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Where can I find the Japanese Director's cut of Scream on DVD?

Old 03-03-02, 12:48 AM
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Where can I find the Japanese Director's cut of Scream on DVD?

I checked on cdjapan and it said it was OOP. I want to check amazon.jp to see if they carry it, but reading Japanese is a problem for me and I'd like to be able to tell if it is available. Of course, it may not be if it is truly OOP but if
someone could give me a definitive answer, I would appreciate it.
Old 03-03-02, 02:56 AM
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It's still listed at Amazon Japan. I don't know why, but CDJapan have a habit of listing things as out of print that in fact aren't.

To find Scream at Amazon, select DVD from the search box and whack this in: PIBF-7013
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Can anyone fill us in on what is different on that cut?? I am very interested but not so much that I am willing to shell big $$ for the Japan DVD.
Old 03-03-02, 11:42 PM
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I believe the director's cut DVD is really a transfer of the Laserdisc Director's Cut that came out a few years ago. The imdb lists the changes and additional scenes and says that it contained only 20 SECONDS of addational material. However, I believe that is an error and should read 20 MINUTES. I could be wrong. Anyway,

Click on:

http://us.imdb.com/AlternateVersions?0117571

to view the changes.
Old 03-04-02, 12:09 AM
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Originally posted by diesteldorf
I believe the director's cut DVD is really a transfer of the Laserdisc Director's Cut that came out a few years ago. The imdb lists the changes and additional scenes and says that it contained only 20 SECONDS of addational material. However, I believe that is an error and should read 20 MINUTES. I could be wrong. Anyway,

Click on:

http://us.imdb.com/AlternateVersions?0117571

to view the changes.

It's 16x9 though some people say it's not truly anamorphic, I'm not sure how that's done. It's also a branching DVD so you can choose which version of the film you want to watch.
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I have the Japanese director's cut and the differences in it and the theatrical cut are minimal.
Spoiler:
You see a few seconds more of Barrymore hanging from the tree gutted, her boyfriend gutted, McGowan getting her head crushed in the garage door, and more blood and stabbing each other by the killers at the end of the film.
All in all, it's probably less than a minute extra but still worthwhile IMO. I got mine off of eBay a couple of months or so ago but you may want to special order it from CDJapan.
Old 03-04-02, 01:41 AM
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I hope someone can shed light on this:

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To find Scream at Amazon, select DVD from the search box and whack this in: PIBF-7013"

There is also an edition with the ID PIBF-97013 along with the other
with the ID: PIBF-7013

Both are listed as being available at amazon.jp and appear to be identical in terms of content. However, PIBF-97013 appears to be a re-release of the
original PIBF-7013.

The price for the re-release is about 2000 yen (about $15 cheaper) so that is
the one that I ordered.

BTW, I had always been afraid to order from amazon.jp because of the language barrier but thaks to downloading Microsoft's Japanese language
display my Netscape browser can display Japanese and babblefish can translate all of it pretty well to English.

The prices seem to be cheaper than cdjapan.co.jp as well.

I've now ordered from all of the amazon branches (I think)

amazon.com, amazon.fr, amazon.de, amazon.jp

BTW, just a little advice to others. I would highly recommend using the
express shipping option. It says it only takes around 5 days vs. 4 weeks
with the economy method. It costs a little more, but it is worth it.

BTW, let me know if anyone discovers any differences between
PIBF-7013 and PIBF-97013 (both can be found by using the

Search "DVD" function at amazon.jp 's website.
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Diesteldorf,

Will you tell us when you recieve it if the uncut version is included on the disc?
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Sure. I hope my assumption is correct.
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Did some more research and came upon this newsgroup posting using www.deja.com

http://groups.google.com/groups?q=PI...ncis.de&rnum=1

According to that person, PIBF-97013 is in fact a re-release of the Japanese
Director's cut. I'll be anxious to confirm it when I receive mine.

