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Release: Dec 06, 2009 - Author: brainbug1602 - Translator: Mr Miau - external link: IMDB
Comparison between the Theatrical Version (taken from the US-DVD) and the TV version broadcasted by the FX network.

About the movie:

The seventh part of the Halloween series takes place 20 years after the events of the original. Laurie Strode has a new identity and is the head of an elite school. Despite her new identity she suffers from panic attacks what burdens the relation to both her son John and her lover Will. Myers is stil alive and eventually finds her. On Halloween he watches for her at her school, where John and his friends are having a party as well...


About the different versions:

The FX network broadcasted an alternative cut of the movie. Despite removing some violence (the murder of Sarah is completely missing and the corpses of Jimmy and his friend aren't visible as well), this version adds some new additions to the storyline that even the Workprint didn't offer. Furthermore, every swear word has been either completely removed or overdubbed for the American TV. A list of the removerd cursings can be found at the end of this article.

One of the biggest advantages of this new version is that Ronny doesn't reappears after his alleged death, besides that there are many other rather small changes that do not change the movie much.

The first time designation refers to the DVD, the second one to the TV version.
Image quality comparison:

DVD:



TV version:




Running times:

DVD: 85:55 min. (NTSC)
TV: 90:01 min. (NTSC, Ending credits run faster)

The TV version runs 4% faster than the original.
[00:01:47][00:01:50]

Ms. Wittington walks a bit longer on the porch, then another cut to the car.



TV: 7 sec.


[00:01:51][00:02:01]

The TV version cuts to the backyard.



TV: 3 sec.


[00:03:15][00:03:32]

The camera pans through the flat.



TV: 16 sec.


[00:03:26][00:03:57]

Another short tracking shot through the flat can be seen in the TV version.



TV: 4 sec.


[00:03:32][00:04:06]

Jimmy walks through the flat.



TV: 6 sec.


[00:03:54][00:04:35]

The camera pans through the room in which the leaves are lying scattered on the ground.



TV: 10 sec.


[00:03:59][00:04:50]

Jimmy leaves the room.



TV: 11 sec.


[00:04:16][00:05:18]

The TV version lacks the part in which Jimmy pockets the beer bottles.



Original Version (OV): 7 sec.


[00:05:34][00:06:32]

The beginning of the scene in which the boys walk back is missing:

Jimmy: "We got beer! Yes!"



OV: 5 sec.


[00:06:20][00:07:17]

Another cut of Ms. Wittington, who is walking towards the desk.



TV: 5 sec.


[00:06:24][00:07:27]

Ms. Wittington can be seen a bit earlier.



TV: 3 sec.


[00:06:31][00:07:35]

Ms. Wittington is walking down the corridor.



TV: 8 sec.


[00:07:25][00:08:39]

After Ms. Wittington entered Jimmy's house the both version take different courses of action.

In the Theatrical Version she walks through the house and discovers Jimmy's corpse. She wants to exit through the back door but finds the other boy's corpse there. Myers enters through the back door, takes a knife and chases the fleeing Ms. Wittington through the house. He gets distracted by the police sirens and Ms. Wittington manages to knock him down. He grabs her foot, causing her to stumble.



In the TV version she walks through the house calling for Jimmy longer. Myers enters through the back door and takes a knife. Ms Wittington sees him and flees. She tries to exit through the front door but it is stuck. She continues to race through the house, Myers following her. He gets distracted by the police sirens and Ms. Wittington manages to knock him down. He grabs her foot, causing her to stumble. The policemen can be seen a bit earlier.



OV: 53 sec.
TV: 1:29 min.


[00:08:20][00:10:10]

The policemen look around longer.



TV: 5 Sek.


[00:08:40][00:10:36]

Only the OV features the scene of Myers cutting Ms. Wittingtons throat.



OV: 5 sec.


[00:19:29][00:21:38]

The car can be seen earlier.



TV: 13 sec.


[00:19:38][00:21:59]

The car can be seen longer.



TV: 3 sec.


[00:20:01][00:22:27]

The OV features a cut to the two cars.



In the TV version the camera pans to Myers car. The OV now shows Myers looking out of the toilet door, watching the mother and her daughter.



OV: 3 sec.
TV: 26 sec.


[00:24:52][00:27:52]

There's another tracking shot over the entrance in the TV version.



TV: 17 sec.


[00:26:57][00:30:15]

There's a new scene in the TV version in which John and Charlie are walking down the street. Charlie says that John should seize the night to get closer to Molly. John answers that Molly isn't that easy to get close to. In the background one sees Myers' car driving though the streets.



TV: 45 sec.


[00:33:03][00:37:20]

The TV version shows an alternative scene of John walking down the street after the argument.

OV:



TV:



OV: 2 sec.
TV: 10 sec.


[00:40:33][00:45:17]

The TV version offers more scenes showing the students get into the busses and the dialogue of Laurie is removed. The OV shows a different shot.

