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Has anyone seen this?

I saw the original in the pictures, and enjoyed it, but it didn't seem to really gel. However, I was given the Extended Cut by a friend the other day, and finally watched it (while doing the Ironing. I. Am. Rock. And. Roll.), and finally saw what Zack Snyder was trying achieve.

Instead of watching my future wife dressed as a Schoolgirl ninja (I kept looking out for Chris Hansen out the window), in a mildly entertaining action movie, the deleted "Sex scene" explained that final comment "Did you see that look she just gave me", and suddenly the movie took on a whole new quality.

I can see why Emily Browning was so pissed off it was cut to get the 12A Rating.

As an aside, I do know a mate of mine working private security has managed to secure a contract with her agency when she next comes to the UK - while I'm on leave. Gonna hopefully get a gig with it, missed out on the Stone Roses, but this one I don't want to miss.

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Enjoyed the original, so would be interested to see what the full thing's like. Worth it?

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If you can get it 'discounted' (especially if you have the original).

Theres only a couple of extra scenes (introducing the girls and blues club, makes his role more believable, and shows babydolls role before dance class), the 'sex scene' explaining john hamms final comment, and makes the story much better.

If youve not already got the dvd, only get the extended one, even if it is more expensive.

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could you give us a run down of the scene (in spoilers)? I wasn't overly keen on the film, but i'd be interested to know what they cut out.


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I went to the cinema to see it and was a little disappointed. I agree the story didn't seem to be quite complete and a bit abrupt at points, if I can get the extended copy I'll give it a second view, but it was one of those films that didn't make me want to see it again originally.
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If you expect a sex scene, be disappointed. Its a masterfully worked piece. My missus says that despite it essentially boiling down to a naughty schoolgirl outfit wearing prostitute in a titty bar, it was so much more romantic and 'erotic' (rather than porn) compared to other films or mediums, like the gang rape in the stieg larson film, or the fifty shades of grey/jilly cooper holiday female crotchwetter.

In short, a very art house moment, that is exemplified by its shocking story end.



Everything is much more romantic, and all words are loaded with the story as is the background.

Whereas before I would have said the movie was a solid high 60, maybe 70, this final scene adds so much more, for the sake of a 6 minute cut scene that I would rate it around an 82, 85 maybe.

I know have a bit of a crush on her, but she is one of the best 'new female actors' I have seen in a long while, I would say she is bond girl material alomg the lines of a gemma arterton (another favourite) character, but I liked her even in lemony snicket although I didnt realise it was her (Those lips, back then, I was in love).

I cannot recomment how much it improves this otherwise slick run on rails actioner, despite 'cash with your ass' line (and as much as I imagined it).

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In short, a very art house moment, that is exemplified by its shocking story end.
ta for the description, i think i'll have to rent it and watch it in context.

I liked a lot of elements of the film, but it wasn't tied together enough. Hopefully this directors cut will fill in some gaps.

p.s - If you're an Emily fan, have you seen http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1588398/ ? It got a very limited release but it's on my rental list when i finally get to it.


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Ive not seen it yet, but heard of it when I 'researched' ems (thats her nickname, between me and her. Ill tell her when I meet her). Going to dowload it tomorrow, just been trying to get strike back series 1 and 2 downloaded to catch up with the story before season 3 hits in september.

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Sleeping Beauty was an interesting watch, definitely a change of pace and not what I had thought it would be.

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I will have to see this version, i found the normal version a little head scratchy, in places it was great then in others it was wtf ???? and normally that happens why the studios get involved and fuck with the film.

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