BTW, codefree, if you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay on ebay?
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Originally posted by diesteldorf
Did some more research and came upon this newsgroup posting using www.deja.com

http://groups.google.com/groups?q=PI...ncis.de&rnum=1

According to that person, PIBF-97013 is in fact a re-release of the Japanese
Director's cut. I'll be anxious to confirm it when I receive mine.

BTW, codefree, if you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay on ebay?
I emailed the seller and asked if he'd sell outright and I thus I got it for $40 shipped brand new. Cat #: PIBF-7013 - it came in a jewel case but luckily mdX was nice enough to make a custom keepcase cover for me which is at his site.
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GREAT NEWS:

I ordered the DVD on 3/4 and got iit today from amazon.jp. Express shipping is
a little more but well worth it. It came via DHL Express and I had to sign for it.

Now the good news:

PIBF-97013 is indeed the same as PIBF-7013 but it is a lot cheaper.

On the DVD case it says PIBF-97013 but on the DVD it says PIBF-7013
so it appears to be the same.

As someone stated, there are not a lot of extra scenes in the DC cut, but it does have a little more gore in some places.

There is no commentary and I'm not sure if there ever was a commentary.

Extras include: Cast bios (in Japanese) and theatrical trailors.

Only bad thing about the re-release is that it comes in a regular DVD amray case and not the jewel case (which may have been collectible???) like the first one did.

What do I have to do to post pictures? I will, but I need to know the correct html script.

BTW, the DVD has both the DC cut and the theatrical cut.
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It also says on the back of the case that it is Region 2 NTSC. I always thought
Japan was PAL but perhaps I was wrong.
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Originally posted by diesteldorf
It also says on the back of the case that it is Region 2 NTSC. I always thought
Japan was PAL but perhaps I was wrong.
All Japanese discs are NTSC. I wish mine came in a keepcase.
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Originally posted by diesteldorf
What do I have to do to post pictures? I will, but I need to know the correct html script.
Post the images on a web site and then type in the following, with an < at the beginning:

img src="www.locationoftheimage/image.jpg">

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I'm not sure if I did it correctly.

Here are the links to the pictures:

http://www.geocities.com/diesteldorf/scrdvd.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/diesteldorf/scream1.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/diesteldorf/scream2.jpg

Copy and paste the links into your browser window if clicking on the links doesn't work.

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Thanks for the info & pics. Glad I never got around to buying the earlier release now.
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Glad to help. I still think its wierd that both versions PIBF-97013 and PIBF-7013 are listed in stock at amazon.jp. Yet one is a lot more expensive.

I think I'll be using amazon.jp as my new Japanese DVD e-tailer.

It's a joke that CDJapan lists both versions as OOP and unavailable especially since the re-release came 2/22/01.

Prices also seem to be better at amazon.jp and the shipping is extremely fast.
It's faster than most of my Amazon.com (U.S.) orders.
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Originally posted by diesteldorf
There is no commentary and I'm not sure if there ever was a commentary.

There was commentary on the LaserDisc and if I'm not mistaken the Region 1 version used this same commentary but might have edited it to fit the fact that it wasn't the directors cut.
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There was commentary on the LaserDisc and if I'm not mistaken the Region 1 version used this same commentary but might have edited it to fit the fact that it wasn't the directors cut.
Not only was there a commentary on the Director's Cut LD, but there's also a DTS LD version with the Director's Cut and commentary and I own a copy.
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HMV Japan's website has an English interface. www.hmv.co.jp
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Re: Where can I find the Japanese Director's cut of Scream on DVD?

There is also a Scandinavian director's cut from scanbox. Like the original release posted here, it is about 40 dollars USD. But it comes in regular case and also shows that it is the director's cut on the case. It was also released on VHS. The rerelease however, Came with a different cover, and was a dvd made for players worldwide,and it also did not say it was the director's cut on the package. The special edition of the rerelease, was released just a few months ago.

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