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Ruckus

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  • Theatrical Version
  • Extended Version
Release: Jul 10, 2016 - Author: brainbug1602 - Translator: DaxRider123 - external link: IMDB
This is a comparison betweehn the Theatrcal Version and the Extended Version, both included on the German Version released by Starlight.

Plot

Vietnam veteran Kyle Hanson is traumatized and moves around the county. In a small village he gets into a fight with a small group of men and thus get's into the police's clutches. Undersheriff Dave gathers together a group that wants to hose Kyle who, however, has some tricks ready to escape. In the end, they fight a running battle in the village and only the lone mother Jenny is on Kyle's side.

When "First Blood" hit the theaters in 1982, a lot of similar action movies were produced in the following years. What many people do not know, however, is the fact that "First Blood" might also be a rip-off, since "Ruckus" came out two years earlier and includes a lot of similarities regarding the plot. Both movies include a Vietnam repatriate who unwillingly gets into trouble with the law in a small village, resulting in a battle. Unlike the first Rambo-flick, Ruckus rather concentrates on the characters than the action. There are a few nice stunts and explosions, yet nobody really gets hurt and the ending is rather peace. Linda Blair depicts the movie's love interest Jenny. The German DVD's cover suggests a lot of action and ironically was based on the Rambo movie poster. If you go into this movie with that expectation you will be disappointed. A great deal of the movie is ratehr focused on the plot and action scenes are rather the icing on the cake.

Good reasons to watch Ruckus:

- Linda Blair
- Linda Blair on a Motocross Bike
- Linda Blair on a Motocross Bike during a wild ride through the countryside
- Linda Blair on a Motocross Bike during a wild ride through the countryside, accompanied by mushy music

The Extended version

The German DVD includes an extended version of the movie which includes roughly 15 minutes of additional footage. It is based on the Theatrical Version, yet includes some scenes that were taken from the German VHS. Apprarently, this VHS included an alternative cut of the movie with several extensions. There are plenty of additional sequences, yet most of them are only a few seconds long. Often, they just extend shots.

Is the Extended Version worth watching?

I would say: not really. Regarding the plot, the extensions are irrelevant and solely make the movie longer than it needs to be without giving it more relevance. The Theatrical Version is by far the better cut. Another problem of the Extended Version are numerous differences in image quality, since the additional scenes come from a VHS. The Extended Version is solely interesting for those who liked the Theatrical Version and now want to see more people standing around and cars driving through the scenery.

Runtimes:

Theatrical Version: 91:55 min.
Extended Version: 106:26 min.
[00:03:21][00:03:21]

Kyle gets the hamburger and pays for it. He walks to the side and puts the upper bun into his pocket and puts some toppings on the patty. Then he sits down in front of the restaurant.



Extended Version: 1:09 min.


[00:03:55][00:05:01]

Kyle eats his burger. The sergeant cearls a table and Cece deliberately throws a can at Kyle.



Extended Version: 28 sec.


[00:06:58][00:08:29]

Kyle is shown earlier walking through the streets.



Extended Version: 7 sec.


[00:07:22][00:09:00]

The car is shown a little earlier.



Extended Version: 2 sec.


[00:07:27][00:09:07]

The men are shown earlier.



Extended Version: 7 sec.


[00:07:37][00:09:24]

Ditto.



Extended Version: 4 sec.


[00:08:04][00:09:55]

The sergeant says that Kyle just got his jacket from an army shop to show off.



Extended Version: 5 sec.


[00:08:25][00:10:21]

At this point, they messed up the cut for the Extended Version.

The Extended Version shows the squashing of the eyes again. Subsequently, a sergeant gets kicked in the balls.



In return, a few seconds of the regular version are missing. There, the sergeant is kicked again.



Theatrical Version: 3 sec.
Extended Version: 7 sec.


[00:08:50][00:10:50]

Dave stops a truck. Meanwhile, the sheriff gets called because of the brawl and takes the call over the radio.



Extended Version: 39 sec.


[00:10:37][00:13:21]

Kyle hides in the undergrowth. The police follows him.



Extended Version: 13 sec.


[00:11:56][00:14:53]

The men get in the car.



Extended Version: 4 sec.


[00:11:59][00:14:59]

We see the cars driving away earlier.



Extended Version: 6 sec.


[00:12:29][00:25:33]

Kyle walks out of the house.



Extended Version: 12 sec.


[00:13:13][00:16:27]

Kyle is shown longer in the bushes.



Extended Version: 9 sec.


