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Aquarius

1.04 Home Is Where You’re Happy

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  • TV Version
  • Blu-ray
Release: Jun 20, 2016 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Compared are the censored US TV Version on NBC and the uncensored Blu-ray Version (German Blu-ray by New KSM)


- 29 differences, including 8 scenes with altered audio & 9 scenes with alternate footage
- Length difference: 259.5 sec (= 4:10 min)



Compared to the two other characters he is famous for, Fox Mulder and Hank Moody, David Duchonvy plays a rather nice L.A.P.D. cop in Aquarius. Here, he has to deal with the hippie community of Charles Manson. The initial situation is quite interesting and the characters evolve during the first season. Similar to the Netflix shows House of Cards and Daredevil, the entire season was made available in May 2015. But contrary to the two mentioned shows, Aquarius also aired on NBC at the same time. These TV Versions are als the versions one got to see online. As the topic already implies and as seen on Hannibal recently, some things were too explicit for US TV - especially the sexual references.

While the differences on Hannibal are rather redundant but with Aquarius, the situation is entirely different. Here, there are absurd alterations like removing swear words such as "God!"/Jesus!" or bare breasts but in addition to that, a lot of further alterations for the TV-14 rating have been made. Also, the TV Version lacks a few plot scenes. For that reason, it is quite delightful that the uncensored versions are available on Blu-ray and DVD.

Episode 1x04 ("Home Is Where You're Happy") does not contains as many differences as the previous one. Also, the focus lies on what is important - more or less: Basically, the alterations have a censorship background. A few more longer scenes make a length difference of more than 4 minutes. Due to Ed's confrontation with his boss and Emma's and Sadie's hitching, there is more depth to the characters. Kind of sad that this has been removed for time reasons.



Time index refers to
TV Version in NTSC / Blu-ray
Missing recap in the Blu-ray Version (no screenshots) which explains the length difference.


02:18 / 01:25-01:27

The shot of Brian starts earlier and Sam makes a rather rude comment: "(...arms like bat wings,) tits like pendulums, (three housecats...)"

1.8 sec




03:10 / 02:19-02:22

The shot begins slightly earlier which gives a topless dancer the opportunity to show what she has got.

As a consequence thereof, the barmaid's comment is a little shorter: "(No.) Never did. (Guess I should have.)"

2.6 sec




06:02 / 05:13-05:14

Sam a moment longer after "For Pete's sake."
It is not to be heard clearly, he mumbles "What the f..." resp. it is probably so mumbly on purpose.

0.6 sec




Alternate
06:24-06:27 / 05:36-05:39

Alternate take of Sam.

TV Version: "Cut the act. I'm not a 16-year-old girl."
Blu-ray: "Cut the shit. I'm not a 16-year-old girl."

no difference

TV VersionBlu-ray




06:32 / 05:44-05:46

Charles asserts one more time "I swear on Jesus Christ." before "Look around" is being said.

2.6 sec




07:37 / 06:50-07:01

The Blu-ray contains additional dialog.
Rue: "What are you doing to my clothes?"
Sadie: "Making you a little gift of love."
Rue is not exactly thrilled: "These are my good clothes."

In the TV Version, the previous shot of Sadie is a few insignificant frames longer (no screenshots).

Blu-ray 10.1 sec longer




Altered Audio Track
07:41 / 07:05

The shot itself is identical but the comment differs due to same bad words of Rue's.

TV Version: "You guys left the fridge open?"
Blu-ray: "God damn it, you left the fucking fridge open."

Screenshot to illustrate the scene




Altered Audio Track
09:57-10:06 / 09:21-09:30

After "Why?", an entire comment has been removed from the audio track due to Rue's choice of words: "They fucked up my fucking living room, Charlie."

After an identical comment, another word of the subsequent one has been removed and the following sentence is also missing: "My kitchen's a fucking mess, man. They went through all of my shit. (You should see this place.)"

Screenshot to illustrate the scene




10:49 / 10:13-10:59

After Ed hangs up, his superior (Lieutenant Priore) criticizes him on Blu-ray.

Ed: "Friendly. A little joking."
Priore: "Listen, nobody ever said that Hodiak was an easy guy. Not surprised it ended in tears. But now I'm looking to you."
Ed: "Looking to me to...?"
Priore: "To keep peace, to be a man. This place, I am so grateful to have somebody I can tell the captain, Yes, he is an adult, so be an adult."
Ed: "Okay."
Priore: "Thank you. Uh, look, when Hodiak gets back, come see me."
Ed: "Why?"
Priore: "To prove that you're communicating, amicable divorce. Sunshine, roses. It's not my problem."
Ed: "Okay, we're fine. You don't need to do--"
Priore: "Yeah, I know, but it's my job whether or not I like it, and guess how much I care if you like it."

45.9 sec




18:48 / 18:57-19:02

Ken is attacked longer on the toilet: He puts him on the toilet seat.

