Comparison between the Director's Cut and the Theatrical Edition.
Postal represents another game video adaptation of the infamous Ggerman director Uwe Boll(House of the Dead, Bloodrayne), although there aren't really any similarities with the game. It's rather a harsh satire against everybody and everything.
After being available for a long time as the normal theatrical cut a prolonged Director's Cut with 20 minutes of new footage was announced. Effectively the Director's Cut runs approx. only 10 minutes more (the alternative scenes of the theatrical cut are not included).
Besides scene extensions and alternative scenes, there are completely new scenes, that offer more of the harsh humor and particularly in regard to the scene in 41:31.
By the way the Unrated US DVD features only the normal theatrical cut. The theatrical cut was censored for R-rating very strongly (but it is nevertheless amazing that the movie got a rating at all, because the Americans fall flat in this movie).
All in all: Those who enjoyed this movie in the theatrical cut, will like the Director's Cut even more and vice versa.
The time indices relate to the theatrical cut, the time indices in brackets relate to the Director's Cut
Theatrical Cut = 102:28 Min.
Director's Cut = 112:38 Min.
03:36 (03:36) In the Director's Cut the camera pans over several pictures in Dude's apartment. One can see the Dude and his wife evolving over the years.
03:48 (04:00) After Postal has switched the program, the DC shows a newscaster who is reporting about a state in the USA, which has advanced the definition of honor.
05:55 (06:20) The public appearance of the mayoral candidate Wells is a little bit longer in the DC. He builds up a frame and starts his advertisement for his "FUCK YOU!" party. Thereby he is talking to the citizens and tells disgusting things. The Theatrical Edition features an alternative sequence, that has not been used in the Director's Cut. Additionally the camera moves back into the supermarket.
Director's Cut = 52,5 Sec.
Theatralic Cut = 16,5 Sec.
10:03 (11:04) After Dude's eruption during his job interview different shots were used in both editions.
Director's Cut = 18,1 Sec.
Theatrical Cut = 10,4 Sec.
11:49 (12:58) You can see the members of the sect a little bit longer from behind, while Ritchie introduces uncle Dave. Uncle Dave can be seen from behind. In the Theatrical Cut you can see Ritchie a little bit longer.
Director's Cut = 26,7 Sec.
Theatrical Cut = 3,2 Sec.
15:34 (16:55) In the Director's Cut, one conversation between Ritchie and uncle Dave is a little bit longer. In the theatrical cut Ritchie can be seen a bit longer.
Directors Cut = 26,7 Sec.
Thratrical Cut = 3,2 Sec.
18:30 (20:14) The coffeeshop scene with the guy, who can't decide what he wants to choose is more longer in the Director's Cut. Faith, the service, informs him that she's going to serve the other customers first so that he can decide what to buy. A muslim with a crazy girlfriend (later more to this point) is the next costumer.
31:21 (34:07) Once again Wells' speech in front of the supermarket is longer in the DC. The owner of this shop, Habib, comes out and asks, what all these poeple are doing there. In the theatrical cut there is a scene with Habib, which is not featured in the DC.
Director's Cut = 40,5 Sec.
Theatrical Cut = 6,8 Sec.
33:07 (36:26) Right before the scene in which Dude uses Harry in his wheelchair to climb over the fence the DC features Dude's other attempts. At first he simply tries to climb over it but hurts his hand. Then he tries to get his foot under it but this also doesn't work. After that failed experiment he goes back to Harry and tries it with him. In the theatrical cut there is an alternative scene, where the Dude is using his hands to flutter up and down in front of Harry's face.
Director's Cut = 44,2 Sec.
Theatrical Cut = 4,7 Sec.
34:34 (38:33) The scene in which the black cop scolds with Harry is different in both editions. In the DC he rails against Harry because he earned only 10 bucks and he is much more angry.
Also the scene with the Dude, who tries to short-circuit the car, is a little bit different in both editions.
Director's Cut = 19,4 Sec.
Theatrical Cut = 15,3 Sec.
34:54 (38:57) A view through the fence is a little bit longer in the Theatrical Cut. In this scene you can see Greg and Harry.
Theatrical Cut = 1,2 Sec.
35:05 (39:07) The scene in the garage is longer in the DC. In this scene Greg rails against Harry and combs Harry's hair with a brush.
35:38 (40:05) A shot of the garage door closing completely.
40:27 (45:06) In Little Germany: As the announcer introduces Uwe Boll, he is talking shortly about the death of Wells.
Different angles were used in both editions.
Director's Cut = 15,4 Sec.
Theatrical Cut = 11,8 Sec.
41:08 (45:50) One can see Greg a little bit longer. Faith is bringing a coffee to John (Ralf Moeller) and Greg.
Afterwards John asks Greg if it is right how he (Greg) treats Harry. Greg tells him a little story how he has met Harry: Harry has knocked Greg's dog with his bike over and thereby broke his neck. When John asks if he has brought Harry to a hospital Greg says that he has brought his dog to a medic and that he has put Harry in the luggage space of his car. When he opened it a few days later and realized that Harry is still alive, they were "business partner".
