Where is the extended cut of the movie?

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Soapstone

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One of my friends is a big fan of the movie, and told me that the theatrical version is a bit shorter than the version that was put on tv a while ago, and that they had added a bunch of scenes to it, and yet they haven't released that version of the movie on dvd/bluray.

I figured I would come onto the forums here and ask for him. Has anyone heard as to whether the extended version of Needful Things will ever get released on dvd/bluray?
 

kingricefan

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One of my friends is a big fan of the movie, and told me that the theatrical version is a bit shorter than the version that was put on tv a while ago, and that they had added a bunch of scenes to it, and yet they haven't released that version of the movie on dvd/bluray.

I figured I would come onto the forums here and ask for him. Has anyone heard as to whether the extended version of Needful Things will ever get released on dvd/bluray?
I really, really, really want to have the longer version in my collection! I'm sure there's enough fans out there who want it also.
 

blunthead

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One of my friends is a big fan of the movie, and told me that the theatrical version is a bit shorter than the version that was put on tv a while ago, and that they had added a bunch of scenes to it, and yet they haven't released that version of the movie on dvd/bluray.

I figured I would come onto the forums here and ask for him. Has anyone heard as to whether the extended version of Needful Things will ever get released on dvd/bluray?
Here's a comparison of the two versions...
Needful Things (Comparison: Theatrical Version - TBS Extended Version) - Movie-Censorship.com
 
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One of my friends is a big fan of the movie, and told me that the theatrical version is a bit shorter than the version that was put on tv a while ago, and that they had added a bunch of scenes to it, and yet they haven't released that version of the movie on dvd/bluray.

I figured I would come onto the forums here and ask for him. Has anyone heard as to whether the extended version of Needful Things will ever get released on dvd/bluray?
Thanks for the thread :) I did not know there were two different versions.

That was interesting :) I've only seen the TBS version. TBS shortened Natty's dog's demise scenes (I actually wished they'd removed the entire scene). And TBS also censored Natty's and Wilma's fight. The differences between the parking tickets is pretty funny too lol. I need to order the dvd :)
 

Gerald

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The extended cut is coming on a German blu-ray from Koch Media:


It is listed as an extra though, so it's hard to say if the image quality will be the same as when it was the main feature. I'm gonna wait for reviews first, but I'm inclined to pick it up as I've never seen the three hour version.
Has anyone seen the three hour version? It is quite a long book (although it didn't feel long when reading at all), so there should be enough to fill an extra hour. It's never been of my major favourites, but I do like it. And Max von Sydow is one of my favourite actors.
 

GNTLGNT

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The extended cut is coming on a German blu-ray from Koch Media:


It is listed as an extra though, so it's hard to say if the image quality will be the same as when it was the main feature. I'm gonna wait for reviews first, but I'm inclined to pick it up as I've never seen the three hour version.
Has anyone seen the three hour version? It is quite a long book (although it didn't feel long when reading at all), so there should be enough to fill an extra hour. It's never been of my major favourites, but I do like it. And Max von Sydow is one of my favourite actors.
...liked him in everything I've seen him in.....
 
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