5 sec




18:50 / 19:04-19:14

Ken now faces the wall and gets raped by the guy.

9.4 sec




Alternate
23:22-23:24 / 23:46-23:48

Additional take on Blu-ray. In the TV Version, the following shot begins earlier - Brians swears differently.

TV Version: "Damn."
Blu-ray: "Oh, shit."

Blu-ray 0.4 sec longer

TV VersionBlu-ray




Altered Audio Track
23:49 / 24:13

After telling Brian about the trick, Sam mumbles "Pussy" while walking by - but only on Blu-ray.

Screenshot to illustrate the scene




23:54 / 24:17-26:31

After the scene at the police station, there is an additional scene with Emma and Sadie on a deserted road. They intend to hitch back home and Emma blames herself for the Rue incident and expresses her affection for Charles. Sadie stands next to her and takes off her top to hitch a ride.

A car does not stop and Sadie yells: "What's wrong with you? We're two pretty, young, vulnerable girls! Clearly blind!"
Emma: "They're not interested."
Sadie: "Look, I can get any guy who likes trim begging in a minute."
Emma: "Sure, then he kicks us out."
Sadie: "What's your problem?"
Emma: "What are we gonna tell Charlie about what happened?"
Sadie: "We're gonna tell him the truth. The guy was a crazed lunatic, and he attacked us."
Emma: "I just-- I feel like I flunked."
Sadie: "Why would you think that?"
Emma: "He sent me away. That whole thing, it was a test. You know it was."
Sadie: "No! He trusts you, Cherry. He sent you on a mission. An important one."
Emma: "And I messed up."
Sadie: "No, he messed up. Mr. Eensy Mushroom."
Emma: "I wanted to do a good thing for Charlie. I care about it, you know?"
Sadie: "We love you, too. You know that, right? I feel like I've known you forever, like you're my sister. Shut up, Sadie. God, I sound so stupid."
Emma: "No, you don't. It was dumb to be scared of a little fun."
Sadie: "You're a natural! You just didn't know because your legs were closed. Okay? You know what I think? I think we're on an adventure, and in the end, we're gonna be back with Charlie telling him stories, and he's gonna be laughing his ass off."
While saying that, she got topless and Emma asks: "What are you doing?"
Sadie: "Getting us a ride."
Wearing less clothes, the next car stops and Sadie says: "Okay, now go sit in the front seat with your skirt hiked up so he buys us lunch."

133.6 sec (= 2:14 min)




Altered Audio Track
24:25 / 27:02

Ed says off-screen: "(Aw,) Jesus!"

Screenshot to illustrate the scene




Altered Audio Track
24:32 / 27:09

Rick in the car: "This is the worst fucking milk shake, like, ever."

Screenshot to illustrate the scene




29:58 / 32:35-32:37

Brian longer at the office.

2 sec




Altered Audio Track
31:50 / 34:29

Different insult regarding gay people on the Blu-ray.

TV Version: "Thought you were a faggot."
Blu-ray: "Thought you were a fag."

Screenshot to illustrate the scene




Altered Audio Track
32:08 / 34:47

Wen Brian gets out of the car, he actually yells: "God damn it!"

Screenshot to illustrate the scene




32:24 / 35:03-35:23

When Brian paints over "Nigger Lover", he provoces his hostile neighbor with a sarcastic comment: "Oh, hey, Howard. I know. Awful, right? What's worse is I have no idea who did it, how about you? What? Oh, no, no, Howard, that's okay. I got it, thank you."

20 sec




32:30 / 35:29-35:34

Sam gets out of the car.

5 sec




Alternate
32:32-32:34 / 35:36-35:37

The TV Version here contains a distance shot.
On Blu-ray, the following shot starts slightly earlier (no screenshots).

TV Version 1.2 sec longer




Alternate
34:49-34:54 / 37:52-37:57

Alternate shot of Charles and his entourage - with a topless in the background on Blu-ray.

Blu-ray 0.2 sec longer

TV VersionBlu-ray




Alternate
34:57-35:01 / 38:00-38:04

Sadie taking acid after an identical shot.

TV Version 0.5 sec longer

TV VersionBlu-ray




35:04 / 38:07-38:09

Charles earlier.

1.8 sec




35:10 / 38:12-38:25

Commercial break in the TV Version. As a consequence thereof, further introductory shot regarding the confrontation between Ken and Charles have been removed.

12.6 sec




Alternate
36:08-36:10 / 39:22-39:24

Alternate take of Charles before he points Ken's gun barrel at his forehead - again because the Blu-ray shows a topless woman in the background.

no difference

TV VersionBlu-ray




39:17 / 42:31-42:39

Ken emphasizes his determination: "I will die out there."
Cut to Grace.

7.8 sec




Altered Audio Track
39:45 / 43:07

Removed comment when Charles talks insistently to tripping Emma: "(He locked me up, too, to teach me a lesson.) And I fucking learned. (So I found my truth inside me.)"

Screenshot to illustrate the scene

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