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Scar

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  • 2D version
  • 3D version
Release: Sep 25, 2010 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Muddi - external link: IMDB
Comparison between the 2D version and the 3D version (both of them included on the UK DVD from Universal, BBFC18).


UK DVD (2D version): 75:35 min. w/o end credits (79:08 min w/ end credits)
UK DVD (3D version): 77:38 min. w/o end credits (81:11 w/ end credits)


- 103 differences, including
* 87 extensions in the 3D version
* 12 scenes with alternative material
* 4 scenes with additional content in the 2D version

- Difference: 123 secs. (= 2:03 min)



The movie


The slasher movie Scar, first released in 2007 (not to be confused with the much more harmless movie from 2005 of the same name), combines elements of both slasher and torture movies a more or less successfully. The latter is a frequent element, so the critics might make heavy use of the good old annoying 'Torture Porn' buzzword.
The part which distinguishes this movie from the other flicks of this genre is that it was the first feature film shot entirely in HD-3D format and that 3D was already used some time before My Bloody Valentine 3D to present splatter scenes to the audience in quite a different way.

It's about Joan who pays a visit to her good old place of origin because of her niece Olympia's graduation. However, she has to struggle with childhood memories. Via flashbacks, the viewer learns that she once got kidnapped and only could avoid her being tortured by issuing an order for the murder of her friend who had been kidnapped, too. This is being repeated, or reenacted, by a guy who jumped on the bandwagon and is decimating Olympia's circle of friends by comparable perverted games.


The movie itself is not over-the-top, the actors deliver nothing special, and surprises are little to no existing in this thin plot. Angela Bettis, however, delivers quite a prominent name to the cast and she establishes a merciless and dirty mood, with a decent amount of violence. Further, the 3D effect has its certain charm, too.



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The versions


Although the movie hasn't been released yet in some countries (as for example Germany), it has been released uncut in England in March, 2009. Two versions are included on the DVD, so you can watch the movie in 3D as well as in a 2D version. This really makes sense as the colours and reflections which occur without the goggles are terrible to watch and the goggles might be too wearisome to wear for one or the other.
So far, so good, MBV 3D, too, has both version available - with Scar, however, the producers made the effort to adapt the material itself. In the 2D version, some scenes were slightly cut (this adds up to this version being 2 minutes shorter) as some shots were left out that seem to having been intended for the 3D version only. Not a mistake at all, as there is no danger of showing scenes being unintentionally awkward for audiences without 3D goggles like for example an actor walking stupidly towards the camera.


The most interesting information for audiences might be if mainly gore content had been removed in the 2 minutes shorter 2D version. Luckily, this more or less hasn't happened: even if one or another gory scene clearly has been edited, this only affects a very small part of the alterations, and some plot scenes were altered a bit, too.
HOWEVER: Mostly shot were shortened to the least extent, so no one watching the 2D version is missing out on something important. Just the opposite: as mentioned before, some scenes were shortened a bit that run longer in the 3D version, just to prolong the 3D effect, and therefore are not suitable for the 2D version. Sometimes somewhat longer scenes were split in the middle and additional shots from other perspectives were inserted.
Further, at some points there are some longer scenes and additional material in the 2D version.

In the report, alterations in gory scenes are marked red.

As the 3D material isn't too impressive without goggles and most scenes were shortened in a rather unspectacular way, there are not many screenshots.



The runtime information is given in the order
2D version / 3D version
00:31 / 00:31-00:32

The fade from black is a bit earlier in the 3D version.

1.1 secs.




Alternative material
00:47-00:53 / 00:48-00:59

3D: Joan (Angela Bettis) is walking towards the camera a bit longer, then the following shot of the trees begins much earlier.


In exchange, the 2D version is showing the trees ca. 5 secs. Longer at the end.


3D version 5.2 secs. longer




01:08 / 01:14-01:15

Joan is walking through the picture a bit earlier.

1 sec.




01:09 / 01:16-01:17

In the 2D version, there is a jump cut after just one second, and Joan suddenly is further away. In the 3D version, she walks a bit longer, and the shot after the jump cut begins a couple of frames earlier.