[00:13:18][00:16:43]

Mr. Bellows walks to the car and gets in.



Extended Version: 17 sec.


[00:13:34][00:17:11]

Kyle gets up.



Extended Version: 4 sec.


[00:13:41][00:17:23]

The sheriff is shown earlier.



Extended Version: 4 sec.


[00:13:51][00:17:36]

Kyle walks around the house and Jenny gets out of the kitchen.



Extended Version: 32 sec.


[00:16:46][00:21:01]

Kyle eats and Jenny looks to the phone.



Extended Version: 4 sec.


[00:17:07][00:21:24]

Jenny shown at the phone. In between there is a cut to Kyle.



Extended Version: 10 sec.


[00:19:04][00:23:26]

The car is shown earlier.



Extended Version: 4 sec.


[00:20:24][00:24:50]

Sarge shouts his buddy while he wants to open the door.



Extended Version: 6 sec.


[00:20:46][00:25:17]

Kyle drives off in an additional shot.



Extended Version: 2 sec.


[00:21:18][00:25:52]

The cars drive off longer.



Extended Version: 4 sec.


[00:21:20][00:25:59]

Kyle is shown longer riding the bike.



Extended Version: 2 sec.


[00:21:23][00:26:04]

The cars are shown longer. After that there is a shot of Kyle.



Extended Version: 6 sec.


[00:21:31][00:26:17]

The cars are shown longer.



Extended Version: 1 sec.


[00:21:35][00:26:22]

The car is shown longer. After that we see Kyle earlier.



Extended Version: 5 sec.


[00:21:42][00:26:34]

Kyle is shown longer.



Extended Version: 1 sec.


[00:21:58][00:26:51]

More cars drive around the corner.



Extended Version: 3 sec.


[00:22:06][00:27:01]

Kyle is shown longer and earlier during the next shot.



Extended Version: 4 sec.


[00:22:15][00:27:13]

We see Kyle. After tthat we see the cops arriving in their car.



Extended Version: 6 sec.


[00:22:26][00:27:30]

The sheriff calls for his men.



Extended Version: 5 sec.


[00:22:29][00:27:38]

Cut to the sheriff, after that we see the people.



Extended Version: 7 sec.


[00:22:42][00:27:58]

Another cut to the sheriff.



Extended Version: 1 sec.


[00:23:16][00:28:32]

The sheriff adds that Kyle stole a car and then beat up the deputy.



Extended Version: 6 sec.


[00:23:30][00:28:53]

Sam says that Kyle won't get far in the undergrowth. The sheriff wants to know whether or not anybody has another question.



Extended Version: 10 sec.


[00:23:40][00:29:13]

The people sprawl while Kyle moves through the bushes. He starts carving a stick. The sheriff walks through the undergrowth.



Extended Version: 34 sec.


[00:24:03][00:30:08]

Two men walk through the bushes. Then we see Kyle.



Extended Version: 6 sec.


[00:24:06][00:30:17]

Cuts back and forth between Kyle and the men.



Extended Version: 12 sec.


[00:24:30][00:30:52]

Sarge is shown earlier.



Extended Version: 5 sec.


[00:25:00][00:31:28]

Cut to Sarge. Kyle bends a bow.



Extended Version: 7 sec.


[00:25:04][00:31:39]

The guy swears and spits on the ground.



Extended Version: 4 sec.


[00:26:09][00:32:50]

Kyle does a wheelie.



Extended Version: 3 sec.


[00:27:17][00:33:58]

Kyle is shown longer. He eats the bun that he put in his pocket.



Extended Version: 6 sec.


[00:33:38][00:40:29]

The sheriff sits down and Dave guesses that Kyle is still close to Bellows Farm.



Extended Version: 9 sec.


[00:33:41][00:40:40]

Dave is shown longer.



Extended Version: 2 sec.


[00:34:23][00:41:23]

Short cut to the sheriff.



Extended Version: 1 sec.


[00:36:03][00:43:01]

Dave tells the boys what the sheriff told him.



Extended Version: 9 sec.


[00:36:16][00:43:23]

Dave says that the sheriff thinks that everyrhing will adjust itself.



Extended Version: 8 sec.


[00:36:37][00:43:51]

Dave starts to explain the plan. After that, Bellows is shown earlier.



Extended Version: 15 sec.


[00:36:56][00:44:23]

Bellows says that he will see them again on Monday and drives off.



Extended Version: 7 sec.


[00:37:04][00:44:37]

Ben is shown earlier.



Extended Version: 3 sec.