41:28 (47:02) In the DC a close up of Greg's face can bee seen. Whereas in the theatrical cut the former shot is used a little bit longer.
Director's Cut = 2,1 Sek.
Theatrical Cut = 0,3 Sek.
41:31 (47:04) In the theatrical cut a conversation between the old gentlemen is missing. The left (without glasses) tells that he has known a girl, which thought that sperm would be medicine. She even bottled sperm for her kids to boost their immune system. But all gained Aids. Then he asks the gentlemen with the glasses if she might have been gay. He answers that the pontifex also wears dresses and both roar with laughter.
41:31 (47:32) The conversation between the announcer and Uwe Boll is longer. Boll tells that Verne Troyer is the star in his next Game adaption "Pong"!. After that, like in the Theatrical Cut, Boll tells the announcer about financing his movies by Nazigold. Suddenly a voice sounds of the audience and an angered old woman calls to Boll that her husband died in Auschwitz. Boll answers that his grandfather also died there, but he fell off the watchtower. Then the appalled-looking old lady is taken away by some security guards. The announcer looks to Boll speechlessly. In the Theatrical Cut different angles were used.
Director's Cut = 52,8 Sek
Theatrical Cut = 17,9 Sek.
46:27 (53:03) Osama asks Mohammed how they should get in the building. Thereupon one of their guys throws a rope over the wall, but without clamping an end. Osama looks irritated while they're trying a step-up to climb over the wall.
46:43 (53:35) When Boll gives Verne Troyer the gold teeth, he says in the DC that one of them belongs to Schlomo Wasserstein.
48:11 (55:06) During the fight on stage, Faith starts to bet and Greg and John step in.
48:43 (55:49) During the shooting in the DC a shot of the old gentleman with the glasses has been inserted.
57:44 (64:51) The girls from Dave's sect are talking with Verne Troyer, and are trying to get a role in his next movie. In the Theatrical Cut one can see a different view.
DC = 17,6 Sec.
KF = 3,6 Sec.
59:02 (66:24) The Taliban watches more of the TV News.
63:24< (70:49) Only the Director's Cut contains a view of the bunker. Therefore one can see Ritchie a little bit longer in the Thetrical Edition.
DC = 2,6 Sec.
KF = 1,6 Sec.
63:31 (70:57) Postal Dude suddenly starts to recognize the blond girl from Dave's sect. She was also at the coffeeshop (look 18:30), and was hanging out with the Arabian guy. He thinks that she had sex with the Arabian to get the plans.
65:28 (73:18) Two shots of the girls, who watch the apes raping Verne, can only be seen in the Director's Cut.
67:58 (75:54) The scene with Osama at the seminar is much longer in the Director's Cut. The host teaches the audiance how to speak perfect English as a foreigner. Osama is really concentrating on this point. In the Theatrical Cut additional material can be seen.
DC = 44,3 Sec.
KF = 5,9 Sec.
75:10 (83:43) One shot is a little bit longer in the DC.
75:16 (83:50) Only in the DC one can see the two girls shooting at eachother. The following scene with the other two girls and the Dude has been made differently in the two versions.
DC = 13,4 Sec.
KF = 12,6 Sec.
79:48 (88:23) You can see Osama escaping through the door after a guy from the seminar yells after him. Afterwards he sells one of his book to a dark skinned man. After the guy has paid with his credit card (it didn't work as Osama tried it), he says, that he is American too even though he is black.
Next scene: The Dude dashes with the ice car through the town. Civilians fire on him while he's driving. He hits one of them so that the guy flies over another car. One bicycle rider, who is shooting at the car, cruises towards him, but Dude shoots him down first. Then one can see a woman with a buggy, while Dude is saying to Faith that he has cracked one of his nails: Meanwhile he isn't looking at the street.
79:53 (89:21) In the Thetrical Cut the scene where Dude knocks the buggy over can only be seen very shortly from the side. In the DC, there's a slow motion and a closer view of the action. The Dude is scared and asks what that might have been. Then one can see the buggy flying through the air.
DC = 12,3 Sec.
KF = 1,8 Sec.
80:03 (89:41) You can see the terrorist's car driving through the town. Osama tells Mohamed about the seminar which was simply beautiful in his opinion.
81:28 (91:37) Greg is kissing Dudes ex-girlfriend a second time. She watches after him.
89:06 (99:17) After Osama's phone call with President Bush different scenes are following in the two editions. In the Theatrical Cut Osama hangs up, takes his gun, wants to run away but comes back to get the coins out of the phone. But the phone is empty and therefore he starts to curse. In the DC he hangs up the phone. Then one can see Bush saying that he should take a phone card the next tme. And again you see Osama trying to get the money out of the phone and cursing because he doesn't get anything.
DC = 7,9 Sek.
KF = 9,1 Sek.