JFK - theatrical version

 
Old 07-17-04, 10:25 AM
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JFK - theatrical version

Has the theatrical version of JFK ever been released in the US on DVD or VHS? Everything I've read suggests that the director's cut only added material, but I swear I remember several short scenes not included in the director's cut, such as Cuban soldiers taking target practice on a watermelon and testing the magic bullet theory by shooting into a mass of gelatin.
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Looks like all directors cut for American release on DVD

http://www.dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=501
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Old 07-17-04, 03:36 PM
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I have only seen the theatrical version once,but I do not ever recall such footage.

I love the Directors Cut though,great film and this is one longer cut that works beautifully.

Oh..and only the Directors Cut has been released on dvd. I don't even know if a widescreen version of the theatrical were ever released. Maybe on laserdisc,I know the WS VHS was of the Directors Cut.
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I don't recall the footage either. The only time I've ever seen someone shooting a watermelon was the Black Gallagher sketch on "Chappelle's Show."
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I don't recall the watermellon incident either in the directors cut. Imdb doesn't list list but that doesn't mean it didn't happen in the movie.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102138/alternateversions
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Old 07-17-04, 05:44 PM
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Re: JFK - theatrical version

Originally posted by taronga
Has the theatrical version of JFK ever been released in the US on DVD or VHS? Everything I've read suggests that the director's cut only added material, but I swear I remember several short scenes not included in the director's cut, such as Cuban soldiers taking target practice on a watermelon and testing the magic bullet theory by shooting into a mass of gelatin.
I thought the Original DVD released back in 98 was the theatrical version....I could be wrong but I tought it was.
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Old 07-17-04, 05:52 PM
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Original release (OOP)
085391261421 4/27/1997

Middle release (also includes a full screen version) (OOP)
085391853428 2/6/2001


Current release
085392863129 11/11/2003

All Versions are "Directors Cut" according to
http://dvdlist.kazart.com/queryDVDLi...&Submit=Search
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Old 07-19-04, 11:56 AM
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Originally posted by Julie Walker
Oh..and only the Directors Cut has been released on dvd. I don't even know if a widescreen version of the theatrical were ever released. Maybe on laserdisc,I know the WS VHS was of the Directors Cut.
Yes, the theatrical cut was released on laserdisc in 2.35:1 letterbox (non-anamorphic).
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