This is a comparison between the regular version on the US-DVD released by Blue Underground and the extended version on the German Blu-Ray released by Subkultur.
- 1 relevant difference
- Difference in time: 15.7 sec
Deathdream is a pretty unpleasant shocker movie directed by Bob Clark in 1974. It deals with the Vietnam War in a rather curious way. In Germany, audiences now have the possibility, to buy the first worldwide HD-release of the movie. The box not only includes an uncut verison of the movie – the version included is even a little longer than the ones known from DVDs in the USA or France.
Back when the movie was released, the Vietnam War was still going on. The themes of the flick were carried to extremes during the final sequence just before the credits: In front of an apocalyptic shot of a burning car above her son’s grave – which he just moments ago rose from as a zombie – the mother says that after all, her son returned back home – unlike other sons. Apparently, this comment was a little too cynical and therefore had been cut out of all formerly known releases. The US-DVD’s bonus material does include a longer ending, yet not the mother’s entire comment.
Thanks to Beyond-Media.at for providing us with the material for this comparison!
Runtimes are listed as follows:
US-DVD [NTSC] / German Blu-ray
Additional logo at the beginning of the Blu-ray.
09:47-09:48 / 09:54
A minor cut due to a faulty master for the Blu-ray: A short missing sequence after Howie got into the truck.
+ 0.8 sec
37:49-37:50 / 37:55
On the US-DVD, Andy is shown sligthly earlier sitting on the rocking chair in the dark.
+ 0.8 sec
86:44 / 86:49-87:04
When Andy slumped onto his own grave and his mother holds his hand, the following shot begins earlier. Behind the police officers, Andy’s car explodes a little earlier. While the officer on the right side leaves and the other two turn around, the camera pans down to the mother a little earlier.
Mother: "Andy's home. Some boys never come home."
Note: The last words are heard just when the regular version continues. There, however, we just hear the score. This can be noticed due to the slightly altering image quality.