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  • Theatrical Version
  • Unrated Version
Release: Mar 13, 2008 - Author: KoRn - Translator: klepp - external link: IMDB
The bar code "47" has been tattooed to his neck and besides his name Agent 47 (Timothy Olyphant) nothing else is known about him. He is a killer with principles and nerves of steel, but the hunter is made into the hunted easily. He gets into a political power game and is the target of Interpol and the Russian military now. Avoiding his hunters' attacks, Agent 47 wants to find out, why he is wanted dead and who is behind this. However, the biggest threat is in the mysterious and attractive Nika (Olga Kurylenko)...

Hitman is another recently released video-game adaptation that many fans have been waiting for
The attempt, to bring games to the screen as live-action movies, has failed in most cases. From Resident Evil to Bloodrayne and Alone in the Dark, movies have been crushed by fans and critics. Only Silent Hill was able to surprise the critics. Concerning optics, story and characters, this one might be the one to keep it most close to its origin.
Even though Hitman tries to live up to its game base and therefore has a balded protagonist with a bar code on the back of his head, the choice to cast Olyphant for the leading role might not have been such a good idea. Agent 47 is stone cold and calculating in the games, without compassion or any other sign of emotional reaction. Here, Olyphant plays the part much more human and compassionate. An appearance as Jean Reno showed it in Luc Besson's Léon, would have probably been more suitable for the part in Hitman. The coolness, that Reno shows doing his jobs in every scene is unfortunately never reached by Olyphant.
Hitman is certainly not the worst game-adaptation, but it falls short of its possibilities. The Unrated version, that has been released in the USA, is worth being called so, because solely violent scenes have been added. Those make the movie even harder, which is natural for a movie about a professional killer. In that way, it can clearly be recommended to buy the Unrated version.


Unrated: 01:30.27 min. including end credits
Theatrical Version: 01:28.47 min. including end credits

Unrated: 01.26.43 min. excluding end credits
Theatrical Version: 01:25.10 min. excluding end credits

Comparison between the Theatrical Version: 20th Century Fox and the US-DVD: 20th Century Fox - Unrated (Not Rated).


Total amount of 23 cuts = 63 seconds (1 min. 3sec.) (added cut times)


Note from the translator:
Abbreviations, being used:
UR: Unrated
TV: Theatrical version

05.55
The rebels' leader cuts off the tortured man's arm with a machete.
12 sec.



Alternative footage:
time index UR: 06.07
time index TV: 05.52

In the Unrated we see that the arm is being cut off, which is missing in the Theatrical Version.
no time difference

Theatrical Version:
Unrated:




Alternative footage:
time index UR: 06.46
time index TV: 06.31

Shortly before the tortured man explodes, we see that he's missing his arm in the Unrated version.
no time difference

Theatrical Version:
Unrated:




Alternative footage:
time index UR: 12.42
time index TV: 12.27

At the Russian president's head-shot, there is way more blood in the Unrated.
no time difference

Theatrical Version:
Unrated:




Alternative footage:
time index UR: 19.57
time index TV: 19.43

After Agent 47 got trapped in the hotel, he shoots two opponents. This has been edited differently in the two versions.
3 sec.
Theatrical Version:
Unrated:




20.26
Additional scene of a soldier pressing the button of the elevator. Agent 47 opens the hatch of the elevator and looks inside.
3 sec.



20.32
Agent 47 shoots his opponents in the elevator bloodily, climbs down, presses the button for the first floor and disappears through the opening in the roof.
20 sec.



43.2042.38 1
The flashback to Nika's past is much longer in the Unrated. We see Belicoff, beating her with a riding crop, while some rich guys are making fun of it. In the Theatrical Version we only see the first hit.
27 sec.



Alternative footage:
time index UR: 55.05
time index TV: 53.56

Agent 47 shoots the two bodyguards extremely gory in the Unrated. In the Theatrical Version we only see 47 shooting.
2 sec.

Theatrical Version:
Unrated:




Alternative footage:
time index UR: 57.29
time index TV: 56.18

Udre licks drugs from a prostitute's thigh. This is only indicated in the Theatrical Version.
4 sec.
Theatrical Version:
Unrated:




59.46
Additional shot of the two bodyguards being shot by Agent 47.
1 sec.



59.59
Another thug is shot while escaping.
1 sec.




Alternative footage:
time index UR: 01:00.21
time index TV: 00:59.05

Agent 47 shoots another thug. In the Unrated this is in a close up and a little longer, in the Theatrical Version it is in a medium shot and shorter.
1 sec.

Theatrical Version:
Unrated:




01:01.17
The Unrated shows Agent 47 shooting Udre. He falls backwards into the pool.
7 sec.




Alternative editing:
time index UR: 01:16.25
time index TV: 01.15.02

In the Theatrical Version Agent 47 throws Belicoff to the ground before he opens fire on Belicoff's bodyguards. In the Unrated this happens after the shooting.
no time difference


01:16.27
In the Unrated there is another scene of the bodyguards getting shot.
2 sec.




Alternative footage:
time index UR: 01:16.44
time index TV: 01:15.17

Agent 47 shoots some more soldiers. In the Unrated we see it in a close shot, in the Theatrical Version in a long shot.
no time difference
Theatrical Version:
Unrated:




Alternative footage:
time index DC: 01:16.47
time index TV: 01:15.21

Some more soldiers have to bite the dust. In the Theatrical Version, this is at least as bloody as in the Unrated.
2 sec.

Theatrical Version:
Unrated:




01:16.51
47 shoots the lock earlier.
1 sec.



01:16.28 TV
In the Theatrical Version there is an additional shot of the opposing hitman, throwing his elbow in the direction of Agent 47.
1 sec.



01:17.57
47 is earlier thrown away by the thug.
1 sec.



01:17.58
The opposing hitman's face is seen a bit longer. Then cut to Agent 47, throwing his opponent's ear to the ground. Belicoff looks over, horrified.
4 sec.



01:19.58
Agent 47 aims for Belicoff, the camera pans to the window and blood is spattering on the pane. In the Theatrical Version, we only see 47 in a close shot pulling the trigger.
2 sec.

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