[00:37:39][00:45:14]

Cut to the van. Bobby walks towards them.



Extended Version: 12 sec.


[00:40:15][00:47:56]

Kyle puts the nail into the wall.



Extended Version: 8 sec.


[00:41:41][00:49:30]

Kyle leaves the room.



Extended Version: 6 sec.


[00:41:44][00:49:40]

Cut to Cece who watches Kyle.



Extended Version: 4 sec.


[00:42:06][00:50:05]

The camera pans down the house. In the process we hear the phone ringing.



Extended Version: 6 sec.


[00:42:22][00:50:26]

Sarge hangs up.



Extended Version: 3 sec.


[00:42:46][00:50:52]

Jenny says that she feels helpless.



Extended Version: 4 sec.


[00:42:56][00:51:06]

Over the radio Cece gets to know that backup is on its way. After that Kyle is shown longer.



The Theatrical Version shows a scene that the Extended Version shows later.

There, Cece is shown lying on the floor. She shouts into the phone and says that he might have get rid of Kyle long ago.



Theatrical Version: 14 sec.
Extended Version: 6 sec.


[00:43:52][00:51:54]

Kyle is standing at the window longer.



Extended Version: 1 sec.


[00:44:01][00:52:04]

Kyle gets into the room.



Extended Version: 4 sec.


[00:44:31][00:52:38]

Jenny calls after Kyle. He stops shortly, then goes out. After that, the cars are shown earlier.



Extended Version: 22 sec.


[00:44:38][00:53:08]

Cut to Cece behind the tree.



Extended Version: 2 sec.


[00:45:00][00:53:32]

The men are shown a little earlier.



Extended Version: 3 sec.


[00:45:27][00:54:01]

Dave is shown longer. After that, the men are shown earlier.



Extended Version: 5 sec.


[00:45:37][00:54:16]

Two shots of the men hiding.



Extended Version: 7 sec.


[00:45:47][00:54:32]

We see the field, then Kyle.



Extended Version: 8 sec.


[00:46:10][00:55:03]

Now we see the missing scene from earlier of Cece shouting into the phone.



Extended Version: 13 sec.


[00:46:32][00:55:36]

Kyle closes the door and pulls out his knife.



Extended Version: 8 sec.


[00:46:36][00:55:47]

Kyle puts the grist to the ground.



Extended Version: 4 sec.


[00:46:38][00:55:53]

Kyle opens the bullet casing.



Extended Version: 8 sec.


[00:46:41][00:56:05]

The men wait.



Extended Version: 4 sec.


[00:46:44][00:56:11]

The men stand around.



Extended Version: 4 sec.


[00:46:46][00:56:18]

Kyle fumbles around at the car. Then he pulls out a wire.



Extended Version: 8 sec.


[00:46:53][00:56:34]

Kyle puts a wire to the car battery.



Extended Version: 4 sec.


[00:46:56][00:56:41]

Kyle closes the hood. The men stand around.



Extended Version: 7 sec.


[00:47:00][00:56:53]

The men stand around. Kyle prepares the car.



Extended Version: 9 sec.


[00:47:09][00:57:11]

The men look around. Kyle creates an ignition coil towards one of the cars.



Extended Version: 17 sec.


[00:47:26][00:57:44]

Kyle gets away from the cars.



Extended Version: 10 sec.


[00:48:05][00:58:30]

Dave is shown again inside the car.



Extended Version: 2 sec.


[00:48:25][00:58:52]

The ignition coil burns.



Extended Version: 1 sec.


[00:48:31][00:58:58]

Dave swears.



Extended Version: 1 sec.


[00:49:06][00:59:34]

Kyle is shown a little longer.



Extended Version: 2 sec.


[00:49:08][00:59:37]

The car is shown earlier.



Extended Version: 3 sec.


[00:49:18][00:59:49]

Kyle is shown longer in the car.



Extended Version: 2 sec.


[00:49:50][01:00:24]

Cut to Kyle and his pursuers.



Extended Version: 3 sec.


[00:49:54][01:00:30]

The car drives behind the hill.



Extended Version: 3 sec.


[00:50:03][01:00:43]

The cars are shown earlier.



Extended Version: 2 sec.


[00:50:16][01:00:58]

Two additional shots during the chase scene.



Extended Version: 4 sec.


[00:51:04][01:01:51]

The sarge swears.



Extended Version: 1 sec.


[00:51:05][01:01:53]

The sarge tells teh guys that they need to start chasing him again.



Extended Version: 3 sec.


[00:51:22][01:02:13]

The men get on.