OV:



TV:



OV: 3 sec.
TV: 26 sec.


[00:40:39][00:45:46]

When the busses start driving away the TV version shows another scene as well.

OV:



TV:



OV: 4 sec.
TV: 8 sec.


[00:40:52][00:46:03]

The busses can be seen in another shot.



TV: 13 sec.


[00:48:17][00:53:59]

Some dialogue is missing in the TV version.

Will asks the girls what they want to do this evening. Sarah answers ironically that they want to sneak to the city to get drunk and raped. She asks Will whether he wants to join in, but he declines the offer because he wants to have his nippels pierced. Will leaves the room and the girls get ready for the evening.



In the TV version on sees a cut to the girls and afterwards Will leaving the room instead.



OV: 30 sec.
TV: 6 sec.


[00:50:31][00:55:53]

Laurie and Will are in the kitchen. While Will is carving the pumpkin he tells a stry from his youth. His father caught his mother cheating on him. He beat her up and blamed him, too, because he as the oldest son should have told him about. He never forgave him.



TV: 2:14 min.


[00:52:04][00:59:44]

Some dialogue of Will is missing. He says, that it is just like the witness protection program and asks how they got it.



OV: 9 sec.


[00:52:21][00:59:51]

Again some dialogue is missing in the TV version.

Will adds "Well that's...sucky".



OV: 5 sec.


[00:57:48][01:05:26]

The TV version cuts to Charlie again when he is reaching for the corkscrew.



TV: 9 sec.


[00:58:03][01:05:50]

Myers comes closer to Charlie.



TV: 4 sec.


[00:59:13][01:07:08]

The TV version lacks Sarah bending over and discovering Charlie's throat cut open.



OV: 5 sec.


[00:59:26][01:07:16]

A cut to Sarah going to Charlie, then to Myers.



OV: 3 sec.


[00:59:34][01:07:23]

The beginning of the scene in which Sarah is being hit by the knife is missing.



OV: 1 sec.


[00:59:43][01:07:30]

A scene has been moved in the TV version.

She rides the elevator further up and her leg gets stuck when she wants to get out. Myers cuts the hoisting rope and the elevator crashes onto her leg.



The TV version shows this scnee later.

OV: 36 sec.


[01:00:40][01:07:52]

The OV shows Sarah dragging herself injured through the kitchen. Myers appears and stabs her several times.



At this point the TV version features the scene mentioned before. However, the shot of Sarah's leg being squashed is missing.



OV: 32 sec.
TV: 25 sec.


[01:01:24][01:08:29]

In the Theatrical Version John and Molly enter the kitchen and discover the trail of blood. They follow it to the storeroom and find Sarah's corpse there.



In the TV version the two are walking through the kitchen when suddenly Myers appears behind them.



OV: 1:05 min.
TV: 25 sec.


[01:02:33][01:08:59]

There's another cut to Myers chasing John and Molly in the TV version.



TV: 6 sec.


[01:03:10][01:09:43]

The beginning of the scene in which Myers stabs John's leg is missing.



OV: 1 sec.


[01:03:18][01:09:50]

A new shot shows Molly helping John to get up.



TV: 2 sec.


[01:03:24][01:09:58]

Myers pursues them.



TV: 4 sec.


[01:03:38][01:10:17]

Another cut to Myers.



TV: 10 sec.


[01:06:27][01:13:22]

The TV version shows an alternative scene when Laurie bends over to Ronie.

In the OV one sees Ronny's blood on her hand.



In the TV version we see her from a different point of view.



OV: 4 sec.
TV: 6 sec.


[01:06:34][01:13:31]

The murder of Will is different in the TV version.

In the OV we see Will being speared and lifted up by Myers before he lets him fall down. Laurie flees, the blood still visible on her hand.



The TV version only offers a shot of Myers killing Will from a more distant point of view. Laurie going down the corridor.



OV: 18 sec.
TV: 12 sec.


[01:06:56][01:13:47]

A shot of Laurie is missing.

Laurie: "Oh, fuck!"



OV: 1 Sek.


[01:07:52][01:14:44]

Myers is walking down the stairs.



TV: 5 sec.


[01:07:54][01:14:50]

Myers approaches the three.



TV: 6 sec.


[01:10:01][01:17:08]

Myers is going down the corridor. We then see several shots of Laurie running through the building.



TV: 48 sec.


[01:10:29][01:18:25]

The OV shows Myers being hit by the axe, in the TV version Laurie can be seen longer instead.

OV:



TV:



OV: 1 sec.
TV: 1 sec.


[01:10:30][01:18:26]

The shot of Laurie being brushed by the knife is missing.



OV: 1 sec.


[01:11:11][01:19:07]

More cuts of Myers and Laurie hiding under the table.



TV: 9 sec.


[01:11:31][01:19:36]

The camera pans through the room.



TV: 7 sec.


