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Extras Series 2: US vs UK

Old 08-23-07, 01:21 PM
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Extras Series 2: US vs UK

I've heard that the US and UK broadcasts of the show had some different references in scenes, and I was wondering if both were included in the DVD releases?

If the US and UK sets are identical, I would probably just pick up the US version, since I can find it cheaper.

Anyone know for sure?
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my best friend downloaded the UK version and bought the US DVDs and he claims there are differences. here's what he posted on his blog:
I'm enraged at HBO for Americanizing a British TV show (apparenlty before airing it and also) on DVD. They changed a (fairly vulgar) line that was funny in "English" to a very unfunny (yet equally vular) "Americanese" line. I know the line was there because I downloaded the show (Extras, season 2) just after it aired on BBC2. I didn't know it had been changed because I never saw it aired on HBO. If I had known I never would have bought the American DVD, but ordered the region 2 UK DVD. They also changed a reference to Billy Piper in conversation about Harry Potter. They replaced it with Halle Barry, which sounds nothing like Harry Potter. I feel like my DVDs are tainted. Why don't they just make Greedo shoot first while they're at it?
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wow...I had no idea. I am curious if its true as I was just about to buy Series 1&2 R1.

on a side note....I noticed on the Black Books (R1) 1 & 2 sets the menu was changed from the R2 version. I own Black Books Series 3 (R2) and on my Toshiba 3990 the picture quality is better than the R1 releases....alot better. I have been thinking of just sticking to R2 for my UK shows.
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This thread has some info on version differences:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread....hlight=gervais
Old 08-24-07, 10:03 AM
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You can thank Ricky Gervais for those changes - him and his co-writer/producer re-recorded those bits themselves for the American market with no push by HBO to do so.

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