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Elektra

Comparison:

  • Theatrical Version
  • Director´s Cut
Release: Jun 06, 2008 - Author: LJSilver - Translator: Victor - external link: IMDB
Comparison between the Theatrical Version and the Director's Cut. Both versions have been taken from the US-DVDs from 20th Century Fox. Although the DC of ELEKTRA is about 3 minutes longer, we are spared extended dialogue scenes. A little more violence here and there, even a new score from time to time. ELEKTRA is an example for a successfully and reasonably extended Director's Cut of the kind we'd like to see more often.

The DC is 182 seconds longer than the TV!

00:00 Min.



The Fox and Regency-Logo are colored differently.


No time difference




6:35 Min. - 6:51 Min.



Alternative shot of Elektra whispering into Isaacs' ear: " I died once". In the DC, Isaacs asks what it is like to be dead. Whether there is a god and white light.


DC 14 Sec. longer.


DC:



TV:




6:53 Min. - 6:55 Min.



In the DC, we see Isaacs' pistol hanging on Elektras weapon poking out of Isaacs' chest. The TV shows a shot of the gun falling out of his hand.


No time difference.


DC:



TV:



14:44 Min. - 14:51 Min.



In the TV, Elektra throws away McCabe's present basket, while in the DC she puts something into the closet.


TV 5 Sec. longer.


DC:



TV:



15:37 Min. - 15:48 Min.



After Elektra wakes up, she seems full of panic in the DC, in the TV only slightly irritated.


DC 7 Sec. longer.


DC:



TV:




18:59 Min. - 19:02 Min.



Little Elektra runs down the stairs longer.


DC 3 Sec. longer.




19:59 Min. - 20:15 Min.



Elektra walks up and down nervously. Suddenly, she has a vision of a masked human being shooting her through a window. The piping of the tea kettle ends the vision.


DC 16 Sec. longer.




28:00 Min. - 28:18 Min.



Alt. shot of Elektra. In the DC she looks into Abby's room once more.


DC 11 Sec. longer.


DC:



TV:



29:31 Min. - 29:51 Min.



Little Elektra gets up and walks to the bed of her dead mother. Her grabbing the amulet is longer in the TV.


DC 19 Sec. longer.




32:18 Min. - 32:21 Min.



The shot of McCabe at the vineyard is different.


No time difference.


DC:



TV:



32:24 Min. - 32:38 Min.



McCabe talks some more about Mark Miller, the rest is shown in alt. shots.


DC 12 Sec. longer.




36:04 Min. - 36:55 Min.



The vision starts right away in the TV, the DC shows Elektra much longer. Elektra walks through the cabin, when suddenly the door opens and a ninja shoots her, as seen in the vision before. Elektra hears the ninja killing the screaming Abby and Mark. Then she manages to do her time jump trick and we're back at the beginning.


DC 51 Sec. longer.




40:07 Min. - 41:04 Min.



The meeting with "The Hand" has been recut. The DC shows Kirigi handing a knife to the abnegator. We assume that he is to kill himself with it, but we don't get to see it.


DC 27 Sec. longer.




41:52 Min. - 41:57 Min.



On the ferry, McCabe tells Elektra about Sticks whereabouts. The TV shows the talk from McCabe's perspective, as he comes back from the vineyard.


TV 1 Sec. longer.


DC:



TV:



43:54 Min. - 44:06 Min.



The talk between Stick and Elektra is different in shots and content. In the DC, she uses the word "Shit", when she gets to know that Kirigi is after her.


TV 5 Sec. longer.



46:48 Min. - 46:49 Min.



Longer Ego-Perspective of the driving car.


DC 1 Sec. longer.



51:26 Min. - 52:43 Min.



The meditation is recut in the DC. Elektra telling Abby about Kimagure is missing.


TV 27 Sec. longer.



54:24 Min. - 54:45 Min.



The camera moves through the house and we hear a car-door slamming. The following sequence with the eagle on the window has a better edit, for McCabe shoots faster and without warning.


DC 7 Sec. longer.


DC:



TV:



54:57 Min.



Very short shot of the bald "Hand"-member.


TV 0,5 Sec. longer.



55:42 Min.



A short long shot of McCabe sneaking through the house is missing in the DC.


TV 1 Sec. longer.



56:23 Min. - 56:25 Min.



Another shot of McCabe and members of "The Hand" is missing. The DC contains a different shot of two henchmen.


No time difference.


DC:



TV:



56:49 Min.



The DC is lacking a scene of Kirigi introducing his henchmen (Typhoid, Stone, Tattoo). Here we don't get to know their names.


TV 5 Sec. longer.



56:52 Min. - 57:05 Min.



In the TV, Kirigi kills McCabe right away. We only see him striking out with his sword. In the DC, McCabe taunts Kirigi, calling him a "Dickhead" and saying that Kirigi will die before Elektra. Kirigi chops off his head.


DC 5 Sec. longer.


DC:



TV:



73:45 Min. - 74:06 Min.



A vision of Little Elektra by the well in the DC. In the TV, the camera movement towards Elektra is a bit longer.


DC 18 Sec. longer.



74:34 Min. - 74:39 Min.



In the TV two shots of Ninjas climbing around on the house, in the DC an alternative shot and one of Elektra with a candle in her hand.


DC 2 Sec. longer.


DC:



TV:



75:26 Min. - 75:28 Min.



The shot of Elektra is a bit shorter. Little Elektra from the Off: "What's the matter? Is something wrong?"


TV 1 Sec. longer.



76:27 Min. - 76:40 Min.



Shot of Elektra. She foresees the direction from which Kirigi will attack.


DC 13 Sec. longer.



77:07 Min. - 77:08 Min.



Alt. shot of Kirigi. The line "There's nothing you can do. So the balance tips to me." is missing in the DC


No time difference.



77:10 Min. - 77:14 Min.



When Abby says "Let her go", the shots of Kirigi and Elektra have been rearranged.


No time difference.



80:44 Min. - 80:49 Min.



In the Vision, Elektra sees the labyrinth.


DC 5 Sec. longer.



83:22 Min.



Kirigi's line "I told you: There's nothing you can do." is missing in the DC


TV 4 Sec. longer.



83:40 Min. - 83:46 Min.



Long shot of Kirigi walking towards Elektra.


DC 6 Sec. longer.



84:08 Min.



Short flashback of Kirigi attacking.


DC 0,5 Sec. longer.



84:11 Min. - 84:14 Min.



The shot of Elektra is shorter in the DC, in exchange that of Kirigi is longer.


No time difference.



84:21 Min. - 84:24 Min.



Elektra stabs Kirigi a second time. Shot of the mortally wounded Kirigi. The shot of her picking up her weapon is different in both versions.


DC 2 Sec. longer.


DC:




TV:



85:05 Min.



In the DC we can see the Sai entering Typhoids head, whereas in the TV the weapon has already gone through the head when we get to see it.


DC 0,25 Sec. longer.



85:51 Min. - 85:55 Min.



In the TV we see a shot of the empty room, whereas in the DC Little Elektra vanishes with the words "I'm not afraid anymore".


DC 1 Sec. longer.


DC:



TV:



87:16 Min. - 87:25 Min.



Elektra whimpers and cries some more.


DC 7 Sec. longer.




88:25 Min.



How Elektra tells Mark to take care of Abby, is missing in the DC.


TV 5 Sec. longer.




The Director's Cut is about 182 Sec. longer than the Theatrical Version. The recut material has an overall running time of about 7 minutes and 20 seconds.

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