[01:11:55][01:20:08]

Laurie is rolling over the floor. Then a cut to Myers knocking the tables over.



TV: 5 sec.


[01:11:56][01:20:14]

Another cut to Myers.



TV: 2 sec.


[01:12:00][01:20:18]

Laurie is rolling over the floor.



TV: 2 sec.


[01:12:03][01:20:24]

The TV version shows Myers knocking tables over and Laurie fleeing a lot longer.



The Theatrical Version only offers two short alternative shots instead.



OV: 3 sec.
TV: 37 sec.


[01:12:11][01:20:57]

A short shot of Myers being pierced by the flag is missing.



OV: 0,5 sec.


[01:13:12][01:21:59]

Laurie stabbing Myers several times can't be seen in the TV version.



OV: 6 sec.


[01:14:20][01:23:04]

In the OV Laurie is walking towards Myers, pulls the knife out of his chest and wants to continue stabbing him. Suddenly Ronny shows up and prevents her from doing so. The scene fades to the view of an ambulance. Ronny is telling his wife that he wants to write a romantic thriller.



The TV version fades to Myers and the camera pans upwards. Then it cuts to Laurie.



OV: 59 sec.
TV: 9 sec.


[01:15:58][01:23:53]

The car is driving down the road.



TV: 6 sec.


[01:16:21][01:24:23]

The car can be seen again.



TV: 8 sec.


[01:16:36][01:24:47]

The original shows the car, the TV version two alternative cuts instead.

OV:



TV:



OV: 1 sec.
TV: 9 sec.


[01:16:51][01:25:10]

The car is driving.



TV: 9 sec.


[01:18:06][01:26:37]

The TV version lacks the sight of Myers being hit and getting stuck between the car and the tree. Instead we can see an alternative shot of the car.

OV:



TV:



OV: 4 sec.
TV: 3 sec.


[01:20:23][01:28:59]

Myers beheading is missing as well as the last shot of Laurie.



OV: 18 sec.



Censored dialogues:


[00:01:58][00:02:11]

Jimmy: No shit? -> No Way

Ms. Wittington: No shit. -> No Kidding.

[00:03:57][00:04:48]

Jimmy: Hoo. Shit. -> Hoo.

[00:04:30][00:05:26]

Jimmy: Shit! ->

[00:05:48][00:06:44]

Ms. Wittington: Shit. -> Shoot.

[00:09:55][00:11:50]

Police officer: Fuck me.-> Holy crap.

[00:18:45][00:20:53]

Molly: The bursar's being such a dick. ->

[00:19:43]

Mutter: When I was a little gir, we used to pee in the woods. ->

[00:25:50][00:29:05]

Ronny: Fuck me! Shit. -> ...me. Shoot.

Ronny: You scared the shit out of me. -> You scared the snot out of me.

[00:26:37][00:29:54]

Ronny's wife: Ronny don't you get your ass fired -> Ronny don't you get your butt fired

[00:28:25][00:32:31]

Laurie: He's finally tired of my bullshit. -> He's finally tired of my bullcrap.

[00:28:30][00:32:36]

Laurie: Are you tired of my bullshit? -> Are you tired of my bullcrap?

[00:31:32][00:35:46]

Laurie: What the fuck do you think you're doing? -> What the frick do you think you're doing?

Laurie: ...of all the days for you to pull this shit. -> ...of all the days for you to pull this stop.

[00:32:24][00:36:41]

John: Because of all the shit that's going on in your had is leakin' out on me. -> Because of all the stuff that's going on in your had is leakin' out on me.

[00:43:26][00:48:56]

Ronny: You don't expect me to fall for that shit. -> You don't expect me to fall for that stuff.

Ronny: Oh, shit honey, someone's back. -> Oh, sure honey, someone's back.

[00:45:27][00:51:03]

Ronnys wife: You always fuckin' doin' this. -> You always doin' this.

[00:55:26][01:02:58]

Laurie: Shit ->

[00:56:02][01:03:36]

Laurie: Fuck -> Damn it.

[00:56:47][01:04:24]

Sarah: You shit. -> You jerk.

[00:57:35][01:05:13]

Charlie: Shit. -> Shoot

[00:58:48][01:06:41]

Sarah: Shit. -> Damn.

[00:59:01][01:06:54]

Sarah: Fuck. -> Damn it.

[00:59:21][01:07:11]

Sarah: Oh shit. Oh my god. -> Oh my god. Oh my god.

[01:03:46][01:10:34]

Molly: Fuck! -> Damn!

[01:03:51][01:10:40]

John: Find the fucking keys! -> Freakin' keys!

[01:03:55][01:10:44]

Molly: Fuck! -> Damn it!

Molly: Oh... shit! -> Oh... damn!

[01:04:20][01:11:10]

John: Somebody open the fucking door! -> Somebody open the freaking door!

[01:07:55][01:14:57]

John: Shit! -> Shoot/Shut up?
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