Movies on TV LONGER and Better than Originals?

Sdashiki

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I dont understand this and I can find absolutely nothing on it.

I was just watching Ace Ventura on TBS.

And, as I have seen before in TV versions of this movie, there are LONGER and Deleted scenes that arent in the original movie. I dont own the DVD so I am not sure if they are included...

for instance, Ace goes to see the Hippie guy more than once (in the movie he does it once "Is that the red or the white". Also, ace then plays with the metal band in the club. also towards the end they included some scenes of Courtney Cox, the black cop guy, and the rich guy with the limp in a skybox during the game...


Another movie:

Friday.

I own this DVD and KNOW FOR A FACT the following scene is NOT included.

On USA, i was watching Friday.

you know the scene where Craigs dad calls him inside and asks for a glass of water?

If you notice, he goes inside once before that (his sister calls him in for daddy) but you dont see Craig inside, you just see SMokey waiting outside.

On USA, they included the inside scene.

Craig goes inside to see what his dad wants.

"Hand me the TV Guide"

"What"

"Hand me the TV guide"

craig sees its 2 inches from him and just tosses it a little.

"I said, HAND me the TV Guide"

he hands it to him in digust.

we then cut back to Craig walking outside, which is in the original.


My question is:

WHY do TV versions (that are supposed to be edited for time) have longer versions than the DVDs? And, why are they privvy to deleted scenes I cant find elsewhere?
 

iGav

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Sdashiki said:
WHY do TV versions (that are supposed to be edited for time) have longer versions than the DVDs? And, why are they privvy to deleted scenes I cant find elsewhere?
Probably something to do with a directors cut, or special edition version that didn't necessarily see an original theatrical or DVD release, but was chosen for broadcast by the TV company.
 

Motley

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Sdashiki said:
My question is:

WHY do TV versions (that are supposed to be edited for time) have longer versions than the DVDs? And, why are they privvy to deleted scenes I cant find elsewhere?
The network needs the movie to fit within a nice block of time, say 2 hours, so while some content is edited out for TV, sometimes it is necessary to add content back in so it fits nicely within the two hour block including commercials. So that's how a 90 minute long movie that's edited for TV can be 2 hours with content not in the theatrical release.
 

iGav

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Sdashiki said:
So why does:

TBS

and

USA

of all crap networks, get the footage that I cant even find on DVDs?
Maybe the version hasn't yet been released on DVD.
 

calebjohnston

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I've never watched a movie on T.V. and enjoyed the experience. I can't stand commercials.
 

Gnorn

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calebjohnston said:
I've never watched a movie on T.V. and enjoyed the experience. I can't stand commercials.
I HATE commercials. Hate them to death!!

Also, over here in the Netherlands there's a station (SBS) that interupts the movie about half an hour before the ending to show some Mickey Mouse news and biss-news (gossip) programme...

Those commercial stations don't care a bit about the viewers watching the movies, all they care about is the money the get from advertisers.

Then again, those same commercial stations are so f*cking hypocritical when airing Schindler's List... they don't cut it for commercial breaks. Out of respect or something. Like they care...

Sorry, just had to rant...

Oh, did I say I hate commercials?
 

Black&Tan

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What I love in the hypocrisy of the television stations. We need to interrupt your program for this important news/weather bulletin, however, we shall not screw with the commercials.
 

CorvusCamenarum

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ABC Family has done this with (that I know of) the first two Harry Potter films, basically the original movie with all the deleted scenes spliced into it.

Personally, I would that instead of a shiny 2-disc box set with a bunch of garbage "features" I might look at once if ever, studios would release at least one version of the DVD as the film with the additional scenes in it. I'd even pay a couple extra dollars for it.