Dawn of the Dead on TONIGHT

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  1. dsw182

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    BBC2 23:20

    Just saw this while flicking throuh Sky.
    Nicely advertised BBC.
     
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    How cut was it?
     
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    Wasn't cut that badly I didn't think. Although it has been a while since I saw it.
     
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    Caught this for the first time last night. I thought it quite good considering it was made in the 70's, looked a bit dated with the special effects etc but have to say i was plesently suprised. Just one thing, is this film actually classed as a horror as there wern't really any scary/make you jump moments and only the occasional spots of gore etc?

    It was also in 4:3 even on sky digital, I take it this wasn't the original aspect ratio?

    Nick
     
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    I watched the first 30 minutes and all the bits that were previously cut by the BBFC were back in. Looked to me like they were using the UK DVD release (the last, uncut one), which is a cropped 4:3 rather than fullframe/open matte/whatever you want to call it.

    To me, that says they aired it uncut as the old "bone of contention" bits were all present and correct
     
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    Not sure why it was released in that format - the US DVD is in 1.85:1 & with DTS.
     
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    Hi,

    BBC2 showed the full, uncensored version this time around, including the scene of a zombie getting his head sliced off; all the gut and body-munching scenes, and the notorious zombie kids being shot. However, it was in a cropped 4:3 version, and the print quality was not too great.

    Pooch
     
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    Given the aspect ratio, looks like they used the same source as the UK DVD release. Nice to see them show it uncut though - looks like all the letters of outrage last time they showed a very badly hacked version worked! :clap:
     
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    Spurred on by seeing adverts for 'Shaun........' I later watched this zombie fest & quite enjoyed it. Not having seen it before I can't comment on how it was cut, but it was worth a watch a break from my busy schedule !
     

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