is the Uncut version of Gia on dvd?

 
Old 01-08-04, 11:38 PM
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is the Uncut version of Gia on dvd?

I see a number of sellers on ebay claiming to have an uncut region 2 copy of Gia on dvd. Is this a legit release or is this probably a bootlegged transfer of the vhs to dvd?

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Old 01-08-04, 11:50 PM
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Well, I know for sure that there's not a Region 1 uncut version, but I'm not too sure about the validity of the Region 2 disc. From what I've heard, I don't think they've released the uncut version on dvd anywhere. I would guess that's probably a bootleg transfer from the vhs, but then again I could be wrong. Maybe someone in the Region 2 area (or an Angelina Jolie fanatic) can give a definate answer on that.
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Old 01-09-04, 12:56 AM
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well here's the R2 version that sells in most R2 countries(Scandinavia and England if I am not mistaken). But to tell you the truth I am not sure it is uncut. Running time is 119 (PAL) and the uncut is 126 (NTSC)...so do you your math:

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hmm... well pal is like a 4% speedup usually isn't it? that would put that at around 124 minutes?
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correct.
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What about the region 2 NSTC Japanese edition? Amazon.co.jp has it.
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I am pretty sure it is uncut but not sure if they didnt do any of the "Korean" tricks.
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I can confirm that the Japanese NTSC R2 is uncut, unrated version.

I have it.
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Originally posted by Jojo
I can confirm that the Japanese NTSC R2 is uncut, unrated version.

I have it.
What's the difference?
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Old 01-09-04, 07:12 PM
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I can confirm that the Japanese NTSC R2 is uncut, unrated version.

I have it.
Thanks for the reliable response. Dumb question: is it packaged in a snapper or a keepcase? And, if you got it on-line, from where?
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Old 01-09-04, 07:22 PM
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What's the difference?
More detailed sex & nudity including one of the most sensuous lesbian love scenes ever(+ probably other things).

Basically it is the original version released on cable. The R version was made for video for such crappy conversative partypoopers like Blockbuster & Wal-Mart. So they hack out all the good stuff(which is actually well filmed/edited & serves a purpose other than exploitation which it is not!) in order to get an R rating since the MPAA views nudity far worse than violence.
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Old 01-09-04, 08:11 PM
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It's a keepcase.
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I bought it from amazon.co.jp.
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Old 01-10-04, 01:17 AM
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Anyone know why they never released a second, uncut version in R1?
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I bought it from amazon.co.jp.
Ouch! Is it really $35 shipped from them?!?
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Actually, at 2500 yen, the DVD is rather inexpensive by Japan standards. (but as usual, the postage is the killer)
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Old 01-10-04, 05:57 AM
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I own the current DVD...and am really happy with it...but it sucks that the uncut is on VHS...and not on DVD...thats insane! HBO! Put out the Uncut edition!
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I have the original DVD and the uncut version on VHS. $35 is too much to spend on an upgrade for me. Oh well. It would have been nice to have it on DVD.
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