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Fast Five


  • Theatrical Version
  • Extended Cut
Release: Sep 08, 2011 - Author: Jason - Translator: Sebbe - external link: IMDB
The Movie

About 10 years after the original movie, the 4th sequel of the The Fast and the Furious franchise hit the cinema screens. Formerly known as technically up to date but contentwise primarily chavvy macho movies, pretending to be action-thrillers, all that just to present as many tuned cars, barely dressed girls and men overflowing with testosterone from different countries and cultures as possible, it transformed to a more and more professionally constructed heist movie.
After the franchise was nearly carried to its grave with the third movie (in which no actor from the first movie starred, except for one cameo appearance), being a box office bomb and the low point of the franchise, the third sequel made a U-turn. Less chavvy racing just to show a cool race and more heist action with a Robin Hood-like touch was the concept of Fast and Furious and this was well received by the audience. Luckily Fast Five consequently sticks to this concept. Although the characters are still stereotyped and at many points the story is rather simple constructed at the cost of logic, you get a lot of handmade car-crash-action integrated in a quite consistent heist and revenge story. Apart from that, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is another big win for the movie. Finally we get to see him as uncompromising and rock-hard badass again which perfectly suits him, after he played some unluckily chosen roles in the past. The production company Universal announced Part 6 to be released in Summer 2013 thanks to the profitable box-office gross.

The Versions

The Fast and the Furious has always been meant for PG-13, so violence and curse words are few and far between and sometimes they had to cut out particular things to adapt it to the audience, they had to do that for this sequel too. But for the first time you additionally get the version of Fast Five which wasn't cut and adapted to the audience, called Extended Cut.
Aside from a few short plot lengthenings, about one dozen typical MPAA-cuts, mostly just frames, were reintegrated in the Theatrical Version. Some depictions of bullet and stab wounds were equipped with CGI blood textures, but mostly their quality isn't that good and it doesn't fit to the rest of the action sequences, which are quite bloodless.
All in all, the Extended Cut is a nice bonus to Fast Five but because of the minor changes, which can barely be seen during the action sequences due to the fast cutting, you are well served by the Theatrical Version.

The Extended Cut is 73 Sec. longer than the Theatrical Version.

30 Alterations in total
in detail:

- 20 Extended Scenes
- 6 Digital Picture Censorships
- 3 Alternative Shots
- 1 Audio Censorship
Zizi and his armored henchmen storm the building in this shot some frames longer.
Few Frames

Digital Picture Censorship
Dominic shoots the forward-rushing Goon with his own gun. They integrated CGI blood splatter in the Extended Cut, which they left out in the Theatrical Version.
No runtime difference

Theatrical Version:Extended Cut:

Digital Picture Censorship
Hobbs shoots the first of the three assailants. Again, they integrated blood splatter in the Extended Cut and the attacker breaks down some frames longer compared to the Theatrical Version.
Few Frames

Theatrical Version:Extended Cut:

Digital Picture Censorship
Hobbs rams a knife into the neck of the second attacker. Again blood splatter in the Extended Cut, but not in the Theatrical Version.
No runtime difference

Theatrical Version:Extended Cut:

Audio Censorship
Hobbs breaks the neck of the third attacker. You can hear a loud and clear cracking sound in the Extended Cut, in the Theatrical Version it's not that loud.
No runtime difference

Neves is shown longer in this shot while she's saying her message "...four blocks north of your position!" still on-screen. Additionally, Dominic turns his head a bit earlier.
1,5 Sec.

Dominic and Neves are under fire a bit longer.
2,5 Sec.

Zizi's men get shot down in an additional short shot.
Few Frames

Hobbs' men keep firing on Zizi's men a bit longer.
0,5 Sec.

Neves looks up in an additional close-up to Hobbs' men who are still aiming at her from their upper position. Hobbs asks "All clear?", the gunmen affirm that in chorus.
5,5 Sec.

Alternative Shot
During Roman's line of dialogue "Sounds like a lot of vaginal activity to me.", there's a cut to a shot of Brian and Mia in the Theatrical Version, starting at the word "vaginal", in the Extended Cut the camera remains on Roman.
No runtime difference

Theatrical Version:Extended Cut:

Tej adds that the safe is one of the hardest safes to crack and that they need a duplicate for practicing.
8,5 Sec.

Completely new scene: The crew talks about the break-in to the safe and about the transport of the money. Mia wants to know how they should open the safe, if they manage to get through to it. Brian thought about that earlier and he found a wall adjoining to a toilet room. Roman and Han point out that they will have to move 5 tons of money, but there's a solution for this problem too: the toilet room has a ventilation shaft which leads straight to the garage so they can transport the money through that shaft to the waiting cars. Dominic says to Leo and Santos that it is their turn now.
39 Sec.

After Dominic rammed him against the grid, Hobbs gives him a cracking elbow check on the back and in return Dominic punches him in the ribs.
1,5 Sec.

After the cut Dominic gives Hobbs a hard headbutt.
0,5 Sec.

Dominic throws another punch in Hobbs' face.
0,5 Sec.

Dominic has to take a second punch against his head, then Hobbs spins round to lunge out.
0,5 Sec.

Dominic keeps beating Hobbs, who lies on the ground, a bit longer.
2 Sec.

Chato receives another bloody hit against his upper body in slow motion; cut to Hobbs, still lying on the ground.
0,5 Sec.

Digital Picture Censorship
Close-up of a shooter getting hit, in the Extended Cut with bloody bullet holes and some frames longer compared to the Theatrical Version.
Few Frames

Theatrical Version:Extended Cut:

Digital Picture Censorship
Another close-up of a shooter getting hit, some frames earlier in the Extended Cut so you can see the direct bullet entry wound. The Theatrical Version additionally lacks the blood splatter in the following frames.
Few Frames

Theatrical Version:Extended Cut:

Dominic shoots towards the opposing shooters, they go down in a hail of bullets in two additional shots.
2 Sec.

Digital Picture Censorship
Vince shoots the attacker on the roof. Blood splatters in the Extended Cut, it doesn't in the Theatrical Version.
No runtime difference

Theatrical Version:Extended Cut:

Alternative Shot(s)
The two penultimate shots of the bullet-hit Goons are in each case slightly delayed, so they show slightly different footage. In the second shot, the attacker gets bloodily hit in his upper body in the Extended Cut.
No runtime difference

Theatrical Version:Extended Cut:

Dominic starts running earlier in two additional shots towards Hobbs, lying on the ground, while the gunfight still goes on in the background. Additionally there are two further shots of Hobbs.
5,5 Sec.

This shot starts a bit earlier: The opposing shooter comes out from behind the car and gets hit before by Brian.
1 Sec.

Alternative Shot
Before the end credits of the Extended Cut start, there appears a text field which explains how dangerous the stunts are and that they shouldn't be imitated at home. In the Theatrical Version there's only a black screen.
No runtime difference

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