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Full Frontal

Comparison:

  • Theatrical Version
  • Extended Version
Release: Mar 17, 2014 - Author: Buster - Translator: Sebbe - external link: IMDB
Steven Soderbergh's Full Frontal is a mysterious, rather experimental patchwork movie. It shows one whole day of a bunch of different Hollywood-stereotyped people in Los Angeles. All of them are more or less related with Gus, a perverse producer, whose current movie Rendezvouz, a movie in the movie, is being shot by David Fincher.

The viewer has to take special care so as to know whether the movie or the movie in the movie is right now shown in order to follow the story. Well...story? There is no such thing as a coherent story in this movie. The stringing together of the individual sequences rather seems inconsiderate. The Blu-ray-exclusive extended version does not change that and has nothing new to offer. The story does not become more comprehensible nor do the characters seem more likeable.


This is a comparison between the Theatrical Version (US DVD) and the Extended Version (US BD) of the movie.

Running Times:
Theatrical Version: 100:49 min. NTSC incl. end credits
Extended Version: 111:42 min. NTSC incl. end credits

The Extended Version is 10 minutes and 53 seconds longer than the Theatrical Version.

Differences:
11 additional scenes: 7 minutes and 28 seconds
18 extended scenes: 3 minutes and 25 seconds
Extended Scene in the Extended Version:
00:07:54
Lee and Carl Bright, who actually don't have anything to say to each other anymore, spend some time together having breakfast in the kitchen. Carl feels inferior and tells Lee about a dream he had had. Lee is not that interested but that does not stop Carl from talking. In the extended version, Carl adds that his urine had been green in his dream.

11 sec.




Extended Scene in the Extended Version:
00:09:05
The theater director Arthur Dean is standing a little bit longer in front of the empty stage on which the play "The Sound And The Führer" will be shown soon.

3 sec.




Extended Scene in the Extended Version:
00:10:14
The masseuse Linda Sharp, sister of Lee Bright, has an appointment with a customer. The extended version shows her leaving her apartment, putting her stuff into the trunk of her small car and watching a neighbor drive away with his motorcycle.

39 sec.




Extended Scene in the Extended Version:
00:10:53
The plane with which Francesca Davis and Calvin Cummings are getting to Los Angeles is shown longer floating through the air.

8 sec.




Extended Scene in the Extended Version:
00:15:56
On the way to her customer Linda meets her brother-in-law Carl at a traffic light. They talk a little; Linda's thoughts can be heard after they have said their goodbyes in the extended version. She likes Carl. She thinks that he is a nice guy and that he really means it when he is asking her how she is doing.

23 sec.




Extended Scene in the Extended Version:
00:19:17
Carl, a bit absentminded, is talking with his colleague Lucy in the office. He is shown slightly longer just before Lucy is asking him if he is all right.

7 sec.




Extended Scene in the Extended Version:
00:26:42
Lee Bright is conducting a job interview with the young applicant David. After she has ended the interview with the usual set phrases (you will hear from us, do not call us, we will call you), Lee invites him to a little test. The theatrical version lacks David taking off his shoes.

7 sec.




Additional Scene in the Extended Version:
00:34:25
The rehearsal for the play "The Sound And The Führer" is under way. The actor playing Hitler is flirting with an actress.

55 sec.




Additional Scene in the Extended Version:
00:37:04
Lee is driving to a hotel with her car. She is obviously taking part in a meeting, but the viewer does not get any detailed information about it.

56 sec.




Extended Scene in the Extended Version:
00:53:35
Director Soderbergh had to change the love scene between Lee and Calvin in order to get a lower age rating. The extended version contains a few more seconds.

6 sec.




Extended Scene in the Extended Version:
00:55:43
When Francesca, Calvin and Arthur are waiting in the lobby of Miramax Film, Arthur is shown longer looking for a tie.

10 sec.




Extended Scene in the Extended Version:
01:04:23
Gus Delario tries to convince Linda during a massage to pleasure him for an additional 500 dollars. When she is hurrying into the bathroom to wash her hands after that, the theatrical version does not show her throwing up.

17 sec.




Extended Scene in the Extended Version:
01:06:52
Arthur and the Hitler actor are sitting in the backstage area of the theater. Their small talk is a little bit longer here. They talk about unimportant stuff.

14 sec.




Additional Scene in the Extended Version:
01:07:06
Francesca and Calvin are sitting in a café. He wants to know how she, as a journalist, decides on who she is writing about and how she judges that person. She tells him that she only writes about people in which she believes.

52 sec.




Additional Scene in the Extended Version:
01:07:58
Calvin accompanies Francesca to a shooting location. She says goodbye to him because she is hungry and wants to get a quick snack. Calvin calls his wife and tells her that something has come up; he has to go to a birthday party of some guy called Gus. Calvin says that he would like her to come join him at this party in the evening.

53 sec.




Extended Scene in the Extended Version:
01:10:52
Carl, who has just lost his job, comes home and calls for his dog Django. He does not come, so Carl starts looking for him. The bedroom door is shown a bit longer while Carl is calling for his dog.

8 sec.




Extended Scene in the Extended Version:
01:13:05
Lee takes a look around in a sex shop. She talks a bit longer on the phone with her sister Linda and encourages her to go to Gus' birthday party.

10 sec.




Additional Scene in the Extended Version:
01:13:15
Carl has found Django in the meantime. He is lying on his back a bit wasted after having eaten six hash brownies. Carl tries to call his wife Lee but she does not answer.

11 sec.




Additional Scene in the Extended Version:
01:13:26
Lee is still in the sex shop when her phone is ringing. It is Carl but she rejects the call, because she does not want to talk to him now.

9 sec.




Additional Scene in the Extended Version:
01:13:35
Carl knows now that Lee has rejected his call.

5 sec.





Additional Scene in the Extended Version:
01:13:40
Lee wants to have her purchase wrapped as a present, but the two salesmen cannot do this. Lee asks whether they have given her back her credit card. One of the guys says he did. The other guy puts some free condoms into her plastic bag, wishes her a nice day and asks her to leave. When Lee is suddenly reaching into her purse, the two guys fear that she will pull out a gun, so they overpower her. Luckily they also sell handcuffs.

1 min. and 9 sec.




Additional Scene in the Extended Version:
01:14:29
Carl, in panic, calls the veterinary. The person on the phone asks him to check his dog for vital signs.

46 sec.




Additional Scene in the Extended Version:
01:15:15
The misunderstanding in the sex shop has been cleared up and Lee is freed from the handcuffs.

33 sec.




Extended Scene in the Extended Version:
01:16:57
Los Angeles by night is shown longer.

9 sec.




Additional Scene in the Extended Version:
01:21:13
The actor playing Hitler is talking to a colleague during a break. He gets upset about him having always to explain himself to journalists. A call interrupts the conversation.

59 sec.




Extended Scene in the Extended Version:
01:22:15
The baking pan with the missing hash brownies is shown a little bit longer.

3 sec.




Additional Scene in the Extended Version:
01:22:22
Lee tries to call her husband back.

5 sec.




Extended Scene in the Extended Version:
01:45:06
Francesca and Calvin meet up a little bit earlier at the airport shortly before the last shot.

14 sec.

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