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Old 12th March 2018, 07:30 PM
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Films that have different versions Alternative cuts or different ending

There been mention of superman being longer and recently xtro having a different ending .

And there sev versions of Blade runner

And recently what I posted a possibility tinto brass cut of Caligula

Here just some I found on net


Clerks

Theatrical Ending

Clerks concludes its meandering narrative on a high note: Protagonist Dante (Brian O’Halloran) gets direction in his life after Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) outrightly states the moral of the film directly to his face. He prepares to close-up shop for the day and the future actually begins to look bright for the guy.

Alternate Ending

The ending Smith originally came up with (the one attached to the earliest screenings of the film) went a little differently. After Dante reconciles with Randal and Randal leaves, a new customer enters the shop and abruptly shoots Dante, killing him in cold blood for the money in the cash register.
It’s certainly a bolder take on the story’s conclusion, but Smith himself admitted that he only wrote this ending because he didn’t know how to end a film. After receiving encouragement from some mentors, Smith re-edited the film to end just before the killer’s appearance, transforming the conclusion from abrupt tragedy to hopeful optimism.



Little Shop of Horrors

Theatrical Ending

After Audrey 2 reveals that she’s actually an alien from outer-space and tries to bury Seymour (Rick Moranis) beneath the rubble of the destroyed plant shop, Seymour retaliates by electrocuting the plant until she explodes. He and Audrey are promptly married, and the movie ends on a high note.


Alternate Ending

The alternate original ending, finally released to the general public for the first time on October 9th, takes the conclusion in an entirely different direction. Audrey 2 attacks and kills Audrey, who before dying, tells Seymour that he should feed her to the plant so that he can be famous. Then Audrey 2 eats Audrey, then Seymour, and spreads her buds across the country, taking over all major cities and presumably, the world.
The reason for the change is one of the more fascinating back-stories in film history. Though the original ending, running a rumored $1 million to shoot, was included in the first test-screenings of the film, the creators found that the ultra-downer turned the theater into an “icebox.” Director Frank Oz speculated that “in a stage play, you kill the leads and they come out for a bow — in a movie, they don't come out for a bow, they're dead. They’re gone and so the audience lost the people they loved... and they hated us for it.” He stands by the idea that the changed ending is the better ending, because it gives the audience the story they want.



Brazil

Theatrical Ending
As is rarely the case, the theatrical ending of Brazil is actually the superior one, due to director Terry Gilliam’s steadfast refusal to accommodate the studio’s wishes. The ending of Brazil that most people have seen is the dark, tragic version where hero Sam Lowry (Jonathan Pryce) is driven insane after being tortured to near-death by an insanely bureaucratic dystopian future government.

Alternate Ending

The ending the studio wanted was a little different: instead of slipping into an escapist fantasy to avoid the tragic situation he’s found himself trapped in, Lowry slips into an escapist fantasy for no reason: his life is actually okay, and love has conquered all evil, and he can live happily ever after. Not only is this unbelievably corny, but it makes absolutely no sense in the context of the story.


I Am Legend

Theatrical Ending

Vampires invade Will Smith’s house so he suicide bombs them.

Alternate Ending

The original ending filmed for the movie more closely follows the themes of the book on which the story is based: The audience discovers that they have been misled as to the nature of the vampire monsters, and that they’re actually sentient, civilized creatures. The twist is that instead of being a plucky survivor struggling to find a cure, Robert Neville (Will Smith) has been brutally murdering sentient creatures, making him the accidental villain of the story.



Army of Darkness

Theatrical Ending

After saving the princess and protecting a medieval castle from the titular army of darkness led by a dark-clone of himself, Ash (Bruce Campbell) returns to present time and fights a zombie in the mall. Hail to the king, baby.

Alternate Ending

In Sam Raimi’s original ending, things get a little darker. Ash screws up the magic spell that’s supposed to send him back to his own time, and ends up in a terrible post-apocalyptic future. He’s not too happy about it.



The Butterfly Effect

Theatrical Ending

After irresponsibly messing with the space-time for an hour and a half, Evan Treborn (Ashton Kutcher) finally resolves all the problems in his and his true-love’s life by going back to his childhood and threatening to murder her family. It’s kind of a hail-mary, but it works out for him because he’s Ashton Kutcher and everything manages to work out for that guy.

Alternate Endings

There are actually three, and they’re all available in that video, but the most interesting has to be the one where he travels back to the moment of his own birth and strangles himself in the womb with his own umbilical cord.



The Descent

Theatrical Ending

In the American release of The Descent, the film ends with the protagonist Sarah (Shauna McDonald) leaving Juno (Natalie Mendoza) to be eaten by underground cave-monsters because she slept with her husband back when he was alive. Sarah then crawls out of the cave, finds her car, and drives as fast as she can until she breaks down crying – only to discover that the ghost of Juno has followed her.

Alternate Ending

The ending shown in the UK and other countries adds a bit on to that – after screaming at the appearance of Juno’s ghost, Sarah “wakes up” and finds herself back in the cave, with only her torch and hallucinations of her dead daughter to keep her company. As the screams of the monsters echo in the distance, the camera goes black – leaving her doomed. The difference between the two endings is just where you cut to the credits.
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And here I was going to wax lyrical about the extended Water Power

There is also the 'long' A Virgin Among The Living Dead, which makes it seem more conventionally a horror film. But as the words Jess, Franco, alternate and cut are interchangeable I may skip this bit

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If you was to buy a film unless it states then how do you know if its the alternative version eg

I thinking of buying alternative version of xtro but I've never seen anywhere where it states its alternative version

two versions exist The theatrical version with a happy end, the video version with a downbeat end.


I've seen for sale on cex but not sure if any of these are the alternative version

https://uk.webuy.com/search?stext=Xtro
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If you was to buy a film unless it states then how do you know if its the alternative version eg

I thinking of buying alternative version of xtro but I've never seen anywhere where it states its alternative version

two versions exist The theatrical version with a happy end, the video version with a downbeat end.


I've seen for sale on cex but not sure if any of these are the alternative version

https://uk.webuy.com/search?stext=Xtro
Just wait until the end of May and buy the new special edition blu-ray.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Xtro-Limite...&keywords=xtro
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I suppose we should mention Deep Red/ Profondo Rosso then ...
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