0.8 secs.




01:10 / 01:18-01:19

At the end, too, running Joan can be seen a bit longer.

0.6 secs.




03:34 / 03:43-03:44

Joan in the shower a couple of frames longer.

0.6 secs.




Alternative material
03:49 / 03:59

In the 2D version, the fade to the landscape shot begins a couple of frames earlier, in the 3D version, in exchange, Joan can be seen just this bit of a second longer.

No runtime difference




03:53 / 04:03

The landscape is shown some insignificant moments longer in the 3D version.

0.6 secs.




04:01 / 04:11-04:12

The road can be seen a bit earlier.

1.1 secs.




04:27 / 04:38-04:41

The people walk through the picture.

3.6 secs.




05:29 / 05:43-05:44

Joan can be seen a little bit longer in the car.

0.4 secs.




06:01 / 06:16

Joan is approaching with the flowers a bit earlier.

0.4 secs.




Alternative material
06:15-06:24 / 06:30-07:05

In the 2D version, you can only shortly see some tree branches before a shot of young Joan.
After that, there is a half-distance shot where Susie mentions that she wants to be buried under that same tree.


The 3D version here first contains a much longer camera movement along the trees, the camera even moves to the two girls and some exclusive dialog can be heard (Susie is unable to light the joint).
Joan: 'Susie, you suck at this! Oh, come on, light it!'
Susie: 'I am.'
She lights it and the camera moves towards her when she utters the line that can also be heard in the 2D version.


3D version 26.4 secs. longer




Only 2D version longer
06:29-06:30 / 07:10

In the 2D version, Joan can be seen insignificantly longer.

+ 1.2 secs.




Alternative material
06:50-06:54 / 07:30-07:34

In the 2D version, you can see Bishop's house and Joan when she notices it.


The 3D version stays with the previous shot while Joan utters her sentence.


2D version 0.6 secs. longer




07:15 / 07:55

Bishop's can be seen a bit longer in the 3D version.

0.6 secs.




07:48 / 08:28-08:29

Joan's wound can be seen a bit earlier.

0.7 secs.




Alternative material
07:57-07:58 / 08:38-08:39

There is a frontal shot of Susie in the 2D version which is entirely missing in the 3D version (the only thing pictured).
In exchange, the 3D version shows the following shot a bit earlier.

No runtime difference




09:04 / 09:45-09:46

You can see the stairs a bit longer after Bishop has descended them with Susie.

0.8 secs.




09:42 / 10:24-10:25

First, Olympia can be seen a bit longer, then Jeff a bit earlier.

1 sec.




09:49 / 10:32

The text message can be seen a little bit longer.

0.4 secs.




10:11 / 10:55

Olympia's bellybutton piercing can be seen a bit earlier in the 3D version.

0.8 secs.




Alternative material
10:39-10:42 / 11:23-11:27

In the 3D version you can see in inone piece, and a bit longer, how the fire is ignited, then Olympia and Sandra are shown.

In the 2D version, the shots were split up:
The beginning of the following shot of Olympia and Sandra, which is contained in both versions, is inserted first before the scene switches to a later part of the fire shot. At the end, both versions are running simultaneously again with the shots of Olympia and Sandra.

3D version 1.1 secs. longer




13:52 / 14:37

Joan can be seen a bit longer.

0.2 secs.




16:06 / 16:51-16:53

The first shot of April sitting on Howard (from above) is a bit longer at the beginning.

1.9 secs.




16:50 / 17:37-17:39

April is waving her recently taken off bra a bit longer.

1.7 secs.




17:11 / 18:00

Howard can be be seen insignificantly longer.

0.4 secs.




17:27 / 18:16-18:18

Howard is looking around a bit longer.

1.3 secs.




19:34 / 20:25-20:26

The teens are running towards the water a bit longer.

0.8 secs.




19:43 / 20:35

The next shot of that from above is a bit longer, too.

0.8 secs.




19:54 / 20:46-20:47

After the boy has negated the question about the fart, the following shot is a bit longer at the beginning.

