Release: Apr 21, 2015 - Author: IamAlex - Translator: Tony Montana
Compared are the Video Version (VV) and the Extended Version aka The Full Length Short Film (TFLSF)
The Full Length Short Film is 6 Min 05 Sec longer.
Video Version : 07 Min 25 Sec
The Full Length Short Film (TFLSF): 13 Min 30 Sec
There is also a pure music version without any plot scene but it remains uncertain if it is an official version or if it has been edited by a Youtube user.
The beginning of the TFLSF Version contains more footage of the emperor temple:
TFLSF is 13 sec longer.
In the Video Version, the boys are at the lounge, preparing for their gig when suddenly someone knocks at the door and they are being picked up by a woman.
Monolog of Jared (subtitled in Chinese), then he asks Matthew how much time they had left. When he hears Chinese sounds in the distance, a picture that has a piece of cloth in it, probably a drawing of the Chinese emperor temple, falls off the wall. Now, the woman enters and asks the boys to come with her.
1 min 29 sec
TFLSF is 1 min 8 sec longer.
After the lights went out, the shot in the dark (no pun intended) is loger in the TFLSF Version. Furthermore, Jared says "What is that?".
Extended shot of the gate being opened.
TFLSF is 7 sec longer.
Extended shot of the boys after they got rid of the cloths.
In the TFLSF Version, the boys are coming out of the building while they are already getting up the stairs in the VV.
TFLSF ist 1 Sec lšnger.
Extended shot of the boys walking up the stairs.
First a shot from behind of the boys walking up the stairs, followed by another one of from the front.
The shot of the emperor's guard lining up is longer in the TFLSF Version. Subsequently, they approach the emperor and his retinue in order to kneel down. In the VV, they are already standing in front of him plus it has been shot from a further distance.
TFLSF is 21 sec longer.
The speech already starts while the boys are bowing down in the VV while the speech doesn't begin in the TFLSF until they are done bowing down. As a result, the comments are in different scenes. Moreover, both of the version contain exclusive footage plus the TFLSF Version is longer again. Counting the time difference starts with the beginning of the speech in the VV.
TFLSF ist 9 Sec lšnger.
The four women are coming down the stairs in a different way. Easy to spot when looking at the women's step sequence. After the boys received the offerings, they are being taken out of the hall in the TFLSF Version.
TFLSF is 40 sec longer.
The song continues with Jared's intro in the VV while the TFLSF Version shows Shannon being taken up the stairs which is the following scene in the VV. Since the TFLSF Version was longer before that scene, there are no differences regarding the snyc of song and images.
Regarding the footage, the VV is 2 sec longer here.
TFLSF is 1 sec longer.
When Shannon is playing the drums, the TFLSF Version shows 4 Chinese women while the VV cuts back and forth from close-up to distance shot.
Screenshots only from the TFLSF.
Now, it gets complicated. The versions are either edited in a different away or contain alternate footage. Time difference has been stopped from the point where the versions start to differ until they are back in sync.
1 Min 21 Sec
TFLSF is 40 sec longer.
The band plays longer in the TFLSF Version.
TFLSF is 6 sec longer.
The Video Version ends here:
The bands leaves and the end credits start, accompanied by their song A Beautiful Lie. (No screenshots for every single detail.)
2 Min 29 Sec Sec
TFLSF is 2 min 27 sec longer.