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  • Theatrical Version
  • Unrated Director's Cut
Release: May 29, 2016 - Author: Mike Lowrey - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB

 

With Land of the Dead, the "Grandfather of Zombies" George A. Romero directed a coherant and modern zombie movie whose genre was already worn out back in the day and it has not changed until today. With his two sequels Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead, even Romero himself could not live up to the standard he had set with his first three films. But he did not have to because fans have the chance to get them on Blu-ray and DVD and watch them whenever they want. And one can do so with Land of the Dead as well. Especially the longer Unrated Director's Cut contains more blood, longer shot of zombies doing zombie stuff or gun violence - some of which needed to be censored in order to get the R-Rating for the theatrical release.

 

 

39 differences, consisting of

24 extended scenes

13 scenes with alternate footage

 1 alternate dialog

 1 additional scene

 

 

The Unrated Director's Cut is 289.76 sec resp. approx. 4 min 50 sec longer than the Theatrical Version.

 

Extended Scene
0:07:02: Cholo is not very nice to Charlie and flips his cigarette in his direction.

Cholo: "Make yourself useful. You don`t got one redeeming defect, do you, son, huh?"
Charlie: "I got this! I got this!"
Cholo: "You got that? You got that, too."
5.88 sec



Extended Scene
0:09:01: The shot of the female zombie with the shattered head on the ground is a little longer in the Unrated Director's Cut. Some blood/brain spatters out of the head wound.
0.8 sec



Extended Scene
0:09:42: When Big Daddy squashes the zombie's head, the shot is 8 frames longer in the Unrated Director's Cut. Also, the color of the blood looks less drastic in the Theatrical Version.
0.32 sec



Alternate Footage
0:13:17: When Cholo puts an arrow in the zombie's head, the blood spatter is a little longer in the Unrated Director's Cut plus the zombie drops out of the image. There is no length difference though because the Theatrical Version simply shows the following shot of Cholo pushing the zombie aside instead.
no difference

Theatrical VersionUnrated Director's Cut



Extended Scene
0:14:04: The zombie bites some flesh out of the young guy's arm a little sooner...
0.84 sec



Extended Scene
0:14:05: ...and also a little longer at the end of the shot.
0.12 sec



Extended Scene
0:14:07: He startes eating slightly earlier.
0.4 sec



Extended Scene
0:14:09: The shot of him eating is longer in the Unrated Director's Cut.
1.24 sec



Additional Scene
0:22:41: Cholo leaves the elevator and walks across the hall. He stops in front of a door and rings the bell. The door opens and a black servant intends to attack the uninvited guest with scissors but that does not surprise Cholo. The servant tells Cholo Kaufmann was not home. He then calls attention to the noises in the opposing apartment which is the reason he is so nervous. One can clearly hear a woman's whining. Cholo puts down the box of champagne and the cigars and goes to the apartment. The servant says he had already called security. Nonetheless, Cholo goes to check it out himself and kicks in the door. Inside the apartment, he takes a look around and hears the whining woman again. He keeps looking around. He hears a noise and intends to pull his weapon but he then realizes he is not carrying. He now spots the man of the house hanging in the living room. He has sense of forebdoding and grabs a sculpture to defend himself. The wife of the dead guy comes out of a room and approaches. He asks if everything was alright. She wants to know who he was and if he was security. He says no. Justifiably, she now wants to know what he was doing in her apartment. He explains he worked for Mr. Kaufman and tells her to calm down. She notices the sculpture in his hand and asks what he was up to. She does not want him to kill her husband because he is aware that hanging himself is not enough. Then her son enters the room. He is calling for his dad. He sees him hanging there and attempts to cut him loose. In the background, one can hear Cholo's attempt to talk the woman into killing her husband for good. All of a sudden, daddy opens his eyes and stares at his son. The cable does not hold and they both hit the ground. Cholo makes sure the woman does not scream. They both witness daddy biting his son in the neck. Cholo intends to intervene but it is too late. However, he manages to keep the woman from being bitten by bashing daddy's head in with the sculpture. Finally, one of the security guards shows up. Cholo stops for a second, then he finishes it and tells the security guard the job was done and he (the security guard) could clean up the mess now.
189.72 sec



Alternate Dialog
Theatrical Version: 0:22:31
Unrated Director's Cut: 0:34:10
: When Cholo gets champagne for his boss Kaufman, the latter thanks him differently in either of the versions. In the Unrated Director's Cut, he refers to the exclusive scene with Cholo taking care of his zombie neighbor while Kaufmann refers to the mission in Union Town in the Theatrical Version.

Theatrical Version: "Thank you for disposing of that little matter for me this morning."

