Doctor M said:
Edit: Technically, SORCERER’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets have official extended cuts, but they definitely were not done very professionally. I think it was most likely someone at ABC not Warner.
Chamber of Secrets had obviously recycled shots, wrong music cues and various other issues. I’ve been sticking staunchly to my extended DVD only because all I see are the seams when I watch the retail version.
I can’t recall anything in ‘Stone’ that smacked me in the face (of course I didn’t spend hours dissecting all the scenes either), but even just going over the official version and dubbing in ‘Philosopher’ wouldn’t be awful.
Hello again! 😃
Reading your message and also having read your thread about making your “Enhanced ABC Cut”:
I was wondering if your complaints are mainly about the ABC Family Version, or the actual Extended Version on Blu-ray?.. I ask because, for example, you mention:
“Extended footage editing flaw fixed/Deleted: Aunt Petunia laughs without her face or neck moving (was probably a bad overdub).
Extended footage editing flaw fixed/Deleted: Mrs. Mason moves lips without talking (again bad overdub).”
These two mistakes are not on the Extended Blu-ray.
You also mention:
“Replaced: Theatrical’s wider shot used just before the hand of glory tag close up.”
And I know that the “hand of glory tag close up” is not on the Blu-ray at all. I know it was in the deleted scenes and in the ABC Family Version, but not in the Blu-ray Extended Version.
So, that’s why I was wondering if there were more mistakes fixed between the ABC Family release and the Blu-ray release. By the way, I do think the first two Extended Versions were actually made by Warner, but especially the second one was rushed, causing some oversights, some of which were apparently fixed when they redid it for Blu-ray five years later.
The only real mistakes left, I think, were:
- the “overdub of Hermione telling Ron and Harry to put on Crabbe and Goyle’s robes”;
- “Harry flipped to the end of the book twice in a row (without going back to the front), then starts flipping back to front only to suddenly be seen flipping to the end again from a different angle.”;
- and the complete extended “Pudding with the Masons” scene, which is too long and not really funny, completely ruining the tension of the scene leading up to that moment.
But, what do you think?..
P.S.: Philosopher’s Stone also has an Extended Version on Blu-ray.