0.6 secs.




19:56 / 20:49

Really small extension of a shot.

0.2 secs.





20:26 / 21:19-21:21

Bishop is pushing the stretcher into the room much further.

1.9 secs.




20:46 / 21:41

Bishop's hand is on the machine a little bit longer.

0.4 secs.




20:48 / 21:43-21:44

More blood and grease is running through the tube.

0.8 secs.




20:50 / 21:46-21:47

The next shot of it, from another angle, is a bit longer, too.

0.8 secs.




24:30 / 25:27

Slight extension of a shot when Paul and Olympia are getting closer with each other.

0.2 secs.




29:53 / 30:50-30:51

Joan can be seen a bit longer on the stretcher at the beginning of the flashback.

1.3 secs.




30:01 / 30:59-31:00

Susie gets drenched witch alcohol a bit longer.

0.7 secs.




30:09 / 31:08-31:09

A following shot of a leg in a close-up from another angle begins much earlier.

1.1 secs.




Only 2D version longer
30:10 / 31:10

In exchange, it is longer at the end in the 2D version.

+ 0.7 secs.




Alternative material
30:12-30:15 / 31:12-31:14

The next shot of the alcohol dripping on the leg is one continuous take in the 3D version.
In the 2D version, there is a shot of Susie's face inserted (the only picture below), and the 'treatment' of the leg is shown a bit shorter in total.

2D version 0.3 secs. longer




30:22 / 31:21-31:23

Bishop can be seen a bit longer before the following shot of Joan begins a bit earlier.

1.7 secs.




30:54 / 31:55-31:56

Susie is shown a bit longer lying on the stretcher.

1.4 secs.




33:52 / 34:54-34:55

Paul is standing a bit longer in the picture before sitting down.

0.6 secs.




34:02 / 35:05

Slight extension of a shot of Joan with the coffee.

0.2 secs.




34:09 / 35:12-35:13

Joan can be seen a bit longer before the following shot starts a bit earlier.

0.9 secs.




34:33 / 35:37

The shot (Olympia is hugging Paul) starts insignificantly earlier.

0.4 secs.




34:44 / 35:48-35:53

Joan is standing in the room a bit longer before leaving eventually.

5.5 secs.




35:30 / 36:39-36:40

The moon can be seen a bit longer.

0.6 secs.




36:45 / 37:55-37:57

The dead body which Joan is pointing her light at (hardly recognizable) can be seen a bit longer.

1.6 secs.




36:48 / 38:00-38:01

Same here.

0.8 secs.




38:37 / 39:50-39:51

Susie's head can be seen a bit longer after her neck has been broken. Additionally, the following shot from the side starts a bit earlier.

1.4 secs.




39:14 / 40:28-40:28

At the end of the flashback, the camera remains focused on Susie's feet a bit longer.

0.6 secs.




41:50 / 43:04

Slight extension of a shot of Joan entering the room.

0.2 secs.




41:55 / 43:09-43:10

Joan can be seen a bit longer with the knife in her hand.

0.4 secs.




46:12 / 47:27-47:28

Prolonged shot of the cemetery.

1.1 secs.




46:18 / 47:34-47:37

Joan is running towards the camera a bit longer.

2.4 secs.




47:47 / 49:06-49:07

Joan is standing in the hallway a bit longer before you can see dead Jeff.

0.6 secs.




47:52 / 49:12-49:14

Kneeling Joan can be seen a bit longer before Jeff is shown a bit earlier.

1.8 secs.




47:59 / 49:21-49:22

Joan can be seen a bit longer from the hallway.

1 sec.




48:00 / 49:23

The closer shot of her is a bit longer, too.

0.6 secs.




48:05 / 49:28-49:30

The following one as well.

1.6 secs.




Alternative material
48:07-48:08 / 49:32-49:33

In the 2D version, a part of the shortened shot before is inserted again, whereas the 3d version is showing the shot from above a bit longer.

3D version 0.5 secs. longer





48:21 / 49:46-49:48

Joan can be seen a bit longer from the hallway.

1.6 secs.