Extended Version: 3 sec.


[00:51:55][01:02:49]

Cece is being chased longer.



Extended Version: 3 sec.


[00:52:45][01:03:41]

Kyle drives around the corner and is shown earlier during the next scene.



Extended Version: 4 sec.


[00:52:57][01:03:57]

Kyle looks around.



Extended Version: 2 sec.


[00:53:01][01:04:04]

The police car is shown earlier.



Extended Version: 1 sec.


[00:53:46][01:04:49]

The police car is shown earlier.



Extended Version: 3 sec.


[00:55:12][01:06:16]

The sheriff eats his sandwich.



Extended Version: 3 sec.


[00:55:46][01:06:52]

Dave closes his eyes.



Extended Version: 3 sec.


[00:57:34][01:08:44]

Jenny says "Kyle", then quiets down.



Extended Version: 4 sec.


[01:00:28][01:11:42]

Dave says that he is there soon and gets his gun out of the nightstand.



Extended Version: 20 sec.


[01:02:10][01:13:42]

Jenny brings some sweets.



Extended Version: 10 sec.


[01:03:18][01:14:58]

Jenny is shown earlier.



Extended Version: 9 sec.


[01:04:26][01:16:09]

The car is shown earlier.



Extended Version: 6 sec.


[01:05:48][01:17:37]

Kyle is being dragged out the car.



Extended Version: 22 sec.


[01:06:11][01:18:20]

Cut to Kyle.



Extended Version: 4 sec.


[01:08:19][01:20:30]

The dog is shown earlier.



Extended Version: 2 sec.


[01:08:44][01:21:00]

The men walk into the hall longer.



Extended Version: 2 sec.


[01:10:36][01:22:53]

Big Ben says that they should stand in a circle. Then he shows them why they call him Big Ben.



Extended Version: 9 sec.


[01:16:11][01:28:35]

One of the men joins the group and asks whether or not it still hurts.



Extended Version: 6 sec.


[01:16:25][01:28:55]

The boys are not too keen regarding the idea.



Extended Version: 6 sec.


[01:16:30][01:29:06]

One of the men climbs down the ladder.



Extended Version: 6 sec.


[01:16:51][01:29:32]

Sarge is standing on the jetty longer.



Extended Version: 4 sec.


[01:17:09][01:29:53]

Kyle gets out the car and into the boat.



Extended Version: 19 sec.


[01:17:20][01:30:23]

Kyle starts the motor and drives off.



Extended Version: 8 sec.


[01:17:41][01:30:51]

The car is shown earlier.



Extended Version: 1 sec.


[01:18:40][01:31:49]

The car is shown longer. Then follows a cut to Kyle.



Extended Version: 11 sec.


[01:19:02][01:32:22]

Kyle fills up the bottles with gasoline.



Extended Version: 9 sec.


[01:19:09][01:32:38]

Kyle goes away and puts the bottle on the jetty.



Extended Version: 17 sec.


[01:19:44][01:33:28]

The boat drives off.



Extended Version: 1 sec.


[01:20:11][01:33:56]

Kyle lights the rags.



Extended Version: 2 sec.


[01:21:12][01:34:58]

Kyle kicks the ferry.



Extended Version: 2 sec.


[01:21:39][01:35:28]

The men walk off.



Extended Version: 4 sec.


[01:21:42][01:35:35]

The men are shown earlier.



Extended Version: 9 sec.


[01:22:45][01:36:42]

Cece is shown a little earlier.



Extended Version: 2 sec.


[01:23:08][01:37:06]

Cece is shown a little earlier.



Extended Version: 2 sec.


[01:23:37][01:37:38]

Sarge says that Cece should shut up.



Extended Version: 1 sec.


[01:24:18][01:38:20]

Cut to the man, then back to the group.



Extended Version: 5 sec.


[01:24:54][01:39:00]

Kyle puts the crate down and pushes the boat away.



Extended Version: 4 sec.


[01:25:02][01:39:12]

The three guys in the car is shown earlier.



Extended Version: 2 sec.


[01:25:05][01:39:17]

Kyle is shown earlier.



Extended Version: 7 sec.


[01:25:55][01:40:16]

The men are shown longer.



Extended Version: 1 sec.


[01:27:36][01:41:57]

Kyle is shown earlier.



Extended Version: 2 sec.


[01:27:52][01:42:14]

Kyle is shown holding the dynamite.



Extended Version: 3 sec.


[01:28:39][01:43:03]

Jenny is shown longer.



Extended Version: 2 sec.
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