Release: Mar 12, 2011 - Author: Blade41 - Translator: Gladion - external link: IMDB - more from this series
After 24 - Twenty Four was first aired in 2001 in the USA the series about Kiefer Sutherland as Agent Jack Bauer soon became a huge hit. The real-time concept alone where 1 season was taking place during only one day alone was enough to make the series interesting. Even though some of the coincidential events are a little too unrealistic it's easy to overlook them - after all, they couldn't just show Jack Bauer sitting on his desk for 2 hours just to be realistic - nobody would want to watch something like this!
In spring 2010, 24 - Twenty Four ended after 8 seasons and one TV movie. At least for now - they are planning to release a cinema film that evolves the story a little further. We will see whether or not the transition from TV to the Theatres will work out fine for Jack Bauer.
The Extended Versions
In November 2010 the 8th season was released on DVD and Blu-ray. As a little bonus feature the producers included extended versions for 7 episodes.
The extended versions each consist of a scene which is added to the last scene of the respective episode's TV version. The additions evolve the plot slightly further and also give a little more insight into the characters.
If you really need these extended versions or not is up to you to decide. Each episode works just fine without them anyways.
This is a comparison between the TV Version and the Extended DVD Version which both are included in the German DVD box-set released by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
The extended version has 1 additional scene of 1:33 minutes.
In the end, a scene inside the CTU-base is shown. Arlo Glass is looking at an image from a surveillance camera, which shows Dana Walsh with her former boyfriend Kevin Wade. He talks to the security service.
He says his name and position and orders, as an exception and for security reasons, to list all the visitors in the area.
In the meantime Chloe asks Dana if the surveillance cameras in the underground carpark had recorded anything. Dana answers that Arlo would take care of that.
At that, Chloe goes to Arlo, who is still talking to the security service and is taking notes at the same time. He is noting that Kevin Wade has visited Dana Walsh and that he had stated he was a friend of hers and then apologizes - he quits the talk as soon as Chloe stands behind him. He harrumphs.
Chloe asks what he was doing and Arlo answers that it was not what she thought. Chloe reminds him that he was supposed to keep an eye on the surveillance camera, in case Jack is coming out of the car park, which could happen any moment. She asks him if he was in contact with traffic control.
Unconvincingly, Arlo answers he was, assures he will do the job, then tells her to take a loot at something: Dana was already visited twice by some strange guy and he asks himself why she is making such a secret out of it - Chloe says she doesn't want to see anything and after Arlo asks her if Dana had told her anything she makes fun of him. She says Dana told her about it in the bathroom, while braiding their hair.
She asks if he really thought he would get a girlfriend this way and offers to give a tip if he was really that desperate: women liked flowers, romantic gestures. She takes a pause before asking him if he tried online dating before.
Arlo is obviously surprised by the question and gives in, saying the surveillance is at work and that he only needs to unlock computer capacities. Chloe suggests that maybe Dana has heard from Cole by now and then returns to her.
Arlo wants to look for Kevin Wade in the National Crime Database, but turns to Chloe before, who asks him if everything was alright. He says everything was just fine and stops searching for Kevin Wade.
Chloe tells Dana Arlo was somewhat weird.