Alternative material
48:37 / 50:04

In the 2D version, Joan can be seen from the side a bit earlier, whereas the 3D version remains in the view from the hallway a bit longer.

3D version 0.3 secs. longer




49:55 / 51:22-51:23

When Joan is led away, the close shot from the side is a bit longer.

0.8 secs.




53:33 / 55:01-55:02

You can see the warden who has landed directly in front of the camera a bit longer.

0.8 secs.




53:35 / 55:04

Joan can be seen a bit longer behind bars.

0.5 secs.




54:35 / 56:04-56:07

Joan is standing at the door a bit longer.

2.7 secs.




54:40 / 56:12-56:13

She is standing a bit longer at the stretcher.

0.6 secs.




54:42 / 56:15-56:16

She is lying down the weapon a bit longer.

1.2 secs.




Alternative material
54:46-54:48 / 56:20-56:25

The 3D version is showing Melvin with the knife in his throat a bit longer before the camera moves up to Joan.


The 2D version, however, contains an alternative, closer take of Joan.


3Dversion 3.1 secs. longer




54:58 / 56:35-56:37

Young Joan on the stretcher can be seen a bit longer at the beginning of the flashback.

2 secs.




55:03 / 56:42-56:43

The fingers reaching for the razor can be seen a bit longer.

1.4 secs.




55:05 / 56:45-56:46

Bishop can be seen a bit longer.

0.8 secs.




55:07 / 56:48-56:49

The razor in the hand can be seen a bit longer before the following shot of Joan is shown a bit earlier.

1.4 secs.




Only 2D version longer
56:09 / 57:51

When Joan attacks Bishop, the 2D version is a few frames longer.

+ 0.2 secs.




Alternative material
56:11 / 57:53

They both are messing around a bit longer directly in front of the camera in the 3D version, whereas in the 2D version, there is an additional shot from the side inserted (the only picture below).

No runtime difference




Only 2D version longer
56:22-56:23 / 58:04

The continuous shot in the 3D version (Joan reaching for the tube) is interrupted by an additional shot from the side in the 2D version.

+ 1 sec.




56:24 / 58:05-58:06

At the end, the shot is insignificantly longer in the 3D version before the following shot starts a bit earlier.

0.4 secs.




56:29 / 58:11-58:12

More blood is running out of the tube in a close-up before the following shot of Joan starts a bit earlier.

1.3 secs.




56:36 / 58:19-58:20

Joan can be seen a bit longer frontally before the following shot starts a bit earlier.

1 sec.




Alternative material
56:43 / 58:27

You can see the container about 0.4 secs. earlier in the 2D version (the only picture below).
The 3D version, however, remains with the pump in Joan's hand.

3D version 0.2 secs. longer




56:44 / 58:28-58:29

In exchange, the container can be seen a bit longer being filled further at the end in the 3D version.

0.8 secs.




56:47 / 58:32

The shot of Joan is slightly longer.

0.4 secs.




56:48 / 58:33-58:34

Bishop can be seen a bit longer.

0.8 secs.




57:27 / 59:13-59:14

Paul running away can be seen a bit earlier.

0.6 secs.




57:39 / 59:26

Another shot of the running was slightly shortened for the 2D version.

0.6 secs.




58:02 / 59:49-59:50

Same here.

0.6 secs.




58:30 / 60:18-60:24

Joan is walking through the house a bit longer.

5.7 secs.




58:40 / 60:34-60:35

Same here.

1.5 secs.




58:44 / 60:39-60:40

Another shot was shortened in the 2D version.

1 sec.




58:46 / 60:42-60:46

The next one, too, is significantly shorter.

4.1 secs.




58:57 / 60:57-60:59

A longer movement through the room in the 3D version.

1.8 secs.




64:36 / 66:38

The blade at the foot can be seen insignificantly longer.

0.2 secs.




64:46 / 66:48-66:49

The camera stays focused a bit longer during the following cutting in the 3D version.

0.6 secs.





65:50 / 67:53

Paul's hand can be seen insignificantly earlier.

0.2 secs.
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