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Braveheart - UK/US Releases

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Desticado, Jan 27, 2002.

  1. Desticado

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    I've just been looking on Rewind and noticed the following about the Braveheart Movie...

    "R2 - THIS FILM HAS NOT BEEN CUT FOR UK RELEASE. THERE ARE DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF THE MOVIE, DEPENDENT ON IF YOU ARE IN THE US OR THE UK"

    Anyone have any ideas on what the differences are?
    I've mot been able to find out anywhere.
     
  2. Confucius

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    It's a re-framing, possibly a re-filming, of the terrorist Wallace's wife's throat getting slit (I think).
     
  3. Desticado

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    I like you're use of the word Terrorist :D

    Apparrently, historically, Wallace's wife was killed because wallace had murdered the son of the local sherif.

    Good move, Historically inaccurate though.

    (The princess of Waled killed longshanks by thrusting a red hot poker up his anus in the history books....)
     
  4. PoochJD

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    HI,

    I also think that in the UK versions of this great film (cinema, video and DVD), that some scenes involving horse-falls were reframed.

    Pooch
     
  5. Tim Ashdown

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    Before buying I compared both versions of the film. Confucius is right, the only difference I could find was the throat cutting was mainly shown from behind the victim, where R1 had it all from the front. It was only about a second so I bought the R2 as it had a better picture (not just PAL resolution, it actually had a noticely better picture). I heard that there was a shot where a horse got his leg cut in one of the battles, but if it does exist its in neither of these versions.
     
  6. Phil Hinton

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    Tim is correct in saying that the R2 has a far superior transfer. As for the cuts, you will be hard pressed to find them on the R1, and it does not add anything to the plot/movie.
     

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