Release: Nov 24, 2013 - Author: Eiskaltes Grab - Translator: Sebbe - external link: IMDB - more from this series
This is a comparison between the UK TV Version aired on BBC One and the BBFC 15 Blu-ray released by Entertainment One.
2 alternative scenes = 1 second +TV Version
Sam Hunter is part of an international as well as private spy network. After someone attempted on her life she lost her unborn child. Ever since this incident, nothing is the same anymore. She is in the dark about who wanted to kill her and she can no longer trust anyone, not even her closest friends. She continues with her work and while she does it tries to find out who lured her into the trap and tried to kill her. The highest priority for her is not to attract any attention. She has to be attentive since anyone is a possible suspect.
“Hunted” is a drama series from the UK which was written and created by author Frank Spotnitz (X Files, Millennium). It was produced last year and aired on the British channel BBC as well as the American channel Cinemax. So far, only the 8 episodes of the first series were aired. Since the series was less successful than expected and the budget had been quite high, BBC decided not to make a second season. However, Frank Spotnitz already announced that he would use a possible second season as a reboot in order to give the character "Sam Hunter" more depth.
Almost all episodes had to be shortened for the British television, except for episode 5 and 8. Most of the time, sex scenes or scenes with nudity were cut. Every now and then, the scenes were replaced with more harmless alternate material. The BBFC 15 DVD/Blu-ray is completely uncut in this regard, however, here and there it misses out on (rather unnecessary) sequences that are 1-5 seconds long. Why these scenes were cut can not be said.
There's a flashback to the last episode in the TV version. The Blu-ray version only shows the Miramax logo.
TV Version: 60 sec
Blu-ray Version: 5 sec
The scene of Lianne undressing in front of Rupert differs in the two versions. The Blu-ray version is a little bit more revealing, because here the viewer gets to see her breasts briefly.
TV Version: 4 sec
Blu-ray Version: 3 sec
There's some alternative footage again when Rupert's on the phone, while Lianne is sitting next to him. Her breasts are visible again in the Blu-ray version, but not in the TV version.
No difference in running time
There's a preview of the next episode at the end of the TV version.