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#1049714 - Sat Jun 21 2014 12:13 AM Missing movie scenes
ElusiveDream Offline
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Sometimes I've been watching a blockbuster movie on television and I've noticed that 2 or 3 scenes have been removed. Has anyone else ever noticed this?

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#1049715 - Sat Jun 21 2014 12:30 AM Re: Missing movie scenes [Re: ElusiveDream]
pyonir Offline
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Usually because the movie is edited to remove content to fit the rating required to show on TV. I guess it would depend on how they do that in Australia, but if you watch a film on television (not a movie channel like HBO and not pay-per-view) in the US, it's always edited for content.

Now if the movie is supposed to be unedited, and there are scenes removed...that might be an issue. Depends largely on the movie but sometimes scenes are removed for the DVD/TV release.

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#1049831 - Sat Jun 21 2014 01:25 PM Re: Missing movie scenes [Re: pyonir]
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What's annoying is when something's *added* from the theatrical version. Like in Star Trek VI, there's a scene where Worf's grandfather says "This is not Klingon blood". I've watched the movie so many times that I know where it fits. But then we got the theatrical version on blu-ray and it wasn't in it. Turns out it was never in the version shown in theatres and was only added for the VHS/DVD release...
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#1049835 - Sat Jun 21 2014 02:05 PM Re: Missing movie scenes [Re: ElusiveDream]
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Sometimes movies are edited "to fit the time slot" as the blurb in the beginning says. At times it is only a few words of dialogue strewn throughout the movie but it is noticeable.

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#1049956 - Sun Jun 22 2014 08:11 PM Re: Missing movie scenes [Re: ElusiveDream]
ElusiveDream Offline
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I can understand that sometimes scenes with things like bad language may be removed, but, personally, I don't think that a scene containing no bad content should be removed.

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#1052006 - Tue Jul 08 2014 06:43 PM Re: Missing movie scenes [Re: ElusiveDream]
varnish Offline
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Too bad there aren't more channels that are independent such as
IFC and the sundance channel, their disclaimer at the beginning of
Movies is that they are NOT edited for content or time.

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#1052242 - Thu Jul 10 2014 12:33 PM Re: Missing movie scenes [Re: varnish]
Gheelnory Offline
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Originally Posted By: varnish
Too bad there aren't more channels that are independent such as
IFC and the sundance channel, their disclaimer at the beginning of
Movies is that they are NOT edited for content or time.


I agree; it's nice to know we're getting the movie as it was intended to be seen. (And getting to see the credits is a wonderful bonus.)
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#1052354 - Fri Jul 11 2014 07:43 PM Re: Missing movie scenes [Re: ElusiveDream]
varnish Offline
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Yeah, instead of them either scrolling by at Mach 1,
Or the type is reduced so small it could fit on a 1 inch screen!

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#1052451 - Sat Jul 12 2014 12:23 PM Re: Missing movie scenes [Re: varnish]
Gheelnory Offline
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Originally Posted By: varnish
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Or the type is reduced so small it could fit on a 1 inch screen!


This is a pet peeve of mine--even in movie theaters (so no television channel can be blamed), the typeface of credits seems to be getting smaller and smaller.

Granted, modern movies credit far more people than was the case even twenty years ago. Every person who worked for the catering company and every driver and every clerk back in the production offices gets named.

BUT there is no time limit for credits--so why the teensy font? Many theater-goers leave the minute they begin, so it scarcely matters whether the credits run for three minutes or eight or whatever.


(Possibly I should make a separate thread for this pet peeve, but then again perhaps I'm the only person bothered by the Shrinking Credits-Font situation...^_^)
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#1052770 - Sun Jul 13 2014 01:16 PM Re: Missing movie scenes [Re: ElusiveDream]
varnish Offline
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No, your not the only one., many times I will hear a song from the soundtrack of a movie that I like,
And end up not finding out who the artist is, because of this problem. It's very aggravating.

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#1052774 - Sun Jul 13 2014 02:53 PM Re: Missing movie scenes [Re: Gheelnory]
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Originally Posted By: Gheelnory
(Possibly I should make a separate thread for this pet peeve, but then again perhaps I'm the only person bothered by the Shrinking Credits-Font situation...^_^)


No, I'm with you. Sometimes I want to see what band sang whatever song or there's always the "Hey, wasn't that so and so in that scene playing the 3rd guy to the left?" It's nice to be able to put a name with so and so's face every once in awhile.

Kind of hard to tell what's what as those credits whiz by in that microscopic font.



(Now trending on twitter: "Shrinking Credits-Font situation" & "So and so's face")

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#1053184 - Tue Jul 15 2014 01:11 PM Re: Missing movie scenes [Re: DireWolf74]
Gheelnory Offline
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Originally Posted By: DireWolf74
(Now trending on twitter: "Shrinking Credits-Font situation" & "So and so's face")


Really? I have to admit I don't Tweet. But if this really WERE getting a lot of attention, then perhaps filmmakers would respond with more readable credits... grin
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#1053440 - Wed Jul 16 2014 05:58 PM Re: Missing movie scenes [Re: ElusiveDream]
varnish Offline
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Wow, I guess we're not the only ones! You would
think the filmmakers would want to make sure you see all
the credits, boosting over-all profits.(such as soundtracks).

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