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Old 26th November 2014, 02:20 PM
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BFI dvd of this 7 in Fopp at moment btw (well twas in Glasgow etc)
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Original 1971 newspaper listing for the film

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DAMN!
Every time I see a new post on here,I think here it is,the director's cut on blu ray.....
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Old 13th January 2021, 08:29 AM
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DAMN!
Every time I see a new post on here,I think here it is,the director's cut on blu ray.....
Every time? What d'ya mean 'every time'??

My post was yesterday. The one prior to that was back in 2014!
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Every time? What d'ya mean 'every time'??



My post was yesterday. The one prior to that was back in 2014!
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Old 13th January 2021, 05:22 PM
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Every time? What d'ya mean 'every time'??

My post was yesterday. The one prior to that was back in 2014!
And?
Aye it's a long time to live in anticipation eh?
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Aye it's a long time to live in anticipation eh?
How come so many films have been re released yet this one is at the back...who's ass do I have to kiss to get this film released uncut on Blu-Ray
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Someone at Warner Bros, as it's their film and their rules. I gather the BFI makes occasional enquiries as to whether they can upgrade their DVD to BD, but they've been rebuffed every time.

And you won't ever get an uncut version without a time machine that can go back half a century - the absolute best you can hope for is the 2004 semi-restoration, which is basically the UK theatrical cut (on the BFI DVD) with the "rape of Christ" and the thigh-bone scene reinserted.

All the other footage removed at the best of Warner Bros and the BBFC in 1971 is believed to have been junked at the time - the only reason those two scenes survive is because Russell was persuaded to remove them before official BBFC submission on the private advice of the BBFC's John Trevelyan. Wrongly, as it turned out, Trevelyan believed that he could get the rest of the film through the BBFC, but he reckoned without the examiners and, more surprisingly, Warner Bros, who also wanted to make substantial cuts, including stuff that the BBFC had no problem with. (There's a fascinating, and lengthy, essay in the booklet of the BFI edition describing in detail what was cut and at whose behest.)
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Yeah it beggars belief in this day and age of live internet executions and attrocities,that we are refused access to those two scenes in a film almost fifty years old.
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(There's a fascinating, and lengthy, essay in the booklet of the BFI edition describing in detail what was cut and at whose behest.)
One of the few dvds I still own.
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