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Old 05-14-06, 10:50 PM
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Bad Santa : Director's Cut ----> 10/10/06

Davisdvd.com is reporting that Buena Vista is going to release the director's cut of Bad Santa on October 10th. More info here:

http://davisdvd.com/news/news.html
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Old 05-14-06, 10:52 PM
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So, the "unrated" edition wasn't the "director's cut." Classic.
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Old 05-14-06, 10:57 PM
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So, the "unrated" edition wasn't the "director's cut." Classic.
I was thinking the same exact thing...
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Old 05-14-06, 11:15 PM
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What a crock of shit. At least it'll be cheap on release week.
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WTF, over?
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Old 05-14-06, 11:47 PM
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And the 1st Annual 2006 George Lucas Award goes to...Terry Zwigoff!
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Old 05-14-06, 11:49 PM
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for once i am glad i did not buy it yet
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Old 05-14-06, 11:56 PM
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Glad I never dipped or double dipped on the first two. Will this madness ever stop?
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Old 05-15-06, 12:02 AM
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Am I the only one that looks at almost every rerelease announcement nowadays with skepticism? Drexl summed it up perfectly, and barring something really profund with this director's cut, I'll pass. There are so many worthy titles already released that are simply deserving an anamorphic enhancement that it's exasperating.
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Old 05-15-06, 01:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Joe Molotov
And the 1st Annual 2006 George Lucas Award goes to...Terry Zwigoff!
I read an interview with him where he said the studio forced a lot of changes to the movie, and he was pushing to have a director's cut released for awhile now. IIRC it's going to be showed at Ebert's overlooked film fest. I'll definately rent the dvd.
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Old 05-15-06, 01:25 AM
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Now if Zwigoff could get the cut out of Ghost World he intended (including all the deleted scenes Thora Birch's familiy wanted too much money for), we'd be talking. However, I will have to pass on this one
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Old 05-15-06, 01:32 AM
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Originally Posted by tofferman
Am I the only one that looks at almost every rerelease announcement nowadays with skepticism?
No, you're not.

I very rarely buy anything when it's released. I think "Serenity" was the last one I bought when it came out.

Now I either wait for the re-rerelease or a significant price cut.
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Old 05-15-06, 01:53 AM
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I'm happy with the Bader release, no point in picking this one up.....they fucking should of got it right the first time
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Badderer Santa, eh?
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Old 05-15-06, 02:18 AM
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This is one of my favorite movies. If there's an even better version, then I'm all for it. Apparently, the studio had him tone down the movie and now, years later, he gets to show his version. What's the problem?

Here's some info from: http://killthesnark.blogspot.com/200...verlooked.html

"Ebert introduced the Saturday night screening of Bad Santa as the "Really, Really Bad Santa" cut (the DVD had the "Badder Santa" cut). Then Terry Zwigoff, sitting in an aisle seat in the VIP section, shouted out "Better Santa!" with a grin. So maybe you can call this the Better Santa Cut. One way or another, it had its world premiere at Ebertfest this year, to be rolled out on DVD (with possibly a short theatrical release) later on...

Zwigoff said that he was asked by the studio to shoot extra material to soften some of the film's hard edges... What you get, in this raw form, is a very cold-hearted comedy in which the main character's moral arc is almost microscopic...which is all part of the fun."
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Another double dip? What a pisser.
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Old 05-15-06, 03:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Wannabe
Apparently, the studio had him tone down the movie and now, years later, he gets to show his version.
Why couldn't it have been done in "Bad-der Santa" is the question. Seriously. 3 DVD releases in the span of 2 1/2 years of one movie? Ridiculous.
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Old 05-15-06, 04:34 AM
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Originally Posted by calhoun07
Now if Zwigoff could get the cut out of Ghost World he intended (including all the deleted scenes Thora Birch's familiy wanted too much money for), we'd be talking.
I hadn't heard of this. What exactly are you talking about?
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Old 05-15-06, 04:43 AM
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If this is the "DC" what was "Badder Santa: Unrated" all about???
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It's Zwigoff's submission to the George Lucas School of Marketing.
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Old 05-15-06, 07:51 AM
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Hey, if they can retransfer the movie without so much damned edge enhancement I'll be all for another dip.
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Old 05-15-06, 10:23 AM
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Um, everybody...?

When has the phrase "unrated edition" *not* been just a marketing tool? At least subsequent to theatrical release, I can't think of any...

Ever since I read that the unrated wasn't the director's cut, I've hoped to be able to see the full cut somehow ... now I can. Now everybody can. Seems like good news to me.

Hopefully, the spine will say "Bad Santa", and not some stupid new title.
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Old 05-15-06, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by ThatGuamGuy
Um, everybody...?

When has the phrase "unrated edition" *not* been just a marketing tool? At least subsequent to theatrical release, I can't think of any...
Sadly, there was a time when "unrated edition" meant something. Robocop is the first title that pops into mind.

Nowadays (i'm looking at you Colombia Tri-Star, Buena Vista) they will re-release any old catalog title with a couple minutes of deleted scenes (which should have stayed deleted) and call it the "extended unrated edition"

These days, "Unrated" does not mean footage taken to avoid an R or an NC-17 rating. It simply means that they did not ask for a rating from the MPAA.
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Old 05-15-06, 10:46 AM
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Good thing I haven't bought this yet.... You know, I really wonder if the studios understand now that a lot of collectors of DVDs don't buy the original release because they know another one will be coming out in a year or so. I am still waiting for:
Fantastic 4
Spiderman 2.5
MI trilogy ( I have the first two from the original releases, ain't buying no "special edition" with the MI III DVD coming out before Christmas.

And I am sure there are others I passed on because I know they are going to be re-releasing it shortly.

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Old 05-15-06, 10:51 AM
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If this will be such a change in the movie that it would change the whole tone of the movie, they should at least have both versions (Unrated/Rated AND DC) on the new release.
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