THE BURNING on DVD....is it cut?

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THE BURNING on DVD....is it cut?

Post by Darth Tanner » Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:02 am

I noticed that next Tuesday (9/11) MGM is releasing THE BURNING on DVD. Does anybody know if this is the true "uncut" version...or is it the original theatrical cut? I should be happy that this movie is finally coming out on DVD, but I would still like to see it uncut. Any info would be appreciated.

On a side note...Fox is releasing a box set of THE FLY (original) and it's sequels with bonus features next Tuesday as well. Happy day indeed!
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Post by Griff [Mola] » Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:47 am

Its totally uncut. From my understanding, they used the same transfer that was done for the MonstersHD broadcast last year. I saw it and it was a revelation.

There's also apparently an audio commentary with the director and the obligatory bit on Tom Savini and his priceless contribution.

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Post by Darth Tanner » Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:31 pm

Well I went to my local Best Buy today as well as MovieStop and Barnes & Noble. It seems that no place (at least around here) had THE BURNING or FLY: CLASSIC COLLECTION in stock. MovieStop and Best Buy normally has everything so it's possible they hadn't gotten them in stock yet or there was a delay of some sort (like the release date being pushed back). Hopefully they will turn up soon or else I'll have to order them online. MGM was also supposed to release SCARECROWS on DVD today but there is no sign of that one either:(

That's OK. I have some other DVDs to catch up on in the time being so that will tide me over for a bit. But I really wanted to see THE BURNING uncut dammit:chainsaw:
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Post by stypeeforgothispassword » Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:07 pm

Darth Tanner wrote:I noticed that next Tuesday (9/11) MGM is releasing THE BURNING on DVD. Does anybody know if this is the true "uncut" version...or is it the original theatrical cut? I should be happy that this movie is finally coming out on DVD, but I would still like to see it uncut. Any info would be appreciated.

On a side note...Fox is releasing a box set of THE FLY (original) and it's sequels with bonus features next Tuesday as well. Happy day indeed!
I'm not sure if THE BURNING is uncut on DVD.. It looks like a fairly barebones release according to Amazon.. Was tempted to buy it, not sure yet.

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Post by Remo D » Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:02 pm

stypeeforgothispassword wrote:I'm not sure if THE BURNING is uncut on DVD.. It looks like a fairly barebones release according to Amazon.. Was tempted to buy it, not sure yet.

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If you like the movie at all, get it--it's completely uncut, and the director commentary and Savini supplement are both quite entertaining.
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Post by Latte Thunder » Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:15 am

What constitutes uncut? I have a bootleg from a couple of years ago that is quite violent.
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Post by Griff [Mola] » Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:02 am

Latte Thunder wrote:What constitutes uncut? I have a bootleg from a couple of years ago that is quite violent.
Here's the uncut version of the classic raft massacre sequence:

(SPOILERS - if you haven't seen the movie, DON'T watch this)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra7iJna4MxU

If your copy includes all that carnage, shot for shot, its likely you've got the uncut version.

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Post by Darth Tanner » Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:15 am

Latte Thunder wrote:What constitutes uncut? I have a bootleg from a couple of years ago that is quite violent.
Aside from the clip that Griff posted, this link might also come in handy (those who haven't seen the movie yet might want to avoid it since it includes MAJOR SPOILERS). I only saw THE BURNING once in the mid-90's on the old Thorn/EMI video release, so I don't remember much of the stuff mentioned. But I do remember that raft sequence and it did seem like a lot was missing since the cuts were so erratic and everything seemed to happen too fast. So I'd love to see that whole scene intact.

I finally caved in after failing to find the DVD anywhere around here and decided to order it online. Almost every place I looked had it on backorder, but I found an Amazon Marketplace seller who had a new copy in stock for $11.05 plus shipping. The total came out to $14.03 which is about what I would have paid in a store for it anyway. The best part is the seller is located here in VA so I should hopefully have it in a few days (assuming it is shipped tomorrow). I'll report back after I had a chance to watch the entire disc.
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Post by Latte Thunder » Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:45 pm

'Griff [Mola wrote:]Here's the uncut version of the classic raft massacre sequence:

(SPOILERS - if you haven't seen the movie, DON'T watch this)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra7iJna4MxU

If your copy includes all that carnage, shot for shot, its likely you've got the uncut version.
Yup. I have that one. My disc must have been sourced from that R2 that came out a couple of years back.
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Post by Darth Tanner » Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:35 pm

Well I finally got this disc and had time to watch everything. I'll start out by saying that this version appears to be the true uncut version even though it carries an R rating and the package makes no mention of it being "uncut" (a goof on MGM's part perhaps?!?). All of the cuts listed on IMDB are present here and the "raft scene" is identical to the one Griff posted. The widescreen transfer of the film looks absolutely terrific. The cut scenes seem to blend into the film seamlessly. Extras on this disc are pretty light, but what's there is good. The commentary with Tony Maylam and Alan Jones is very informative and the featurette with Tom Savini is terrific (especially the warning at the beginning). The only other extras are a few trailers, but for the low price picking this up is definitely a no-brainer if you're a fan.
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