Unrated Director's Cut: "I heard about what happened with my neighbors. And I'm grateful for your help."
no difference



Alternate Footage
0:28:43: When the zombies in the cage get shot in the head, the blood looks more red in the Unrated Director's Cut plus there is more blood when the second one gets shot.
no difference

Theatrical VersionUnrated Director's Cut



Alternate Footage
0:34:07: The Unrated Director's Cut shows the city from Big Daddy's point of view while the Theatrical Version sticks to his face.
Theatrical Version 0.08 sec longer

Theatrical VersionUnrated Director's Cut



Alternate Footage
0:28:45: The Unrated Director's Cut shows Slack while the Theatrical Version shows Charlie and then Slack.
Theatrical Version 0.96 sec longer


Extended Scene
0:28:47: The Unrated Director's Cut contains Chihuahua trying to assassinate Charlie. The former points his weapon at Charlie but he someone else's arm instead. Ridley then starts shooting at the little guy and hits him twice but he is wearing a Kevlar vest. One of his goons helps him up and he complains about his shoes being ruined.
30.68 sec



Alternate Footage
0:29:37: Chihuahua's head shot is a little bloodier in the Unrated Director's Cut.
no difference

Theatrical VersionUnrated Director's Cut



Extended Scene
0:38:36: Additional shot of the zombies at the fence in the Unrated Director's Cut.
3.48 sec



Alternate Footage
0:38:41: The head shot of the female zombie is bloodier in the Unrated Director's Cut.
no difference

Theatrical VersionUnrated Director's Cut



Alternate Footage
0:38:42: And so is the shot in the eye of another zombie.
no difference

Theatrical VersionUnrated Director's Cut



Extended Scene
0:39:54: A guy gets bitten in the eye by a zombie.
4.2 sec



Extended Scene
0:40:02: More finger food in the Unrated Director's Cut. The subsequent shot of the eating zombies is longer as well.
3.84 sec



Extended Scene
0:51:05: The shot of "Zombie Brubaker" is longer in the Unrated Director's Cut.
1.08 sec



Alternate Footage
0:51:11: The head shot is way bloodier in the Unrated Director's Cut.
no difference

Theatrical VersionUnrated Director's Cut



Extended Scene
0:51:35: More flesh eating in the Unrated Director's Cut.
7.12 sec



Extended Scene
0:51:47: The shot of the zombie having his arm in the corpse's mouth starts a little earlier in the Unrated Director's Cut.
0.88 sec



Extended Scene
0:51:50: More flesh eating.
1.4 sec



Alternate Footage
0:57:49: When Riley says he did not like to ride in a convertible, the versions are identical contentwise but the Unrated Director's Cut is a little longer plus different shots have been used.
Unrated Director's Cut 5.92 sec longer


Alternate Footage
0:58:36: When Mouse shoots the zombie through the window, the hit to the head is blodier in the Unrated Director's Cut.
no difference

Theatrical VersionUnrated Director's Cut



Extended Scene
0:58:56: The shot of the clown zombie eating Mouse is a little longer.
1.6 sec



Extended Scene
0:58:59: Same here.
1.28 sec



Extended Scene
0:59:02: Mouse gets disemboweled bloodily in the Unrated Director's Cut.
11.56 Sec.



Extended Scene
1:02:50: The shot of the lasciviously kissing women is longer in the Unrated Director's Cut.
2.32 sec



Alternate Footage
1:06:32: When the soldier gets chopped off his hand with the granade in it, there is more blood in the Unrated Director's Cut.
no difference

Theatrical VersionUnrated Director's Cut



Alternate Footage
1:06:36: Probably no censorship per se and more of a result of the different aspect ratio but one does not get to see a body part of the blown up soldier hit the ground. In the Unrated Director's Cut, this happens on-screen.
no difference

Theatrical VersionUnrated Director's Cut



Extended Scene
1:08:16: Only the Unrated Director's Cut shows the zombie biting off Motown's ear.
3.96 sec



Alternate Footage
1:11:11: When "Zombie Tom Savini" cuts the guy with the butcher's cleaver in half, the Unrated Director's Cut is more explicit than the fullscreen Theatrical Version. There is more blood spatter as well.
no difference

Theatrical VersionUnrated Director's Cut



Extended Scene
1:13:49: More voice box eating in the Unrated Director's Cut.
4.64 sec



Extended Scene
1:13:57: Starting at the mouth, a human victim's skin is peeled off and pulled over the head.
5.4 sec



Extended Scene
1:17:48: More flesh eating regarding the man at the window.
1.52 sec



Extended Scene
1:21:24: When the dead zombie with the leg stumps moves up the dead reckoning, the shot is slightly longer in the Unrated Director's Cut.
0.6 sec

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