Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by jo_clarke88, May 15, 2003.
What is the definitive version of Michael Mann's "Manhunter"?
There will be a complete remaster of the directors cut, check the news pages at www.totaldvd.net
For various reasons, there is no "definitive" version of this acclaimed 1986 thriller.
Basically, there is the 118 minute cinema/video version, and the longer 120 minute "Director's Cut".
The Director's Cut contains a couple of minor new scenes, and some scenes have been extended. However, there is no major differences that would affect anyone watching either version of the movie.
On DVD, both versions are now available. The UK R2 DVD of the "Director's Cut" is supposed to be better than the Anchor Bay R1 edition, because it has been digitally remastered, and has an audio commentary, not on the R1 edition.
However, to complicate the issue further, there are multiple versions of the film, other than the two mentioned above, that exist, both abroad and in the UK. None of these contain "all" of the scenes that the others have. So, technically, no matter what version you buy, you will always be missing one scene or other.
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Anchor Bay have rectified this now, their own newly "remastered" directors cut will feature an audio com by Michael Mann, which I'm assuming is the same one that's on the R2 Momentum 2 disc set. Although I've read the R1 will be in mono (don't know exactly how true that is) and the R2 will be 2.0 surround. R1 and R2 "theatrical" versions are both available in 5.1 though.
There is a version of this being released on monday next week. Which i think is a 2 discer.
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