Dawn Of The Dead which version

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cityonfire

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just a simple question. Dawn of the Dead on BBC1 the other night which version was on? Im finally getting round to buying the R1 4 disc version and was wondering which version i was watching. Cheers in advance
 

PoochJD

Well-known Member
Hi,

You saw the "DOTD: Director's Cut - approximately 2hrs 20m in length, uncut and uncensored, a re-edited by George A Romero himself! :lesson:


Pooch
 

Hugh

Distinguished Member
Are you sure, Pooch? :hiya:

The 140min version is not the directors cut, It's the extended cut. George has said that the theatrical 127 min version is his cut of the film.

Originally released as the directors cut when it first arose on DVD, it's now labelled as the extended cut in the ultimate box set, which I believe cityonfire is getting. A great purchase, by the way. :clap:

But, yes, it was the uncensored extended cut shown on the beeb.
 

KevD

Novice Member
I've seen a longer version available but only in German - think it may be a combination of Dawn of the Dead and Zombi (Fulcis cut). Wouldnt mind seeing that get a release.
 

chrislad

Well-known Member
The R1 version is cut as far as I know, only slightly. Basically, there's a shot of a topless zombie or something. On the R3 release, you see her rotting breasts. On the R1, I hear they're covered by blood splashes.

That's what I heard anyways.
 

PoochJD

Well-known Member
Hi Chris,

chrislad said:
The R1 version is cut as far as I know, only slightly. Basically, there's a shot of a topless zombie or something. On the R3 release, you see her rotting breasts. On the R1, I hear they're covered by blood splashes. That's what I heard anyways.
Umm, sorry to burst your bubble, but you're talking about the wrong "Dawn Of The Dead"! :lesson:

The original George A Romero 1978 classic, was the one that was shown on BBC1 last week. This is the one that Anchor Bay (USA) have released a 4-disc DVD version of, which I'd highly recommend. It contains:
- the original theatrical cut, at approximately 128 minutes
- the longer, Extended Cut, at approximately 142 minutes
- the shorter, European/Dario Argento version, known as "Zombie: Dawn Of The Dead"
- a packed extras disc

The recent remake of "Dawn Of The Dead" (with Sarah Polley in it) from 2004, is the one that you, Chris, are referring to being cut. It is true, that the remake was reframed to remove some topless nudity, and that the Region 3 version contains the uncut version. However, we were talking about the original classic, and NOT the 2004 remake.

Sorry to be a pedant, and all that. :D


Pooch
 

chrislad

Well-known Member
The original post didn't mention that. I don't watch TV so I had no idea which version was on. In fact, I've not seen the original (though I do have the trilogy coming to me on DVD this week)

Anyways, I'll move along now :)
 

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