Release: Oct 01, 2016 - Author: Tony Montana - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Compared are the Recut (German Free TV) and the Uncut Version (German DVDs by Studio Hamburg).
43 differences, consisting of
- 23 removed scenes
- 18 extended scenes
- missing recap and credits (as a result of the recut)
- Total difference: 1655.44 sec resp. 27 min and 35.44 sec
The Fall is a British TV show shot for BBC Two. Its first episode aired on 05/13/2013. The second season started to air on 11/09/2014, a third season has already been announced.
In Germany, the first two seasons also aired but the German network ZDF did not broadcast the original BBC Versions. Instead, they decided to recut the two seasons to longer episodes with an approximate length of 90 minutes each. In order to do so, cuts/alterations were made. Episode 1 (ZDF) consists of episode 1&2 (BBC), episode 2 (ZDF) consists of episode 2-4 (BBC) and episode 3 (ZDF) consists of episode 4-5 (BBC). The chronology of events remains the same (except for a few recuts but I will go into that in the actual comparison) but the Recuts always end during the actual episode (BBC Version) - except for the final episode 5, of course.
The second season does not consist of 5 but of 6 episodes. This made it a little earlier to recut. Now, there always 2 episodes used for 1 recut episode. In other words, episode 1 (ZDF) consists of episode 1&2 (BBC), episode 2 (ZDF) consists of episode 3&4 (BBC) and episode 3 (ZDF) consists of the two final episodes 5&6 (BBC).
Every single episode - whether Recut or BBC/Uncut Version - contains the same opening credits. The title is the same as well. Due to the process of recutting the episodes, the credits are placed differently in the Recut Version. The actual footage however remains unchanged. For that reason, the credits will be mentioned in the comparisons but I will not go into detail and will not be any screenshots for that either. Same goes for the end credits: They will be mentioned but that is it. I would also like to point out that only the Uncut Version contains the end credits. In the Recut Version, they have been cut.
Last but not least, a few words regards the differences of these two versions.
Basically, the Recut Versions are OK to watch. Except for the last two episodes of season 2 because there is just too much stuff missing - espcially when it comes to Katie's and Paul interrogations.
Both the US and UK Blu-ray/DVD release contain the Uncut Version.
Time indes refers to
Recut – Uncut Version.
00:00 / 00:00
Only the Uncut Version fades in after the (other than that identical) recap. The result is a small length difference.
00:50 / 00:52
Paul longer when he is walking around the house. The versions are back in sync when he gets on his knees to pick up a record.
02:10 / 02:36
02:25 / 02:53
Paul longer. Only in the Uncut Version, he puts the page he tore out of his book next to another page on the sink.
02:27 / 03:02
Insignificantly longer shot in the Uncut Version.
02:29 / 03:04
02:30 / 03:06
02:31 / 03:08
02:32 / 03:10
02:34 / 03:12
02:37 / 03:18
The previously mentioned shot of Jim is missing in the Recut. In addition to that, one only gets to hear Eastwood from the off in the Uncut Version.
02:59 / 03:53
A longer sequence is missing here. At first, the briefing about Paul's backgrund continues.
Then Jim's conversation with Father Jensen, a child-molesting priest who knows Paul, in prison. Jim is hoping to get some more information about Paul.
02:59 / 06:30
Paul earlier when he burns his stuff in the sink.
03:16 / 06:51
Jim's conversation with Father Jensen continues. Jim can't believe that Father Jensen does show any sign of remorse.
205.88 sec resp. 3 min 25.88 sec
03:16 / 10:17
The shot with the first recording of Spector's interrogation being played is slightly longer both at the beginning and end. The recrding itself remains unchanged.
04:13 / 11:15
Stella a bit longer.
04:17 / 11:21
Daisy is in front of Katie's house but nobody opens the door. She tries to call Annie but all she gets is the mailbox so she leaves her a message.
Then Katie. Almost the entire message Daisy is leaving for her on the mailbox is audible via voice-over during that shot.
04:17 / 12:17
Paul earlier and longer.
04:22 / 12:26
Mising shot of Paul.
04:22 / 12:29
The beginning of the shot of Paul is missing in the Recut.
04:27 / 12:36
Both the beginning and the part in the middle is missing when Paul puts his phone on the ground and then gets on his knees. In the Recut, he is already on his knees and the phone is already in front of him before he starts smashing the phone with a hammer.
04:39 / 12:56
Missing scene with Stella and Ged. They are looking at thermal images.
05:51 / 14:32
More removed footage for the recut. The cop watching Katie gives a status update. They are tailing Katie to a bridge and learn that she is in love with Paul.
70.56 sec resp. 1 min 10.56 sec
08:30 / 18:21
4 more shots of the stakeout/chase. Still, nobody has eyes on Paul.
08:54 / 18:59
Only the Uncut Version shows Katie entering the hotel. She goes upstairs. Then the cop in front of the hotel, Stella, and finally Katie on her way to Paul's room. The receptionist follows her and attempts to figure out what she is up to.
11:18 / 22:11
After Katie gets cuffed, only the Uncut Version shows her being brought to the squad car. Katie is anything but happy about that.
11:20 / 22:28
The shot of Katie in the back of the squad car is longer. The cop who cuffed her gets in the car, then they drive off.
12:01 / 23:19
Jim and Stella talk about Paul's past as a juvenile.
76.88 sec resp. 1 min 16.88 sec
14:57 / 27:32
When Paul makes some calls to find Liz, the Recut lacks some of the footage/dialog.
16:32 / 29:33
In the Uncut Version, Danielle gives a description of the car James got away with to her fellow cops.
16:52 / 30:05
Missing shot of Paul.
17:09 / 30:25
More missing footage of the surveillance of Paul's house.
Sally Ann takes a look around the house.
61.36 sec resp. 1 min 1.36 sec
20:30 / 34:47
Only the Uncut Version shows Paul in the back of the squad car. Then he is being takes away.
21:39 / 36:42
The beginning of the shot of Sally Ann is missing. As a result, the beginning of her phone conversation is audible via voice-over in the Recut while the entire phone conversation takes place on-screen in the Uncut Version.