe it does have some scenes and dialog that were later cut and the original sound effects.

I’d still offer to split costs on the Japanese Laserdisc - I’d like to apply some video processing to it and do a 720p scale, I think it will come out quite nicely.

I actually did take care of slowing it down back to its original NTSC speed and uploaded it on MySpleen