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are really really annoying and confusing. Discuss.
it is interesting to see the shit endings they originally thought up, i mean what a load of cock and bull they show sometimes. Ah well, im glad we dont see it too often.
those kinds of endings were almost never considered, they just had some spare time at the end of filming, and thought it might help shift some extra dvds.
im a cynic.
one i can think of is 28 days later. That kind of sucked.
with more editing and whatever, it could've been great - although the movie is great as is anyway.
The alternate endings that would've used CGI, animation of some other form of SFX always amuse me, as the producers usually haven't bothered to fully complete it.
So with the Blade DVDs you got some right shit "blood" CGI and lots of shots of Wesley Snipes having a fight with himself, and in the Simpsons DVD alternate ending the characters jump around like they're in South Park.
Just shit all round really.
Citizen Kane (he wakes up and it's all been a dream)
Rocky IV (he wakes up and it's all been a dream)
Pan's Layrinth (she wakes up and it's all been a dream. Erm)
The Hong Kong Legends dvd of John Woo's Bullet In The Head features an alternative ending far superior to the actual one. To avoid spoilers it was really hard-hitting and abrupt and rid itself of that really ponderous car chase/fight.
one for 28 days later is one of the lamest things ever.
he dies. they walk out the hospital. thats the end.
he just dies, and the two girls walk off...
the super-alternative ending they considered. it didn't include any of the arm stuff, and involved them saving frank by conducting a "complete blood transfusion" with jim. lolrofletc.
the alternate butterfly effect ending is probably my favourite ending of all time though
with directors cut.
for example, the blade runner didnt have a complete different ending, but they added a couple of extra scenes within the film, to make it have a complete different meaning, its amazing.
i wanna see the final cut though, justto see wat he has done.
the first time i watched it i selected the alternate ending by mistake, and so thought it was the best ending to a film ever. when i watched the actually one i was very dissapointed
blade runner or butterfly effect?
(where he kills himself in t'womb) was in the film when it was shown on tv recently - that's quite an odd thing for an alternate ending.
what's the other ending? I cannae remember
and oasis is playing. shit ending
focus groups n shit where people object to the ending so they change it to some shmaltzy shit and ruin the whole film because of some shitty little demographic who doesnt like sad endings. I think thats how it goes anyway
that's what happened with the Butterfly Effect anyway.
Also, the ending was changed like that in Dodgeball - originally Ben Stiller's team won apparently.
Rob Schneider's character originally died. the test audiences didn't like it. I HATE THE TEST AUDIENCE AS MUCH AS I HATE ROB SCHNEIDER.
Which is saying something about it.
White Supermacist Judge Dredd FTW? Oh dear...
the best thing about it was blates how mega city one looked. the visuals were ace. i don't remember dredd being a white supremacist though?!? but it's been a good few years since i watched it.
it was Swordfish. They decided to go to Istanbul instead. Frankly I would have preferred it to the actual ending, it would have been an apologetic shrugged shoulder of complete surreality to end a cynical piss streak of a movie
It's like "Here's how we could have ended it but we made a different decision". Doesn't seem so bad to me.
24 season 1's is pretty evil, though. :D
Anyway, it says in the documentary to the Clerks X release that the ending bombed in the cinema.
Quite right too. After the style of the film that ending's just far too "Oooh, I'm doing a low-budget anti-Hollywood film" sort of thing. Fair dos, Hollywood does do happy endings on films that really shouldn't have them but, y'know, happy endings aren't actually a terrible thing.
I always get irrataed more about the deleted scenes.
Do they exist? Should they be thought of as parts we didnt see but actually DID happen? Or should they be completely disregarded as having NOT happened.
Because depending on this, and depending on the film, it could completely change the way you look at the movie and its characters.
tend to be superfluous information that doesn't change much and were deleted for reasons of space and not being necessary.
If it does massively change things I guess once you've seen it you can't disregard it.
do we think... "and then that happened"?
I probably tend to think "that did happen then" myself but it is an interesting question.
They're often fairly interesting to see if it's a movie you love. Otherwise they're generally just a bit dull.
What's more interesting is to see an extended version of the film with them in where you can see if they were wisely removed or not.
Personally I think you should accept that all those deleted scenes must have happened unless they are clearly contradicting an existing scene in the film, and take from them what you will.
I'd like to have seen the stuff Kubrick left out of 2001, even though it's clearly a more thought-provoking movie without it.
I bought it when it originally came out and it had deleted scenes with it.
They later appeared in a Directors Cut. One that was not rated anywhere nearly as highly as the original film.
So on my version of the film did those scenes exist within it, they just wernt seen?
I would probably in this case have to say that they definetly did happen. But i dont want to watch them. I havnt watched them in 5 years as i dont want to spoil the film with these parts of the timeline.
..Donnie Darko is an odd example i should not have used..